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3 brands that are driving the future of social-mobile shopping

Franklin Morris is a Senior Writer for Rackspace Digital, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists. Think about the last time (...)

2014-05-23
Selling through customer service: How to turn customers into brand evangelists

John-Paul Narowski is the founder of karmaCRM, a simple Web-based CRM software focused on small businesses. The days of high-pressured (...)

2014-05-23
Harvard doctor who consulted for Google Glass clarifies that he’s seen no evidence of health risks

Responding to a recent Betabeat article about headaches that some users are experiencing when wearing the Google Glass headset, Harvard (...)

2014-05-22
Skill cloud: Why companies should kill the job title

Leif Abraham is a Partner at Prehype, a venture development firm in New York City. His latest e-book “Madison Valley” focuses (...)

2014-05-22
Your Next Manicure Will Be A Picasso

A wave of bespoke nail salons and high-talent nail designers is turning the humble manicure into high art.For two years, Susi Kenna (...)

2014-05-22
Twitter Might Be Experimenting With A Way To Attach Videos To Your Tweets With A Hashtag

The service is appears to be exploring a feature that allows you to attach videos to a tweet with a hashtag.Twitter is always exploring (...)

2014-05-22
Why Nascar Is Putting RFID Sensors On Every Person In The Pit

A company called Zebra will allow teams to track every turn of the wrench, maximizing speed in the pit and preventing penalties.To (...)

2014-05-22
FreedomPop approaches 250,000 subscribers for its free mobile service

Budget carrier FreedomPop is on track to hit 250,000 total subscribers later this month after adding 100,000 customers this year alone. (...)

2014-05-22
Amazon releases its first original TV show for children on Prime Instant Video

Amazon has already developed and released a smattering of original TV shows including Betas and Alpha House, but today it’s launching (...)

2014-05-22
Learn to build apps with 88% off the complete iOS 7 development course

We know many readers are interested in learning to code. So, we partnered with StackSocial to offer TNW readers a special deal on (...)

2014-05-22
LG’s latest teaser videos offer a sneaky peek at its upcoming G3 Android smartphone

LG will be launching its new G3 Android flagship next week, but following multiple leaks, it appears to have practically given up (...)

2014-05-22
Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 with Bing to help partners sell lower-cost devices, will debut at Computex

Microsoft today confirmed the rumors of a new edition of its latest operating system by unveiling Windows 8.1 with Bing. The company (...)

2014-05-22
Google Now for Android lets you set new reminders with just your voice

If you’re using Google Now with an Android device, it’s now possible to create and confirm a new reminder with your vocal chords (...)

2014-05-22
5 Robots from Solid that’ll make our lives easier and definitely won’t kill us all

The Solid conference in San Francisco is a two-day hardware event showcasing what’s new and exciting in the world of tangible items. (...)

2014-05-22
Connect6′s Chrome extension gives a simple overview of people you stumble across online

Connect6°, a platform for discovering and contacting people, has launched a Chrome extension which allows you to look-up a person’s (...)

2014-05-22
YouTube is building a mobile app for creators, a feature to let fans donate funds, and crowdsourced subtitles

YouTube today announced a new initiative called Creator Preview, a video series in which the Google-owned company shares what features (...)

2014-05-22
How to tell if you’ve been blindsided by data

David Hassell is the CEO of 15Five. This post originally appeared on the 15five blog. We work in an age where detailed information (...)

2014-05-22
Google Tops This List Of Companies That Offer The Best Pay And Perks

Predictably, Google topped the list, but a non-tech company--Costco--came in a close second.In news that will surprise nobody, Google (...)

2014-05-22
Mobile video is hot in China: Youku Tudou reveals it has reached 400m daily mobile video views

Youku Tudou, which is often viewed as a Chinese version of YouTube, has revealed that its mobile daily video views have surpassed (...)

2014-05-22
Google Play Movies premieres in Belgium, Switzerland, Uganda and the Philippines

Google Play Movies has arrived in Belgium, Switzerland, Uganda and the Philippines. The service is now available in 69 markets, giving (...)

2014-05-22
Thailand’s army threatens to block social media in response to criticism of military coup

Thailand’s army has warned users of social media in the country that it will shut down websites and services if they are used (...)

2014-05-21
Chrome 36 beta arrives with revamped app launcher for Linux, new APIs for apps and extensions

Two days after releasing the stable version of Chrome 35, Google has announced the release of Chrome 36 beta for Windows, Mac, (...)

2014-05-21
The guide to choosing a content calendar: Tools, templates, tips and more

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. Do you know what you’re posting, sharing, and blogging this Thursday? How about (...)

2014-05-21
QuickCoin makes sharing Bitcoin as easy as sending a Facebook message

Bitcoin and crypto currencies in general are difficult to explain. Bitcoin wallet app QuickCoin doesn’t get into the weeds about (...)

