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Reorganizing the social media landscape with the updated Conversation Prism

There are thousands of companies starting each year looking to find some way to tie themselves into the social media industry. Often (...)

2013-06-30
Google adds its free and open-source VP9 video codec to latest Chrome build

Google today announced it has enable its VP9 video codec by default on the Chrome dev channel. The addition means users of the company’s (...)

2013-06-30
Zynga stock spikes 12% after it reportedly poaches a key Microsoft exec to help turn its business around

Following the report from AllThingsD that Zynga has poached a key Microsoft executive, Don Mattrick, shares in the social gaming company (...)

2013-06-30
Google Glass update brings more voice commands, messages to any Gmail contacts and web browsing

An update rolling out to Google Glass customers today will bring some much needed expansion of the unit’s capabilities. This includes (...)

2013-06-30
Google rolls out new navigation for Webmaster Tools based on the four stages of search

Google today unveiled a new navigation for its Webmaster Tools. The updated design is available now, and there doesn’t appear to (...)

2013-06-30
Bebo’s founder Michael Birch buys back the social network for $1M from Criterion Capital Corporation

Michael Birch, founder of the Bebo social network, revealed on Twitter today that he has repurchased the company from Criterion Capital (...)

2013-06-30
Russian Internet giant Mail.ru drops Google to power all search engine queries itself

Russian Internet behemoth Mail.ru has officially announced that it’s dropping Google to provide all queries made by users of its (...)

2013-06-30
Facebook for Windows Phone gets a complete UI overhaul, high-res pictures, post sharing, Timeline view, and more

Microsoft today announced a major update to Facebook for Windows Phone. You can download the new version now directly from the Windows (...)

2013-06-30
Think Your Office Is Soulless? Check Out This Amazon Fulfillment Center

When Amazon opened its warehouse in the former coal-mining town of Rugeley, England, residents thought the company might bring (...)

2013-06-30
Happiness Means Creativity: One Company’s Bet On Positive Psychology

Rather than just fix what’s ailing, positive psychology looks to actively improve individual and organizational well-being. (...)

2013-06-30
5 Of The Most Impactful Public Service Campaigns In The World

These ads from around the world aren’t selling anything, they’re just promoting messages for good. All too often, (...)

2013-06-30
Hi All: The Absurdity of Company-Wide Emails, Visualized

This Tumblr celebrates those office queries that weirdly go out to everyone. The ‘reply all’ button has long been (...)

2013-06-30
Offline over the weekend? Don’t worry we’ve got your tech news right here

If your weekends are full of gallivanting around outside or spending time with your friends and family then you’re bound to miss (...)

2013-06-30
Why startups are taking social networking offline

On April 30, Kate Jackson had the enterprise high. At The Next Women European Pitch event in central London, Kate was one of several (...)

2013-06-29
Our Flooded Future, According To FEMA

By 2100, the area of the U.S. at risk for inundation will increase 45%. These maps--from the guys who are going to have to deal (...)

2013-06-27
A Single Coat Design Combats Homelessness, In Detroit And Beyond

A design for a winter coat that doubles into a sleeping bag quickly evolved into the Empowerment Plan, an initiative that trains (...)

2013-06-27
An Illustrated Guide To Recognizing Your Gay Stereotypes

Say hello to The Bear, The Twink, The Butch, and your other gay icons. In the spirit of combating stereotypes by reclaiming (...)

2013-06-27
This South Korean Bridge Lights Up To Persuade People Not To Jump

When you walk over the Mapo Bridge in Seoul, it flashes you a message of hope. South Korea has the second highest rate of suicides (...)

2013-06-27
Beach Closed? It’s Because There’s Too Much Poop In The Water

Refreshing! A new report on beach closings finds that raw sewage is the number one cause keeping you out of the water this summer. (...)

2013-06-27
Dash Shaw Tells Surreal Theme Park Story In Color-Drunk “New School” Graphic Novel

The graphic novelist talks about color as a story driver and the power of ink on paper. Dash Shaw is no Luddite. The Brooklyn-based (...)

2013-06-27
Browse This Awesome Collection Of Sci-Fi Interfaces

Ever wonder where the touch screens from Children of Men came from? Now you know. Designer, filmmaker, and Berg creative director (...)

2013-06-27
Can The Threat Of Climate Change Make Cities Richer And Healthier?

If cities are trying to reduce their footprint and investing in a climate-proof infrastructure, the benefits are astounding. (...)

2013-06-27
This 34-Story Skyscraper Would Be The Tallest Wood Building In The World

This proposed Swedish tower would show that not all our buildings have to be built from metal and glass. It’s no longer (...)

2013-06-27
How Virtual Reality Can Curb Your Social Anxiety

A British company has begun projecting socially anxious clients into awkward, ultra-realistic social situations--all in the hopes (...)

