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Facebook brings free internet access to Kenyan mobile users with Internet.org

A little more than a year after the launch of Internet.org, an initiative designed to bring Internet access to everyone on the planet, (...)

2014-11-11
Game of Thrones game incoming: Telltale teases six episodes

Winter is here and the Game of Thrones game is coming soon. Telltale Games, the studio behind The Walking Dead and the latter-day (...)

2014-11-10
Facebook reveals 500 million people are now using Messenger each month

Just a few months after the start of the great unbundling, which saw Facebook split Messenger off from the main app, the social networking (...)

2014-11-10
President Obama: The FCC Should Classify The Internet As A Utility

"Broadband service... must carry the same obligations as so many of the other vital services do."In a press statement this morning, (...)

2014-11-10
Obama backs net neutrality, says the internet should be classed as a utility

Internet access should be a utility. At least, that’s what many web denizens of America have wanted it to be for a long time, and (...)

2014-11-10
7 warning signs that your startup’s about to fail

Andrew Condurache is the founder of Closed Club, a startup that archives closed down startup products and key lessons learned A startup (...)

2014-11-10
Machinima rebrands its gaming network to focus on original programming

Machinima is one of the most popular hubs for gamers to get their media fix – their YouTube channel is full of original animations (...)

2014-11-10
The Who embraces Oculus Rift as it (rock and) rolls out a new immersive 3D app

As the Facebook-owned Oculus Rift edges closer towards a consumer launch, rock legends The Who are preparing to get involved in the (...)

2014-11-10
94% off a lifetime of Twitter Counter Premium’s Twitter analytics

Twitter is a great tool to grow your personal brand, promote your business, share your ideas and build a valuable network. And Twitter (...)

2014-11-10
Apple Just Made It Way Easier To Switch From IPhone To Android

After years of frustration, Apple finally has a new "deregister iMessage" page for people who jump from iPhone.When it debuted in (...)

2014-11-10
Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde released from prison after 5 months

Pirate Bay founder, Peter Sunde, has been released from prison in Sweden after serving five months of an eight-month sentence handed (...)

2014-11-10
7 indispensable (and free!) website graders and content scores

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. You can audit your content in many ways—be it a quick-and-simple social media (...)

2014-11-09
5 best practices for e-books and guides to generate results

This post originally appeared on the Evergage blog. B2B marketers know that online audiences are driven by two motivations: 1. a strong (...)

2014-11-08
Google Scrapped Mystery Barges Because Of Fire-Safety Concerns

The company closed its floating technology showrooms two months before they were first spotted in public.The mysterious Google barges (...)

2014-11-07
Ride-sharing platform Tripda makes its US debut

After launching in several countries in the Americas and Asia over the past five months, ride-sharing platform Tripda announced it (...)

2014-11-07
How to keep your remote employees accountable without playing Big Brother

Michael DeFranco is the CEO and Founder of Lua. Often times, budding entrepreneurs think the hardest part of starting a business is (...)

2014-11-07
SoundCloud’s ‘Wall of Sound’ commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago

On Sunday, it will have been 25 years since the Berlin Wall dividing East and West Germany was torn down. To commemorate the (...)

2014-11-07
Reuters moves conversation to social media as it kills comments on its news stories

Reuters is dropping comments from its news stories, the publication announced today. Explaining its reasoning, the company says: Much (...)

2014-11-07
Facebook now gives you more control over your News Feed

Facebook has announced it’s giving users more control over what they see in their News Feed, as well as letting them give feedback (...)

2014-11-07
Twitter could get topic-based timelines, says Dick Costolo

Twitter is considering the idea of allowing users to tune in to specific topics rather than simply following other users, according (...)

2014-11-07
The power of routine for boosting creativity

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. Nothing seems further from creativity than routine (to me, anyway). Routine conjures (...)

2014-11-07
How friends influence us on social media (and what this means for marketers)

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. Why do you read the updates you read? Why do you browse the products you browse? (...)

2014-11-07
Shazam edges further into movie theaters as interactive ads roll out across the US

Back in May, Shazam revealed a partnership with cinema ads network National CineMedia (NCM), one that would extend advertisers’ (...)

2014-11-07
Blurb launches Dream Team talent network to help authors improve and complete their books

Even if you are a self-published author, it’s a huge and time-consuming challenge to write, edit, design, and create a cover (...)

2014-11-07
Ofcom plans new 4G auction to power up UK mobile data

British smartphone owners should get better access to 4G data in the next few years. Ofcom, the communications regulator, has announced (...)

