Google lets David Drummond do the talking

Google lets David Drummond do the talking

Anyone wondering if Alphabet might reprimand its chief legal officer, David Drummond, for a long-ago extramarital, inter-office affair that continues to be a distraction to the company, the answer seems to be . . . not right now. Though a former subordinate outlined in greater detail than ever yesterday the “hell” she says she has Read more about Google lets David Drummond do the talking[…]

Parallels’ KeyGenie lets you play for a free product key — but you can’t ever win

Parallels’ KeyGenie lets you play for a free product key — but you can’t ever win

When is a game not a game? When you never win. For years, virtualization software maker Parallels offered the chance to win a free product key if you “stump the KeyGenie,” a virtual robot which users can play against. Normally, users must buy a product key to run the software beyond its two-week free trial. Read more about Parallels’ KeyGenie lets you play for a free product key — but you can’t ever win[…]

Twitter’s latest test lets users subscribe to a tweet’s replies

Twitter’s latest test lets users subscribe to a tweet’s replies

Twitter in more recent months has been focused on making conversations on its platform easier to follow, participate in, and in some cases, block. The company’s latest test, announced via a tweet ahead of the weekend, will allow users to subscribe to replies to a particularly interesting tweet they want to follow, too, in order Read more about Twitter’s latest test lets users subscribe to a tweet’s replies[…]

Earbuds lets audiences stream the playlists of athletes, entertainers and each other

Earbuds lets audiences stream the playlists of athletes, entertainers and each other

Earbuds, a new startup from Austin founded by former Detroit Lions lineman Jason Fox, wants to bring the power of social media to your eardrums. The company is one of a growing number of startups trying to rejuvenate the music streaming market by combining it with social networking so that audiences can listen to the Read more about Earbuds lets audiences stream the playlists of athletes, entertainers and each other[…]

Convo now lets you see which employees got the memo

Convo now lets you see which employees got the memo

Convo, a tool perhaps best described as a real-time company message board, picked up a new trick this week: automated acknowledgements. It’s a pretty common thing in the corporate world: you need to send something out to all of the employees at your company, but you also need to know exactly who has seen it Read more about Convo now lets you see which employees got the memo[…]