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EBay developers working on possible apps for Google Glass

Friday, 17 May 2013 05:05

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Developers at eBay Inc are working on potential applications for Google Inc's Glass project, opening up the possibility that shopping and broader commercial activities might be conducted through the wearable technology.
(Source: Reuters. Read more....) 

 

Google’s Three-Hour I/O Keynote Boils Down To These Highlights And One Theme: Foundation

Thursday, 16 May 2013 06:38

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Today's three-hour-long Google I/O keynote came with plenty of announcements, but the company mostly assured us that it is focused on building frameworks that can benefit developers and consumers.
(Source: TechCrunch. Read more....)

 

Google Maps revamp promotes ads and personalises details

Thursday, 16 May 2013 06:31

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Google has unveiled a new version of its Maps web service, which it says has been "rebuilt from the ground up".
The redesign aims to personalise the product, deciding what to label to best match each user's interests.
It also features new icons highlighting businesses running ads and promotions, which overlay the map.
(Source: BBC News. Read more....)

 

Google reveals Play Music All Access subscription service

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 18:18

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Google has unveiled a streaming music subscription service.
Google Play Music All Access offers users the ability to listen to millions of tracks in addition to the ones they already own. The firm described it as "radio without rules".
The facility is set to compete with Spotify, Xbox Music, Rdio, Pandora and other similar products.
(Source: BBC News. Read more....)

 

Yahoo to ramp up marketing to woo younger users, says CFO

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 18:52

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Yahoo Inc plans to ramp up advertising and marketing efforts as it seeks to break its reliance on an "aging demographic" and become more relevant among young adults, the company's finance chief said on Tuesday.
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Gartner Says Asia/Pacific Led Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales to Growth in First Quarter of 2013

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 08:26

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Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled nearly 426 million units in the first quarter of 2013, a slight increase of 0.7 percent from the same period last year, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide smartphone sales totaled 210 million units in the first quarter of 2013, up 42.9 percent from the first quarter of 2012. The Asia/Pacific region was the only region to show growth in mobile phone sales this quarter, with a 6.4 percent increase year-on-year.
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Bing Improves Its People Search With Autosuggest

Monday, 13 May 2013 19:05

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Bing recently introduced its updated people search feature and today, Microsoft is adding a few improvements to its people search that will make it even easier to find information about celebrities, politicians, athletes and many people with public LinkedIn profiles. Bing's search box now auto-suggests names as you type. Because many people share the same name, this also means that it's now easier to tell Bing who exactly you are looking for before you even hit the return key.
(Source: TechCrunch. Read more....) 

   

Groupon Squares Up To Rivals With Groupon POS, An iPad App And Dashboard For On-Site, Mobile Payments

Monday, 13 May 2013 15:34

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Groupon is once again expanding its portfolio of mobile payment services, putting it in closer competition with the likes of Square and PayPal's here targeting local merchants: today it has released Groupon POS, which appears to be an iPad-specific version of its mobile payments service aimed at local merchants, working as a dashboard to make and track payments.
(Source: TechCrunch. Read more....) 

   

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