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Netflix cuts back on expiration dates after 'streamaggedon'

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To combat confusion over expiration dates, Netflix alters its API to prevent third-party tools from accessing movies' expiration dates. [Read more]...
Netflix cuts back on expiration dates after 'streamaggedon'
Pinterest launches Web Analytics for brands, takes one giant leap towards monetization

Freshdesk launches FreshThemes to help businesses customize the design of their customer service tools

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Cloud-based customer support platform Freshdesk has rolled out a bunch of new customization options today, called FreshThemes, which makes it easier for businesses to personalize their services. The idea is to offer Freshdesk users a library of ready-to-use themes that can be applied to give – what is usually a...
Freshdesk launches FreshThemes to help businesses customize the design of their customer service tools

RIAA's New War: Shutting Down The Equivalent Of Internet VCRs

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The entertainment industry just won't quit trying to kill perfectly legal technologies with substantial non-infringing uses. Back during the big legal fight over Grokster, the RIAA insisted that it had absolutely no interest in stopping technologies people used to record things. In fact, Consumer Electronics Association CEO Gary Shapiro reminded...
RIAA's New War: Shutting Down The Equivalent Of Internet VCRs
Apple's OS X 10.9 Will Reportedly Allow Multi-Monitor Fullscreen, More Power-User Friendly Finder

Google Tests Linking Google+ Pages with YouTube Channels

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Google is testing a new program that allows creators to link their Google+ pages to their YouTube accounts and channels. The feature is currently in beta, so it’s not available to all users. Once linked, a single Google account can manage up to 50 YouTube channels, though the owner will...
Google Tests Linking Google+ Pages with YouTube Channels
Filling in the gaps: great enterprise focused add-ons for OS X Server

Amazon makes it easier to track costs, usage in its cloud

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Somewhat undercutting a budding ecosystem of vendors that provide similar services, Amazon Web Services today announced increased features for customers to track their usage of AWS public cloud resources. Detailed billing features include the ability to break down usage costs by the hour and type of instance that is...
Amazon makes it easier to track costs, usage in its cloud
CEOs Who Are Active On Social Media Boost Employee Morale And Their Company's Image

Google updates BigQuery with SQL-like queries, grouping of distinct values, and support for Timestamp data

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Google on Thursday announced three new features for Google BigQuery that will let analytic teams deliver what the organizations really need: “actionable and data-driven business insights.” In other words, Google has added some new capabilities that will help businesses work effectively with large amounts of data. Here are the three...
Google updates BigQuery with SQL-like queries, grouping of distinct values, and support for Timestamp data

Twitter Exposes Intersections in the Social Graph

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Twitter is testing a new feature tonight that will provide users with a widget in the profile sidebar which displays mutual follows. According to a status posted by Twitter developer Nick Kallen, 10% of users now see a "You both follow" section on user profiles that will showcase a handful...
Twitter Exposes Intersections in the Social Graph

Setting Up A Content Delivery Network In Wordpress

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In order to improve connection times for users from all over the world, Ghacks enabled a content delivery network (CDN) yesterday. A CDN basically stores files and information on mirror servers all around the world in order to serve data to users from locations closest to them. This speeds up...
Setting Up A Content Delivery Network In Wordpress
Buzzfeed's Jonah Peretti Is The Stephen Hawking Of Radical Skateboarding Birds

Facebook rolls out scheduled posts, segmentation and more for Pages

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Facebook has rolled out several new tools to help with the management and marketing of Pages on the service, Facebook engineer Omid Saadati announced today. The three tools are post scheduling, unpublished page posts and Page admin permissions for third-party apps. Scheduling is finally coming to page posts, something that...
Facebook rolls out scheduled posts, segmentation and more for Pages

Netflix makes changes to public API after "Streamageddon" backlash

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Netflix made some changes to its public API Monday night that make it harder to figure out which movies are going to be taken off the service. The company will no longer provide the expiration date of movies through its API, which will mean that third-party tools like Instantwatcher.com’s Expiring...
Netflix makes changes to public API after "Streamageddon" backlash

Goodise, on pace to power $10M in sales this year, rolls out premium features for online merchants

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Goodsie is a drop dead simple service for setting up a stlylish e-commerce site. Since it launched, says founder and CEO Jonathan Marcus, the service has signed up 1200 sellers, each paying $15 a month, and is growing at 20 percent each month. Today it introduced a suite of premium...
Goodise, on pace to power $10M in sales this year, rolls out premium features for online merchants

Amazon 'Send to Kindle' hits Firefox, with Safari coming soon, but no word on IE

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Amazon’s “Send to Kindle” feature is one of my favorite little technological tricks — letting me quickly send an article from a web browser to read later on my Kindle. I’ll often use it when I encounter longer articles that I want to spend more time with than possible during...
Amazon 'Send to Kindle' hits Firefox, with Safari coming soon, but no word on IE

