How Google Took Street View For A Diveview story

http://techcrunch.com – Google’s underwater Street View launched last September, but Google’s Ocean program actually began six years ago, when one of the founders of Keyhole (which, after being acquired by Google, later became Google Earth), was inspired to also look into mapping the ocean. (IT news)

For Real, Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Is Releasing An Album Of Motivational Musicview story

http://techcrunch.com – Andrew Mason must be some kind of spirit animal of optimism. We assumed he was kidding when today he wrote that he had recorded “a seven song album of motivational business music”. Just three months ago the founder and CEO got booted from Groupon. But we’ve just confirmed with him that his album “Hardly Workin’” is for real. (IT news)

Why CrunchGov Is Endorsing Eric Garcetti For Mayor Of LAview story

http://techcrunch.com – “Los Angeles is an underachieving city,” wrote the Los Angeles Times in its 2013 mayoral endorsement. ”The candidate with the most potential to rise to the occasion and lead Los Angeles out of its current malaise and into a more sustainable and confident future is Eric Garcetti.” An overwhelming number of startup founders seem to agree that Garcetti is the best candidate to (IT news)

Gmail and Google Wallet can now help you get money to the people in your lifeview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – This day full of Google goodness, keeps on rolling, and Google just made it easier to send money to our friends and family with the help of  Gmail and Google Wallet. The two have been integrated to allow you to send money. In Gmail there will be an option next to the attachments, in the form of a dollar sign $. By clicking on this button you can now send money to the people you care most about. (IT news)

Google Maps API Gets A Visual Refresh, Available For Opt-In Today, Coming To Most Sites In Augustview story

http://techcrunch.com – At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced a new Maps API for mobile developers, updates to Maps for Android and iOS and a completely refreshed Google Maps experience on the desktop. (IT news)

ACLU suing all major US carriers for failing to upgrade phonesview story

http://forum.xda-developers.com – There's an article currently on Ars Technica which you all may be interested in. Quote: Civil liberties advocates have asked the US Federal Trade Commission to take action against the nation's four major wireless carriers for selling millions of Android smartphones that never, or only rarely, receive updates to patch dangerous security vulnerabilities. The request (HowTos)

A Day With Glass: First Impressions Of The Early Days Of Google's Latest Moonshotview story

http://techcrunch.com – As we shared yesterday, the process to actually pay for the Glass Explorer Edition was quite simple. The next step in the process is actually getting your device, which can be done by picking it up at the Google campus in Mountain View, Los Angeles or New York City. (IT news)

Fits.me Closes $7.2M Series A To “Aggressively Expand” Its Virtual Fitting Room Tech In Europe, Start Prepping For U.S. Pushview story

http://techcrunch.com – Try-for-size-before-you buy virtual fitting room startup Fits.me has closed a €5.5 million ($7.2 million) Series A round. It’s not all new money — we covered the first €1.5 million tranche, back in January 2012 — but the startup has now added €4 million to complete the round. (IT news)

Canadian Trio Creates Angel-Funded PaintBottle, A Porn Site For The 21st Centuryview story

http://techcrunch.com – Three Canadian entrepreneurs from Montreal, John Phillips, Craig Hensley, and Amy Ambrose, wanted to fix what was wrong in porn. As you can imagine, their site – which I’ll link to after this so you don’t have to be polluted by its influence – is amazingly NSFW. (IT news)

Brandcast Banks $1.8M From Benioff To Take The BS Out Of Cross-Web Business Presencesview story

http://techcrunch.com – Whether you’re an Etsy seller or a multi-national conglomerate, maintaining a sync’d and stylish web and mobile is presence is harder than it should be. You either use a cheap toy website creator or an agonizing enterprise content management system. But now there’s Brandcast. (IT news)