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How and where to buy Office 365

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Following in Adobe's Creative Cloud footsteps from last year, Microsoft turns Office into a subscription service. Are subscriptions the future of software? Here's what you need to know before you buy. [Read more]...
How and where to buy Office 365

AOL Reader hands-on: An unexciting but solid Google Reader replacement to rival Feedly

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We knew AOL was planning its own replacement to the soon-expiring Google Reader, and now we’re able to share a complete look at the upcoming service. Pitching with the slogan “all your favorite websites, in one place,” AOL’s Reader came as a surprise to us at first, but when you consider...
AOL Reader hands-on: An unexciting but solid Google Reader replacement to rival Feedly

YouTube for iOS updated with live streaming, new 'My Subscriptions' feed

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Google on Monday updated its YouTube app for iOS, adding a number of new features like support for live streaming, a new personalized subscription feed and the ability to queue videos for TV playback.    ...
YouTube for iOS updated with live streaming, new 'My Subscriptions' feed

Get a $50 Zinio digital magazine credit for free

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That's good for 18 single issues of your choice or six "mini-subscriptions." [Read more]...
Get a $50 Zinio digital magazine credit for free

Feedly gains 3M new users after Google's RSS death warrant, plans paid subscriptions

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Feedly, which today announced it has added more than 3 million new users to its free RSS service since Google decided to retire Reader, said that it plans to offer a paid option this year....
Feedly gains 3M new users after Google's RSS death warrant, plans paid subscriptions

Automattic Debuts Vetted And Featured Third-Party Services For WordPress.com VIP Sites

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Automattic is announcing a new feature for large-scale sites hosted in WordPress.com VIP SaaS program (TechCrunch is a VIP publisher)—Featured Partners for third-party integrations. Basically, the program allows companies that have integrated their services with the WordPress platform to promote and seamlessly enable their tools for large-scale VIP sites, which...
Automattic Debuts Vetted And Featured Third-Party Services For WordPress.com VIP Sites

Unroll.me condenses emailed subscriptions into digests

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More and more email services are tackling the problem of email overload. One of the latest is Unroll.me, which attempts to organize your inbox by tidying up the mess left by all of those subscriptions most of us receive. Unroll.me has plenty of promise, but this free beta service remains...
Unroll.me condenses emailed subscriptions into digests

YouTube hints at a cleaner, simpler redesign that closely resembles Google+

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YouTube could be getting a full redesign in the not so distant future, adding a Google bar along the top of the page and a fresh look that closely resembles the company’s aspiring social network, Google+. Earlier today OMG! Chrome! picked up on a post shared by Chand Hamal Thakuri...
YouTube hints at a cleaner, simpler redesign that closely resembles Google+
Comcast will stream on demand shows from HBO, Showtime, and 28 others during free trial week for subscribers
App.net lowers annual fee to $36 and adds a monthly option, as membership nears 20,000
Facebook for Android updated with games, apps, and improved browsing experience

Time For Universal Data Plans?

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theodp writes "Between multiple cell phones and their add-ons, high-speed Internet connections, and digital TV subscriptions, most households are paying for data delivery at least three times over, often paying the same provider twice. It's time for a universal data plan, [Cnet columnist Molly] Wood declares: 'I want to pay...
Time For Universal Data Plans?

Oracle beats estimates with fiscal Q2 revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64

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Today Oracle reported its fiscal second quarter financial performance, with revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64. Analysts on the street had expected revenue of $9.02 billion, and earnings per share of $0.61. Those earnings per share figures are non-GAAP figures. On a GAAP basis, the company earned $0.53 per...
Oracle beats estimates with fiscal Q2 revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64

The Economist unbundles digital from print subscriptions

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For a 170-year-old magazine, The Economist has been surprisingly nimble in navigating the digital age. That’s why it’s worth noting the venerable UK publication’s latest business move — charging a premium to new print subscribers who want digital access to the magazine. “We’ve got three choices now. There’s a print-only,...
The Economist unbundles digital from print subscriptions

FT: Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print For First Time

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A milestone reached as the world of old media continues its push in a digital direction: the storied, pink-sheeted daily newspaper the Financial Times, read by 2.1 million readers daily, today said digital subscribers now outnumber those in print, and that digital revenues now account for half of all sales...
FT: Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print For First Time

