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Hootsuite plans to integrate messaging apps as it makes a big push into Asia

Social media management dashboard Hootsuite is fresh from its rebranding that ushered in a new logo and name stylization, but 2014 (...)

2014-06-30
New Photoshop extension cures the multiple open document blues

While the ability to open and switch between multiple documents in Photoshop can be a major lifesaver, sometimes it’s too much of (...)

2014-06-30
Rdio seeks to improve music discovery for its listeners with acquisition of TastemakerX

After Spotify acquired The Echo Nest earlier this year, rival music streaming service Rdio had to ditch the music data platform as (...)

2014-06-30
The World Cup gets a flat design makeover

Most people watching the World Cup 2014 competition in Brazil have their eye on the ball. But a pair of designers–Guus ter Beek (...)

2014-06-30
Following acquisition by Nokia HERE, Desti to shut down on September 3

When HERE, Nokia’s mapping division, acquired personalized travel planning app Desti in late May, the company said it would shut (...)

2014-06-30
Twitter acquires mobile ad-buying platform TapCommerce to bolster its ad strategy

Today Twitter announced that is agreed to acquire mobile-advertising firm TapCommerce. This is the second bit of advertising news (...)

2014-06-30
Forget the turing test: Users value authentic, not artificial, intelligence

Greg Zontanos is the co-founder and CEO at Locish, a Q&A app that helps users find new places to eat, drink, and have fun. They (...)

2014-06-30
Infinit and beyond: This could become the ultimate file-sharing desktop app for creatives

Back in November, we brought you news on Infinit, which we called a fast, unlimited file-transfer desktop app for creatives. Then, (...)

2014-06-30
Samsung Gear Live now available for pre-order in Australia, Japan and South Korea via Google Play

If you live in Australia, Japan or South Korea, it’s now possible to pre-order the Samsung Gear Live from the Google Play store. (...)

2014-06-30
How Solar-Paneled "Plug-And-Play Donkeys" Bring The Internet To Turkish Sheepherders

Information wants to be flea-free?The Turkish government has made recent attempts to censor the Internet, but meanwhile some citizens (...)

2014-06-30
The missing manual for connecting and collaborating on video Google Hangouts

Danny Schreiber is a marketer at Zapier. This post originally appeared on the Zapier blog. As a remote team of 12, we’ve come (...)

2014-06-30
Samsung’s new low-end smartphones offer Android 4.4 and its redesigned TouchWiz skin

It’s almost impossible to keep up with Samsung’s ever-expanding smartphone portfolio. Unfortunately, the problem only deepened (...)

2014-06-30
June in Africa: All the tech news you shouldn’t miss from the past month

Last month was a typically busy one for the African tech scene, with notable activities from big international players and a number (...)

2014-06-30
Apple updates iTunes U with new features to make managing and creating courses easier, coming July 8

Apple will be updating its iTunes U catalog of educational materials to make it easier to manage courses directly from an iPad. Announced today, (...)

2014-06-30
Facebook posts, comments and likes related to the World Cup have already topped 1 billion

The FIFA World Cup is a sure-fire way to get people talking. Goals, dives, injuries and unexpected results; all of this has people (...)

2014-06-30
Over 8 million PC gamers were logged into Steam at the same time during the Summer Sale

PC gaming is far from dead. The latest figures from Steam, the digital storefront and gaming platform run by Valve, the prolific developer (...)

2014-06-30
California legalizes the use of Bitcoin and other digital currencies

There’s more good news for Bitcoin after California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill known as AB 129 under ‘Lawful (...)

2014-06-30
Why Facebook isn’t getting into the lucrative chat app gaming space

Facebook practically created the casual gaming boom that began with hyper-addictive games like FarmVille. However, the world’s largest (...)

2014-06-29
Facebook’s emotion experiment wasn’t just another A/B test, and we need to be ‘algorithm-savvy’

Facebook’s experiment with manipulating the emotions of hundreds of thousands of users has quite rightly drawn criticism from people (...)

2014-06-29
The legal loophole of advergames: How ads disguised as video games are impacting today’s youth

Last fall, we witnessed what select tech press called “one of the most successful marketing campaigns in history.” To promote (...)

2014-06-29
6 ways content marketing has changed the way we do PR

Shannon Byrne is the Content and PR Manager at Mention where she crafts words, creates strategies, and recruits loyal advocates. (...)

2014-06-29
Twitter: Brazil-Chile World Cup game is the most tweeted sporting event ever

The FIFA World Cup has just reached the knockout stages. That increase in drama and tension has set a new record for Twitter, which (...)

2014-06-28
Facebook manipulated 690,000 users’ News Feeds to run a psychology experiment

Facebook is more than just a social network, it is also officially an online science laboratory. The company has revealed in a research (...)

