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Xbox VP Mike Nichols on the state of Xbox One and what Microsoft needs to do to beat Sony

Microsoft entered E3 2014 on the defensive after watching the Xbox One fall behind Sony’s PlayStation 4 over the past six months. (...)

2014-06-12
Priceline snaps up OpenTable for a tasty $2.6bn

Priceline, a platform for finding and booking hotels, flights, cruises, car hire and more, has announced that it will purchase online (...)

2014-06-12
Stamplay: An easy, IFTTT-like way to create your own Web apps

While growing numbers of children learn to code in school, if not in kindergarten, there’s still a lot of we grown-ups whose skills (...)

2014-06-12
Accelerator spotlight: The 10 teams that just graduated from Amsterdam’s Rockstart

We no longer talk about every startup accelerator that we come across – there are simply too many. Still, from time to time we (...)

2014-06-12
Twitter brings Bing translation to its mobile apps, adds in-line translation to Web platform

Twitter has rolled out a new feature for its iOS and Android apps which allow people to use Microsoft’s Bing translation engine (...)

2014-06-12
Facebook Messenger update adds instant video sharing and playback

Facebook continues to add new multimedia features to Messenger, its standalone chat app: the latest addition is the ability to instantly (...)

2014-06-11
Apple warns some iPhone power adapters may ‘pose safety risk’, offers replacement

Apple is warning that some users of its 5W European USB power adapter  - the one that shipped with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and (...)

2014-06-12
Copy Bubble for Android is a brilliantly simple way of accessing copied items from your clipboard

Bubbles for browsing, bubbles for translating, bubbles for every occasion. Yes, bubbles seem to be the in-thing on Android at the (...)

2014-06-12
China’s top car booking app to rival Uber with fleet of Mandarin-speaking drivers across US

Uber is about to get some unlikely competition from China’s top private car app company. Yongche founder and CEO Herman Zhou tells (...)

2014-06-12
Feedly’s downtime hits a third day as it suffers another round of DDoS attacks

It seems that things just aren’t getting a lot easier for Feedly right now, with the company announcing for the third successive (...)

2014-06-12
5 things Reddit can teach us about creating viral images

Alexander Huls is a freelance writer who has been writing about pop culture for over five years. His work has appeared in the New (...)

2014-06-12
Nokia’s Lumia 1320 phablet goes on sale in the US, exclusively with Cricket for $279.99

It’s been a while since Nokia announced its Lumia 1320 phablet, but the six-inch device is finally going on sale in the US, where (...)

2014-06-12
Google Now begins suggesting new calendar events based on your Gmail inbox

Google Now is making your calendar that little bit smarter and more proactive after the service began testing a feature that creates (...)

2014-06-12
Chinese Conglomerate Unsubtly Attempts To Woo U.S. Shoppers, With 11 Main

Ecommerce giant Alibaba soft-launches an eBay-Etsy hybrid as it prepares for a New York IPO.Remember when "I found it on eBay" was (...)

2014-06-11
Firefox 31 beta arrives with search on new tab page, cross-platform developer tools, and native Android runtime

Following the release of Firefox 30 just two days ago, Mozilla today updated its Firefox Beta channel to version 31 for Windows, Mac, (...)

2014-06-11
Hands-on with Samsung’s 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S: Thinner and lighter than Apple’s iPads

Samsung has revealed details about two new tablets today at an event in New York City, ushering an 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab (...)

2014-06-11
Instagram for business: How to make the most out of timing, hashtags and more

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. How do you choose which social media networks to participate in? Certainly, there’re (...)

2014-06-11
Why are digital music merchants ignoring emerging markets?

Andrea Boetti is a Business Development Manager at Fortumo, helping web and app developers and digital content merchants build out (...)

2014-06-11
Tesla tells automotive world to go ahead and use its patented technology

Tesla just removed patents from the walls of its Palo Alto headquarters both literally and figuratively. If you want to build something (...)

2014-06-11
The World Cup Madness Begins Now

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, but in the U.S., where football, baseball and basketball rule, not everyone is convinced In (...)

2014-06-11
Double Fine brings its $3.3 million Kickstarter game ‘Broken Age’ to the iPad

If you own an iPad and love classic point-and-click adventure games, you’ll want to check out Broken Age. This is the passion project (...)

2014-06-11
Facebook will serve you ads based on more of your Web browsing history. Here’s how you can opt out.

Earlier today, Facebook revealed that ads served on mobile devices will include links to a Facebook Page, social context and sharing (...)

2014-06-11
PulseOn hands-on: A heart-rate monitor wristband born out of Nokia

The last 12 months may be remembered for many things, but in the tech realm, the surge of wrist-mounted activity-trackers will surely (...)

2014-06-11
Skype updates iOS app with a focus on messaging after four long confusing years

The Skype app for iOS was a mess. But with today’s update, it’s finally getting back on track and regular updates are now on the (...)

