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Will.i.am is building a smart.phone.watch

Smartwatch makers have yet to find the sweet spot for replicating your phone’s functionality while also creating new uses. Musician (...)

2014-04-03
Google brings its ‘in-depth articles’ Search feature to the UK

If you live in the UK, you may have noticed a slight tweak in the way Google Search results are displayed. After launching in the (...)

2014-04-03
Front helps companies collaborate with shared email inboxes

Email may or may not have a long and prosperous future lying in wait, but for now it’s showing no real signs of weakening its grip (...)

2014-04-03
comScore: Apple takes 41.3% share as top US smartphone maker, Samsung hits 27%; Android outgains iOS

Apple’s dominance as the top smartphone OEM in the US seems to have peaked at just above 41 percent. Samsung is taking advantage (...)

2014-04-03
Phil Spencer admits Microsoft made ‘wrong decisions’ with Xbox One and pushes ‘gaming first’ strategy

As Microsoft refocuses its messaging for the Xbox One around video games, Phil Spencer, the new Head of Xbox, today admitted the (...)

2014-04-03
7 essential LinkedIn stats: When to post, what to post and how to improve

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. A quick glance at a chart of the Internet’s fastest-growing social networks reveals (...)

2014-04-03
This robot playing Threes is hypnotic and better than you

Here’s a little something for your Friday afternoon/evening: A Twitch stream of a robot playing the addicting mobile game Threes (...)

2014-04-03
This is Amazon Dash, a voice-enabled scanner for creating AmazonFresh shopping lists

Mere days after Amazon launched its Fire TV media streaming set-top box, the retailer is back with another device, this time to draw (...)

2014-04-03
Alternate Reality Game Will Turn You Into a Fitness Maniac

"Run an Empire" is like the board game Risk mashed up with Nike+."Alternate reality game" is the term du jour for what used to be (...)

2014-04-03
Our Ultimate Driverless Car Report Card

A recent poll found that about 9 out of 10 American adults are afraid of the technology that will take their hands off the wheel. (...)

2014-04-03
Watch Out, AT&T? Google Might Launch Its Own Wireless Network

A new report suggests Google wants to offer "a full-fledged wireless service" in cities where it offers Google Fiber.With its high-speed (...)

2014-04-03
Tech5: Meet the fastest growing tech companies in France

All too often, the technology industry is examined from its opposing ends. A spotlight is given to the latest batch of promising startups, (...)

2014-04-03
Pixelstick: Light painting evolved to span video and photos

Derick Rhodes is a footage content producer at Shutterstock. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has (...)

2014-04-03
Startups and the state: How Eastern European governments help (or don’t help) tech entrepreneurs

Having a healthy level of entrepreneurship in their country is a great thing for governments, not least because it can be a significant (...)

2014-04-03
11 Flavorful Celebrity Chefs on Twitter

It has never been a better time to be a foodie. From coast to coast, chefs and eaters alike are enjoying a restaurant world flooded (...)

2014-04-03
Facebook’s Pages Manager for iOS now lets you create and edit events on iPad, pin posts to the top

Facebook is making things easier for marketers by updating its Pages Manager app for iOS app with a few useful features. One of (...)

2014-04-03
You can now search with emoji for businesses on Yelp

If you find typing too much of a hassle, Yelp has the solution for you: emoji. The US-based business review site has just launched (...)

2014-04-03
Watch Flappy Bird being played on a mobile point-of-sale terminal

Flappy Bird may have gone the way of the dodo, for now at least, but that hasn’t stopped the brand from being kept alive in all (...)

2014-04-03
Tech news from the Middle East: What you need to know from the past month

Here’s our roundup of some of the most important or interesting regional entrepreneurial news from the Middle East in March. As (...)

2014-04-03
Trak.io takes its app analytics and CRM platform for startups out of beta

Trak.io, a platform for tracking user interaction with apps, is shaking off its beta tag today after more than a year of refinement. (...)

2014-04-03
From Google, A Giant Psychedelic Sculpture Visitors Control With Chrome

Google Creative Lab wunderkind Aaron Koblin partners with installation artist Janet Echelman on an interactive floating sculpture.Last (...)

2014-04-02
Despite Knowing Risks, People Are Banking and Filing Taxes Over Public Wi-Fi Networks

Hackers can watch your every move over unsecured networks.Accessing public Wi-Fi networks comes with its risks--hackers snoop on network (...)

2014-04-02
Facebook paid 330 security researchers $1.5M in 2013; adds Instagram, Parse, Atlas, Onavo to Bug Bounty program

Facebook today announced it paid out $1.5 million to 330 security researchers around the world in 2013 as part of its bug bounty program, (...)

2014-04-02
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich steps down after controversy over gay marriage views

Mozilla has announced that its CEO Brendan Eich has resigned in the wake of a controversy surrounding his prior support of an anti-gay (...)