2014-11-07
Homeboy: A mini, motion-detecting home security camera that packs a punch

Cameras that clip to your body, cameras you strap to your face, cameras for your own personal flying machines, cameras for just about (...)

2014-11-07
Twitter open sources 872 emoji characters it designed with Iconfactory

After partnering with Iconfactory to design emojis for its web client, Twitter has decided to open source the entire library. Developers (...)

2014-11-06
Mark Zuckerberg’s AMA: Messaging app, his favorite unreleased features and Social Network movie

Today Facebook hosted a video AMA of CEO Mark Zuckerberg. A week ago, Facebook asked users to drop questions for the CEO. Today, some (...)

2014-11-06
Mark Zuckerberg talks about the Messaging app, his favorite unreleased features and Social Network movie during Facebook AMA

Today Facebook hosted a video AMA of CEO Mark Zuckerberg. A week ago, Facebook asked users to drop questions for the CEO. Today, some (...)

2014-11-06
How to use AngelList to win over 30 consulting offers in 30 days

Sean is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on (...)

2014-11-06
Aereo shutting down office in Boston

Aereo, the company that had hoped to change the way you watch over-the-air broadcast TV, is shutting down it’s Boston office according (...)

2014-11-06
Google Drive for iOS now supports Touch ID

Today Google updated its Google Drive app for iOS 8 with new features including the ability to open drive with Touch ID, save videos (...)

2014-11-06
Future-proof your brand with the right typography

Steve Matteson is the Creative Type Director for Monotype.  It has been famously said that the Web design is 95 percent typography. (...)

2014-11-06
8tracks launches DJ analytics and better music recommendations

8tracks, the profitable underdog in the music streaming industry, has added new features to it’s offering today by announcing (...)

2014-11-06
Time management app Timeful gets deeper options for habits and smart notifications

Timeful, a calendar app for the iPhone that uses behavioral science to help you optimize your schedule, has received a major update (...)

2014-11-06
Robot commuters and Wi-Fi sticky notes: Google Drive’s Scott Johnston on the future of work

Google Drive got a snazzy new Chrome extension yesterday but we sat down with the man in charge of Google’s personal file fortress, (...)

2014-11-06
OnBeep’s Onyx is a wearable walkie-talkie

If you’re like me and find group chats in messaging services annoying, you might be interested in the latest wearable device doing (...)

2014-11-06
Krome Retouch launches on Android to let humans tweak your photos

Krome Photos, a service that assigns a worldwide network of warm and sensitive human beings to hand-retouch your flawed images, has (...)

2014-11-06
Opera Mini browser launches v9 on iOS, aims to kills mobile video buffering

Opera has just launched version 9 of its data-saving Opera Mini browser on iOS, with a new Video Boost feature that optimizes video (...)

2014-11-06
4 awesome hardware startups from HAXLR8R’s fifth demo day

Hardware startups are on the rise. Sure, it’s tougher to produce than software, but when a team is done, there’s something tangible (...)

2014-11-06
WhatsApp finally tells you when your messages have been read

If you’re a WhatsApp user, you should see a small but useful change start rolling into the app. As 9to5Mac spotted, the app will (...)

2014-11-05
Google is giving Inbox invites to everyone for one hour at 3PM PST today

Oh you’ve been begging for a Google Inbox invite. You’ve hassled friends on Twitter and Facebook in the hopes that you’ll be (...)

2014-11-05
A straightforward guide to the bumpy process of iterating products

Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin — a wireframing and prototyping app. This post was co-authored with UXPin Growth Lead (...)

2014-11-05
Square has now processed one billion payments

US payments startup Square has passed a not-so-minor milestone this week, with founder Jack Dorsey revealing the company has now processed (...)

2014-11-05
Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch hits the UK on November 7 for £329

Announced back in August, Samsung’s new Gear S smartwatch is a proper ‘smart’ watch, given you can make calls and go online (...)

2014-11-05
Mozilla’s Firefox OS is launching in Africa

Firefox OS, Mozilla’s open-source mobile operating system, is continuing its rollout to new territories with the news that Africa (...)

2014-11-05
3-D-Printed Lampshades Project Mesmerizing Patterns Using Ancient Cartography Methods

Ptolemy would be proud.Stereographic projection is a mapping technique that allows a spherical object to project a pattern onto a (...)

2014-11-04
Mozilla and GSMA partner to bring the mobile Web and content creation tools to the next 4 billion

Mozilla has announced today that it is entering a partnership with the GSMA to help enable internet access and local content creation (...)

2014-11-05

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