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Google schedules its 2014 I/O developer conference for June 25-26 with new lottery registration

Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai has announced the dates for its 2014 Google I/O developer conference: June 25-26 at Moscone (...)

2014-02-19
Facebook acquires WhatsApp for $16 billion

Facebook has announced the acquisition of mobile messenger WhatsApp for $16 billion. The deal includes $4 billion in cash, $12 billion (...)

2014-02-19
The redesigned Google Maps for desktop begins rolling out to all users

Google is finally bringing its redesigned Google Maps desktop experience to the masses. After unveiling it as a ‘preview’ during (...)

2014-02-19
Google finally takes its redesigned Google Maps desktop experience out of preview

Google is finally bringing its redesigned Google Maps desktop experience to the masses. After unveiling it as a ‘preview’ during (...)

2014-02-19
Pinterest’s new Chrome extension adds hovering ‘Pin It’ buttons for photos and right-click to pin

If you’re an avid Pinterest, user you’ll want to take note of the upgraded ‘Pin It’ button that was released for the Chrome (...)

2014-02-19
Grand St. grows beyond consumer-ready gadgets into a marketplace for makers

Grand St., an online platform that specializes in retailing creative technological products, has launched a new Marketplace feature (...)

2014-02-19
10 Steps To Pulling Off A Killer Hardware Hackathon

Way more than Red Bull and couches, hardware hackfests have to be planned on to the T.As anyone who has organized one will tell you, (...)

2014-02-18
5 Essentials To Make Mentoring Worthwhile

A good mentor is hard to find. Before trusting someone with your personal and professional goals, consider these characteristics.From (...)

2014-02-19
Google Capital Invests $40 Million In Renaissance Learning

It gives the 30-year-old education-technology company a valuation of $1 billion.Google Capital, the late-stage investment arm of our (...)

2014-02-19
Soon anyone will be able write and share long-form articles on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is expanding its Influencer initiative so that anyone can write and share long-form posts on the business-focused social (...)

2014-02-19
Yandex launches free Android firmware Yandex.Kit in a bid to replace Google’s apps with its own

It’s no secret that Google is developing Android in part to promote many of its core services such as Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube. Yandex, (...)

2014-02-19
Google’s growth-stage equity fund, Google Capital, officially launches today

Almost a year after it was first announced, Google has officially unveiled its new equity fund aimed specifically at growth-stage (...)

2014-02-19
Why Altruism Will Be Crucial To The Rise Of A Driverless City

The best traffic for everyone might not result in the fastest trip for you. Remarkably, people are on board for this.Our driverless (...)

2014-02-18
Flickr now lets you insert photos into comments on the Web version of its photo-based social network

Flickr has launched an improved commenting system to the photo-based social network. Starting today, users can insert photos into (...)

2014-02-18
This 4,400-Square-Foot Desk Creates Hiding Holes For An Escape Within The Office

The Superdesk puts most outside-the-box workplaces to shame.As companies and countries slowly realize that happiness (elusive as it (...)

2014-02-18
ViziCities helps developers bring data visualizations to 3D cityscapes

If you like maps, data and funky graphics you might like this. For the past year, UX designer Peter Smart and former Mozilla technical (...)

2014-02-18
The Real Thing Holding You Back From Innovation

How to get what you need from your company: Lead with your actions and reward good behavior.To get what you want, you have to do more (...)

2014-02-18
The First Computers, Lasers, Robots, And More: Ancient Innovations From Our Distant Ancestors

Does the original computer really trace back to 100 BCE? Were lasers invented by Archimedes? Time machine: set for stunning.We often (...)

2014-02-18
Seattle And Austin Are Getting Bitcoin ATMs

To expand its network, Robocoin is also offering $10,000 in Bitcoin to ambassadors who help find new kiosk operators.The U.S. will (...)

2014-02-18
7 ways to improve the quality of your email list with social media

One of the most profitable marketing channels online is email. The value of email marketing lies entirely in your list of customer (...)

2014-02-18
Documents To Go for Android gets Microsoft Office editing; Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, and Google Drive integration

DataViz today released Documents To Go version 4 for Android with a new interface, as well as support for editing Microsoft Office (...)

2014-02-18
Sugar Rush: Gaming Giant King Of Candy Crush Fame Files For IPO

The Dublin-based purveyor of addictive puzzle games is looking to raise $500 million.Candy Crush Saga is a simple strategy game. The (...)

2014-02-18
Ways to improve the quality of your email list with social media

One of the most profitable marketing channels online is email. The value of email marketing lies entirely in your list of customer (...)

2014-02-18
SupportPay Aims To Take Headaches Out Of Child Support And Family Finances

Can SupportPay, just launched in iOS, become an overall family finances management software?Divorce is the easy part.Read Full Story  &nbs (...)

