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Nexus 5 makes brief appearance on Google Play: $349 for 16GB version (Screenshots)

The Nexus 5 is the worst kept surprise in the tech industry. We’ve seen extensive images of the upcoming Google flagship, it’s (...)

2013-10-16
Use this bookmarklet to unsubscribe from all LinkedIn emails in a snap

Out of all the social network notifications, LinkedIn emails are by the far the worst. They’re also the most annoying to unsubscribe (...)

2013-10-16
Storify’s embeddable stories now listed under Twitter’s related headlines section

Storify has released an update whereby its embeddable stories are now included as part of Twitter’s related headlines feature. As (...)

2013-10-16
Facebook updates iOS app to support editing of comments and posts, attaching photos to comments

Facebook has issued a minor update to its iOS app that adds support for editing posts and comments, including a photo on a comment (...)

2013-10-16
Twitter Glitch Prevents Sending Some DMs With Links

Some Twitter users have been unable to send direct messages containing links, according to multiple reports. The issue, which was (...)

2013-10-16
Ever wanted to skydive over New York City? Now you can using Map Dive, powered by Google Maps

It’s not often just anyone is allowed to parachute onto the Statue of Liberty, but with Map Dive you can control a yellow avatar (...)

2013-10-16
Traditional work hours are a myth: Why companies should ditch the 9-to-5 standard

Ilya Pozin is an entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of Open Me, a social greeting card company, and Ciplex, a (...)

2013-10-16
The Next Web is hiring weekend writers! Eat, sleep, dream tech? Apply now.

Tech news doesn’t stop last thing on a Friday, it continues throughout the weekend. That’s why we want to hire passionate, skilled (...)

2013-10-16
Twitter Hires Google Advertising Executive Ahead of IPO

Twitter has hired a Google advertising executive to be head of retail, as the company ramps up hiring and works to expand its business (...)

2013-10-16
Think Your Meetings Are Bad? Wait Until You See Your New Conference Room

We all know the value of an efficient workplace environment. We also know that nothing screams collaboration like an old fashioned (...)

2013-10-16
Twitter confirms that ‘a technical issue’ is affecting the sending of links via direct messages

Some Twitter users have experienced difficulties in sending links via direct messages today, and a Twitter spokesperson has told TNW (...)

2013-10-16
The official Facebook app for Windows 8 is now rolling out to users

Good news for Windows 8 users: the official Facebook app is finally coming to users of the Microsoft platform, as The Verge reports. (...)

2013-10-16
This Makeup Lets You Launch Drones With Just A Blink Of An Eye

Perhaps the most fascinating item to come out of the recent ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2013 Conference (ITS) is eyeshadow (...)

2013-10-15
LinkedIn brings its Work With Us job tool to mobile, launches iOS app to help recruiters manage candidates

LinkedIn today unveiled two new mobile products designed to help recruiters and job candidates better connect with one another and (...)

2013-10-15
LinkedIn lists 2013′s most in demand employers: Google, Apple keep first and second but Microsoft, Facebook slip

LinkedIn today released its 2013 list of Most InDemand Employers. The top two companies were both in the technology sector: Google (...)

2013-10-15
Facebook narrows default privacy settings for new teens users from ‘friends of friends’ to just ‘friends’

Facebook is making a slight tweak to its settings when a new user signs in, specifically if you’re between the ages of 13 and 17. (...)

2013-10-15
Twitter was first created by adapting status-sharing service TXTmob for mainstream use, founder claims

The New York Times last week published an article titled “All Is Fair in Love and Twitter.” Tad Hirsch, a researcher in MIT’s (...)

2013-10-15
Facebook Lowers Age Rule to Allow Teens to Post Publicly

Facebook is giving its teenage users a public voice on the platform. For the first time, beginning Wednesday, users between the (...)

2013-10-15
Facebook Lowers Age Rule, Allows Teens to Post Publicly

Facebook is giving its teenage users a public voice on the platform. For the first time, beginning Wednesday, users between the (...)

2013-10-15
Watch Us Save Your Messy Desk On HuffPost Live

Change your desk; change the way you work. First we talked about awesome desks. Then, quickly, we realized that many of you have (...)

2013-10-15
Google guides journalists to its digital resources with new Google Media Tools hub

Google has introduced a new hub aimed at guiding journalists and reporters to its suite of online tools. Google Media Tools serves (...)

2013-10-15
Signifyd wants to use your social media profiles to detect e-commerce fraud

Signifyd has launched a e-commerce fraud protection service that tracks 120 indicators, including social media profiles, device IDs, (...)

2013-10-15
Why NowThis News Has Traditional Media Scrambling

Since the launch of Instagram Video in June, media organizations have experimented with 15-second video as a news vehicle. However, (...)

2013-10-15
How Twitter’s New DM Will Impact Brand Marketing

As news broke that Twitter is rolling out a new option for its direct message (DM) feature, reactions ranged from indifference to (...)

