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Why is the first medical tricorder coming from a startup, Scanadu, and not a med-tech giant?

At the Dublin Web Summit last week, I met Sam de Brouwer, co-founder of one of the most interesting startups of the past couple of (...)

2013-11-09
Want Your Instagram Photos To Get Attention? Use The Color Blue

A new study of more than 30 million Instagram images shows which pictures are likely to get the most likes.Here are a few things you (...)

2013-11-08
Facebook is investigating user reports of Timelines on profiles and Pages failing to load (Update: Fixed)

Facebook users are reporting issues with their Timelines loading, both on profiles and Pages. The issue appears to be widespread, (...)

2013-11-08
Google launches standalone Chrome Apps Developer Tool

Google today launched the Chrome Apps Developer Tool. In short, the company has ported the developer-mode setting of the chrome://extensions (...)

2013-11-08
Strategies for getting mobile-savvy shoppers back in retail stores

Carin van Vuuren is Chief Marketing Officer of Usablenet, a global leader in mobile and multi-channel technology and a pioneer in (...)

2013-11-08
Facebook Timelines on profiles and Pages are failing to load for many users

Facebook users are reporting issues with their Timelines loading, both on profiles and Pages. The issue appears to be widespread, (...)

2013-11-08
Tech event roundup: Conferences that you need to know about

It’s time for our regular roundup of tech and media events from around the world. We’ll highlight events listed on  TNW Market. Look (...)

2013-11-08
YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim asks: ‘Why the f*** do I need a Google+ account to comment on a video?’

YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim has shared his thoughts on the new Google+ commenting system that was introduced to the video-sharing (...)

2013-11-08
FightMe for iOS wants you to challenge friends and strangers with 30-second videos

FightMe, a cross between a social network and a challenge app, has launched for iOS following a beta period that opened in July this (...)

2013-11-08
Prescription Google Glass lenses will be available in early 2014

Google Glass may still be a pipe dream for most people, but the Internet giant is already planning ahead by tying down a partner to (...)

2013-11-08
Bank statement ads based on your spending habits? Cardlytics’ UK rollout continues, the world to follow

There seems to be no safe-haven from advertisers’ claws these days, with face-detecting digital ads, video-fingerprinting in your (...)

2013-11-08
Instagram Blocks Hashtags Related To Selling Drugs

A discovery by the BBC pushes Instagram to try to stop itself becoming a drug store. For the wrong drugs.Instagram has undertaken (...)

2013-11-08
Why Video Games Succeed Where The Movie And Music Industries Fail

And what the rest of the entertainment world can do about it.In September, a new pop–culture milestone was reached. The fourteenth (...)

2013-11-07
Made In Texas: First 3–D Printed Metal Gun Created, Assembled And Fired

This is not about "sad, disfigured Yoda heads" but a more sophisticated 3–D print technology known as laser sintering.Six months (...)

2013-11-08
Google turns purple: This is the result of switching over colors of competing brand logos

This designer, Paula Rupolo, decided to swap the colors of logos that famous competing brands use, and here’s the result. Hint: (...)

2013-11-08
Twitter follows Facebook in launching an Android alpha testing program

Twitter has sent a note out to members of its Twitter for Android Experiment Google Group inviting them to take part in a new alpha (...)

2013-11-08
Here’s the amazing note 9-year-old Vivienne Harr wrote to Twitter’s Stone after ringing the NYSE bell

Twitter had the opportunity to open the New York Stock Exchange today in honor of the company’s Initial Public Offering. However, (...)

2013-11-07
No, the Twitter IPO Is Not a Sign of a Tech Bubble

Twitter’s stunning IPO success has sparked suggestions that we are in the middle of another tech bubble. With scant few significant (...)

2013-11-07
Google Hangouts for iOS gets status updates, but no SMS/MMS support, animated GIFs, or location sharing

Google today didn’t just update Hangouts for Android, it also released a new version of Hangouts for iOS, which you can download (...)

2013-11-07
Blue Instagram photos get you more likes, study says

When visual analytics platform Curalate set out to quantify the impact that different image qualities have on Instagram, it discovered (...)

2013-11-07
Google Hangouts 2.0 for Android is out with SMS and MMS support, animated GIFs, location and status sharing

As expected, Google today released its much-anticipated Hangouts 2.0 update for Android. You can download the new version now directly (...)

2013-11-07
Twitter ends its first day of trading at $44.94, up 72.84% but slightly below its opening price

In the United States, the stock markets have closed for the day. It also marks the end of Twitter’s first day as a public company (...)

2013-11-07
Google Glass update adds new commands to bring up your agenda and get directions to home and work

Google continues to develop Glass, its highly anticipated wearable head-mounted computer, with a couple of updates today which give (...)

2013-11-07
Google Drive for iOS gets support for multiple accounts, printing via Google Cloud Print and AirPrint

Google today announced an update to its Google Drive app for iOS, adding two new features and fixing the usual round of bugs. You (...)

