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Disruptors and the End of Digital: The Future of PR

There’s a lot of talk about where the future of P […]Disruptors and the End of Digital: The Future of PR originally appeared (...)

2014-05-20
8 Facebook Audiences to Help You Make More Sales

While Facebook marketers in general, and a good part of the blogosphere discuss better ways to beat the organic reach decline, I want (...)

2014-05-13
A Look Inside Facebook Audience Insights [Video]

Earlier this month, Facebook announced a new tool called Facebook Audience Insights, with the objective to help marketers learn more (...)

2014-05-28
Airbnb testing in-app concierge feature that connects you with real people at your destination

Over the last few weeks, Airbnb has been testing a new “local companion” feature that connects you with real people that live (...)

2014-05-31
How to optimize discounts to pump up your sales volume

Yariv Dror is the CEO of StoreYa.com. Discounts work. Everyone likes them.                              Customers feel (...)

2014-05-31
Getting leapfrogging right: Adapting the latest tech trends to developing nations

Sara Agarwal is Director for International Finance Organizations at Hewlett Packard. Dr. Parag Khanna is a Senior Research Fellow (...)

2014-05-31
The dreaded ‘P’ word: Five tips to make your pivot successful

Eddy Lu is the co-founder and CEO of Superb (formerly Grubwithus), a mobile app that helps people collect, share and experience (...)

2014-05-31
Facebook CEO Pledges $120 Million To Support Bay Area Public Schools

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are leaving philanthropy in Newark behind to focus on schools in their own backyard.Facebook (...)

2014-05-30
Father-son developers create service that offers different languages in a single video

There’s always been a certain je ne sais quoi about going to a foreign film. First, it absolutely confirms that you know how to (...)

2014-05-30
Whatsapp returns to the Windows Phone store after fixing technical problem

After roughly two weeks away, the Whatsapp Windows Phone app has returned to the Windows Store after a joint effort from Microsoft (...)

2014-05-30
Microsoft launches Files for Windows Phone 8.1, a file management app with search, sharing, and SD card support

Following an announcement on Reddit at the start of the month, Microsoft today released the much-anticipated Files app for Windows (...)

2014-05-30
Google’s new EU-mandated link removal form attracts over 12,000 requests in the first day

Google received more than 12,000 requests from individuals looking to remove search results from the European versions of its search (...)

2014-05-30
Google reportedly to show off Android TV platform with online media and gaming focus at Google I/O

We already caught a glimpse of Google’s rumored Android TV platform back in April, but a new report from Gigaom claims that the (...)

2014-05-30
Google Stars extension for Chrome leaks: Hands on

We’ve known for a while now that Google is testing a new favoriting service called Google Stars, aimed at helping users save, share, (...)

2014-05-30
Keeping watch: How Pebble uses Keen IO’s analytics to track how you use your smartwatch 

When smartwatch maker Pebble wanted to track ecommerce activity on its site, it turned to custom analytics platform Keen IO. Now, (...)

2014-05-30
Motorola will close the Texas factory where it assembles Moto X smartphones in 2014

Motorola is closing a factory in Texas that employs 700 people to assemble its Moto X smartphones, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports. (...)

2014-05-30
A guide to networking for those who hate networking

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

2014-05-30
LG G3 review: Third time’s a charm for LG’s 5.5″ flagship, but questions remain over battery life

LG’s latest and greatest flagship, the G3, was heavily leaked before its official unveiling in London this week, and as a result, (...)

2014-05-30
Surface Pro 3 review: Has Microsoft’s delicate compromise worked this time?

Microsoft has always had lofty goals for the Surface Pro. The notion of a singular device to handle all your laptop and tablet needs (...)

2014-05-30
You can now buy a trio of Nokia Lumia handsets from Microsoft’s online store in the UK

Take a virtual wander through Microsoft’s online store in the UK and you’ll notice three Windows Phone handsets have been added (...)

2014-05-30
16 of the best new Android apps from May

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick (...)

2014-05-30
Samsung targets kids in Southeast Asia with a new content subscription service for tablets

As Android phone manufacturers increasingly fight for the attention of consumers, Samsung is taking to content subscription services (...)

2014-05-30
Google is pushing Play Music tonight with a live concert TV ad in the UK

Tonight, Google will promote its Google Play Music streaming and download services with a live concert aired during a TV ad break (...)

2014-05-30
Why we need infographics and how to make them great

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

2014-05-30
Oppo N1 mini smartphone breaks cover with a 13-megapixel swiveling camera

Following its rather monstrous N1 smartphone, Oppo is readying a smaller version called the N1 mini. The petite handset has broken (...)

