Google Integrates Google+ Profiles Into Google Play Reviews [Updates]view story

http://www.makeuseof.com – One of the great things to come from the world of apps is user reviews. Sure, users have been able to review products forever, but with apps, it has become one of the main methods by which the merits of an app are judged. And now, user reviews on Google Play are getting a little more personal with a new update from Google. (General)

U.K. Mobile Shopping Startup, Tapestry, Trials Barcode/NFC Scanning App To Link Shoppers With The Physical Things They Fancyview story

http://techcrunch.com – The collision of fashion and digital technology feels like a very over-subscribed party already, what with the likes of Polyvore, Trendabl, Chicisimo, Fashism and Go Try It On all clamouring for access to that special consumer-spending VIP area (to name a select few). (IT news)

Churn: The Problem Of The New Tech Journalismview story

http://techcrunch.com – A decade ago, the news cycle for a CE product worked like this: a PR person contacted a major title – Laptop, say, or PC Magazine – and offered an exclusive for a cover story. “Hey,” they’d say. “Hot new laptop coming out! (IT news)

Google Play Gets Real: Reviews Will Now Be Posted With Your Google+ Name And Pictureview story

http://techcrunch.com – When you visit a review on Google Play for an app, book, song or movie, you won’t have to worry as much about whether someone is sheepishly hiding behind a computer firing off nasty words, as Google has now flipped on the switch to display your Google+ name and profile picture with all reviews you add to the store. I’m not so sure this is the best thing in the world, 100%, as you don&# (IT news)

App for watching TV showsview story

http://androidforums.com – I found an Android NBC TV app for watching full TV shows on the NBC Television web site. It got a lot of bad reviews, but I installed it anyway. It does indeed work poorly; the video pauses a lot, is jerky, and it pauses for buffering way too much. Is there another way to watch these shows on the Galaxy Note i717? (General)

PRWeb Releases Press Release About Its Fake Press Release, But The Circle Of Trust Is Already Brokenview story

http://techcrunch.com – PRWeb has just put out a press release about the fraudulent press release it released (and we erroneously reported) this morning. Ha. From the press release: PRWeb transmitted a press release for ICOA that we have since learned was fraudulent. The release was not issued or authorized by ICOA. (IT news)

General Zenithink C71 Upgradeview story

http://androidforums.com – I've ordered a C71 Upgrade as a Christmas present for my mother, and I have a few questions I'm hoping somebody can answer. First of all, when I Google reviews and comments on this tablet, I see people out there lamenting its lack of Bluetooth, yet when I look at it on Zenithink.com, I see them claiming that it does, in fact, have Bluetooth. (General)

Google Makes A Pre-Holiday Marketing Push For Chromebooks With New Online, Times Square And Best Buy Ad Campaignsview story

http://techcrunch.com – We don’t know much about how successful Google’s Chromebooks really are. Outside of talking about their adoption in schools and businesses, Google has never released any detailed sales figures. Most analysts assume they aren’t exactly a run-away hit. (IT news)

General DNA first impressionsview story

http://androidforums.com – Professional reviews are all well and good, but now that DNA day is finally here, there should be a lot of real people doing real things with real phones. Mine will be waiting for me when I get home from work. Until then, keep me amused with your first impressions of your very own Droid DNA ;) (General)

More American Kids Than Ever Clamor For iPhones And iPads This Holiday Seasonview story

http://techcrunch.com – Chance are, if you ask a kid in the U.S. what they want to find under the tree (or holiday symbol of your choosing) this year, they’ll ask for an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or iPad mini. (IT news)