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Now prioritizing image-based updates, Facebook adds photo post scheduling to Pages Manager for iOS

Days after announcing it will prioritize image-based updates over text-based updates in users’ Timelines, Facebook is making things (...)

2014-01-23
Explore the Top Gear test track with Google’s new 360-degree Street View photos

It’s official. Google has taken its Street View car to the Top Gear test track and mapped the legendary circuit with a stunning (...)

2014-01-23
South Korea hatches plans for 5G by 2020, which will let you download an 800MB film in one second

4G and even LTE-Advanced seem so last generation now that South Korea has revealed plans to build a 5G network. According to Yonhap (...)

2014-01-23
No, Facebook is Not an Infectious Disease

“The future suggests that Facebook will undergo a rapid decline in the coming years, losing 80% of its peak user base between (...)

2014-01-22
Facebook pays Brazilian engineer $33,500 for security bug in highest payout to date

Facebook announced today that it has awarded its biggest bug bounty payout since the program’s start in 2011. The social networking (...)

2014-01-22
Google Search for desktop gets new Knowledge Graph option to see more information about websites in results

Google today announced a new Google Search feature that surfaces more information about certain websites. The description will be (...)

2014-01-22
Google says it has ‘no current plans regarding Bitcoin’

A popular Reddit submission today suggested Google’s payment team was looking to incorporate Bitcoin, naturally sparking a lot of (...)

2014-01-22
Comic Book Heroes Get A Gorgeous Native American Makeover

Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man look truly stunning following a traditional, Pacific Northwest makeover.We all know Batman when we (...)

2014-01-22
Beats Music Is The Latest Competitor Clamouring For Your Eardrums

It has a real chance to challenge Spotify, but users are reporting significant problems.Between Spotify, Rdio, and Google Music All (...)

2014-01-22
Are you ready for this Jelly? How brands should be using Biz Stone’s new Q&A app

Kate Cooper is a social business thought leader and managing director of BLOOM Worldwide, a social media agency powered by insight. (...)

2014-01-22
Google opens up Google Fiber registration to Provo residents living along the former iProvo network

Google today announced Provo residents who live along the former iProvo network can start signing up for Google Fiber. The first customers (...)

2014-01-22
Mixpanel now enables non-techies to set up and run push marketing campaigns inside apps

Real-time analytics platform Mixpanel has launched a new tool that helps businesses bring in-app notifications right into their mobile (...)

2014-01-22
HootSuite buys social analytics company uberVU for undisclosed sum

Social media management company HootSuite has acquired uberVU, a social analytics company that launched back in 2010. Though full (...)

2014-01-22
Got a question for Edward Snowden? He’ll be holding a Q&A this Thursday, from 3pm EST

Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower who has been disclosing top secret information about government snooping to (...)

2014-01-22
These Are The Worst Passwords On The Internet

Security firm SplashData released its annual list of the most popular--and therefore least secure--passwords on the Internet.The good (...)

2014-01-21
New Google Apps sign-in page starts rolling out, removes all customizations and requires full email addresses

Google today started rolling out its new sign-in page to all Google Apps customers. Your business may not see it immediately, however, (...)

2014-01-21
Motorola touts Moto X as faster than rival devices on same carrier, but test was done on different networks

Motorola today touted a Signals Research Group study that found the Moto X outperformed other Android devices from Samsung, LG, and (...)

2014-01-21
How Curiosity Cultivates Creativity

A lesson from the life of Leonardo da Vinci about how observing the world around you can lead to creative breakthroughs.If an idea (...)

2014-01-21
As Streaming Services Rise, HBO and Showtime See Decline In Subscribers

Premium networks penetrated 32% of homes in 2013, down from 38% two years prior.As video-on-demand streaming services like Netflix (...)

2014-01-21
Why crowdfunding isn’t funding anything at all

Yaniv Tross is the CEO of Tross Creative House, a creative agency for tech, based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Have a great idea and thinking (...)

2014-01-21
Google revamps AdWords with more screen real estate for tools and reports, same design as Search, Maps, and Gmail

Google today announced a massive revamp of AdWords that brings it in line with other recently redesigned products like Search, Maps, (...)

2014-01-21
Facebook tweaks News Feed algorithm to promote link share posts from Pages over text status updates

Facebook today announced a change to its News Feed algorithm that tweaks which story types it shows from Pages. The company is promising (...)

2014-01-21
Pinterest now lets you search for recipes based on dietary restrictions and ingredients

Pinterest has launched an improved search feature to help users find recipes on its interest-based social network. This update is (...)

2014-01-21
7 Web Design Trends to Look Out for in 2014

This article has been contributed by John Siebert*. Designers are fast adopting innovative design patterns (trends) that in combination (...)

