Top News for May 7, 2014

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Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for May 07, 2014:

  1. Linkedin and Evernote are partnering on putting business cards to work. The partnership enables you to take a picture of a business card using the Evernote app on your smartphone, which makes the data on that card searchable and viewable on both Evernote and Linkedin. Read more at linkedin.com.

  2. The Silicon Valley-based TuneIn, which is an internet radio station, relaunches today. The site now combines global radio stations and Internet radio stations with social networking and much better search and site navigation. Read more at venturebeat.com.

  3. The Chinese giant Alibaba filed paperwork yesterday to become a publicly traded stock in the United States. Read more at nytimes.com.

  4. Google today bought a web site called Appetas, which exists for restaurants to build web sites for themselves and integrate restaurant services like OpenTable and GrubHub. Google plans to shut Appetas down. Existing users will be moved to another service -- probably Google+ Local and Google Maps, which have already been integrated with Google’s previous acquisition of Zagat. Read more at appetas.com.

  5. In a related story, the OpenTable of Europe, which is a French company called LaFourchette, has been acquired by TripAdvisor. Read more at techcrunch.com.

For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for May 07, 2014.