31 March 2013

Google Shopping Express

Google launching same-day delivery service for online shoppers ...
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE
Internet search leader Google is taking another step beyond information retrieval into grocery delivery. The new service, called Google Shopping Express... ... It's a problem that Amazon.com and eBay, which operate the largest e-commerce sites, already have been trying to solve by offering same-day service in some U.S. markets. Wal-Mart Stores, the world's largest retailer, also offers same-day delivery in five markets. A mix of national, regional and neighborhood merchants are enlisting in Google ...


Calling all SF Bay Area residents - Google Commerce . . . If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area (in the city of San Francisco, and the Peninsula from San Mateo to San Jose) and would like to help test this new initiative, please sign up here. We’re still working out our long-term pricing plan but early testers will get six months of free, unlimited same-day delivery. The pilot will expand as we work out the kinks, so please stay tuned. ...
googlecommerce.blogspot.com/.../calling-all-sf-bay-area-resid...
Businessweek
In a breezeway, a map carved in stone tiles divides the earth into two categories: countries whereSamsung conducts business, indicated by blue lights; and countries where Samsung will conduct business, indicated by red. The map is mostly blue. In the ...


Ramos X10 Mini Pad is a $200 iPad mini-sized Android tablet
Liliputing
Chinese device maker Ramos is offering a new tablet with a 7.85 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display. It's about the same size and shape as an iPad mini, but the Ramos X10 Mini Pad ships with Android4.1 Jelly Bean. Ramos X10 Mini Pad. The tablet has an ...

BlackBerry posts surprise profit, but subscriber base down
Yahoo! News (blog)
The Canadian smartphone maker's shares were up nearly 2 percent in early trading, but had jumped of more than 10 percent immediately after the results came out. Some investors focused on a decline in the company's subscriber base, a possible threat to...

Yahoo! News (blog)

Smartphone, tablet shipments could hit a billion worldwide this year
NBCNews.com
But in emerging markets (China and India, for instance), those numbers are even more impressive: The smartphone market grew by nearly 70 percent, and tablet shipments more than doubled over the previous year. As a general indicator of how fast things ...

Super-cheap Disgo 8400G is a 3G Android tablet
TechRadar UK
It packs a decent set of features including a 7.9-inch 1024 x 768 display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, 4GB of internal storage, microSD slot and runs Android 4.1.3 Jelly Bean. ... As well as allowing ...

TechRadar UK

Did Google And LG Silently (And Subtly) Update The Nexus 4's Design?
Android Police
According to the guys over at German site MobiFlip, Google and LG may have pulled a fast one on us by very subtly updating the Nexus 4's design. ... Cameron is a self-made geek, Androidenthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not ...

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone comparison review
PC Advisor
We compare Samsung's Galaxy S4 Android phone with the best of Windows Phone 8, the Nokia Lumia 920. Here's our Samsung Galaxy S4 ... With a 5in screen and measuring 69.8 x 136.6mm the Galaxy S4 is a pretty big smartphone. It is wafer thin at 7.9mm ...

App Deals Of The Day: Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone
Lifehacker Australia
Fynch for Twitter free on Android, Download pro now free on iOS, Metro Tasks discounted on iPad, Chronos Calendar now just 99c on Windows Phone, plus lots more. Deals end without warning, so be quick! This is a hand-picked list of apps that we think ...

Has Apple beaten Samsung to the punch with patent filing for smartphone with ...
Phandroid.com
Back at CES, Samsung showcased their YOUM flexible AMOLED display technology. One concept they showed off featured a Note-like smartphone with a display that wrapped around to the edges of the device. Of their flexible phone prototypes, it appeared ...

Phandroid.com

Microsoft and BlackBerry Duel for a Bronze
Wired
No matter how either Microsoft or BlackBerry spins their latest mobile efforts, for now at least, there is no catching Apple at the high end or the many flavors of Android racking up sales up and down the mobile phone price curve. ... Microsoft's ...

Wired

Amazon Moves Toward Kindle Social Network with Goodreads
Wall Street Journal (blog)
A not-so-obvious benefit, one person familiar with the situation said, is that Amazon will no longer need to keep working on a social service it had been laboring on to create a more connected experience on the Kindle. Goodreads and its community of ...

Microsoft signals push to smaller, lower-priced Windows tablets
Computerworld
The previous Windows 8 certification rule -- which also applied to Windows RT -- required a minimum 1366 x 768 resolution, and thus a 16:9 aspect ratio. The lower resolution would allow for Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets similar to Apple's smaller ...

Google Street View captures startling images of tsunami-wrecked Japanese ...
New York Daily News
On Google's Lat Long blog, Mayor Baba writes that the town has only been able to make “cursory” repairs during the past two years. He's hoping that the new images will help future generations understand the effects of the earthquake, tsunami and ...

New York Daily News


Microsoft aims high with the Surface's corporate ambitions
PCWorld
Speaking at the company's annual CIO summit this week, Panay said that Microsoft is "right on the cusp" of bolstering the Surface lineup's business chops after admittedly targeting consumers out of the gate. Though he didn't provide many specifics, ...

Amazon's Tax Dispute May Be Destined for the Supreme Court
Wall Street Journal
Back in 2007, New York eyed Amazon sales taxes as an untapped source of revenue. The U.S. Supreme Court in the early 1990s ruled that a state can compel a company to fork over sales taxes, but only if the company has a physical presence in the state.

Google Nexus 7, Take Two: What To Expect
InformationWeek
Fierce competition from Amazon, Apple and Samsung -- not to mention newer competitors such as Acer and HP -- will force Google to maintain the Nexus 7's aggressive pricing. But can it make significant upgrades while keeping the device's $199 entry point?

Could Google tilt a close election?
Washington Post
Epstein, who had a public spat with Google last year, offers no evidence of actual evil acts by the company. ... “Providing relevant answers has been the cornerstone of Google's approach to search from the very beginning,” the company said in a statement.

Apple's Long-Rumored Game Controller May Soon See The Light Of ...
By Chris Velazco
I've long believed that touchscreens leave a certain something to be desired when it comes to playing games, and if a new (and very curious) report holds true, Apple may feel the same way. According to PocketGamer.biz's Jon Jordan, Apple ...

Music Executive: 'iRadio is Coming', Apple Pushing for Summer ...
By Jordan Golson
Negotiations between Apple and record companies regarding Apple's rumored 'iRadio' music service are progressing, The Verge reports as...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

Workplace Advice from Google's Go-To Guy - Business Insider
By Max Nisen
This is coming from the youngest-tenured and best-rated professor at Wharton. According to Google's "people analytics" head Prasad Setty, he's the person the company turns to Grant when "we are thinking about big problems we are trying to ...
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