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Google under threat as forked Android devices rise to 20% of smartphone shipments

Android dominates the world’s smartphone market. A new report from analyst firm Strategy Analytics pegs the Google-owned operating (...)

2014-08-04
Nanu is an Android app taking on Skype with free calls via 2G and to landlines or mobile phones

There’s yet another calling app on the market that’s out to challenge dominant player Skype. Nanu, an Android app that was launched (...)

2014-08-04
Report: Xiaomi overtook Samsung to become top smartphone vendor in China in Q2 2014

Popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is hogging the limelight after several analyst reports have pointed to its rapid growth (...)

2014-08-03
Required reading from Adobe on how to move from Aperture to Lightroom

You may have plenty of time to think about how to handle your Aperture library once Apple transitions to its new Photos app next (...)

2014-08-03
The team behind dubious projection watch Ritot: ‘If all goes according to our plan, then it’s real’

Last week, we cast doubt on the Ritot projection watch Indiegogo campaign, which we had previously written about, after learning more (...)

2014-08-03
Eventbrite and Swiftly offer event organizers a $19 professionally designed banner for their events

If you’re an event organizer you understand the power of a well designed flier, poster or event page banner. But if you’re not (...)

2014-08-03
Confused with data analysis? The noob’s guide to creating conversion funnels

David Arnoux is Head of Growth and co-founder of Twoodo, helping teams organize using simple #hashtags. This post originally appeared (...)

2014-08-03
Canalys: PC shipments up 14% in Q2 2014, laptops surpass tablets again, Apple first but Lenovo is gaining

In Q2 2014, the worldwide PC market experienced 14 percent growth year-over-year to 123.9 million units, if you take into consideration (...)

2014-08-03
Digital Darwinism: Transforming your business in the #selfie era

Brian Solis is a Principal Analyst at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm that helps companies thrive with disruptive (...)

2014-08-03
Google News gets a Publisher Center to let news sites directly update details, section URLs and labels

Google today introduced the Google News Publisher Center, a new tool that lets news publishers keep Google News current on the changes (...)

2014-08-03
Time and luck: Knowing when your startup should dine and dash

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm (...)

2014-08-03
UK operator Three confirms that all its phones are now sold unlocked

UK operator Three has confirmed it has been selling all of its handsets unlocked for some time, allowing them to be used on rival (...)

2014-08-03
How To Lead With Tough Love

Nextdoor cofounder Sarah Leary shares how her company grows and adapts by guiding people out of their comfort zone.As a rapidly growing (...)

2014-08-03
Electric Objects teams up with NY Public Library for artist residency

As the Electric Objects Kickstarter campaign draws to a close — and on the heels of its newly launched artist in residence program (...)

2014-08-03
Rakuten believes its chat app Viber can ‘completely change’ its e-commerce business

Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten surprised many when it stumped up $900 million to buy mobile messaging and calling service Viber (...)

2014-08-03
You can now use your EE phone instead of an Oyster card for contactless payments on London buses

EE’s phone customers can now pay for travel on London buses simply by tapping their phone on the bus’s Oyster card reader. In (...)

2014-08-03
Kogan’s £150 4G Agora Android smartphone comes to the UK

Australian electronics manufacturer Kogan has teamed up with Benq to launch a 4G version of its 5-inch Kogan Agora smartphone in the (...)

2014-08-03
Amazon Fire Phone review: a flawed portable store trying desperately to get your attention

The first thing I did with the Fire Phone is point it at two items I needed to order. This is exactly what Amazon wants you to do (...)

2014-08-03
Evan Blass explains why his @evleaks Twitter account will stop reporting phone scoops

Sunday is the quietest news day of the week for the tech industry, but Evan Blass — the man behind @evleaks, a Twitter account that (...)

2014-08-02
Best of both worlds: How to create a long-tail SEO strategy for social media micro-content

Ever find it difficult to rank for relevant keywords in search or gain traction on social? Most marketers have faced the challenge (...)

2014-08-02
Prolific smartphone leaker @evleaks has retired

Tech companies worldwide will be breathing sighs of relief today after Evan Blass — the man behind the @evleaks Twitter account (...)

2014-08-02
The ‘boring’ trait Google looks for in its leaders

This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog. The prototypical leader is a hero: gives the rousing speech, inspires the troops (...)

2014-08-02
4 things recruiters look for in a design portfolio

This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission. Competition among digital (...)

2014-08-02
Trusting your gut: Knowing when to bite the bullet and pivot

Lopo Champalimaud is the founder of Wahanda, a health and wellness community and marketplace. Over the past five years I have (...)

