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Google Maps Mixes Search Results with Ads

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Google Maps has a new feature for business owners in the US: "for just $25 per month, businesses in select cities can make their listings stand out on Google.com and Google Maps with Tags". Google allows businesses to add yellow markers on the map and to promote their websites. The...
Google Maps Mixes Search Results with Ads
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: The Top 2012 Mobile Infographics

Fresh from the Internet's Attic

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Animated GIFs - the choppy, crude snippets of video loops that hearken back to dial-up modems - are enjoying an unlikely vogue as the digital accessory of the moment....
Fresh from the Internet's Attic
Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' single finally available to download

Google Search Shows IMDb Ratings

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Here's a feature I've been expecting ever since Google started to test rich snippets for pages that include reviews: showing movie ratings in IMDb's snippets.Now you can see the ratings without having to click on the search results, which is useful if you browse the web using a mobile phone...
Google Search Shows IMDb Ratings

Google Earth's tour guide feature swells to the tune of 100K new attractions

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Hate flying? Google Earth could keep you visiting attractions anyway for the next, oh, rest of your life or so, thanks to 100,000-plus new tours it just added across sites and cities in over 200 countries. That's on top of the 11,000 tours that came with its recent launches...
Google Earth's tour guide feature swells to the tune of 100K new attractions

Happy 20th birthday, SMS - I'll resist the urge to send you a drunken text | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

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It allowed us to be as smutty, sweary or slangy as we liked, with no adult interference - but now it's on the declineThe 20th anniversary of the text message has seen celebrations tainted by the news that its use is now on the decline. The SMS (short message service)...
Happy 20th birthday, SMS - I'll resist the urge to send you a drunken text | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Benetton teams up with Little Printer creator Berg on connected devices

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Remember Little Printer, the cute connected gadget we reported on about 18 months back? It’s a great collision of old and new: a thermal printer that can push out everything from news snippets to Foursquare check-ins – the kind of stuff you’d normally look at fleetingly on your mobile phone,...
Benetton teams up with Little Printer creator Berg on connected devices
Ray Ozzie’s not alone: Everyone loves Github
Germany Passes New Internet Copyright Law After Watering It Down To Spare Google From Having To Pay

Google ends its 6-year feud with the Belgian press - and here's why it matters

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Editor’s note: This article by Liam Boogar originally appeared on France’s startup blog Rude Baguette, which covers the Internet and technology sector in Paris, combining breaking news with in-depth analysis. Google announced yesterday on its French blog the end of a six-year struggle with the francophone Belgian press, who argued that the “cached” versions of articles...
Google ends its 6-year feud with the Belgian press - and here's why it matters
In the name of consistency, Twitter releases new apps for iPhone and Android

French president backs publishers, says Google should pay for snippets

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Google's latest spar with French media seems to be coming to a head. Earlier this month, word emerged about a proposed French law that would make Google pay to feature French media in news searches. Google emphatically rejected that position and published the letter it sent to French ministers about...
French president backs publishers, says Google should pay for snippets

2013, the year of storytelling

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Since social networking was invented, it has been powered by users. We happily fuel our favorite social networks with the snippets of content that make them so valuable: our photos, check-ins, reviews, likes, hearts and shares. We post status updates about how we feel on Facebook, photos of what...
2013, the year of storytelling

Google cuts copyright deal with French publishers

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Google has created a €60 million (US$81 million) fund designed to settle disputes with French publishers over lost revenues, providing an alternative to a proposed "link tax" that would have charged the company for posting French news content in its search results. France is one of several European countries,...
Google cuts copyright deal with French publishers

Web Clipping Service Clipboard Arrives On iPhone, Adds Shared Boards For Groups

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Clipboard, the recently launched web clipping service with the Pinterest-like layout, is today debuting version 2.0, which brings a website redesign, several new features, and the debut of the Clipboard iOS application. The new app allows users to create and share their clips from their phone, as well as browse...
Web Clipping Service Clipboard Arrives On iPhone, Adds Shared Boards For Groups

German Newspaper 'Snippet' Law Passes: Watered Down, But Still Stupid

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For a year now, Techdirt has been following the sorry saga of Germany's attempt to make search engines and others pay for licenses to show even small excerpts from online newspapers. The main motivation seems to be to take money from Google for being successful, and to give it...
German Newspaper 'Snippet' Law Passes: Watered Down, But Still Stupid

Share some inspirational quotes with Quipio

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Quipio is a new iOS app from Every Second Counts, Inc. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, with no additional in-app purchases. There’s a particular trend on certain parts of social media — most notably Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest — of sharing various inspirational (often...
Share some inspirational quotes with Quipio

Evernote for iOS updated with 'The Trunk,' Snippets, enhanced PDF viewer

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Synchronized note taking and organization app Evernote hit version 5.2 on Thursday, offering iOS users access to third-party integrated software via "The Trunk" and carry-overs from the OS X app including Snippets....
Evernote for iOS updated with 'The Trunk,' Snippets, enhanced PDF viewer

Proposed Licensing For Newspaper Snippets Could Threaten Users Of Blogs, Facebook And Twitter In Germany

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A few months ago we wrote about a really bad idea that was being floated in Germany: making companies like Google pay for the use of news snippets in services such as Google News. Unfortunately, that idea has now been turned into a concrete proposal for a new law; remarkably,...
Proposed Licensing For Newspaper Snippets Could Threaten Users Of Blogs, Facebook And Twitter In Germany
Google Docs Research sidebar looks up terms, adds images, quotes, and citations

Music 4.5: 10 music startups pitch their wares

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If Music 4.5 is all about the startups, then its final session should be the most sparky. Ten startups are taking the stage to pitch their services to the audience, saying what they do and why they’re The Future. Three minutes each plus short Q&As. This post is being updated...
Music 4.5: 10 music startups pitch their wares
Google acquires natural language enginge Wavii for over $30M

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
After Its Porn Problem, Twitter-Owned Vine Adds 17+ Age Rating To Video Sharing App
Quora, on a quest for more exposure, adds embeddable quotes

Mike Judge's HBO Silicon Valley Comedy Opens On 'The Shit Brown Hills of Mountainview'

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There’s shit in them hills. Have we told you how mind-numbingly excited Betabeat is for HBO’s forthcoming comedy, Silicon Valley? That the network’s inspired decision to hire the creators of Beavis and Butthead to write a TV show about startups thrust us into a fit of giggling anticipation? So, now...
Mike Judge's HBO Silicon Valley Comedy Opens On 'The Shit Brown Hills of Mountainview'

YC's Parse Lets You Run Custom Code For Your Mobile Apps Without Worrying About The Server Stack

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Parse, a Y Combinator-backed startup that makes it easier for mobile developers to handle their back-end infrastructure, is launching Cloud Code — a way to easily write custom code without worrying about servers. “If you’re a social game and you need to calculate the top 10 scores every day for...
YC's Parse Lets You Run Custom Code For Your Mobile Apps Without Worrying About The Server Stack

Google's SEO Report Card

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Webmaster Level: AllHow many of Google's web pages use a descriptive title tag? Do we use description meta tags? Heading tags? While we always try to focus on the user, could our products use an SEO tune up? These are just some of the questions we set out to answer...
Google's SEO Report Card
Google Gives Webmasters New Tools For Adding Structured Data To Their Sites And Emails
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