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Yelp Wants To Save Lives With Its API Yelp Wants To Save Lives With Its API

Yelp announced that it’s lending its API to the U.S. Department of Transporattion to use in its SaferRide app. The goal is to keep people from driving after they’ve had too much to drink. “The app encourages potential drunk drivers …

LinkedIn’s SlideShare Expands Its Analytics Offering LinkedIn’s SlideShare Expands Its Analytics Offering

LinkedIn announces is opening up analytics feature previously only available to premium SlideShare users to all users. “Really helpful in slicing, dicing and understanding your traffic so you can understand and do more of what’s working (and less of what’s …

These Are The Top Business Skills Of The Year These Are The Top Business Skills Of The Year

This time of year, just about every major Internet service puts out some kind of look back at 2014. The search engines reveal the top trending searches of the year. The music streaming/download services reveal the hottest tunes. The social …

Here’s the Unsurprising Average Face of a CEO Here’s the Unsurprising Average Face of a CEO

What does the average face of a CEO look like? Exactly how you think it would, for the most part. Coupon company SumoCoupon used morphing technology to create composite images of the “average” face of male and female CEOs across …

Sprint’s NASCAR Sponsorship to End After 2016 Sprint’s NASCAR Sponsorship to End After 2016

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be no more after the 2016 season. Well, at least not under the name “Sprint”. Sprint has announced it has told NASCAR that it will not extend its sponsorship past 2016, citing a desire …

AMC Theatres Now Offering Movie-a-Day Subscription Plan AMC Theatres Now Offering Movie-a-Day Subscription Plan

In a move to get people out of their houses and watching movies at the theater as much as they’re watching them from their couches, AMC Theatres is partnering with MoviePass to bring a subscription model to the theatergoer. AMC …

Dish Adds Netflix App To Its Box Dish Adds Netflix App To Its Box

Dish just became the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to integrate Netflix. The company announced that the Netflix app is now available on its second-generation Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR box. Dish customers will now be able to stream …

Hulu Acquires SVOD Rights To Resurrection, Mistresses, Devious Maids Hulu Acquires SVOD Rights To Resurrection, Mistresses, Devious Maids

Hulu announced a new licensing agreement with the Disney-ABC Television Group that will give it exclusive SVOD rights to all episodes of Resurrection and Mistresses, and prior episodes of Lifetime’s Devious Maids. “ABC Studios produces some of the most compelling …

Twitter Reportedly Eyeing Foursquare Partnership Twitter Reportedly Eyeing Foursquare Partnership

Twitter has a location-based element to it, but it’s not that sophisticated and it’s not really a huge part of the service. It appears the company may be looking to change that. Business Insider is quoting the ubiquitous “sources familiar …

Twitter Reportedly Torn on Autoplay Videos Twitter Reportedly Torn on Autoplay Videos

Whether you’re a marketing-minded person who thinks that Twitter is a perfect place for autoplay video ads or a user who absolutely hates the sound of that – you have people inside the company that agree with you. In fact, …

Yelp Shows Businesses Some Love With New App Yelp Shows Businesses Some Love With New App

Yelp’s reputation among businesses is…let’s just say a mixed bag. By now, you’ve no doubt heard plenty of horror stories, regardless of whether or not they’re true (they’re often unproven), but the fact is that Yelp needs businesses to exist, …

Amazon Extends Free Shipping Deadline for XMas Delivery Amazon Extends Free Shipping Deadline for XMas Delivery

If you’re a procrastinating holiday shopper (and most of us are), you’ll be happy to know that Amazon has extended its deadline for free shipping to arrive before Christmas. You’ll need to place your order by December 19 to get …

Square Sellers Recently Brought In $100 Million In One Day Square Sellers Recently Brought In $100 Million In One Day

Square achieved a big milestone, announcing that its sellers made $100,000,000 in sales in one day. The company is sharing a set of infographics looking at the sellers who made this up: The big day was Friday 12/5. Last month, …

Twitter Co-Founder Doesn’t Give a Sh-t About Instagram’s User Metrics Twitter Co-Founder Doesn’t Give a Sh-t About Instagram’s User Metrics

Twitter co-founder and board member Evan Williams thinks it’s stupid to put so much stock in user metrics. Well, he put it more bluntly. Fortune’s Erin Griffith has the quote of the week – at least from a tech leader. …

Adobe Acquires Stock Photo Service Fotolia For Creative Cloud Integration Adobe Acquires Stock Photo Service Fotolia For Creative Cloud Integration

Adobe announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire stock photo service Fotolia, which it will integrate into Adobe Creative Cloud. The idea is that it can give users the ability to easily purchase images right from the …

YouTube Finally Adds a GIF-Making Tool YouTube Finally Adds a GIF-Making Tool

GIFs, however you say it, already rule the internet. And though making a few-second GIF from the world’s greatest source for GIF-able material – YouTube – isn’t rocket science, it’s a tiny pain in the ass in that you have …

Facebook Rolls Out Call-To-Action Buttons For Businesses Facebook Rolls Out Call-To-Action Buttons For Businesses

Facebook announced a call-to-action feature to “help Pages drive business objectives directly from the Page itself.” “Businesses will now be able to link from a selection of buttons to any destination on or off Facebook, allowing for a much deeper …

Google Commissions Study To Show How Competitive The Mobile Market Is In Europe Google Commissions Study To Show How Competitive The Mobile Market Is In Europe

As you probably know, Google is currently embroiled in a years-long antitrust investigation in Europe, as authorities continue to look into its search business. The process was recently prolonged further by a change in leadership, with commissioner Joaquin Almunia stepping …

Microsoft Office Online Gets A Bunch Of New Features Microsoft Office Online Gets A Bunch Of New Features

Microsoft took the opportunity on Wednesday to run down a list of features that have either rolled out very recently or are in the process of rolling out. One is Insights for Office. This lets you right click on a …

Google Is the Best Company to Work for, According to Employees Google Is the Best Company to Work for, According to Employees

In the seventh iteration of employer-review site Glassdoor’s Best Place to Work list, Google finally takes the top spot. According to Glassdoor, it’s Google’s benefits, salary, and overall treatment of employees that puts it a notch above the rest. With …

The First Apps From The Big Apple IBM Partnership Are Here The First Apps From The Big Apple IBM Partnership Are Here

Back in July, Apple and IBM announced a partnership to bring the latter’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad with over 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions. These would include native apps for both devices, IBM cloud services specifically …