Groupon: We're the Savior for Small Businesses

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Legend has it that Groupon turned down a $6 billion offer from Google, which if accepted would have been Google’s biggest acquisition to date. Time will tell if this was a smart move or not, but Andrew Mason, Groupon’s CEO seems fairly confident in the company’s future. Do you think Groupon will remain independent? Will the Internet giants be able …

Facebook Launches a New and Simpler Version of Facebook Events

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Facebook has launched a new version of Facebook Events, simplifying the process of creating an event to one step. The most noticeable change is the newly-added ability to create events right from your home page. There is now a box (pictured top right) that allows you to type in what you are planning, when it’s taking place, where, and finally …

Twitter Launches Countdown to OAuthcalypse

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In 9 weeks, 3 days and some change, Twitter will turn off basic authentication for apps, making OAuth the only way to connect to Twitter applications. The Twitter API team has even launched a countdown to what it calls “OAuthcalypse.” Currently, there are two ways to connect to apps: basic authentication, where you provide your username and password to a …

The New IE9: More HTML5, CSS3, and No Windows XP

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Today Microsoft released the developer preview of Internet Explorer 9. It’s the first look we’ve had at Microsoft’s flagship browser since it first revealed details late last year. The preview is bare-bones: after playing around with it, I can tell you that it doesn’t have much in terms of user interface — or anything else for that matter. This is …