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Facebook Rolls Out its Redesigned Like and Share Buttons

After unveiling a redesigned set of Like and Share buttons last month, Facebook is today rolling them out to all of its users alongside embedded posts with customizable pixel widths.<p>So if you were using the previous Facebook Like and Share buttons on your website, they should be updated …

Twitter Launches Broad Match for Keywords Ad Targeting

Twitter today launched broad match for keywords, making it easier for companies to sell ads against tweets. The move is part of an ongoing effort by the company to monetize its hundreds of millions of users.<p>Twitter says its users have conversations about topics in different ways that express the …

Google launches new tools for Android game developers

Google announced today that it has created new tools and features that’ll make it easier for Android mobile developers to make games on the platform.<p>The new Google Play game services will help developers leverage both mobile and cloud features to deliver better experiences for consumers.<p>“Today, …

Good News, Bad News: Jobless Claims Dip, But Key Orders Drop

First, the good news:<p>There were 316,000 first-time claims filed for unemployment insurance last week, down 10,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration said Wednesday.<p>The pace of claims slowed in September to a rate not seen in six — before the economy slipped into its …

LG unveils curved, flexible smartphone to better fit your body

SAN FRANCISCO -- At a special press event this week, LG took the wraps off the LG G Flex smartphone.<p>The bendable, flexible phone runs on Android and went on sale in South Korea only 10 days ago. Company executives said there's no word yet on when it will be available in the United States.<p>But in …

Thousands of Travelers Stranded

Comparing Bus, Plane, Train and Driving Costs for Thanksgiving

Many Americans this year are choosing a new breed of low-cost bus to get them from Point A to Point B for Thanksgiving. Here’s a look at how one …

Netflix may have 20,000 or more customers in Australia—where it hasn’t even launched

Netflix counts more than 9 million customers as paying international subscribers, but there could be many more of them buried in its measure of US subscribers, which are approaching 30 million.<p>The internet streaming service has been available outside the US since 2010—first in Canada, the UK and …

Target Black Friday 2013 Sales Seem Almost Too Good To Be True

The store: Target<p>The time: Target stores open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving; Target.com sales begin at 12:01 a.m. on Black Friday.<p>The standout deals:<p>- Select sleepwear for men, women and kids, $5<p>- Beats by Dre Solo HD Headphones, $119<p>- iPad Mini Wi-Fi 16 GB, $299 plus a $75 Target GiftCard with purchase<p>…

Bad news for Barnes and Noble: Nook revenue drops 32%

On Christmas morning children will unwrap their gifts to find a shiny new tablets and e-readers, but this year the Nook is not likely to be one of them.<p>Revenues for Barnes and Noble’s Nook e-reader division went down 32 percent to $109 million, according to its most recent earnings report. That’s …

Nine million in 'serious' debt across the UK

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1031000/1031779_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524681966_c6f519d58a6de8dbd22330c7faa0cd5c<p><b>Nearly nine million people across the UK are living with serious debt problems, according to a new report.</b><p>The Money Advice Service (MAS) also said …

Profiting off your student debt misery?: America’s little-discussed conflict-of-interest

How a raft of federally backed student loans could affect the government’s bottom line — and motivate new policies<p>Earlier this month, the Department of Education rolled out two major initiatives designed to help the millions of young Americans who have defaulted on their student loan debts, and …

The Challenge Of Being Poor At America's Richest Colleges

Shelling out $300 for one chemistry textbook. Jetting off to Budapest, Paris and Rome while studying abroad in Madrid. Grabbing a last-minute Amtrak ticket to Manhattan for a job interview during senior year.<p>For many students at America’s elite colleges, these are as much a part of university life …

Macy’s and Best Buy: A tale of two holiday mobile marketing campaigns

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The start of the annual holiday-shopping feeding frenzy is just hours away, and mobile devices are sure to play a larger role …

Italy's Coast Guard Confirms Rescue Of 700 Refugees Off Sicily Shores

Nearly 700 refugees have been rescued off Sicily in five operations, Italy's coast guard said Friday, as European leaders grapple with the issue of illegal immigration at a European Union summit.<p>Coast guard patrol boats, navy vessels and a Maltese-flagged cargo vessel rescued five boats over the …

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