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Microsoft targets enterprise with Dynamics AX ERP

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Microsoft hoped recent updates to its Dynamics AX 2012 ERP software would help it grab enterprise-level deals that would ordinarily be won by the likes of Oracle and SAP. To some degree, the strategy appears to be clicking....
Microsoft targets enterprise with Dynamics AX ERP
Apple releases Software Update 1.0 for new MacBook Air

Yahoo launches Instagram-inspired Flickr iPhone app update, adds simple sign-ins, 16 filters and more

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Confirming Marissa Mayer’s commitment to a mobile-first strategy, Yahoo is set to announce the second major overhaul of one of its apps in as many days (following its Yahoo Mail refresh) – a new version of its Flickr iOS app, which has been stripped down, completely redesigned and relaunched in...
Yahoo launches Instagram-inspired Flickr iPhone app update, adds simple sign-ins, 16 filters and more

Quora recognizes its 492 most valuable users with the Top Writers badge

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After raising $50 million, losing one of its cofounders and introducing trending topics, Quora is back with more news; recognizing nearly 500 of its most valuable users with a new “Top Writers” badge. Unlike recent updates that push for greater engagement amongst the larger Quora audience, it looks like this move was largely made...
Quora recognizes its 492 most valuable users with the Top Writers badge

Tumblr refines its Dashboard with simplified settings and the return of blog stats

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Popular blogging hub, Tumblr, has just released a number of new refinements to its Dashboard. All of the changes, which we detail below, have been rolled out to users. Most notably, basic stats are now back in the top right corner for users, a useful feature that had been previously...
Tumblr refines its Dashboard with simplified settings and the return of blog stats

Twitter Launches Tailored Trends Based On Your Location And Who You Follow

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Twitter just announced that it will now personalize its trending topics section based on your location and who you follow. This update, says Twitter, will ensure that the trending topics list will now “show emerging topics that matter more to you.” You will still be able to switch back to...
Twitter Launches Tailored Trends Based On Your Location And Who You Follow

Second Mac malware threat called SabPub rears its head, validating Apple’s decision to disable Java

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In a set of recent updates to Mac OS X, Apple patched a vulnerability in Java that had allowed a Malware infection known as Flashback to spread to some 700K of its computers. Now, a new backdoor Java threat called SabPub has reared its head, validating Apple’s aggressive measures to...
Second Mac malware threat called SabPub rears its head, validating Apple’s decision to disable Java
Ribbon announces in-stream Twitter payments so you can purchase while you tweet

Man gets served on Facebook, literally

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Being unceremoniously dumped online isn't the only indignation made easier by social networks. For the first time, lawyers in the UK have been granted permission to serve a legal suit via Facebook. Traditionally, documents must be delivered physically, be it in person, by post or even fax. But, in...
Man gets served on Facebook, literally

Google Now may soon arrive on the desktop by way of Chrome, according to Chromium code

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Thanks to a recent code revision to the Chromium project, it appears Google has plans to bring Google Now to the desktop, arriving by way of Chrome’s own desktop notifications, reports François Beaufort and CNET. In revision #171868, the following log message reveals that a skeleton has been created for Google...
Google Now may soon arrive on the desktop by way of Chrome, according to Chromium code

Evernote opens API in China, three months after launching localized Yinxiang Biji service

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Evernote is opening up development for its Chinese platform, called Yinxiang Biji, and has begun issuing the API and testing accounts to interested developers. The company’s China GM Amy Gu announced the news at a developer forum hosted by TechNode at Macworld Asia. Yinxiang Biji, which runs on Chinese servers separated...
Evernote opens API in China, three months after launching localized Yinxiang Biji service

31 Days of iPad Day 19

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Ruling Twitter on the iPad What’s the king of iPad Twitter apps? Experiencing Twitter on the iPad should be as good or better than on a PC.  Tweetdeck delivers on that. Tweetdeck is well known for their column layout. Tweeting on the iPad starts off with columns, and just...
31 Days of iPad Day 19
Wrist envy: Can Sundar Pichai and his smartwatch finally give Google hardware cred?

