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  • PayPal Is Rolling Out Its New “Mobile First” Website Globally

    PayPal Is Rolling Out Its New “Mobile First” Website Globally

    PayPal, the eBay-owned online payments platform that made up some 40% of its $16 billion in revenues in 2013, has turned on a redesigned website — it’s biggest attempt yet at putting a contemporary, simplified face on one of the older services on the web (founded: 1998); and to introduce users to some of the newer features it’s hoping will take off, such as mobile and… Read More

  • WebMD Announces Layoffs; 14% Of Staff, $45M In Total Spending Cuts Coming Off Of A $900K Quarterly Loss

    WebMD Announces Layoffs; 14% Of Staff, $45M In Total Spending Cuts Coming Off Of A $900K Quarterly Loss

    WebMD, arguably still the go-to source for medical information on the Internet, today announced that it would be implementing strong expenditure control measures after revealing disappointing Q3 results at the beginning of November. The cuts include 250 positions, representing around 14 percent of WebMD’s total workforce, as part of operating expenditure cuts totalling $45 million. Read More

  • Webs.com Revamps Its DIY Site Creation Tools, Ditches Banner Ads For Free Users

    Webs.com Revamps Its DIY Site Creation Tools, Ditches Banner Ads For Free Users

    DIY website creation service Webs.com is launching an all-new version of its flagship product today with the introduction of the completely revamped SiteBuilder3. The new website designing tool now includes a number of new features allowing for improved drag-and-drop WYSIWYG (i.e., “what you see is what you get”) editing, plus more customization tools, themes, social media… Read More

  • Review: LiveBooks photo site

    Review: LiveBooks photo site

    Short version: LiveBooks is a website designed to provide a platform for photographers and other artists to display and sell their work online. It’s an interesting alternative to the other sites out there in that it’s relatively easy to use, and the standard design templates are extremely well done. Read More

  • Microsoft Launch WebsiteSpark: Free Software For Web Developers

    Microsoft Launch WebsiteSpark: Free Software For Web Developers

    Moments ago Microsoft launched WebsiteSpark, a new program to provide web developers and designers free copies of Microsoft development tools, applications and server licenses for a period of three years. The program is the third and latest launch as part of the ‘spark’ series of outreach and support programs designed to engage communities with new Microsoft products. The… Read More

  • Simplicity Labs: Philips Wants Your Feedback

    Simplicity Labs: Philips Wants Your Feedback

    At the beginning of the year Philips consolidated their Consumer Electronics and Domestic Appliances & Personal Care divisions into a single unified Consumer Lifestyles group, with a focus on “enabling [consumers] to enjoy a healthier and more rewarding lifestyle”. (source)  The Philips HomeLab I visited is one example of how Philips investigates what products are best suited… Read More

  • PMOG: It's what the kids like

    PMOG: It's what the kids like

    I reread this story about five times and I still don’t understand it. I’m sure Mike knows what’s up — he’s a level 50 dwarf tank in WoW — but I sure as heck don’t get it. PMOG, which is currently in private beta with 150 or so users, is a Firefox add-on that lets you interact with other users asynchronously on websites you visit. In some ways it is… Read More

  • Meebo Rooms: Huh, cool

    [UPDATE - I put the chat room over on the side, just to see what, if anything, will happen if our readers can talk to each other. Lawsuits here we come!] We talked about Meebo quite a while ago. They’re essentially a web-based IM client that supports a number of protocols including AIM and MSN. Well, they’ve just started offering embeddded rooms for websites like the one above. Read More

  • Apple updates refurb website

    Apple updates refurb website

    Anyone looking for a great deal on refurbished Apple equipment should look no further than Apple’s own site. Sporting a fresh new design, you can now browse by categories like Mac, iPod and Special offers. Aside from great deals, you’ll find that Apple is being more open about its pre-owned hardware. The home page of the refurb website states: Guaranteed Apple quality. Before we put… Read More

  • MeetMoi Raises Cash To Help People Have Sex

    MeetMoi Raises Cash To Help People Have Sex

    Are you familiar with Twitter? That “short blogging” site where people post blurbs about random stuff rather than just calling their friends about what a great time their having? OK, good. A company named MeetMoi is looking to turn the Twitter-idea into a dating platform. The company just raised $1.5 million in financing and aims to change the way people date. Read More

  • Connecticut Sues Best Buy

    Connecticut Sues Best Buy

    We all know Best Buy sucks. That’s just common sense. But did you know that Best Buy has been trying to scam customers into paying higher prices for crappy electronics? Last month, Best Buy was caught trying to make customers pay higher prices via an in-store Internet site that was similar to BestBuy.com. Now the state of Connecticut has filed a lawsuit against the company, stating that… Read More

  • Flippid Matches Gear With Geeks, Free

    . Flippid is a different take on online person-to-person sales, utilizing both the instant-gratification of Craigslist and the navigation and searching of eBay, and adding a little Web 2.0 tagging action to boot. Sellers simply post an item they’re offering and how much they want for it. If a buyer likes the product and price, he/she can buy it right there. If not, the… Read More

  • BarterBee: Silly Name, Good Site


    I’ve been unloading a ton of old CDs and filling in holes in my collection through a site called Lala.com, a cheap-and-easy CD-trading site. Along the same line as Lala.com is BarterBee.com, which adds games and DVDs to the trading. The site, instead of just straight trades, lets you assign point totals to the stuff you’re trying to get rid of. Someone then pays you the points… Read More

  • LuggagePoint.com Wants You To Get Out Of Town


    I gave up on traveling during the holidays to make it safer for everyone else. Believe me, you don’t want me in an airport this time of year. However, you should feel free to leave town. But before you do, stop by LuggagePoint.com. Aside from having nearly every type of bag and travel accessory under the sun, including chargers, power adapters, protective cases, headphones, clocks… Read More

  • Screw Black Friday. You'll Get Downloads And Like It!


    So sending someone an e-card is about as old as e-mail. And actually sending someone a “digital” gift is pretty old too, come to think of it. So why am I so depressed that PeerImpact.com is suggesting I skip the shopping madness this weekend and send everyone downloads for the holidays? Because there’s something that’s just not right about telling the kids to go… Read More

  • Yo-Yos Get Extreme Over At YoYoNation.com


    Aw, come on guys, it’s so simple maybe you need a refresher course. It’s all ball bearings nowadays. —Fletch With all the Wii and PS3 excitement this week, I wanted to point out an old-timey, non-electronic toy that’s experiencing resurgence in popularity: the yo-yo. However, these are not the humble, string-and-spool types you had when you were a kid. Read More