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  • Bing Cute Cloud

    Bing Cute Cloud Puppies, kittens, teacup pigs, penguins, and more adorably cute things await you when you use Bing to search the Cute Cloud.
  • Microsoft Outlook Ground Service

    Microsoft Outlook Ground Service Sending large files? Get it there fast and on time.
  • Microsoft Office 2016 for Cats

    Microsoft Office 2016 for Cats 3 brand-new products for your furry friends: PowerPounce, OneNap and Meow.
  • Google Actual Cloud Platform

    Google Actual Cloud Platform the world’s first public cloud running on servers in the troposphere.
  • Humble Indie Ballyhoo

    Humble Indie Ballyhoo Will the ball go in the cup? Will the ball miss the cup?
  • The Lesson Of Title II and Time Warner Cable: Markets Have Two Sides

    On thursday of this past week, I attended a small gathering of academics and policy makers who follow the technology sector. During that gathering, the news came out that the Comcast acquisition of Ti...
  • Video Of The Week: Albert’s TEDx Talk

    My partner Albert gave this TEDx talk earlier this year. Somehow I missed it until this morning when I was looking around YouTube for something to post. I’ve heard Albert articulate all of these...
  • Fun Friday: Teach A Kid To Code

    You know what is fun? It’s fun to show somebody how to do something powerful. It’s fun to give somebody the superpowers you have. So if you know how to code, it’s really fun to teach...
  • Project Fi

    One of the areas we are investing in and trying to build a portfolio around is next gen internet access. We have one investment and are close to another. We’d like to build a portfolio of a numb...
  • Dumbing Things Down

    I had lunch with Milton Pappas yesterday. Milton and his partners at Euclid Partners taught me the venture capital business in the mid/late 80s. We got to talking about mentors and I asked him who tau...
  • Wikipedia losing contributors, to streamline editing

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales says the user-generated encyclopedia is losing volunteer contributors, and must simplify its editing procedures. Originally posted at News - Digital Media...
  • See what's new in Thunderbird

    As Thunderbird joins Mozilla's rapid-release program, the e-mail client reorients itself for a new road map. But where's it going? See what the Outlook alternative offers in this new First Look video.
  • Twitter revamping mobile site for iPad users

    The company is tweaking its mobile twitter.com site using HTML5 to make it more user-friendly for iPad users. Originally posted at News - Digital Media...
  • How to tweet like a man

    Sociolinguistics gives us the keys to more masculine or feminine tweeting. Hint, guys: Google my jeep my ni$$@, http it up, bro. 4 sale. need $. Originally posted at Crave...
  • Gmail voice calling offering lower international rates

    Accessible through Gmail, Google's phone call feature is being rolled out in 38 new languages with cheaper rates across more than 150 countries. Originally posted at News - Digital Media...
  • My Schedule For NewCo New York 2015

    The post My Schedule For NewCo New York 2015 appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Have you ever been to a music festival, and found yourself overwhelmed by too many great choices? Look...
  • Integrations (and Metaservices) For The Win

    The post Integrations (and Metaservices) For The Win appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. What makes for a truly NewCo business? I’ve been giving this question a lot of thought th...
  • What’s NewCo? These Videos Will Help

    The post What’s NewCo? These Videos Will Help appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The NewCo festival model is counter-intuitive, so we made these videos to help explain what the...
  • A Few Questions For Publishers Contemplating Facebook As A Platform

    The post A Few Questions For Publishers Contemplating Facebook As A Platform appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Well, it’s happening. According to no less authoritative source than...
  • With Meridian, Sovrn Levels the Playing Field For Publishers

    The post With Meridian, Sovrn Levels the Playing Field For Publishers appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. A long, strange, and ultimately rewarding trip, that’s what many involve...
  • 15 Alternatives to Gmail

    15 Alternatives to Gmail   Gmail, for many, has become the go-to email solution due its advanced options, including an integrated chat function and access to other Google features that help you k...
  • Amazon Black Friday Deals

    As Blackfriday Rolls around – Amazon has some great deals on Black Friday that we highly suggest you check out. Could save yourself a ton of money and time but not going to the store. Click here...
  • Small Business Guide to Accepting Credit Cards

    Congratulations!  Starting a small business is a great achievement.  You’ve invested time, effort and money to make your dream come alive.  You’ve turned your dream of owning a small business i...
  • The Small Business Guide to Domain and Web site Registration

    Are you considering a website as a part of your business?  The internet changed business forever by creating an immediate way to market your products and services to millions of customers all around...
  • Does Product Design Always Matter?

    While I don’t own many Apple products, I know the feeling that they give me when I use them. I like my Android tablet but for some reason the iPod Touch just seems to give me a better feeling wh...
  • Stats for Chrome's Compression Proxy

    A few Google engineers wrote an interesting paper (PDF) about Flywheel, Google Chrome's data compression proxy. The paper only talks about the data compression feature from Chrome for Android and iOS...
  • Android Action Cards in Google Search

    Google has a few search cards that let you send some information to an Android phone from your desktop computer. In addition to finding your device, you can send directions, send notes, set alarms and...
  • Google+ Notifications for YouTube Uploads

    Ondřej Pokorný, a reader of this blog, noticed a Google+ notification about a video uploaded to one of his YouTube subscribed channels: It's Okay To Be Smart. It's a YouTube notification and it even...
  • YouTube Tests Borderless Search Box

    YouTube tests a new search box. There are a few changes: YouTube no longer uses a search button, a small icon is placed next to the search box, there's a "Search YouTube" message inside the search box...
  • Find 360-Degree YouTube Videos

    Now you can quickly find 360-degree YouTube videos. Open YouTube's desktop site or YouTube's Android app, type a query, click the Filters button and select 360° from the Features section. Here's an e...
  • Great "Blue Sky" platforms

    The hairball Our current platform is a mess: CSS. HTML. JavaScript. A server. Think of how much you have to learn to become "full stack" in this world. At least four different syntaxes, and a...
  • I would have hired Doug Engelbart

    I've heard it said, and thought myself, that of course I wouldn't have hired a 50-something developer when I was running my 20-something startup. But then I just realized that if Doug Engelbart had w...
  • My Apple Watch podcast

    I've made a dozen or more visits to the Apple Store website hoping to buy an Apple Watch and each time coming up empty and as confused as ever. This 12-minute podcast tells the story. BTW, here's...
  • Should Boston bid on the Olympics?

    When I was chatting with Chris earlier today, the subject of the Olympics and Boston came up. Should Boston bid? My two cents Boston should not try to host the Olympics, in fact no one should. With...
  • #115: Remembering Jody Sherman

    Jody never took a call by saying “Hello.” He always answered by barking his own name into the phone: “Jody.” As if that voice could have belonged anyone else. He was often in a...
  • #114: The Answer is Just a Click Away

    About twenty people walked into the room, sat down and slid their phones, iPads, and other devices towards the center of the table. It was the last session of the conference and the rules were simple.
  • Confession #113: Get Off My Stoop

    When news of the unthinkable comes, we all head for the front stoop. Today, that stoop is virtual, and the digital neighbors with whom we share the news of the moment communicate with us via tweets, s...
  • Confession #112: Screen Rage

    At five years-old, it’s no fun getting interrupted while you’re focused on something. As a parent, I compensate for that by employing a series of intricately planned measures to guide my s...
  • Confession #111: They Know You’re Reading This

    I was recently complaining to a teller at my bank that the another bank down the street had given my 3 year-old daughter a stuffed horse for nothing more than walking past the front door. I jokingly a...

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