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Google Cloud SQL Hits General Availability

Google today announced the general availability of Cloud SQL, which, as its name implies, is a MySQL database that lives in Google’s cloud. Among the new features is the encryption of customer data, a 99.95 percent uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA), and support for databases up to 500GB in …

They’re multiplying! 3-D printers go big and small

3-D printed bunnies from Makerbot show the variety of color possible -- but other devices can create even more detail.<p>There are probably more 3-D printers in one place at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas than anywhere else, at any time. We know you want to keep up to date, …

CES

Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed]

Apple has acquired the one-man photo technology startup SnappyLabs, maker of SnappyCam, sources tell me. [Update 1/5/2014 9:15am PST: Apple confirms the acquisition.] The startup was founded and run solely by John Papandriopoulos, an electrical engineering PhD from the University Of Melbourne who …

Yahoo Sports Gets iOS 7 Redesign, Awesome Gif Creation Tool For Sharing ‘Big 4’ Sports Moments

Yahoo Sports gets a fantastic looking redesign today for iOS 7, and gains a slick new feature called ‘Loops’. Loops allows you to skim through a game, pick a short segment and create a gif complete with effects, captions and looping to share with friends or networks.<p>The Loop feature is powered by …

Google Destroys Rap Genius’ Search Rankings As Punishment For SEO Spam, But Resolution In Progress

Google hit back hard today after it learned lyrics site Rap Genius had been using dubious SEO tricks to attain top spots in search results. Now RapGenius.com doesn’t appear on the first page of results for a search of “Rap Genius,” and popular queries like “Jay-Z Holy Grail Lyrics” don’t bring up …

The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android

Google was building a secret mobile product to fend off chief rival Microsoft. Then Apple announced the iPhone, and everything changed.<p>In 2005, on Google’s sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many, many teams was Google’s own smartphone effort—the Android project. …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Want to Know if Your App is Successful? Check These Metrics.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building a mobile app can be a cash cow, but if not developed correctly, it can be among the 78 percent of apps users never return to after using once.<p>If your app is free, you’re solely relying on either advertising or in-app purchases …

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.

Startups

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