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Evernote has just released a major update to its desktop software dubbed Evernote 5 for Mac, “with over 100 new features.” It’s a pretty drastic redesign, and one that focuses intently to navigation. Evernote already has many of the features that were re-crafted today, like multiple Notebooks (both shared and ...

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Skype has long been talking about the different ways that it could monetize its calling and messaging platform. Now, with Microsoft as its owner and 280 million monthly users passing through its voice, video and messaging network, it looks like it is getting serious. Today the company unveiled Skype Ads ...

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Microsoft just announced a number of updates to its SkyDrive cloud storage service, including the addition of selective sync (so you can easily decide which folders you want to sync) and easier file sharing from the desktop. In addition, the company is launching updated Windows Phone 8 and Android apps ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 615 days ago

Facebook is rolling out Developer Alerts, a way to devs to keep tabs on their Facebook apps via email and Facebook notifications. The new alerts cover a range of key communiques, such as notifications of upcoming API changes, status updates for new app submissions, and communications about the social network’s ...

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It is a scientific fact that beautiful women make men stupid. It was entirely to test this theory that I accepted a video interview with supermodel Tyra Banks about her new iPhone app. Because, of course, I am a hardboiled technology reporter and I don’t do frivolous crap like fashion. ...

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For customers interested in buying the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, Amazon has some good news and bad news. The good news is that the company is shipping the device a week early. The bad news is that it’s already backordered. “Due to popular demand, orders placed today are expected to ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 615 days ago

Netflix released a teaser trailer for its upcoming original TV show House of Cards today, which features director David Fincher and actor Kevin Spacey. Netflix won an expensive bidding war with other premium cable channels (HBO, Showtime) to gain the rights to air the show over its streaming video service ...

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Anyone who has read the Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs (or just followed his story over the years) knows there’s a lot of source material to draw from when crafting a movie. But Steve Jobs biopic screenwriter Aaron Sorkin revealed today at Hero Summit that his movie, at least ...

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A picture is worth a thousand words, and now, so is a t-shirt. Litographs, a company known for putting entire books on posters, has just launched the same feature for t-shirts on Kickstarter. It lets artists create t-shirts based on novels like Moby Dick and The Great Gatsby with the ...

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Simple (formerly BankSimple), a startup that promises to replace your bank, today reminds early adopters why it can be problematic to put all your funds in one basket, so to speak. Over the past hour, bank account holders at Simple, a service still in private testing we should note, have ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 615 days ago

ArmorHub is today launching a web security service targeting startups, small-to-medium sized businesses, and most importantly, the layperson who knows that website security is something to be concerned about, but doesn’t know how to monitor their site or what to do if an issue is found. The company is being ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 615 days ago

Digital music platform Chromatik is today launching its web and iPad applications for learning, practicing, recording and collaborating on music with friends, bandmates, teachers, and others. The company has also expanded on its seed round from earlier this year, and now has just over $2 million in funding from Learn ...

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For years, LongTail Video has offered its open source JW Player as a free alternative for businesses that don’t want to put their videos on YouTube or pay SaaS-based content management players like Brightcove or Ooyala. But it doesn’t have all the features and functionality they might like — for ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 615 days ago

Dropbox introduced a new feature today, called Chooser, which is aimed at developers and allows them to build in an “attach from from Dropbox feature” for their web-based products. The Dropbox Chooser makes it easy to share files from Dropbox with a team, for instance, but unlike with a traditional ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 615 days ago

Google Shopping‘s pay-to-play service is going global. The commerce-focused vertical formerly known as Google Product Search, is now expanding the roll out of its commercial model to other countries outside the U.S., including the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, Australia and Switzerland. The announcement comes on the ...

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