Google, Marvel Comics, LinkedIn, More: Friday Morning Buzz, January 31, 2014

Google Glass is set for general launch towards the end of 2014.

LinkedIn has launched a new “How You’re Connected” tool. “When looking for an introduction to someone you may not know yet, you will now not only see “who” in your network knows them on their Profile, but also ‘how’ they know each other to help you decide the best contact to request an introduction from.”

Yahoo has acquired Incredible Labs and guess what, is shutting down its app, Donna.

Facebook has announced a new reader app, which will be available within the next week. Meh, I’ll stick with Nuzzel.

CRAY-ZEE. Marvel Comics is releasing an API. “The API–which will include comic book artwork, character histories, creator insights, and expanded stories–will grant members access to an expansive database of Marvel’s library of 75 years of comics, including over 30,000 comics, 7,000 series, and 5,000 creators.”

LibreOffice 4.2 is now available.

Check your passwords: Yahoo Mail got hacked.

Wow, this would be great to see online: the Paley Center for Media will host over 1300 hours of Olympics footage and make it available to the general public. “Viewers will be able to watch the Olympics at the Paley Center’s facilities in Beverly Hills and New York as they were shown on American television, including commentary by the announcers and in some cases even with the original commercials.”

Google’s profit fell short last quarter thanks to slumping ad prices. Bad news for them, but great news for me – I can buy ads on AdWords now without feeling sharp stabbing pains in my budget…

Note this is not keeping Google from its first stock split.

More Google: you can now play with Legos right in the Chrome browser. Good morning, Internet…

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About Tara Calishain

Covering the world of search engines, databases, and other online information collections since 1996.

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