Gmail adds photo and video thumbnails from Google+ to people widget

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As expected, more of Google’s products are getting the social treatment with Google+ functionality. The latest project to get further “Plussed” is Gmail, and the features are actually quite handy. The “people” widget that shows up when you hover over one of your friends in Gmail, will now include thumbnails...
Gmail adds photo and video thumbnails from Google+ to people widget

Hipsta-dramatic: Hipstamatic lays off all but core employees, including designers and engineers

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Toy camera app company Hipstamatic has fired all but 5 of its core staff, including engineers and designers, The Next Web has learned. The company had been staffed up and working on a new release, but has only released one update in the last several months. Now, the staff has...
Hipsta-dramatic: Hipstamatic lays off all but core employees, including designers and engineers

Evernote Web Clipper for Safari gets new features: Related results and business support

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Mirroring recent updates on Chrome, Evernote Web Clipper for Safari has received a number of new features, including the ability to view related results and set notes to open in the desktop app. In addition, this release adds business support, which first debuted earlier this month. More specifically, Web Clipper for Safari users will...
Evernote Web Clipper for Safari gets new features: Related results and business support

Come On Nick, You Can Do Better Than That

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Choire Sicha, former editor of Gawker and now co-founder of The Awl, points out that the Gawker offices have a large screen mounted on the wall that shows the top most-read stories on the site in terms of unique visitors, allegedly to motivate writers at the blog network (although it’s...
Come On Nick, You Can Do Better Than That
Now You Can Ask Your Smartphone About The Past, Present Or Future: Android's Siri-Like Assistant Iris Gets Integrated With Activity-Tracker Friday

How Glancee acquisition fits into Facebook’s strategy of letting users share where they are, were, will be

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Facebook hasn’t shared its plans for Glancee, the location-based app it acquired on Friday, but the app fits well into the social network’s location strategy that now goes well beyond check-ins. “We’re looking at location from a past, present, future sort of tense,” Facebook product manager Josh Williams said at the...
How Glancee acquisition fits into Facebook’s strategy of letting users share where they are, were, will be
BBM Music beta adds favorites, better shuffling, and an imaginary friend

Google and the Great Firewall: an Interesting New Twist

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In a post that went up a few minutes ago on its official "Inside Search" blog, Google offers some fascinating tips on "improving our user experience" for people inside mainland China. As a background reminder: after its showdown with the Chinese government two years ago, Google moved its Chinese search...
Google and the Great Firewall: an Interesting New Twist

Facebook tests pinned posts for groups

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Facebook has begun testing an update for Facebook groups which allows admins to pin posts to the top of the group feed. Much like on a page’s Timeline, pinning a post can be done by navigating a drop down menu in the top right hand corner of a post....
Facebook tests pinned posts for groups

Livestream Debuts Ad-Free Live Streaming; Launches A New iPhone App For Producers

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Five years after launch, Livestream is making it even easier for video producers to begin live streaming events to their audiences — and to do so in a way that doesn’t annoy them with long pre-rolls, overlays, or banner ads. Livestream is giving its producers full access to its suite...
Livestream Debuts Ad-Free Live Streaming; Launches A New iPhone App For Producers

Google overhauls employee education program

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In a story detailing some recent updates to the two-year old GoogleEDU program, The Wall Street Journal today notedthat last year saw roughly roughly 11,000 Google employees enrolled in classes in the program as Google “cut classes that didn’t work and retooled others.” Roughly a third of the 33,100 Google employees...
Google overhauls employee education program

SkyDrive for Windows Phone updated to version 2.0, includes multi-select and permissions options

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Microsoft has updated its Windows Phone SkyDrive application to reflect some of the recent changes in the web version of the company's free online cloud storage service. Version 2.0 of SkyDrive for Windows Phone now includes a multi-select tool, UI updates, and new folder permission options. Although most of...
SkyDrive for Windows Phone updated to version 2.0, includes multi-select and permissions options

A Closer Look At Microsoft Spindex, An Experimental Social Aggregator

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Earlier this week during a keynote presentation at Web 2.0, Lili Cheng, head of Microsoft’s Future Social Experiences Labs (FUSE) group, unveiled their latest research project: Spindex, a ‘social personal index’ for your web content. The site is in a private beta, but some beta invites were handed out at...
A Closer Look At Microsoft Spindex, An Experimental Social Aggregator
Facebook for Windows Phone 8 update brings much-needed speed improvements

LinkedIn (Finally) Gives BlackBerry Some TLC: New App Works On BB7; Streamlines Messaging, Adds Job Changes, Profile Views And More

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Last week LinkedIn unveiled major updates to LinkedIn profiles – giving them a Facebook-style makeover. It’s now turned its attention to its BlackBerry app — currently only holding a two star rating on BlackBerry App World — with a much needed update to boost functionality. The new BlackBerry app is available for...
LinkedIn (Finally) Gives BlackBerry Some TLC: New App Works On BB7; Streamlines Messaging, Adds Job Changes, Profile Views And More
The Higgs boson theory of PC gaming

Samsung ships 20 million Galaxy S II smartphones in 10 months

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Samsung has released some updated sales figures for its Galaxy S II smartphone, announcing that in ten months since it launched, the device has shipped more than 20 million units, becoming its most popular smartphone by a massive distance. The total includes both domestic and overseas markets, reaching the milestone...
Samsung ships 20 million Galaxy S II smartphones in 10 months
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