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Google+ gets updated with new "Local reviews" tab, larger cover photos and easier profile editing

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Google has just announced a number of updates to Google+ in the browser, including the addition of a new “Local reviews” tab, easier editing of the About tab and larger cover photos. Google shares that the new Local reviews tab will sit alongside “your photos, +1′s and YouTube videos,” and...
Google+ gets updated with new "Local reviews" tab, larger cover photos and easier profile editing

Here's Your First Look At Stamped, The Wishlist App That Hollywood Celebs Are Obsessed With

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Earlier today we introduced you to Stamped, a refreshed app that aims to change the way you keep track of your favorite things. The new version works similarly to Twitter, and is an awesome place to keep all of your favorite things, from restaurants to books, movies, and music. Alyson Shontell...
Here's Your First Look At Stamped, The Wishlist App That Hollywood Celebs Are Obsessed With

Deals for meals: Restaurant.com books $8 million in funding

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Restaurant.com, which offers gift certificates for more than 18,000 restaurants across the United States, has raised $8 million in equity funding according to an SEC filing. As far as I can tell, this is the first time Restaurant.com has raised funding. We’ve reached out to the company to learn more...
Deals for meals: Restaurant.com books $8 million in funding

nyblogs.org is up!

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I was at breakfast earlier this week with Jeremy Zilar of the NY Times. Not sure exactly what Jeremy does there, but he's basically the only person (I know) who speaks the same language I do at the Times. Maybe Martin Nisenholtz does too, but he's so far up the...
nyblogs.org is up!
Boingo acquires Cloud Nine Media for sponsored Wi-Fi hotspots

Screens Get a Place at the Table

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A growing number of restaurants are using or testing small, interactive computer screens at the table. Diners can see glossy pictures of food, order menu items, and pay a check without a waiter....
Screens Get a Place at the Table

Google Maps On Your Desktop Is Getting A Brand New Look, More Features (GOOG)

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Google Maps has been one of the more popular apps Google created and Google just announced a bunch of new improvements to it. The new Maps includes a gorgeous full-screen mode. The side bar is gone. It allows you to customize the maps in new ways, too, like connecting to...
Google Maps On Your Desktop Is Getting A Brand New Look, More Features (GOOG)

Is Photographing A Meal 'Taking Intellectual Property Away' From A Chef?

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Via Rob Hyndman, we discover that at least one chef believes that taking photos of food he cooks, and then posting them on the internet, is "taking" his "intellectual property." We've discussed in the past how restaurants are yet another area where a lack of copyright protection has actually helped...
Is Photographing A Meal 'Taking Intellectual Property Away' From A Chef?
Google adds horizontal carousel for web based iPad searches about local places

Is Mobile Search Taking Over The Restaurant Space?

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In the last few months, there’s increasing evidence that mobile search activity for restaurants is growing by leaps and bounds. Consider the following: Yelp recently shared that mobile usage now accounts for 40% of their activity, up from 27% in 2010. According Groupon’s CEO, 30% of all... Please visit Search...
Is Mobile Search Taking Over The Restaurant Space?
Google may move Motorola Mobility back home to Chicago

David Lee From SV Angel: "Foursquare Is One Of The Most Misunderstood Companies"

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Today at Business Insider’s Ignition conference in New York, David Lee, founder and managing partner at SV Angel, had a few things to say about Foursquare. Because SV Angel is an investor, they were good things. “Foursquare is one of the most misunderstood companies,” he said. At 43, Lee isn’t...
David Lee From SV Angel: "Foursquare Is One Of The Most Misunderstood Companies"

Study reveals that social search is largely about food, and Italian leads the pack [Graphic]

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I have to admit that I’ve been a bit of a skeptic when it comes to the idea of social search. I just don’t know that, outside of my group of close friends, I trust other people in my social graph to make good decisions. But a study from Roamz...
Study reveals that social search is largely about food, and Italian leads the pack [Graphic]

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The 5am routine is back! I am writing this from my home office. We slept at home last night. Ten weeks in hotels is over. Thank god. It's hard to feel sorry for yourself when you are staying in nice hotels when others who were displaced from Sandy are in...
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Sorry Siri, ‘Google Now’ is a personal assistant I’d hire in real life

PaidPunch updates app, looks to solve 'Groupon Problem'

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For exposure, Groupon can be great for businesses. But often times, those new customers receive their one-time discounts and never come back. Seattle startup PaidPunch wants to fix that and is out to solve the “Groupon Problem.” The company, which placed second at our Startup Day elevator pitch competition...
PaidPunch updates app, looks to solve 'Groupon Problem'

