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How These Simple Chalk Infographics On The Sidewalk Created A Neighborhood

When stats about the people who lived in this British city started appearing in public, it drew a divided community together.While (...)

2014-03-25
In China, Alibaba now lets you invest money in TV and movie projects

Chinese Internet firms are getting more creative at targeting customers with new products — they have rolled out various investment (...)

2014-03-26
Google’s new online tools will keep voters in India and Indonesia informed ahead of upcoming polls

Google has launched a series of tools as it seeks to make itself useful to 1 billion Indian and Indonesian voters, who are heading (...)

2014-03-26
Selling to Facebook is no longer ‘selling out’ — but you can still expect a backlash

Facebook has again created waves in the tech world after announcing a $2 billion deal to acquire Oculus VR, the virtual reality gaming (...)

2014-03-26
Chauffeur portal Blacklane officially launches in the UK for upmarket rides in 8 cities

Blacklane, a portal for booking chauffeur-driven cars, has officially launched in the UK today, after sucessfully completing a beta (...)

2014-03-26
Tencent increases its focus on mobile gaming with $500m investment in Korea’s CJ Games

Chinese Internet giant Tencent is stepping up its commitment to mobile social games as it announced plans to acquire a 28 percent (...)

2014-03-26
Through an Oculus, Clearly: Stop Freaking Out About Facebook

By now, we know that the reaction to a major Facebook acquisition among the chattering technorati follows a pretty simple script. (...)

2014-03-26
Original iPhone engineer offers behind-the-scenes look at Apple’s secretive development process

The Wall Street Journal has a rare inside look at Apple’s internal workings through its interview with original iPhone software (...)

2014-03-25
Minecraft creator says he’s canceled talks for Oculus Rift version because Facebook creeps him out

If you were getting excited about playing Minecraft in virtual reality, you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. The game’s (...)

2014-03-25
Facebook acquires Oculus VR for approximately $2 billion, plans to use the platform ‘for many other experiences’

Facebook today announced plans to acquire virtual reality technology firm Oculus VR for approximately $2 billion. The price includes (...)

2014-03-25
WordPress.com now automatically strips all formatting for text pasted from Microsoft Word

If you run a blog directly through WordPress.com, rather than a self-hosted site using the free software from WordPress.org, you’re (...)

2014-03-25
Facebook expands Lookalike Audiences to let advertisers target people who use their sites, apps, or Pages

Facebook today expanded its advertising tool Lookalike Audiences to allow advertisers to target new users based on people who visit (...)

2014-03-25
Explore the sunken USS Mohawk with these stunning underwater Street View photos

Unless you’re a professional scuba diver, chances are you’ve never explored an underwater shipwreck first-hand. Fear not though, (...)

2014-03-25
Download issue 3 of TNW’s iPad magazine, SHIFT: The Empowered Individual

This past weekend we welcomed a bunch of young and ambitious designers, artists and photographers to our offices in Amsterdam for (...)

2014-03-25
BBC’s iPlayer Radio for iOS gets favorites with BBC iD syncing, recent searches, and more

The BBC updated its iPlayer Radio for iOS app today with a handful of useful new features, making what was already an impressive piece (...)

2014-03-25
Google Slides and Drawings now have basic image-editing tools built in

If you use Google Drive‘s browser-based PowerPoint rival Slides, or its Drawings tool, you’ll find some new features today that (...)

2014-03-25
3 myths about keeping your startup a secret

This post originally appeared on the Clarity.fm blog and has been republished with permission. “Transparency” has become a buzzword (...)

2014-03-25
Engineering spirals: 10 philosophies to facilitate innovation

Daniel Jacobson (Twitter | LinkedIn) is the VP of Edge Engineering for the Netflix API. Prior to Netflix, Daniel ran application (...)

2014-03-25
Google is reportedly building new Android business features: APIs, enterprise apps, data encryption, and more

As part of Google’s development of the next Android version, the company is working on developing business-specific features to (...)

2014-03-25
Shazam boosts its dance music credentials, inking deal to access Juno’s arsenal of electronic music – including vinyl

Music-tagging service Shazam has announced a new tie-up with dance music store Juno, one that will see millions more dance tracks (...)

2014-03-25
Twtrland launches a new version of its powerful social data toolset, this time aimed at businesses

Social analytics platform Twtrland has been providing fancy stats about individuals for over a year, and today the Israeli startup (...)

2014-03-25
First Follower shows who the first person to follow you on Twitter was

Twitter turned eight last week, and a tool that locates your first tweet surfed that wave, becoming popular among users of the microblogging (...)

2014-03-25
Nokia hosting ‘more’ Lumia event on April 2 in San Francisco to talk about Microsoft’s acquisition

TNW just got an invite to a Nokia “more” event on April 2 in San Francisco. While details are scarce, the company did make it (...)

2014-03-25
Neil deGrasse Tyson And Friends Debate The Commercialization Of Space

Astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson, along with a panel of noted space entrepreneurs and historians, weigh in on space (...)

