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Digital Post-It Wall Puts Student Thesis Projects On Display

Defend your thesis--to the whole world.A new media installation at Occidental College in Los Angeles is adding high-tech flair to (...)

2014-03-31
How Bob Dylan and Pharrell Williams revolutionized music videos

Alexander Huls is a freelance writer who has been writing about pop culture for over five years. His work has appeared in The New (...)

2014-03-31
What does it mean to be a ‘rich’ entrepreneur?

Paul Jarvis is a Web designer and bestselling author, who’s obsessed with nature and hairless rats. His latest book, Everything (...)

2014-03-31
LithiumCard: A Slimline battery pack designed to turbo-charge your gadgets

With six days still to go on its Indiegogo campaign, the LithiumCard’s goal of becoming the “thinnest and only battery-powered (...)

2014-03-31
Standing out in a sea of blue: Which color should you pick for your icon?

Blue is the most common favorite color in the world, which is why so many companies have used it for their logos and mobile app icons. (...)

2014-03-31
Happy 10th birthday, Gmail. You’ve made email more bearable, but it still needs destroying

A decade ago today, Google announced Gmail. What at first seemed like it might be an April Fools’ joke turned out to be one of the (...)

2014-03-31
What Are People Really Complaining About?

Look deeper into seemingly shallow grievances to get to the root of workplace complaints.Not long ago, I was in Las Vegas doing a (...)

2014-03-31
The Next Web is relaunching as The Nostalgic Web, because the future is overrated

We’re a forward-looking bunch at The Next Web – our name screams ‘the future’, after all. But in the light of revelations (...)

2014-03-31
Flurry: Android and iOS users spend 32% of their app time playing games, 17% in Facebook, and 14% in a browser

Android and iOS users in the US spend an average of 2 hours and 42 minutes every day using apps on smartphones and tablets (up just (...)

2014-03-31
Samsung reveals 3 new mid-range Galaxy Tab4 series devices

Samsung has announced the new versions of its Galaxy Tab range of tablet devices today, confirming that it will be sticking to the (...)

2014-03-31
IE11 gains the most market share, and Chrome finally passes Firefox

March saw the fifth full month of IE11 availability with Windows 8.1, the release of Firefox 28, and the first full month of Chrome (...)

2014-03-31
The best tech April Fools’ Day jokes of 2014

April Fools’ Day jokes are by and large disappointing — Google aside — but there is some hope outside of Mountain View. Here’s (...)

2014-03-31
Apple begins selling 4G versions of the iPad Air and Mini Retina in China

Apple has rolled out TD-LTE compatible models of its iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina display in China today, giving customers access (...)

2014-03-30
Samsung and HTC ‘unveil’ the same April Fools’ Day products: tech gloves

It’s quite telling of the current obsession with wearable tech that HTC and Samsung have both unveiled similar new products today: (...)

2014-03-30
Balderton Capital raises $305 million for its fifth European fund

Good news for European startups: Balderton Capital, the VC firm that has invested in the likes of LoveFilm, MySQL and Betfair, has (...)

2014-03-31
Power to the people: TNW Conference Europe celebrates the people’s revolution

The Next Web Conference has never had a special theme. TNW is simply about ‘the next Web’ and what will happen next is partly (...)

2014-03-31
Mobile survey app Loop is now on Android to let companies create in-person polls on the go

Survey-making app Loop, previously available only for iOS devices, has now landed on Android in 135 countries and 34 languages. Loop (...)

2014-03-30
Changing your startup’s name: A tale of crowdsourcing 843 domain names

Sandi Lin is the CEO and co-founder of Skilljar, which provides online course software for businesses. Every entrepreneur has faced (...)

2014-03-30
Google + now shows the total number of profile, post and photo views on pages

In an effort to shrug off its “ghost town” reputation, Google today updated Google+ with total content views for profiles and (...)

2014-03-30
Roundup: All of Google’s jokes for April Fools’ Day 2014

Every year, Google tries to outdo itself for April Fools’ Day. The company’s various divisions pull together more jokes than any (...)

2014-03-30
LinkedIn sends cease and desist to Sell Hack, which lets you see anyone’s email address on the service

A new tool called Sell Hack claims it allows anyone to see the email address of a LinkedIn user. We contacted LinkedIn about it this (...)

2014-03-30
Amazon Student lands in the UK with discounted deliveries for six months and 50% off Prime thereafter

Amazon today launched its Student-focused program in the UK, giving aspiring academics discounted delivery prices and Kindle tablets (...)

2014-03-30
Square now lets sellers accept Bitcoin on their own storefronts

Square today announced it has added support for paying with Bitcoin. As a result, buyers can now use the digital currency to purchase (...)

2014-03-30
Twitter increases its focus on social TV after buying analytics firms Mesagraph and SecondSync

Twitter wants its social network to be the definitive place for advertisers and broadcasters to promote their shows, and to that end (...)

