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Amazon takes on Square with Local Register, a mobile card reader with lower transaction fees

Recent reports speculating that Amazon would jump into mobile payments have proven correct, after details of Amazon Local Register (...)

2014-08-12
Samsung moves beyond plastic with the Galaxy Alpha, a 4.7-inch smartphone with a metal chassis

Samsung has today announced a new handset for its burgeoning ranks of smartphone devices, and this time it has dropped the plastic (...)

2014-08-12
Twitter launches data visualization tool for commonly tweeted topics in the UK

Twitter has launched a tool for brands and advertisers in the UK that makes use of its collated ‘Everyday Moments’ data to show (...)

2014-08-12
WeChat climbs to 438 million monthly active users, closing in on WhatsApp’s 500 million

Tencent published its earnings today for the second quarter of 2014, revealing a new milestone for its WeChat messaging app: it has (...)

2014-08-12
ZTE eyes Southeast Asia, seeking to build its brand with launch of three Android KitKat smartphones

A market research firm recently pinned Chinese handset maker ZTE as the fourth-largest in the US according to shipment volumes. This (...)

2014-08-12
Messaging company Line’s new photo app is dedicated to taking the perfect selfie

Japanese messaging giant Line is pushing hard to associate itself with the selfie. It introduced a selfie-stickers app (!), has (...)

2014-08-11
New iPhone app will showcase the uncharted beauty of your location data

Data doesn’t have to be ugly or boring. In fact, if Laurie Frick has her way — and it’s certain that she will — your data (...)

2014-08-11
Big successes start small... but what is considered ‘small’?

Nihar Sawant is the co-founder of Expojure. This post originally appeared on his Medium blog. If you are follower of Eric Ries’s (...)

2014-08-11
Uber is reportedly working on an API to add ride requests to all your favorite apps

On-demand taxi service, Uber might be working on a way to be part of all your favorite apps. Soon an airline’s app could also have (...)

2014-08-11
Uber strikes back, claims Lyft employees have canceled 12,900 trips on its service; Lyft says Uber is lying

After Lyft accused Uber employees yesterday of canceling over 5,500 rides on its platform, Uber has retaliated with some data of (...)

2014-08-11
PayPal announces PayPal Here app will get on-the-go Sales Reports

Merchants that use PayPal can now leave the house and still get critical information about their sales. Go ahead, enjoy the sunshine, (...)

2014-08-11
BuzzMyVideo launches Buzzscorecard YouTube channel tool to boost video subscribers

If you’ve been producing high quality YouTube videos on your channel and no one seems to notice, it might be time to check out international (...)

2014-08-11
Siri’s creators working on a new, human-like virtual assistant

The original creators of Siri are working on a new artificial intelligence system called Viv that they hope will be able to handle (...)

2014-08-11
Google Classroom, an education platform for teachers, opens to all Apps for Education users

After releasing a preview in May, Google is making its free Classroom tool available for anyone with a Google Apps for Education account. (...)

2014-08-11
Twitter launches Promoted Video ads in beta, only charging advertisers when a user hits play

Twitter today introduced Promoted Video ads in beta. The company is offering advertisers a new Cost Per View (CPV) ad buying model, (...)

2014-08-11
Squarespace releases two Android apps, Note and Blog, to help customers manage their sites

After launching a major overhaul of its iOS apps last November, the website building platform Squarespace is doing the same for its (...)

2014-08-11
Xbox One with 1TB hard drive and Call of Duty: Advanced Warface arrives November 3 for $499.99

Microsoft today announced a new Call of Duty-themed Xbox One console bundle coming this fall. The pack includes an Xbox One with a (...)

2014-08-11
Corel Painter 2015 upgrade offers new brushes, mobile focus and under-the-hood overhaul

For image editing, there’s Photoshop, but for real-world art creation there’s Painter, Corel’s flagship pixel-based app for (...)

2014-08-11
iOS drops to 67% enterprise share in Q2 2014, Android grows to 32%, and Windows Phone stays flat at 1%

Apple’s iOS still rules the enterprise space, even after having fallen 5 percentage points to 67 percent of total device activations (...)

2014-08-11
eBay is currently down for many users in the UK and Europe, company is investigating

Online auction site eBay is completely inaccessible for many users in the UK according to uptime monitoring services and social media (...)

2014-08-11
The war Uber faces: how it’s battling GrabTaxi and Easy Taxi in Southeast Asia

Whoever could have predicted that private car-for-hire and taxi-booking apps would one day be one of the hottest things in the tech (...)

2014-08-11
Yo now lets you send links, “Yo” hashtags and set up IFTTT-style alerts with other services

Yo, a simple messaging app that sends nothing but the word “Yo,” just got a little more complicated. In its first major update, (...)

2014-08-11
#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Confronts How Minority Deaths Are Portrayed in Media

Following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen on Saturday, and the ensuing media portrayal of his death, Twitter expressed (...)

