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Shark Bites – Week of March 24, 2014

We get interesting information everyday from reading articles in newspapers, blogs, company websites and even from conversations we overhear or have ourselves. Shark Bites is an entry post where I share recent articles, events and conversations with you. Feel free to comment at the very bottom of each post while indulging yourselves with new information. You’ll find that a bit of information a day will go a long way.

 

Microsoft Office Is Finally on the iPad, Available for Download Now

iPad: At long last, Microsoft is bringing its Office suite to the iPad, and you can download it today. The Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps are specifically designed for the iPad’s touch environment and will sync, via OneDrive, to other Office apps on other devices.

http://lifehacker.com/microsoft-announces-office-on-ipad-finally-availabl-1552946509?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_facebook&utm_source=lifehacker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Twitter Partners With Billboard to Create Real-Time Music Chart

As part of the initiative, Billboard and Twitter have signed a Twitter Amplify partnership, which will help distribute the chart beyond Billboard.com and include custom in-Tweet charts and in-Tweet video round ups of the week in music on Twitter

http://mashable.com/2014/03/27/billboard-twitter-real-time-music-chart/

Facebook and Google in tech cold war

Facebook and Google are locked in a high-stakes, multi-billion dollar battle to shape the future.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/26/technology/innovation/facebook-google/index.html

Amazon Plans Free Streaming Media Service

Amazon.com Inc. plans a free, advertising-supported streaming television and music-video service, a departure from its strategy of offering video only to members of its $99-a-year Prime service according to people familiar with the matter.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304688104579465690663213198?mod=LS1

RealCrowd Raises $1.6M to Bring Crowdfunding to Real Estate

RealCrowd Inc., a San Francisco startup that’s bringing equity crowdfunding to the real estate industry, has raised $1.6 million in a seed round, according to Chief Executive and Founder Adam Hoope.

http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/03/26/realcrowd-raises-1-6m-to-bring-crowdfunding-to-real-estate/?mod=ST1


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