Today in Tech: Google testing streaming music service

March 25, 2011, 9:00 AM UTC

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  • Facebook relaunched its Questions feature which looks more like a poll app. But instead of going the Quora route — asking a question to receive lengthy user answers — Questions just has users voting or offering up short, pithy answers of their own. (Digital Trends)
  • Clearwire CEO John Stanton isn’t happy with AT&T’s planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA, calling it a “huge challenge to competition in the industry.” He also said he would relay his opinion to the government as regulators examine the deal. (Wall Street Journal)
  • According to Forrester research, Apple can expect sales growth of more than 50% over the next two years in light of the popularity of mobile apps. “They’ll be bigger than IBM next year, and they’ll be bigger than HP the year after that,”said founder George Colony. (Bloomberg)
  • Oracle reported its third quarter numbers for the fiscal year with a jump of overall revenues by 37% to $8.76 billion and a 78% spike in quarterly profits thanks to expanding sales of the company’s software. (The Register)
  • Research in Motion, however, wasn’t so lucky. The company’s fourth quarter revenues disappointed, with sales of $5.56 billion compared with $5.65 billion and a current quarter outlook that also falls short: revenues of between $5.2 billion and $5.6 billion, and earnings of between $1.47 and $1.55 a share — off from the predicted $5.6 billion and earnings of $1.65  a share. (AllThingsD)
  • DST founder Yuri Milner's new home in Silicon Valley
  • DST venture firm founder and Facebook investor Yuri Milner just bought a 25,000 square foot house on an 11-acre property in Silicon Valley for $70 million. Here’s an aerial shot. (TechCrunch)
  • Google is reportedly testing out Google Music internally right now. CNET reports the streaming service would allow users to access music from devices with an Internet connection. No firm launch date, or even a time window, as the company is still in talks with the four largest record labels. (CNET)
  • InsideView, a virtual dashboard that pulls information about people or companies from multiple sources like LinkedIn, Facebook, Jigsaw, and Twitter and offers up that info inside CRM apps for Oracle and, raised $12 million in funding from investors like Foundation Capital. (AllThingsD)
  • Angie’s List, a recommendation service for plumbers, doctors and local businesses in general, raised $53.6 million from investors like T. Rowe Price Group in a private share offering. (Bloomberg)

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