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Facebook’s Look Back went from idea to product in under a month, over 50% of users who saw their video shared it

Facebook today published an explanatory post from engineers who worked on the popular “Look Back” feature the company launched (...)

2014-03-13
Twilio’s social good foundation releases an open-source toolkit for rapid emergency response

Twilio.org, the nonprofit foundation of cloud telephony provider Twilio, today announced a new toolkit with a set of communication (...)

2014-03-13
This gorgeous iPhone app displays real-time flight status and corresponding weather conditions

If you’re a frequent traveler, or are otherwise fascinated by the impending arrival of flights around the world, you might want (...)

2014-03-13
Europe pushes ahead with plans to make all phone chargers the same

The European Parliament has today decided to go ahead with a plan to introduce common charger rules for smartphones and other portable (...)

2014-03-13
Microsoft launches Bing image match feature more than 30 months after Google adds search by image option

Microsoft today announced the addition of “image match” to Bing, a new feature which lets you find more versions of the same image. (...)

2014-03-13
Bloop It YouTube clip editor for iOS updated with profiles, notifications, new views and more

In January, we brought you news of Bloop It, an iOS app that lets users edit YouTube videos down to 20 seconds to share with their (...)

2014-03-13
Flow brings its beautiful team task-management tool to Android

Three years ago, we said hello to Flow, calling it “…probably the most beautiful task management app yet.” And six months back, (...)

2014-03-13
Google now lets you ride the Colorado River’s whitewater rapids on Street View

Eighteen months after Google entered the Grand Canyon to capture panoramic imagery for Street View, the Internet giant has teamed (...)

2014-03-13
Recipe search platform Yummly now caters for iPad users

Yummly has finally launched an iPad-optimized version of its smart recipe search engine. Launched way back in 2010, Yummly has been (...)

2014-03-13
Mayor wants London to be ‘tech capital of the world’, launches London Tech Ambassadors Group

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, wants the capital city to also be the ‘tech capital of the world’, he announced today, without (...)

2014-03-13
Did you know Mac OS X helps you optimize your home Wi-Fi network? Here’s how it works

This weekend I visited my parents. As these things tend to go, they had a list of things that bothered them about their computers. (...)

2014-03-13
Apple patent adds fuel to rumors that it will launch health and activity-related wearable devices

A patent application granted to Apple and published today by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) suggests that Apple (...)

2014-03-13
China’s Xiaomi is readying its next-gen budget smartphone, reportedly set for April launch

Popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is holding an event to celebrate its anniversary in early April, where it is speculated (...)

2014-03-13
UK EE customers can now roam on 4G in France and Spain, US by summer

Customers of UK mobile operator EE can access 4G LTE services while away from home in France and Spain from today. The option is available (...)

2014-03-13
Report: China had 700 million active smart devices by end 2013, with 57 percent of them under $330

App analytics firm Umeng, typically known as the ‘Flurry of China,’ has released a new report that provides more evidence of (...)

2014-03-13
Red Giant splashes with new online community

Red Giant, the maker of special effects video and motion graphics software, has jumped into community building with the launch of (...)

2014-03-12
Amazon AppStream is now open to all developers to build complex apps running from the cloud

Last year, Amazon Web Services unveiled a new service, AppStream, which would run high-resource apps including “3D games and interactive (...)

2014-03-12
‘Wonder’ wants to take on YouTube with a new ad-free video platform for exclusive lifestyle content

Wonder PL, otherwise known as simply ‘Wonder’, is a new platform for hosting lifestyle-oriented video content that wants to take (...)

2014-03-13
Steller is a beautiful visual storytelling app, similar to Storehouse, but for your iPhone instead

Early this year, Apple’s former user user experience evangelist and UI designer Mark Kawano launched an iPad storytelling app, (...)

2014-03-13
Invest in life experiences: Why you should buy less crap to be happier in life

Sean Kim is an entrepreneur, new-born writer, and striving life-hacker. He was recognized as one of Canada’s Next 36 leaders, and (...)

2014-03-12
Coffee can wait: 5 lessons your intern really needs to learn this summer

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

2014-03-12
Google Wallet for Android and iOS now lets you track your current and past online orders

Google today announced an update to its Google Wallet app for Android and iOS, which adds a new feature called Orders, which requires (...)

2014-03-12
Angry Birds Epic is a turn-based RPG with a crafting system and ‘challenging endgame’

For its next installment of the Angry Birds franchise, Rovio is building a turn-based role-playing game. A teaser video for Angry (...)

2014-03-12
YouTube Goes Down for Some Users

Some YouTube users experienced rare disruptions from the service on Wednesday DownRightNow, which tracks outages for popular sites, (...)

2014-03-12
Yahoo Search now shows Yelp listings, reviews and ratings for local businesses in the US

A month ago reports started circulating about a possible Yahoo and Yelp partnership, which today is coming to fruition with a collaboration (...)

