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Google Integrates Click-To-Call Tech, Emergency Results
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Score one for the whole “do no evil” directive at Google.  Late yesterday, the search giant enabled click-to-call capabilities for emergency-related mobile search results, effectively acknowledging that it’s as important for users to be able to contact poison control as …

Charlie Sheen Tweets Are Like Super Bowl Ads
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95,333 clicks in the first hour. 412,000 clicks in 48 hours. A trending topic on Twitter (worldwide). Internships.com received 74,040 applications from 181 countries. These are all things achieved by a single tweet from Charlie Sheen. More specifically, they’re stats …

Square Security Defended By CEO Jack Dorsey
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Yesterday, Verifone posted an open letter, attacking competing credit card reader company Square, showing how criminals could use it to steal credit card info. “The issue is that Square’s hardware is poorly constructed and lacks all ability to encrypt consumers’ …

Google Maps Highlights EV Charging Stations

The beauty of an electric car is, of course, that it doesn’t need gas. Yet a major downside is that gas stations are plentiful, while charging stations are rare. So a certain search giant intends to help EV owners by …

Richest Man in the World: Carlos Slim, According to Forbes List
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Forbes has released its annual Billionaires list. Carlos Slim Helú (and family) made the top of the list. Forbes reports: Atop the heap is Mexico’s Carlos Slim Helu, who added $20.5 billion to his fortune, more than any other billionaire. …

Microsoft Office Web Apps for Hotmail Available Everywhere

Microsoft announced that its Office Web Apps for Windows Live SkyDrive and Hotmail are now available n 18 new countries in Central and South America, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, …

IE9 Launch Scheduled For March 14th

Monday, March 14th (and Tuesday, March 15th, depending on time zones and when everyone goes to bed) may come to mark a significant turning point in the browser wars.  Microsoft’s announced that it will make the final version of Internet …

Square Security Flaw (Alleged) Introduced by Competitor VeriFone
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There has been a lot of buzz around Square, the credit card reader service co-founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. The service makes it easy for anyone to accept credit card payments, via a card reader that plugs into mobile …

Google Adds Smart Labels To Gmail

Google has introduced a new feature in Gmail Labs called Smart Labels, which are aimed at helping users classify and organize email. Users can turn on the new feature on the Labs tab in Settings, Smart Labels then organize incoming …

StumbleUpon to Expand to New Platforms – More Traffic for Everybody?
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StumbleUpon announced that it has raised a new $17 million series B round of funding, which the company will use to invest in the company’s discovery technology, expand to new platforms, and grow its employee base. The new funding comes …

iOS 4.3 Available for Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch iOS 4.3 Available for Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
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iOS 4.3 was announced on March 2nd, when Apple announced the launch of the iPad 2. Both the new device and the operating system were supposed to become available on Friday, March 11. Apple went ahead and let device-owners get …

Yahoo Shuffles Sales Force Leadership

Yesterday, LivingSocial announced that it had hired a high-ranking Yahoo sales exec (“Vice President of North American Field Sales”).  Now, although the timing has to be a coincidence, Yahoo’s made two personnel changes that should help strengthen its sales organization. …

Google Apps Marketplace Turns One
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Google said today its apps marketplace has turned one and during that time it has grown from 50 to over 300 apps. Over the last year Google said its has learned the following: *Web app adoption is accelerating across every …

Demand Media’s Pluck Teams Up with Buddy Media on Facebook Page Apps

Demand Media announced that it has entered a partnership with Buddy Media to extend Demand Media’s Pluck social applications into the Facebook ecosystem. Buddy Media has built a business out of creating Facebook tools for businesses, and it counts Target, …

Foursquare for Business – An Increasingly Attractive Option
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Yesterday, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley announced the new version of Foursquare - Foursquare 3.0 - with new discovery features, and mentioned that businesses would be getting some new types of specials to offer customers this week. Foursquare is now talking about them …

Facebook And Yahoo Back Kenny Powers March Madness Contest
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Kenny Powers, the main character from HBO’s Eastbound and Down, has partnered with K-Swiss for a March Madness Yahoo Tourney contest. The contest is inviting users to join the Tournaggeddon Yahoo Tourney Pick ‘Em group. Users will be asked to …

Groupon-Enabled Cash Registers In Development

At retail stores, unusual payments often bring things to a halt.  Food stamps, tax exemptions, and even things like two-dollar bills can baffle cashiers (and computers) who aren’t used to dealing with them.  So to ease the burden Groupon puts …

NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller Steps Down
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NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller announced her resignation today. NPR sent us the following statement: The NPR Board of Directors announced today that it has accepted the resignation of Vivian Schiller as President and CEO of NPR, effective immediately. …

Barack and Michelle Obama Talk Bullying in Facebook Video Barack and Michelle Obama Talk Bullying in Facebook Video
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have appeared in a video shot exclusively for Facebook, to discuss bullying prevention, and a summit that will take place on Thursday, addressing the topic. “During that event, the President, First Lady, …

Stack Overflow Becomes Stack Exchange

Stack Overflow announced that it is changing its company name to Stack Exchange Inc. (effective immediately). “There’s a method behind this madness, of course: we want to emphasize the importance of the 45 sites in our network, which has long …

Netflix Stock Dives Due To Facebook Movie Experiment
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Within Netflix, things look much the same today as yesterday.  The company hasn’t been hit by site outages, big resignations, or scandals of any sort.  But Facebook’s decision to let users rent The Dark Knight apparently spooked Netflix shareholders to …

Flash to HTML5 Converter from Adobe Flash to HTML5 Converter from Adobe
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Adobe Labs has released a tool for converting Flash FLA files to HTML5. The tool, called “Wallaby“, is simply a preview of an experimental technology that Adobe’s engineers have been working on for this purpose. “This allows you to reuse …

Google Faces $600,000 Fine In France
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Over the years, Google’s had to appear in French courts several times, and it now looks like a recent case didn’t go so well. Google’s been found guilty of breaching copyright laws, and unless something changes, the company faces a …

Foursquare 3.0 for Android and iPhone Coming Tonight

Foursquare announced that Foursquare 3.0 – the latest version of its app (for Android and iPhone) will be available tonight. One very significant new feature of this is a discovery tool called “Explore”. “The idea is pretty simple: tell us …