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Google tests yet another new navigation menu, and here’s how to enable it

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With the release of Google+, the world’s biggest search engine has undergone a number of new design refreshes to blend native search options with the increasing number of social features — and it appears it’s about to change yet again. State of Search reports that Google has started testing yet another new...
Google tests yet another new navigation menu, and here’s how to enable it
The Weather Channel’s Revamped Website Goes Social, Tells You When It Will Rain

Appcelerator Acquires Cocoafish to Implement Mobile Cloud Services in Titanium

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Mobile development company Appcelerator announced today that it is buying "backend-as-a-service" startup Cocoafish to implement cloud services and functionality to its Titanium Platform. Acquiring Cocoafish is an astute move by Appcelerator, which focuses on tools for developers to create native and mobile Web apps. The company realized in its latest...
Appcelerator Acquires Cocoafish to Implement Mobile Cloud Services in Titanium
Appcelerator gobbles up mobile backend provider Cocoafish

RIM finally rolls out BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 with integrated email and Android support

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RIM has announced that the second version of the OS for its much-maligned BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is rolling out today – chances are that it’s too late to do much good for the device’s long-term chances on the market though. The headline feature of PlayBook OS 2.0 is an integrated...
RIM finally rolls out BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 with integrated email and Android support

As Facebook Rumors Swirl, Opera Plays Up Its Social Cred In New Opera Mini 7 Browser

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Talk about coincidence. Just earlier this week, when in a post on Facebook and the possibility of buying web browsing company Opera and facial recognition company Face.com, we highlighted how a new version of Opera Mini would feature much stronger social integration — specifically aimed at the feature phone segment....
As Facebook Rumors Swirl, Opera Plays Up Its Social Cred In New Opera Mini 7 Browser

Redesigned YouTube rolling out to some users, reflects the influence of Google+

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From the looks of this screenshot posted by one of our readers, it appears YouTube is testing a new homepage styled more like the look that recently rolled out on Google+. The current default look rolled out last winter with more focus on channels and social integration, while this...
Redesigned YouTube rolling out to some users, reflects the influence of Google+

Consmr Goes Mobile, Moves Closer To Becoming Yelp For The Supermarket

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Back in July of last year, we wrote about a New York City-based startup, called Consmr, which was attempting to build the Yelp, or Rotten Tomatoes of consumer goods. There’s now more web research on consumer goods than ever before, but few resources that use crowdsourced data and social integration...
Consmr Goes Mobile, Moves Closer To Becoming Yelp For The Supermarket

Google I/O 2012 app unveiled for Android, keeps attendees and outsiders looped in

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Hardly any self-respecting conference can do without a companion app these days and Google has pulled out all the stops with an updated app for I/O 2012. Now available on Google Play, this year's iteration is formatted to work equally well on phones and tablets, and allows users to...
Google I/O 2012 app unveiled for Android, keeps attendees and outsiders looped in

RIM’s PlayBook starts its second life today

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Research In Motion delivered a major software update for its PlayBook tablet on Tuesday with the release of PlayBook OS 2.0. The upgrade brings overlooked features to RIM’s tablet, which has so far faced relatively poor sales and generally negative reviews. In addition to new applications and features, RIM is...
RIM’s PlayBook starts its second life today

UC Web Has 200m Users and the Potential to Disrupt iOS: Bring It On

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Mobile applications that are hosted on platforms such as iOS and Android probably have a limited time on earth. There are too many of them, they balkanize our data, and they require constant updates. They’re also a huge inconvenience for developers, who have to tweak their products for multiple platforms...
UC Web Has 200m Users and the Potential to Disrupt iOS: Bring It On

How to close a $1m round with 500 Startups’ Dave McClure

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The music service Senzari has taken the opportunity of Geeks on a Plane‘s second trip to Latin America to announce that it has raised $1m in additional funding from 500 Startups and unnamed angel investors. As we reported, the platform hopes to become a serious competitor to platforms such as Pandora...
How to close a $1m round with 500 Startups’ Dave McClure

Apple CEO Tim Cook promises more social integration

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Even as he admitted that Apple may kill off its Ping social music discovery service, chief executive Tim Cook promised to add more social integration into its other products....
Apple CEO Tim Cook promises more social integration

