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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 But May Find Life Elsewhere Steve Jobs Movie Dropped by Sony But May Find Life Elsewhere

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 Under Fire for Using ‘God View’ to Track Journalist Uber Exec Under Fire for Using ‘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 Stand-Up Special Netflix Reportedly ‘Postpones’ Bill Cosby Stand-Up 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 …

Congressman Thomas Massie Voices Opposition To Marketplace Fairness Act Congressman Thomas 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 …

IBM Verse Email Product Taps Into Company’s Analytics Tech IBM Verse Email Product Taps Into Company’s Analytics Tech

IBM announced the launch of a new social email product called IBM Verse. It uses IBM’s analytics technologies to “get to know you,” what you think is important, and key people and groups you interact with. “And in contrast to …

Square Launches New Gift Cards For Sellers Square Launches New Gift Cards For Sellers

Square announced a new gift card offering, so sellers using its Register product can run gift card programs from their point of sale. Merchants can offer, redeem, and track gift cards within Square Register. Square began offering digital gift cards …

Americans Still Hate Cable Companies More Than Everything Americans Still Hate Cable Companies More Than Everything

YouGov recently asked 9,000 people a simple question about 1,200 different brands in 43 different sectors – Are you a satisfied customer? They then used the responses to rank each industry in terms of average satisfaction score. Guess which industry …

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Video Microsoft Launches Office 365 Video

Microsoft announced the launch of Office 365 Video, which gives businesses and organizations a destination for posting, sharing, and discovering relevant video content. The company names onboarding new employees, distributing a message from the CEO, and community contributions as examples …

Uber Going After Journos Has ‘No Basis in Reality’ Says Company Uber Going After Journos Has ‘No Basis in Reality’ Says Company

The bad press for Uber has just gone a bit meta. According to a report from BuzzFeed, an Uber VP recently proposed an idea to combat the negative press the company’s been receiving as of late. According to Emil Michael, …

Microsoft’s Knightscope Robots Guard Silicon Valley

Don’t be alarmed when you’re strolling along the roads of Silicon Valley and you happen to be stalked by a cold, heartless, egg shaped machine on wheels; it’s happening. Microsoft, the multinational technology corporation, has finally decided to hire robot …

LivingSocial Launches New Merchant Tools LivingSocial Launches New Merchant Tools

LivingSocial announced the launch of a new toolkit for merchants called Connect, which is geared toward letting them better engage and build relationships with customers acquired through the LivingSocial platform. The offering lets businesses personalize thank you emails, customize promotion …

LinkedIn Makes It Easier To Share SlideShare Content LinkedIn Makes It Easier To Share SlideShare Content

LinkedIn announced on Friday that SlideShare has a new way for users to extend the visibility and reach of their LinkedIn presence. With one click, you can now upload a presentation, infographic, or video to your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn will …