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Brian Womack

Covering social media, search and few other tidbits in the online world.

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No Longer a Reader? Tribune Wants You to Listen to the News

While consumers may be reading daily newspapers less, one morning habit hasn’t changed: the commute. Now, the Tribune Co.’s innovation and technology unit wants drivers and bus riders to listen to audio versions of its stories. Newsbeat, the first major consumer...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook attends Allen & Co.'s conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook attends Allen & Co.'s conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Google Getting Along Well With Apple, Schmidt Says Amid Detente

The cold war between Google and Apple is thawing. Eric Schmidt, the search provider’s executive chairman, said the companies are getting along better after they clashed over mobile software on the iPhone last year. Schmidt, who left Apple’s board in...

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Businesses that provide off-site services, such as day care centers, may pay referral fees to Care.com.

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Businesses that provide off-site services, such as day care centers, may pay referral fees to Care.com.

Care.com Acquires Besser Betreut as Website Expands Internationally

  Care.com, a website that helps consumers find local care providers for children, seniors and pets, is acquiring Berlin-based Besser Betreut GmbH to fuel international expansion. The two companies combined will have about 7 million members, said Sheila Lirio Marcelo,...

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