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Facebook Quietly Releases ‘Find Friends Nearby,’ Then Quietly Pulls It

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Facebook Quietly Releases ‘Find Friends Nearby,’ Then Quietly Pulls It

Facebook

Facebook seemed to be taking a step in the location-based app direction with the launch of Find Friends Nearby. But only hours after releasing the new — yet very unofficial — feature, the company reeled it back in, pulling it from its iOS and Android apps, and disabling the ... Read MoreRead more


Kindle Fire 2 may hit as soon as July

Kindle Fire

What’s next for Kindle hardware? Well, a credible source has told CNET that Amazon will unveil a second-generation Kindle Fire this summer and that it’s targeting July 31 for a launch event. While we can’t confirm the date, there’s been plenty of chatter about new Kindles ... Read MoreRead more


Facebook adds Sheryl Sandberg as first woman on board

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg has become the first woman to join the board of Facebook, the Menlo Park, Calif., company said Monday. The world’s most popular social network had come under fire for not having female representation on its seven-member board of directors. Most of its ... Read MoreRead more


Mac Users May See Pricier Options on Orbitz

Orbitz

Travelers who use Orbitz may want to pay attention to what computer they’re on when it comes time to book a vacation. The Wall Street Journal reported that the online travel agency has been experimenting with showing Mac users higher hotel prices than PC users ... Read MoreRead more

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The TollRoads.com: An Abject Failure In Customer Service

At 3:30 p.m. last Friday, while driving back to Los Angeles from Foothill Ranch, California, I needed to take Route 241. Sadly for me, the blue Mustang 500GT I rented from Hertz did not come with a GPS system. And, wanting to keep my eyes on the road and my hands on the wheel, I decided not to use my ... Read MoreClick

Shelly Palmer Digital Living Podcast Episode #14 – Jeff Ryznar

What is Phizzle? Why should you care? How are athletes and fans being changed by mobile media? Listen to the Shelly Palmer Digital Living Podcast #14 and find out the answers to all these questions -- and more. Listen NowClick

 

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Europe
2010-2020: Europe’s Transformation Decade — Part One

By David Houle

Europe is moving into a time of incredible transformation. The financial and leadership crises in Europe need to be looked at from a historically high level. The media coverage and commentary concerning the Euro crisis is completely “in the weeds.” The coverage and discussion of the issues in Europe are now about austerity versus growth, Germany versus the rest of Europe, Greek politics and whether Greece will leave the Euro zone or not  ...  Read More

 

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