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Google Maps for iOS gets improved Search and Explore, plus Gmail events are now shown on the map

Google has tweaked its Google Maps app for iOS with a few new updates today which are primarily designed to make it easier to navigate search results and discover places around you. The updated app now shows search results with descriptions directly on the map and offers the option of switching between grid and map view in a bid to help you find the place you’re looking for more quickly. Google has also tweaked the ‘Explore’ feature - a local guide that suggests places and activities based on your location and the time – for better results. Rounding off the list of notable…

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YouTube partners with SiriusXM satellite radio for an hour-long weekly music show featuring trending songs

YouTube today is launching an hour-long weekly show on SiriusXM’s Hits 1 channel featuring songs that are trending on the video-sharing site. The SiriusXM Hits 1 team will select songs based on the view counts established artists get over recent weeks, as well as percentage growth in views emerging artists see. Called the YouTube 15, the show will air Fridays at 6:00 and 9:00 PM EST, Saturdays at 2:00 PM EST and Sundays at 8:00 EST, as well as on-demand via SiriusXM.com. Jenna Marbles, a YouTube personality with over 13 million subscribers, has been tapped to run through each week’s…

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Google Agitates For Public Debate On Europe’s Right To Be Forgotten Ruling

Google right to be forgotten Google has now announced the full compliment of Google-selected “experts” who will be sitting on an advisory committee it has established to help navigate the decision making process in the wake of the so-called right to be forgotten ruling in Europe. Read More

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Samsung revamps its app store, touting ‘hundreds of exclusive apps’ for Galaxy devices

Samsung Debuts Its New Flagship Smartphone, The Galaxy S IV
Samsung has upgraded its Samsung Apps store with a redesigned user interface and a new name – Samsung Galaxy Apps — as it seeks to put the focus on exclusive content, discounts and promotional offers. The Korean company’s app store is accessible on all of its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The company says that gives it a reach of over 130 million users, but few are likely to have given it much consideration since Google Play is a far bigger draw on Android devices with its wider range of apps. Samsung is seemingly aware of that issue, and it claims that Samsung Galaxy Apps store features “hundreds of…

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Supercharge your Android Wear smartwatch with these IFTTT recipes

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IFTTT makes everything better. Android Wear, while based on the fully mature Android operating system, is still in its infancy. Currently, it’s really great at telling you the time, over-counting your steps, acting as a remote camera shutter, and pinging your wrist every time you get an email or tweet. That’s pretty much it. But you can change that thanks to the power of the cloud-based scripting service, IFTTT. Thanks to IFTTT, you can control the lights in your home, keep track of FourSquare checkins, and generally add features to the watch while we wait for official apps to be…

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Google, Microsoft, IBM And Others Collaborate To Make Managing Docker Containers Easier

containers_docker It’s not often that you see this combination of backers, but today, Microsoft, Red Hat, IBM, Docker, Mesosphere, CoreOS and SaltStack all banded together to support Google’s open-source Kubernetes project for managing Docker containers. Docker containers are quickly becoming the go-to technology for building and running distributed applications. Every major cloud vendor has… Read More

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Some Google services unblocked in China after last month’s crackdown

Today web users in mainland China are finding that some of Google’s sites and products are now unblocked and accessible.

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19 of the hottest South Korean startups came to Tokyo looking for business partners – here’s our top five favorites

19 of the hottest South Korean startups came to Tokyo looking for business partners for Startup Alliance Korea. Here are the top five from their demo day.

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