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  • Beats' Subscription Music Guru Will Now Run iTunes Radio At Apple (AAPL)

    1 August 2014, 5:55 pm by: Sam Colt

    iTunes Radio is getting an infusion of talent in the form of Ian Rogers, the Beats Music CEO who has been chosen to lead the group, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Apple announced Friday it had closed the Beats acquisition with an update on its…
  • Microsoft Sues Samsung, Saying Samsung Hasn't Been Paying Android Royalty Fees It Agreed To On Time…

    1 August 2014, 5:22 pm by: Steve Kovach

    Microsoft said Friday that it's suing Samsung because Samsung has been late paying royalties it agreed to pay in a contract negotiated in 2011. Samsung agreed to pay Microsoft a licensing fee for intellectual property used in Samsung's Android phones. But…
  • These Guys Raised $7 Million To Create A Calendar App That Thinks For You

    1 August 2014, 5:00 pm by: Steven Tweedie

    Timeful is an intelligent take on a popular issue: time management. The app is a hybrid between a calendar and to-do list, but Timeful is really about creating better habits. "We’re fanatical about time," Yoav Shoham, one of the three founders of Timeful,…
  • Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

    1 August 2014, 4:27 pm by: Matthew DeBord

    California's proposed bullet train connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco sounds pretty fast. The top speed is 220 mph. The trip from Hollywood to Silicon Valley would take only three hours. And now the state finally has the legal go-ahead to fund the…
  • Google Is Planning To Carve A Photo Platform Out Of Google+ (GOOG)

    1 August 2014, 4:22 pm by: Lisa Eadicicco

    Google is reportedly planning to separate Google+ Photos from the rest of its social network in an effort to draw more users toward the photo platform, sources recently told Bloomberg. The goal would be to make the photo service more independent, so that those…
  • More Photos Of The iPhone 6's Parts Just Leaked, And They Look Much Different Than The iPhone 5S

    1 August 2014, 3:48 pm by: Lisa Eadicicco

    Photos claiming to show internal components for the iPhone 6 have leaked online yet again, according to French blog Nowhereelse.fr.  The photos reportedly show the Touch ID home button that Apple will put in its iPhone 6 and rumored 5.5-inch iPhone, which the…
  • Dating Site eHarmony Wants To Help You Find A Job

    1 August 2014, 3:39 pm by: Rebecca Borison

    Having already gotten down the whole matchmaking thing for dating, eHarmony is now applying its skills to a new field: careers. According to MarketWatch, eHarmony is getting ready to roll out a new service called “Elevated Careers by eHarmony" this…
  • What's New On Netflix Streaming In August

    1 August 2014, 3:30 pm by: Paul Szoldra

    It's a new month, and as is the usual practice, Netflix adds a ton of new titles on the 1st. Sadly, that also means 71 titles will disappear. But don't despair. There are plenty of titles here to get excited about. If you're in the mood for a marathon, the…
  • HTC Makes The Best Android Phone In The World. Soon, It'll Make The Best Windows Phone. (MSFT, VZ)

    1 August 2014, 3:19 pm by: Steve Kovach

    HTC plans to launch a new version of its flagship Android phone, the One, as a device running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. It's going to look like this, according to an image found on Verizon's own servers: (We first saw the photo on Windows…
  • Six People Were Hurt After Man Drives His Car Through A Palo Alto Cafe

    1 August 2014, 3:02 pm by: Joey Cosco

    Six people were injured after an elderly driver accidentally drove his car into the popular Palo Alto spot University Cafe, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The driver, a man in his 90s, is among those injured. The driver was allegedly trying to parallel…
  • Six People Were Hurt After A Man Drove His Car Through A Palo Alto Cafe

    1 August 2014, 3:02 pm by: Joey Cosco

    Six people were injured after an elderly driver accidentally drove his car into the popular Palo Alto spot University Cafe, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The driver, a man in his 90s, is among those injured. The driver was allegedly trying to…
  • Second Life Has Devolved Into A Post-Apocalyptic Virtual World, And The Weirdest Thing Is How Many…

    1 August 2014, 2:51 pm by: Karyne Levy

    Remember Second Life? Launched in 2003 by Linden Lab, it was an unprecedentedly wide and open free online world (which allowed real-money purchases). Complete with its own in-game currency, it was a virtual reality with no objective other than to let people…
  • How 16 Of The Oldest Companies On Earth Have Been Making Money For Centuries