2014-03-30
Rdio and Crackle get Chromecast support to let you stream music and movies directly to your TV

Rdio today announced it has added support for Google’s Chromecast dongle, letting you stream music directly to your TV. The feature (...)

2014-03-30
Google Maps now lets you find and catch wild Pokémon

April Fools’ Day has already arrived in Japan and as expected, Google has a deluge of jokes and Easter eggs to check out online. (...)

2014-03-30
Microsoft’s Bing expands Snapshot feature to surface doctors, dentists, lawyers, and real estate listings

Microsoft today updated its Bing search engine to show more information via the Snapshot feature, which pulls together connections (...)

2014-03-30
The guide to effectively A/B test your email creative

Visuals are an essential aspect of your marketing campaigns, especially when it comes to your email messaging on behalf of your organization (...)

2014-03-30
Amazon greenlights six original TV shows and renews Alpha House for a second season

Amazon today unveiled a slate of new original TV shows headed to Prime Instant Video, as well as a second season for its political (...)

2014-03-30
Apple Vs. Samsung Could Have Big Implications For Google

The reconvening of familiar adversaries puts Android software front and center.Apple and Samsung are back at it again. On Monday, (...)

2014-03-30
Frontback revamps its profile pages so you can everyone’s followers and following lists

Frontback is a fantastic iOS app when you want to capture what’s happening on both sides of your iPhone. Sharing photos to social (...)

2014-03-30
17 of the best iOS apps from March

On the hunt for some of the better new apps to arrive for iOS over the past month? Your search is over. Here’s 17 of the best to (...)

2014-03-30
Rocket Internet-backed Zencap is an online finance marketplace for small firms in Germany

Well-known incubator Rocket Internet has launched a new venture in Germany — Zencap, a digital credit marketplace for small and (...)

2014-03-30
The Pirate Bay kicks off April Fools’ Day early, announces device to ‘embrace your entire mind’

The Pirate Bay is known for causing controversy and disrupting the status quo, so it’s perhaps apt that the file-sharing group kicked (...)

2014-03-30
Google Campus London says Tech City is still growing, but is it?

Google’s Campus events and co-working space in London is celebrating its second anniversary since opening its doors back in 2012. (...)

2014-03-30
Report: Motorola’s share of UK smartphone sales climbs to 6% from ‘almost nothing’ in 6 months

According to data from a Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report for the three months to February 2014, Motorola’s budget Moto G device (...)

2014-03-30
5 Tips for Interacting with People You Admire on Twitter

Twitter is quickly becoming the latest and greatest trend for careerists to communicate with people they admire in the workforce. (...)

2014-03-30
WhatsApp is now a medium for storytelling

Here’s an interesting sign of the prevalence of messaging apps — and WhatsApp, in particular — in modern life. The soon-to-be-Facebook-owned (...)

2014-03-30
China’s Xiaomi shipped 11m smartphones in first three months of 2014, aims for 60m by year end

In an indication of the rising popularity of Xiaomi devices, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has announced that it shipped 11 (...)

2014-03-30
Ultrakam lets iOS cinematographers shoot at film-quality resolution

These days, it seems, everyone’s a videographer. We can attribute (or blame) that phenomenon at least partly on the ubiquity of (...)

2014-03-30
China’s Alibaba invests in department store operator Intime to bring online shopping offline

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is keen to bring online shopping offline, essentially creating an entire ecosystem for online-to-offline (...)

2014-03-30
Hootsuite adds more functionality and features to its integrated Chinese microblogging apps

Social media management platform HootSuite has integrated two Chinese Twitter-like microblogging services — Sina Weibo and Tencent (...)

2014-03-30
Online learning company Coursera launches an Android app

Online learning company Coursera has finally come to Android after launching an app for the Google-owned mobile platform. The launch (...)

2014-03-30
5 things every beginning Android app developer should know

Gil Dudkiewicz is the CEO of StartApp, a mobile advertising platform. The world has entered a mobile age, and the app industry is (...)

2014-03-30
Why you should always under-promise and over-deliver

Andrea Ayres-Deets is the Lead Writer at ooomf, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers (...)

2014-03-30
Why european startups shouldn’t fundraise in the Silicon Valley

Andrej Kiska is an associate at Prague-based Credo Ventures. “European startups are able to raise just a fraction of the capital (...)

2014-03-29
5 lessons I learned about leadership as a sergeant in the Israeli army

Dan Schoenbaum is the CEO of Redbooth. I grew up in the United States, but volunteered to spend two and a half years in one of Israel’s (...)

2014-03-29
Meet the Millennials: The consumers to change the marketing landscape

Jamie Gailewicz oversees the Bailey Brand Consulting Client Services team, where he is involved in the ongoing management of clients, (...)

2014-03-29

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