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8 startups that leveraged products for social good, and where they’re headed in 2014

There are a litany of points to consider when you’re launching a startup, namely: “What’s the company purpose?,” or “What’s (...)

2013-12-31
14 predictions for 2014 that media experts find unlikely

Jeremy Goldman is the founder of Firebrand Group and the author of the book GoingSocial. Part of my job as a digital and social media (...)

2013-12-31
Twitter in 2013: IPO, acquisitions and experiments

It’s been quite a year for Twitter. Out of the most recognizable companies on the Internet, it has arguably undergone the most significant (...)

2013-12-31
7 key trends from China’s tech scene in 2013

2013 was a year that saw exciting things happen in China’s tech scene — and there have been certain key trends that stood out (...)

2013-12-31
The NSA can reportedly gain backdoor access to the iPhone, among many other tech products

The National Security Agency knows no boundaries — and has tools for spying that span computers, keyboards, firewalls and servers, (...)

2013-12-31
Shared photo albums and “Thumbs Up” stickers among Facebook’s favorite hacks of 2013

As we all know by now, one of the things Facebook is known for are its hackathons. After all, a mainstay of its culture is the Hacker (...)

2013-12-30
Mile-High disruption: Why Denver should be on your tech radar next year

Stuart Wall, CEO of Signpost, a local advertising platform funded by Spark Capital and Google Ventures. In January, Denver will become (...)

2013-12-30
The FAA greenlights six drone test centers, including Virginia Tech and the University of Alaska

Six projects have been selected by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to conduct new research into drones, otherwise known as (...)

2013-12-30
Apps, Phones, And Other Nerd Gear That Failed, Flopped, Or Fizzled In 2013

People were so very excited about these 10 products. Until they actually showed up.Unfortunately, not every promising product winds (...)

2013-12-27
Don’t miss December’s news from the Eastern European tech scene

The last month of the year 2013 was expected to be pretty slow on news as usually happens in December, but it actually brought quite (...)

2013-12-30
Google is reportedly working to bring an Android-based system into your car

The next area of battle for Google seems to be automobiles. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is working with German carmaker (...)

2013-12-29
12 “it” social and content careers to watch for in 2014

2013 has been quite a year for the startup community and social and technology-related businesses in particular. In just a few months, (...)

2013-12-29
Facebook’s 2013: The quest for a ‘mobile-best’ platform

Facebook has spent much of first full year as a public company working on ways to help increase opportunities for advertisers and (...)

2013-12-27
The Most-Read Leadership Stories Of 2013

How your brain works, how social media works, how success works, and how can you get any work done in an open office? The top leadership (...)

2013-12-27
Apple slip-up confuses many as ’12 Days of Gifts’ app lists freebie for £12.99/€12.99

A small technical slip-up has caused Apple a bit of embarrassment this morning. The firm’s ‘12 Days of Gifts‘ app, which promises (...)

2013-12-27
Apple slip-up lists second freebie in its ’12 Days of Gifts’ app for £12.99/€12.99

A small technical slip-up has caused Apple a bit of embarrassment this morning. The firm’s ‘12 Days of Gifts‘ app, which promises (...)

2013-12-27
Chinese Web giant Baidu denies it is spying on users of its Japanese typing software

Tensions between Japan and China are riding high now — and even technology companies are not spared the blow. Chinese search giant (...)

2013-12-27
14 Instagram Photojournalists Who Will Open Your Eyes to the World

Instagram has transformed smartphone users into a legion of amateur photographers, handhelds forever at the ready. At its best, (...)

2013-12-26
We’re Twitter millionaires! Thanks for helping @TheNextWeb reach 1m followers

The Next Web’s Twitter account has just hit a major milestone – we now have 1 million followers. Thanks to each and every one (...)

2013-12-25
Simplicity sells: 10 surprising innovations that make life simpler

Margaret Molloy is the Global CMO for strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale. Follow her at @MargaretMolloy. We live in a world where (...)

2013-12-25
December in Latin America: All the tech news you shouldn’t miss from the past month

December has been a fairly eventful month in Latin America so far, with a flurry of deals and launches being announced before the (...)

2013-12-25
Twitter appears to be testing mobile app install ads in its own apps

It looks like Twitter has been testing out a new type of ad unit on mobile: promoted app installs. Circa co-founder Matt Galligan (...)

2013-12-24
All I want for Christmas is for Twitter to hide images that repeat over and over in my feed

Okay, world peace and an end to illness, poverty and starvation rank above my little wish for a better Twitter experience, but we’re (...)

2013-12-24
The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

Infographics both retro and modern, futuristic transportation, and cartoons of Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts are all featured (...)

2013-12-23
Myspace for iOS gets a redesigned stream, a better profile editor, event live streaming and more

It’s been almost a year since Myspace launched its reimagined social network to the public. The company is struggling to recapture (...)

