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BlackBerry 10 Won’t Have a Physical Keyboard

While RIM’s newest version of the BlackBerry won’t be ready until sometime later this year, they have confirmed that BlackBerry 10 won’t actually have a physical keyboard. While versions of the BlackBerry 10 operating systems will be available on devices with a physical keyboard at a later date, RIM spokesperson Rebecca Freiburger verified it is not part of the design …

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Nielsen Says Funny Trumps Sentimental Every Time

Despite less than ideal economic conditions, consumers are spending money like crazy and if you hope to capture some of that revenue than you have to advertise. One question you might ask is, “How can I invest the least and get the most?”. Nielsen, the television ratings people, wondered the same thing. While asking how to invest the least and …

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Are You Sharing Too Much Online? [Infographic]

People share a lot of information online and the popularity of social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest reveal that too much sharing can come back to haunt us. Sometimes inappropriate sharing is blatantly obvious, as in an indecent photo, an angry tweet, or coming out to support a controversial topic, but other times, you may not know that sharing …

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Ford’s Keyfree Password Manager Blows the Heads Off Competition

Ford has been desperately seeking a competitive advantage in creating an exceptional and undeniable driving experience, and their efforts have really paid off with this next innovation. Quite simple in its design, it is a Chrome extension that stores all your passwords for Google, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and many others. Combine this with a previously authorized smartphone, and you have …

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Ford Looks to App Developers and Open-Source Innovation for Futuristic Driving Experience

Ford Motors has been doing everything they can think of to facilitate innovation and a creative spirit in the automotive community. The company has changed their outlook on design and engineering. Their latest effort to spur creative ideas comes in the form of a new laboratory in Silicon Valley, where collecting data on how people are using their vehicles and …

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Nielsen Says Younger Users Will Adopt 4G Networks

This probably comes as no surprise, but consumers under the age of 34 in the United States are the most likely to adopt 4G technology. From the first quarter in 2011 to the first quarter in 2012, the popularity of 4G devices has grown from 1.4 percent to 7.6 percent. While people under the age of 34 account for most …

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Twitter to Aggressively Expand Advertising to Over 50 Countries Before the End of 2012

Twitter has some mighty ambitious plans to bring promoted tweets and other advertising products to over 50 countries by the end of 2012. Western Europe and Latin America will be among the first to see their tweeters transformed into revenue for the company. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey spoke at a press conference held during the Cannes International Film Festival Tuesday …

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Windows Phone 8 Unleashes a New Wave of Features

The Windows Phone Team is excited to bring us the new Windows Phone, number 8, as they so cleverly call it. They emphasize they are “resetting” their approach to mobile, whatever that means. Another point they emphasize is that Windows Phone 8, is based on the new Windows 8 Operating System. I don’t know why, but this actually makes a …

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Oracle Finally Gives Up on Google Paying Statutory Damages

Oracle has finally given up on hoping Google will be made to pay any statutory payments from their Java API patent infringement case regarding the development of the Android Operating Systems. If you remember, back at the end of May, a jury found that Google did indeed not infringe on any of Oracle’s Java patents. On Monday, both parties once …

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Is Facebook Eavesdropping on Your Romantic Relationships? [Infographic]

Facebook is a great place for reconnecting with people and helping to maintain relationships. In fact, many users are vigilant about keeping their relationship status up-to-date and informing everyone about all the changes that take place in their lives. While you may not realize it, Facebook is keeping track of all these relationships you have so neatly organized in your …

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Go Daddy Goes to India with First International Hire

Go Daddy is getting ready to go international and the focus of their new efforts is in India. That’s right, India is a priority in their global expansion plan. Today they announced the hire of Rajiv Sodhi as Managing Director of Go Daddy India. It is an exciting moment for the company as Sodhi is their first-ever international executive. Sodhi …

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LivingSocial Gets Outrageous $23 Million Tax Break

LivingSocial has been doing very well for itself. In fact, it is time for the daily deals provider to expand its operations, and they contemplated moving headquarters outside its current Washington, D.C. home. Fortunately, the D.C. City Council and many local business professionals want to do something to entice them to stay. Members of the business community and state legislator …

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