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Rakuten’s Wuaki.tv partners with Microsoft to bring its movie and TV-streaming service to Windows 8.1

Wuaki.tv, the fledgling movie and TV streaming platform owned by Japanese internet powerhouse Rakuten, has partnered with Microsoft (...)

2014-06-04
The BBC reveals 4K broadcast trials for the FIFA World Cup

While we already knew that the 2014 football World Cup was to be produced and broadcast in 4K, thanks to a tie-up between Sony and (...)

2014-06-04
If you’re a UK Three subscriber, you can soon roam for free in France, Israel and 3 more countries

Good news for Three subscribers: You’ll soon be able to use your domestic monthly bundle, including texts, calls and data, in five (...)

2014-06-04
You can now explore all 12 FIFA World Cup stadiums in Brazil via Google Street View

The football (soccer) World Cup starts this month in Brazil, and Google is stepping up to the plate after adding the tournament’s (...)

2014-06-04
Pepper is an emotionally-aware robot available in Japan next year for under $2,000

SoftBank is known for having many business interests — from an early investment in Alibaba, to the Sprint deal in the US — but (...)

2014-06-04
Alibaba’s recent deals are paving the way for its Chinese marketplace to go global

All eyes in the tech industry are on Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba after it finally kickstarted its long-awaited IPO by submitting (...)

2014-06-04
Google’s search results now warn you when a webpage is not optimized for mobile

Google has released a fix for faulty redirects on its mobile search — which happens when a website displayed in the search results (...)

2014-06-04
Smartphone sales up 43% in a year in Southeast Asia, with 18m units worth $4.2b sold in Q1 2014

Southeast Asia is an up-and-coming region for smartphones, with sales continuing to intensify and breaking the halfway mark in the (...)

2014-06-03
Alibaba gets into soccer after paying $192 million for a 50% stake in China’s top team

Alibaba isn’t afraid to invest its money in new projects — its most recent deal saw it shell out nearly $250 million for a stake (...)

2014-06-03
New Google Glass feature shows your notifications when you glance up at the screen

Tired of tapping or nodding to see a notification in Google Glass? Google thinks you are. Today the company announced that an experimental (...)

2014-06-03
2 weeks with the Casper mattress: Bedtime never felt so good

Plenty of startups are tackling the sleep problem. Wearables like Lark and Jawbone’s UP track how well you sleep, while apps aim (...)

2014-06-03
Android KitKat hits 13.6% adoption, Jelly Bean falls below 60% and Gingerbread slips under 15%

Google today updated its Platform Versions page for Android, revealing that KitKat has entered double-digits for the first time, hitting (...)

2014-06-03
In addition to Soundcloud, Twitter also reportedly considered acquiring Pandora and Spotify

Last month, a Recode rumor suggested Twitter was looking to buy Soundcloud, only to have a WSJ rumor say that “the numbers didn’t (...)

2014-06-03
Stunning 1960s IBM poster art is available free from designer’s site

Whatever your feelings are about Big Blue – does anyone have feelings about IBM these days? — if you love design, you will flip (...)

2014-06-03
Amazon to launch a new device on June 18, possibly a 3D smartphone

Amazon announced today a launch event in Seattle on June 18 where it will unveil a new device, presumably a smartphone with 3D capabilities. (...)

2014-06-03
Worried your employees are on social media all day? Turn it into a job perk

Shawndra Russell is a writer and social media educator for businesses, professionals and college students with the intent of stopping (...)

2014-06-03
Google Drive down for you? You’re not the only one.

If you’re having trouble accessing all your documents on Google Drive just now, well, you’re not the only one. According to Is (...)

2014-06-03
DreamIt Ventures’ Slidebean hopes to be Instagram for presentations

Slidebean‘s Web-based presentation app is now available to all, the company announced today. As its name suggests, its product is (...)

2014-06-03
LinkedIn revamps Premium Accounts to help paid profiles stand out from the crowd, adds $9.99/month subscription

LinkedIn today revamped its Premium Accounts with new features aimed at help paying members stand out from those using the free service. (...)

2014-06-03
Adobe: US online TV consumption up 246% in Q1 2014, iOS apps surpass browsers as the most popular access point

Everyone knows online TV consumption is on the rise, as this is by no means a surprising trend. Yet it turns out the latest increases (...)

2014-06-03
The New York Times launches NYT Opinion digital subscription and iPhone app for $6 per month

The New York Times today announced NYT Opinion, a new digital subscription that offers readers a cheaper bundle of articles focused (...)

2014-06-03
PlayCanvas takes its WebGL video game engine open source

Video game creators will be pleased to hear that the WebGL PlayCanvas Engine has been open-sourced. Mozilla announced the move today (...)

2014-06-03
Temple Run sprints past a colossal 1 billion downloads

Temple Run and its sequel have topped an eye-watering 1 billion downloads across all platforms, The Verge reports. The achievement (...)