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​Long time readers of our blog will note that we occasionally throw in links to crazy, interesting, and fun items in our posts. You may be wondering, “How can I find such interesting content to share?” Today we’re launching two new features that are designed to help you do just...
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Google Reader, please don't go -- I need you to do my job

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When I learned Wednesday night that Google Reader is shutting down, I literally broke into a sweat. Like many journalists, I’ve come to rely on the 242 RSS subscriptions I manage through Google Reader. It’s the first thing I check every morning — second only to making a cup of...
Google Reader, please don't go -- I need you to do my job

Google Reader is dead

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Google is cleaning house. On Wednesday the company announced plans to purge Google Reader, Google Cloud Connect, CalDAV API, Snapseed's desktop versions for Mac and Windows, and a handful of other products and services as part of an effort to focus on its core products. Google Reader will shutter July...
Google Reader is dead
Babble curtails language learning costs using iPad subscriptions
The beginner's guide to YouTube Analytics

GetGlue helps you find Taste Neighbors who like the same books, movies, and music

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GetGlue, the social recommendation service from startup Adaptive Blue, has been collecting data about what its users like since its launch in November. Now it’s taking using that data to help those users find others who like the same things. To do this, the service (which works through both the...
GetGlue helps you find Taste Neighbors who like the same books, movies, and music

Apple revamps iOS Podcasts app

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Apple has recently revamped the iOS Podcasts app to version 1.2, hastily followed by a version 1.2.1 update to address a few issues that some users were having. The new version of the app is available now as a free Universal download from the App Store. When Apple launched its...
Apple revamps iOS Podcasts app

Xbox 360 sells 750,000 units on Black Friday

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The Microsoft gaming console has a blowout Thanksgiving weekend and logs a 50 percent increase in Xbox 360 Live subscriptions. [Read more]...
Xbox 360 sells 750,000 units on Black Friday

Trulia Beats Analysts With Record Q4 Revenue, But Posts Bigger-Than-Expected Loss

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In its second earnings report as a public company, online real estate site Trulia saw both higher revenue and a bigger loss than analyst estimates, reporting revenue of $20.6 million and a net loss of $1.59 million for the quarter ending on December 30. That’s a (non-GAAP) loss of 3...
Trulia Beats Analysts With Record Q4 Revenue, But Posts Bigger-Than-Expected Loss

Magazine Publishers Start To Coalesce Around Better Digital Metrics

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Hearst is following Conde Nast’s lead and will start releasing metrics on its paid iPad editions, the company announced today. Separately, the Association of Magazine Media has released a new set of guidelines for digital metrics. Hearst, which charges separately for its magazines’ digital editions instead of bundling them...
Magazine Publishers Start To Coalesce Around Better Digital Metrics

Unhappy with Adobe subscriptions? QuarkXPress offers upgrade deal

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Until the end of the month, anyone who buys or upgrades to the layout software -- an Adobe InDesign competitor -- will get the upcoming version 10. [Read more]...
Unhappy with Adobe subscriptions? QuarkXPress offers upgrade deal

When advertising becomes content, who wins -- advertisers or publishers, or both?

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Andrew Sullivan, the former Daily Beast writer who recently launched his own standalone publishing venture, has made it pretty clear that he doesn’t like advertising, which is why his site is supported entirely by reader subscriptions. And he also made it clear in a recent series of posts that he...
When advertising becomes content, who wins -- advertisers or publishers, or both?

We asked the experts: How do you do YouTube?

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Everyone uses YouTube – but how, exactly, are people engaging with the site? I’ve been wanting to ask a random assortment of users — from creators to mothers to execs to kids — how they consume YouTube since I read the following quote in a New York Times piece about...
We asked the experts: How do you do YouTube?

Premium YouTube channels to cost $1 to $5 per month, report says

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YouTube could be preparing to get into the subscription video business this spring, if one report proves accurate. According to AdAge's unnamed sources, YouTube wants to offer paid channels at a cost of $1 to $5 per month. There would be about 25 channels at first, possibly launching as...
Premium YouTube channels to cost $1 to $5 per month, report says

Digital Downloads Jumped 26% In 2011, Led By E-Books

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Users are downloading more e-books, music, TV shows and movies than ever: Digital content and subscriptions were the fastest-growing retail e-commerce category in 2011, according to a new ComScore (NSDQ: SCOR) report. As tablets and e-readers become more popular, “acceleration of e-book downloads…represented a strong driver of this growth,”...
Digital Downloads Jumped 26% In 2011, Led By E-Books
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