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  • Google’s Valentine’s Day Doodle Features Six Tales Of Real Romance

    Google’s Valentine’s Day Doodle Features Six Tales Of Real Romance

    Google has a Valentine’s Day doodle for their search homepage, the way they do every year. This one is fairly elaborate, however, and features stories supplied by Ira Glass and NPR’s This American Life (if you’re in the U.S.). Each story is animated using simple illustrations drawn on candy hearts, and each tells a story of love from a different perspective. The video above… Read More

  • Doodle Founders Leave Scheduling Startup, Swiss Publisher Tamedia Plans To Acquire Remaining Stake

    Doodle Founders Leave Scheduling Startup, Swiss Publisher Tamedia Plans To Acquire Remaining Stake

    The founders of Doodle, which offers an online scheduling service for individuals and businesses, are leaving the Swiss startup they founded in 2008. Co-inciding with a change of guard, Doodle is also announcing that Swiss Publisher Tamedia plans to fully acquire the company “in 2014″, following its original purchase of a minority 49 percent stake in May 2011. Read More

  • Google Celebrates The Career Of Microchip Inventor Robert Noyce

    Google Celebrates The Career Of Microchip Inventor Robert Noyce

    Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the life and career of inventor Robert Noyce, co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel. Noyce, who died in 1990, is credited with the invention of the integrated circuit. His patent for a “Semiconductor Device and Lead Structure” paved the way for the semiconductor revolution of the next decades. Read More

  • Doodle sees "partial exit" as Swiss publisher Tamedia buys 49% stake

    Doodle sees "partial exit" as Swiss publisher Tamedia buys 49% stake

    Swiss publisher Tamedia has acquired a 49% stake in Doodle, the Zurich-based online service that enables users to schedule meetings and appointments. Described as a “partial exit” by Doodle CEO Michael Näf, the deal also sees German VC firm Creathor Venture sell its share in the company, although terms are not being disclosed. Read More

  • Doodle launches API to unleash group events apps

    Doodle launches API to unleash group events apps

    Doodle is a free web app which helps you find suitable dates for group events, like a conference call, by creating a poll for a suitable meeting time and lettting people fill in their availability. It’s an idea which works very well, and is easily messed up. London-based ikordo closed last year through lack of funding and a complex interface. However, Doodle, which grew from a hacker… Read More