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Apple and Google rejecting games with “Flappy” in the title

If you hadn’t heard enough about Flappy Bird already, here’s some more: Google and Apple are now actively rejecting other games (...)

2014-02-15
Bitcoin: It’s the platform, not the currency, stupid!

This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute (...)

2014-02-15
Swarms Of These Adorable Robots Can Build Massive Houses Without A Blueprint

Teams of termite-like robots can construct buildings based on cues from their environment.For many humans, accomplishing major tasks (...)

2014-02-14
Timehop removes the messaging feature from its iOS app, saying ‘fewer than 1% of users’ used it

Timehop has released some updates for its social media memories iOS app. Included in version 2.3.2 are some nondescript bug fixes (...)

2014-02-15
Russia opens the doors on a $4m technology park for hardware startups

Following the trend of hardware startups becoming increasingly popular, two former leaders of Russian government-backed technoparks (...)

2014-02-15
This Company Wants To Makeover Your Sock Drawer

Introducing Nice Laundry, a new purveyor of buy-in-bulk colorful socks.Funky socks are like the pocket squares of the digital era: (...)

2014-02-14
BitTorrent announces mobile broadcasting app using its Live P2P streaming protocol, alpha coming later this year

BitTorrent today announced plans to introduce the first Alpha product based on its Live P2P streaming technology: a new mobile streaming (...)

2014-02-14
4 Ways To Create Meaningful Content

With so much content grabbing for eyeballs, how can companies connect with consumers in meaningful ways? A guide to the meaningful (...)

2014-02-14
More than half of Facebook’s referral traffic now comes from mobile

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic today released its latest report for Facebook referral traffic data. More than half (...)

2014-02-14
Forget Five-Blade Razors: Bevel Is A Better Shave For Black Men

Tristan Walker has a vision that is no less than grand: create a Johnson & Johnson for people of color. Its first product? Bevel, (...)

2014-02-14
6 Ways To Fall In Love With Your Job All Over Again

If only you could return to the honeymoon phase of a job. Bring the fire back with small steps that makes a huge difference.Remember (...)

2014-02-14
Finally: Taco Bell Plans To Let You Order With An App

The widely beloved taco chain plans on rolling out a new mobile ordering system nationwide this year.We have some good news to report (...)

2014-02-14
YouTube now promotes top tracks and playlists when you search for music

While Google is rumored to be working on a YouTube music and video subscription service, it’s already developing its existing site (...)

2014-02-14
Twitter Trends are now available in 50 new cities across Europe, Middle East and beyond

Twitter has expanded its Trends service to 50 new locations worldwide, including a number of cities across Asia, Europe, the Middle (...)

2014-02-14
Users in Venezuela report Twitter images are being blocked, hinting at government crackdown

Twitter users in Venezuela are reporting that images are being blocked across the service, in what appears be the government’s latest (...)

2014-02-13
Caribou Coffee Launches New Blend With A Five-Story Pinterest Board

Brand pins some promotion hopes to a social move at the Mall of America.Seeing as so many people spend an incredible amount of time (...)

2014-02-13
How The Founder Of WeTransfer Went From Blog To Startup

The Dutch entrepreneur known on the web as Nalden took early experimentation with Microsoft Frontpage and built it into a cultural (...)

2014-02-13
Why "This Is My Jam" Stopped Overthinking Music Discovery

Can a service that only showcases one song at a time fix the music discovery problem?The question will likely be timeless: How do (...)

2014-02-13
Why Mary Barra Should Be the Norm, Not the Exception

Praise the little things, practice good listening, involve the whole gang--with collaborative management styles, are women the leaders (...)

2014-02-13
Facebook Adds New Gender Identity Options for Users

Facebook has always pushed users to reveal their true identities on the service, and on Thursday, it took that commitment to a new (...)

2014-02-13
Google speeds up Chrome by compiling JavaScript in the background

Google today revealed a tweak it has made in the latest Chrome beta to further boost performance: concurrent compilation, which offloads (...)

2014-02-13
Twitter’s latest profile redesign highlights its struggle to balance accessibility with simplicity

Twitter is walking a tightrope. The fast-paced social network stood at 241 million monthly active users earlier this month and while (...)

2014-02-13
Facebook now lets you select a custom gender on your profile

Facebook today announced it has added the ability to select a custom gender on your profile, a change it has made after working closely (...)

2014-02-13
10 days with Facebook Paper. I’m still using it, are you?

When Facebook launched Paper for the iPhone last week, I was skeptical. The company’s social network is a huge, lumbering machine (...)

2014-02-13
Countdown timer returns to Google Search on the desktop

For a short while last year, you could access a countdown timer directly via Google Search on the desktop. To do so, you just had (...)

