Groupon’s Andrew Mason To Charlie Rose: “We Are The ‘N Sync Of Websites” (TechCrunch)
...Groupon CEO Andrew Mason was on Charlie Rose last night. He refused to answer any questions about why Groupon spurned Google’s $6 billion acquisition offer, but he did reveal a few stats and his thinking on what makes Groupon successful.
Introducing the Google Latitude app for iPhone (Google Mobile Blog)
...With the new Google Latitude app for iPhone, you can see where your friends are and now, continuously share where you are – even in the background once you’ve closed the app.
Swap Rebel watch phone laughs at your wrist-mounted iPod nano (engadget)
...most dubious of converged devices: the watch phone. There, we discovered the Rebel, the latest creation from UK manufacturer Swap, a quad-band GSM wrist unit with a 1.46-inch color touchscreen and a built-in camera for both video and stills.
Google plans to fix broken Android Market with upcoming update (MobileBeat)
...Now, Google will cut the return window down to 15 minutes. With that change, developers can be confident that when they make a sale on the Android Market, they can be reasonably certain that it will count as a sale.
Gilt Now Selling Cars (Forbes)
...“This sale allows us to extend that with the opportunity to buy a sophisticated and stylish car at an insider price,” Carl Sparks, the president of Gilt Groupe, said in a press release. Volkswagen is the first automotive brand to be sold on Gilt.
Turn your LinkedIn Profile into a Printable Resume (digital inspiration)
...All you need to do is log in with your LinkedIn account and authorize the app to access your data – it then fetches your entire profile information that you’ve shared on Linked and turns it into a neat and printable PDF.
Double rainbows, annoying oranges and bed intruders: the year on YouTube (Official Google Blog)
...These lists of most-watched videos reflect the people, places and events that captured our collective attention and imagination throughout the year. During 2010, you all watched more than 700 billion YouTube videos, and uploaded more than 13 million hours of video.
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