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  • IMDb updates Android and iOS apps, lets US users buy movie tickets directly

    IMDb updates Android and iOS apps, lets US users buy movie tickets directly

    Last year IMDb updated its mobile application to bring folks HD-quality movie trailers to aid in their cinematic decision making. Today, iOS and Android users living in the US can act on those decisions with the addition of in-app movie ticket purchases. Purchases themselves are processed through Fandango, but doing so merely requires navigating to a preferred movie in IMDb, then choosing your preferred theater and time. The updates are available now, so head on down to the source for the new digital goodies — Monday movie night awaits!

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    Via: The Next Web

    Source: Google Play, App Store

  • Uber intros fare splitting for cost-conscious ridesharers

    Uber brings fare splitting to its mobile apps

    Few party-goers look forward to the math involved with paying for a shared cab ride home. Now that Uber supports fare splitting, they won’t have to: the company’s updated Android and iOS apps let passengers divide the cost equally. While friends must be Uber members to chip in, they only have to give their permission if someone has already hailed a car. The new apps won’t necessarily get cheapskate friends to pay up, but they could avoid a few headaches at the end of a long night.

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    Via: Uber Blog

    Source: App Store, Google Play

  • All Good Things


    I still remember the comments on my welcome letter when I took over the site on a sunny day in early 2011. It was beautiful outside and here I was sweating bullets in a tiny NYC hotel room, watching the reaction in comments and elsewhere. Needless to say there was more than a little hate, but there was so much warmth and optimism and welcome it really powered me through what ultimately became a very long, very good day. That support carried me past more than two incredibly challenging, hugely rewarding years.

    And so it’s with heavy heart that I say that I’m stepping away. Those early days in 2011 were an incredible challenge, and if I’m frank it never really got any easier, with the dawn of new competition and an incredible evolution in the quality of tech journalism over the past few years. We’ve always had our work cut out for us at Engadget, and I’m hugely proud of how our team rose to the challenge, recently winning numerous awards for content, video and design and, most importantly, maintaining the respect of the Engadget brand.

    It goes without saying that I had a great opportunity to shape Engadget and I always strove to turn it into a site that everyone, on both sides of the aisle, respected. Respect is the most important thing for me, and those who worked under me at Engadget have earned my eternal respect. I hope you’ll give them the same. In the end, I look forward to reading all the comments that this post elicits. I won’t be able to reply to them all, but do know that I am so incredibly thankful for your support over the years, even to the haters. Without your hard licks I, and the entire Engadget team, wouldn’t have been as driven to exceed as we have always been.

    As for me? Well, I don’t have any specific plans for the moment, but let’s just say I’m looking forward to taking a little break before dealing the next hand. The sky’s the limit.

    You can find me on Twitter as @Tim_Stevens.

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  • Google and Microsoft agree to US guidelines for fighting ads on pirate sites

    Google and Microsoft agree to US guidelines for fighting ads on pirate sites

    The White House isn’t happy that many counterfeiters and pirates lean on internet advertising to support their sketchy ways. Accordingly, it just teamed up with Google, Microsoft and other ad providers to create a voluntary set of best practices for cutting off funding to digital bootleggers. An ad network operator following these guidelines agrees to either warn customers or kick them out of ad programs if they’re found to be dealing primarily in ill-gotten goods. Thankfully, the accused also have a say: they can issue counter-notices and otherwise make a case for their innocence. It’s doubtful that the US guidelines will stop copyright violation overnight, but they should streamline an ad removal process that hasn’t been consistent.

    [Image credit: Christopher Clay, Flickr]

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    Via: The Next Web

    Source: 2013 IP Practices, Google, Microsoft

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