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  • The world’s most popular car is…

    April 10, 2013 5:53 AM 143

    The Ford Focus has become the most popular car in the world for the second year running. NBC’s Brian Williams reports. happy times at ford motor . the ford focus is officially the most popular car in the world, second year running followed by the toyota corolla and ford f-series pickup. last year the focus sold over a million vehicles around the world

  • Foursquare’s Upcoming iOS Release Is A Pivotal Moment For The Company, As In It’s “Now Or Never”

    April 10, 2013 5:39 AM 232

    We all know the Foursquare story quite well, the app launched at SXSW five years ago and a fair amount of people have been using it to check-in ever since. The company is releasing a new version of its flagship iOS app, which will put those 3.5B check-ins in the forefront with search and explore functionality. It’s a move that we saw coming, ever since

  • T-Mobile announces iPhone trade-in special, gives you iPhone 5 for $0 upfront

    April 10, 2013 5:11 AM 169

    T-Mobile has been making big changes lately, moving to rebrand itself as the “Uncarrier” and to do things in a way that is different from its competitors. It has made good on all that talk, revealing a trade-in deal for current iPhone owners: trade-in an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S and receive the iPhone 5 for $0. The special is in effect until June 16. The trade-in

  • Google mines Frommer’s Travel for social data, then sells the name back

    April 10, 2013 3:28 AM 166

    In case you weren't aware of how valuable friends and followers are... In August 2012, Google purchased the travel publishing brand Frommer's Travel from John Wiley and Sons for $22 million. At the time, the purchase made some sense given Google's trend of acquisitions: Google bought ITA, a popular travel data service, in 2010, and the restaurant rating

  • Researchers Replace Passwords With Mind-Reading Passthoughts

    April 9, 2013 9:55 PM 155

    Remembering the passwords for all your sites can get frustrating. There are only so many punctuation, number substitutes and uppercase variations you can recall, and writing them down for all to find is hardly an option. Thanks to researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Information, you may not need to type those pesky passwords in the future. Instead

  • GM Returns to Facebook Advertising After Public Split a Year Ago

    April 9, 2013 8:59 PM 203

    Launches Mobile Ad for Chevrolet on Social Network Eleven months after a very public divorce, General Motors is reconciling with Facebook. "Chevrolet is testing a number of mobile-advertising solutions, including Facebook, as part of its 'Find New Roads' campaign," said Chris Perry, VP-U.S. Chevrolet marketing. "Today, Chevrolet is launching an industry-first

  • Google's idea of productivity is a bad fit for many other workplaces

    April 9, 2013 7:24 PM 177

    Yahoo's telework ban continues to be a source of curiosity and discussion in many business and social circles. The story that led to the ban is one of corporate dysfunction in which a number of employees allowed to telecommute actually ended up shirking their duties and many didn't even bother to hide the fact by regularly connecting to Yahoo's corporate

  • Chrysler Recalling New Ram Trucks to Fix Parking Brakes

    April 9, 2013 7:06 PM 168

    Chrysler Group LLC said it will recall certain Ram 1500 pickup trucks from the 2013 model year to fix a potential problem in their parking-brake mechanisms. The car maker said it found “a small number” of trucks with parking brakes that didn’t work properly during internal inspections and received reports of similar problems from customers. It later

  • Batman: Arkham Origins Outed, New Dev Studio Handling

    April 9, 2013 5:09 PM 236

    So this is turning out to be an intriguing Tuesday after all: a completely new Batman Arkham game in the offing! And no, you won’t have to wait until 2015 or whenever to play it — try Oct. 25, 2013. How’d they keep that under wraps? Who knows, but Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment just announced not one but two new Arkham games: Batman: Arkham Origins

  • Yanked iOS app AppGratis: We're 'far from finished'

    April 9, 2013 5:07 PM 204

    AppGratis, which cuts deals with developers to make their apps free for a day, says that though the AppGratis app was yanked from Apple's App Store, it will still work for those who had downloaded it. AppGratis, an app-giveaway service that Apple removed from its stores last week, posted its side of the story this morning, noting that it has tried vehemently