Improving Search: Microsoft, Yahoo look to reviews, location

Yahoo is reportedly partnering with location review service Yelp to improve local search, according to @WSJD. Earlier in the week, Microsoft made a $15 million investment in location and review app Foursquare, combined with a partnership to utilize its location data. It’s a wonder why this didn’t happen sooner, connecting location, reviews and search.  After…

10 Best Tech Gifts

Best Tech under $50 Google Chromecast $35 Roku LT $49 Blue Snowball Mic $49 Smartouch Tech Gloves $25  Best Tech under $100 Apple TV $99 Netflix $95.88/year ($7.99/mo) Amazon Prime $79/year Best Tech under $150 Google Drive Storage $119/year 200GB ($9.99/mo) Kindle Fire HD 7″ $139 Pebble Smartwatch $149 Bonus: Tech under $250 Samsung Chromebook…

Google Wallet Is Here

Google Wallet Card arrived.  Google Wallet can be used to access multiple credit and debit cards you already use, as well as loyalty cards, with the Google Wallet app. Learn more at http://www.google.com/wallet/. Full report on Google Wallet and the Wallet Card once I have a chance to use it.

Where Google+ one-ups Facebook

There’s one thing that Google+ already does better than Facebook: engagement. It’s the backbone of Google+. The network’s social graph is either better built than Facebook or they’re playing a different game. Google’s mission with Plus has been to make it more like real life. Its Hangout feature is suppose to resemble a real-world encounter…