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Google launches beta Chrome extension for viewing Microsoft Office files in the browser on Windows and OS X

Google launches beta Chrome extension for viewing Microsoft Office files in the browser on Windows and OS X | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
Google on Thursday announced the beta release of its new Chrome Office Viewer extension, which lets you view Microsoft Office files directly in the browser on Windows and OS X. To use ...
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Do You Know How to Make a Schedule in Excel

Do You Know How to Make a Schedule in Excel | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
If you want to create a spreadsheet, calculate numbers by using formulas, or make a chart, there is hardly a more efficient application than MS Excel. But other
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Hardly few MS Excel users know the real worth of it. They know how to create spreadsheet, calculate numbers, implementing forumulas and chart. But there are other interesting uses of Microsoft Excel like creating schedule, calendar, etc., Just follow this link to know how to make schedule in MS Excel http://www.techgenie.com/latest/how-to-make-a-schedule-in-excel/

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Windows 8.1 will include boot to desktop option to bypass 'Metro' interface

Windows 8.1 will include boot to desktop option to bypass 'Metro' interface | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
Microsoft is planning to change the way its Start Screen operates with the release of Windows 8.1. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the company is currently...
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Microsoft Reportedly Preparing To Jump On The Smartwatch Bandwagon | TechCrunch

Microsoft Reportedly Preparing To Jump On The Smartwatch Bandwagon | TechCrunch | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
Apple, Google, LG, and Samsung are all reportedly working on wrist-worn computing devices behind closed doors, and it seems like that little club of big companies may soon get another member.
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Bring Social Media Feeds To Your Websites, Apps And Facebook Pages - Tint

Bring Social Media Feeds To Your Websites, Apps And Facebook Pages - Tint | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
Last year, Tim Sae Koo, Nikhil Aitharaju, Eunice Noh and Ryo Chiba launched HypeMarks to give people a less hectic way to consume social media.
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Last year, Tim Sae Koo, Nikhil Aitharaju, Eunice Noh and Ryo Chiba launched HypeMarks to give people a less hectic way to consume social media. The startup aggregated tweets, articles, links and more shared by influencers and celebrities on social media accounts and, by grouping those by topic, aimed to give people a snapshot of an industry through the eyes of the people who know it best.

 

Tint allows businesses and brands to connect their social network accounts with their websites, in part to help them promote their products and services through their social feeds, but also to provide their websites with more engaging content. Businesses can link their Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and RSS feeds to their Tint accounts, whereupon the service auto-populates the page from those feeds, serving the social content in a river that is Pinterest-like in design.

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Use Your iPhone Without Taking It Out of Your Purse

Use Your iPhone Without Taking It Out of Your Purse | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
The Pursecase is an elegant way to carry your iPhone and a few essentials.
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Anyone who's ever listened to the ring of their cellphone while fumbling through a jam-packed purse to try to fish it out, will appreciate the simplicity of the Pursecase. It's a small clutch purse that holds your iPhone and a few essentials. It just got funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Jenn Deese and her partner Kelley Coughlan started Pursecase to make a product that would hold their iPhone, a few essentials, and more importantly, not get lost. They knew they wanted it to have a pocket for a credit card or ID, as well as a place to hold a key.

Speck and other companies make phone cases that have room for a credit card, but it's the Pursecase design with the chain handle and built-in mirror compact that sets it apart. That and the available colors; black, pink, purple, white, teal and neon yellow. The yellow actually glows in the dark.

 

The big benefit is you don't actually have to take your phone out of the purse in order to make a call or take a picture. The back side of the purse is open so you have full phone functionality.

 

The purse is made of silicon, something Deese says was a bit of a challenge. They had to come up with a clasp that allowed the flap to open and close easily, as well as lay flat.

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Best Software Suite for OEMs, Retailers and Telecom Companies

Best Software Suite for OEMs, Retailers and Telecom Companies | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
Digital Service Cloud empowers OEMs, Retailers and Telcos to create high value customer relationships. Digital Service Cloud can help build a profitable business.
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Digital Service Cloud provides best customized software suite for Original Equipment Manufacturers, retailers and telecommunication companies to create high value customer satisfaction.

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Facebook invites members to come see 'new home on Android' on April 4

Facebook invites members to come see 'new home on Android' on April 4 | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
The social network is teasing a major Android-related product announcement. True to form, the company is mum on specifics. Read this article by Jennifer Van Grove on CNET News.
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Facebook today invited members of the media to attend an Android-related product announcement at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters on Thursday, April 4.

