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Google reorganises and becomes part of Alphabet

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Google reorganises and becomes part of Alphabet

Why One Plus have got it right and made the perfect smartphone

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Why One Plus have got it right and made the perfect smartphone

What Google really gets out of buying Nest for $3.2 billion

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When Google announced its $3.2 billion (£1.9 billion) cash purchase of Nest, the jokes flew. “If your house is burning down you’ll now get gmail ads for fire extinguishers,” Valleywag’s Sam Biddle tweeted. But no one who has watched Google …

Megaupload shut down by US Government as founder Kim Dotcom is arrested in New Zealand over substantial claims

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The United States Department of Justice has shut down MegaUpload, claiming that the file-sharing service is an “international organized criminal enterprise allegedly responsible for massive worldwide online piracy.” Founder Kim Dotcom and three MegaUpload executives were arrested in Auckland, New …

Facebook buys Gowalla, will shut down location services in January

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Late on Friday, CNN Money reported that Facebook had purchased Gowalla, and co-founder Josh Williams officially announced on the Gowalla blog today that the team would be moving onto the Facebook team. He and co-founder Scott Raymond were “blown away” …

Facebook acquires the tech behind WhoGlue, A company that Sued it in 2009 and won

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Facebook has confirmed to us this morning that it did indeed acquire the Baltmore-based software firm WhoGlue earlier this month. WhoGlue builds social networking software for membership organizations (like college alumni networks, for example) and apparently had the fortuity to file a patent on something …

Why the Facebook phone is doomed to failure

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As HTC and Facebook pursue building a phone together, they both risk alienating far more important partners – a lesson they should have picked up from Microsoft’s Zune fiasco. In the list of bad ideas, the rumored “Facebook phone” (which …

Facebook testing Messenger for Windows Ticker and Chat desktop client

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Facebook today began allowing a limited test of users to download a new Facebook Messenger for Windows 7 desktop client. It provides access to Chat, the Ticker feed, and notifications. Facebook is looking to gauge interest in desktop access to …

HTC launch ’25 Steps to Being a Music Legend’ competition on Facebook

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HTC have launched a competition using Facebook giving participants the chance to win an HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio. Check out the press below and follow the link to Facebook to have a chance to win. HTC PUTS MUSIC …

Skype Beta for Mac and Windows adds Facebook-to-Facebook calling

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With all your friends on your Facebook, Skype’s deepening its integration with the social network and making video chats to your roster of pals possible from within its own app. The popular VoIP service began powering video calling on the …

Why open stores early when you can buy online 24 hours a day?

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A handful of large retailers are opening their doors on Thanksgiving to get a jump on “Black Friday” sales and AllThingsD have a fascinating write up about how the market is dealing with changes to the consumer.. Employees are upset …

61% of the world’s top brands have created Google Plus pages

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SEO firm BrightEdge is reporting that 61 percent of world’s top 100 brands have already created Google+ pages. As we reported last week, Google launched “Pages” for Google+ to allows brands, products, companies, businesses, and organizations to build their very …