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Marketing company claims responsibility for 'Alex from Target'

They used to send children up chimneys to clear the air during the winter.<p>Now they get children to tweet in order to purge our minds of the realities of existence.<p>Just days ago many were in thrall to the rapture known as Alex from Target. He's a hashtag. He's a Bieberesque beauty. He's the most …

Gmail for Android is ready to handle all your email accounts

The new version of Gmail for Android is slated to make its way to Google Play in the near future, but if you <i>cannot</i> wait to use it, you can download the APK right now and load it up. You'll notice some major changes the moment you launch it, since it'll ask what kind of email addresses you'd like to …

The Most Memorable Ads of the 2014 Campaign

Political advertising is a mainstay of American politics. And no political season is complete without instances of the outrageous, offensive, poignant, and funny images that flash across the television screen trying to elect politicians.<p>This year is no exception. While hundreds of thousands of …

Google is working on “copresence,” which might let Chrome, Android and iOS devices communicate directly

Google is working on new APIs to support something called “copresence,” but what it might be isn’t yet clear. A tip from the blog TechAeris suggests …

Fundraising Acceleration Is The New VC Investment Thesis

There was a quite a jolt on Friday from the news that Slack, a company whose eponymous enterprise communications platform was first publicly launched this year, raised $120 million in new venture funding from KPCB and Google Ventures.<p>Even more eye-popping was the valuation: $1.12 billion. Although …

With Calendar app revamp, Google continues Android makeover

Google is trying to make sure its Calendar app stays current.<p>The Internet giant on Monday announced updates to the Calendar app for its Android operating system, as well as Apple's iPhone. The software has a new look and set of features to automate events and reduce fiddling users have to do to …