Microsoft's Loan to Dell Further Complicates Relationship with PC Makers

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Microsoft’s already complicated relationship with the PC industry just got considerably more so. For most of the 30-year history of Windows, Microsoft made the software and the computer makers built the PCs and that was that. But the world is changing. And quickly. Finally responding to the challenge post by...
Microsoft's Loan to Dell Further Complicates Relationship with PC Makers

How The iPad Totally Changed The World In Just Three Years (AAPL)

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Apple's iPad was released to the world three years ago on April 3, 2010. At the time, a lot of people were underwhelmed. We even called it a "big yawn," and said, "Jobs introduced something that is probably going to sell in the range of a few million units this...
How The iPad Totally Changed The World In Just Three Years (AAPL)

Discover will start accepting PayPal payments in 7 million stores next year

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A new partnership between PayPal and Discover is another step towards merging online and offline payments. PayPal has announced that in 2013, Discover will work with it to let merchants who take Discover cards accept PayPal as well. According to AllThingsD, buyers will be able to use PayPal charge...
Discover will start accepting PayPal payments in 7 million stores next year

What Is the Point of... Foursquare?

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Whenever a trendy app comes along, there are people who ask, “What is the point of this?” If millions of people are using something, there has to be a reason. In our What Is the Point of... series, we’ll explain it to you. This week, we're asking, What is the...
What Is the Point of... Foursquare?
Siri ads “false and misleading,” according to class action lawsuit

Zagat rebuilds its Android app, adds a Google+ account requirement

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Today Google is proudly trumpeting the release of Zagat’s freshly rebuilt Android application. The kicker: You must log into your Google account to fully use the app. Here’s a shot of that integration in action: As you certainly recall, Google purchased Zagat just over a year ago. Thus, the integration...
Zagat rebuilds its Android app, adds a Google+ account requirement

NoWait Lines Up $2 Million in Funding for the Restaurant Seating App

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NoWait has raised $2 million in a first round of funding to become the OpenTable for restaurants that don’t take reservations. The round was led by Birchmere Ventures with Sand Hill Angels and other investors also participating. The Pittsburgh company, which helps would-be diners find out wait times in advance...
NoWait Lines Up $2 Million in Funding for the Restaurant Seating App

GroupMe launches Groupon-like service to help you plan, discover and pay for your night out

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For the first time since its creation, GroupMe is expanding far beyond messaging by diving head first into payments and event discovery. The company, which was acquired by Skype nearly a year ago, is launching a new service called “Experiences,” which the GroupMe says is “the easiest way to do...
GroupMe launches Groupon-like service to help you plan, discover and pay for your night out

Mobile app Yumbling goes beyond check-ins to augment Mexicans’ reality

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Do you wish you were in Mexico right now? If you had tested Yumbling, you probably would. As we reported, this local startup created a very cool app to find the best entertainment options in Mexico, from restaurants to cinemas. Now available across Mexico, Yumbling also keeps on adding new...
Mobile app Yumbling goes beyond check-ins to augment Mexicans’ reality

Facebook Has Made It Impossible For You To Opt Out Of Search Results

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A month before unveiling a major new search feature, Facebook changed its privacy policy to remove the ability to opt out of search results. I noted this in my piece yesterday about the privacy implications of the new feature,Facebook Graph Search, but thought it worth highlighting further. Graph Search, which isn't yet...
Facebook Has Made It Impossible For You To Opt Out Of Search Results

30 Useful (and Unknown) Web Apps You Need to Bookmark

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At Maximum PC, computer hardware is our bread and butter. We review it, preview it, and just generally love to talk about it. Unfortunately, hardware becomes less important with each passing day, as more and more software moves onto the internet. We're not looking forward to the day that...
30 Useful (and Unknown) Web Apps You Need to Bookmark

Facebook Nearby is not a Foursquare killer yet

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Facebook’s upgrade to its Nearby mobile feature was framed as a Foursquare killer by some with its ability to provide local search, recommendations and information. But in trying out Nearby, Foursquare still comes out on top for me as a local search tool. That’s to be expected when you consider all the investments Foursquare...
Facebook Nearby is not a Foursquare killer yet
Google Gives Webmasters New Tools For Adding Structured Data To Their Sites And Emails
App of the Week: iExit gets you up to speed on your next stop
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?