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Instapaper freshens up with a new logo, website redesign and text highlighting feature

Instapaper today revamped its save-it-for-later bookmarking service with a brand new logo, website design and text highlighting feature. (...)

2014-05-07
You can now add video chat to any Web page with the Rounds Live Chrome extension

Israeli video chat startup Rounds has announced today that its Chrome extension that allows you to add video chat to any Web page (...)

2014-05-07
The guide to brainstorming the perfect name for your company

Mikael Cho is the co-founder of Crew, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. (...)

2014-05-07
Firefox OS 1.3 arrives with dual SIM support, continuous autofocus, flash, smart app collections, and more

Mozilla today released Firefox OS version 1.3 to its partners for implementing in their smartphones. There are many new features for (...)

2014-05-07
Yahoo’s new sports app is now available in the UK for iPhone, iPad and Android

Alongside announcements about its News Digest today, Yahoo has also launched its Sports in the UK app for Android and iOS devices. (...)

2014-05-07
Social bookmarking service Delicious sold by YouTube founders

The social bookmarking service Delicious has been acquired by Science-Inc from Avos Systems, a company run by YouTube’s founders (...)

2014-05-07
India’s Flipkart is launching an Amazon Prime-like subscription service called Flipkart First

Flipkart, India’s top e-commerce company, is taking a leaf out of the Amazon playbook after it announced Flipkart First, a paid-for (...)

2014-05-07
Live in the UK? Adpoints now lets you earn Nectar points by watching ads on your phone

Adpoints, the UK-focused Web platform that encourages you to watch video advertisements in exchange for Nectar points, has launched (...)

2014-05-07
Samsung replaces its head of mobile design following criticism of the Galaxy S5

Samsung has replaced its head of mobile design, the man who developed its flagship Galaxy S smartphone series, amid criticism of its (...)

2014-05-07
Chat app Line’s increasing revenues show Twitter how it could develop DMs

Mobile messaging service Line is continuing to grow its revenues at an impressive rate, after the company revealed that revenue generated (...)

2014-05-07
Adobe launches Voice for iPad to make storytellers of us all

Adobe has launched Voice, a free multimedia iPad app that puts the creation of narrative, animated videos directly into consumers’ (...)

2014-05-07
Nintendo plans to launch Mario Kart companion apps for mobile and Web this year

Nintendo previously intimated that would release a smartphone ‘companion’ app for its console games in the future. Today, a day (...)

2014-05-06
500 London police officers will be equipped with Taser wearable cameras from today

A pilot to equip up to 500 London Metropolitan Police officers with Taser‘s Axon Body wearable cameras has started in 10 boroughs (...)

2014-05-06
Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and others band together to defend net neutrality

Several of America’s largest tech companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo have submitted a (...)

2014-05-06
Seene previews impressive 360-degree scanning feature for its 3D photo app

Obvious Engineering, the computer vision startup behind the 3D photo app Seene, is showing off an upcoming feature to the service (...)

2014-05-06
7 ways to help improve the modern workplace collaboration

Curtis Peterson is VP of Operations at RingCentral, a cloud-based business communications system. The Internet of Things has garnered (...)

2014-05-06
Google Is Shaping The Future Of Apps Like Lego Bricks

By integrating Uber into Maps, Google has figured out how to snap different apps together to be greater than the sum of their parts.The (...)

2014-05-06
Andy Baio crowdfunds $30,000 in 90 minutes to relaunch community event site Upcoming

Serial co-founder Andy Baio re-introduced Upcoming, the collaborative events site. Purchased by Yahoo in 2005 and shutdown last year, (...)

2014-05-06
Twitter introduces language targeting for promoted tweets and accounts across 20 languages

Twitter today launched language targeting for promoted tweets and promoted accounts. As a result, advertisers can now target both (...)

2014-05-06
5 things to look for in the right e-commerce platform for your business

Mark Randall is the Chief Customer Officer at Bulletproof. A recent NAB report shows Australia’s online retail spending increased (...)

2014-05-06
Ping.it brings context via related stories to its customizable RSS feeds

In May last year, we brought you news on Ping.it, a Web-based RSS reader that lets you create tailored feeds by keywords and popularity. (...)

2014-05-06
How GoPro and Tesla hacked digital marketing

Dominic Smith is a senior writer and content strategist for Rackspace Digital, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists. Digital (...)

2014-05-06
Pandora is trialling new ‘Promoted Stations’ with 10% of its 76m monthly active users

Pandora is testing a new native ad unit called ‘Promoted Stations‘ with 10 percent of the people who tune in to its Internet radio (...)

2014-05-06
Google acquires restaurant site builder Appetas, shuts it down so staff can work on ‘new endeavors’

Google has acquired Appetas, a service that helps restaurants to build slick-looking websites that integrate with GrubHub, OpenTable, (...)

2014-05-06
Amazon adds interstitial format to Mobile Ads API, expands support to the UK today, Germany in ‘coming months’

Amazon today announced its Mobile Ads API has gained a new way for Android developers to monetize their apps and games: full-screen (...)

