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How Waking Up Half An Hour Early Can Help You Solve More Problems

Morning person or not, the time immediately after you wake up might just be the most productive time of the day.Stuck on an idea? (...)

2014-01-15
Rumored Health Care Startup Would Be "Like Uber, But With Doctors"

The man who helped design Uber, the ubiquitous e-hailing app, is reportedly developing an on-demand health care tool.Oscar Salazar, (...)

2014-01-14
How To Really Hire (and Retain) More Women In Tech

The balance still tilts in favor of guys at tech giants like Facebook and Google, but a few smaller tech companies are making big (...)

2014-01-15
You can now get email alerts from App.net’s push messaging service, Broadcast

App.net, the ambitious project to build a social platform, released a new feature in November last year, which it hoped would be (...)

2014-01-15
Mark Zuckerberg says the ‘privacy phenomenon’ raised by Snapchat is important to Facebook

It’s no secret that up-and-coming messaging app Snapchat has captured the attention of Facebook — after all, let’s not forget (...)

2014-01-15
The NSA is reportedly able to access offline computers thanks to radio wave technology

The ongoing series of leaks from the NSA and its cyberspying programs have got many wondering how to stay safe. It’s been joked (...)

2014-01-14
Facebook Makes Inroads in Russia With Yandex Partnership

Facebook is turning up the heat on its quest for users in Russia. Russian search engine Yandex will now return public Facebook (...)

2014-01-14
Moto G Google Play Edition now available in the US: 8GB for $179 and 16GB for $199

Google just released a Google Play Edition Moto G for $179 (8GB) and for $199 (16GB). You can get it now on Google Play. Not only (...)

2014-01-14
Putting the ‘game’ back into gamification: 4 ways to successfully gamify your brand

Michela Baxter is the Loyalty Director at ePrize, a technology and creative firm that provides mobile and digital engagement solutions (...)

2014-01-14
Here’s a look at YouTube’s latest experiment: a cleaner interface with more focus on videos

YouTube is in the process of testing out a new user interface, but while the company has made it available to a select few, there’s (...)

2014-01-14
Tesla Recalls 29,000 Model S Chargers Over Fire Concerns

The NEMA 14-50 adapters could overheat while charging, potentially leading to the melting of the adapter, cord, and socket--or "in (...)

2014-01-14
Google Drive gets an activity stream for tracking every action taken on shared files and folders

Google today updated Google Drive with a new activity stream. The company describes it as “a single, easy-to-view place to review (...)

2014-01-14
Google launches Chrome 32 with indicators for noisy tabs, new look for Windows 8, and automatic malware blocking

Google today released Chrome version 32 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The new version includes tab indicators, a new look for Windows (...)

2014-01-14
Wanting everything in tech now is making you sick

Toby Daniels is the founder and Executive Director of Social Media Week and CEO of New York-based Crowdcentric. This post is part (...)

2014-01-14
Another acquisition? Facebook needs to focus, not purchase

Ciaran Treacy is a Digital and Social Marketer based in Dublin. He works with big brands and loves writing and talking about the latest (...)

2014-01-14
The Startup Institute Wants To Train You To Work, Thrive At A Startup

In eight weeks and for a little over $5,000, students are given the cultural skills needed to work at a startup. Today, the Institute (...)

2014-01-14
How Facebook Makes Inroads In The Developing World

In emerging markets just beginning to come online, Facebook is a gateway to the Internet. Chris Daniels, VP of business development, (...)

2014-01-14
SOS, SMS! Is Texting Nearing Extinction?

Text messaging is on the decline in the U.K. and U.S.; will the rest of the globe follow?SMS (Short Message Service) traffic, otherwise (...)

2014-01-13
Google makes it easier for you to filter image search results by usage rights

Google is making image search more convenient for those who are seeking pictures to use in their publications — it is letting you (...)

2014-01-14
Wordeo: A new video-messaging social network that lets you tap Getty for content

Video is very much where it’s at now, with the likes of Vine and Instagram serving the mobile masses well. And for those looking (...)

2014-01-14
Facebook posts will soon appear more prominently in Russian Internet giant Yandex’s search results

Russian Internet giant Yandex announced today that it has teamed up with Facebook to gain access to public content from the social (...)

2014-01-14
Live in London or Berlin? Startup Institute will prepare you for work in a tech startup

The Startup Institute, a career accelerator that runs an eight-week course aimed at equipping individuals with the skills and contacts (...)

2014-01-14
This Programmer Tracks Whale Songs In 2-D

A machine learning expert turned whale songs into 2-D spectrograms and used image analysis to create an algorithm that can parse whale (...)

2014-01-13
YouTube launches single management page for checking, responding to, and moderating comments

Just a few months ago, the YouTube Inbox could be used to manage comments from a single page, but when YouTube moved over to the new (...)