2014-02-13
LinkedIn: 81% of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Use Social Media

New research from LinkedIn found that the majority of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are turning to social media for growth. Roughly (...)

2014-02-13
Soviet Propaganda Becomes Fabulous Gay Pride Posters

An anonymous group called "Pride Propaganda" has repurposed Soviet-era propaganda posters to support gay rights.With the Sochi Olympics (...)

2014-02-12
Singapore is becoming a favorite stop for China’s top tech firms

It’s still off to an early start for the year 2014, but it seems like there’s already lots to look forward to from a handful of China’s (...)

2014-02-13
Surprise: The most popular online dating site in the emerging world is... Facebook

We recently explained that Facebook is flourishing worldwide despite a perception that it declining in the West, and a new survey (...)

2014-02-12
Disney Is Launching A Startup Accelerator

Mickey Mouse, the venture capitalist. Ten media and entertainment startups will receive upwards of $120,000.The Walt Disney Company (...)

2014-02-12
Disney teams with Techstars to launch accelerator program for media and entertainment startups

The Walt Disney Company is launching an accelerator program to help ten lucky startups succeed and give the media giant more insights (...)

2014-02-12
PayPal-owned StackMob to shut down on May 11 so team can focus on mobile payment technology

We now know what PayPal is going to be doing with the StackMob team. In a blog post, co-founders Ty Amell and Will Palmeri announced (...)

2014-02-12
A Handheld Device That Can Diagnose Diseases And Drug Resistance In 15 Minutes

The quick diagnosis relieves patient anxiety and leads to faster, better treatments. The first trial is a malaria test, but the company (...)

2014-02-12
These Ridiculous Bag-Jackets Can Help You Beat Airline Fees

These wearable bags require fashion courage. It depends just how far you are willing to go to avoid luggage fees.There was a time (...)

2014-02-12
VSCO Cam for iPhone takes on Instagram with a photo feed that lets you follow other people

VSCO Cam for iOS and Android is known for its collection of creative, professional filters and advanced photo-editing tools. Today, (...)

2014-02-12
Google Science Fair 2014 kicks off to find bright young scientists with ideas to change the world

Google has kicked off Google Science Fair 2014, its annual online competition for bright, creative and ambitious teenagers who want (...)

2014-02-12
Major Bitcoin Exchanges Are Attacked At Once, Creating Pandemonium

Experts say the exchanges should be able to come back online after changes to how they track transactions.Bitstamp on Tuesday became (...)

2014-02-11
As LinkedIn passes 50 million users in Asia, it knows there’s still a lot of room to grow

LinkedIn has been growing rapidly in Asia-Pacific, as it announced today that it just crossed 50 million registered users in the region (...)

2014-02-12
Google will deprecate the standalone AdMob SDK for Android on August 1, asks developers to use Play services

Google today announced plans to deprecate its standalone AdMob SDK for Android on August 1, 2014. The company wants to move mobile (...)

2014-02-12
6 Successful Leaders On What It Takes to Be Fearless

These movers and shakers took big risks to get where they are today. Here are some words of wisdom from their journeys.What does it (...)

2014-02-11
Want to Change The World? Join A Corporation

The thought might make some cringe, but the case for changing the world through working for (or with) an industry giant is compelling.If (...)

2014-02-11
Klout reportedly to be acquired by social marketing company Lithium Technologies

Klout is reportedly being acquired by the social marketing company Lithium Technologies. Sources tell Re/code that the deal is in (...)

2014-02-11
Google Cloud SQL hits general availability with data encryption, 99.95% uptime, and databases up to 500GB

Google today announced the general availability of Cloud SQL, which, as its name implies, is a MySQL database that lives in Google’s (...)

2014-02-11
Google explains why it won’t add a ‘mute tab’ option to Chrome, considers Tab Audio API for extensions

In Chrome 32, Google added tab indicators showing a speaker icon to show which tab is making noise, as well as icons on tabs currently (...)

2014-02-11
This Drone Just Covered A Presidential Election

If we can use them to spy on people, surely we can use them for reporting.Watch out, Beltway reporters. In the future, there will (...)

2014-02-10
Awesome Sass + Bide Ad Is Like Google Street View For Fashionistas

Australian brand Sass & Bide has created a luxe, interactive online ad.In New York, Fashion Week has spawned all kinds of attention-grabbing (...)

2014-02-10
Five Hard Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Starting Up

Are you really the right person to build this product? And other soul-searching topics for would-be tech entrepreneurs.Product Hunt (...)

2014-02-10
Microsoft, Google and Twitter mark Safer Internet Day with privacy awareness initiatives

Today is Safer Internet Day and three of the biggest names on the Web have announced campaigns to raise awareness of privacy issues. Microsoft (...)

2014-02-11

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