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Study: Snobby Salespeople Make You Want To Buy More Stuff

People who are rudely treated by the sales staff of a high-end retailer are more eager to buy those products, a new study finds.A (...)

2014-04-30
AT&T is reportedly looking to buy satellite TV firm DirecTV

AT&T is reported to have approached satellite TV firm DirecTV over a possible acquisition, according to the Wall Street Journal. (...)

2014-04-30
Goodbye, Hoodie: Facebook Grows Up

Standing in front of thousands of Facebook developers at the company’s third F8 conference, a reflective Mark Zuckerberg, (...)

2014-04-30
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: A ‘whisper mode’ would encourage friends to privately discuss public conversations

Twitter is looking to encourage more private discussions on its service. CEO Dick Costolo would like to have a “whisper mode” (...)

2014-04-30
Inside App Links, Facebook’s open-source effort to make mobile apps more like the Web

Earlier today at F8 2014, Facebook unveiled App Links, a new open standard for deep linking across different mobile apps. The official (...)

2014-04-30
Everything Facebook announced at F8 2014 in one handy list

At today’s F8 conference, the focus was on developers. If you’re building for Facebook, today was chock full of news nuggets. (...)

2014-04-30
The difference between ‘urgent’ and ‘important’

This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog. Whenever I realize I’ve been running ragged, I know I’ve fallen into a rut (...)

2014-04-30
Bloom.fm to shut down after investor pulls funding: ‘This is a poetically crappy turn of events’

Bloom.fm is shutting down its mobile-focused music streaming service, after its investor “unexpectedly” cut off funding. In a (...)

2014-04-30
The Super-Tan World Of 1960s Coney Island

Photographer Aaron Rose explores the intimacy of public space on a crowded beach.Photographer Aaron Rose spent summers in the early (...)

2014-04-30
Mark Your Calendars for the 5th Annual Social Media Day

Each day, millions of people access a social media platform to connect with friends and family, consume news and upload photos. (...)

2014-04-30
The next Facebook F8 will take place on March 25, 2015 at Fort Mason, San Francisco

Mark Zuckerberg has just announced that the next Facebook F8 developer conference will be at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco (...)

2014-04-30
Motorola will unveil its next smartphone on May 13

Motorola will launch its next smartphone at a press conference on May 13 in London. The company, which Google sold to Lenovo for (...)

2014-04-30
Google unveils dedicated iOS apps for docs and spreadsheets with offline editing and autosave

Google today released a new set of productivity apps to help iPhone and iPad users manage their documents on the go. Google Docs (...)

2014-04-30
Facebook launches FbStart, a program providing up to $30,000 in free tools and services for app developers

At its F8 conference today, Facebook announced FbStart, a new program to help app developers. The program provides up to $30,000 in (...)

2014-04-30
This is PayPal’s new logo

PayPal today introduced a slight logo redesign for its online and mobile payments service. In all honesty, it’s not too far removed (...)

2014-04-30
Man vs. machine: Which is better at converting sales?

Ofer Yourvexel is the CEO of WRNTY, developing leading order taking apps and sales management software. Technology replaces people (...)

2014-04-30
Hulu preps a free ad-supported service for mobile, as Hulu Plus passes 6 million users

As digital TV platform Hulu announces that its subscription-based TV service Hulu Plus has now passed the 6-million subscriber mark, (...)

2014-04-30
How To Re-Imagine Your Storefront For The Future

Main street businesses are quickly losing the battle against digital sales--but there may be hope if we reinvent the way we see and (...)

2014-04-30
Google Might Be Phasing Out the G+ Login

Google is reportedly testing a new login across the web that scales back the G+ branding.When Google+ lead Vic Gundotra announced (...)

2014-04-30
BT Sport will be free to UK broadband subscribers for a second football season

Good news for UK football (soccer) fans – BT Sport will remain a free add-on for both new and continuing BT Broadband customers (...)

2014-04-30
Heyku’s digital sticky notes app rebranded ‘Ku’, adds option to share to Tumblr and save drafts

Heyku, the app that allows users to express themselves by posting updates with photos, short lines of text, sounds and doodles, has (...)

2014-04-30
Britain’s Mint.com, Money Dashboard, rolls out mobile apps to help you track your finances

Way back in May 2010, we queried whether Money Dashboard could become the UK’s answer to Mint.com, a question we were still asking (...)

2014-04-30
Google stops scanning emails for Education users, and permanently removes ads option too

Google Apps for Education users will no longer have their emails scanned for use in advertising, according to an announcement from (...)

2014-04-30
Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp on Guided Search, Promoted Pins, wearables, and more

Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp is cool, calm and collected. He talks in a softened tone and all of his responses are carefully considered. (...)

2014-04-30
Keep up with Bitcoin news and get price alerts with CoinDesk’s new iOS app

There’s good news for Bitcoin news junkies after CoinDesk, a blog that has become one of the leading sources of information about (...)