2014-08-11
Uber denies Lyft accusation that its employees canceled thousands of rides on rival platform

Competition in the ridesharing space is getting extremely fierce, especially in the rivalry between Uber and Lyft. Earlier today, (...)

2014-08-10
The 7 best Product Hunt lists you didn’t even know existed

Product Hunt has been getting a lot of press lately. Most of it for good reason. It’s a quick way to see what the movers and shakers (...)

2014-08-10
Google Invests In Undersea Cable To Boost Internet Speeds

A new underwater cable network promises speeds 100 times faster than the typical modem.Google is looking underwater for faster Internet (...)

2014-08-10
Holvi is bringing its online banking service for ‘makers and doers’ to 19 new European countries

Holvi is taking its online banking service for “makers and doers” beyond its home market of Finland and into 19 new European markets. (...)

2014-08-10
The White House creates a Digital Service team to solve government tech problems

Learning from its mistakes with the Healthcare.gov debacle, the Obama administration has launched the US Digital Service, a team of (...)

2014-08-10
How positive thinking builds skills, boosts health and improves your work

James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your (...)

2014-08-10
QiStone+ wireless portable charger review: For people who really, really hate carrying cables around

Running out of power is a pretty dependable occurrence for anyone who forgets to charge their phone or other devices on a regular (...)

2014-08-10
Ghost gives its blogging platform a huge upgrade before moving to a 2-4 week release cycle

Ghost has updated its open-source blogging platform with a bevy of technical improvements that should help it to compete with established (...)

2014-08-10
EA’s game subscription service for Xbox One emerges from beta

Electronic Arts has officially launched its new EA Access subscription service for the Xbox One. The publisher first announced the (...)

2014-08-10
Kontakt.io’s Wi-Fi Cloud Beacon helps businesses track and engage with customers in-store

Beacons have the potential to radically change how we interact with physical stores, and Kontakt.io believes it has the best products (...)

2014-08-10
Fiverr’s budget creative marketplace is now easier to navigate – but does it undermine professionals?

Low-cost creative services marketplace Fiverr has launched new features today that make it easier to navigate its huge catalog of (...)

2014-08-10
Gartner: Chromebook sales will grow 79% to 5.2 million units in 2014, but ‘will remain a niche market’

Chromebooks are expected to reach 5.2 million units in 2014, a 79 percent increase from 2013, according to Gartner. While the growth (...)

2014-08-10
The danger of vanity metrics: Creating a reality distortion field

Jo Johansson is the Content Strategist at Geckoboard where she plans, produces and publishes content. This post originally appeared (...)

2014-08-10
#WhyWeNeedFrat Hashtag Angers Feminists and Greek Life Members

A recent video and accompanying social media push by the Greek Life culture site Total Frat Move, entitled "Why We Need Frat," is (...)

2014-08-08
Acer’s $279 Chromebook promises 13 hours of battery life thanks to Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor

In a bid to keep costs and the final retail price as low as possible, Chromebooks are usually lacking in one of a few key areas: display, (...)

2014-08-10
Rocket Internet’s Helpling gets a mobile app to let you book cleaners in Europe on the go

Rocket Internet’s cleaning startup, Helpling, has launched a mobile app on iOS and Android to make it more convenient for users (...)

2014-08-10
Want to watch Sky Sports? NOW TV is offering a £10.99 weekly pass until November

BSkyB has announced a new premium tier for people subscribing to its range of sports channels via its NOW TV streaming service. Available (...)

2014-08-10
61% of Consumers Prefer Companies With Custom Online Content

Content marketing campaigns have become essential for marketers to engage audiences and generate leads. In fact, more than half (...)

2014-08-10
This amazing Microsoft technology turns shaky first person videos into smooth timelapses

Last week, it was reconstructing sound using tiny vibrations on objects — this week’s science wow comes from Microsoft Research, (...)

2014-08-10
What really happens when someone clicks your Facebook Like button

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. Funny, we’ve had the Facebook Like button along the side of every Buffer blog (...)

2014-08-09
The psychology behind optimizing your website for goal-oriented and unintentional visitors

Dr. Liraz Margalit is the Customer Experience Psychologist at ClickTale. This article was co-written with Udi Zisquit. After a long (...)

2014-08-09
How to get more TNW in your diet. You know you want to...

Maybe you visit this site once a week and browse through our channels. Or maybe you follow us via RSS, or maybe you receive our weekly (...)

2014-08-09
10 Strategies for a Summer a Social Media Detox

Facebook is making you sad. Twitter is the root of all your procrastination issues. Instagram is turning your friends into enemies. (...)

2014-08-08
How top VC firms use storytelling to connect with entrepreneur communities

Research from Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) reveals that in 2013, US venture capitalists committed $29.4 billion to 3,995 deals, (...)

2014-08-08
3 tools to help protect your brand while retargeting

Sam Barnett is the CEO and co-founder of Struq. It is possible for almost anyone to undertake some basic retargeting and get positive (...)

2014-08-08

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