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Google, Barnes & Noble take a page from Amazon's book with same-day delivery

You'll be able to get books the same day you order them from Barnes & Noble -- assuming you're living in the three cities where Google is offering the service through Google Shopping Express.

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Fining customers for negative Yelp reviews? Welcome to the future of big data

The one-two punch of consumers' eagerness to share their opinions and their unfamiliarity with business contracts spells opportunity for big data

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Pinterest’s new messaging feature makes group planning easier

Every social network is on board with group chat, but in Pinterest’s case it actually makes sense.

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Ebook service Scribd wants to make it easier to find your next read

The ebook subscription service wants to take a page from physical bookstores by adding a human element to its recommendation and book discovery features.

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But I want it now: Amazon expands same-day delivery

Near-instant gratification is now available in 12 markets, provided you get your order in early enough.

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Foursquare finally pulls the trigger on its new app: Check-ins out, recommendations in

The revamped, relaunched Foursquare aims to take on Yelp with tips you didn’t even knew you needed.

Lyft launches carpooling service Line to make your commute cheaper

Uber beat Lyft to the punch on the announcement, but Lyft’s carpooling feature is a fully realized product.

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Uber’s carpooling service is like fare-splitting for strangers

UberPool connects riders who live in the same area to save everyone money.

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Taxi Magic becomes Curb to broaden focus beyond cabs

The on-demand e-hail app is expanding options with sedan and black car service.

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service to focus its attention on its popular site for streaming game play.

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Report: Android finally surpasses iOS in web traffic

Android phones and tablets account for more browser usage than iOS for the first time.

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Researcher says PayPal's two-factor authentication is easily beaten

Joshua Rogers decided to go public with the information after notifying PayPal of the problem on June 5

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don’t know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

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How a Square-Caviar deal will bring fancy restaurants to your door

Square is focusing on food with its Order app, and a Caviar acquisition could put the payments company over the top.

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In search of a social site that doesn't lie

Facebook and OKCupid experiment on users. So what's wrong with that?