2014-04-30
Want real-time alerts for all your favorite sports? Check out Score Alarm for Android.

As we approach the end of another football (soccer, if you must…) season, and the World Cup is almost upon us, how do you plan to (...)

2014-04-30
Foxconn focuses on social with deal to invest up to $9.6m in microblogging service Mig33

Foxconn is upping its focus on social media after it announced plans to invest up to $9.6 million in mobile social network Mig33, (...)

2014-04-30
Microsoft confirms the Xbox One will go on sale in China in September, stays quiet on pricing

Microsoft has announced that it will launch the Xbox One in China in September, taking advantage of the lifting of a 13-year block (...)

2014-04-29
Secret launches its anonymous sharing app in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand

Secret is launching its anonymous sharing app today in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, marking its first (...)

2014-04-30
OnePlus One gets more customizable with theme store and smart photo gallery app

The Cyanogen project has been letting adventurous Android users tweak and mod their phones via companies like Samsung, HTC, and (...)

2014-04-29
Hands on with the new Animoto Video Maker app for iPad

You may already know Animoto Video Maker as a shooting and sharing app for smartphones of the iOS and Android persuasions, but today (...)

2014-04-29
Real growth hacking is really about communication hacking

Vanessa Camones is the founder and CEO of theMix agency, a full-service marketing and communications boutique. If we’re to believe (...)

2014-04-29
Microsoft updates Office for iPad with AirPrint support, AutoFit in Excel, and SmartGuides in PowerPoint

Microsoft today released the first update to Office for iPad, adding printing support to all three apps. You can download the new (...)

2014-04-29
Luke, Leia, and Han returning to Star Wars: Episode VII as casting is announced

Get ready to blow a lightsaber. The casting for the upcoming Star Wars:Episode VII has been announced and the stars of the original (...)

2014-04-29
Yahoo Mail for iOS updated with news, search, and personalized snapshots of weather, sports scores, and stocks

Yahoo today updated its Yahoo Mail app for iOS with a slew of non-email features. You can download the new version now directly from (...)

2014-04-29
Google will reportedly drop its Nexus devices in favor of a premium Android ‘Silver’ program

Google’s Nexus line of devices has become one of the most important brands for Android. With most manufacturers and carriers customizing (...)

2014-04-29
Acer announces Liquid Leap, its first wearable smart band

Acer today announced its latest product line which includes the Liquid Leap, a smart band that can track fitness activities and pair (...)

2014-04-29
Sprint tempts music lovers with HTC One (M8) Harman/Kardon and discounted Spotify subscriptions

Sprint today unveiled a special Harman/Kardon edition of the HTC One (M8) and a new partnership with Spotify, which will see the on-demand (...)

2014-04-29
Adblock Plus drops support for IE6 and IE7, citing complicated development and low market share

Adblock Plus today announced it is finally dropping support for Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7. As a result, the next (...)

2014-04-29
Lowdown brings its iPhone app for ‘smarter meetings’ beyond the UK and into 21 new markets

Launching for iPhone back in early March, Lowdown is setting out on a mission to enable smarter meetings. It may even know more about (...)

2014-04-29
Here are the 10 startups graduating New York’s ER Accelerator today

It’s Demo Day time at New York City’s ERA (Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator). As we’ve done with previous cohorts, here’s (...)

2014-04-29
This New Site Lets You Walk Around The Riga Ghetto And Latvian Holocaust Museum

Through your mobile devices, you can now experience the Riga Ghetto through a combination of Google Street View and archival audio (...)

2014-04-28
Square Now Lets Customers Order Ahead And Pick Up Their Purchases

But the processing fee is much higher than its standard swipe charge.On Tuesday, Square updated its point-of-sale app with more robust (...)

2014-04-29
Alibaba invests in online video and mobile search in the lead up to its hotly-anticipated IPO

Alibaba is gearing up for one of the largest technology IPOs in history with more significant strategy and investment moves. The (...)

2014-04-29
This website puts your money on the line to help you achieve your goals

Gofuckingdoit.com. The name pretty much says it all: this website is aimed at those who have a burning desire to do something in their (...)

2014-04-29
Word up: Vocabulary.com brings its addictive word-learning app to Android

If you frequently while away a few hours playing Angry Birds, Words With Friends, or Candy Crush Saga, there’s every chance you (...)

2014-04-29
Explore an eerie African ghost town engulfed by the desert

Ashley Hefnawy is an editorial assistant and a content producer for Shutterstock’s blog. This post was originally published on (...)

2014-04-29
Apple refreshes its MacBook Air range with faster processors, while dropping all prices by $100

Apple quietly refreshed its ultra-slim MacBook Air today with a new, marginally faster processor. Each model has also received a (...)

2014-04-29

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