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Google invites developers to purchase Glass as it woos them to create purpose-built apps

Google has sent out invitations to developers to buy Google Glass, Engadget notes, as the company speeds up efforts to boost the (...)

2013-11-26
What the musically-charged Dreamforce 2013 taught us about running a company

Nick Mehta is the CEO of Gainsight, the leading customer success management company. In case you were asleep and missed it, Salesforce.com’s (...)

2013-11-25
Twitter integrates age-screening and removes DM system for following alcohol brands on Web, Android, and iOS

Twitter today announced it has simplified the experience of following alcohol brands on its service, across Web, Android, and iOS (...)

2013-11-25
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo says events are the one thing the company can do better

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo recently stopped by NFL host Rich Eisen’s podcast to talk sports and Twitter. When asked about the one (...)

2013-11-25
Google launches Reviews for Google Places, lets businesses see what customers are saying online in one inbox

Google today launched a new Reviews section in Google Places. In short, it lets business owners see what their customers are saying (...)

2013-11-25
Twitter removes DM requirement and integrates age-screening for following alcohol brands on Web, Android, and iOS

Twitter today announced it has simplified the experience of following alcohol brands on its service, across Web, Android, and iOS (...)

2013-11-25
Foreign games in China lose potential revenue by using Google in-app billing, says report

It’s no secret that Chinese gamers are willing to fork out money. Reports estimate that China’s game industry brought in $9.7 (...)

2013-11-25
VW Turns A Car Into A Musical Instrument

VW teams with electronic veterans Underworld and Tribal to allow drivers to make their trips even more musical.Volkswagen Golf GTI (...)

2013-11-22
Your Next Password Might Be Your Eye

Log in to your email--with the blood vessels in your eyes.You can use your phone to figure out your heart rate, track how much you (...)

2013-11-22
The cable industry is imploding: What providers must do to stay alive

Cable is dying of a slow, drawn out death. It’s not at the hands of Netflix, nor at the hands of fiber optic technology. It’s (...)

2013-11-23
11 rapid-fire startup pitches: Who fares best?

We get pitched a lot when we attend tech conferences. So, at this year’s Dublin Web Summit we decided to record some of them. Which (...)

2013-11-23
Scientists Have Developed A Way For Us To Taste The Internet

Turns out the web tastes salty, sweet, sour, and bitter.If you could lick the Internet, what would it taste like? Researchers at the (...)

2013-11-22
Pinterest details engineering process behind new features and gestures in iOS 7 redesign

Pinterest’s engineering blog has an interesting post providing a behind-the-scenes look at the development process for its iOS (...)

2013-11-22
Twitter improves its site encryption with new forward secrecy protocol

Twitter today announced it has enabled forward secrecy on twitter.com, api.twitter.com, and mobile.twitter.com. The protocol, which (...)

2013-11-22
Google+ iOS app gets full resolution photo and video backups in iOS 7, new notification tray

Google has updated its Google+ app for iOS with a full-resolution backups of photo and video, a new design for the notification tray, (...)

2013-11-22
Will This Google+ Flaw Abruptly Shut Down Your YouTube Account?

The latest problem to come out of the recent changes to the YouTube comments might be the biggest one yet. Michael Janitch, known (...)

2013-11-22
Yello: An app for sharing, and finding, your favorite places

When Yello first launched its social place-sharing app for the iPhone a few months ago, we had a hard time making sense of how it (...)

2013-11-22
This Awesome Pen Lets You Doodle A Circuit

Circuit Scribe is a rollerball pen that allows you to draw a circuit directly on paper.What if connecting two circuits was as easy (...)

2013-11-22
Dayre could be the hassle-free solution to long-form blogging you’re looking for

It can’t be denied that social networks are all the rage nowadays — and this has probably led to people having shorter attention (...)

2013-11-22
Are Your Employees Connected To A Common Good?

They should be. A new study reveals the value in unifying around goodness.What do you think your employees really have in common?Read (...)

2013-11-22
Virgin Galactic Will Accept Payments In Bitcoin

Now you can pay for your trip to space with the virtual currency.Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has announced that Virgin Galactic, (...)

2013-11-22
Google patches ‘high impact’ Gmail account vulnerability in password reset system

Google has fixed a bug in its Gmail account retrieval and password reset process that could have allowed an attacker to fool a user (...)

2013-11-22
Today’s Google Doodle is a fun game in honor of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary

Google regularly uses its homepage to pay homage to special people and events, and today it’s the turn of classic British TV show (...)

2013-11-22
Google Play begins designating apps specifically made for tablets

As previously announced, Google has begun highlighting apps in its Play store that have been designed with tablets in mind. If you (...)