2014-06-11
Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe on assembling a dream team, working with Facebook and the Metaverse

Virtual reality leader Oculus VR is, yet again, the talk of E3. This time around, however, the talk has moved beyond the marvel of (...)

2014-06-11
ITV will bring UK football fans near-live highlights of World Cup action on Twitter and Facebook

London-based startup Grabyo is really starting to ramp up its media partnerships now. Just a couple of days after we revealed it (...)

2014-06-11
The Golden Curve: Determining player value in freemium apps

Julian is a heavy-duty number cruncher for Wooga, a mobile games developer based in Berlin.  There’s one unfortunate truth about (...)

2014-06-11
Breaking News mobile app now brings you breaking news based on your proximity to the breaking news

NBC’s Breaking News service has been, well, breaking news via the Web and mobile apps for a while already. But with the latest update (...)

2014-06-11
Epic: Rovio launches its Angry Birds role-playing game globally

Back in March, Rovio launched the next installment in its ridiculously popular Angry Birds franchise: A role-playing game (RPG) called (...)

2014-06-11
LG’s G Pad 7.0 tablet arriving in Europe this week, G Pad 8.0 and 10.1 to follow

LG has confirmed that the first of its new range of G Pad tablets will go on sale in Europe starting this week. Initially, the 7-inch (...)

2014-06-11
Totally failing London: A cabbie explains how Uber is the least of their worries

Uber may have pulled off a small PR masterstroke yesterday, as it launched its UberTaxi service for London cabbies … just as London (...)

2014-06-11
#WorldCup warm-up: Here are 5 creative ads to get you in the mood

In December TNW’s third Latin America Conference will take place in Sao Paulo. We’re limiting access this year to 500 marketers, (...)

2014-06-11
Amazon Cloud Player for iOS adds Prime Music streaming, is renamed to Amazon Music

Amazon’s first music streaming service, Prime Music, went live barely an hour ago, and the company has wasted no time in extending (...)

2014-06-11
BeMyGuest makes buying holiday tours in Asia as easy as booking a hotel or renting a car

If you’ve ever booked an airticket and saw options to book hotels or rent a car on top of that — now you may get to see listings (...)

2014-06-11
Starbucks begins rollout of wireless phone charging spots, initially in San Francisco

Starbucks announced plans to install wireless charging spots in its cafes last year, and now the company is delivering on that promise (...)

2014-06-11
All Facebook mobile app ads will include Page links and social context from August 6

Facebook is increasing the focus on its mobile app ads after it revealed that ads served on mobile devices will include links to a (...)

2014-06-11
Amazon Prime Music quietly goes live, offering ad-free access to ‘over 1 million songs’

Amazon has quietly entered the digital music streaming space after its Prime Music service went live. The launch of the service follows (...)

2014-06-11
Google and Yahoo Finance now show the price of Bitcoin

Bitcoin may be a highly controversial virtual currency, but it seems like Google and Yahoo are taking steps to acknowledge it as (...)

2014-06-11
Alibaba’s first e-commerce service in the US, 11 Main, opens in beta

Alibaba is busy on two fronts this week. In addition to buying browser-maker UC Web in what it claims is China’s largest tech (...)

2014-06-10
Meet the Yahoo exec making Flickr fun again

Like it or not, any talk about Flickr — one of the world’s first photography social networks — often seems to generate heat. (...)

2014-06-10
Amazon reportedly launching streaming music service for Prime members this week

According to the New York Times, Amazon will be launching its own streaming music service this week. It’s odd timing considering (...)

2014-06-10
How to hire to best staff (and retain them)

Matt Cynamon is General Assembly’s Regional Director for the UK.  Recruiting staff isn’t an easy process for any company, no (...)

2014-06-10
BitTorrent announces its server-less chat app will allow sign up via email, phone number, or nothing at all

BitTorrent today released an internal alpha of its server-less chat app. The company says a private alpha launch is still “right (...)

2014-06-10
OnePlus One delayed over security issues, but pre-orders will begin shipping soon

OnePlus today admitted that shipments of its first smartphone, called the One, were delayed because of a security issue. Abhisek Devkota (...)

2014-06-10
How your e-commerce store can outpace Amazon

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

2014-06-10
BitTorrent launches server-less chat internal alpha, allows sign up via email, phone number, or nothing at all

BitTorrent today released an internal alpha of its server-less chat app. The company says its private alpha launch is still “right (...)

2014-06-10
Google’s new Insight reports for Google+ show visibility, engagement, and audience data

Google today launched a new Insights reports feature for all Google+ pages. In short, the company is finally starting to provide rich (...)

2014-06-10
Expedia will accept Bitcoin for your next hotel reservation

If you’re not keen on 50 Cent’s new record, you can spend some of your hard-earned Bitcoins on a holiday instead. Expedia is the (...)

2014-06-10

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