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Google Tool Manages 'Digital Afterlife'

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April 12, 2013
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Google has launched a tool that lets users decide what happens with their email, Google Plus and other accounts after they die, or become inactive online for any other reason.


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LivesOn Tweets as You After You Die

LivesOn Tweets as You After You Die

Buzz60 (Feb. 27, 2013) — LivesOn is an Internet service that will tweet for you after you pass on from this world and into the next. The service is an algorithm that studies your tweets while you're alive and keeps up your social afterlife once you are dead. It's a service for those who would like to keep their Klout score high when their in the ground. Gillian Pensavalle has the details on how it works.
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Disney Studios Makes $500M Bet on YouTube Provider Maker Studios

Disney Studios Makes $500M Bet on YouTube Provider Maker Studios

TheStreet (Mar. 25, 2014) — The Walt Disney Company is making a big move into online after agreeing to purchase one of YouTube's largest content providers, Maker Studios. Disney will pay $500 million upfront for the online video company, with up to $450 million in performance milestone payments. Why is Disney splashing cash on Maker? Its distribution market. Currently, Maker manages 55,000 channels which collectively receive 5.5 billion video views each month. Disney said the deal is expected to close in its third quarter. Video provided by TheStreet
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U.S. Auto Sales Give More of a Read on Consumer Spending

U.S. Auto Sales Give More of a Read on Consumer Spending

TheStreet (June 4, 2014) — U.S. Auto Sales came in at 16.7 million units vs consensus of 16 million units, the strongest reading since August 2008. Stephanie Link and Jill Malandrino point out that General Motors, in particular, blew away the numbers, despite the headwinds faced due to the massive amounts of recalls. Link believes it speaks to the new product cycle, largely driven by SUVs and trucks, and the reason why the Action Alerts Plus portfolio, which she co-manages with Jim Cramer, has been accumulating shares. Link and Malandrino also look at other areas in consumer and identify what stocks are out and underperforming and why. Video provided by TheStreet
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