Google Speeds Up Its Online Spreadsheets

The formerly poky Web app is supposed to be much faster and able to handle many more cells and formulas.

No Internet? No Problem: YouTube Getting Ready to Let You Watch Videos Offline, on Your Phone.

An offline viewing option will kick in in November, and will let you watch videos without a Web connection for up to 48 hours.

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Twitter Says Its Online Ads Build Offline Sales

Twitter says users who see or click on tweets from advertisers will buy more from those brands when they encounter them in brick-and-mortar stores. The social network is touting an offline sales study from Datalogix, which produced a similar report for Facebook last year.

Study: Online Media Pays Off for Consumers More Than Offline

Apparently, you can get digital media satisfaction.

Holiday Spending Online Will Again See Double-Digit Increases

Deal-seeking shoppers in the U.S. are expected to spend $68.4 billion online this holiday, according to Forrester.

With Appleā€™s Maps Misstep, Other Nav Apps Get Their Turn

Apple Maps driving you crazy? Here are some alternatives.

Internet-Only Bonobos Gets Cash and Rack Space From Nordstrom

Bonobos, the New York-based online clothing brand, says it has closed $16.4 million in new funding from Nordstrom and that it will start selling its pants at the high-end department store.

PayPal’s In-Store Payments System Hits Home Depot Stores Across U.S.

After a test phase, online payments giant PayPal is rolling out its “offline” in-store payments system across the U.S.

A Look at Walmart’s Plans for Making Commerce High-Tech (Video)

Walmart is typically associated with its everyday low prices, not with technology. But the mega-retailer is trying to change that by building a tech center just south of San Francisco.

Multiple Identities in Action: LinkedIn-Powered Logins Grow on Business Sites

People seem to separate their online professional identities from their personal identities more than they used to, now that the tools are available. Web users increasingly use LinkedIn to sign in to business-oriented sites, according to the social toolmaker Gigya.

French Watchdog Warns Google

Spare Change for Amazon Shares?

Research in Slow Motion

Good Job Not Buying Alexa