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Alaska Airlines Instruction Manuals Replaced W/ iPads

Alaska Airlines is the first domestic airline to replace pilots’ heavy bags of printed flight reference materials with electronic copies via the iPad device. Alaska Airlines has just finished Winter and Spring trials of the iPad replacement program 100 of its instructor pilots.

The airline ipads will contain a specialized application called GoodReader that is loaded with PDF versions of 41 flight, systems and performance manuals, reference cards, and other materials.

The electronic manuals have hyperlinks and color graphics allowing pilots to find information faster and easier.

Excellent Note-Clipping Chrome Extension

A social note-taking system called Evernote has just released a new and improved version of its extension for Google’s Chrome browser. The update calls for a new look, gives users better note-clipping, and grants the ability to search the web and Evernote simultaneously.

With the Evernote Chrome Extension, users can click to save content on the web and even select entire bodies of blog posts or articles without highlighting, since highlighting is such a chore! The new feature is called Article Clips and is intended to make it easier for users to snip their favorite content to Evernote, and for some, promote plagiarism.

Google Buys Tech Startup, Sparkbuy

A Seattle startup named Sparkbuy has just announced that it has been swallowed up by Google. The purchase comes just one month after Dan Shapiro started the company which had an online service allowing users to compare prices and features of various electronics gadgets. This is the second company Dan Shapiro has sold or merged in the past 18 months.

It is quite common for well known companies to swallow startups, usually more so for the human capital than any products built. As part of the deal however, Google will be shutting down Sparkbuy’s service.