The invitation, as pictured above, says, "Come See Our New Home on Android," and includes no other details as to what may be unveiled.

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Yahoo! Acquires Recommendation Startup Jybe

Yahoo! Acquires Recommendation Startup Jybe | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
Yahoo! has acquired Jybe, the company announced today via a post to its corporate blog. Jybe is a startup founded in 2011 by three ex-Yahoo! employees, including Arnab Bhattacharjee, who was VP of Yahoo!
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Yahoo! has acquired Jybe, the company announced today via a post to its corporate blog. Jybe is a startup founded in 2011 by three ex-Yahoo! employees, including Arnab Bhattacharjee, who was VP of Yahoo! Search Technology when he departed the company. The startup’s mission was to help connect people to the physical world around them, a mission for which it released an iPhone app late last year to help connect people with recommendations about things to do, stuff to eat, books to read and movies to watch.

 

I spoke with Jybe co-founder Arnab Bhattacharjee about the move, and he said that it basically stemmed from a desire on the part of Yahoo! to get into personalized recommendations in a big way.

 

“Basically we’ve learned a lot about how to use search scale techniques, both on the data science side but also large-scale engineering, and apply it to signals to really do personalization well,” he said. “We really want to take those technologies and apply that across most of the Yahoo! properties.”

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Twitter adds line breaks; brace yourself for insane ASCII art

Twitter adds line breaks; brace yourself for insane ASCII art | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
With this update of Twitter's own making, tweets which look interesting and sensible on Twitter.com will look completely stupid and odd (see Twitter's own embedded tweet) on any other platform.
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Twitter has just debuted the capability to add line breaks in your tweets. Brace yourself for the coming explosion of ASCII art on Twitter.

 

Twitter’s stated objective in last year’s API restrictions that infuriated developers was to “deliver a consistent user experience.” In fact, the company switched its existing display guidelines to display requirements in an effort to make a tweet on Twitter.com look the same as a tweet in HootSuite or any other Twitter client.

 

But with this update of Twitter’s own making, tweets which look interesting and sensible on Twitter.com will look completely stupid and odd (see Twitter’s own embedded tweet above) on any other platform.

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Google fined for Street View data collection - Channel News Asia

Google fined for Street View data collection - Channel News Asia | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
Politico Google fined for Street View data collection Channel News Asia Word that vehicles snapping panoramic photos in neighbourhoods for Street View images in Google's online maps were grabbing data from unsecured hotspots triggered...

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Seattle US bar bans Google Glasses

Seattle US bar bans Google Glasses | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): A US bar has banned much-awaited Google Glass inside its premises citing privacy concerns for patrons.
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A US bar has banned much-awaited Google Glass inside its premises citing privacy concerns for patrons.

 

According to a report by GeekWire, the 5 Point, a Seattle bar, posted a notice on its Facebook page last week that if someone wants to grab a pint, they'll have to remove the 1,500 dollars glasses.

 

"For the record, The 5 Point is the first Seattle business to ban in advance Google Glasses," the post read, Fox News reports.

"And ass-kickings will be encouraged for violators," it added.

 

Dave Meinert, the bar's owner, told KIRO-FM that people coming to the bar definitely don't want to be secretly filmed or videotaped and immediately put on the Internet

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What are best options to build Career in BPO Industry - IndiaNext

What are best options to build Career in BPO Industry - IndiaNext | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it

Do you aware of job opportunities in BPO industry? From online marketing to tech support expert, Business analyst to web and software development you can select any job option according to your skill set - IndiaNext

 

 

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WATCH OUT, GMAIL: The New Hotmail Is Surprisingly Cool

WATCH OUT, GMAIL: The New Hotmail Is Surprisingly Cool | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
People used to call it "HotFAIL."
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It's hard to believe now, but at one time — 1996, in fact — Hotmail was the best email available on the web. Microsoftacquired the former "HoTMaiL" in 1997 for $400 million, back in the day when looking at your email on the web, as opposed to a dedicated desktop client, was still a wild new idea.

Hotmail quickly dominated web-based email. It's still hugely popular, with roughly 360 million monthly users. Google's Gmail has only just overtaken it in popularity.

 

Of course, that's all history.

 

When Google launched Gmail in 2004, Google offered more storage, larger attachment sizes and a search function that allowed you to look through your email without, you know, actually looking through it.