2014-05-30
Google introduces an online form to let EU users request the removal of outdated links

UPDATE: Google has made the online form publicly available. “When evaluating your request, we will look at whether the results (...)

2014-05-30
It’s confirmed: Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is buying the LA Clippers NBA team for $2 billion

UPDATE: It’s confirmed — Shelly Sterling has issued a press release announcing that she has signed a binding contract for the (...)

2014-05-29
Messaging app Kik vows to stay independent

With the string of mobile messaging exits recently (in particular Facebook’s huge $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp), Kik seems (...)

2014-05-30
Alibaba is helping its merchants advertise within Chinese online videos

Advertising on TV is passé – now Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is taking to targeting online video viewers instead. The company (...)

2014-05-30
Google to introduce an online form to let EU users request the removal of outdated links

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled earlier this month that individuals should have the right to remove outdated (...)

2014-05-30
Korean chat app Kakao Talk is now available on Mac, while a search chat feature lands on Windows

After the announcement of a merger with Korea’s second-largest internet portal Daum, chat app maker Kakao isn’t resting on its (...)

2014-05-30
SpaceX unveils a ‘fully reusable’ spacecraft that can carry 7 astronauts and land anywhere on Earth

SpaceX founder Elon Musk took the wraps off its next-generation spacecraft today, called Dragon V2. The key improvements are that (...)

2014-05-29
Brands can now set up shop inside Chinese messaging app WeChat

Popular messaging app WeChat has taken a step forward in evolving as a platform after it opened up an option on Weixin — the version (...)

2014-05-29
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is reportedly buying the LA Clippers NBA team for $2 billion

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s former CEO, has found something new to do with this time. According to the LA Times, he just won the (...)

2014-05-29
PicTricks emerges from beta to let real humans fix your photos for $5 each

So you have a poorly lit, badly composed photo. Join the club. Despite exponential growth in the quantity of photos shot for social (...)

2014-05-29
Pixar offers RenderMan free to non-commercial users and drops price to $495

Pixar has announced a radical price restructuring of its RenderMan 3D and animation technology. With the upcoming version, the software (...)

2014-05-29
Amazon reportedly adding music streaming to Prime this summer

Amazon is gearing up to add music streaming to its Prime offering as early as June or July, BuzzFeed reports. Before you get too excited, (...)

2014-05-29
Microsoft and Salesforce.com partner to bring Salesforce platform to Windows, Windows Phone, and Office 365

Microsoft and Salesforce.com today announced a strategic partnership that will bring the latter’s Customer Relationship Management (...)

2014-05-29
Google can now shame US ISPs with its YouTube Video Quality Report, more countries to follow

There are now fewer places for US internet service providers (ISPs) to hide. From today, Google is expanding its Video Quality Report (...)

2014-05-29
Twitter’s Crashlytics officially releases Beta, a tool for testing apps on iOS and Android

Crashlytics has announced the official release of Beta, its cross-platform tool for distributing beta versions of apps to iOS and (...)

2014-05-29
Twitch now lets you filter Counter Strike: Global Offensive streams by map or skill level

Twitch has teamed up with Valve, the iconic video game developer and mastermind behind Steam, to add the first “advanced directory” (...)

2014-05-29
Google Play will stop accepting apps using legacy AdMob on August 1, platform will be sunset on August 31

Google today announced it has completed the rollout of the new AdMob to over 200 countries and as such the Google Play store will (...)

2014-05-29
The NSA publishes the email Edward Snowden sent to question legal authority

The NSA has published the one email correspondence it found with whistleblower Edward Snowden as it continues to challenge his assertion (...)

2014-05-29
With Heartbleed as a wake up, what is a Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attack?

Zuk Avraham is the CEO and founder of Zimperium. You grab your coffee, connect to the coffee shop’s Wi-Fi and begin working. You’ve (...)

2014-05-29
Quip 2.0 arrives with read-only publishing, search operators and Word doc exporting

Collaborative document service Quip bumped up to version 2.0 today with the addition of several major features, including the ability (...)

2014-05-29
Firefox Nightly gets WebRTC communications feature powered by TokBox’s OpenTok video and voice platform

Mozilla today announced a new WebRTC communications feature has landed in Firefox Nightly. The company has partnered with TokBox, (...)

2014-05-29
Finally, A Useful Correlation Between Cell Phones And Cancer

Most mobile health apps use human experts to dole out advice to users. This one uses nothing but software to identify whether or not (...)

2014-05-28
Beautifully simple calendar app Sunrise hits Android and officially launches on Chrome and the Web

Much-praised iOS calendar app Sunrise has today opened up to a wider audience with the launch of an Android app and a version (...)

2014-05-29

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