2014-08-02
How much time does a good social media strategy take to plan?

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. I have a blog post to write. This blog post, to be exact. And in the course of (...)

2014-08-01
4 tips to make customer development surveys suck less

Tenoch Esparza is the co-founder of Sensory Percussion, a next-generation electronic drum startup. This post is part of the Lessons (...)

2014-08-01
July in Africa – All the tech news you shouldn’t miss from the past month

July was a typically busy month in the world of African tech, with further launches by international players, funding for local companies, (...)

2014-08-01
Privacy as a premium: Why it’s time to say goodbye to the free internet

The concept of privacy changed once it went online. What was once a sacred tomb of personal information has been twisted and altered (...)

2014-08-01
Farewell Fotopedia: Travel photography site announces shutdown

Aficionados of high-end professional travel photography, brace yourselves for some bad news. Fotopedia, the award-winning, curated travelog (...)

2014-07-31
Ooloo for iOS and Android sends voice search queries to real people 

Sick of virtual assistants like Siri mangling your searches? Well, the new Ooloo app for iOS and Android dispenses with voice recognition (...)

2014-07-31
Verizon leaks HTC One M8 with Windows Phone ahead of official announcement

HTC is expected to announce a Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 on August 19 in New York. Unfortunately, it looks like Verizon (...)

2014-07-31
Microsoft sues Samsung over patent cross-licensing disagreement

Microsoft revealed today that it has sued Samsung in an attempt to enforce a patent cross-licensing agreement the two companies reached (...)

2014-07-31
Lenshare mobile photo app captures the moment and keeps it confidential

Despite what appears to be evidence to the contrary, many social networkers — especially those with a photo focus — are deeply (...)

2014-07-31
Sample images from Pelican’s mobile light field camera look mighty impressive

As the Lytro Illum light field camera hits the streets today, it’s no surprise that similar photographic technologies in the shoot-first-focus-l (...)

2014-07-31
Why employee management is out of control

David Hassell is the CEO of 15Five. This post originally appeared on the the origins of the word “labor”, the definitions you (...)

2014-07-31
20 of the best new iOS apps from July

From encrypted messaging, to tools that tell you what to pack for holiday, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in July. Here, (...)

2014-07-31
It’s official: Apple confirms its Beats acquisition is complete

Apple has confirmed to us that it has received US regulatory approval for its acquisition of Beats. The news comes as the company (...)

2014-07-31
Can’t afford to give your staff a pay raise? Vooza has the answer...

There’s trouble at Vooza, where there’s not enough money to give the team pay rises. Luckily, the resourceful CEO has a solution… (...)

2014-07-31
HP jumps on the smartwatch bandwagon with a luxury designer device

The first glimpse of the HP and Gilt tie-up, a smartwatch designed by Michael Bastian, has been posted online today. According to (...)

2014-07-31
Russia’s ‘Blogger’s law’ comes into effect today for sites with more than 3,000 visitors per day

The new law requiring Russian bloggers to register as media entities and hold themselves to the same standards as a full media organization (...)

2014-07-31
Windows XP falls below 25% market share while Windows 8.1 loses share for the first time

Despite support for Windows XP finally ending three months ago, the ancient OS has only now fallen below the 25 percent market share (...)

2014-07-31
TriplAgent is a beautiful travel lists iOS app that lets you tap on locals’ knowledge

Locals are the best source of knowledge when it comes to travel tips, and as tourists increasingly turn to online resources to orientate (...)

2014-07-31
Cash-strapped? 10 PR strategies you can adopt to improve ROI by tenfold

Dmitry Davydov is a Chief Marketing Officer for Bitrix24, worlds fastest growing free CRM, project management, private social network (...)

2014-07-30
Why Asia is Facebook’s biggest strength and biggest weakness

The growth of internet access and smartphone sales in Asia is turning the continent into fertile ground for social networks. But while (...)

2014-07-31
RIP ‘Google Barge’ – the mysterious floating showroom is being scrapped

We’ve said goodbye to a few Google products over the past year or so, but no farewell has been as strange as that of ‘Google (...)

2014-07-31
The customer is mostly wrong: How to use “No” to keep your competitive edge

Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog. One of the more iconic (...)

2014-07-30
Twitter acquires the team behind password manager Mitro as the project goes open source

Twitter has acquired Mitro, the maker of a password manager. As part of the announcement, Mitro’s product has been open-sourced (...)

2014-07-30
3 Reasons to Rethink Your Facebook Ad Bidding Strategy

By now, you already know the basics of running ads on Facebook – impactful headlines, attention-grabbing images, and concise copies, (...)

2014-07-30

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