 

In the same period, Hotmail became a living example of the way the web can quickly create and then destroy hugely popular products: Microsoft took it through several rebrandings:  as Microsoft Hotmail, Windows Live Hotmail, MSN Hotmail, and now Outlook.com. (Even though web users keep their Hotmail.com addresses.)

 

The new Hotmail, under Microsoft's Outlook redesign, is actually fantastic. It's super-fast, and super-easy to use. Aside from one key flaw, it makes Gmail feel out of date.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-new-hotmail-2013-4?op=1#ixzz2RRmuSX00
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Have you MessageMe yet? | Techgenie

Have you MessageMe yet? | Techgenie | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
Want to redefine the way you send messages across to your friends and family? Download the MessageMe app on your Android or iOS-based devices today.
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MessageMe - A Must Have App.

What you can do with it?

For the starters, MessageMe is an app that lets you chat for free including sending and receiving messages locally, nationally as well as internationally. Besides text, you can also add songs from iTunes, videos from YouTube, doodles from Google, and photos from Instagram, Facebook, etc. to your messages.

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A tablet or an e-book reader – How to make a choice?

A tablet or an e-book reader – How to make a choice? | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it

If you are looking to buy a tablet or an e-book reader just read this article for the iYogi insights. Read detailed features of tablet and e-book reader and what is the basic difference between them.

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LinkedIn acquires Pulse News reader - IntoMobile

LinkedIn acquires Pulse News reader - IntoMobile | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
LinkedIn acquires Pulse News reader
IntoMobile
Almost missed this… but since it's fairly important, we're going with it even if we're a few days late.

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Diff Displays App: Makes Working on Multiple Monitors Easy and Fast

Diff Displays App: Makes Working on Multiple Monitors Easy and Fast | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it

Use Diff Displays app for minimum distraction and maximum power saving while working on multiple monitors. Change the way you work on multiple monitors by downloading this app

 

 

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Diff Displays works on the simple method of reducing energy wastage as well as distractions. To do it, this multi-monitor system engages the eye reading mechanism with which it dims the unused monitors and only keeps the one bright in which the user is looking at/reading from. In this way you save on energy as well as reduce unwanted disturbance as well.

Significant points to remember with the Diff Displays app

Each monitor has cameras fitted in them for eye-movement tracking.The dim monitor(s) records all changes and highlights (displays them in bright fonts) them for you when you make them (monitors) active.If you are a Windows user, you can download this app for free and check out right away.
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Twitter’s Vine made No. 1 Spot On Top Free iPhone Apps

Twitter’s Vine made No. 1 Spot On Top Free iPhone Apps | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it

Just Six Months After Being Acquired, Twitter’s Vine Hits #1 Free Spot On Apple’s App Store

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add your insigTwitter acquired the mini-video-taking app Vine last October before it ever launched, sending everyone into a frenzy about the company getting into the video space.

In late January, Twitter finally launched the app to much applause. Since then, it’s gone from being temporarily removed from the featured section due to an issue over adult content to being used in interesting ways by brands and celebrities.

Today, it all paid off, as it hit the top of the charts for free apps in the U.S., according to co-founder and Creative Director Rus Yusupov:

    Hey guys, remember that time we made the No. 1 most popular app in the world? @ckb @dhof @bobby @vineapp twitter.com/rus/status/321…
    — Rus Yusupov (@rus) April 8, 2013

    Vine: bigger than Batman. twitter.com/bobby/status/3…
    — Bobby McKenna (@bobby) April 8, 2013ht...

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Google Introduces Gmail Blue. Is it April Fool surprise?

Google Introduces Gmail Blue. Is it April Fool surprise? | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it

Gmail launched nine years ago on April 1st, 2004. Since then you've been able to use hundreds of new features that push the boundaries of what email can do and make it easier to get things done.

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Gmail launched nine years ago on April 1st, 2004. Since then you've been able to use hundreds of new features that push the boundaries of what email can do and make it easier to get things done.

