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This week at Microsoft: Bing, Windows Phone, and a horse

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Welcome to Friday, gents and ladies. It’s that lovely day of the week when the mind turns to martinis and other such delights. I hope you have worked sufficiently during the week to warrant a real break. Now, as always, this post is our weekly roundup of all things Microsoft....
This week at Microsoft: Bing, Windows Phone, and a horse

Time Out NY adds e-commerce, daily deals and apps

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Time Out New York is rolling out a new digital strategy including e-commerce, daily deals and apps. The market is crowded with “what-to-do-in-NYC” apps — including offerings from the New York Times and New York magazine as well as consumer review-centric apps like Yelp and Urbanspoon. But Time Out New York hopes...
Time Out NY adds e-commerce, daily deals and apps

EZTable Targets China & SE Asia As It Seeks To Become The OpenTable Of Asia

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With projected revenue of $7 million this year and 100,000 monthly active users, EZTable is one of the top successes to have emerged from Taiwan’s young startup industry. Founded in 2008, the restaurant reservation platform is poised to launch in Southeast Asia and expand its presence in China. EZTable, which...
EZTable Targets China & SE Asia As It Seeks To Become The OpenTable Of Asia

Greplin Recasts Itself as Cue, an Intelligent Personal Assistant App

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Greplin, the personal search start-up, is trying to become more helpful and more mainstream with the launch of a new personal assistant app called Cue. Cue is an app that processes a users’ emails, contacts and files. Then it presents a daily agenda, de-duplicates and updates contacts, and surfaces important...
Greplin Recasts Itself as Cue, an Intelligent Personal Assistant App

Siri will be able to buy movie tickets for you in iOS 6.1

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iOS 6 gave Siri the ability to track sports, look up movies and ratings, launch apps and make restaurant reservations. The update was a step in the right direction to fleshing out Siri’s capabilities, but there’s still a long ways to go before Apple’s (AAPL) personal assistant becomes more than...
Siri will be able to buy movie tickets for you in iOS 6.1

Babysitting 2.0: credit-card payments and online bookings

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For young, urban smartphone owners, there are few areas of life that haven’t been changed by the mobile and Internet revolutions. We can book restaurant reservations through OpenTable, take a cab without swiping a credit card on Uber, or crash at someone’s house in a foreign city through AirBnB. Life has...
Babysitting 2.0: credit-card payments and online bookings

Apple Job Posting Seeks Creative Individual To Breathe More Life Into Siri

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A new job description spotted by 9to5Mac’s Jordan Kahn this morning suggests Apple wants to do something with Siri that makes the digital personal assistant a more fleshed out, relatable character. The posting is seeking someone with creative skills to help “evolve and enrich Siri.” While Apple says that “Siri’s known...
Apple Job Posting Seeks Creative Individual To Breathe More Life Into Siri

With ClubLocal and new SaaS tools, ReachLocal wants to be the Amazon of local services

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Few companies are have a better vantage point from which to judge the lack of technical sophistication of local merchants than ReachLocal. Similarly, few are better positioned to reimagine the way consumers interface with these service providers. That’s because the online local marketing company already has 22,000 local merchant...
With ClubLocal and new SaaS tools, ReachLocal wants to be the Amazon of local services

Travelocity Takes A Page From Airbnb's Book And Launches Concierge Service

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Facing stronger competition from disruptive travel startups like Airbnb and the behemoth of Priceline/Kayak/Booking.com, Sabre-owned Travelocity is looking to up its game in extras. Today the company announced that it would launch a new concierge service, offering restaurant reservations, driving directions, tickets to local events and more. The service, it...
Travelocity Takes A Page From Airbnb's Book And Launches Concierge Service

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Has Arrived: Photo Sphere Panoramic Camera, Gesture Typing, Wireless HDTV Streaming

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Google unfortunately had to cancel its Nexus event in NYC today, but not snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays this Google from the swift announcement of its appointed products. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (not Key Lime Pie, as some had previously pontificated) has arrived. The software...
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Has Arrived: Photo Sphere Panoramic Camera, Gesture Typing, Wireless HDTV Streaming

Google Now's "Topics" Feature Looked Handy - Too Bad Google Shut It Down

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Google recently killed a newly discovered feature called Google Now Topics, which apparently wasn’t quite ready for primetime. The feature appeared to be a useful, if perhaps a little creepy, means of revisiting your past web searches performed using Google search through a visual, Google Now-like interface. “Topics” was discovered...
Google Now's "Topics" Feature Looked Handy - Too Bad Google Shut It Down

Groupon Is Buying Restaurant Reservations And Discount Provider Savored

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Groupon continues its acquisition march to beef up its service and take itself beyond daily deals. Today it announced that it would buy Savored, a restaurant reservations and discount meal provider. Financial terms o the deal were not disclosed. Savored is used by some 1,000 restaurants and gives diners discounts...
Groupon Is Buying Restaurant Reservations And Discount Provider Savored

Seeking More Daily Deal Traction, Groupon Updates Its iPad App With 'Nearby' Feature And Support For 6 More Countries

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Groupon — the daily deals site with ambitions to become the go-to platform for all local commerce — is continuing to expand its mobile offerings to meet that goal. The company today is launching a new version of its iPad app. Bringing it up to par with its existing iPhone...
Seeking More Daily Deal Traction, Groupon Updates Its iPad App With 'Nearby' Feature And Support For 6 More Countries
Come iOS 6.1, Siri Will Be Able To Help You Purchase Movie Tickets

