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  • Pinterest Launches Exploration-Focused Guided Search And Reveals Custom Categories For Mobile

    24 April 2014, 9:46 pm by: Josh Constine

     Today Pinterest announced two new mobile products: Guided Search to lead you on chains of explorations, and a third one that will be unveiled in a few minutes, and Custom Categories for making it easier to browse your way to cool stuff through a dynamic…
  • Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months

    24 April 2014, 9:22 pm by: Ryan Lawler,Josh Constine

     Tonight at an event in the company's San Francisco headquarters, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced that users had contributed more than 30 billion Pins since being founded, a number that has grown by nearly 50 percent in the past six months alone. Users…
  • Stewart Butterfield’s Slack Is Raising $30 Million In New Funding

    24 April 2014, 9:05 pm by: Leena Rao,Alexia Tsotsis

     Slack, a collaboration platform founded by Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, is raising $30 million-plus in new funding, we’ve learned. For background, Butterfield left Yahoo and started TinySpeck (and a multiplayer game called Glitch) but then…
  • Mozilla Names Firefox OS Co-Founder Andreas Gal As Its New CTO

    24 April 2014, 7:31 pm by: Frederic Lardinois

     When Mozilla named JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich as its new (and short-lived) CEO, it left the CTO position Eich previously occupied unfilled. Today, Mozilla announced that Andreas Gal will become its new CTO. Most recently, he was Mozilla's Director of…
  • Storyful’s Verification Tech Could Stop Fake News From Spreading On Facebook

    24 April 2014, 6:46 pm by: Josh Constine

     Twitter is the king of real time news, but people's eagerness to retweet juicy stories sometimes outweighs their willingness to verify the facts, leading them to parrot misinformation. That's why the most intersting thing about Facebook partnering with…
  • Co-Founder And CEO Marcus Nelson Departs Addvocate

    24 April 2014, 6:12 pm by: Anthony Ha

     Marcus Nelson, who co-founded and served as CEO of social media startup Addvocate, said that he's no longer at the company. Nelson doesn't offer any details about the reasons for his departure, but it sounds like this wasn't entirely by choice. In a post on…
  • Automattic Buys Scroll Kit, A Code-Free Website Builder That Once Got Legal Heat From The NYT

    24 April 2014, 5:31 pm by: Ingrid Lunden

     WordPress maker Automattic's acquisition spree to build out its platform continues apace. Today comes news that it has acquired Scroll Kit, a New York-based startup that had developed a platform for people to build websites without needing to know any code,…
  • Google+ Is Walking Dead

    24 April 2014, 4:50 pm by: Alexia Tsotsis,Matthew Panzarino

     Today, Google’s Vic Gundotra announced that he would be leaving the company after eight years. The first obvious question is where this leaves Google+, Gundotra’s baby and primary project for the past several of those years. What we’re hearing from…
  • Warburg Pincus Buys Compensation Software Service PayScale For Up To $100 Million

    24 April 2014, 4:31 pm by: Jonathan Shieber

     Making its fourth acquisition of a technology company in fewer than three weeks, private equity investment firm Warburg Pincus is announcing that it has bought compensation software services vendor PayScale in a deal worth up to $100 million. In the 14 years…
  • Domino’s Launches Its Pizza Ordering App For iPad With 3D Custom Pizza Builder

    24 April 2014, 4:30 pm by: Frederic Lardinois

     Domino's Pizza has revamped its menu and turned around its financials over the last few years, during which time it also started to offer mobile ordering. Next Monday, the pizza chain will launch its iPad app, which will allow you to build your pizza and…
  • The FyreTV Porn Streamer Maker Is Suing Amazon For Trademark Infringement

    24 April 2014, 4:14 pm by: Matt Burns

     Remember the FyreTV? Probably not, but it was a media streamer, much like Amazon's new FireTV streamer, that was released in 2008. Unlike Amazon's FireTV, however, the FyreTV streams porn and only porn. And now the company behind the device is suing Amazon.…
  • Amazon Beats Street In Q1 With Net Sales Up 23% To $19.74B, $0.23 EPS

    24 April 2014, 4:10 pm by: Frederic Lardinois

     Amazon today reported its results for the company’s first financial quarter of 2014. Amazon reported net sales up 23 percent to $19.74 billion compared to $25.59 billion last quarter and $16.07 billion in the year-ago quarter. Operating income, however,…
  • Apple, Google, Intel And Adobe Settle Antitrust Lawsuit Over No-Hire Agreement

    24 April 2014, 4:07 pm by: Darrell Etherington

     Four of Silicon Valley’s largest tech companies have settled an antitrust lawsuit brought against them over a shared no-hire agreement that prevented poaching employees from one company by another. The terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed, according…
  • Microsoft’s FQ3 Earnings Beat With Revenue Of $20.40B, EPS Of $0.68, Surface Top Line Of $500…

    24 April 2014, 4:05 pm by: Alex Wilhelm

     This afternoon Microsoft published its fiscal third quarter 2014 financial results, with revenue of $20.40 billion, and earnings per share of $0.68. Analysts had expected the company to report $20.39 billion in revenue, and earnings per share of $0.63.…
  • The Stalactite 3D Printer Uses A Projector To Produce High Quality Objects

    24 April 2014, 3:59 pm by: John Biggs

     The Stalactite, like the Form 1 before it, is a resin-based, light-cured 3D printing system that "extrudes" objects out of a bath of liquid. Unlike the Form 1's large laser, however, this printer uses an ingenious workaround to the problem of getting a…
  • Hulu Plus Launches Remote Control Feature To Connect With Game Consoles

    24 April 2014, 3:41 pm by: Ryan Lawler

     Hulu just added a new feature to its mobile apps that will enable users to control the videos streaming on their game consoles from their phones or tablets. Read More
  • We’ve Got To Embrace It, Man

    24 April 2014, 3:15 pm by: John Biggs

     First, understand that as an employee of AOL, I'm slightly embarrassed but far more amused by our "digital prophet," David Shing AKA Shingy AKA Miley Scissorhands. His efforts on our behalf to make AOL look cool have, at best, made us look like absolute…
  • FTC Issues Blistering Rebuke Of States Limiting Tesla’s Direct Consumer Sales

    24 April 2014, 3:02 pm by: Alex Wilhelm

     The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not big on state’s limiting the ability of electric car manufacturer Tesla to sell its cars directly to consumers. In a post published today, fittingly on its Competition Matters blog, the FTC whacked such…
  • Sorry, But Google Glass Isn’t Actually For Sale To Everybody Yet

    24 April 2014, 2:50 pm by: Frederic Lardinois

     Rumor has it that Google Glass is currently for sale to anybody in the United States. Sadly (or not -- depending on your feelings about Glass), that's not actually the case. While the Google Glass store is indeed open and seems to be taking orders (Update:…
  • You Know You Want A Galaxy S5 With Swarovski Crystals On The Back

    24 April 2014, 2:32 pm by: Matt Burns

     Samsung and Swarovski are back at it again with another unholy mash-up that puts crystals on the back of Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Because why not? Read More

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