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Dropbox acquires reading platform Readmill, will close it on 1 July

Readmill has been acquired by Dropbox and is now in the process of closing its reading platform. In a blog post, the Berlin-based (...)

2014-03-28
Creative expression: Here are the winners of the Guardian’s Witness awards

These days, you don’t just read the news: you make it, contribute to it, and share it. That’s the idea behind GuardianWitness, (...)

2014-03-28
15 quirky gadgets and accessories to buy today

It’s time for us to take another look at a bunch of quirky, imaginative and downright useful gadgets you can buy today. Which one (...)

2014-03-28
6 Changes That Will Make You More Imaginative

With some intentional shifts in how you go about your creative process, you can finally become as innovative as you want to be.Originality (...)

2014-03-28
14 Examples of Websites That Use Web Tableaus

Examples of websites that use Web tableaus, photographic scenes featuring work environments.The post 14 Examples of Websites That (...)

2014-03-28
When Conflicting Goals Forced Polyvore To Change Despite Success

A combination of content, commerce, and community drove Polyvore to return its focus to core values.Field of Dreams taught us, "If (...)

2014-03-28
5 Free Apps For Catching Podcasts

Testing, one, two. . .five alternatives to bland built-in podcast apps.Whether you need your news as no-nonsense as black coffee or (...)

2014-03-28
Blinkist now lets you get the gist of books in 15 minutes directly from your iPad

We brought you news on Blinkist back in January, a subscription service that helps you get to grips with books in fifteen minutes. (...)

2014-03-28
Tech5: Meet the UK’s fastest growing tech companies

Ladies and gentlemen, the results are in. Well, sort of. Here at The Next Web, we meet and write about a lot of young and promising (...)

2014-03-28
Four newspapers team up to launch Southeast Asia’s first combined digital subscription

The (old) media industry in Southeast Asia is not as dynamic and digitally savvy as its peers in the US and Europe, so it’s interesting (...)

2014-03-28
Google Naps: a parody of Google Maps that helps you find the best places for a snooze

Google Maps helps you find your way, but Google Naps — a parody based on the popular mapping service — is helping you discover (...)

2014-03-28
Lenovo recalls Thinkpad battery packs in US, Canada and China, which pose a fire hazard

Lenovo has started a recall of its ThinkPad notebook computer battery packs as they pose a fire hazard caused by overheating, the (...)

2014-03-27
Microsoft OneNote for iPad redesigned for iOS 7 to match new Office mobile apps

Microsoft finally launched office for the iPad today and made Office for iOS and Android free, but it isn’t done there after revamping (...)

2014-03-27
Microsoft teases Kinect’s refreshed look for Windows v2

In November last year, Microsoft started delivering Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview kits to developers — building up expectations (...)

2014-03-28
Bitcoin gets a boost as payments firm Stripe announces support for the cryptocurrency

There’s good news for the Bitcoin community and retailers with an interest in the virtual currency, after payments firm Stripe announced that (...)

2014-03-27
Why Education Startup ClassDojo Is Entering The Messaging App Wars

What can the WhatsApp acquisition teach education startups searching for a route to disruption?Messaging has proven to be an enormously (...)

2014-03-27
It’s official! Klout has been acquired by Lithium Technologies

As Recode foretold back in February, Klout is being acquired by the social marketing company Lithium Technologies. The terms of the (...)

2014-03-27
Microsoft announces Enterprise Mobility Suite for mobile device and cloud management

At an event in San Francisco today, Microsoft announced Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), a new service that brings together its existing (...)

2014-03-27
Music For A Rainy Day: Songza Will Now Recommend Music Based On The Weather

The music streaming service partners with the Weather Channel to better understand how temperature and precipitation affect our routines.Songza (...)

2014-03-27
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter launch WebScaleSQL, a custom version of MySQL for massive databases

Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter today announced WebScaleSQL, a collaborative project bringing the engineers from these companies (...)

2014-03-27
India slaps Google with $166,000 fine for not cooperating in antitrust investigation

Google has been facing an antitrust investigation in India since late 2011, but apparently it didn’t comply with directions to hand (...)

2014-03-27
Coming In 2016: The Bionic Olympics

The "Cybathlon" will let those assisted by exoskeletons, powered wheelchairs, and other technologies compete against one another. (...)

2014-03-27
ClassDojo’s mobile app now lets parents and teachers message each other to keep kids in line

ClassDojo, the behavior management platform for teachers, is rolling out a new messaging feature designed to give parents and teachers (...)

2014-03-27
Will A Robot Take Your Job? Look At This Graphic To Find Out

Look quick, before a drone comes to deliver the pink slip.In their book Race Against the Machine, economists Andrew McAfee and Erik (...)