2014-02-18
Candy Crush creator King files for IPO

Big IPO news just in folks – King Digital Entertainment, or ‘King’ to most people, has announced (as reported by Re/Code) that (...)

2014-02-18
Loco2 is an increasingly great place to book European train travel

While companies like Hipmunk and Skyscanner have made life simpler for people who want to book flights, train travel hasn’t had (...)

2014-02-18
18 Yahoo Answer Fails That Will Make You Facepalm

Yahoo Answers is a gold mine. The Q&A forum, where users can ask whatever their hearts desire, is home to a wide range of, (...)

2014-02-18
No longer just a clone factory, Rocket Internet has huge plans for global e-commerce

German technology incubator Rocket Internet is most commonly associated with being a clone factory that creates imitations of successful (...)

2014-02-18
No longer a clone factory, Rocket Internet has huge plans for global e-commerce

German technology incubator Rocket Internet is most commonly associated with being a clone factory that creates imitations of successful (...)

2014-02-18
US tracked Wikileaks Web traffic and encouraged action against its founder: NSA leak

US spy agency, the NSA, and its British equivalent, the GCHQ, deployed Internet surveillance technologies against Wikileaks in a campaign (...)

2014-02-18
WikiLeaks now offers a search engine to help you find documents linked to any keyword

Searching WikiLeaks for documents about a particular topic, event or individual just got a little bit easier. The whistle-blowing (...)

2014-02-17
HTC teases its ‘Desire 8′ Android smartphone on the Chinese social network Weibo

Chinese site MyDrivers recently leaked a photo and some specs for a new HTC handset called the Desire 8 – and now the Taiwanese (...)

2014-02-17
How to Spend Only 10 Minutes Per Day on Twitter

The No. 1 complaint from businesses new to social media is: “I just don’t have time.” What these people don’t (...)

2014-02-17
‘@DrawnYourTweet’ just became one of our favorite accounts on Twitter

Twitter isn’t just about breaking news and serious stuff, there’s plenty of fun and other light-hearted activities to be found (...)

2014-02-16
Facebook at 10: How it grew from a social network to a social phenomenon

A decade ago, four friends launched a service in their Harvard dorm room. TheFacebook.com was originally supposed to be just a social (...)

2014-02-16
Google acqui-hires ‘sounds as passwords’ startup SlickLogin

SlickLogin, a startup that lets users use a sound emitted by their smartphone either as a replacement for a password or as an additional (...)

2014-02-16
‘Sounds as passwords’ startup SlickLogin says it’s been acquired by Google

SlickLogin, a startup that lets users use a sound emitted by their smartphone either as a replacement for a password or as an additional (...)

2014-02-16
Apple and Google rejecting games with “Flappy” in the title

If you hadn’t heard enough about Flappy Bird already, here’s some more: Google and Apple are now actively rejecting other games (...)

2014-02-15
Bitcoin: It’s the platform, not the currency, stupid!

This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute (...)

2014-02-15
Swarms Of These Adorable Robots Can Build Massive Houses Without A Blueprint

Teams of termite-like robots can construct buildings based on cues from their environment.For many humans, accomplishing major tasks (...)

2014-02-14
Timehop removes the messaging feature from its iOS app, saying ‘fewer than 1% of users’ used it

Timehop has released some updates for its social media memories iOS app. Included in version 2.3.2 are some nondescript bug fixes (...)

2014-02-15
Russia opens the doors on a $4m technology park for hardware startups

Following the trend of hardware startups becoming increasingly popular, two former leaders of Russian government-backed technoparks (...)

2014-02-15
This Company Wants To Makeover Your Sock Drawer

Introducing Nice Laundry, a new purveyor of buy-in-bulk colorful socks.Funky socks are like the pocket squares of the digital era: (...)

2014-02-14
BitTorrent announces mobile broadcasting app using its Live P2P streaming protocol, alpha coming later this year

BitTorrent today announced plans to introduce the first Alpha product based on its Live P2P streaming technology: a new mobile streaming (...)

2014-02-14
4 Ways To Create Meaningful Content

With so much content grabbing for eyeballs, how can companies connect with consumers in meaningful ways? A guide to the meaningful (...)

2014-02-14
More than half of Facebook’s referral traffic now comes from mobile

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic today released its latest report for Facebook referral traffic data. More than half (...)

2014-02-14
Forget Five-Blade Razors: Bevel Is A Better Shave For Black Men

Tristan Walker has a vision that is no less than grand: create a Johnson & Johnson for people of color. Its first product? Bevel, (...)

2014-02-14
6 Ways To Fall In Love With Your Job All Over Again

If only you could return to the honeymoon phase of a job. Bring the fire back with small steps that makes a huge difference.Remember (...)

2014-02-14

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