2014-04-02
You are what you eat: How to improve your product and design taste

Herbert Lui is the Creative Director of marketing agency Wonder Shuttle. He is the author of a guide to building credibility online. This (...)

2014-04-02
Twitch brings private group chat rooms to its video game-streaming platform

Streaming platform Twitch is introducing a new group chat feature today, letting viewers engage in private bouts of verbal camaraderie (...)

2014-04-02
500px’ commercial ‘Prime’ photo marketplace rolls out of beta

One month after 500px launched its all-new Prime photo-licensing marketplace, the service officially rolls out of its invite-only (...)

2014-04-02
Gracenote brings Deezer’s arsenal of music into the metadata mix

Media metadata company Gracenote has announced that it’s adding Deezer song IDs to its database, so third-party developers can build (...)

2014-04-02
Apple has reportedly acquired speech recognition company Novauris Technologies

Apple is looking to improve its Siri voice-recognition assistant through the acquisition of Novauris Technologies, according to TechCrunch. (...)

2014-04-02
Turkey unblocks Twitter following constitutional court ruling

Turkey has reinstated access to Twitter following an order from a constitutional court ruling that the ban breached freedom of expression, (...)

2014-04-02
Mightybell now lets anyone create a custom community on its social platform

Mightybell has officially launched its platform for creating micro social networks, allowing anyone to sign up and begin connecting (...)

2014-04-02
ChoreMonster 2.0 lands for Web and iOS, bringing Amazon integration and new interactive monsters

ChoreMonster, the platform that wants to encourage your kids to do their household tasks by rewarding them for achieving goals, has (...)

2014-04-02
Gig Sq. for iPhone helps Londoners find the best live music in their locale

For those seeking the thrills of live entertainment in their locale, there are many online services at their disposal. Songkick, for (...)

2014-04-02
Latin America tech update: All the tech news you shouldn’t miss from the past month

With Carnival now behind us, March was an eventful month for Latin America’s tech scene, which saw some long-expected deals fall (...)

2014-04-02
Why you need a brand ambassador program (and 4 companies that are doing it right)

Nathan Parcells is co-founder and CMO of InternMatch, an online platform connecting the best intern candidates and employers. Connect (...)

2014-04-02
How To Build An Autism-Friendly Workplace

An author and mom of an autistic son shares her advice to companies affected by autism--and how these individuals are just as valuable (...)

2014-04-02
Apple’s annual WWDC conference will start on June 2 in San Francisco

Apple has announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will start on June 2, and as usual will be held at San (...)

2014-04-02
Reddit invests in Imgur as the viral photo sharing site moves on from bootstrapping

Since its creation, photo sharing site Imgur has had strong ties with Reddit. Those ties are official now that Reddit has joined Imgur’s (...)

2014-04-02
Brainient updates its BrainRolls interactive video platform with new features as it eyes expansion

Multi-platform advertising company Brainient has today released an update and rebrand of its BrainRolls interactive video platform, (...)

2014-04-02
Google Keep updated with the ability to quickly search text in photos and a new look

Google is rolling out an update to its Evernote rival Keep that introduces the ability to search for text in photos uploaded to the (...)

2014-04-02
US government reportedly tried to hire Jack Dorsey to run a subversive ‘Cuban Twitter’ project

It seems like the US may have tapped into the subversive power of social media as it sought to stir dissent against Cuba’s communist (...)

2014-04-02
Sony will film three full matches from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in super hi-res 4K

While we already knew that the 2014 football World Cup final was to be produced and broadcast in 4K, both Sony and FIFA have today (...)

2014-04-02
Evernote updates Penultimate for iPad with a redesigned pen menu, easy stylus pairing, and more

Evernote today updated its Penultimate handwriting iPad app with easier pen selection and stylus pairing, natural gestures for turning (...)

2014-04-01
Microsoft Build 2014: Everything announced on day 1 in one handy list

At its Build 2014 conference in San Francisco today, Microsoft made a slew of software and hardware announcements. Here’s a quick (...)

2014-04-01
Y Combinator-backed SimplyInsured takes its online healthcare solution nationwide

Y Combinator startup SimplyInsured has announced an expansion outside of California to begin offering healthcare options for small (...)

2014-04-01
How To Draw Critical Design Insights From A Single Photograph: Lessons From Frog

Jon Freach, design research director at frog, explains why snapping pictures can make all the difference for you and your client.Henri (...)

2014-04-01
Boxes be gone, Twitter.com now supports emoji characters

Sometimes it’s the small things in life that make a difference. Along those lines, Twitter has begun showing emoji characters — (...)

2014-04-01
Render offers an early look at the new reversible USB Type-C cable

Although micro USB is growing in popularity, it will soon be succeeded with a new cable architecture called USB Type-C. It’s smaller (...)

2014-04-01

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