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  • Google Street View's New Time Travel Option Is Pretty Incredible

    23 April 2014, 11:32 am by: Caroline Moss

    Google introduced today a feature that lets you step back in time to earlier versions of its collected Street View data. You can now visit places in Street View as early as 2006, comparing them to what locations look like today. The Verge reports the option…
  • Here's A Big Hint That Siri Is Coming To Apple TV

    23 April 2014, 11:20 am by: Dylan Love

    New code appearing in iOS 7.1, Apple's operating system for mobile devices and the Apple TV, suggests that Siri will soon land on Apple TV, reports 9to5Mac. The technical jargon breaks down like this: "Assistant," Apple's internal name for Siri, has new entry…
  • Apple's Latest iPhone Ad Gives Us A Hint At How It's Thinking About Future Health Products

    23 April 2014, 10:55 am by: Ryan Bushey

    Apple unveiled a new iPhone ad Tuesday that showcased a few new apps. There was one that stood out at the end of the video. A guy is seen working out and then uses the iPhone's camera to measure his heart rate. It was a particularly interesting addition to…
  • Fantastic New Renderings Of The iPhone 6, Showing All Its Rumored New Features (AAPL)

    23 April 2014, 10:53 am by: Jim Edwards

    The more we know about Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 launch, the more we're getting a good idea of what the new phones will look like. These gorgeous concept renderings come from Martin Hajek and Steve Hemmerstoffer, and we first saw them on the French web site…
  • The Coolest T-Shirt Website Just Got A Little Cooler With New Perks For Artists

    23 April 2014, 10:49 am by: Jillian D'Onfro

    Threadless, a site that combines e-commerce with crowdsourced T-shirt designs, just added some perks for artists aimed at helping them earn more money. Here's how Threadless works: Anyone can submit a new shirt design. New designs are posted each week and the…
  • The NYPD Promoted Itself On Twitter, And Twitter Filled Up With These Images Of Police Brutality

    23 April 2014, 10:46 am by: Aaron Taube

    The New York Police Department sought to generate some goodwill on Twitter yesterday by inviting users to tweet their photos with New York City police members alongside the hashtag #myNYPD. Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it…
  • Cheap Smartphones Will Create A New Breed Of Innovation

    23 April 2014, 10:38 am by: Tony Danova

    This year, for the first time, BI Intelligence estimates that more than one billion smartphones will ship globally. And many of those smartphones will be purchased by first-time users in emerging markets. To move these consumers onto smartphones, more…
  • British Criminals Are Using Drones To Steal Marijuana

    23 April 2014, 10:36 am by: Dylan Love

    The latest killer application for drone use seems to be in marijuana reconnaissance, reports ITPortal. Criminal gangs in the UK's rural Shropshire County are reportedly using flying robots equipped with infrared cameras to spot hidden marijuana growing…
  • Just This Week Reed Hastings Said Amazon Isn't Netflix's Real Competition

    23 April 2014, 10:00 am by: Jay Yarow

    Amazon announced this morning that it struck a deal with HBO to stream old HBO shows as part of its Prime Instant Video service.  The basic gist of the deal: Amazon Prime subscribers get old HBO shows three years after they've aired. The deal starts on May…
  • Xiaomi — 'The Apple Of China' — Spent Nearly $600,000 On A Two-Letter URL

    23 April 2014, 9:56 am by: Steve Kovach

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi spent the equivalent of $577,000 to obtain the "mi.com" URL as part of an international rebranding, one of its executives said on the Chinese social network Weibo, according to The Next Web. Xiaomi is immensely popular in…
  • How A Satellite TV Company Used Social Media To Give Viewers What They Wanted

    23 April 2014, 9:30 am by: Sponsor Post

    This post is sponsored by IBM. You're watching “Game of Thrones” when (spoiler alert) a character dies. So you do what millions of other fans are doing: You go on social media to tweet your shock and outrage. What if your TV provider, realizing that you…
  • Google Says Glass Is Flopping Because Of Its Limited Roll-Out (GOOG)

    23 April 2014, 9:26 am by: Megan Rose Dickey

    Google Glass is suffering because of the way Google decided to roll out the product. “We suffer for the fact that Glass isn’t widely available, which was a deliberate choice,” Google Glass Marketing Director Ed Sanders recently told Forbes. “It’s…
  • Amazon Will Now Offer Old HBO Content For Prime Customers