2014-06-03
Shocking Confessions From Your Waiter

Waiters say the darndest things. Well, at least on Whisper Now, Elliott Morgan has some shocking confessions from waiters, and (...)

2014-06-03
This Smart Backpack Has Its Own Wi-Fi Network And Storage

Once funded, the Colfax promises to keep your gadgets charged and your files accessible from anywhere.The problem Co.alition is addressing (...)

2014-06-02
Nintendo ports its first ever DS game to the Wii U Virtual Console, but only in Japan

Nintendo has kept to its word and started releasing DS games for the Wii U Virtual Console. Brain Age, or Brain Training as it was (...)

2014-06-03
‘Nostalgia’ and ’2 to the power of 6′ are among 64 phrases blocked on Weibo in China today

June 4 is the anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square protests and the most controversial date of the year in the country. The Chinese (...)

2014-06-03
Here’s what Instagram’s new editing tools can do for you

The operative concept of Instagram is instant. Just shoot, filter and share. Now, Instagram has added features that make the sharing (...)

2014-06-03
Hootsuite now suggests content worth sharing, as it rebrands and rolls out a new logo too

Social media management dashboard HootSuite is introducing a handful of new features today, alongside a design refresh that ushers (...)

2014-06-03
Xbox One June update adds external storage, real names, drops Gold requirement for apps, and more

Microsoft has announced that the June for Xbox One and Xbox 360 users will start rolling out globally this week. This will bring features (...)

2014-06-03
How To Redesign Bookstores For The Amazon Era

Four design firms rethink where we sell books.In this day and age, brick-and-mortar bookstores are few and far between. Though independent (...)

2014-06-02
Motorola announces Android 4.4.3 update for Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E will start rolling out this week

Motorola today announced it is rolling out Android 4.4.3, which was just released by Google, to the Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E this (...)

2014-06-02
Communicate with confidence: How to be more assertive

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. I used to hate answering questions in class. I mean what if I got it wrong or what (...)

2014-06-02
Google launches Chrome extension End-to-End for sending and receiving encrypted emails in the browser

Google today launched a new Chrome extension called End-to-End for sending and receiving emails securely. As its name implies, the (...)

2014-06-02
Google begins detailing email encryption rates in its Transparency Report

Google revealed today that it has added a new Safer Email section to its Transparency Report in order to document the percentage of (...)

2014-06-02
Google to drop Internet Explorer 9 support in AdWords on June 30, 2014

Google today announced it will be dropping support for Internet Explorer 9 in AdWords at the end of the month. On June 30, 2014, IE (...)

2014-06-02
Instagram introduces new creative editing tools to help you fine-tune your photos

With version 6.0 rolling out today, uber-popular photo- and video-sharing service Instagram is introducing a slew of new creative (...)

2014-06-02
6 Tactics for More Email Subscribers and Safer Money

It’s not about Facebook and Twitter. Seems like a shocking thing to say on a blog about social media, right? Well, it’s (...)

2014-06-02
7 rebranding mistakes you should avoid

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

2014-06-02
Motorola’s Moto Stream is a Bluetooth accessory that adds wireless music control to any speaker

Motorola today unveiled some new hardware, but it’s not a smartphone or smartwatch. Called the Moto Stream, it’s a low-cost peripheral (...)

2014-06-02
Ready for business: Todoist takes its productivity and task-management tools to the enterprise

Task-management startup Todoist has launched a new business B2B product called… wait for it… Todoist for Business. The perennially (...)

2014-06-02
Facebook acquires Finnish mobile data startup Pryte to help bring affordable internet access to all

Facebook has acquired a Finnish startup called Pryte, a yet-to-launch company that enables single-click mobile data purchases on a (...)

2014-06-02
Airbnb eyes China growth with a deal that reaches out to Chinese tourists

There are already listings on Airbnb for properties in Chinese cities, but the site doesn’t have an official presence in China. (...)

2014-06-02
Internetopia: New crowdsourced drawing spotlights a teeming universe of human psychodrama

Internetopia, a massive, crowdsourced Web drawing by artist Benjamin Redford, started out as an experiment to envision what physical streets (...)

2014-06-02
Walk Inside A Giant Wooden Maze

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira turns the ubiquitous wood of the favelas into strikingly powerful, large-scale conceptual art.The (...)

2014-06-01
Google Offers pulled from App Store and Google Play, as Zavers coupon service winds down

Google has removed its Google Offers app from the App Store and Google Play as it begins to wind down its Zavers digital coupon service. (...)

2014-06-02
Europe’s awash with cleaning startups as Rocket Internet’s Helpling expands to four new countries

There’s flurry of activity in the ‘book a professional cleaner’ startup space in Europe right now. Case in point: Rocket Internet’s (...)

2014-06-02
Check out Valve’s latest VR headset prototype

Although a number of Valve employees have jumped ship to Oculus VR, it seems the beloved video game developer and Steam overlord hasn’t (...)

2014-06-02

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