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  • Beats Music is down [Update: It's back up]

    24 October 2014, 6:39 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    Amid a report from The Wall Street Journal that Beats Music will be tied into iTunes starting in 2015, the music service is currently unavailable to some users. The Apple-owned music service throws up an odd message in the app and via the browser that indicate…
  • Uber is launching in three cities today, including strictly-regulated Las Vegas

    24 October 2014, 6:18 pm by: Napier Lopez

    Residents of Sin City rejoice: Uber today announced that it has started offering its service in Las Vegas, sharing up some estimated fares as well. In subsequent blog posts, Uber also added Reno, Nevada and Monterrey, Mexico to its coverage. As with any…
  • Google’s Sundar Pichai to become head of product amid major staff reshuffling

    24 October 2014, 6:09 pm by: Napier Lopez

    According to a report by Recode, Google CEO Larry Page sent a staff memo denoting some major changes at Google HQ, including handing the reins of several key Google products over to Sundar Pichai. The Next Web has independently confirmed the report. Picahi is…
  • Lessons from David Ogilvy’s contrarian management advice

    24 October 2014, 3:35 pm by: Gregory Ciotti

    Gregory Ciotti is Help Scout‘s resident content marketer. He also gets nerdy about behavioral psychology at Sparring Mind. This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog. A true leader is one who inspires loyalty with no regard to rank or position.…
  • Google’s Nest acquires home automation hub Revolv

    24 October 2014, 3:12 pm by: Josh Ong

    Nest announced today that it has acquired Revolv, the maker of a hub device for controlling your smart home appliances. As part of the deal, the Revolv product is going away. Existing customers will continue to receive support, but the company doesn’t plan…
  • Hands-on with Basepro, a laptop stand with a built-in hard drive

    24 October 2014, 2:34 pm by: Josh Ong

    Using laptops for our daily work keeps us highly mobile, but it does so at the sacrifice of hard drive storage and ergonomics. Crowdfunding project Basepro is trying to tackle both issues at once with its laptop stand, but after spending some time with a…
  • How 21 big tech companies got their names

    24 October 2014, 2:11 pm by: Ben Woods

    The expression ‘what’s in a name’ – or the slightly more poetic ‘a rose by any other name’ – means, essentially, that a name doesn’t matter. It suggests that it’s the attributes of a person or object that will dictate what it truly is and…
  • Apple’s iTunes download sales have fallen sharply in 2014, reports the WSJ

    24 October 2014, 1:32 pm by: Paul Sawers

    Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics and the associated Beats Music subscription service may have raised eyebrows in some quarters, but the move makes all the more sense when you consider this report from the Wall Street Journal. Citing “people…
  • Amazon snuck an app store into its main Android app over a month ago

    24 October 2014, 1:14 pm by: Napier Lopez

    Amazon’s Appstore doesn’t have nearly the same popularity on Android as Google’s own offering does. Besides the fact that many of the apps are redundant with access to Google Play, it’s inconvenient to need to download a secondary marketplace. But…
  • Flat design goes educational: How the learning community has embraced the latest Web design trend

    24 October 2014, 12:45 pm by: Emilie Futterman

    This post is brought to you by 99designs. Get a design you'll love — guaranteed.Over the past decade, brand communication shifted to digital spaces in much larger shares, with many companies existing exclusively online. This has pushed design trends…

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