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IPanda: China Is Creating A 24-Hour Live Panda Stream

A research center in Chengdu will direct 28 cameras on its more than 80 giant pandas. To sate your panda fix (sneezing panda, (...)

2013-07-31
Why This Photog Sets His Negatives Ablaze

He’s not protesting, or even erasing the evidence: Photographer Peter Hoffman burns film negatives to make an environmental (...)

2013-07-31
Kickstarting: A Handy Bluetooth Keyboard For Your iPhone

MyType is a flexible keyboard for your smartphone or tablet. And it fits in your pocket. MyType, the pocketable, Bluetooth keyboard (...)

2013-07-31
Healthier Employees Are Happier Employees (And Also Cheaper Employees)

Sherpaa tries to cut through the insanity of the health care industry to bring streamlined heath care to employees and streamlined (...)

2013-07-31
Facebook breaks public content out of its box with Embedded Posts for the Web

Facebook is releasing a new feature that will eventually give all publishers and users the ability to embed any public post from the (...)

2013-07-31
LinkedIn launches new Company Page analytics for tracking follower growth, post performance and more

LinkedIn is targeting businesses, brands and social media managers once again with a redesigned and expanded analytics section for (...)

2013-07-31
How Social Brands Manage Their Customer Care [Infographic]

Some brands have taken their traditional customer care approach to successfully adapt it to social media. In this Infographic, Social (...)

2013-07-31
“Uncarriable Carrier Bags” Remind Us, Cheekily, To Not Carry Bags

Whatcha got in the bag, freak? Mother London really wants you to stop carrying plastic bags, and the ad firm will shame you (...)

2013-07-31
Money Turns People Into Jerks, Says Science

Running stop signs. Taking candy from children. Cheating at games. If you’re wealthy, chances are, you’re more likely (...)

2013-07-31
Even Republicans Think Climate Denial Is Crazy

Young Republicans--the future of the party--are on board with the idea that climate change is a real thing. Not even Republicans (...)

2013-07-31
How To Save Your Startup From The “Spotlight Effect”

In the beginning of 2010, when daily deals site Groupon was really hitting its stride and copycat businesses were popping up left (...)

2013-07-31
Present-Day Marketing Teases Future Film, “X-Men: Days Of Future Past”

"The Wolverine" is less than a week old, and Fox is already hard at work promoting the next movie in the series. As the websites (...)

2013-07-31
You Tell Me If This Word Processing App Is Worth $15 Million

The Valley is trapped in a bubble. And just because it hasn’t popped doesn’t make it any more removed from reality. (...)

2013-07-31
Condoms Don’t Just Protect Against Bad Bugs, They Help Good Ones

Scientists have found that using protection does a lot of good for the vagina’s microbiome. So wrap it up: chivalry now comes (...)

2013-07-31
Watch This Guy Hack His MacBook Air Into A Gaming Beast

In exchange for effortless portability, MacBook Air users accept that their sliver-thin machines will never be able to play graphical (...)

2013-07-31
Burpple redesigns its foodie photo-sharing app for iOS and Android, adds Social Menus and Wishlists

Burpple updated its foodie-focused photo-sharing and discovery app for iOS and Android today with its most significant redesign to (...)

2013-07-31
StackSocial signs strategic partnership with AOL for its white-label online marketplace

E-commerce platform StackSocial has announced signing a partnership with AOL. The startup will provide its white-label online marketplace (...)

2013-07-31
Infographic: Porn Vs. Real Sex, Explained In Food

Put it this way: A banana and a jar of Nutella can go a long way toward explaining the difference between pornography and real-life (...)

2013-07-31
Documenting San Diego’s Disturbing Lack Of Street Lights

A new photo and reporting series talks to locals who’ve been affected by the city’s broken or missing streetlights. (...)

2013-07-31
US government is filing 10 times the number of requests for Twitter user info than any other country

An updated transparency report put out by Twitter every six months has revealed today that the US government made some 902 requests (...)

2013-07-31
Google Flights now offers ‘tips’ and ‘best flights’ for budget- and time-conscious travelers

Google’s Flights search service has been updated with a new ‘tips’ feature designed to surface cheaper flights. Naturally, tips (...)

2013-07-31
The First Company That TED Ever Invested In Is Changing The Way We Make Presentations

Say goodbye to those boring PowerPoints: Prezi hopes to make all your presentations as good as a TED Talk. In 2009, the founders (...)

2013-07-31
Could The Future Of Health Care Mean No Waits In Hospitals?

As medical treatment is impacted by technology, consumerization, and the mobile revolution, we may see a world where your doctor (...)

2013-07-31
Famous Corporate Logos, Remade With A Dose Of Shameful Truth

McDonald’s arches grow obese as BP douses an angry bird in oil. It’s your favorite logos gone a bit more mean and a (...)

2013-07-31
The Russian Vodka Boycott For Gay Rights Is A Meaningless Gesture

Instead of this meaningless piece of easy slacktivism, why not boycott something that will hit Russia where it actually counts: (...)

