Police get social, goods delivered and BIOSHOCK Review!!!!
3/29/2013 6:14:00 AM
IN THE NEWS: NYPD GETS SOCIAL MEDIA ORDER
New York's Finest -- watch what you tweet. The New York Police Department is telling its officers to clean up their act on the Internet. An internal order made public yesterday advises members of the nation's largest police department to "demonstrate professionalism" when using Facebook, Twitter and other social media. It warns that sharing personal information or opinions could put them in danger and undermine their credibility. The same order urges officers to not even mention they're members of the force. And it bars them from posting photos of themselves in uniform.
IN THE NEWS: GOOGLE TO DELIVER GOODS TO ONLINE SHOPPERS
Google wants to do more than just deliver search results. A new service, called Google Shopping Express, will provide same-day delivery of food and other products bought online by a small group of consumers in San Francisco and suburbs located south of the city. If the pilot program goes well, Google says it will expand delivery service to other markets. The delivery service announced yesterday is part of Google's effort to increase people's reliance on the Internet, so it will have more opportunities to show online ads, which generate most of its revenue. Amazon, eBay and a few other retailers already offer same-day delivery.
ON THE WEB: AMAZON BUYING GOODREADS
Read any good books lately? Amazon wants to help answer that question. Amazon is buying the book recommendations site Goodreads. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Amazon says it "shares a passion for reinventing reading," with Goodreads. Amazon is the world's biggest online retailer and got its start in bookselling. In addition to recommending books, Goodreads serves as a social network for bookworms. It has 16 million members. Online: http://www.goodreads.com/
IN STORES: AT&T TO TAKE ORDERS FOR GALAXY S 4 ON APRIL 16
AT&T says it will start taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 in a couple of weeks. It's the season's most eagerly awaited smartphone and you can put your order in on April 16. The new Samsung Galaxy will sell for $250, 50 bucks more than the usual introductory price for high-end smartphones. AT&T didn't say when the phone will go on sale in stores, or when the pre-orders will be delivered. But pre-orders usually start a week or two before deliveries. The S 4 is the successor to the Galaxy S III, which has been the biggest competitor to Apple's iPhone. AT&T is the first U.S. carrier to announce a price and pre-order date. The Galaxy S 4 comes with a slightly bigger screen, a larger battery and a faster processor.
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