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1 hr ago | Forbes.com

One Surprising Challenge For Same-Day Delivery Services: Consumer Guilt

Buoyed by investor cash and an obvious and universal desire amongst consumers to save time, the past year has seen same-day delivery and shopping services such as WunWun , Postmates, and Google Shopping Express take off in cities around the country.

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Related Topix: Wireless

5 hrs ago | JD Supra

Worn on the Sleeve

Watches that monitor sleep quality. Skullcaps that gauge head injury. An infant bodysuit that sends temperature and breathing updates to a mobile device.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

7 hrs ago | Wired

Buying Madbits, Twitter Wants Image-Search Super Powers

To understand why Twitter just bought an artificial intelligence company called Madbits, it helps to watch a video where a modern day computer learns to play a 35-year-old video game.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Atari, Video Games, Software, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

11 hrs ago | Business Journal

Google buys nine buildings, expanding its Mountain View empire

Google Inc., continuing to buy up property in its hometown, just paid $98.1 million on nine buildings in Mountain View.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, ITA Software, Widevine Technologies, AdMob, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

13 hrs ago | TheStreet.com

Why Streaming-Music Market Is Becoming So Popular

NEW YORK -- The streaming music industry continues to grow as companies find new ways to secure users and gain market share from the decline in CD sales.

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Related Topix: TheStreetcom, Media, TheStreet, Computers, Online Music, T-Mobile

13 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

'Kill switch' tech cut iPhone thefts by 40 percent in San Francisco

Ever have your phone stolen? If so, it's likely you wished for a "kill switch," a button that would immediately disable your phone, rendering it useless to a thief and protecting your valuable data.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Google, Startups, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar

13 hrs ago | DesignLines

Google Opens Google Glass Basecamps

Google has set up three basecamps to help long-term Explorers, those new to the program, and those just interested in learning more about its first wearable tech.

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16 hrs ago | Wired

HealthTap's Video Chatting Doctors Want to End Your WebMD Meltdowns

For Gutman and his colleagues in the world of health tech, this has become a running joke, a cheeky nod to just how far the human imagination can wander after a quick search of benign symptoms.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Medicare, Medicaid, Health

18 hrs ago | Social Media

Why Google Plus is the antisocial network

The first article was a hopeful but disappointed look into the ghost town known as Google+.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Linux, New York, Georgetown (Washington, DC), Social Software

18 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Paul Ryan's Poverty Plan: Why Are Liberals Ignoring the Criminal Justice Reform Aspect?

Type "Paul Ryan poverty" into Google and you'll turn up pages upon pages of recent news hits.

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Related Topix: Prison

19 hrs ago | New York Magazine

Is a Medical Quack Living in Your Phone?

If you enter "health" as a search term in the Google Play store, the results stretch down forever: calorie counters; blood-pressure testers; a music-therapy app.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Rheumatology, Arthritis, Health, Diabetes, Sports

23 hrs ago | CNet News

Fake ID Flaw Puts Android Users at Risk

Bluebox Security reveals fundamental flaws in how Android validates the identity of app developers.

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Related Topix: Android, Google, Startups, Widevine Technologies, AdMob

Tue Jul 29, 2014

PC World

BlackBerry focuses on security for the enterprise

Now that BlackBerry has fallen significantly behind Apple and Google in the race to offer features and third-party apps for its smartphones, the company is concentrating on providing devices that, it claims, have the strongest available security-the killer feature for the enterprise.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups

Tri-cityherald.com

Business Highlights

Dustin Moskovitz has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Mark Zuckerberg, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Urban Institute, Technical Services, Mortgage, Personal Finance

NutraIngredients-USA

Churning out new, good news can help dilute past bad marks such as a warning letter, experts say

Bad news has acquired a long shelf life in the age of the Internet. Companies that are involved in regulatory actions, such as receiving FDA warning letters, need to develop a strategy to present their image going forward because the record of the warning letter is never going away, experts said.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science / Technology, Internet

WallStreetInsanity

Google Is Going To Rule The Gaming World This Decade

Gaming on an Android smartphone may not be the same as using an Xbox 360, and the games on Google Chrome certainly leave a lot to be desired.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, ITA Software, Widevine Technologies, AdMob, The, Video Games, Deep Silver

Business Journal

Ex-Googler wants to give hotels better marketing intel from your social media accounts

The UpTake: Benjamin Habbel aims to use WiFi access at hotels to give hoteliers new marketing clout.

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Business Journal

Self-driving cars, health tech, immigration: Google drops $5M lobbying, tying all-time record

Google Inc. tied its all-time record for quarterly lobbying expenditures this spring, when the company shelled out north of $5 million to influence policy on issues ranging from automotive tech to tax reform.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, ITA Software, Widevine Technologies, AdMob, Facebook

New York Magazine

The Great Sock RaceHow four of New York's same-day delivery start-ups ...

I hate shopping for clothes, especially in the crowded confines of Manhattan, where long dressing-room lines and jam-packed store floors are the norm.

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Related Topix: North Sea, NY

Mobile Burn

LG G Watch has charging problems

Android Wear won plenty of praise when it was fully launched at Google's I/O event a couple of months ago, not least because it finally gave the wearable trend a functioning and useful platform.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Google, Startups, Widevine Technologies, AdMob

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