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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Google plans to dock mystery barge at former Army post in San Francisco   —  Officials confirm that Mountain View is taking to the seas, but no one is saying why  —  Google has held initial discussions with San Francisco's Fort Mason Center to dock its mysterious barge on a pier there, The Verge has confirmed.
Oct 31, 2013, 5:40 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Jukeboxing: Rdio brings free radio to mobile apps to stay in the ring against Spotify   —  Rdio is releasing a free version of its service today on iOS and Android, bringing personalized radio to non-paying users of its mobile apps for the first time.  Free of advertising for now …
Oct 3, 2013, 6:20 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
A backpack to remember: can Evernote become a lifestyle company?   —  With Evernote Market, the company starts selling goods that make you smarter  —  A year ago, Phil Libin stood on stage at Evernote's annual conference and announced a cease-fire with paper.
Sep 26, 2013, 3:50 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Killer app: why do anonymous Q&A networks keep leading to suicides?   —  Ask.fm could have learned from Formspring's mistakes — but didn't  —  Teens bullied through an anonymous question-and-answer site.  A spate of suicides among the young people who used it.
Sep 19, 2013, 4:20 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Fork in the road: Cyanogen raises $7 million to build a better version of Android   —  The rebel ROM builder grows up — and starts making hardware plans  —  Cyanogen, makers of popular software based on Android that extends the abilities of smartphones, is making a bid for the mainstream.
Sep 18, 2013, 12:15 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Mark Zuckerberg on NSA spying: ‘The government blew it’   —  Facebook CEO calls for more transparency in interview at TechCrunch Disrupt  —  The federal government has done a bad job recently in balancing its job protecting US citizens from terrorism with its role in defending civil liberties …
Sep 11, 2013, 7:05 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
PayPal's new digital wallet app is powerful but baffling   —  Will anybody ever get mobile payments right?  —  Hill Ferguson ordered a smoothie.  Using a newly redesigned app for iOS and Android, PayPal's lanky director of product selected a peach concoction and paid for it with a couple taps on his smartphone.
Sep 5, 2013, 11:40 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
New faces of Android: the inside story of Google's management shuffle   —  With Andy Rubin and Hugo Barra out, who's next up to lead Google's biggest platform?  —  One big loss at the world's most popular smartphone platform has been followed by another.  Five months after Android founder Andy Rubin left …
Aug 30, 2013, 1:35 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter adds context to tweets by attaching related headlines   —  Twitter today introduced a new way to explain the story behind popular tweets, adding a “related headlines” section below posts that have been embedded on other websites.  Clicking through to a tweet's permalink page …
Aug 19, 2013, 2:05 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
US carriers' mobile payment service Isis finally going nationwide by year's end   —  Nearly three years after it was announced, the joint venture in mobile payments between AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon will finally go national by the year's end.  The consortium known as Isis said today …
Jul 30, 2013, 10:45 PMIn context

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