    1 August 2014, 2:50 pm by: Drake Baer

    Most companies live between 40 and 50 years.  So there must be something about the businesses that have persisted for 300, 500, or 1,300 years. When we dove into the data on the world's oldest companies, a few themes became clear — like that people have…
  • CHART: LinkedIn’s Revenue Is A Rocket Ship

    1 August 2014, 2:49 pm by: Dave Smith

    LinkedIn reported its earnings on Thursday, and the company beat Wall Street’s expectations across the board. The professional networking site reported $533.9 million in revenue, a big improvement over the $511 million analysts expected. And with several new…
  • The 10 Best Video Cameras On The Market

    1 August 2014, 2:49 pm by: Sara Bower

    While a smart phone video camera can do alright in a bind, for quality and quantity you'll want a true video camera to capture the moment in front of the lens. Thanks to the experts at FindTheBest, we put together a list of the best camcorders and video…
  • Here's Why 3-D Printing Is Still A Niche Product In Enterprise

    1 August 2014, 2:41 pm by: Eugene Kim

    There’s been a lot of buzz around 3-D printing lately, with some tech luminaries even calling it the next industrial revolution. But a recent report by Tech Pro Research suggests there’s still a long way to go — at least in the enterprise sector,…
  • These Ex-Googlers Got Their First Customers Milliseconds After Launching Their New Business

    1 August 2014, 2:25 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    It didn't take long for Fili Wiese and Kaspar Szymanski to realize they had a special professional chemistry. They met while both working for Google's Search Quality team in Dublin. Wiese started out fighting web spam, and then moved on to click spam with the…
  • There's An Easy Fix If Your iPhone Is Charging Slowly (AAPL)

    1 August 2014, 2:23 pm by: Dave Smith

    It may not be your imagination if your iPhone or iPad isn’t charging as fast as it used to. In fact, there’s an entire thread on Apple’s support forums over a dozen pages long in which iPhone and iPad owners are trying to figure out why their devices…
  • Why Microsoft And Google Are Backing The 22-Year-Old 'Italian Zuckerberg'

    1 August 2014, 2:18 pm by: Richard Feloni

    When the popular, reputable Italian financial magazine Panorama Economy placed then-20-year-old college student Matteo Achilli on its cover in March 2012 with the headline "Italian Zuckerberg," he became a media sensation. Soon every major Italian news outlet…
  • THE PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING REPORT: Real-Time Bidding Is Taking Over The Digital Ad Market

    1 August 2014, 2:06 pm by: Mark Hoelzel

    Automated ad buying and selling tools are increasingly driving digital ad sales in the U.S. That means less human-mediated, manual sales, and more opportunities for ad tech specialists to gain a share of ad spend. A new report from BI Intelligence finds…
  • YouTube's 'MVP' Shiva Rajaraman Just Bolted For Spotify (GOOG)

    1 August 2014, 1:53 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    YouTube's consumer products lead Shiva Rajaraman is leaving the company to join Spotify, according to Re/Code's Peter Kafka. Rajaraman was responsible for helping YouTube launch its own music subscription service, which is supposed to launch this fall. He's…
  • The 5-Year-Old Superhero Who Saved San Francisco Will Soon Have His Own Movie

    1 August 2014, 1:40 pm by: Karyne Levy

    Last November, San Francisco turned into Gotham City to make the wish of 5-year-old Miles Scott come true. Miles is a leukemia survivor, and his wish, through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, was to be a real-life superhero. As Batkid, he saved the city from the…
  • Facebook Went Down And People Started Calling The Cops (FB)

    1 August 2014, 1:21 pm by: Caroline Moss

    Do we spend too much time on Facebook? Depends. When the site goes down, do you consider it to be an emergency? We hope you answered "obviously not," but according to Los Angeles Sherrif Department Sgt. Burton Brink, lots of people call the authorities when…
  • A Russian Leader Just Started A Ridiculous Twitter Beef With Obama

    1 August 2014, 1:08 pm by: Colin Campbell

    A Russian deputy prime minister took to Twitter to compare the respective manliness of President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to The Telegraph. In a tweet on both English and Russian language accounts he has used in the past,…
  • Go Inside The Garages, Dorm Rooms, And Coffee Shops Where Tech's Biggest Companies Got Their Starts

    1 August 2014, 1:05 pm by: Madeline Stone

    Even the most successful tech companies had to start somewhere.  Many companies that are now worth billions were launched from makeshift headquarters in relatives' garages and living rooms. Others were started in dorm rooms and coffee shops, where young…

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