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Slideshare Adds Lead Generation Features

Slideshare Adds Lead Generation Features

LinkedIn announced the launch of a new lead generation tool for Slideshare, which it says will enable marketers to identify key consumers of their content and connect with their audience, hence allowing them to build that audience. Lead Generation on SlideShare: A How-to Guide from SlideShare “Our new lead generation solution helps brands convert their viewership on SlideShare into high …

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Microsoft Launches New Business Messaging App Send

Microsoft Launches New Business Messaging App Send

Microsoft just launched a new iPhone app for people to send messages to their co-workers. It’s called send, and the company says it’s designed for “in-and-out email.” The app is for people with Office 365 business and school email accounts for now, but Microsoft says it will expand support in the coming months. “While tools like text messaging and IM …

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Amazon Home Services Expands To More Parts Of The Country

Amazon Home Services Expands To More Parts Of The Country

Earlier this year, Amazon announced Amazon Home Services, which lets customers browse, buy, and schedule appointments with professional services via a marketplace of services in categories like home improvement, computer & electronics, lawn & garden, lessons, automotive, and others. The company announced on Wednesday that it has expanded Amazon Home Services to more markets in the United States, and that …

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Microsoft Earnings Better Than Expected As Nokia, Restructuring Impact Numbers

Microsoft Earnings Better Than Expected As Nokia, Restructuring Impact Numbers

Microsoft just released its quarterly earnings report with revenue at $22.2 billion. Wall Street estimates were more like $22.04 billion. The company exceeded expectations on earnings per share at $0.62 cents (compared to the expected $0.58). Microsoft’s report was substantially impacted by irregular circumstances including a $7.5 billion charge related to the acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services (NDS) …

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Apple Disappoints On iPhone Sales

Apple Disappoints On iPhone Sales

Apple just released its quarterly earnings report. The company surpassed Wall Street estimates on revenue and earnings per share, but iPhone sales were not on par with expectations. iPad sales were also down 18%. The company sold 47.5 million iPhones during the quarter. Analysts had expected closer to 49 or 50 million. CEO Tim Cook said, “We had an amazing …

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Yahoo Revenue Better Than Expected, Earnings Not Quite

Yahoo Revenue Better Than Expected, Earnings Not Quite

Yahoo just released its earnings report for the second quarter with revenue up 15% year-over-year. The company reported a net loss of $21.6 million. Revenue after costs paid to partners was pretty much flat. Gross search revenue was also up 15% at $920 million while GAAP search revenue was up 22% at $521 million. Paid clicks were up 13% and …

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Google Gives Manufacturers More Control Over Their Product Listings

Google Gives Manufacturers More Control Over Their Product Listings

Google announced the launch of Google Manufacturer Center, which it describes as a tool for brand manufacturers to help them accurately represent their products to shoppers across Google.com, Google Shopping, and other Google services. Manufacturers can upload product data to the tool to make their product listings better. Data right from the manufacturer will be seen as authoritative. “With more …

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Microsoft Office Gets A Google Drive Plug-In

Microsoft Office Gets A Google Drive Plug-In

Google announced the launch of the new Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office, which lets Office users open their Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents stored in Google Drive and save any changes. “With Google Drive, you can keep all your important files in one place, then open them with your choice of apps and devices,” says Google’s Darrell Kuhn. “Building …

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Square Launches Dashboard Analytics App For iOS

Square Launches Dashboard Analytics App For iOS

Square just released a new Dashboard app aimed at making it easier for businesses to make decisions from their mobile devices based on data. The app has been in beta, but is now available to all. “During our beta program, sellers using the app opened it 12 times per day, on average; that’s more than once an hour during a …

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Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Dead at 28

Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Dead at 28

Josh Greenberg, one of the founders of now-shuttered music streaming service Grooveshark, has died. He was 28. According to the Gainesville Sun, Greenberg was found in his bed by his girlfriend. According to police, there were no signs of foul play, injuries, or drugs. His mother told the paper that he didn’t have any apparent health problems. Until an autopsy …

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Amazon Is Set to Launch Prime in India: Report

Amazon Is Set to Launch Prime in India: Report

Amazon may be gearing up to make another sizable investment in India. The India Times reports that the company is preparing to launch its Prime service in the country, including Amazon Instant Video within the year. Apparently, Amazon is already in talks with content producers. According to the report, this move will cost Amazon more than $5 billion, much of …

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Here’s What Those New Netflix Emails Look Like

Here’s What Those New Netflix Emails Look Like

As reported earlier this week, Netflix is changing the way it emails its DVD subscribers. I found this interesting because I’ve been a member for over a decade and can’t recall a time when this has changed much at all. Essentially, they’re reducing the frequency of emails by consolidating information. They also promoted separate social media accounts for the DVD …

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