2013-06-27
Do I Play Chess Better In A Dress? Test Any Theory With This Randomized Trial Tool

You can now set up your own (semi) clinical trials and perform ridiculous research, with the help of Randomise Me. Ever wondered (...)

2013-06-27
Downloaded: How Napster Conquered the World, How the World Conquered Napster, and Where We Are Now

Director Alex Winter’s documentary on file-sharing service Napster mines the gray area between the tech people and the record (...)

2013-06-27
Canuckify Your Photos With The KnowCanada Photo App

Bruce Mau Design makes an app of its clever Canadian brand ID. Think you know Canada? A new photo app for Apple, KnowCanada, (...)

2013-06-27
An Inside Look At The Process Of Making A 3-D Portrait From DNA

Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s creepy Stranger Visions project attempted to create a likeness of a person based just on their DNA. (...)

2013-06-27
How An Umbrella Pushed Pixar’s Aesthetic Into New Territory

Saschka Unseld’s The Blue Umbrella--the photo-realistic short that precedes Monsters University--goes beyond the proven Pixar (...)

2013-06-27
Sleight Of Hand: These Sculptures Of Draped Cloth Are Made Of Wood

Artist and woodworker Tom Eckert magically transforms hard material into fluid compositions. The success of a magic trick depends (...)

2013-06-27
Watch: A Low-Tech Technique For Making High-Tech Fabrics

The New York-based textile expert has created mesh for Humanscale chairs and reflective gear for Nike apparel. Here, she talks (...)

2013-06-27
The Fascinating, Makeshift Shelters That Occupied Turkey’s Protests

Istanbul architects document the simple, ingenious encampments of #OccupyGezi. Like recent protest movements that inspired it, (...)

2013-06-27
In The Future, The Whole World Will Be A Classroom

Futurist Marina Gorbis discusses the future of education and how a new "socialstructured" world will change how everyone--children (...)

2013-06-27
An iPhone Flight App Straight Out Of The Pan Am Era

A new app called Flying aims for convenience but also hopes to bring back some of the wonder to air travel. When you strip away (...)

2013-06-27
New Home Sensors Will Keep You Up To Date On How Much Water And Power You’re Wasting

New additions to the suite of offerings to create the smart home will monitor exactly how all your resources flow in and out of (...)

2013-06-27
Vine Withers as New Instagram Video Shares Take Lead on Twitter

It has been only about 10 days since video on Instagram debuted, and Twitter-owned competitor Vine is already losing ground. Marketing (...)

2013-06-28
It’s time to stop comparing Instagram and Vine using Twitter

Reports this week suggesting that Instagram’s adoption of video has seen use of Twitter-owned Vine “tank” are wide of the mark, (...)

2013-06-28
Instagram comes under large-scale spam attack, prompts affected users to reset passwords

Instagram has prompted a large number of users to reset their passwords after the popular photo (and now video) sharing site came (...)

2013-06-28
This week at Microsoft: Build, Windows 8.1, and a new plan for startups

It was Build season in San Francisco, which meant that Microsoft was out in full force both digitally and in the flesh, talking up (...)

2013-06-28
Google Reader is going away on July 1. Here’s what you need to know.

In case you forgot, Google is cutting off service on its RSS reader product on July 1. If you’re one of the remaining few that’s (...)

2013-06-28
Facebook to review which Pages and Groups can show ads after complaints about inappropriate content

Facebook has revamped the way its advertising system works in response to concerns from major brands who were concerned about where (...)

2013-06-27
Google rolls out a new Google+ Follow button for sites and new badges for Communities, Pages, and Profiles

Google+ turned two years old today. To celebrate, Google has announced an updated Follow button, a new Communities badge, and updated (...)

2013-06-27
Facebook fixes behavior that caused Android app to collect user phone numbers, deletes data from its servers

Earlier this week, security firm Symantec discovered Facebook for Android leaks its users’ phone numbers, sending them back to the (...)

2013-06-27
Google+ Photos gets an option to move images between albums, new Download button, and faster uploading

Google+ turns two today and Google has already redesigned its buttons and badges, but that’s not all. The service is also getting (...)

2013-06-27
Google News gets a facelift with new sports scores, weather and section-specific Editors’ Picks

Google News has gotten a few new bells and whistles, in the form of a new box showing recent sports scores, a four-day weather forecast (...)

2013-06-27
Join Us for a Discussion About Social Media Day

In 2010, Mashable launched Social Media Day to celebrate the growth of digital and social media. Going into our fourth annual year (...)

2013-06-27
Google adds native Microsoft Word and Excel file editing to latest Chrome OS build

Google has added native Microsoft Office file editing to the dev channel for Chrome OS. The addition means Chrome OS users on the (...)

2013-06-27
Addvocate unveils its pricing structure, adds new social actions, and names ex-Oracle VP as COO

Employee advocacy and coordination platform Addvocate has launched a new pricing structure and also rolled out new social actions (...)

2013-06-27

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