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Larry Magid

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Larry Magid: Does Social Media Influence Consumer’s Purchases?

According to a Gallup study, 62 percent of Americans don’t feel influenced at all by social media when it comes to their shopping and purchasing habits.

06/24/2014

Second generation Microsoft Surface tablet. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet, A Hefty-Priced Hybrid

Microsoft’s much talked about Surface Pro 3 tablet is out, but our technology analyst says it could be priced kind of high considering that $899 doesn’t get you the optional keyboard attachment.

06/23/2014

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Larry Magid: Facebook Tries To Slingshot Snapchat Again

Facebook is gearing up to take on Snapchat once again by launching its own disappearing messaging app, Slingshot.

06/17/2014

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Larry Magid: Feds Want To Look At Apps That May Be Distracting Drivers

A new measure proposed by the Obama Administration would give federal officials the authority to set restrictions on the use of mapping and traffic apps if they are deemed to be dangerous.

06/16/2014

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Larry Magid: Microsoft Admits Xbox Rollout Was Flawed

Microsoft is making headlines during the E3 conference by announcing that last year’s roll-out of the Xbox One was flawed.

06/09/2014

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Larry Magid: Intel To Eliminate PC Cables By 2016

If the back of your computer looks like a bird’s nest you’ll be happy with Intel’s announcement this week. The chip maker is aiming to eliminate all those pesky PC cables by 2016.

06/04/2014

Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, presents the Playstation Vita at the Sony Playstation media briefing on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 6, 2011 in Los Angeles. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: After 10 Years, Sony’s PlayStation Portable Calls It Quits

Despite reaching its 10th year in production, Sony has announced plans to stop making their gaming device, PlayStation Portable.

06/03/2014

Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi (L) and Apple CEO Tim Cook speak during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center on June 2, 2014 in San Francisco. Tim Cook kicked off the annual WWDC which is typically a showcase for upcoming updates to Apple hardware and software. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Unveils New OS X Yosemite, iOS 8 At 25th Annual Worldwide Developers Conference

Apple’s Mac operating system will have easier ways to share and search, while the iOS software for iPhones and iPads is getting new features for keeping tabs on your health and controlling home devices.

06/02/2014

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Larry Magid: Google Complies With European ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Ruling

Google is taking the first step in complying with a European court ruling that gives people the right to be forgotten online.

05/30/2014

Yahoo! Inc. headquarters in Sunnyvale. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Yahoo!’s Video Service Puts Content Creators First; Will Compete With YouTube

Yahoo! appears to be getting ready to launch a new video service aimed at challenging YouTube by tapping into their viewers, while paying content creators more for ad traffic than the Google-owned company.

05/27/2014

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