2014-01-13
4 Ways to Make Marriage Funny (And Finish Your Book) From "The Longest Date" Writer Cindy Chupack

Cindy Chupack made the transition from single Sex and the City writer to married author--and made it funny. Here, she talks about (...)

2014-01-13
Google To Purchase Nest For $3.2B To Go After Connected Home

Google has taken one giant step toward entering the fast-growing connected home space.Google has taken one giant step toward entering (...)

2014-01-13
Google Apps gets new ‘Email via Google+’ feature in Gmail, but admins have to turn it on in the console

Google last week announced a controversial feature that brings its email and social services closer together: anyone on Google+ can (...)

2014-01-13
How to turn your Instagram fans into brand advocates

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

2014-01-13
Google acquires Nest for $3.2 billion

Google has announced the acquisition of smart home device maker Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. Nest earned acclaim for its first product, (...)

2014-01-13
Twitter rolling out refreshed website to match the look & feel of its iOS and Android apps

Twitter is rolling out a update to its website in an effort to have it mirror the look and feel of its iOS and Android apps. Some (...)

2014-01-13
Finding your best time to tweet: The 4 most accurate methods

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. Finding the right time to post on social media can be tricky, especially when (...)

2014-01-13
Snapchat apologizes for increase in spam, recommends users adjust settings so only friends can send them snaps

Snapchat today admitted to an increase in spam on its service, a hot topic of discussion on social networks this past weekend. The (...)

2014-01-13
Chinese messaging app WeChat takes its games across the world in a bid to become a social platform

It’s been long-awaited, but Chinese Internet firm Tencent has finally started the international rollout of games it released for (...)

2014-01-13
Angry Taxi Drivers Attack Uber Cars In Paris

The rideshare program faces physical backlash from taxi drivers angry about "unfair competition." Uber: When Innovation Outpaces The (...)

2014-01-13
Who are your most valuable Twitter followers? A new firm from ex-Dwolla staff wants to find out

Peer-to-peer mobile payments platform Dwolla has lost its head of business development and its developer evangelist. Alex Taub and (...)

2014-01-13
Facebook Buys Branch, With Plans To Build A "Conversations Group"

The social network scoops up Branch, which, as you might remember, is backed by Twitter cofounders Biz Stone and Ev Williams.Facebook (...)

2014-01-13
Flurry: Mobile app use jumped 115% in 2013, messaging and social category led the way with 203% growth

Mobile app use more than doubled in 2013 as every single app category showed growth. More specifically, users launched apps 115 percent (...)

2014-01-13
Why Amateur Porn Will Never Be Safe

When Theresa split from her partner of several years, they began the painful process of separating their lives, notifying friends (...)

2014-01-12
20 West Coast-based startups to watch in 2014

Welcome to 2014, a brand new year to look forward to and you know what this means, another list about tech companies. This time we (...)

2014-01-12
Jelly Bean nears 60% installation rate among Android users – KitKat accounts for just 1.4%

The latest data from Google shows a small gain in the number of devices running its newest KitKat flavor of Android, but Jelly Bean (...)

2014-01-12
Google confirms it will shut down goal sharing service Schemer on February 7

Google has confirmed it is shutting down its goal sharing service Schemer. The company says Schemer’s last day will be February (...)

2014-01-11
In One Day, Overstock.com Brings In $126,000 From Bitcoin Sales

The company announced Thursday that it would accept payments in Bitcoin and received 150 orders paid for with the cryptocurrency within (...)

2014-01-10
This Kinetic Touchscreen Keyboard Is Blowing Our Minds

This tactile user interface could bring the sexy back to physical keyboards.It is pretty fair to say that physical keyboards no longer (...)

2014-01-10
Vining While Driving: The Deadly Trend Millions Are Watching

Buckle up, crank the engine and … record a Vine video? Whether to yell at crazy drivers or poke fun at unknowing passersby, (...)

2014-01-11
9 predictions for kids’ tech in 2014

Dylan Collins (@MrDylanCollins) is CEO of SuperAwesome, the largest digital kids marketing platform in the UK. He is also an investor (...)

2014-01-11
Microsoft’s Xbox Support Twitter account briefly hijacked by the Syrian Electronic Army

Microsoft today briefly faced its second social media-based attack from the Syrian Electronic Army in a month. The @XboxSupport account (...)

2014-01-11
"Pitch Perfect" And How Analytics Are Transforming Movie Marketing

Social media firm Fizziology says Twitter can predict which films are flops, cult hits, or blockbusters--and they have the data (and (...)

2014-01-10
What Sugar Does To Your Brain [Animation]

Science confirms: the sugar rush is real.Watching hopped-up kids on Halloween candy may have led many of us to suspect that sugar (...)

2014-01-10

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