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  • In heartfelt Businessweek essay, Apple CEO Tim Cook says: “I’m proud to be gay.”

    30 October 2014, 8:34 am by: Chris O'Brien

    After years of speculation, Apple chief executive Tim Cook published an essay today in which he proudly declared: “I’m gay.” More to come.
  • JuiceBox Games hits 4M downloads for HonorBound and takes the mobile game to new markets

    30 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    This popular, chart-topping role-playing game adds seven new languages.
  • Spotify updates its iPad app with a fresh redesign, new curation features

    30 October 2014, 7:59 am by: Harrison Weber

    Today streaming music startup Spotify updated its iPad app with a new look and introduced additional curation features designed to help the tablet app rival the desktop in functionality. This update arrives six months after Spotify announced the new,…
  • Capriza, your ticket to mobilizing desktop business apps, raises $27M

    30 October 2014, 7:30 am by: Jordan Novet

    Apparently it pays to provide tools to simplify enterprise software for mobile consumption. That’s how things look today, with startup Capriza announcing a $27 million funding round. The startup sells a cloud service that people can use to create mobile…
  • Techmanity launches big in Silicon Valley

    30 October 2014, 7:00 am by: -

    Sponsored Post: Silicon Valley was the site of the first ever Techmanity, and now with a successful inaugural year under their belts, the organizers are looking to go bigger yet in 2015.
  • iPads have found a solid niche in health care

    30 October 2014, 2:00 am by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Apple has been talking a lot lately about the usefulness of the iPad in vertical markets, and the health care vertical might benefit from the device most of all.
  • Watch critic Anita Sarkeesian talk GamerGate on ‘The Colbert Report’

    30 October 2014, 12:15 am by: Jeffrey Grubb

    Colbert takes on GamerGate.
  • Flipboard’s latest update integrates Zite’s tech to make you fall in love with digital magazines

    30 October 2014, 12:01 am by: Tom Cheredar

    Popular digital magazine app Flipboard today is rolling out perhaps the biggest revamp of the service since its initial launch, which features improved navigation, new ways to discover content, a daily news feature, revised smartphone design, and more. The at…
  • Microsoft enters the health wearables space with $199 ‘Band’ bracelet

    29 October 2014, 9:19 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The new device contains 10 sensors for tracking steps, heart rate, sleep, and other biometrics.
  • Skype and Lync updated to support OS X Yosemite

    29 October 2014, 7:54 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Skype now supports Mac OS X’s latest version — Yosemite users rejoice. The new version not only supports Mac OS X Yosemite, but it also has better group profiles (making it easier to copy a link or leave), and a couple of crash fixes. Skype 7.0 came out…
  • Pandora & Smule are kicking everyone’s ass in mobile music revenue & downloads, App Annie reports

    29 October 2014, 7:20 pm by: Tom Cheredar

    Pandora might be the least exciting of the major streaming music services, in part because it doesn’t offer on-demand music playback or a robust premium monthly subscription service. That, however, didn’t stop the decade-old music company from beating all…
  • 3 important lessons from HealthBeat (and ‘the system is broken’ isn’t one of them)

    29 October 2014, 7:02 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Some of the discussion at HealthBeat centered on identifying the real problems, and some of it focused on new technology and tactics for fixing the problems.
  • Google Wallet can now add money automatically and alert you when your balance is low

    29 October 2014, 5:30 pm by: Ruth Reader

    Google is rolling out an update to its wallet service that lets users set up recurring bank transfers to Google Wallet. The company made the initial announcement in a blog post. Google said that there would be no fees or minimum balance requirements in…
  • Google Drive for Android gets Material Design update, improvements to search, sharing, and the PDF…

    29 October 2014, 5:09 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Google today updated Google Drive for Android with a new design and features related to search, sharing, and PDFs. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play. First up, the search tool has been revamped so that it updates results as you…
  • Bill Gates explains how he thinks about tech’s biggest problem: inequality (in 4 quotes)

    29 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Gregory Ferenstein

    The billionaire disagrees with famous economist Thomas Piketty.
  • Grand Theft Auto Online is still Take-Two’s biggest digital moneymaker

    29 October 2014, 4:30 pm by: Jeffrey Grubb

    The game contributed more cash to the publisher's digital business than any other product.
  • Take-Two made $22M on its investment in gameplay livestreaming king Twitch

    29 October 2014, 4:24 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Amazon's $970M acquisition of livestreaming firm paid off for Grand Theft Auto publisher.
  • Hands-on with Google’s Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player

    29 October 2014, 4:20 pm by: Harrison Weber

    The next wave of Nexus devices, the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player, aren’t available to the public just yet — but today we sat down with Google’s Android team for a first look at the new devices and the Lollipop OS that powers them. Let’s start…
  • Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two speeds past Wall Street’s earnings expectations

    29 October 2014, 4:12 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Digital game sales and the older Civilization game helped quarterly sales.
  • Facebook gaming declines as fewer people use the social service on their desktop

    29 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Mike Minotti

    Fewer people are accessing Facebook on their desktops, which in turns mean fewer are playing Facebook games.
  • YouTube adds ‘creator credits’ field to videos in channels with at least 10k subscribers

    29 October 2014, 3:20 pm by: Tom Cheredar

    YouTube is attempting to clean up the description section of video pages by launching a new “creator credits” field today for popular YouTube channels. The service cited the large number of creators that currently use a video’s description field to list…
  • David Hasselhoff wants to keep up with Kim Kardashian — by launching his own mobile game

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

    Hoff Zombie Beach is the latest celebrity to dive into mobile games.
  • Cambrian Genomics CEO: We’ll design every human on a computer and make poop smell like bananas

    29 October 2014, 2:53 pm by: Chris O'Brien

    VIENNA, Austria — Say this for Austen Heinz: His vision for the future will either thrill you or leave you fearing for the future of humanity. There’s not really any room in the middle. In a pair of interviews, on and off the stage at the Pioneers…
  • EA is on a roll — and Wall Street loves it

    29 October 2014, 2:30 pm by: Jeffrey Grubb

    EA's profit margins are better than ever while it's also laying out a strong plan to deliver on new-gen consoles and mobile platforms.
  • Google Play Movies & TV now shows actor and soundtrack info while you watch via Chromecast or Nexus…

    29 October 2014, 2:23 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Google today updated its Google Play Movies & TV app for Android, which lets you watch purchased or rented content from the company’s store, with a revamped design and new features. You can download the latest version directly from Google Play (if you…

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