2013-12-24
Snow! Facebook has added a sprinkle of the white stuff to Chat Heads this Christmas

Last week, many Facebook users saw a cryptic sponsored post crop up in their News Feed: “Chatting just got more festive! Look out (...)

2013-12-24
How to track Santa with Google and Microsoft in 2013

Google site and Microsoft’s respective Santa tracking services are  are now up and running, giving you regular updates as Father (...)

2013-12-24
Check out this Auto-Awesome video shot with Google exec Vic Gundotra’s quadcopter at Stanford

Urs Hölzle took fellow Google exec Vic Gundotra‘s quadcopter to Stanford University last weekend for a spot of filming. We’ve (...)

2013-12-24
Is The New Snapchat Brilliant Or Totally Boneheaded?

A polarizing design decision reveals how the Snapchat founders are thinking about the next phase of their company.Snapchat quietly (...)

2013-12-23
Astronaut Karen Nyberg Talks About Taking Pinterest to Space

At its launch, Pinterest was immediately labeled as an inherently feminine social-media site in its method, largely, it seems, because (...)

2013-12-23
Birdi, The Anti-Pollution Smoke Detector, Tries To Light A Fire On Indiegogo

What if your smoke detector could measure more than just smoke or carbon monoxide?Necessity is the mother of invention, as the old (...)

2013-12-23
This Smart Workout Gear Will Replace Your Trainer

From counting your reps to critiquing your form, these exercise clothes prove that wearable tech is getting smarter.What happens when (...)

2013-12-23
US judge rules privacy lawsuit claiming Hulu gave user data to Facebook and comScore can proceed

A US judge in San Francisco has ruled that a privacy lawsuit against Hulu will move forward. Reuters reports that in today’s ruling, (...)

2013-12-23
Stevie now turns any Twitter topic into a social TV channel

Stevie, the TV-focused startup that emerged from Microsoft’s Azure Accelerator in Israel in early 2012, has introduced an interesting (...)

2013-12-23
TNW is nearly at 1m Twitter followers. Help us celebrate and maybe win a PlayStation 4!

Sometime in the next few days we’ll be millionaires – in terms of Twitter followers, anyway. Yes, @TheNextWeb is teetering on (...)

2013-12-23
CircleMe takes its interest-based social network to Android

We first took a peek at CircleMe way back in October 2011 when it launched in private beta. In a nutshell, the app makes it easy to (...)

2013-12-23
Social Media Mixology: Which Networks to Use Together

Here at Mashable, we preach the importance of knowing your social networks. Different sites have different audiences, favor different (...)

2013-12-23
Thailand’s top tech entrepreneurs aim to fix Southeast Asia’s e-commerce ‘bottleneck’

Though it boasts a population of over 600 million people, e-commerce in Southeast Asia is fundamentally broken. Amazon, eBay and (...)

2013-12-23
20 social apps that got us talking in 2013

As we wind down the year, The Next Web compiled a list of some of the social apps that have made some significant moves in 2013. How (...)

2013-12-22
Why founders should never sacrifice company culture

Anthony Del Monte is the CEO and founder of Squeaky Wheel Media, a Web design and development agency based in NYC, as well as the (...)

2013-12-22
9 of the best green gadgets from 2013

2013 has been a breakthrough year for technology: Google Glass, the smartwatch, and 3-D printing all entered the tech scene and dazzled (...)

2013-12-22
Tags and hashtags: The ultimate guide to using them effectively

Denis Duvauchelle is the CEO and co-founder of Twoodo, the ultimate online collaborative tool. Why does researching [hash]tags matter? (...)

2013-12-21
5 of the most awesome interactive online music videos

Garrett Heath is a technology storyteller with Rackspace and an enchilada fan who maintains SA Flavor, a blog on where to eat (...)

2013-12-21
Google Play Music for iOS gets ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ Radio, genre search and more

The recently launched iOS version of Google Play Music has received an update bringing it up to par with its Android and browser-based (...)

2013-12-21
The Prettiest Way To Brew Pour Over Coffee

Introducing the Canadiano, a smart little wooden block for making a morning cup of jo.Pour over coffee is having a moment. The method (...)

2013-12-20
Exfm shutting down January 15, creates export tool and Chrome extension to let users keep music

Exfm is shutting itself down … well sort of. The blog-powered music discovery service says that it is facing financial, technical, (...)

2013-12-20
Vine opens up vanity URL profile reservations for verified Twitter users

As promised, Twitter has opened up for verified users vanity URLs for upcoming profiles on its Vine short video service . To reserve (...)

2013-12-20
Japanese recipe site Cookpad expands abroad with acquisition of Allthecooks and Mis Recetas

Cookpad, Japan’s top recipe website, is making an aggressive international push by acquiring Spain’s Mis Recetas and an equity (...)

2013-12-20

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