2014-06-28
A survival guide on developer evangelism

Brian Koles is Head of Business Development at ChallengePost – a platform and community for growing developer ecosystems though (...)

2014-06-28
Aereo suspends its TV streaming service indefinitely, following Supreme Court ruling

Aereo has suspended its antenna and internet-based TV service just days after the Supreme Court ruled that it violates US copyright (...)

2014-06-28
10 tips for setting up an international PR strategy

Lorenzo Grandi is the marketing & community manager at pr.co. His work is to help people get the most out of their PR efforts (...)

2014-06-28
How to get an MBA in entrepreneurship

Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt.com. His new book, Creativity For Sale, is an in-depth look at how to turn passion (...)

2014-06-28
Boinx gets in a party mood with PartySnapper Indiegogo campaign

Boinx Software is already well known as a publisher of popular photo software like iStopPhoto, iStopMotion, PhotoMagico, and You (...)

2014-06-27
GE announces $15 connected LED light bulb controlled by Wink app

The “Internet of things,” the “Connected Home,” the “Smart Home,” whatever you want to call it, it’s just a fancy way (...)

2014-06-27
The demise of Apple’s Aperture and iPhoto: What does it mean for you?

The shoe has finally dropped. Apple confirmed today that it’s ditching Aperture, its photo management tool, and iPhoto, its consumer (...)

2014-06-27
US government publishes its first ever NSA transparency report via Tumblr

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) released a document today giving some crucial insights into the National (...)

2014-06-27
Google+ wants to paint your face with your favorite World Cup team in the knockout round

Wow, that soccer thing is still going? Well, ok then. As an American with almost zero knowledge about the most popular sport in the (...)

2014-06-27
Google Hangouts video calls no longer require a Chrome plugin

Google Hangouts video calls will soon be just a tad simpler in Chrome. In a Google+ post, software engineer Victoria Kirst announced (...)

2014-06-27
9 ways virtual reality will affect the startup scene

It sounds like science fiction, but virtual reality technology is taking off. Not even the sky’s the limit for imagining what (...)

2014-06-27
You can download the wallpapers from the Android L Developer Preview right now

Google released a Developer Preview of its next major Android update, known simply as L , for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013, Wi-Fi (...)

2014-06-27
Facebook continues open-source push with mid-year status report

As children, many of our parents instructed us to play well with others. It not only helped us build relationships, but it also made (...)

2014-06-27
Apple will phase out Aperture and iPhoto, replacing them with the new Photos app

Considering Apple’s halting development of  iPhoto, its consumer photo editing-tool and Aperture, its professional photo management (...)

2014-06-27
5 data-driven ways to get your Facebook posts seen

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. If you’ve been struggling with Facebook lately for your brand page, don’t think (...)

2014-06-27
Xbox One owners will be able to watch recorded game clips on xbox.com starting next week

Microsoft is revamping xbox.com for its growing base of Xbox One customers. Starting next week, players will be able to log-in and (...)

2014-06-27
Tencent pursues e-commerce with $736m investment in ‘China’s Craigslist’ 58.com

Chinese internet giant Tencent, best known for its messaging app WeChat, is further pursuing its e-commerce ambitions after announcing (...)

2014-06-27
How to determine the right price for your product

Anand Srinivasan is a digital media consultant and is the author of the book, “How We Did It: 100 entrepreneurs share the story (...)

2014-06-27
How to build a globally successful startup from a small country: Lessons from Prezi

Building a startup anywhere is hard, but it’s especially difficult if you’re based in a country that isn’t a huge market itself. (...)

2014-06-27
The best thing I ever created: What is mediumalism?

Brian Solis is a Principal Analyst at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm that helps companies thrive with disruptive (...)

2014-06-27
I Almost Won the First $500k Winner-Takes-All Open Basketball Tournament

I felt like I had been hit by a truck. My left calf twitched, an unrelenting ache lived somewhere within my right ankle, and the (...)

2014-06-27
Akamai: Global average web speed up 24% annually to 3.9 Mbps, 20% of connections now above 10 Mbps

The global average internet speed is continuing its steady increase, growing 1.8 percent quarter-over-quarter and 24 percent year-on-year (...)

2014-06-27
Facebook lifts the lid on its battle against New York court’s ‘unprecedented’ user data request

Facebook has been striving for transparency in its dealings with various law enforcement agencies around the world, particularly (...)

2014-06-27
Samsung follows Motorola’s lead, lets US customers try its Galaxy devices before buying

As competition among smartphone manufacturers heats up, Samsung is now letting interested customers in five US cities try its Galaxy (...)

2014-06-27
YouTube Announces Translator, Tip Jar and Other Goodies at Vidcon

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA — YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced a series of new features for both fans and creators at Vidcon on (...)

2014-06-26

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