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March 21, 2013, 10:30 AM

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Katherine Kuan / The Official Google Blog:
Google Keep—Save what's on your mind  —  Every day we all see, hear or think of things we need to remember.  Usually we grab a pad of sticky-notes, scribble a reminder and put it on the desk, the fridge or the relevant page of a magazine.  Unfortunately, if you're like me you probably often discover …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sorry Google; you can Keep it to yourself  —  Google today launched Keep, an app that allows you to save things, clip stuff from the web, hoard notes and what not and put them all onto your Google Drive.  Yup, you guessed it — it is an imitation to Evernote and many other such applications.
Karen Wickre / Twitter Blog:
Celebrating #Twitter7  —  There's an old English saying, “Keep a thing seven years, and you'll always find a use for it.”  Today is Twitter's 7th birthday, which we observe on the day @jack first tweeted.  Since then, we've seen breathtaking velocity in Twitter's growth, which is due entirely to your many uses of it.
Devidutta Tripathy / Reuters:
Google chairman: Chrome, Android operating systems to stay separate  —  NEW DELHI - Google Inc's Chrome and Android operating systems will remain separate products, although there could be more “commonality” between them, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said on Thursday.  Video  —  Related Topics:
Kellex / Droid Life:
Preview of New Google Play Version 4.0  —  The Google Play store is an ever-evolving marketplace that has seen its fair share of changes throughout the last few years.  It was once incredibly fussy and difficult to navigate while lacking features, but over time, has become much more polished …
The Financial Brand:
An Open Letter to Google: Google Alerts Broken, Now Useless To Financial Marketers  —  For years, you maintained one of the simplest, most powerful tools on the internet: Google Alerts.  Anyone with a Google account could just sign in and create an email alert for any subject that interested them.
Electronista:
Exclusive: US DoD to purchase 650,000 iOS devices  —  Sequester holding up purchase, intended to replace failing devices  —  Electronista has discovered that the mobile device testing program currently underway at the Department of Defense has produced a pending purchase order for Apple hardware.
MediaShift:
Facebook Managing Editor Steps Down, Says Site 'Doesn't Need Reporters'  —  This piece is co-authored by Justin Runquist.  Both Kaitlin Gillepsie and Runquist are with the Murrow News Service.  Facebook managing editor Dan Fletcher announced Wednesday that he will be leaving the social media giant next month.
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
YouTube reaches 1 billion unique monthly users, almost 15% of planet Earth  —  Google has announced that YouTube is now at 1 billion monthly users.  Assuming Wolfram Alpha's estimate of 6.79 billion people on Earth, that means roughly 14.7% of the world watches something on YouTube every month.
Wall Street Journal:
Dell Walks Fine Line in Pitch for Buyout  —  Chief executives typically like to boast about their companies, but as a Friday deadline for rival bids to buy his firm approaches, Michael Dell finds himself in the opposite position.  —  Mr. Dell needs to persuade Dell Inc. investors …
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Wealthfront, The Investing Service That Has Made Me Money, Raises $20M From Index, Greylock and Social+Capital Partnership  —  Wealthfront is one of my favorite startups out there today — because it has actually made me money.  I'm not alone.  The automated investments company has been growing …
Ellen Cushing / East Bay Express:
The Bacon-Wrapped Economy  —  Tech has brought very young, very rich people to the Bay Area like never before.  And the changes to our cultural and economic landscape aren't necessarily for the better.  —  Last July, Google threw an office party.  But this being Google …
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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
MacBook Pro with Retina display: Problems in every dimension  —  When Apple unveiled its first Retina MacBook Pro with the 15.4-inch model in June, it came with an all-new, slimmed down design, all-flash architecture, and its flagship Retina display with over 5 million pixels.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Accel Closes $475M Fund To Invest Mainly In Europe And Israel, Focusing On Its Series A “Sweet Spot”  —  Accel Partners has just this morning announced another hefty fund of $475 million.  It's the company's fourth fund for Accel London and will be used for investments across a wide range of technologies …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Quora finally introduces full-text search to boost content discovery  —  Social Q&A site Quora has finally introduced full-text search in a move that will improve content discovery and is likely to be much welcomed by anyone who has ever used the service.  —  A company blog post confirmed …
Nielsen:
New Study Confirms Correlation Between Twitter and TV Ratings  —  U.S. TV viewers are taking to Twitter to talk about TV, and the digital chatter is building steam.  According to SocialGuide, 32 million unique people in the U.S. Tweeted about TV in 2012.  That's quite the confab, but what does it all really mean for the TV industry?

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Smartsheet:
Rise above email and spreadsheet chaos  —  Organizations that are bogged down by never-ending email, multiple chat apps, and siloed information move more slowly and get less done.  Read this report.
TWiT.tv:
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Zoho:
5 years of Zoho Subscriptions: The road so far  —  The subscriptions industry has been booming recently.  Subscription-based ecommerce businesses had a year-over-year growth of 100% for five years in a row, according to a 2018 McKinsey & Company survey.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Mattermost:
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