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Google is now ranking websites with HTTPS higher in its search results

Google has tweaked its search engine algorithms to ensure websites that use HTTPS encryption rank higher in search results. The company (...)

2014-08-06
NYT: Google teams up with Barnes & Noble to offer same-day books delivery, competing with Amazon

Google is teaming up with Barnes & Noble to cross over into Amazon’s turf with the introduction of same-day books delivery, (...)

2014-08-06
Rocket Internet moves into online payments via a $445 million investment from Asia

Rocket Internet, the German incubator that’s so often viewed as a tech ‘clone factory’, is furthering its efforts to grow an (...)

2014-08-06
China reportedly blocked chat apps Line and Kakao Talk over terrorism concerns

Trouble has been brewing in China since last month with several foreign internet firms experiencing accessibility issues in the country, (...)

2014-08-06
Amazon expands support for the companion app of its exclusive Fire TV game to Android tablets

Amazon has taken a surprisingly generous move by opening up support for its exclusive Fire TV game Sev Zero to Android devices other (...)

2014-08-06
Adobe builds out Photoshop 3D printing prowess

A brand new update to Photoshop CC offers enhanced 3D printing capabilities and increased printing options. The app’s expanded (...)

2014-08-05
Officials: Immigrants Are Using Facebook to Make It to America

For immigrants seeking to start a new life in the United States, social media can be an unlikely ally A new report in Reuters states (...)

2014-08-05
Pinterest adds a full-blown messaging service to help you send and chat about Pins

Pinterest is rolling out a traditional messaging service to its site and mobile apps, giving users an easier way to send, save and discuss (...)

2014-08-05
Immigrants Are Using Facebook to Make It to America

For immigrants seeking to start a new life in the United States, social media can be an unlikely ally A new report in Reuters states (...)

2014-08-05
Yelp celebrates 10 years of marginally helpful reviews by random people

It’s hard to image a world without Yelp. Love or hate the reviews written by average people, it’s a good indicator if a restaurant (...)

2014-08-05
Hands on: Shutterfly’s ThisLife masters photo management for busy families

There’s a new job title that you may or may not have heard of: it’s called memory manager. While there’s no discrimination (...)

2014-08-05
Square launches bug bounty program with rewards starting from $250

Square today launched a bug bounty program in conjunction with HackerOne. Rewards start at a minimum of $250 and no maximum is given. (...)

2014-08-05
3 smart decisions to make before advertising on Facebook

Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, a professional speaker and freelance writer. This post originally appeared on the (...)

2014-08-05
Introducing TNW Deals: Save money on apps, education, games and gear

Who doesn’t love a good deal? Over the past few months we’ve shared some excellent offers with you and you’ve taken them up (...)

2014-08-05
Microsoft releases OneDrive for Amazon Fire phone and Kindle Fire tablets

Microsoft today launched a new OneDrive app for Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets and Fire phone. You can download it now directly from (...)

2014-08-05
Foursquare launches its redesigned mobile app focused on location-based recommendations

In one of its boldest moves to date, Foursquare is today launching a revamped and reimagined version of its original mobile app. After (...)

2014-08-05
3 color theory tips to inspire your digital design

This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission. Color makes the world beautiful. (...)

2014-08-05
The UK wants to be a world leader in financial tech and virtual currencies

Chancellor George Osborne said at an event in London today that he wants the UK to be at the pinnacle of financial technology (FinTech) (...)

2014-08-05
Pandora cuts its first deal with artists by partnering with indie record label group Merlin

Pandora today announced its first deal with artists by partnering with Merlin, which it described as “the world’s largest organization (...)

2014-08-05
Wikimedia slams ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling, creates page for Wikipedia link removal notices

After publishing its first-ever transparency report, the Wikimedia Foundation has issued fresh criticism over the controversial ‘right (...)

2014-08-05
Doctor on Demand brings its video medical appointments to the desktop

Doctor on Demand today announced a desktop browser version of its video service for on-demand doctor’s visits. The company has (...)

2014-08-05
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 coming to 25 new markets from August 28, available to pre-order now

Microsoft has confirmed that its Surface Pro 3 device is now available to pre-order in 25 new countries ahead of its launch at the (...)

2014-08-05
Twitter just dropped a huge hint that it will introduce shopping services

The evidence that Twitter is planning a move into e-commerce is stacking up, after a handful of users noticed a new (and seemingly (...)

2014-08-05
Rakuten brings bank payments via Facebook to Japan

Bank payment via Facebook is coming to Japan, if you’re a customer of Rakuten. The company is best known for its global e-commerce (...)

2014-08-05
Amazon expands same-day delivery service to New York, Washington and 4 other US cities

Amazon has expanded its same day delivery service to six new cities in the US — Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York , Philadelphia (...)