2013-07-31
As Sharknado Hits Theaters, What We Can Learn From A Schlock Social Phenomenon

Cashing in on the social media sensation, Syfy and NCM Media Networks will release Sharknado in select theaters for one night only, (...)

2013-07-31
10 Things We Learned About Marina Abramovic From Her Reddit “Ask Me Anything”

Acclaimed performance artist Marina Abramović accepted questions from anonymous Reddit users for an hour, and it was a very (...)

2013-07-31
Charting The Ever-Rising Numbers Of American Obesity

This infographic shows what’s happened to our waistlines from 1995 to the present. It’s hard to remember just how (...)

2013-07-31
Facebook finally tops its IPO stock price, more than a year after it went public

Facebook’s stock price passed $38 per share today, allowing initial investors to turn a profit over a year after it became a public (...)

2013-07-31
Sony’s second Digital Motion Picture Centre for filmmakers will open soon at the UK’s Pinewood Studios

A little over a year after Sony opened its first Digital Motion Picture Centre (DMPC) in California’s Culver City, the technology (...)

2013-07-31
Google to roll out free ‘speedier’ WiFi at 7,000 Starbucks stores in the US

Google has announced a tie-up with Starbucks that will see all 7,000 of the coffeehouse giant’s company-operated stores in the US (...)

2013-07-31
Chirpify closes $6M series A round to help bring its social commerce platform to live events and TV

Social commerce platform Chirpify has closed its $6 million series A round of funding with investments from Voyager Capital,  Saturn (...)

2013-07-31
It looks like Google has unplugged its Google Music streaming service in India

Last October, Google shut down Google Music in China, and today, some nine months later, the company appears to have cut the cord (...)

2013-07-31
Facebook testing ‘On This Day’ tab in the News Feed to give users take a trip down memory lane

Facebook is testing a News Feed filter across its Web and mobile apps called ‘On This Day’ which – as is probably pretty self-explanatory (...)

2013-07-31
Disney’s Magical Flashlight Brings Kids’ Books To Life

A focus on "lightweight interactivity" makes this prototype feel fun, not overly fussy. Maybe being the dad of a toddler makes (...)

2013-07-31
How The Publicis Omnicom Megamerger Will Impact Clients, Creativity (And Some Advice For The New Co-CEOs)

The merger that created the world’s biggest ad company will have a big impact on the bank accounts of some of the people (...)

2013-07-31
Walter White Channels “Ozymandias” In The Teaser For The Final Episodes Of “Breaking Bad”

Spoiler alert: Things end bleakly for Ozymandias, too. Perhaps a Walt Whitman poem would have been more appropriate, given the (...)

2013-07-30
Line’s Path-like Line Band social network comes to desktops after passing 15m downloads

Line has further demonstrated that it does a lot more than just run its mobile messaging service with 200 million registered users, (...)

2013-07-31
Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor’s Quip is a word processor to serve today’s mobile and desktop needs

Former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor and ex-Google’er Kevin Gibbs have launched their latest endeavor called Quip. This startup aims (...)

2013-07-31
Google letting Glass Explorers invite a friend to join the program

If you have any friends that have turned into “Glassholes“, here’s an incentive for you to still be nice to them: Google is (...)

2013-07-31
For Today’s Nomads, A Portable Lamp Made Of Styrofoam Peanuts

This lightweight lamp is always packaged and ready for a move. It’s a well-reported fact that more people are moving to (...)

2013-07-31
New digitally-signed malware hijacks Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ accounts via Chrome and Firefox plugins

A new piece of malware taking the form of fake extensions for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that hijack Facebook, Twitter, and (...)

2013-07-30
Google launches Views, a community site for contributing Android’s photo spheres to Google Maps

Google today announced the launch of a new community site called Views. The new service serves one main purpose: it’s a place to (...)

2013-07-30
A Pillow Where Your Beloved iPhone Can Rest Its Weary Head

Snarkitecture’s whimsical design lets your iPhone get some much-deserved shut-eye. Sometimes your iPhone just needs a (...)

2013-07-30
Enter Ben Stiller’s “Secret Life” In This Dreamy, Dialogue-Free Trailer

The just-released first trailer for Ben Stiller’s passion project, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," doesn’t need (...)

2013-07-30
Want A Cronut? Donate To A Food Bank

Hungry New Yorkers everywhere will benefit from this pro-social meme. The Cronut Project was born when three advertising agency (...)

2013-07-30
Why Some Great Ideas Catch And Others Don’t

Anesthesia caught on overnight, while antiseptic took decades. Why? In 1846, a Boston dentist named William Morton demonstrated (...)

2013-07-30
Facebook reportedly planning 15-second video ads priced at $1M-$2.5M per day

Bloomberg is reporting that Facebook is planning to introduce 15-second “TV-style commercials” to its News Feed later this year (...)

2013-07-30

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