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YouTube triggers comments debate as it alters policy

<b>How much weight should you give to a stranger's opinion?</b><p>If you ask YouTube, the answer is: not much.<p>The video sharing website has made changes to the way users can comment on clips. Google, which owns the website, now requires them to sign up to its social network Google+ before they can post their …

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Google pays up $17M for ignoring user privacy settings in Safari

Google settled another privacy lawsuit today, promising to pay $17 million for circumventing users’ privacy wishes.<p>The case centered around Apple’s Safari browser, which had certain default privacy settings concerning tracking and cookies. Google, according to this lawsuit, went around those …

Dropbox Could Be A Bargain At An $8 Billion Valuation

According to BloombergBusinessWeek, cloud file storage firm Dropbox is looking to raise an additional $250 million at a valuation of around $8 billion.<p>The news comes on the heels of Pinterest’s massive $225 million round that valued it at $3.8 billion, and endless hype that Snapchat is raising some …

Salesforce Strikes Cloud Partnership With HP

Salesforce.com is having sort of a busy day. First there’s the big Dreamforce conference that it’s holding in San Francisco. Then there was the news …

Try this, Apple: Xbox greets PlayStation 4 with a nice tweet

Can you imagine Cupertino greeting a new Samsung Galaxy with a congratulatory tweet? Well, it seems things are different in the gaming world.<p>There's too much fighting in the world.<p>Wars are everywhere. And then sporting and business entities co-opt the postures and the language, making themselves …

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Smartphone addicts go floppy under the sheets, warns DOCTOR WANG

Taiwanese doctors have warned that men who are glued to their smartphones late into the night are at risk from suffering erectile …

The Omniture Of PR? AirPR’s New Analytics Platform Aims To Show CMOs How To Invest In PR

Startups and PR firms have long had a halting, if not embattled relationship. Spend time talking to entrepreneurs and those working at startups, and it won’t be long before you encounter the nagging mistrust founders have of PR firms and the PR process.<p>That’s why AirPR, the PR marketplace and …

New York Times launches Google Glass app

The New York Times' app for Google Glass offers basic features including news alerts and automated readings of article summaries.<p>The New York Times has released to the public the Google Glass app that it demoed at this year's South by Southwest conference.<p>On Thursday, on a page on its Web site, the …

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