Sprinklr CEO: 'Twitter Is Doing The Right Thing' By Limiting Developers

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A few weeks ago, when Twitter announced stricter rules for what app developers could--and could not--do on Twitter, it set off a firestorm of complaints (and the launch of a competitor). But there's a flipside to that, says the CEO of one of Twitter's first 12 certified partners. Twitter's move to...
Sprinklr CEO: 'Twitter Is Doing The Right Thing' By Limiting Developers

This week in cloud: Cloud as job creator, crazy times for Microsoft Azure storage

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It was another busy week in cloud. Amazon continued its enterprise push with the delivery of its promised Redshift data warehouse service and announced OpsWorks, an application configuration and management tool based on the Chef framework which competes to some degree with third party tools like Rundesk, Scalr and Rightscale.  Rackspace CTO...
This week in cloud: Cloud as job creator, crazy times for Microsoft Azure storage

Twitter Launches Promoted Products API, Letting Marketers Buy Via Third-Party Tools

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Little Twitter is growing up, today announcing it will offer an advertising API for its Promoted Tweets and Promoted Accounts products, a development allowing marketers to buy and optimize Twitter ads alongside their other media buying. The company has been testing the system for the last month or... Please visit...
Twitter Launches Promoted Products API, Letting Marketers Buy Via Third-Party Tools

Windows 7 Tweaks Software Overview

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Windows 7 tweaks can be applied either manually by manipulation the Windows Registry or by using one of the available tweaking programs that often offer comfortable access to hundreds of configuration settings. Hardcore users might prefer to apply all tweaks manually which has the advantage that they can be sure...
Windows 7 Tweaks Software Overview

2 Ways to Sync Google Buzz with Twitter

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Have you ever wanted to sync your Google Buzz "status updates" from Google's new social networking service over to the popular microblogging network Twitter? At launch time, that isn't possible using Buzz's interface. It doesn't allow you to sync your native Buzz posts to Twitter manually or automatically and you...
2 Ways to Sync Google Buzz with Twitter

Amazon launches AWS Marketplace, provides third-party tools and services for customers in the Cloud

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Helping to further monetize its Cloud hosting service, Amazon has today launched AWS Marketplace, allowing its hosting customers to find, purchase and immediately deploy software and services they need to build, scale and develop their businesses online. The website, which sports a similar design to Amazon’s online retail store, lists...
Amazon launches AWS Marketplace, provides third-party tools and services for customers in the Cloud

Microsoft to grow Office 365's capacity to import contacts from third-party tools

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Office 365 users will increasingly be able to import contacts from external applications after the suite's initial rollout of this capability for Facebook and LinkedIn....
Microsoft to grow Office 365's capacity to import contacts from third-party tools

Developers adapt to Apple's crackdown on app discovery services

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Ever since Apple instituted clause 2.25 in October 2012 to its App Review Guidelines,  the Cupertino, Calif.-based corporation has been cracking down on app discovery services violating the clause like AppGratis, which was removed from the Apple App Store in an effort to stop third-party tools that directly compete with the...
Developers adapt to Apple's crackdown on app discovery services

Microsoft pulling free development tools for Windows 8 desktop apps, only lets you ride the Metro for free

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Microsoft has instituted a big change with its free Visual Studio 11 Express suite that's leaving some current- and soon-to-be Windows 8 developers up in arms: it's pulling support for creating anything but Metro-native apps. After 11 becomes the norm, desktop developers will need to either cling to Visual...
Microsoft pulling free development tools for Windows 8 desktop apps, only lets you ride the Metro for free
Twitter releases API for advertisers, enabling integration with cross-platform tools

Microsoft to grow Office 365's capacity to import contacts from third-party tools

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Office 365 users will increasingly be able to import contacts from external applications after the suite's initial rollout of this capability for Facebook and LinkedIn....
Microsoft to grow Office 365's capacity to import contacts from third-party tools

Users to YouTube: let us record your videos

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If YouTube wants to be the future of broadcast, then it also has to support the DVR of tomorrow. That’s the main argument of a new online petition urging Google to allow third-party tools and services that record content from YouTube, which has attracted more than 170,000 signatures in just...
Users to YouTube: let us record your videos

Google beta tests linking YouTube channels to Google+ accounts for creators

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Google announced on its YouTube Creators blog last night that it is starting a new beta test for creators that will allow them to link a Google+ account to their YouTube channel. Other benefits of linking your YouTube channel to Google+: YouTube will allow you to “Choose any name for...
Google beta tests linking YouTube channels to Google+ accounts for creators
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