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  • New Twitter experiment provides definitions for some hashtags (Elliot Bentley/Wall Street Journal)

    1 August 2014, 7:55 pm

    Elliot Bentley / Wall Street Journal:New Twitter experiment provides definitions for some hashtags  —  Twitter Testing Easier-To-Use Hashtags  —  Twitter appears to be testing a feature that will better organize its chaotic world of hashtags.  — …
  • Formerly Nexus-only Google Now Launcher out for all Android 4.1+ devices (Andrew Cunningham/Ars…

    1 August 2014, 6:40 pm

    Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:Formerly Nexus-only Google Now Launcher out for all Android 4.1+ devices  —  Replacing the home screen on a Droid Razr Maxx HD.  —  When KitKat was released on the Nexus 5 last year, it included a new application…
  • Mobileye closes first day of trading up 48% after raising $889.7M in IPO (Automotive News Automaker)

    1 August 2014, 6:30 pm

    Automotive News Automaker:Mobileye closes first day of trading up 48% after raising $889.7M in IPO  —  Mobileye shares surge 48% after $890 million IPO  —  Collision avoidance software firm profits from auto safety technology push  —  NEW YORK…
  • Dong Nguyen releases "Flappy Birds Family" with two-player mode, exclusive to Amazon Fire TV…

    1 August 2014, 6:00 pm

    Michael McWhertor / Polygon:Dong Nguyen releases “Flappy Birds Family” with two-player mode, exclusive to Amazon Fire TV  —  Flappy Bird is back, and now you can play with friends  —  The creator of Flappy Bird has made good on his promise to bring…
  • Airbnb officially closes its $475 million megaround (Harrison Weber/VentureBeat)

    1 August 2014, 4:45 pm

    Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:Airbnb officially closes its $475 million megaround  —  Airbnb's widely rumored $475 million funding round is now official: The company confirmed the raise in a public SEC filing today.  —  Named within the filing are…
  • Microsoft files Android patent-royalty suit against Samsung (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)

    1 August 2014, 4:35 pm

    Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:Microsoft files Android patent-royalty suit against Samsung  —  Summary: Microsoft has filed a contract dispute suit against Samsung over Android patent-licensing royalties.  —  Microsoft has filed a contract dispute suit against…
  • FCC Seeks to Ban Joint Bids by Wireless Companies at Spectrum Auction (Gautham Nagesh/Wall Street…

    1 August 2014, 4:15 pm

    Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:FCC Seeks to Ban Joint Bids by Wireless Companies at Spectrum Auction  —  Move Appears Aimed at Discouraging a Sprint Bid for T-Mobile US  —  The Federal Communications Commission has proposed banning wireless…
  • Apple $450 million e-book settlement wins court approval (Jonathan Stempel/Reuters)

    1 August 2014, 4:10 pm

    Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:Apple $450 million e-book settlement wins court approval  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Friday won preliminary court approval for its $450 million settlement of claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers…
  • Google Said to Plan Separating Photo Service From Google+ (Bloomberg)

    1 August 2014, 3:35 pm

    Bloomberg:Google Said to Plan Separating Photo Service From Google+  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) is planning to give its photo service more autonomy from its Google+ social network as the company looks to attract more users, according to people with knowledge of…
  • Picture of an HTC One (M8) running Windows Phone found on Verizon's site (Stephanie Mlot/PC…

    1 August 2014, 3:30 pm

    Stephanie Mlot / PC Magazine:Picture of an HTC One (M8) running Windows Phone found on Verizon's site  —  Leaked Pic Tips Windows Phone-Based HTC One (M8)  —  Ahead of HTC's Aug. 19 press event in New York, a photo leaked to PCMag suggests that a…
  • Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers will oversee iTunes Radio (Hannah Karp/Wall Street Journal)

    1 August 2014, 3:15 pm

    Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers will oversee iTunes Radio  —  With Apple-Beats Deal Complete, Ian Rogers To Run iTunes Radio  —  Now that Apple has officially swallowed Beats, Ian Rogers, the head of Beats'…
  • YouTube's consumer products lead, who worked on music subscription service, leaves for Spotify…

    1 August 2014, 2:55 pm

    Peter Kafka / Re/code:YouTube's consumer products lead, who worked on music subscription service, leaves for Spotify  —  As YouTube Gets Ready to Launch a Spotify Competitor, a Top Exec Heads to Spotify  —  Here's another change for YouTube's…
  • As of today, Americans can legally unlock their phones again (Adi Robertson/The Verge)

    1 August 2014, 2:35 pm

    Adi Robertson / The Verge:As of today, Americans can legally unlock their phones again  —  It's finally happened: as of today, unlocking your cellphone to work on other networks will be legal again in the US.  The White House and Senator Patrick Leahy…
  • Exclusive: Google Exploring 'Google Workshop' To Take Customized Smartphone Cases To A New Level…

    1 August 2014, 1:50 pm

    Liam Spradlin / Android Police:Exclusive: Google Exploring ‘Google Workshop’ To Take Customized Smartphone Cases To A New Level  —  Google hasn't exactly had a great track record when it comes to official Nexus accessories.  Accessories have been…
  • MakerBot buys European reseller Hafner's Büro, launches MakerBot Europe (Charlie Osborne/ZDNet)

    1 August 2014, 1:00 pm

    Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:MakerBot buys European reseller Hafner's Büro, launches MakerBot Europe  —  MakerBot expands European operations  —  Summary: MakerBot has launched MakerBot Europe in order to pave the way for desktop 3D printing beyond the…

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