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Shazam’s seamless music recognition service lands on the Mac

Shazam is bringing its hassle-free music recognition service to the Mac. Available as a free download, the app works quietly in the (...)

2014-07-30
Facebook’s Internet.org begins offering basic internet services for free in Africa

Facebook’s Internet.org group has kicked its mission to provide global internet access up a notch after announcing the launch of (...)

2014-07-30
This website is a guide to the best cities for digital nomads and perpetual travelers

If you’re lucky enough to be able to work from anywhere for a living (as some ‘digital nomads’ do), taking a break to travel, (...)

2014-07-30
Android reached a record 85% smartphone market share in Q2 2014: report

Market research firm Strategy Analytics new second quarter 2014 numbers estimate the Android platform’s share of the global market (...)

2014-07-29
Google releases the source code for its I/O 2014 app as a template for developers

Google today published the source code for its I/O 2014 app in hopes of teaching developers some of its best practices for Android (...)

2014-07-29
Hands on: Will Lytro’s Illum camera, aimed at photographers, live up to its vision?

Lytro’s Illum, the first professional light field camera, will be available at consumer outlets worldwide and will ship all pre-orders (...)

2014-07-29
How Google+ Pros can optimize Google My Business for success

Britt Klontz is a PR Consultant at Distilled, a creative online marketing agency.  If you’re already a Google Plus pro, you know (...)

2014-07-29
Google’s 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows 7 and Windows 8 arrives as a beta channel

After debuting as Dev and Canary channels in June, the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows 7 and Windows 8 has now landed as a beta (...)

2014-07-29
BitTorrent releases its privacy-focused chat app Bleep as a closed pre-alpha for Windows

Following internal alpha testing, BitTorrent is offering its new server-less messaging app as a closed pre-alpha for Windows 7 and (...)

2014-07-29
How Google Plus Pros can optimize Google My Business for success

Britt Klontz is a PR Consultant at Distilled, a creative online marketing agency.  If you’re already a Google Plus pro, you know (...)

2014-07-29
CUNY To Open A Center For Visualizing Big Data

A transformed campus will offer training for museum curators and moreThe Graduate Center at CUNY is no stranger to public-friendly (...)

2014-07-29
Pinterest acquires and discontinues content organization service Icebergs 

Pinterest has announced the acquisition of Icebergs, a service for organizing visual content in the cloud. As part of the deal, Icebergs (...)

2014-07-29
Dario brings its diabetes management app to Android users in the UK and New Zealand

Dario, the blood glucose management app and smart meter, is now available for Android users in the UK, New Zealand. First announced (...)

2014-07-29
SocialRank now lets you analyze your Twitter followers based on location and keywords

Twitter analytics service SocialRank, which was launched in February by two ex-Dwolla staffers, has undergone a significant upgrade (...)

2014-07-29
Hiring friends for your business: Boon or bust?

Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social (...)

2014-07-29
This Algorithm Tells You If A Twitter Account Is a Spam Bot

Back in 2011, a team from Texas A&M University carried out a cyber sting to trap nonhuman Twitter users that were polluting (...)

2014-07-29
HealthTap launches $99 per month Prime option, including live HD video calls with doctors

HealthTap, the online medical information repository and Q&A service, has launched a new paid-for premium option today called (...)

2014-07-29
FreedomPop expands its free US mobile service to tablets, landing first on iPad Mini and Samsung Tab 3

Tablet owners in the US have cause for cheer as they can now get free mobile access from freemium mobile network FreedomPop, which (...)

2014-07-29
Project Tango partner Movidius announces the second generation of its vision processor

When Google first announced its Project Tango initiative for 3D-sensing smartphones and tablets, one of the key components was Movidius’ (...)

2014-07-29
Sony says EA Access subscription service isn’t good value for PlayStation 4 owners

Sony has offered an explanation for why EA’s new video game subscription service, Access, was only announced for the Xbox One yesterday. (...)

2014-07-29
This Algorithm Tells You Whether A Twitter Account Is a Spam Bot

Back in 2011, a team from Texas A&M University carried out a cyber sting to trap nonhuman Twitter users that were polluting (...)

2014-07-29
Spaceships, castles and Steve Jobs’ abandoned mansion: The houses that tech built

The biggest names in the technology world generally had humble beginnings – many were started in garages or basements and gradually (...)

2014-07-29
Wikipedia scores a key victory against paid-editing services using cybersquatting legislation

The Wikimedia Foundation, the not-for-profit responsible for Wikipedia and a number of other wiki-based projects, has gained a small (...)

2014-07-29
Как стать уверенным оратором

Перевод статьи на русский язык сделан в анимационной студии Lemon Digital. Мэтью (...)

2014-07-29
Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant is coming to China, UK, Canada, India and Australia

Microsoft has announced its first update to its Windows Phone 8.1 platform, which will most notably see its Cortana digital assistant (...)