Historic Hotel Bel-Air goes 21st Century with iPads in every room

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The lavish Los Angeles Hotel Bel-Air recently reopened with redesigned rooms and made sure to toss out its old, clunky receivers along with the outdated interior design. The 70-year-old hotel replaced the telephones with Apple’s booming iPad, so guests no longer need to use a laminated binder menu and corded handset to...
Historic Hotel Bel-Air goes 21st Century with iPads in every room

10 Free Travel Apps Every Tourist Needs To Download

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Going to somewhere you've never been before can be a stressful experience. Luckily, modern technology can help you out through your travels so you can actually enjoy your vacation. Yes, it's cliche, but there's an app for that. We've compiled a list of free mobile apps that could help a...
10 Free Travel Apps Every Tourist Needs To Download

Groupon takes on OpenTable with 'Groupon Reserve,' bundles reservations with coupons

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Not satisfied with simply locking down your discount mountain-climbing lessons and hot stone massages, Groupon announced Groupon Reserve this morning, which aims to bundle time-based discounts with restaurant reservations. Groupon's tapping Savored.com's reservation tech to handle the heavy-lifting behind the scenes -- the service is already live in 10...
Groupon takes on OpenTable with 'Groupon Reserve,' bundles reservations with coupons

UserTesting Picks Up $3M To Bring Usability Testing To Mobile Apps And Abroad

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It’s a terribly common situation: after hundreds of hours of thinking through and building a product, a startup finds that its users stumble through a sign-up flow or in finding a feature. That’s in part why usability testing is a no brainer. In fact, there’s a bit of a cottage...
UserTesting Picks Up $3M To Bring Usability Testing To Mobile Apps And Abroad

Poynt - consumer app of the week

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This 'all-in-one' directory app claims to locate services, events and people wherever you areApp: PoyntBy: Poynt CorporationPrice: FreeAvailable on: iPhone (iOS 4 or later), Android, BlackBerry, Windows PhoneWhat is it?An app to help you find services, events and people when you're on the go. As well as providing a detailed...
Poynt - consumer app of the week

Evernote Food for iOS updated with restaurant reservations, recipe sharing and notebook syncing

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Evernote Food has been updated for iOS devices today with a slew of new features including in-app restaurant bookings, recipe sharing over social media and automatic syncing with notebooks stored on Evernote. Following its launch on iPad last December, Evernote has been trying to improve the functionality and versatility of...
Evernote Food for iOS updated with restaurant reservations, recipe sharing and notebook syncing

Here Are All The Most Important Features In iOS 6 That You Need To Know About (AAPL)

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Apple just announced the biggest new features in iOS 6, the new software that will run iPhones and iPads this fall. We rounded up the most important new stuff coming to iOS soon. Major improvements to Siri Siri is getting a boatload of new improvements with iOS 6. Here's the breakdown:...
Here Are All The Most Important Features In iOS 6 That You Need To Know About (AAPL)
9to5Mac: Apple bringing movie ticket sales to Siri with iOS 6.1
Cash in on mobile, the third-wave of e-commerce
How Google is setting the new search standard with voice and knowledge graph

Google speeds up Search on Android Jelly Bean devices, expands Google Now to include Gmail

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Google just updated its native Google Search app for Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). You can download the latest version now from the official Google Play Store. The timing of the update is hardly a coincidence: Android 4.2 was just announced a couple of hours ago....
Google speeds up Search on Android Jelly Bean devices, expands Google Now to include Gmail

Android-Based Siri Alternative Maluuba Goes International, Looks To Raise Up To $10M

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Maluuba, the Siri-like personal assistant that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF earlier this year, just announced the launch of its Maluuba International Edition. Until now, the service was only available in the U.S., Australia, UK and Ireland, but the International Edition is now available worldwide in the Google Play store....
Android-Based Siri Alternative Maluuba Goes International, Looks To Raise Up To $10M

Apple Announces iOS 6 with Siri Improvements, Facebook Integration, New Maps App, Passbook for Fall Release

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At today's WWDC keynote event, Apple announced the next version of its operating system for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. iOS 6 will feature new functionality for Siri, Facebook integration, a revamped Maps app, Shared Photo Streams via iCloud, and more. iOS 6 continues the rapid pace of innovation...
Apple Announces iOS 6 with Siri Improvements, Facebook Integration, New Maps App, Passbook for Fall Release

Coming Soon! TaskRabbit prepares for its London launch

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For the month of April, I made myself a 30-day promise. To make life easier I would use a combination of virtual assistants through the services TaskRabbit and Fancy Hands. I’ve paid TaskRabbits and Fancy Hands assistants for a wide range of activities. I’ve asked Task Rabbits to pick up lamps, booze...
Coming Soon! TaskRabbit prepares for its London launch
Google Gives Webmasters New Tools For Adding Structured Data To Their Sites And Emails

Bing Goes Sleek and More Social

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If you’ve ever cleaned off a cluttered desk, replacing messy stacks of paper with framed photos of people who really matter, you have a rough idea of what Microsoft did with its new Bing search engine this week. Gone are the distracting, multicolored search results. Gone are the lists of...
Bing Goes Sleek and More Social
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?