allthingsd.com — Hollywood and Google are putting aside their differences over piracy and payments and focusing on what really matters: A feel-good buddy movie set at a beautiful corporate campus full of free food and world-changing aspirations. ""The Internship" - starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn and filmed in part on the actual Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif.
allthingsd.com — The most fundamental problem facing the technology giant Hewlett-Packard is that it some of the products that make up its biggest lines of business are in a long-term decline, and that new products aren't yet generating enough revenue to make up for them.
allthingsd.com — Think of what you're used to in a local neighborhood-watch group: Signs posted around a community with contact information, perhaps monthly meetings to discuss safety issues and concerns. Until now, it's been mostly low-tech stuff; something like "potlucks organized in church basements," or maybe private Yahoo bulletin board groups.
allthingsd.com — When it comes to reaching teenagers, you have to speak their language. And these days that also means communicating on the platforms they use. An email is likely to gather virtual dust, while a text message on the other hand will probably get read. A text can be incredibly powerful, too.
allthingsd.com — Two senior execs have left Square, including a well-known former PayPal exec who had been announced but had not yet started at the high-profile payments company. That was Alex Petrov, who was supposed to be Square announced the startup's new vice president of partnerships just three weeks ago.
allthingsd.com — Jennifer Lopez is getting into the mobile business. The star is the chief creative officer and majority owner in Viva Movil, a mobile carrier working with Verizon Wireless to target Latino customers. Lopez said the U.S. Latino market represents $1.2 trillion in purchasing power and, on its own, would be equal to the world's 14th largest country.
allthingsd.com — Games were given second billing at Microsoft's Xbox One unveiling yesterday, but one of the coolest new features of the new console is only for games: Xbox One will be a social-media-ready DVR for gameplay video recaps. Which means, in a nutshell, that developers will be able to tell their games to automatically record certain types of in-game events and achievements.
allthingsd.com — After emerging from an ad-hoc group of technologists and bloggers around Kenya's contentious and violent 2008 elections, the nonprofit organization Ushahidi now provides open-source tools for crowdsourced mapping that are used around the world. And that includes for Kenya's largely peaceful 2013 election.
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