2014-03-26
Turn Your TV Into An Interactive Scrapbook With Chrome Photowall

Google pushes developers to do cool stuff with its streaming-video TV gadget by doing cool stuff itself.Google has released a new (...)

2014-03-26
Korea’s mobile carriers begin selling Samsung’s Galaxy S5 two weeks early and without permission

Korea’s biggest mobile carrier SK Telecom has jumped the gun and made Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, available (...)

2014-03-26
Oculus VR’s directors initially urged it to remain independent when Facebook deal loomed

Developers, Kickstarter backers and others fans of Oculus VR aren’t the only ones whose initial response to the company’s acquisition (...)

2014-03-27
Video chat app WeCam brings friends from multiple social networks together

So you’re one of those socially connected types who spend, let’s say, a fair amount of time online communicating with business (...)

2014-03-27
Sony agrees to $68 million deal to sell more of its company buildings in Tokyo

Sony agreed a deal to sell two company buildings in Tokyo for $156 million earlier this month, and now the Japanese firm is cashing (...)

2014-03-27
Twitter is experimenting with replacing its sacred retweet button with a ‘share’ button

Twitter has been busy making Facebook-like changes today — adding multiple photo upload and tagging, and experimenting with a profile (...)

2014-03-26
Twitter expected to refocus music strategy around conversations and content after app failure

After putting its #Music iOS app out of its misery last week, Twitter is preparing for another go at the music space, according to (...)

2014-03-26
Know your clients: How to create an accurate customer profile

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

2014-03-26
Microsoft and Dell sign patent licensing agreement covering Android, Chrome OS, and Xbox

Microsoft and Dell today announced a patent licensing agreement that will allow the companies to share technology and “build on (...)

2014-03-26
W Hotels Defends $3,000 Social Media Wedding Concierge: "To Some, This May Seem A Bit Over The Top"

Considering the expensive history of weddings, is a leap to a $3,000 social media concierge really that hard to imagine?As you may (...)

2014-03-26
Shipping Stuff Is A Hassle. Shyp Will Do It For You

A service that picks up items ready for shipping, packages them up, sends them using the cheapest or fastest option, and takes care (...)

2014-03-26
Peak: An automated project tracking and team management platform from the creators of Flow

Managing a team, remote or otherwise, can be a challenge. We should know, it’s no secret that The Next Web staff list spans the (...)

2014-03-26
In pursuit of truth: A brand’s guide to managing misinformation online

Patrice Francois is co-founder and associate director at Digimind, one of the fastest growing companies in the field of social media (...)

2014-03-26
Candy Crush Saga developer King begins trading at $20.50 per share

Candy Crush Saga developer King Digital Entertainment today became a public company, after it began trading on the New York Stock (...)

2014-03-26
Need a business idea? This is where you should be looking

Rahul Varshneya is the co-founder of Arkenea Technologies and a mobile strategy advisor. He can be contacted via Twitter @rahulvarshneya. (...)

2014-03-26
How Warby Parker Became Shorthand For Simple And Stylish

How do you defuse the gamble of buying glasses online? What does beautiful design have to do with credibility? Cofounder Neil Blumenthal (...)

2014-03-26
Oculus Rift, Kickstarter, And The Delicate Line Between Growing Fast And Selling Out

The virtual reality headset was a crown jewel of the Kickstarter world. But in the wake of its $2 billion Facebook purchase, a once (...)

2014-03-26
Facebook VP: The only limit with Oculus is our imaginations

At the FT’s Digital Media 2014 event in London today, Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice President of Facebook, EMEA, took to the stage to (...)

2014-03-26
Microsoft Azure now generally available in China, operated by data Internet services provider 21Vianet

Microsoft today announced Azure is now generally available in China. The cloud computing platform is operated by data Internet services (...)

2014-03-26
What is 4K video? A guide to the rising industry standard

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

2014-03-26
UK telecoms watchdog says BT was most complained about broadband and pay TV provider in Q4 2013

The UK telecoms regulatory body Ofcom today published its quarterly review of the number of complaints it receives about fixed-line (...)

2014-03-26
Dots, the addictive mobile game, now lets you compete head-to-head with friends

Dots has been out a while and, though it is a fantastically addictive game — we rate it highly — the nature of mobile gaming dictates (...)

2014-03-26
The New York Times announces new low-cost curated subscription and Premium plan

The New York Times is adding two new subscription strings to its proverbial bow, one of which includes a new curated ‘budget’ (...)

2014-03-26
Turkish court overturns the country’s ban on Twitter, but it may only be temporary

Turkey controversially banned Twitter last week, but it looks like the social network could soon be freely accessible in the country (...)

2014-03-26

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