Benjamin Kabin

Benjamin Kabin

Benjamin Kabin is a Brooklyn-based technology journalist who specializes in security, startups, venture capital and social media.

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Google Gunning for Amazon With Expansion of Same-Day Delivery
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Google Gunning for Amazon With Expansion of Same-Day Delivery

Google is planning on expanding its Shopping Express nationwide. The company is looking to go head to head with Amazon with product search, while expanding its dominance in online search and advertisi
Twitter Testing a Feature That Lets Users Buy Items Without Leaving Twitter
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Twitter Testing a Feature That Lets Users Buy Items Without Leaving Twitter

An embedded 'Buy Now' could be Twitter’s first step towards letting merchants accept mobile payments directly through the shorthand blogging service.
Amazon May Be Looking to Break Into the Takeout-Delivery Market
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Amazon May Be Looking to Break Into the Takeout-Delivery Market

The new service will reportedly be a part of Amazon Local and compete directly with services like Seamless and GrubHub.
From Android to Wearables to a New Auto Interface, What You Need to Know From Google's I/O Conference
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From Android to Wearables to a New Auto Interface, What You Need to Know From Google's I/O Conference

There were a slew of new announcement at the tech giant's annual event. Here's a quick rundown.
With Eye on Small Businesses, Google Gets Into the Domain Registration Game
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With Eye on Small Businesses, Google Gets Into the Domain Registration Game

The new service is aimed at getting more businesses to get online in order to connect with and find new customers.
Oracle Inks $5.3 Billion Deal to Buy Micros Systems
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Oracle Inks $5.3 Billion Deal to Buy Micros Systems

The deal marks Oracle's biggest buy in four years, and comes just days after a disappointing fourth-quarter earnings report.
Apple Looking to Jump Head First Into Wearables with Multi-Sensor Smartwatch
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Apple Looking to Jump Head First Into Wearables with Multi-Sensor Smartwatch

Apple's first wearable tech offering will have more than 10 sensors and be designed to work on its own or paired with other Apple devices.
Facebook Adds Tap-and-Hold Video Recording Feature to Messenger App
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Facebook Adds Tap-and-Hold Video Recording Feature to Messenger App

Looking to take on Snapchat, the new feature makes sharing text, photos and videos more seamless than ever.
Intuit Releases QuickBooks App for Mac
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Intuit Releases QuickBooks App for Mac

Business owners can now access their data and manage their books from any Apple device in real time.
Google Unveils New Tool for Businesses to Manage Their Online Presence
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Google Unveils New Tool for Businesses to Manage Their Online Presence

Companies can use 'Google My Business' to update their business information and share posts across Google+, Maps and Search from a centralized place.
LinkedIn Now Lets Users Rank Themselves Against Other Users
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LinkedIn Now Lets Users Rank Themselves Against Other Users

The professional networking site introduced several new features to premium members.
A Quick Guide to Apple's iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite
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A Quick Guide to Apple's iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

The new operating systems build upon their predecessors with deeper integration and sharing, and compatibility.
Microsoft Unveils Skype Translator
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Microsoft Unveils Skype Translator

The new feature can translate German to English and vice versa in near real-time and will be available in beta by year's end.
What City Topped the Chart for Helping Small Businesses Succeed?
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What City Topped the Chart for Helping Small Businesses Succeed?

A new report highlights specifics and outlines strategies for local governments to follow to improve their strategies targeted towards small businesses.
Why Google is Looking to Scoop Up Twitch
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Why Google is Looking to Scoop Up Twitch

Described as the YouTube on online gaming, Google is reportedly ready to buy Twitch for upwards of $1 billion.
Google to Accept PayPal Payments in the Play Store
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Google to Accept PayPal Payments in the Play Store

The move gives Android users another option besides Google’s own Wallet service to make mobile purchases.
Square Now Lets You Issue Partial Refunds
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Square Now Lets You Issue Partial Refunds

The mobile payments company announced several new updates, including partial refunds and a new night-shift mode for overnight sales reports.
FCC Advances Controversial Rules That Could Allow Internet Fast Lanes
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FCC Advances Controversial Rules That Could Allow Internet Fast Lanes

The preliminary proposal seeks public comment and allows the FCC to change course based on the feedback it receives.
Internet Providers Strike Back Against Net Neutrality Activists
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Internet Providers Strike Back Against Net Neutrality Activists

Twenty-eight of America's broadband providers signed an open letter warning the FCC that regulating broadband as a public utility will stifle innovation.
FCC Chairman to Revise Proposal for New Broadband Rules After Backlash
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FCC Chairman to Revise Proposal for New Broadband Rules After Backlash

The revision comes after heaping criticism from major tech companies, who believe such a change will not only be a disadvantage to smaller companies but also to consumers.
Almost Every Major Tech Company in America Blasts the FCC’s Net Neutrality Proposal
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Almost Every Major Tech Company in America Blasts the FCC’s Net Neutrality Proposal

Opposition to the proposed rule change is growing louder as one commissioner calls for a delay on the May 15 vote and a public comment period.
Marissa Mayer: Mobile Was a Huge Missed Opportunity for Yahoo
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Marissa Mayer: Mobile Was a Huge Missed Opportunity for Yahoo

The CEO says being late to mobile was one of Yahoo's biggest mistakes, but says the company is making up for lost time.
How the Updated Google Maps Will Make Your Life Easier
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How the Updated Google Maps Will Make Your Life Easier

Google updated its Maps app with a new lane guidance feature and the ability to compare transit rates with those of ride-sharing service Uber.
Shane Smith Wants to Be the Rupert Murdoch of His Generation
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Shane Smith Wants to Be the Rupert Murdoch of His Generation

Having hit a sweet spot with young audiences, the founder of Vice Media is convinced he can turn his brand into something 10 times bigger than CNN.
Google X Chief: We're Using Technology to Get Technology Out of the Way
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Google X Chief: We're Using Technology to Get Technology Out of the Way

Astro Teller, the man behind Google Glass, says technology is at its best when it reaches a level of invisibility in our lives.
Google Docs and Google Sheets Are Now Standalone Apps for iOS and Android
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Google Docs and Google Sheets Are Now Standalone Apps for iOS and Android

The dedicated apps are competition for Microsoft whose products are popular among iPad users.
FCC to Propose Controversial New Rules on Net Neutrality
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FCC to Propose Controversial New Rules on Net Neutrality

The new rules would reportedly allow ISPs to charge content providers for a faster, separate pipeline into customers' homes, effectively ending net neutrality.
Apple Launches Recycling Program for All Old Products
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Apple Launches Recycling Program for All Old Products

The program, which could earn customers store credit, is part of a larger environmental stewardship campaign.
Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Nearly 3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach
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Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Nearly 3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach

A security hole allowed data thieves access to some customer card information but not names, addresses or PINs.
What's That Song? Apple's iOS 8 May Be Able to Tell You.
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What's That Song? Apple's iOS 8 May Be Able to Tell You.

The tech giant's latest mobile operating system may boast a song recognition feature in a partnership with Shazam.

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