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Author Archive for: ‘Drew Bowling’

Microsoft, AARP Making Health Info Easier to Collect & Share

Microsoft and AARP have joined for a project that looks to make it easier for people over the age of 50 to manage health information and dispense it to family and healthcare providers. The service, AARP Health Record, which will be free to AARP members, will allow people to access their health information from any Internet connection. AARP Vice President …

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Google Acquires Quickoffice Ahead of Google Docs Dissolution

Quickoffice, maker of productivity software for mobile devices, has been acquired by Google. The acquisition comes at a time when Google is preparing to transfer all files saved with Google Docs, which has been the company’s cloud-based office software, over to Google Drive. While Google Docs might be disappearing, picking up Quickoffice indicates that Google isn’t letting its efforts to …

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Bing Targets Chinese Market with Hudong.com Partnership

Bing has officially staked out its online search territory in the Chinese market by striking an agreement with Hudong, which is regarded as the Wikipedia of China. The new partnership looks to give Bing, which is owned by Microsoft, a greater reach throughout China by generating search results that are more local and relevant to Chinese Bingers since those results …

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Facebook Ads: Nobody’s Really Persuaded to Buy Stuff

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has announced it’s considering adding Mark Zuckerberg’s trademark grin to the list of endangered species, the agency said in a statement today. Public sightings and documentation of his grin in the wild have diminished significantly over the past several weeks, owing to citing the Facebook CEO’s increased strife and scrutiny following his company’s shabby …

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Netflix Preps Open Connect to Improve Content Delivery

Netflix is hoping to improve relations with internet service providers with the announcement of its very own content delivery network, Open Connect. The new dedicated CDN aims to allow ISPs to partner up with Netflix in order to help manage the flow of data streaming to Netflix users, hopefully alleviating some of the cost as well as the burden that …

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Google Maps Locates God(s) in Switzerland

Some peculiar things have been spotted by Google Maps users over the years. There was rumored discovery of Atlantis, some hilarious captures of people falling, and, well, lots of other major weird. Now, prepare to add another page to the Google Maps black casebook. If you type in the coordinates “47.110579 9.227568″ in the Google Maps search bar. You’ll be …

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Internet Explorer 10 First Browser With ‘Do Not Track’ by Default

When Microsoft’s Windows 8 arrives to a computer near you it will have Internet Explorer 10 in tow, and with that browser will come a “Do Not Track” feature that will automatically be turned on. The privacy tool, which was backed by the Federal Trade Commission earlier this year, enables internet users to indicate to websites that they don’t wish …

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New Bing Is Now the Only Bing for U.S. Users

It’s the first day of June today, summer is officially huffing above us, and there’s no going back to that brief flowering moment of May. Another thing you can’t go back to: the old, non-social Bing. Prior to today, Bingers still had the option of using the previous incarnation of Bing or taking a great leap forward into the social …

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Facebook Promoted Posts (Sorta) Explained [Updated]

Facebook started rolling out its Promoted Posts feature for Page administrators last week but, unfortunately, didn’t explain a whole lot in how this new tool actually works. It sounds like it could be a useful tool, but its quiet introduction produced more questions than it provided answers. How will the promoted post appear on a follower’s page? How is the …

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Hiring of Antitrust Litigator Doesn’t Signal Google Antitrust Suit, FTC Says

In spite of the red sky Google might be seeing these mornings, the company doesn’t necessarily need to batten down the hatches of its ships just yet, according to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz. That red sky Google’s been cautious about goes by the name of Beth Wilkinson, a high-profile litigator who’s made quite the name for herself as …

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Bing Maps V7 API Adds Two More Data Modules, Updates Others

Bing Maps announced today that it’s added two new modules for the Bing Maps V7 API as well as some updates to a couple of existing modules. Till now, there were 15 different modules available for the Bing Maps V7 API, all of which were developed by the Bing Maps community and shared as a way to hasten the process …

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LivingSocial, AEG Will Help You Nab VIP Passes for The Biebs

LivingSocial, the collective bargaining service helping people get discounts on everything from fish food to hibachi grills, and AEG, one of the biggest sports and entertainment presenters in the world, announced an exciting new partnership today that will bring LivingSocial members some one-of-a-kind deals when purchasing tickets to see their favorite ball team or band. Through the deal, fans will …

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