2014-08-05
Samsung drops a heavy hint that the Galaxy Note 4 will be unveiled on September 3

Word of Apple’s plan to announce the next version of the iPhone on September 9 got out in the tech press today (Tuesday US time), (...)

2014-08-04
Apple and Samsung agree to drop all patent disputes outside the US

Smartphone rivals Apple and Samsung have agreed to drop all existing litigation between them outside of the US market, reports the (...)

2014-08-04
Uber announces UberPool, a carpooling experiment with 40% lower prices than UberX

Uber today announced UberPool, an experimental ridesharing service that could cut costs by as much as 40 percent compared to its UberX (...)

2014-08-04
WSJ: Sprint reportedly no longer interested in acquiring T-Mobile

In a reversal of earlier reports, it looks like Sprint has decided to table its acquisition of T-Mobile according to The Wall Street (...)

2014-08-04
What the ‘Learn to Code’ movement is forgetting: Existing developers

Gregg Pollack is founder of Code School, an online learning destination for developers that teaches through entertaining content. (...)

2014-08-04
Vine for iOS gets better notification controls, revamped share screen, new navigation bar, and more languages

Twitter today updated its Vine for iOS app with new features and support for more languages. You can download the new version now (...)

2014-08-04
A Russian hacking group has reportedly collected 1.2 billion usernames and passwords

The New York Times has a doozy of a security report today detailing what’s believed to be the largest collection of Internet identity (...)

2014-08-04
The FCC may reclassify US broadband as 10 Mbps and up

The US Federal Communications Commission has proposed (PDF) an update to the definition of “broadband” from a minimum download (...)

2014-08-04
Justin.tv shuts down after 7 years amid reports Google is acquiring Twitch

Twitch today announced that the Justin.tv website, mobile apps, and APIs are no longer in service. A very simple explanation is given (...)

2014-08-04
FreshDirect and Foodily launch Popcart, a tool for turning any recipe into a grocery delivery order

Cooking is fun, but tracking down all the ingredients? Not so much. Popcart, a new bookmarklet tool built by recipe search engine (...)

2014-08-04
Tumblr on the Web now lets you browse individual blogs without leaving your Dashboard

Tumblr has tweaked the design of its blogging platform so that individual blogs “slide” out from the right-hand side of the (...)

2014-08-04
Navdy puts a smartphone-connected heads-up display in your car

While Apple and Google are making a push into the automobile with CarPlay and Android Auto, they both require use the center dashboard (...)

2014-08-04
17 ways that drones are changing the world

Drones are a truly exciting area right now and are constantly in the media, with so many interesting uses popping up on the Web. They’re (...)

2014-08-04
European startup founders: Solving your own problem is not enough

Andrej Kiska is an associate at Credo Ventures. “I am building a startup that solves a problem I experience frequently.” I am (...)

2014-08-04
UGallery e-commerce art site shines a light on young photographers

UGallery, a curated online art gallery that sells original artworks from emerging and established artists, is teaming up with First (...)

2014-08-04
LightFreq’s crazy light bulb combined with a speaker lands on Kickstarter looking to raise $50,000

We get a lot of crowdfunding pitches, but it’s not that often we get ones that promise to combine a fully smartphone-controllable (...)

2014-08-04
Virgin Media subscribers with Sky Sports and Movies access can now log into Sky’s iOS apps

If you’re a Virgin Media customer with a Sky Movies or Sky Sports subscription, watching the latest blockbuster movies, football (...)

2014-08-04
Ractiv’s Touch+ multi-platform gesture control device is now available to buy for $75

Billed by Ractiv as a “modern day mouse”, the Touch+ device promises to make virtually any surface into a multi-touch gesture (...)

2014-08-04
LG’s large G3 Stylus smartphone leaks in new G3 Beat video ad

LG appears to have accidentally leaked a new version of its flagship G3 smartphone, called the G3 Stylus. In an advert promoting its (...)

2014-08-04
Samsung displaced as India’s top mobile vendor, but retains lead on smartphone shipments

Samsung recently released a disappointing earnings report, and just lost its position as the top smartphone vendor in China during (...)

2014-08-04
Why Uber is taking a non-profit route in China with new ridesharing option in Beijing

Private car-for-hire service Uber has taken an interesting direction in China. In what seems like a mind-boggling move, it has launched (...)

2014-08-04
Uber begins offering taxi cab bookings in Tokyo

It’s turning into an interesting week for Uber in Asia. The company launched a peer-to-peer ride service in Beijing — which is (...)

2014-08-04
Incredible: these scientists eavesdropped through soundproof glass thanks to a bag of crisps

Boffins at MIT, Microsoft and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can bring audio to silent videos by reading vibrations that (...)

2014-08-04

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