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Google Goes French with Entrepreneurship at Le Camping Google Goes French with Entrepreneurship at Le Camping
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Google is going french with their efforts to educate the public on how to innovate and bring great ideas to life. Last week, a team of Googlers from 10 countries met in Paris to spend time with entrepreneurs and startups …

News Corp. and Rupert Murdoch Consider a Spin Off News Corp. and Rupert Murdoch Consider a Spin Off

Despite previous reservations by News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, the company is contemplating a split of their news and film assets from their print publication and newspaper divisions. Currently News Corp owns 20th Century Fox film studio, Fox broadcast network …

Bing and BigThink Offer Humanizing Technology Video Series Bing and BigThink Offer Humanizing Technology Video Series

As society learns about and integrates technology into our everyday lives, there are new relationships that form and alternative perspectives that arise. Bing and BigThink are teaming up to offer a new video series about technology and the evolving relationship …

Google’s Build Site is Made of 8 Trillion Legos Google’s Build Site is Made of 8 Trillion Legos
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We all love Legos and Google knows it. Google has been working with Lego Australia on a new platform called Build. Essentially, Build is the largest Lego set the World has ever seen (it has 8 trillion bricks). Google says …

YouTube Gives Us Pitch Advice for Entrepreneurs and Startups YouTube Gives Us Pitch Advice for Entrepreneurs and Startups

YouTube and Don Dodge, a developer and startup advocate at Google, bring us this next video which features some great advice and strategies for getting funding and support for new projects and startups. Critical aspects he covers include developing an …

Salesforce.com Acquires Thinkfuse SaaS Provider Salesforce.com Acquires Thinkfuse SaaS Provider
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Thinkfuse announced today that they are being acquired by Salesforce.com. Thinkfuse is a software-as-a-service provider that allows organizations to turn business communications into useful planning and scheduling tools. While very few details of the acquisition have been disclosed, Thinkfuse will …

Larry Page is Hurting Google’s Shareholders Larry Page is Hurting Google’s Shareholders
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Last week, during Google’s annual shareholders meeting, executive chairman Eric Schmidt announced that CEO Larry Page would be absent from the meeting because he had “lost his voice”. Seems perfectly normal to me, people get colds and lose their voices, …

Walmart’s Pay with Cash Online Payment Solution Ignites Consumer Spending Walmart’s Pay with Cash Online Payment Solution Ignites Consumer Spending
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Walmart recently introduced a “pay with cash” option for all of its online shoppers. It’s really simple. Load up your online shopping cart, get the total, go to Walmart, pay the balance in cash, then, your stuff will arrive in …

Consumer Watchdog Says We Are Google’s Product Consumer Watchdog Says We Are Google’s Product
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California’s Consumer Watchdog met with the city’s Assembly’s Transportation Committee today, to discuss opposition to SB 1298, Google driverless car legislation. They say, strong privacy for those who use the highways is a must if Google’s Driverless car legislation is …

Microsoft to Acquire Yammer for $1.2 Billion Microsoft to Acquire Yammer for $1.2 Billion
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About ten days ago, we reported that Yammer was in talks with Microsoft to discuss terms of an acquisition. While nothing had been confirmed, it certainly looked like the wheels were set in motion. Today, we learn that Microsoft is …

Google Discusses Innovation in Classrooms with the International Society for Technology in Education Google Discusses Innovation in Classrooms with the International Society for Technology in Education
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Today Google is out meeting with thousands of educators and administrators at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in sunny San Diego. The subject matter of the conference, as you would imagine, is how to bring more …

AOL Celebrates Winamp’s 15th Anniversary with Android Album Washer AOL Celebrates Winamp’s 15th Anniversary with Android Album Washer

AOL is celebrating Winamp’s 15th anniversary with an upgrade to their Winamp for Android called Album Washer. The upgrade, available for $0.99, helps users clean-up and organize their existing media libraries. Available at the new in-app store, Album Wash polishes …

Amazon Announces Best Books of 2012 Amazon Announces Best Books of 2012
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Today, Amazon.com released their list of the best books of 2012. By no means complete the list reflects publications released between January 2012 and June 2012. There are twenty books on the list overall, but the release is dominated by …

Yahoo Ready to Find Replacement CEO Yahoo Ready to Find Replacement CEO

Yahoo is ready to start searching for a new CEO. As you may recall, Scott Thompson resigned after a rather lengthy proxy battle with activist investor Dan Loeb a his investment firm, Third Point. The surprising climax of that battle …

Top 5 YouTube Partners Supplying 1.5 Billion Streams Monthly Top 5 YouTube Partners Supplying 1.5 Billion Streams Monthly

On Friday, we reported that YouTube was at the top of the list for monthly unique viewers throughout the month of May and total videos streamed. YouTube had over 136 million unique viewers and they streamed well over 16 billion …

Flipboard Gets the New York Times and their Paywall Flipboard Gets the New York Times and their Paywall

Flipboard, the fashionable reading app for smartphones and tablets, is getting the New York Times. While it’s true readers have always had access to the New York Times articles, they haven’t ever been able to view those in Flipboard’s highly-polished …

SEC Investigates Nasdaq and NYSE After Facebook IPO Breakdown SEC Investigates Nasdaq and NYSE After Facebook IPO Breakdown

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) isn’t buying that Nasdaq’s much publicized computer glitch on the opening day of Facebook’s IPO was the root cause for all the confusion. In fact, they have seen a couple other cases of so …

Prehistoric Turtle Sex Has Scientists Excited Prehistoric Turtle Sex Has Scientists Excited

Not necessarily a provocative story, but some prehistoric turtle sex has scientists in Germany very excited. Found at the bottom of a rock quarry, which was once a lush tropical environment 50 million years ago, the two turtle fossils are …

Google and Mindshare Create Mobile Garage to Educate Companies on Mobile Google and Mindshare Create Mobile Garage to Educate Companies on Mobile

Google does an awful lot to educate the public on new technology. They also do a lot to bring us new technology, but their latest effort is more focused on companies. Google has teamed up with Mindshare to help educate …

Google’s Project Re: Brief Combines Old School Advertising with Digital Technology Google’s Project Re: Brief Combines Old School Advertising with Digital Technology

Google has been working on a documentary that takes a different look at advertising as we know it. Collaborating with the iconic legends who designed some of the most memorable ads from the 1960′s and 1970′s, they created a short …

Nielsen: Who are the Top Streaming Video Sites? Nielsen: Who are the Top Streaming Video Sites?

During May 2012 alone, there were over 163 million unique video viewers who streamed well over 26 billion videos online. Those numbers are staggering. The average user spent almost six hours that month just watching streaming video. Nielsen, the rating …

Google Fueling Nonprofits with Free Technology Google Fueling Nonprofits with Free Technology

Google has been working with the HandsOn Network to help U.S. nonprofits partner up with tech savvy individuals who are interested in supporting a cause. HandsOn Tech is an initiative focused on helping nonprofit groups make a difference. Working with …

LivingSocial Not Going Public Anytime Soon LivingSocial Not Going Public Anytime Soon

In light of the totally botched Facebook IPO, it’s no wonder many tech companies are in no hurry to go public. According to LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaugnessy, you can add LivingSocial to that list. Despite recent losses for the company, …

Google Stock Split Ensures Continued Control Google Stock Split Ensures Continued Control
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Yesterday, at Google’s annual shareholders meeting, a decision to split stock and introduce a new class of non-voting stock was approved. The good news for the company’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, they maintain their majority 56 percent voting …