Starting today, you'll get to experience the next big step for Gmail, Gmail Blue. Watch the video to learn more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Zr4JwPb99qU

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How to fix the Blue Screen Error 0x800410003 in Vista | Support By Iyogi

How to fix the Blue Screen Error 0x800410003 in Vista | Support By Iyogi | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it

DIY solution to fix the blue screen error "0x800310003" in Windows Vista

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LovePalz: The Real-Time Virtual Sex Toy For Long-Distance Couples

LovePalz: The Real-Time Virtual Sex Toy For Long-Distance Couples | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
LovePalz, the virtual sex gadget designed for long-distance couples, has finally set a launch date for both its products and Web-based control center.
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LovePalz, the virtual sex gadget designed for long-distance couples, has finally set a launch date for both its products and Web-based control center. On March 29, you can get your hands (and other parts) on Hera and Zeus, the two devices designed by Taipei-based company Winzz.

The titillating wireless gadget has been generating buzz since announcing pre-orders in September. Winzz says that they received over 5,000 pre-orders within two months, back when the LovePalz set of two devices was available for $94.95 each. Now that the pre-order special has ended, each piece, called the Hera and the Zeus, is available separately for $189. Despite the higher price, Winzz reports that they have sold 1,800 items since February 28.

 

Lovers can control their LovePalz devices during a cybersex session by using the LovePalz Web site, which also has a mobile version. A spokeswoman told me that the company is still working on launching a LovePalz iOS app, but progress has been delayed because of the App Store’s restrictions on selling adult-themed content.

The Hera resembles a dildo, while the Zeus is like a sleeker, high-tech version of the infamous Fleshlight. (The names are interesting because although ancient Greek deities/husband-and-wife Zeus and Hera were often separated by long distances, that’s because Zeus was off having sex with everyone in the universe besides Hera).

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Google Reader will shut down July 1, 2013

Google Reader will shut down July 1, 2013 | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
Does Google understand the concept of corporate social responsibility?
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Google’s announcement today that it is destroying Google Reader, the most popular RSS syndication tool was a massive blow to the blogging community – and to most of those speaking out tonight via social media, an entirely unnecessary attack on an important corner of the public Internet by a company with more than $50 billion in revenue and a newly-won reputation as a tech giant on the move.

 

The last RSS-focused product Google closed was AdSense for Feeds, its ad product for site owners who wanted to monetize their RSS feeds. With Reader and AdSense for Feeds gone, the last RSS product standing at Google is Feedburner – and all signs point to that getting the ax sooner or later, too.

 

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Google to open up certain top-level domains to the public

Google to open up certain top-level domains to the public | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
Assuming the company gains control of such top-level domains as .search, .app, .blog, and .cloud, it doesn't seems to want to restrict their use to its own products. Read this article by Lance Whitney on CNET News.
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Google appears eager to let other organizations use certain top-level domains that it wants to acquire and manage.

Last June, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Named and Numbers (ICANN) revealed which companies and organizations had applied for their own generic top-level domains (gTLDs). The effort is part of a move to foster competition on the Internet by allowing companies to use a greater variety of TLDs beyond just .com.

Google applied for 101 of the 1,900 available gTLDs, looking to score such obvious ones as .google, .chrome, .gmail, .goog, and .youtube. But along with those gTLDs were ones that could be used by any organization, including .search, .app, .blog, and .cloud.

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LinkedIn to buy news-reader app Pulse for $50M-$100M

LinkedIn to buy news-reader app Pulse for $50M-$100M | Tech News N Updates | Scoop.it
Though the likes of Microsoft and Amazon were in talks to acquire popular news-reader app Pulse, it looks like it's LinkedIn who will shell out the big bucks the app.
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Though the likes of Microsoft and Yahoo were in talks to acquire popular news-reader app Pulse, it looks like it’s LinkedIn who will shell out the big bucks for the app.

AllThingsD, citing sources close to the deal, says the acquisition will be completed soon for anywhere between $50 million to $100 million. Pulse, an app that aggregates news, has more than 20 million users who read more than 10 million stories per day.

AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher reported earlier today that companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo and Facebook were potential acquirers of Pulse.

pulsemicrosoftIt’s not surprising that Microsoft was in the mix. The Redmond software giant worked with Pulse when it released its web-focused version last August. Microsoft wanted to provide a glimpse of the potential for its new Internet Explorer 10 browser, particularly on touch-enabled Windows machines.

If you use the web version of Pulse, there’s still a small IE logo in the right corner that links to a video of Pulse’s features on a Windows 8 tablet.

But it’s LinkedIn that will reportedly make the acquisition, a company that has been pushing hard recently for content features. This deal will surely enhance that.

San Francisco-based Pulse was developed by Alphonso Labs and founded by Akshay Kothari and Ankit Gupta in 2010.

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