2013-11-07
Badgeville updates its gamification platform with personalization and enterprise options

Gamification company Badgeville has released a new version of its tools which brings features like social rewards, personalization (...)

2013-11-07
In pictures: Twitter kicks off its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange

It’s a day for the history books. Twitter will soon launch its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), (...)

2013-11-07
Google says its latest PageSpeed modules help render pages up to 2x faster, particularly on mobile devices

As part of its mission to speed up the Web, Google today announced the latest beta versions of its mod_pagespeed and ngx_pagespeed (...)

2013-11-07
Zuckerberg once called Twitter ‘a clown car that fell into a gold mine’

With news of Twitter’s IPO today making waves around the world, Bloomberg TV reported that Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, (...)

2013-11-07
Twitter just became a public company, opened at $45.10 on the NYSE

Twitter is now a public company having successfully opened up its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), (...)

2013-11-07
Apple To Offer In–Store Repairs For Its Newest iPhone Models

Repairs––including replacement touch screens––will be offered to owners of the iPhone 5S and 5C.Owners of broken iPhones may (...)

2013-11-07
Gogobot adds personalized recommendations to its social travel network

Travel recommendation service and social network Gogobot unveiled a new product today called Tribes that it believes will help users (...)

2013-11-07
Facebook announces plans to open its fifth engineering office, in Boston

Facebook today announced its fifth official engineering team will be located in Boston, along with Menlo Park, Seattle, New York, (...)

2013-11-07
Developer Push By Google Hints Public Launch For Glass Is On Its Way

Google looks to be preparing the ground for a public launch of its Glass headset.Google is reportedly inviting app developers to a (...)

2013-11-07
Facebook lets US Android users set TV show reminders directly from Pages

Facebook has started adding real-time reminders for TV Listings for users of its Android app in a bid not to be left behind by the (...)

2013-11-07
Google is seeking a watchdog in Europe to monitor its compliance with an antitrust settlement

Since 2010, Google has been under investigation by EU regulators over instances where the company allegedly manipulated its search (...)

2013-11-06
New Google Maps gets Pegman back, Street View tweaks, 3D Earth Tours, preview directions, and Waze traffic reports

Google today announced another big update to the new version of Google Maps, improving the service via features like Earth Tours, (...)

2013-11-06
YouTube begins rolling out its new Google+ commenting system to individual video pages

YouTube is rolling out its new commenting platform this week. Previously announced in September and limited to channel pages, the (...)

2013-11-06
Storify further integrates with Twitter to turn any story into a slideshow and embed it into a Tweet

Storify is becoming better integrated with Twitter. Today the Livefyre-owned company announced that its stories have been directly (...)

2013-11-06
Microsoft and Facebook sponsor Internet Bug Bounty program, offer cash for hacking the Internet stack

Microsoft and Facebook today jointly launched a new initiative called the Internet Bug Bounty program. In short, the two companies (...)

2013-11-06
New Google Maps gets Street View improvements, Earth Tours, step-by-step previews, and traffic reports via Waze

Google today announced another big update to the new version of Google Maps, improving the service via features like Earth Tours, (...)

2013-11-06
Facebook open-sources Presto, a homegrown SQL query engine for mining its enormous data warehouses

Facebook is open-sourcing Presto, an SQL query engine that it developed in-house to help analysts, data scientists and engineers pick (...)

2013-11-06
Adblock Plus now lets you remove photo and video previews from Twitter’s website

Having blocked various Facebook annoyances in addition to ads Adblock Plus is now moving on to Twitter. The company has added a new (...)

2013-11-06
Here are Facebook’s redesigned Like and Share buttons, launching today

Facebook unveiled new, redesigned Like and Share buttons for its social network today, both of which use a bright, blue background (...)

2013-11-06
Google updates Maps with WebGL-powered Earth Tours, step-by-step previews, and traffic incident reports from Waze

Google today announced another big update to the new version of Google Maps, improving the service via features like Earth Tours, (...)

2013-11-06
5 Fast––And Cheap!––Ways To Make Your Office Space More Productive

Listen to Vanessa Bradley, manager of advanced applications at office furniture maker Steelcase, for tips on how to make your real (...)

2013-11-06
Amazon CTO: Open source software and the cloud allows startups to focus on innovation

Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels has said that the use of open source software and the immediate availability of scaleable cloud technology (...)

2013-11-06
Why the enterprise cloud will kill Mobile Device Management once and for all

Israel Lifshitz is the founder and CEO of IT service management solutions Nubo. In the corporate world, there has been an ongoing (...)

2013-11-06
Google tech duo thank Snowden for revealing snooping, issue the NSA ‘a giant f*** you’

The revelations that the NSA has seemingly managed to infiltrate and spy upon individuals are bad enough for most of us, but some (...)

2013-11-06

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