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“Google My Business” App Now Lets Business Owners Respond To Customer Reviews From Their Smartphoneview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Google is rolling out an update to its “Google My Business” mobile application designed to make it easier for business owners to view and respond to customer reviews…and, of course, complaints. (IT news)

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MCX Says QR Payments App Will Pivot To NFC If Necessary, Won’t Fine Retailers Who Break Exclusivityview story

http://techcrunch.com –  In a virtual press conference today, MCX‘s CEO Dekkers Davison said “We’re agnostic about technology. We started with QR code-based technology that allows us to go to market broadly. (IT news)

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An Interview With Alex Blumberg, Public Radio Journalist Turned Entrepreneurview story

http://techcrunch.com –  If you’ve listened to public radio at all in the past decade you’ll recognize the voice of Alex Blumberg. Part of the adenoidal-voice-amazing-stories class of broadcasters, Blumberg worked on This American Life and the amazing Planet Money where he explained complex topics in succinct ways. (IT news)

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Comcast Agrees To $50M Settlement In Overcharging Caseview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Comcast has agreed to a $50 million settlement to a case regarding customers in the Philadelphia area. The lawsuit was filed more than a decade ago. Comcast continues to deny the allegations. The original case failed before the Supreme Court, leading to a reduction in its scale. (IT news)

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MobileIron Spikes 5% After Reporting Better Than Expected FQ3 Revenue, Lower Than Expected Lossview story

http://techcrunch.com –  MobileIron is having a strong after-hours session, after it reported its fiscal third quarter financial performance, including non-GAAP revenue of $33.7 million, GAAP losses per share of $0.20, and non-GAAP losses per share of a more modest $0.15. The market had expected the mobile device management company to lose $0.25 per share. The company’s results were a beat on that metric. (IT news)

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Joker Lets You Instantly Stream Perfectly Legal And Legitimate Torrent Filesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Let’s say there’s a torrent online you would like to view. After all, torrents themselves are perfectly legal. Instead of downloading the torrent, paste the link to the torrent in Joker.org and watch the content instantly. Watch out, Popcorn Time. The Joker is here. Using Joker.org to watch a torrent is stupid easy. (IT news)

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Here’s What Google’s LEGO-Style Phone, Project Ara, Looks Like Right Nowview story

http://techcrunch.com –  It’s been a few weeks since we’ve heard much about Project Ara, Google’s efforts to build a phone out of components that can be swapped out, piece-by-piece. Google showed off the device a bit back at I/O — alas, things got a bit… crashy during the presentation. (IT news)

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Trulia Falls 6% After Reporting Disappointing Q3 Revenue Of $67.1Mview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Shares of Trulia are down sharply after hours following the company posted in-line losses in its third quarter on disappointing revenue. The company lost $0.08 per share on a non-GAAP basis in the period from revenue of $67.1 million. Investors had expected the $0.08 per-share loss, which works out to a deficit of $2.8 million, but had expected revenue of $69.96 million. (IT news)

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Twitter Partners With IBM To Bring Social Data To The Enterpriseview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Twitter and IBM announced a significant partnership today that will involve Twitter sharing its data with IBM for integration into IBM’s enterprise solutions, including the Watson cloud platform. (IT news)

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Ubuntu Could Give a Fatal Blow to Windows in Chinaview story

http://spd.rss.ac – The Windows operating systems is going out the front door in China and its place will be taken by a Linux distribution that will be used by the authorities and the governing body. The problem is that there is no real alternative, although at least one OS might be ready for the task, and that is Ubuntu Kylin. The Chinese government and Microsoft now have a rocky relationship, to say the least. (IT news)

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Nexus 6 pre-order window closes just as fast as it opens, another one could be soonview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The Nexus 6 arrived in the Play Store today just as scheduled. The unfortunate part is that many people were not able to place a pre-order because Google quickly ran out of inventory. The switch from in-stock to being out of inventory was so quick that there is speculation the Nexus 6 was not yet supposed to be available. (IT news)

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Samsung likely to launch A Series in China to compete with mid-range competitorsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The Chinese market favors competitively priced, high-quality smartphones, and for that reason Samsung has been losing ground for a long time. (IT news)