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  • 4 big threats native advertising faces in 2015

    24 October 2014, 9:30 pm by: Kunal Gupta, Polar

    Guest Post: Recently I’ve been hosting roundtable discussions over dinner in New York and London with publishing executives who are betting big that native advertising will drive major revenue growth in 2015 for their businesses. We often end up debating…
  • WP Engine adds disaster recovery to keep your blog alive during natural disasters & zombie uprisings

    24 October 2014, 9:00 pm by: Jordan Novet

    WP Engine, a Texas startup that hosts websites based on the open-source WordPress content-management system, is closing out quarter after quarter with new business. Now it’s introducing a feature that big businesses should dig. Today WP Engine is telling…
  • Even with $5.5M in funding, Ello’s future looks unclear

    24 October 2014, 7:49 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    So the Ello saga continues, and this time with $5.5 million more in the bank, and a new kumbaya-esque charter and legal status that’s leaving us with more questions than answers. Yesterday, the hip alternative — and ad-free! — social network announced…
  • Google CEO Larry Page appoints Sundar Pichai to lead nearly every product at the company

    24 October 2014, 6:01 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Google chief executive Larry Page is stepping back at the giant technology company, while senior vice president Sundar Pichai will be assuming more responsibility, according to a new report. Pichai, head of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google, will become head…
  • Apple Pay has landed, but its effects on mobile marketing are still up in the air

    24 October 2014, 5:30 pm by: Barry Levine

    The consensus of the experts we consulted is that it will have an impact -- but there are wide differences of opinion about the size of the impact and the advantages vis a vis credit cards.
  • Ebola panic is a symptom of a broken health care system. Here’s how techies can help fix it

    24 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Dylan Tweney

    Digital technology is about to put some serious hurt on the opaque, dysfunctional health care market in the U.S. Here's why I'm looking forward to watching that happen.
  • More proof AT&T is clueless/evil: Carrier busts ‘Apple SIM’ feature

    24 October 2014, 4:51 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    As news gets out about AT&T's approach to the Apple SIM, the carrier is likely to lose more consumer good will than it will save in dollars lost from "churn."
  • Apple’s iPad Air 2 is svelte and powerful, but no radical leap from the first Air

    24 October 2014, 4:42 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The new Air adds TouchID, a thinner profile, a better camera, and an improved touchscreen.
  • Tech for family caregivers: 3 ways entrepreneurs can help

    24 October 2014, 4:15 pm by: Rajiv Mehta, Bhageera & Carol Levine, United Hospital Fund

    Guest Post: Family caregiving is potentially a huge market, untapped primarily because it is unseen. But the needs are real and widespread, and enticing to bold, innovative entrepreneurs.
  • The Lumia rebranding was inevitable, and Microsoft’s choice makes complete sense

    24 October 2014, 3:43 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    The Nokia-to-Microsoft rebranding has been a long time coming, and frankly there’s still a long road ahead. Yet now that Microsoft has finally confirmed that “Microsoft Lumia” will be the new name, it’s worth looking at what’s at stake. Can a new…
  • Microsoft now lets enterprises track site usage in Internet Explorer 11

    24 October 2014, 3:32 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Microsoft is adding to its data-collection capabilities for websites running in Internet Explorer 11, allowing companies to track usage and make changes as they see fit. The new downloadable Enterprise Site Discovery Toolkit for IE11 “enables collecting…
  • Turning mobile ads into games helps them perform better

    24 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Jeffrey Grubb

    One ad agency is helping corporations serve up games on top of free-to-play games, and it's getting higher levels of engagement than non-interactive videos.
  • Google’s Nest acquires smart home hub Revolv, will not accept new customers

    24 October 2014, 3:07 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Nest, the Google-owned company known for its smart thermostat, announced today that it’s acquiring home automation hub Revolv. Though details of the deal were undisclosed, Google’s Nest is acquiring the company in order to bring its team into the fold and…
  • Smart basketballs and other gadgets from the wise man of tech (interview)

    24 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    An interview with Jim Barry, the gadget man of the Consumer Electronics Association.
  • Deploys Launchpad to 100,000 Merchants

    24 October 2014, 2:55 pm by: Business Wire

    Press Release: V12 Group, leading provider of data and multi-channel digital marketing technology, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with to offer their merchant base a full range of…
  • Car2Go takes Brooklyn with 400 on-demand Smart cars — we go for a spin

    24 October 2014, 1:15 pm by: Devindra Hardawar

    Get ready for tiny cars filled with vintage clothing and irony.
  • 4 UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation startups that are changing care coordination

    24 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: Debra Sharp

    The first projects of CDHI are combining powerful health data with social and mobile applications to transform the delivery of health care.
  • What Marc Andreessen and Ron Conway teach Stanford students about raising money (in 4 quotes)

    24 October 2014, 12:36 pm by: Gregory Ferenstein

    Stanford University continues its overcrowded class in building super-successful startups, and every week, noted investor Sam Altman brings in local business celebrities to distill the secrets of Silicon Valley. Most recently, he gathered Netscape founder Marc…
  • Review sites like Yelp can now legally manipulate reviews for cash. But should they?

    24 October 2014, 12:12 pm by: Yoav Schwarz

    Guest Post: Update: In a statement to VentureBeat, Yelp denies filtering reviews to allow a more positive or negative slant depending on whether or not a business is a customer of Yelp. In addition, Yelp says that the court decision mentioned below does not…
  • Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding stories, in one place

    24 October 2014, 12:01 pm by: Harrison Weber

    Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. Here’s a list of today’s biggest funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share. Mogl…
  • 8 design-savvy app concepts that could pave the way for exciting new health tech

    24 October 2014, 11:44 am by: Harrison Weber

    Sure, Apple’s HealthKit looks pretty and may strike a chord with the masses. But in terms of design, Apple has only scratched the surface of what’s possible. The eight concept designs below show just how beautiful health tracking systems can be. They’re…
  • 4 app monetization strategies for free apps

    24 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Lou Orfanos, VP of Product, Localytics

    Sponsored Post: In many ways, monetization models for free apps are superior to paid apps, allowing more room for creativity and the possibility of improving the app experience (and making it easier for users to make purchases).
  • The DeanBeat: Be sure to make some time for the best games of the fall

    24 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    Forget GamerGate. Let's get back to playing games.
  • Mogl nabs $11M because getting cash back after a tasty restaurant meal won’t ever go out of style

    24 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Mogl’s loyalty program is as simple and attractive as can be: spend money, get cold, hard cash back. The San Diego, Calif.-based startup that’s been around for four years lets its users spend money at partner merchants, mostly restaurants and bars, and get…
  • Deezer acquires Stitcher to get serious about talk radio and podcasts

    24 October 2014, 9:59 am by: Tom Cheredar

    Global streaming music company Deezer has purchased news and talk radio service Stitcher, the companies announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition marks the latest move by Deezer to gradually enter the crowded U.S.…

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