Anyone can use the new Bing now. Here’s how to get it

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Last week Bing announced a massive product redesign, dramatically changing its interface, and promising a slew of new features that would help it drive growth and differentiate from Google. Today, the new Bing is (mostly) up and available for testing by everyone. To get it, simply head to Bing.com/new, and you’ll be...
Anyone can use the new Bing now. Here’s how to get it

The BlackBerry PlayBook Finally Gets Its Native Email App (RIMM)

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After being demoed forever, BlackBerry's PlayBook 2.0 update is out. Check for updates on your PlayBook under "Settings" and you should be able to download it right away. The update includes a native email app, integration with Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and access to the Android apps in BlackBerry...
The BlackBerry PlayBook Finally Gets Its Native Email App (RIMM)

Sprout Social and Zendesk partner up for social media-fueled customer support

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Chicago’s Sprout Social announced a partnership this morning with the popular Zendesk, to build a conduit between the two platforms, allowing for the companies’ products to work together. In its statement on the deal, the two firms hailed the partnership as allowing “social media support teams to not only create, but also track...
Sprout Social and Zendesk partner up for social media-fueled customer support

A Year Later, the BlackBerry PlayBook is Finally Fully Baked

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Better late than never, right? Research In Motion has released the next iteration of its BlackBerry PlayBook OS that (finally) brings some core functions to the tablet that were missing when the erstwhile slate was released in April 2010. That includes a dedicated email client with a unified inbox, calendar...
A Year Later, the BlackBerry PlayBook is Finally Fully Baked
Rovio’s FB App, Angry Birds Friends, Flies Out Of Beta With Tournament Mode, New Levels & More

Ski Lift Retailer Liftopia Goes White Label, Lets Resorts Add E-Commerce To Their Own Sites

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Liftopia, the startup offering consumers discounts on ski tickets and other snow-related activities, is today launching a new e-commerce platform for the ticket sellers themselves called “Cloud Store by Liftopia.” The service will be offered for free to any mountain resort for use on their own websites (including mobile), starting...
Ski Lift Retailer Liftopia Goes White Label, Lets Resorts Add E-Commerce To Their Own Sites

Siri Gets A Slight Update, Expanded Yelp Functionality.

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Back when Siri was first introduced to us, we were informed that she would constantly be receiving updates. More recently, the few noticeable updates have included how she dictates our voice searches, as well as how she reads back words to us. Slowly, users started to figure out shortcuts or “Easter Eggs”...
Siri Gets A Slight Update, Expanded Yelp Functionality.

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0: RIM’s tablet finally gets fancy features like e-mail

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Remember the BlackBerry PlayBook? Research in Motion’s tablet stirred up quite a bit of hype last year, only to land with a thud. Now it’s getting a new breath of life, though at this point I can’t imagine anyone cares. RIM announced today that it has released the first...
BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0: RIM’s tablet finally gets fancy features like e-mail
OnSwipe Heads To The iPhone, Launches Layout Personalization With OnSwipe Draft

After Years of Courtship, Apple and Facebook Finally Hook Up

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Apple announced Facebook sharing integration with its iOS mobile software at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday, thus making formal a long-anticipated pairing between two of the most-watched technology companies of Silicon Valley. “We’ve been working very closely with Facebook to make sure we’ve got...
After Years of Courtship, Apple and Facebook Finally Hook Up
Yammer buys OneDrum for Microsoft Office social integration
Fribi believes a combo of social and deals will help it beat Craigslist

Google Gets Back to Its Roots With New Search Update

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Your Google search experience is about to change. No, don't worry, it's not another social integration. The latest update has nothing to do with Facebook and everything to do with Google's core strengths of organizing information so that you can find it faster. Now, when you search certain things, say,...
Google Gets Back to Its Roots With New Search Update
Microsoft confirms Zune’s death, long live Xbox Music

Tim Cook: "Does Apple Need to Be Social? Yes."

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Facebook created the definitive social network. Google followed suit with Google+. So must Apple create its own version of a social network? According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the answer is no, it doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel. But that comes with a caveat: “Does Apple need to be...
Tim Cook: "Does Apple Need to Be Social? Yes."
Appcelerator gives devs a gateway to mobile cloud services with Titanium 2.0

Full-service publisher Yodo1 wants to help Western developers crack China

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Startup mobile publisher Yodo1 wants to be the partner of choice for Western mobile developers looking to take their games to China. The Bejing-based company is coming out of stealth today, announcing $2 million in seed funding from the Chang You Fund and its latest release — a new version...
Full-service publisher Yodo1 wants to help Western developers crack China
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