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Google Apps admins get more control over Hangouts

Google Apps now offers administrators more IT controls over Hangouts, the communications tool that includes IM, audio chats and video conferencing. Now, employees will be able to call up their company's Apps user directory, called the Global Address List, from within the Hangouts interface, according to Google . Apps administrators now have the ability to offer a partial set of Hangouts features …

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If 'The Hobbit' Was Already Too Long, How Does Adding More Make It Better?

When The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released in December of 2012, it felt less like a reward than a test for loyal Lord of the Rings fans. Despite the source material?s comparative brevity ? a single novel compared to Rings? three ? writer-director Peter Jackson stretched the running time of the film to 169 languid minutes, shot it using technology that was more distracting than immersive …

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Peter Jackson's Hobbit philosophy: more is better

Tolkien is just a guide, says director as he teases fans with new footage from The Desolation of Smaug It is not just a brand-new Middle Earth that Peter Jackson is creating with his latest fantasy trilogy, based increasingly loosely on JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit. It is also a shiny new promotional process that sidesteps lingering concerns over the bloated nature of the new project – there …

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Why Didn't Tumblr Turn Out More Like Twitter?

Twitter was founded in March 2006. Tumblr was created in February 2007. Twitter has 230 million monthly active users, 53 million of them in the U.S. Tumblr is thought to be within an order of magnitude of that — between 30 million and 50 million actives, plus more than 300 million unique visitors. The two even share some DNA: Tumblr founder David Karp says Twitter borrowed the concept of the …

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