2014-03-12
Amazon Publishing expands to cover German-language fiction

Amazon has announced that it’s expanding its  Amazon Publishing arm into German-language books, and it’s now looking to acquire (...)

2014-03-12
Personal finance tracker Money Dashboard goes mobile, native iOS and Android apps on the way

Keeping track of your finances can be a challenge, but thankfully there’s no shortage of services that promise to help you stay (...)

2014-03-12
Google Maps Embed API lets developers generate HTML snippets for including maps in their own websites

Google today launched the new Google Maps Embed API, which lets developers generate HTML snippets for embedding Google Maps within (...)

2014-03-12
Epic Games teams up with Mozilla to bring Unreal Engine 4 to Firefox

Epic Games is bringing Unreal Engine 4 to Firefox. After successfully porting Unreal Engine 3 – the software that powers high-end (...)

2014-03-12
YouTube down for you? You’re not the only one

It seems that YouTube is having a bit of a hiccup today with some users being left unable to access the site or videos via the YouTube.com (...)

2014-03-12
An iWatch For Epileptics, With A Brilliant UI

Dialog is a wearable concept designed to help patients track and manage their seizures. Even Jony Ive would approve.So far, the future (...)

2014-03-11
Tripomatic brings offline maps and hotel bookings to its redesigned travel-planning app for android

Travel-planning startup Tripomatic has launched a brand new iteration of its Android app, redesigned from the ground up. In addition (...)

2014-03-12
Music streaming service Rdio is breaking up with The Echo Nest after Spotify acquired it

Music streaming service Spotify announced last week that it had acquired music data platform The Echo Nest, and now competitor Rdio (...)

2014-03-12
Google confirms deal with Green Throttle Games, a hint that a set-top box could be in the works

PandoDaily first reported that Google has bought various assets of Green Throttle Games, a company which worked on bringing mobile (...)

2014-03-12
In China, tech firms are issuing virtual credit cards to make online shopping easier

In China, tech firms are making it easier for consumers than ever before to shop and purchase goods online. Rather than requiring (...)

2014-03-11
Alibaba goes all out to boost its entertainment offerings by taking a stake in ChinaVision Media

It is clear that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba wants to branch out further into digital entertainment — last year it acquired (...)

2014-03-11
An online Magna Carta is needed to protect the World Wide Web’s independence, its inventor says

The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, believes an online ‘Magna Carta’ is needed to protect the independence (...)

2014-03-12
Biz Stone on monetizing Jelly: “People can only give us money if they’re helping people”

At SXSW today, Biz Stone took to the stage for a conversation with writer and broadcaster Steven Johnson. The Twitter and Jelly co-founder (...)

2014-03-11
Nikon launches “Behind the Scenes” series for photo enthusiasts

Nikon has launched a new instructional video series aimed at photography enthusiasts seeking insights and perspectives on how to use (...)

2014-03-11
Forget what you know: There’s no right way to start up

Ryan Hoover is the co-creator of Product Hunt and EIR at Tradecraft. Visit his blog to read more about startups and product (...)

2014-03-11
Technical recruiting is broken: Here are 4 ways to hire better

Vivek Ravisankar is the co-founder of Y Combinator alumnus, HackerRank, a platform for coding contests used by programmers to hone (...)

2014-03-11
Dario offers a glucose meter and connected apps to help people with diabetes track their health

Glooko, a cable and mobile app that helps diabetics record their glucose readings, finally has some competition. LabStyle Innovations today (...)

2014-03-11
Appsfire launches in-stream ad product ‘Sashimi,’ which it says produces Facebook ads on steroids

Last year, Appsfire announced it was ditching its renowned app discovery service on iOS and Android, seeking to shift its business (...)

2014-03-11
Chrome Web Store gets new publishing and monetization options for packaged apps, extensions, and themes

Google today announced new tools and services for publishing and monetizing items in the Chrome Web Store. The company says it wants (...)

2014-03-11
5 Ways To Lock In Your Customers Using Online Communities

How positioning your business model around your most engaged customers will reap beaucoup returns.As a long-time comic book artist, (...)

2014-03-11
Watch A Robot Take On A Ping-Pong Champ In This Epic Matchup

A one-armed robot plays a friendly game of ping-pong against German table tennis champ Timo Boll. So who won, man or machine?In an (...)

2014-03-11
LinkedIn’s Publishing Platform: Pros, Cons and Generating more Content

LinkedIn has decided to jump into the content marketing deep end. Last month, the company announced that it’s opening up its publishing (...)

2014-03-11
Australian Man Arrested For Allegedly Using A Drone To Smuggle Drugs Into Prison

"A man and a woman were located in a car on Middle Road around 4.30 p.m. with what was believed to be a drone with four engines and (...)

2014-03-11

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