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With the rise of social platforms and emergence of new mobile and connected devices, we have entered the post-search world and companies are finding ways to organize information around “knowledge” and “interests.” Today, Twitter is introducing a way to follow others based on interests. Read more »

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YouTube 2012 Upfronts Presentation

Closing out the NewFronts alongside A-list talent ranging from Jay-Z to Virginia Madsen Wednesday night, top Google execs including Eric Schmidt and Robert Kyncl showed advertisers yet more premium YouTube channels. They also unveiled an ambitious TV-like promo campaign to let everyone know they’re around. Read more »

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Google is doing everything it can to integrate the Google+ social network into all of its properties, so that it can become a “social layer” across the entire company. But that same behavior is irritating users like actor — and prominent Google+ user — Wil Wheaton. Read more at GigaOM »

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Hoping to spark both the suddenly sagging U.S. TV market and Google’s struggling Android-based TV platform at the same time, consumer electronics maker LG has confirmed that it will release in the U.S. two new smart TV models based on Google TV software later in May. Read more »

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This new weekly feature tells the backstory of how one e-book became a bestseller, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling better in digital than in print. This week: Two castaways find romance on a desert island…and other bestsellers. Read more »

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After suffering a rare miss last quarter, Google came back with a solid quarter with earnings coming in at $10.08 a share, on revenue of $10.65 billion. The company also announced a stock-split proposal that will create a new class of non-voting capital stock. Read more at GigaOM »

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Being a cynical optimist by nature, whenever I fall head over heels in love (no, not in the romantic sense) with a product, and the startup and the founder(s), I know that startup/product is going to be a winner. The Instagram-Facebook deal is decent testimony. Read more »

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Google is reportedly ending its program that allows independent booksellers to sell Google e-books through their websites. Below is the full letter that the American Booksellers Association sent to members announcing the news. Read more »

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