    23 April 2014, 9:08 am by: Jillian D'Onfro

    Amazon and HBO just announced a licensing agreement that will let Amazon Prime members watch HBO content.  The first wave of HBO content — which includes old shows like "The Wire" and "The Sopranos" — will arrive on Prime Instant Video by May 21, with…
  • Tumblr Says It Has More People Talking TV Than Twitter [THE BRIEF]

    23 April 2014, 9:01 am by: Aaron Taube

    Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: A new study commissioned by Tumblr and run by analytics company Pulsar finds that there is a higher volume of television conversation on Tumblr than Twitter during the three days after a given show…
  • Point-Of-Sale Systems Have Become A Favorite Target Of Hackers

    23 April 2014, 8:51 am by: Cooper Smith

    Welcome to our new E-Commerce Insider newsletter, a morning email with the top news and analysis on the e-commerce industry, produced by BI Intelligence.  Click here to sign up for E-Commerce Insider today, and receive it every morning in your inbox.  POS…
  • 'The Only Thing I Know About Apple TV Is There Are Some Amazing Engineers Working On Apple TV'…

    23 April 2014, 8:32 am by: Jay Yarow

    Two of the most influential, and plugged-in Apple writers in the world spoke for almost two hours on a podcast.  Mark Gurman, senior editor at 9to5Mac, was on John Gruber's podcast. Gruber writes the widely read Apple-focused blog, Daring Fireball. Gurman,…
  • 7 Questions Mark Zuckerberg Must Answer On Facebook's Earnings Call Tonight (FB)

    23 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Jim Edwards

    It has been a huge quarter for Facebook. In the last three (fiscal) months the company has bought messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion and virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR for $2 billion. It has opened the door for video advertisers, and begun carving…
  • Apple Has A New, Good Ad For The iPhone Featuring A Pixies Song (AAPL)

    23 April 2014, 7:42 am by: Jay Yarow

    A good new Apple ad that shows off all you can do with the phone. It also has a cover version of the Pixies' song, "Gigantic," which Peter Kafka notes is pretty cool. One small thing that stood out in the ad is a guy working out and then he uses the phone to…
  • 10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG)

    23 April 2014, 6:46 am by: Jay Yarow

    Good morning! This is the news of the day: Here's a preview of what to expect when Apple reports earnings today after the market closes. Analysts are expecting flat revenue, flat iPad sales, and weak iPhone sales, which means it's time to start asking Tim Cook…
  • IT'S APPLE EARNINGS DAY: Here's What Analysts Are Expecting (AAPL)

    23 April 2014, 4:34 am by: Jay Yarow

    Apple reports earnings Wednesday afternoon after the market closes.  We'll have full coverage of the results as soon as they're out.  Here, via Bloomberg, are what analysts are looking for: Revenue: $43.6 billion EPS: $10.16 iPhones: 37.7 million units…
  • 7 Gmail Features To Make Your Life A Lot Easier

    22 April 2014, 11:05 pm by: Matt Johnston

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  • This Is What It's Like To Work For Billionaire Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen (Absolutely…

    22 April 2014, 10:10 pm by: Julie Bort

    Oren Etzioni is one of the big names in the Seattle-area tech scene thanks to his fantastic string of startup successes stretching from 1994 to 2013. Six startups, all successful exits, including one sold to Microsoft for about $110 million in 2008, and…
  • This Creepy Web App Shows You Just How Much Of Your Life Is Shared On Facebook

    22 April 2014, 8:27 pm by: Karyne Levy

    Our life is not a mystery, and this marketing campaign for a video game wants to prove it.  The game is "Watch Dogs," an open-world action adventure game that will be released next month. The game is set in a futuristic hyper-connected world, where the main…
  • This Is The One Law Airbnb's Opponents Desperately Want To Change

    22 April 2014, 7:27 pm by: Brett LoGiurato

    A group of lawmakers in New York believe there is substantial illegal activity occurring on the room-sharing site Airbnb and they say a federal law is hampering their efforts to stop it. They'd like Congress to step in. Airbnb's New York City business is…
  • Dish Network Is Partnering With This Startup To Make Cellphone Internet 1,000 Times Faster Than 4G…

    22 April 2014, 6:50 pm by: Kyle Russell

    In today's world, there's one area of technology that can almost never be fast enough: the wireless networks that power our mobile devices. Founded in 2011, Artemis is a startup working on pCell, a new wireless standard that it thinks could leapfrog 4G and…

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