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Microsoft Adds Skype Document Chat To Office Online

Microsoft Adds Skype Document Chat To Office Online

By Chris Crum November 21, 2014

Microsoft announced the addition of Skype document chat to Office Online. It’s avaialble when you collaborate with others in real-time in Word or PowerPoint. To use it, click the Chat button. You can continue chats after leaving the document via …

Google Launches Publisher Payment Tool Contributor Google Launches Publisher Payment Tool Contributor

Google has a new product for publishers that enables them to receive payment from readers who would rather pay for content than see ads. It’s called Contributor by Google. The user chooses a monthly contribution from $1 to $3. When …

People Gamed Walmart with Fake Amazon Listings People Gamed Walmart with Fake Amazon Listings

Earlier this month, Walmart announced that it was going to start price matching online retailers like Amazon at all its US locations. Previously, Walmart had been price-matching some online prices in about half of its stores. It was only a …

Comcast Is Testing a Technician-Tracking Tool Comcast Is Testing a Technician-Tracking Tool

Comcast, the most-hated company in the nation’s most-hated industry, says it wants to be more specific about when its servicepeople are actually going to arrive at your house. In a corporate blog post titled Your Time Is Valuable; We Don’t …

Yelp Names Top 20 Cities For Local Holiday Shopping Yelp Names Top 20 Cities For Local Holiday Shopping

Yelp has put together its top 20 list for cities to shop local for the holidays. The company recently commissioned a survey from Nielsen to find out about people’s plans for local holiday shopping. It found that eight in ten …

Steve Jobs Movie Dropped by Sony, Not Dead Though Steve Jobs Movie Dropped by Sony, Not Dead Though

It appears that Sony, like the rest of us, are sick and tired of waiting for the newest Steve Jobs movie to get off the ground. According to Deadline, Sony Pictures just dumped the project. If you haven’t been following …

Netflix Officially Revives ‘Longmire’ Netflix Officially Revives ‘Longmire’

Last week, we learned that Netflix was in talks to produce a new season of Longmire, which was canceled by A&E. The company has now made it official. This is one thing Netflix is making a habit out of. It’s …

Google Acquires RelativeWave, Makes Form Free Google Acquires RelativeWave, Makes Form Free

Google has acquired RelativeWave, makers of Form, a mobile app protyping application for Mac. RelativeWave announced the news on its website with the following message: I’m very excited to announce that the RelativeWave team is joining Google to continue the …

Google News Now Gives Personalized Suggestions Google News Now Gives Personalized Suggestions

Google News has had personalization feature for a long time now, but a new feature actually suggests stories for users based on their interests. Google’s Krishna Bharat announced the feature in a post on Google+ (via Search Engine Land): Google …

Ashton Kutcher, Uber Investor, Gives His Two Cents Ashton Kutcher, Uber Investor, Gives His Two Cents

As we’ve reported this week, Uber is catching a lot of flak over statements made by a company VP and more recently, actions made by another exec. In short, an Uber VP named Emil Michael recently proposed that Uber could, …

Women Are Happiest Working for These Tech Companies Women Are Happiest Working for These Tech Companies

Among other things, 2014 has been the year of the diversity report. Like dominoes, tech company after tech company has made a point to release their internal diversity figures – basically, gender and ethnic breakdowns of the companies’ workforces. As …

Nielsen To Start Measuring Netflix, Amazon [Report] Nielsen To Start Measuring Netflix, Amazon [Report]

Nielsen will soon start measuring viewing on Netflix and other streaming services, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, which claims to have reviewed Nielsen client documents. This, according to the report, will begin as soon as …

Uber Exec Used 'God View' to Track Journalist Uber Exec Used 'God View' to Track Journalist

In the wake of an Uber VP’s comments about possibly digging up user data and using it against critical journalists and the absolute crapstorm that followed, Uber says that it is investigating its top NYC exec for privacy violations. According …

Netflix Reportedly 'Postpones' Bill Cosby Special Netflix Reportedly 'Postpones' Bill Cosby Special

Back in August, Netflix announced four exclusive stand-up comedy specials, including one from Bill Cosby. As you may have heard, Cosby’s reputation has suffered some major blows since then. Titled Bill Cosby 77, the special was scheduled to be released …

Netflix Readies Australia, New Zealand Launch Netflix Readies Australia, New Zealand Launch

Netflix announced that it will launch in Australia and New Zealand in March. The launch has been anticipated for a long time, but in recent weeks, we’ve seen talk of its inevitability ramp up. Now it’s official. Netflix said in …

Hulu Orders Amy Poehler-Produced ‘Difficult People’ Hulu Orders Amy Poehler-Produced ‘Difficult People’

Hulu announced today that it has given a straight-to-series order for Difficult People, a new Hulu Original series executive produced by Amy Poehler and starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner. The description is as follows: Difficult People hails from Julie …

Massie Voices Opposition To Marketplace Fairness Act Massie Voices Opposition To Marketplace Fairness Act

Congressman Thomas Massie on Tuesday voiced his opposition to the Marketplace Fairness Act, following in the footsteps of his Republican colleagues. Massie took to Facebook with the following message: Today I joined Senator Ted Cruz, Senator-elect Congressman Steve Daines, Congressman …