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Google Docs Upgrades Commenting

Google announced today that it has updated commenting on Google Docs to include features that will supposedly encourage feedback and smoother discussions. First up, all comments will now contain a timestamp and picture.  Single comments will also be able to …

Ebert: Thumbs Down To Facebook’s Movie Streaming
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The announcement concerning Facebook’s content partnership with Warner Brothers not only caused a dip in the Netflix stock as investors panicked at the idea of competition, it’s also caught the notice of perhaps the most famous movie critic ever, and …

Netflix Upping the Ante

Netflix is no stranger to making big deals that shake up the television and home movie landscape, and in a report we told you about yesterday, most of their moves seem to be working.  After grabbing 61% of the digital …

Twitter Adds “Always Use HTTPS” Setting

The likelihood of a Twitter user losing control of his or her account should soon decrease by quite a bit.  Late yesterday, the company announced a new “Always use HTTPS” setting that’s designed to give everyone an obvious way of …

iPhone Gets New Search App From Google
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Google has released an updated version of its Google Mobile App for iPhone aimed at making it faster and easier to find apps. The app has been redesigned and renamed and is now known as the Google Search app for …

Does Time Warner’s iPad App Steal Cable?
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Time Warner unveiled an iPad application that allows users to stream their Time Warner’s cable television subscription to a tablet device, and not surprisingly, some of the cable networks were none too pleased about having their content streamed for free. …

Google Acquires Green Parrot Pictures
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Google’s interest in professional-quality video continues to rise.  This afternoon, a company called Green Parrot Pictures announced that Google’s followed up a recent series of moves in the space by acquiring it.  Google appears to have big plans for the …

Facebook And Mobile Apps Becoming More Important To Small Businesses
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Small businesses are increasingly relying on mobile applications, Facebook pages for their companies, and employees working remotely through wireless technologies, according to a new survey from AT&T. More than a third (38%) of small businesses said they could not survive …

UPDATE: Twitter Number Crunching

Yesterday, we told you about Twitter development team member Ryan Sarver’s message to third-party client developers.  In this message he stated that it was Twitter’s goal to create a uniform experience for users, and many non-official clients were preventing that …

Yahoo’s Stock Drops 5.66 Percent

We waited to bring this story to you just in case the stock recovered (or took an even steeper dive) before the end of the trading day.  But U.S. markets are now closed, meaning we can report that Yahoo’s stock …

AT&T Says Goodbye To An Uncapped Internet
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And the battle against a truly open Internet where service providers do not interfere with the usage rights — look it up in the service contract: long ago, in the BNNN (before no net neutrality) days, an uncapped Internet means …

Web Apps Running Slower on Apple Products Web Apps Running Slower on Apple Products
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Let’s face it: America is too busy to be saddled with any extra tap of the thumb, and launching anything through mobile Safari is groan-worthy.  But is Apple intentionally slowing down web apps launched directly from the home screen?  According …

LinkedIn Announces Feature Phone App

Smartphones may be omnipresent in college classrooms and certain offices, but the reality is that many, many people still own more basic devices.  So LinkedIn, which used to take some pride in the fact that the average member’s income was …

YouTube To Hold Interview With Israeli Prime Minister
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YouTube is inviting users to submit questions to Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu for an interview that will be streamed live on the site. The interview is part of the YouTube World View series and is in partnership with Israel’s …

HP Looking To Cloud For The Future

If you’re a new CEO and are looking to put your own stamp on a company upon starting, look to HP’s Leo Apotheker for inspiration. On Monday, Apotheker outlined his vision for the company and many came away impressed with …

Running The Numbers On The Best Buy “Buy Back” Program
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Let me state my bias up front: I really like Best Buy. I think that they have consistently demonstrated a savvy about the consumer electronics business that other companies only dream about. It’s a tough market too, littered with big …

Apple Store Helps Japanese In Need
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We are constantly being inundated with reports on how technology is making the world a cold, desolate place. That is why it is so nice when a story comes along about tech and social media that shows its true connective …

Making a Jumbotron Out of Mobile Devices
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Hacks, mash ups and other alterations clearly rule the world of technology. So much so, in fact, that improving upon on third party creations and finding new levels of usability is commonplace and expected. That being said, every so often, …

Google Toughens Stance On Counterfeit Goods
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Counterfeit goods tend not to make anyone happy in the long run.  Buyers are frustrated when logos rub off and products fall apart.  Manufacturers don’t like the cheap competition.  And organizations that help connect the two come under fire from …

eBay Makes Listings Free For Up To 50 Items
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eBay said today, for the first time, it is making it free to list up to 50 items per month in auctions at any start price, and free to add the “Buy it Now” option to those listings. Starting on …

Netflix Crushing the Competition Netflix Crushing the Competition
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Watching movies at home is getting easier and easier, but that doesn’t mean consumers are spreading around their sources. In a press release earlier today, global retail market researcher NPD Group reports that the lion’s share of downloaded and streamed …

Google Mobile Payment Service Tests Rumored
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The idea of waving your phone around to pay for something may come one step closer to widespread, in-the-U.S. reality this summer thanks to Google. Rumors indicate the search giant intends to test a mobile payment service in New York …

Zynga Entices Gamers With RewardVille
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Zynga, the social game developer behind the popular FarmVille, has launched an online rewards program called RewardVille. RewardVille offers players the ability to earn Zynga-level points and coins, and access exclusive limited edition virtual goods from multiple games. “With RewardVille, …

NBA Referee Calls Foul On Reporter Tweet NBA Referee Calls Foul On Reporter Tweet
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The relationship between sports referees and fans/followers of sport has been, at best, a contentious one filled with unending amounts of distrust, at least from the perspective of those doing the sports-watching. Every bad call, every missed call and every …