2013-10-15
Twitter will list on the New York Stock Exchange as TWTR

Twitter has modified its SEC paperwork with a note that intends to list on the New York Stock Exchange with the stock symbol TWTR, (...)

2013-10-14
After falling asleep on a train as a boy, Indian man finds his way home 26 years later with Google Earth

Google today is telling the story of a five-year-old boy named Saroo Munshi Khan who fell asleep on a stationary train during a break (...)

2013-10-14
Facebook is testing the addition of a Follow button on Pages

Facebook is experimenting with adding a Follow button on Pages. The company confirmed this is a feature it is currently trying out (...)

2013-10-14
Design In 30 Seconds: Jawbone On Delighting The Customer

See the winners of our Innovation By Design Awards here, and more highlights from the conference here. Hosain Rahman is one of our (...)

2013-10-14
Google announces its Chrome Dev Summit sold out in under a minute, will live-stream all sessions on YouTube

Google today announced its Chrome Dev Summit sold out in under one minute. The two-day event is designed for Web developers who want (...)

2013-10-14
Google Maps for iOS gets faster access to navigation, route and traffic overview, and a tips and tricks section

Google today updated its Maps app for iOS with new features and support for the Arabic and Hebrew languages. You can download the (...)

2013-10-14
Report: NSA Gathers Millions of Email and IM Contact Lists

The NSA may be all over your buddy list — whether or not you actually have any friends there. According to a new report from (...)

2013-10-14
Angus Clark And Song Division Rock The Business World

You may not know Angus Clark but you have probably seen him. Or you have at least heard him. Clark is a veteran touring and studio (...)

2013-10-14
Facebook announces tools to let advertisers target people who visited their site or used their mobile app

Facebook today announced new custom audience features that let advertisers and market target users who have previously visited their (...)

2013-10-14
Some Google Play Music All Access subscribers are having issues playing music on the Web

Google Play Music All Access appears to be in a spot of bother. A number of users are reporting that they’re unable to play any (...)

2013-10-14
Former Android exec Hugo Barra reflects on his first week at ‘Google-like’ Xiaomi

Hugo Barra, former Google VP for Android and now vice president for Xiaomi Global, has already spent one week working with the (...)

2013-10-13
Check out Flickr’s attractive new photo layout now before it arrives later this year

Flickr is looking to improve the photo experience on its social network. Beginning today, users can opt-in to preview its new layout, (...)

2013-10-13
Twitter brings scheduled tweets to its Ad Products, lets you pick times and dates up to a year in advance

Twitter today announced it is rolling out a scheduled tweets feature to its Ad Products. This isn’t an English-only release: scheduled (...)

2013-10-13
Google reveals Android 4.4 KitKat will require an SMS app to be set as default

Google today revealed that Android 4.4 (KitKat) will introduce the concept of a default SMS app, which the user can select in system (...)

2013-10-13
How Social Data Changes Everything We Know About Marketing Strategies

The emergence of social media and the steady decline of mass media are the two biggest marketing stories of the decade. Both print (...)

2013-10-13
Journal app Narrato goes freemium, now iPad-optimized with landscape mode, social sharing and more

Narrato rolled out a major update to its all-in-one journal app today, offering a new iPad-optimized version and support for the 64-bit A7 (...)

2013-10-13
4 Ways to Write LinkedIn Messages That Actually Get Read

Imagine you were at a networking event, and you spot someone you don’t know but would love to. Maybe she has your dream job, (...)

2013-10-13
Design In 30 Seconds: Airbnb On Brains Vs. Beauty

See the winners of our Innovation By Design Awards here, and more highlights from the conference here. Joe Gebbia was one of our Co.Design (...)

2013-10-13
HootSuite adds support for App.net, includes post creation, stream, mentions, search, re-post, reply, and star

App.net today announced Hootsuite has added support for the social network. If you have a Hootsuite account, you can add App.net to (...)

2013-10-13
The Greatest Productivity Tool You Never Thought Of: Email Autoresponder

When we emailed Kelly Hoey to see if we could ask her about why the autoresponder is becoming part of being a well–adjusted (...)

2013-10-13
Banksy Set Up Shop In Central Park This Weekend

British graffiti artist Banksy has been pulling art pranks New York City this past week, as some Fast Company employees can testify. (...)

2013-10-13
Jack Dorsey denies ousting forgotten founder, as he tells his side of Twitter’s early story

With an upcoming IPO, Twitter has a vested interest in smoothing out people’s perceptions of its founding story. So perhaps its (...)

2013-10-13
Obvious Engineering’s Seene app lets you create and share 3D photos on the iPhone

Computer vision R&D startup Obvious Engineering has released Seene, an iPhone app that aims to be a “3D Instagram” by using (...)

2013-10-13
Facebook acquires mobile app analytics startup Onavo to beef up its Internet.org initiative

Mobile analytics company Onavo has been acquired by Facebook in a deal that beefs up its Internet.org initiative to promote universal (...)

2013-10-13

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