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How To Fix Our Broken Online Customer Review System

One evening in December 2012 a party of nine visited a restaurant in New York City and ordered a house salad. Seven of the nine became ill because, as a health inspection later found, there was cross-contamination in the refrigerator, “bare-hand” contact with ready-to-eat food, improperly sanitized …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

News Corp

Toyota creates bizarre Plug-In Championship game app

If you’re anything like me when you hear that Toyota has launched a new app for smartphone users, you probably assume it has something to do with …

Barnes & Noble integrating Google Play into Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Barnes & Noble (s BKS) is adding Google (s GOOG) Play’s full complement of videos, music and apps (and ebooks) to its Nook HD …

Microsoft, Nokia Target Low End in Effort to Crack Tough U.S. Market

For the most part, Windows Phone has found itself targeting the premium segment of the U.S. smartphone market.<p>That’s especially tough in a country …

Marissa Mayer Is Giving New Parents At Yahoo $500 To Buy Baby Stuff

That's not the last of the parenting benefits at Yahoo, reports the WSJ:<p>Among some of the other new benefits: New parents will receive $500 to spend on household expenses, such as laundry, house-cleaning, food or childcare, as well as Yahoo-branded baby gear, a spokeswoman says. (Employees with new …

TripAdvisor Taps TomTom's Geocoding Tech

Online travel behemoth TripAdvisor is to license TomTom’s global geocoder services to bring pinpoint accuracy to its location-based applications.<p>Just to recap, geocoding is essentially the process of identifying the geographic coordinates, e.g. longitude and latitude, from real-life geographic …

Google Fiber heads to Shawnee, Kansas

Google Fiber is making its way to another part of Kansas.<p>The search giant on Thursday announced that Shawnee, located just outside of Kansas City, has voted to bring Google Fiber to its residents. Google Fiber is already available in Kansas City, the first location to get the Google high-speed …

Google Fiber

Horace Dediu on Analysts, Apple and Emerging Markets

“I have few average days,” says Horace Dediu, one of the most well-respected watchers of the mobile industry, and Apple in particular, when asked about how he fills his time while running the Asymco blog and consultancy.<p>“Right now it’s 2am and I’m in Australia. If I am at home my work is usually a …

Facebook Lets Developers Push Ads Based On Users’ App Purchases

Facebook has introduced a new way for developers and marketers to target users with specific adverts based on their existing app purchases and microtransactions.<p>Developers speaking at Mobile DevCon 2013 in London yesterday unveiled a new targeting field buried in the latest SDK for a feature called …

Google games gets new chief as Noah Falstein joins team

Google has quietly found itself a Chief Game Designer, installing Noah Falstein – who counts LucasArts, Dreamworks Interactive, and more among his …

Gaming Industry