2014-07-29
Amazon explains Hachette dispute: ‘E-books can be and should be less expensive.’

As Amazon and book publisher Hachette continue their disagreement over e-book pricing, Amazon has spoken out to defend its position. (...)

2014-07-28
Peloton releases an iPad app for streaming cycling classes on your own indoor bike

Peloton is expanding its indoor cycling regimen with the release of an iPad app that lets you stream live and on-demand classes. While (...)

2014-07-28
Instagram prepares to launch its Bolt messaging app, but only in 3 countries

Instagram today announced the launch of its Bolt app, but only to three countries: New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. The new (...)

2014-07-28
The key to better work? E-mail less, flow more

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. Have you ever felt like all you do is check your e-mail? Well, you may not spend ALL (...)

2014-07-28
Apple acquires and shuts down the Swell podcasting app

Apple has confirmed its acquisition of Concept.io, the company behind the Swell talk radio app, as noted by 9to5Mac. Word of the (...)

2014-07-28
EA announces a $5 gaming subscription for the Xbox One

EA today announced EA Access, an upcoming subscription service for the Xbox One that will feature free games, early trials and discounts (...)

2014-07-28
WordPress.com gets a fixed toolbar in the Post Editor, a revamped Media Library and better playlists

If you run a blog directly through WordPress.com, rather than a self-hosted site using the free software from WordPress.org, you’ll (...)

2014-07-28
Google Shopping now features product ratings in ads, blurring the lines between organic and paid search

Shoppers in the US will soon see ratings in Google’s Product Listing Ads, as the search giant looks to lure more companies on board (...)

2014-07-28
Microsoft’s OneNote for Mac and iOS apps now let you insert Office docs, reorganize notes, and more

Microsoft wants everyone to use its productivity software, regardless of the hardware or operating system they use most frequently. (...)

2014-07-28
Why Money and Inexperience Are Escalating Sexism at Startups

It’s a story we’ve come to know well: A freewheeling, young startup founder captures the zeitgeist with a smart idea (...)

2014-07-28
Medium finds a revenue stream with Re:form, a new collection of stories sponsored by BMW

Medium launched its first sponsored “collection,” a term used to describe one of its curated sections or publications, with BMW (...)

2014-07-28
Flickr’s Marketplace program helps photographers license their work and find original assignments

Earning a decent wage as a freelance photographer can be tough. To help talented camera aficionados put food on the table, Yahoo (...)

2014-07-28
Product Hunt’s first custom leaderboard lets you help rank the teams at today’s 500 Startups demo day

Product Hunt, a kind of ‘Hacker News for products’, has taken the startup world by storm over the past few months. While at its (...)

2014-07-28
Asana’s productivity platform gets a native mobile app, redesigned and optimized for iPhone and iPad

Productivity platform Asana is unveiling a brand new native iOS app today, rebuilt and redesigned from the ground up. And yes, it’s (...)

2014-07-28
The value of meaningful connections

Paul Jarvis experiments with words and design. His latest book is called The Good Creative: 18 ways to make better art. The internet (...)

2014-07-28
Twitter Looks to Break Out of Its Earnings Slump

A busy second quarter of 2014 will be overshadowed if Twitter is unable to convince investors that its user growth is back on the (...)

2014-07-28
Twitter Censors An Account For The Russian Government

A transparency document reveals that the Kremlin requested a ban on @b0ltai, a Twitter account belonging to a group of Russian hackers.The (...)

2014-07-28
Another music streaming service joins the fray in Asia: Guvera seeks to stand out with hashtags

Guvera is a music streaming service you probably haven’t heard of, but it’s been around for some time. It was launched in Australia (...)

2014-07-28
Flipkart raises $1 billion to strengthen its bid to own India’s e-commerce space

It’s turning into quite a year for Flipkart. Today the e-commerce company from India has confirmed the much-reported rumor that (...)

2014-07-28
The UK cracks down on copyright-infringing sites by replacing ads with warning banners

If you’re in the UK and access a website that offers pirated content, don’t be surprised to see a pop-up banner warning you that (...)

2014-07-28
Uber aims for businesses with a new platform, while integrating with Concur for easy expensing

Uber revealed today that it is doubling down on enterprise customers as it took the wraps off a business-tier offering ‘Uber for (...)

2014-07-28
LinkedIn revamps its user profiles to help you increase your business contacts

LinkedIn is revamping user profiles on its mobile app, making a big design change as it seeks to help its members, their interests (...)

2014-07-28
Rhapsody expands its music streaming into Latin America and Europe, as it reaches 2m users

Established in 2001, Rhapsody helped start the music streaming business before Spotify, Rdio, the iTunes Store and even the iPod. (...)

2014-07-28

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