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Google Places: Google’s Own Local Recommendation App

Move over, Yelp and Urbanspoon–Google’s getting in on the local recommendation app action.

The company has come a long way from being just a search engine. And with this week’s release of its latest iOS app, Google Places, Google is moving ever closer to social network territory.

The free app, which is available now in the iTunes …

Consumer Electronics Show: 11 Tech Trends for 2011

The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show has officially drawn to a close. The biggest tech show around, CES covers over 3 million square feet of floor space and draws over 100,000 industry insiders to Las Vegas in early January every year to set the tone for what we can expect to see from the world of technology in the not-too-distant future. …

Android App Stores Doubles In Size In Just 63 Days

Apple, it’s time to be nervous (Oh, alright, you might have another three years or so). After taking almost two years to reach 100,000, the number of apps available on Google’s Android phone doubled to 200,000 in a staggering 63 days.

Admittedly, that’s still 100,000+ below the number of apps available from Apple’s App Store, but with …

Two Minute Video: Google’s Web-only Notebook, the Cr-48

Google’s web-only Chrome OS (operating system) will hit the consumer market next year, with several major manufacturers selling inexpensive notebooks that boot directly into a web browser–no desktop, no “Start Menu,” no “Dock,” just the web.

Until consumer products become available, Google has loaded Chrome OS onto a prototype …

Sony Sticking By Google TV, 3D TVs

Sony says they are optimistic about Google TV and 3D TVs despite negative reviews, according to the New York Times. The company projected that Google TV and the 3D TV models would make them profitable in the TV manufacturing sector after six years of straight losses,  but it looks like they are going to have to wait a bit …

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