2014-05-06
Andy Baio wants to crowdfund $30,000 to relaunch community event site Upcoming

Serial co-founder Andy Baio re-introduced Upcoming, the collaborative events site. Purchased by Yahoo in 2005 and shutdown last year, (...)

2014-05-06
Shazam will soon let users in the UK, Germany, Mexico and Brazil listen to tagged tracks on Deezer

After teaming up with Spotify and Rdio, Shazam is strengthening its music discovery service through a new integration with Deezer. (...)

2014-05-06
SoundCloud will shut down its old ‘Classic’ interface next week, 18 months after it was replaced

Sometimes you’ve just got to let go of the past. SoundCloud is finally shutting down access to its old-style interface next week, (...)

2014-05-06
Here are the BBC’s plans for the first ‘24/7 World Cup’

The BBC has been upping the game for digital sports coverage in recent times, with the Olympic Games and its Winter counterpart showing (...)

2014-05-06
This is why Alibaba is not interested in expanding its business to the US right now

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s long-awaited IPO is finally in progress after it submitted its prospectus on Tuesday, although (...)

2014-05-06
Nokia’s 5-inch ‘XL’ Android smartphone launches in Asia and the Middle East for $265

Nokia (/Microsoft) has launched the second device in its Android line after the Nokia XL, a larger version of its original Nokia X (...)

2014-05-06
Chat app Tango plans push into China, positioning itself as a window into the West

It was quite a surprise when Tango, a free messaging and calling app for iOS and Android, scored a $280 million funding round led (...)

2014-05-05
Cells, pods, and squads: The future of organizations is small

This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog. Think small and you will achieve big things. That’s the Yoda-esque, counterintuitive (...)

2014-05-05
Alibaba files for its IPO with 618 million users and $5.55 billion in annual revenue

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has filed for its US IPO. The company reported a massive 618 million users and $5.55 billion in revenue (...)

2014-05-05
Creative conservation: the disappearing song that could save a species

Doug Levy is a staff copywriter and editor for the Shutterstock blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog (...)

2014-05-05
Hands-on: Acer’s speedy Core i3 C720 Chromebook

At the Intel Chrombook event today, Acer introduced its first Core i3 Chromebook. Built for performance, the latest addition to the (...)

2014-05-05
onOne offers its handy $100 Perfect Effects 8 Premium photo software for free for a limited time

It’s not every day that a high-quality photo editing app that normally costs $100, becomes available completely free of charge. (...)

2014-05-05
10 Facebook Ads You Should be Running Right Now

Last week I asked a few selected members of my recently launched course ‘Likeable to Profitable‘ what is the hardest part (...)

2014-05-05
Now You Can Hail An Uber Car From The Google Maps App

Google picks its horse in the race for ride-share domination.Google unrolled a major update to its Maps app for iOS and Android Tuesday, (...)

2014-05-05
Facebook Still Reigns Supreme Among Young Adults

Although Facebook may be losing steam with teenagers, as recent studies have claimed, young adults are still as active as ever on (...)

2014-05-05
Moves App Backtracks, Shares User Data With Facebook

UPDATE, May 6, 4:07 p.m. ET — A Facebook spokesperson reached out to Mashable to clarify how the data sharing will work. "Commingling, (...)

2014-05-05
App.net’s subscription renewal rate: Enough to be profitable and self-sustaining, too low to pay employees

App.net today revealed the results from its first major round of subscription renewals a few weeks ago, which coincide with a year (...)

2014-05-05
Intel and partners introduce “socially conscious” Bay Trail Chromebooks with 11+ hour battery life

Chromebooks seem to be getting a foothold where the netbook failed. At the Chromebook event today, Intel introduced a bevy of notebooks (...)

2014-05-05
Coinbase acquires YC-backed collaborative bookmarking startup Kippt ‘to make Bitcoin easy to use’

Bitcoin exchange Coinbase announced today that it has acquired the team behind social bookmarking service Kippt and Inc, its business (...)

2014-05-05
Time.is takes its uber-accurate atomic clock app to iPad

Time.is has launched an iPad version of its uber-accurate, online time-keeping ervice. For the uninitiated, Time.is displays the time (...)

2014-05-05
$8m to be pumped into Mexico’s startup ecosystem as NXTP Labs and naranya*LABS team up

Argentina-born seed fund and accelerator NXTP Labs has joined forces with Mexico-based seed fund and mobile-focused corporate accelerator (...)

2014-05-05
PlayStation Vita Slim on sale in the US from today via $200 Borderlands 2 special edition bundle

The slimline PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) that’s already been on sale in Japan and the UK is today going on sale in the US as part (...)

2014-05-05
OneDrive gets bigger thumbnails, custom covers, video posting to Facebook, better sharing on Android, and more

Microsoft today updated its OneDrive service with four new features for its Web app as well as significant improvements to its Android (...)

2014-05-05

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