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Facebook tests Yelp-like service devoted to local businesses

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Facebook is quietly testing a new feature that allows its users to find "local businesses with the best Facebook reviews and ratings" through its website. The feature allows Facebook users to look…

Bing Pulse engagement and research tool drops the “Bing”

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Microsoft is relaunching its Bing Pulse audience engagement and market research service to make it clear that it reaches farther than the search engine. The service will now be called Microsoft Pulse…

Facebook to make photo-syncing feature exclusive to Moments app

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Facebook won't let the Moments app join its growing pile of abandoned projects. Even after it shut down its Creative Labs division and the experimental apps that emerged from it -- including…

Uber bucks holiday trend of killing products by testing new services

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick must feel like Santa Claus. While other tech companies have killed off various products during this holiday season, Uber has introduced new experiments in Toronto, Seattle, and Chicago…

More congestion on the highway to the on-demand economy?

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Uber has hit another speed bump on its way to disrupting the transportation establishment worldwide. The Seattle City Council will be voting today on whether on-demand workers have the right to…

People-based marketing is key to humanizing the consumer experience

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

 Tim is CEO at DataSift.  Cookies were once the kings of the advertising industry, but times are changing. Once upon a time in the world of online marketing (or five years…

New startup aims to ‘Trim’ the fat from your monthly spending

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Making sense of your personal finance is a lot like flossing — it’s tedious, it’s not what you might call “fun”, but it needs to be done. Otherwise, things start to…

Uber teases foodies with standalone UberEats app

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Uber is testing a service that will allow Toronto residents to order food from their favorite restaurants through a standalone application called UberEats. That name might seem familiar. That's because Uber's…

Yahoo executive retreat leads to ‘reverse spin off’ plan and Levchin’s resignation from board

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

In a major flip-flop, Yahoo has backed away from plans to spin off a holding company for the company's stake in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan. Instead, the company will now undertake…

IoT trends in the mobile carrier market

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Wireless analyst Chetan Sharma rolled out his numbers on the US mobile market a couple weeks ago, with some indicators of where future growth might come for the carriers. Spoiler alert:…

For tech companies, tis the season for cleaning house & killing apps

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Now is the winter of tech companies' discontent. By that I mean December is fast becoming the time of the year for tech companies to shutter apps and services that haven't quite…

White House shines spotlight on health care tech companies

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it goes hand-in-hand with one of the most tedious deadlines of all — at least until April 15 (aka tax day) rolls around…

Twitter experiments with a non-reverse-chronological timeline

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Twitter has changed a lot in the last few months. It replaced its stars with hearts. It entered the content aggregation business. And now, it's testing a timeline that doesn't present…

Clammr could breathe new life into podcasts, make audio easier to share

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

While the medium of podcasting is currently experiencing renewed interests -- both business and from listeners, there are still some key issues that prevent a podcast from achieving the same level of…

Unsurprisingly, Dropbox to shutter Mailbox and Carousel, focus on businesses

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Dropbox has abandoned its efforts to take over your smartphone. The company announced today that it will shutter two applications, Mailbox and Carousel, in 2016 as a result of its new…

Twitter improves the way photos are shown on its site

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Twitter has changed the way images appear on its website. It used to display cropped photographs in square grids; now it will show the entire un-cropped photo and collect multiple pictures into larger,…

A gap in task management: discontinuous work

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

I've written a great deal on what we call the 3D workforce -- decentralized, distributed, and discontinuous. As I characterized it for a webinar last year: Teams are mobile and geographically distributed,…

Why BI’s shift to stream intelligence is a top priority for CAOs

11 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Nova is co-founder and CEO at Bottlenose. A quick search on LinkedIn reveals thousands of professionals in the United States now hold the recently established title of Chief Analytics Officer (CAO). Analytics officers…

Vivino makes it easier to shop for wine with Quick Compare

11 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

There's nothing quite like being the asshole in the wine shop who keeps grabbing a bottle, holding it in front of his phone for a few seconds, and then repeating the…

Why VR content investment in ‘a galaxy far, far away’ is just the beginning

11 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Lucasfilm's ILMxLAB studio recently released virtual reality content for the official Star Wars mobile apps, marking the first time the beloved sci-fi property has dabbled in VR content. It definitely won't be the…

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