2014-03-24
The Disconnect Tool Protects You From Spying Search Engines

Disconnect, designed by former NSA and Google engineers, unveiled a new version of its private search tool for Android devices.Most (...)

2014-03-24
The Secrets Of A Nasty Gal

Web phenom Sophia Amoruso created a $100 million business despite a misspent youth and zero business training. Now she wants to help (...)

2014-03-25
Apple appears to be testing related search suggestions within the App Store

Not everyone can see this right now (we were unable to verify it), but it seems like Apple is testing related search suggestions on (...)

2014-03-25
Adobe boosts its mobile marketing services with iBeacon support and easier management of apps

Adobe is stepping deeper into mobile marketing as it unveiled today a series of refreshed services to help companies create, manage (...)

2014-03-25
Insane video: Watch these guys BASE jump from New York’s Freedom Tower

Ever wondered what it’s like to BASE jump from Freedom Tower in the World Trade Center complex, the Western hemisphere’s tallest (...)

2014-03-25
New York Times: Obama proposes bill to strip the NSA of its power to collect call data in bulk

US President Barack Obama is preparing to take the wraps off a legislative proposal that would put an end to the government spy agency’s (...)

2014-03-24
Box files for $250M IPO, generated $124.2M in revenue last year from 34,000 organizations

Box today submitted an S-1 form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), indicating its intention to become a public company. (...)

2014-03-24
Disney to buy YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million

Disney has announced an agreement to purchase popular YouTube multi-channel network Maker Studios for $500 million plus as much as (...)

2014-03-24
Google partners with Ray-Ban, Oakley parent to design frames for Glass

Google announced today plans to “join forces” with the Luxottica Group, the parent company of Ray-Ban, Oakley and several other (...)

2014-03-24
Meet the Nymi authentication wristband, the first wearable device I’m actually excited about

The onslaught of wearable devices is hit or miss right now. Most of the ones I’ve seen are of dubious value, but Bionym’s upcoming (...)

2014-03-24
Tumblr ups the security of its blogging platform with optional two-factor authentication

Tumblr started giving its users the option to turn on SSL encryption earlier this month, but now it’s backing that up with two-factor (...)

2014-03-24
Why entrepreneurs are obsessed with failures

Aashish Gupta (or The Fundamentalyst) is an investment banking research associate covering European Tech sector. He loves to experiment (...)

2014-03-24
5 Insights From Social Entrepreneurs On How Business Can Lift People Out Of Poverty

Business can be a huge driver of change around the world, but it has to be the right kind of business, run the right way.How do you (...)

2014-03-24
Cyborg Baby Spinach Could One Day Detect Chemical Weapons

Imagine bomb sniffing plants in airports. Scientists are turning your average shrub into a sophisticated data collector."I like to (...)

2014-03-24
iOS 7 adoption hits 85% according to Apple’s App Store usage numbers, iOS 6 slips to 12%

Apple today updated its iOS adoption numbers, as measured by usage of its App Store and presented on the support page for developers. (...)

2014-03-24
Microsoft releases temporary fix for vulnerability in all versions of Word, warns of targeted Word 2010 attacks

Microsoft is investigating a new remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Word. The company has issued a security advisory (...)

2014-03-24
Obama just joined Quora, and became its first verified user

Question-and-answer service Quora has begun rolling out verified profiles for public figures, with President Barack Obama signing (...)

2014-03-24
Electrical Brainstorm! Could This Electrico-Stimulation "Thinking Cap" Help You Learn Faster?

Developed by a pair of psychologists at Vanderbilt University, it works by stimulating the medial-frontal cortex, or the part of the (...)

2014-03-24
For developers in distress: Codementor’s on-demand help platform wants to be the Uber of coding

Junior developers stuck on a coding problem for hours will probably breathe a huge sigh of relief to hear they can get help instantly (...)

2014-03-24
Basecamp hit with a DDoS attack, says blackmail attempt points to same group that targeted Fotolia

Project management tool Basecamp has been struck by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The company says it’s been contacted (...)

2014-03-24
Techstars reveals the 11 startups in its London 2014 intake

The Techstars accelerator in London has today announced the 11 new startups that will take part in its 2014 program. Although a more (...)

2014-03-24
Spotify pulls support for new apps in its desktop clients, will push its Web API and mobile SDKs instead

Spotify today announced it would no longer accept new app submissions for the desktop versions of its music streaming service. For (...)

2014-03-24
AOL brings its video-on-demand platform, AOL On, to the UK

AOL has launched its on-demand video platform, AOL ON, for UK audiences. In a nutshell, ‘On’ brings all the company’s premium (...)

2014-03-24
Turkish minister says Twitter was blocked for acting ‘above the law’ and ignoring court orders

Twitter erupted last week when it was blocked by the Turkish government after being used to distribute material that purportedly showed (...)

2014-03-24

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