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  • May 16, 2013
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As the shutdown of Google Reader nears, one reader has created a simple and free tool to replace Google’s soon-to-be discontinued tool. You can explore the demo online or visit the simple sign-up page. CommaFeed inclues an easy organizational structure and simple settings. The interface will be easy for most Google Reader users to pick up quickly.  Here’s…

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  • May 16, 2013
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There’s a new version of the Google Play Books app in iTunes and Google Play today, and if you’re one of a handful of readers who buy ebooks from Google I think you might appreciate this. According to the changelog, the new iOS app will enable users to download and read ebooks which they had previously uploaded…

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  • April 17, 2013
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Thanks to a simple Google Drive form, Boston residents can offer shelter for Boston Marathon attendees stranded in the city following the horrific explosions yesterday. If you need a place to stay in Boston, sign up at this link. If you have a place to offer someone on Boston, sign up at this link. You…

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  • April 13, 2013
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Few people ever plan to kick the bucket, but there is a high probability that it will happen to all of us at least once. That’s probably why Google announced yesterday that they were offering a new account management tool. The Inactive Account Manager might have a awful name, but it fills a useful purpose….

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  • April 12, 2013
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Google rolled out an update for their reading app for the iPad and iPhone yesterday, giving the app a couple sweet features that Android users have had since last year. Readers can now select a place name in the book they’re reading and (with luck) see a description and a map of the place. The…

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  • April 5, 2013
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When Google bought the Frommer’s line of travel guides from Wiley in August 2012 it seemed more than likely Google was only interested in the digital value of the content they had just acquired. That supposition was confirmed earlier this week with the news that Arthur Frommer, whose 1957 guide book launched the Frommer’s imprint,…

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  • March 29, 2013
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Google’s rumored same-day shipping service has just entered a public bata test in San Francisco. Google confirmed the news this morning in a blog post. The new service is called Google Shopping Express, and it’s only open to invited participants (ask to join here).  The service is free during the beta test, though of course…

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  • March 27, 2013
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The team at Visual.ly have created a new tool that can create a Google Analytics infographic, helping you visualize your online traffic patterns. Social Times has all the details: Unlike most of the infographics on Visual.ly, these are meant to be used internally. The results are sent in a private email that webmasters can then forward…

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  • March 26, 2013
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Google Reader might not have the largest userbase of Google’s products but we are probably the most vocal, with over 143 thousand users signing a change.org petition requesting a stay of execution. And now there are signs that Google may be listening. I just got an email from a reader a few minutes ago, and…

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  • March 21, 2013
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Is it just me or is Google’s business plan beginning to look more and more like Me-Too-ism? I’m asking  not just because of Google+,Google Play, Google Play Books, but also because in the past month Google retired Google Reader, a unique service that was the best in its field and today they decided the world…