2014-01-21
Pinterest is quietly testing out support for animated GIFs on boards

Pinterest is testing out support for playing back GIFs on users’ pinboards, as spotted by the fashion search engine Wantering. Previously, (...)

2014-01-21
4 Habits Of Punctual People

Those people who are always on time? How to they do it? If you are part of the 20% of Americans who are chronically late, get ready (...)

2014-01-21
Twitter is increasing its focus on Asia after making a spate of new hires in the region

On a hunt for more global engagement and in turn an increase in international revenue, Twitter is upping its focus on Asia. It has (...)

2014-01-21
How VCs Are Coping With The Startup Boom

Investors say they need a new set of analytics tools to help them separate the wheat from the chaff.Until recently, venture capitalists (...)

2014-01-20
comScore: Yahoo beats Google as top Web property in the US for six months straight

comScore today released its top 50 US Web properties for December 2013. Many thought that Yahoo’s jump this past summer was temporary, (...)

2014-01-20
Zero to hero: 5 one-minute business growth hacks for when you’re under pressure

Denis Duvauchelle is the CEO & co-founder of Twoodo, the ultimate online collaboration tool. We all need to get our hands dirty (...)

2014-01-20
This hacker turned his mouse into a webcam, and you can too

Did you know that your optical mouse contains a tiny, low-resolution camera? Web developer and gadget hacker Franci Kapel does, and (...)

2014-01-20
VLC gets iOS 7 redesign, Google Drive integration, Dropbox streaming, the ability to download files, and more

VideoLAN today updated VLC for iOS with a slew of new features, including a new design for iOS 7 as well as Google Drive and Dropbox (...)

2014-01-20
Chinese search giant Baidu’s translation app now recognizes and translates images

Chinese search giant Baidu has added object recognition to its translation app, a nifty feature that lets you take a photo of something (...)

2014-01-20
Leak suggests Samsung’s revamped TouchWiz UI will include Google Now-like notifications

Previous leaks have strongly hinted that Samsung is preparing a redesign of TouchWiz, the user interface that is pre-loaded on its (...)

2014-01-19
Google removes two Chrome extensions that were forcing ads on users

Google has started taking action to remove Chrome extensions that violate the company’s terms of service, in particular serving (...)

2014-01-19
Lessons we learned from being featured on Google Play

Binil Antony is the co-founder and CMO of Dexetra, the startup behind the Friday app – a contextual personal search application (...)

2014-01-19
Why 2014 will be a tough year for first-time tech entrepreneurs in Europe

Paul Jozefak is co-founder and managing director of innovation laboratory Liquid Labs and a former venture capitalist. The last twelve (...)

2014-01-19
5 effective networking strategies in the digital age

Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, a freelance writer and a social media enthusiast. This post originally appeared on AdKnowledge. (...)

2014-01-19
Sunlit for iOS is a neat journaling app that lets you easily curate and share photo stories

App.net is best known for being an ad-free alternative to Twitter but, as regular readers will know, there’s more to it than that. (...)

2014-01-18
Google Alerts gets a card-based redesign, its first notable upgrade in a long time

It seems Google hasn’t forgotten about Google Alerts after all. The news bulletin service has remained untouched for a long period (...)

2014-01-18
Beyond Chromebooks: How Google could make almost everyone a Chrome OS user

I’ve spotted an interesting change in the way I use my MacBook Pro recently– I’m using Chrome to do increasing amounts of work. (...)

2014-01-18
Writing novice? 6 best pieces of advice from successful authors

This article originally appeared on the Buffer blog. I’ve been reading some advice from successful writers lately and exploring (...)

2014-01-18
Anatomy of a Collaboration: Ice Cube and Director Tim Story Talk Reteaming For "Ride Along"

In 2002, Ice Cube and director Tim Story worked together on the hit movie Barbershop. Now the pair has reteamed to take on the cop (...)

2014-01-17
Connected Fridge Hacked To Send Malicious Emails

A security firm says more than 100,000 smart devices--including a fridge--were used to send out more than 750,000 malicious emails.Attack (...)

2014-01-17
Google introduces surveys to discover why you’re muting its ads

Google today announced it is introducing, over the next few weeks, a series of short surveys in English-speaking countries which will (...)

2014-01-17
Writefull for OSX checks words against Google Books and the Web to help you write with confidence

Writefull is a new app designed for Macs that promises to help users write with more confidence by allowing them to check words and (...)

2014-01-17
Google removed over 350m bad ads and 270k advertisers from its systems in 2013, up 59% and down 68% respectively

Google today revealed the progress it has made in its fight against bad actors that abuse online advertising tools for harmful or (...)

2014-01-17
Path launches for Windows Phone as a public beta

Path today quietly launched an app for Windows Phone, but there’s a small catch: it’s a public beta. The social network has arrived (...)

2014-01-17

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