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"If we lose Snapchat, we're almost nonexistent."
When Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy first released Snapchat in 2011, they ran the service atop Google’s cloud computing service App Engine out of necessity. Tapping the Mountain View giant, whose cloud business was just getting off the ground, was the easiest way to outsource Snapchat’s ...
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Uber is trailing rivals across Asia.
As we pointed out yesterday, Uber’s core business won’t win every market it enters outside the U.S. Already, the company is trailing home-grown rivals in many parts of the world. New data from Quettra, which looked at what taxi apps are installed on tens of millions of Android phones across ...
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Big news coming to +Evernote. We have a previously unreported revenue figure too. 
Evernote CEO Phil Libin has long said he wants to build a 100-year company. Now he’s actively looking for his own replacement to take the startup into its second decade. The eight-year-old, privately-held company, which makes productivity software in a crowded market, is talking to candidates ...
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Meet +Uber​ 's all star self driving car team and see why Google isn't that far ahead of its rivals in the field. 
Based on the mountains of press Google’s self-driving cars have received, one might think the company would have an insurmountable lead in developing the futuristic vehicles. But technological realities point to a much wider arms race in the years ahead between Google, Apple, Uber, Baidu and ...
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Our exclusive, in-depth look at the travails of Walmart.com 
Wal-Mart Stores is preparing to launch a subscription fast-shipping service similar to Amazon Prime to boost its online business and take on Amazon.com, according to people involved with or briefed about the product. Codenamed “Tahoe,” the service follows a painful multi-year software overhaul ...
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Good/big news for +Android developers!!
App stores have hardly been hotbeds of innovation in recent years. But Google is taking some new steps—albeit small ones—to evolve its Android marketplace, Google Play. At the Google I/O conference, scheduled for the end of May in San Francisco, the company is expected to announce several new ...
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Smartphone commoditization strikes again! Qualcomm this time. +Qualcomm 
Qualcomm executives are preparing to lay off as many as several thousand employees, according to people inside and outside of the chip maker. The cuts underscore the continued challenges of being in the high-end smartphone business. Prices are falling, and $50 Android smartphones are a reality ...
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+Google  and +GoogleNow are going to war against native apps. Let's watch and enjoy and read this thorough analysis...
Google’s battle to erode the importance of apps is intensifying. The search giant last fall secretly acquired an “app streaming” startup called Agawi whose technology allows people to access apps on their smartphone without downloading them first. The acquisition, which hasn’t been previously ...
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#Amazon  has been trying to get into mobile payments. Here's the carrot it could offer to retailers.
As more technology companies offer ways for people to pay for goods in stores by waving their phone or wrist, Amazon.com is still working on its strategy. The company has tried various ideas over the past year—introducing card-swiping terminals for small physical retailers and ways for consumers ...
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Our exclusive on what Google is up to in #Iot  and how it's trying to take a Brillo Pad (made of software) to smooth out the fragmented market.
Google wants its software to power any electronic device that connects to the Internet, whether or not it has a digital screen. To that end, Google is working on technology that could run on low-powered devices, possibly with as few as 64 or 32 megabytes of random-access memory, according to ...
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Folks at +Google are beginning to sound a lot more like #Facebook  as display advertising becomes more important and value of search ads recedes.
Google’s announcement of new search-advertising tools earlier this week must have put a smile on the faces of executives at Facebook. Google’s moves bolstered Facebook’s campaign to lessen the value advertisers place on search ads. At the same time though, Google took steps to limit the fallout ...
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Can #comcast  beat #youtube ? See how it's pitching its planned web video service to content creators....  
Now that Comcast has abandoned its takeover of Time Warner Cable, the cable company can proceed with its long-planned move to take on YouTube and others with a national online video service offering short-form programs. The proposed video service would mark a brand new chapter for Comcast, which ...
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True story: they screwed up one of my to-go orders and I called them to complain when I got back to my office and realized that. They immediately made me the right sandwich and hand-delivered it to my desk! They don't typically make such errors, of course, but that speaks to their great customer service. I'm a regular customer since they opened this location. Yum.
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Impeccable beef cheek and roast pork, tastiest apple crumble I have ever had, a simple and homey atmosphere. Wonderful local wines and beer. And even the fromage apres dinner was yummy. As they say here, il a ete parfait (It was perfect).
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