Web Apps and Services

Netflix is not backing down from Verizon

In response to a cease and desist letter from Verizon, streaming content provider Netflix has responded and is not backing down. Late Monday, the head of Netflix’s legal team sent their own letter to Verizon. In the letter, Netflix holds no punches in reminding Verizon that they have customers paying for a service that they […]
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Google changes the way you view bookmarks with “Stars”

Google is now dogfooding (or internally testing) Google Stars, a refreshing update that switches up the way that you view your bookmarks. Not only does Stars organize your bookmarks in a smart and intuitive manner, but it also allows you to share them, add notes and view bookmarks in a visually pleasing way. Apparently, Google […]
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Google Play Store gets a mobile site (brief hands-on)

The Google Play Store is no longer confined to an Android app and a site designed for desktop browsers. Now you can access the Play Store in a mobile-optimized layout complete with a hamburger menu. Now users who have non-Android devices can interact with the Play Store in a mobile browser without having to view […]
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Leave the DeLorean at home, Google Maps will take you to the past.

Now, how cool is this? Starting today, Google Maps (desktop) has added the ability to view the past through Street View. Google is using data that they’ve collected dating back to 2007 for your historical trip down memory lane. If you want to see the progress of a location, or perhaps a building, you can. […]
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Google wants to use your G+ name, photo for “shared endorsements”

Google has once again stirred up no small amount of controversy with its latest Google+ update. Previously, the Mountain View juggernaut had the bright idea of sharing your +1’s with everyone who has you circled, and now it wants to share your +1’s, reviews, follows, shares, G+ name and profile photo in its search engine […]
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Plex to DIAL up Chromecast support soon?

According to a report by GigaOM, Plex may soon be joining Hulu Plus on Google’s new Chromecast platform. It’s a lonely world for third-party apps on Chromecast these days, with Hulu Plus and Netflix being the only residents for the time being. However, the Plex team has long had eyes on Google’s newest platform and […]
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