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  • Mashr Resurrects A Tinder Experiment To Make You A Match Maker

    2 September 2014, 12:06 am by: Billy Gallagher

     In May 2013, Tinder introduced Matchmaker, a way for users of the popular dating app to introduce their Facebook friends to each other. Matchmaker has since been phased out of Tinder, but a new startup, Mashr, is resurrecting the feature as its central…
  • Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Invests $70 Million In Healthcare Group DXY

    1 September 2014, 11:42 pm by: Catherine Shu

     Chinese Internet giant Tencent has invested $70 million in DXY (also known as Ting Ting Group), which claims to be the largest online healthcare service community in China. In return, Tencent will receive a minority equity stake in DXY. Read More
  • How To Present A Successful Hackathon Demo

    1 September 2014, 11:00 pm by: Brandon Kessler

     It’s sad to stay up for three days building something awesome only to bomb the demo presentation. It’s no surprise it happens: you’re exhausted and racing to finish your project, with little time to plan your words, and only a few minutes to say them.…
  • FreeCharge, Which Gives Users Coupons For Charging Their Mobile Plans, Raises $33M Series B

    1 September 2014, 9:30 pm by: Catherine Shu

     FreeCharge, an India-based online platform that lets user earn coupons when they add money to their prepaid mobile phone plans or pay utility bills online, has raised a $33 million Series B from returning investor Sequoia Capital, as well as Sofina, and…
  • LinkedIn Is Quietly Retiring Network Visualization Tool InMaps

    1 September 2014, 9:21 pm by: Ingrid Lunden

     A little autumn cleaning underway at LinkedIn. The company is quietly retiring InMaps, a tool that let you map out how your LinkedIn network looks. A notice on the InMaps homepage notes that today, September 1, is the last day for you to use it, and that it…
  • When Does Uber Become Cheaper Than Owning A Car?

    1 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Ryan Lawler

     Thanks to the proliferation of local transportation services like Uber, we’re entering a world in which people have less reason to drive everywhere they need to go. But at what point will it become less expensive to rely on someone else to drive you around…
  • Tables, Tablets, Data And Eating

    1 September 2014, 7:00 pm by: Vladimir Edelman

     Restaurants as we know them have remained the same for over two hundred years, and fables about amazing restaurant tech have inevitably leapt to futuristic ideas: robot waiters, food printers, talking refrigerators. Today’s reality is far more interesting…
  • Windows XP’s Market Share Fell By Less Than 1% In August

    1 September 2014, 6:39 pm by: Alex Wilhelm

     According to Net Applications, Windows XP’s global desktop market share fell from 24.82 percent in July, to 23.89 percent in August. That’s just under one percentage point in a full month. At that pace, it will take more than two years for Windows XP’s…
  • Apple Publishes The Top 10 Reasons They Reject Apps

    1 September 2014, 5:38 pm by: Greg Kumparak

     Whether you’ve ever built an iOS app or not, you’ve probably heard tales of how frustrating it can be to get Apple’s stamp of approval. But why does Apple reject apps? What are the big mistakes that most developers make? Read More
  • Where You Are Is Who You Are Even If It Is China

    1 September 2014, 5:00 pm by: Paul Rosenzweig

     Where your cloud data is stored is, increasingly, critical to determining who controls it. Though many around the globe have become concerned about data storage in the United States, there are worse alternatives. Imagine, for example, if your personal data…
  • GuiaBolso Brings Mint-style Financial Management To Brazil

    1 September 2014, 5:00 pm by: Julie Ruvolo

     In August a new, homegrown entry raced onto Brazil’s top 10 most downloaded apps. It’s a list usually cluttered by American-made social media, music and gaming apps; but GuiaBolso, a Mint-style personal finance app joined the App Store on July 2 when…
  • RunScribe Is A Wearable For Granular Gait Analysis

    1 September 2014, 4:20 pm by: Natasha Lomas

     Do you heel strike or are you a forefoot runner? If you have no idea what that question means this wearable probably isn’t for you. RunScribe is aiming for serious running geeks who want to nerd out over exactly how, where and when their feet connect with…
  • Press Fit Standing Desk Review: An Affordable Option With U.S. Manufacturing And Materials

    1 September 2014, 4:00 pm by: Darrell Etherington

     A standing desk is a resource for the home office that’s increasingly common, but they’re still not affordable or convenient in most cases. The Press Fit standing desk began life as a Kickstarter project designed to fix both those problems, with an…
  • If Apple Makes A Move Into Mobile Payments, It Could Not Come At A Better Time

    1 September 2014, 3:31 pm by: Ingrid Lunden

     Apple, the reports say, will add NFC technology to the iPhone 6, and it will debut a mobile wallet-style service that could include integrations with American Express, Visa and MasterCard and possibly PayPal to enable physical, in-store payments using the…
  • Twitter’s Timeline Could Get (More) Algorithmic

    1 September 2014, 3:24 pm by: Matthew Panzarino

     Twitter has changed significantly over the past 8 years. With every new product manager and leadership cadre there have been attempts to make it more accessible to new users and more sticky for existing ones. But the biggest changes may yet be ahead as…
  • Vandrico Wants To Become The Wearables Platform For The Workplace

    1 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: Frederic Lardinois

     If you know about Vandrico, it’s probably because of the company’s cool wearables database we featured earlier this year. That was just a byproduct of Vandrico’s research, however. What the company is really about is bringing wearables into the…
  • What Students Really Carry Back To School

    1 September 2014, 1:03 pm by: John Biggs

     Back-to-school stories are click fodder. They allow for marketers to feel they are directly addressing a group of easy marks. After all, when is your life more insecure than on the cusp of a grade change or a trip to college? The world, then, is in upheaval,…
  • Are All Accelerators Decelerators?

    1 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Ashwin Ramasamy

     Hari, a smart and very savvy early-stage entrepreneur, emailed me to ask if it was worth joining a well-known accelerator. I texted an emphatic “No!” We then spoke to each other for over 30 minutes and I don’t recall having made such an impassioned…
  • Here’s What We Know So Far About The Celebrity Photo Hack

    1 September 2014, 10:47 am by: Mike Butcher

     As you will by now have probably read, around 100 women celebrities (including Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice and Kate Upton) have had naked and explicit pictures seemingly hacked from their iCloud accounts and published online, first on…
  • Yohann Is An iPad Stand Jony Ive Could Be Proud Of

    1 September 2014, 9:30 am by: Steve O'Hear

     I didn’t think I’d ever get excited about an iPad stand. But the Yohann, designed by Swiss architect Berend Frenzel, ticks all of my boxes. First up, it’s a thing of beauty, with an incredibly simple but clever — why didn’t I think of that —…

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