Quip Is Great for Collaborating, but Still a Word-Processing Work in Progress

Quip is a new cloud-based word-processing app for the mobile age. Can it replace more mature products?
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Zynga Files Suit Against Former Staffer, Claiming Theft of Trade Secrets

The complaint was filed in court on Friday against Alan Patmore, the former general manager of CityVille, who left the company to join crosstown rival Kixeye.
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Facebook Partners With Dropbox to Share Stuff Inside Groups

Dropbox users can now share information they have stored in the cloud with their Groups on Facebook through a new partnership being announced today by the two companies. In order to share documents, photos or videos, users will be prompted to link their Facebook accounts to Dropbox. Once a file has been shared, the group will receive any edits to the file automatically.

A Scanner for All Seasons

For serious scanning needs, Xerox’s Mobile Scanner beats a smartphone app or pocket-sized scanner.
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Seven Questions About Printing for Lexmark CEO Paul Rooke

Lexmark may be significantly smaller by revenue than its biggest rival, but it is still able to win business away from its larger rivals — and keep those customers.
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Apple Helps Devices Get Their Heads in the Cloud

Apple launches iCloud, a service designed to store and replicate documents on computers, the iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad.
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Ricoh Builds a Tablet Meant to Get Some Paper Out of Your Work Life

Ricoh, the Japanese office equipment concern, has an idea for an office tablet. And it’s not quite like any other tablet you’ve seen on the market yet.

In and Out Of Office: Putting iPads To Work

A brief primer on how to get such documents into and out of an iPad, and how to view, edit and create them on the tablet.
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Atrix 4G: Faux Laptop With a Phone For Brains

Walt reviews the Motorola Atrix 4G Android smart phone, which acts as the brains of a small laptop device.
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Texas Wants Google to Spill Its Secrets–Here's the List

The antitrust investigation Google is facing in Texas is quite a bit broader than originally thought. A civil investigative demand sent last July by the office of Attorney General Greg Abbott, and first reported by Bloomberg, reveals an inquiry not just into ad pricing, but site ranking and “the manual overriding or altering of” search results as well.

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