2014-05-21
The metric of more: Why you shouldn’t always focus on growth

Paul Jarvis is a Web designer and bestselling author. His upcoming book, The Good Creative, explores 18 traits of the world’s most (...)

2014-05-21
Djay 2 for iOS update adds access to Spotify’s 20 million tracks to your next dance party

Algoriddim announced that its mobile DJing app, Djay 2 can now access Spotify’s 20 million tracks. Plus, it’s Auto Mix feature (...)

2014-05-21
3 misconceptions entrepreneurs still have about crowdfunding

Thijs Suijten and Menno Luiten are the co-founder and developer for Famatic. Every startup needs money. How to get that initial investment (...)

2014-05-21
Metaio is combining infrared and augmented reality technology to turn any surface into a touchscreen

Augmented reality company Metaio has announced today that it is working on a system called ‘Thermal Touch’ which allows people (...)

2014-05-21
Pixelmator upgrade touts new repair tool and lock layers features

Pixelmator, long considered the best and most feature-rich alternative to subscription-based Adobe Photoshop, has released version (...)

2014-05-21
Codecademy translates its ‘learn to code’ site into three new languages and readies London office

Codecademy is starting to think global. The New York-based startup has translated its popular learn-to-code platform into three new (...)

2014-05-21
Djay for iOS app adds Spotify’s massive music library to help wannabe DJs get creative

If you’re lacking some professional turntables but fancy yourself to be the next Grand Master Flash, DJ Shadow or Mix Master Mike, (...)

2014-05-21
Pollen launches beta ‘velocity capital’ platform that pays developers after 7 days rather than 60

If you’re an app developer, you’ll be aware that not only do major app stores take a sizeable chunk of your revenues, the platforms (...)

2014-05-21
BBC Sport app brings live action, highlights and news to Roku streaming devices in the UK

Do you live in the UK, love sports and own a Roku streaming device? If your answer to all of the above is yes, we have some good news (...)

2014-05-21
Bitcoin shows signs of stability as it reaches $500

The value of Bitcoin has passed the symbolic $500 mark for the first time in a month, suggesting that the cryptocurrency is stabilizing (...)

2014-05-21
Chat app Line brings flash sales to Taiwan, the second country to get the service

We noted before that the future of mobile messaging apps included e-commerce, among other things, and Japanese chat app Line is taking (...)

2014-05-21
Stickers-as-a-service startup PicoCandy helps apps make money and boost user engagement

“We’re a startup that creates stickers for mobile messaging apps.” Some people might take that line and use it to fulfill (...)

2014-05-21
Seaside Photos Reveal A Tranquil Side Of Ukraine

Countering our collective image of Ukraine as a place of violence and tragedy, a photojournalist taps into a more peaceful aspect (...)

2014-05-20
Google Fiber says it won’t make money off peering and colocation agreements from Netflix and others

Google on Wednesday offered a behind-the-scenes look at its peering and colocation policies for Google Fiber. In the post, the company (...)

2014-05-20
Corel launches AfterShot Pro 2, an update to its multi-platform photo management app

Corel has released AfterShot Pro 2, an upgrade to its photo management and Raw conversion package, featuring 64-bit processing for (...)

2014-05-20
How A Small Nashville Agency Used Creativity To Get Worldwide Recognition

Carefully cultivated relationships and an LED sign have launched digital marketing agency ParamoreThe story of how Hannah Paramore (...)

2014-05-20
Facebook Plays Matchmaker, Changes History

Facebook began rolling out one of its most monumental upgrades two days ago, as revolutionary in its own way as the Like button. (...)

2014-05-20
SmartThings officially launches its connected home platform with a new certification program

SmartThings, the maker of a connected home hub device, today made several major announcements as it moves from product to platform. (...)

2014-05-20
Nokia Lumia 630 review: Meet the low-cost flag-bearer for Windows Phone 8.1

Diminishing returns. With each passing year, we’re seeing smaller leaps in high-end smartphone performance. While faster chipsets (...)

2014-05-20
Google Apps Mobile Management for Android gets inactive account wipe, compromised device detection, and more

Google today updated its Google Apps Mobile Management for Android service with four new features to help organizations with handling (...)

2014-05-20
Vimeo introduces copyright matching system for content uploaded to its platform

Video hosting platform Vimeo has introduced copyright matching technology to ensure it remains “a home for original work — not (...)

2014-05-20
Facebook adds TV and music identification to its mobile apps to speed up status updates

Facebook has announced a new feature coming to its mobile apps which identify TV shows and music playing in the background so that (...)

2014-05-20
Beyond analytics: Understanding humans while scaling your business

Jonatan Littke is the CEO and co-founder of Lookback. When WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook, there were eight million WhatsApp (...)

2014-05-20
Sony is rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat to the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z

Sony is bringing Android version 4.4 KitKat to a number of its devices, including the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet (...)

2014-05-20

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