2013-11-21
Twitter launches TV conversation targeting for advertisers to zone in on chatter around TV shows

Twitter and TV go hand-in-hand — this is an idea that the social networking giant is placing great emphasis on now. Twitter announced (...)

2013-11-21
Google Hangouts gets tweaked for the workplace, now shows global directory, updated settings, and better support

Google is rolling out new features for Hangouts that will make it easier to use in the workplace. Joining the full-screen video chat (...)

2013-11-21
Twitter courts businesses with new media site showing success stories, best practices, and tools

Twitter on Thursday unveiled a new Media site designed to help educate businesses about the usefulness of its platform. The site features (...)

2013-11-21
This Office Has Its Own Robot, And You Can Control It From Your Computer

The U.K. agency Si digital has created a game featuring a robotic arm you can control with your own keyboard.Every few months, the (...)

2013-11-21
9 Ways the Pros Integrate their Blog with Google+ to Dominate SERPs

Guest post by Ryan Hanley from Content Warfare. The Google+ social network is Google’s “Social layer.” Every action (...)

2013-11-21
People Really Want This Incredibly Powerful Smartwatch

The newest crowdfunded smartwatch darling is Neptune Pine, which in two days has raised more than $180,000.If Kickstarter is a barometer (...)

2013-11-21
8 simple copywriting tips, backed by science

This post was originally published on the Buffer blog. There are lots of times when I’m stuck on a title for a post, or the perfect (...)

2013-11-21
Chrome 32 beta arrives with animated WebP, NPAPI plugins blocked by default, and faster touch input for Android

A week after releasing the stable version of Chrome 31, Google has announced more features coming to Chrome 32 beta for Windows, Mac, (...)

2013-11-21
Livefyre acquires Realtidbits to bring an analytics offering to its real-time social software

Real-time social software platform Livefyre has made its second acquisition, this time picking up social application provider Realtidbits (...)

2013-11-21
Seeking its first killer app, App.net launches Broadcasts, a push messaging platform

App.net, the ambitious, year-old project to built a social platform, has released a new feature that it hopes will be the first killer (...)

2013-11-21
Motorola stops voiding developer device warranties when owners request unlock codes, reinstates old warranties

Motorola today announced two big changes to its Developer Edition Program after receiving feedback from customers who purchased the (...)

2013-11-21
Stop Obsessing About Productivity--Why Asana Embraces Mindfulness As A Business Model

For Asana cofounders Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein, mindfulness means embracing the inhale and the exhale of the workday--and (...)

2013-11-21
Facebook sues alleged spammer over bogus celebrity sex-tape links

Facebook is suing a spammer who bombarded the social network with fake links to celebrity porn. As Courthouse News reports (via BBC), (...)

2013-11-21
How To Buy Your Next Van Gogh Online

Auctionata, an online auction platform for fine art, has attracted over $20 million in funding and is targeting a unique demographic--the (...)

2013-11-20
The Incredible Story Of Marion Stokes, Who Single-Handedly Taped 35 Years Of TV News

From 1977 to 2012, she recorded 140,000 VHS tapes worth of history. Now the Internet Archive has a plan to make them public and searchable.In (...)

2013-11-21
Kwikdesk is Twitter-meets-Snapchat, with a hidden public timeline of ephemeral messages

If you crossed Twitter with Snapchat you’d probably get something like Kwikdesk – a way of sending messages of up to 300 characters (...)

2013-11-21
Google’s Eric Schmidt thinks government censorship will be wiped out within ten years

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt is highly optimistic — he thinks that government censorship can be ended within a decade, (...)

2013-11-20
Pinterest moves into travel after launching new tools to help users plan trips

Pinterest has introduced a new way to help its users derive value from pins in a whole new market: travel. Tonight, the company showed (...)

2013-11-20
Google launches campaign to get more women in India to use the Internet

Google is one of a number of companies that firmly believes that everyone has a right to Internet access, and that’s the motivation (...)

2013-11-21
Microsoft Store is selling ‘Keep Calm While Google Steals Your Data’ mugs, shirts, and hats

Shopping for the perfect Christmas present for your paranoid, conspiracy theorist uncle? Look no further than the Don’t Get Scroogled (...)

2013-11-20
Google’s Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 now available at T-Mobile locations in the US

Google today announced that both its Nexus 5 smartphone and its Nexus 7 tablet are available in T-Mobile locations across the US. (...)

2013-11-20
Google Translate for Android gets faster and simpler speech translation, gestures, support for more languages

Google today released an updated Google Translate app for Android with faster and simpler speech translation, gestures, and support (...)

2013-11-20

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