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  • 13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

    22 October 2014, 12:00 am by: Steven Tweedie, Business Insider

    The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable. From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.…
  • Rover wants to be the missing piece between iBeacons and retailers’ apps

    21 October 2014, 9:16 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Imagine you’re walking down the organic-products aisle at your favorite grocery store when suddenly the store’s app on your phone notifies you that a new line of organic foods is now available. That can actually possible thanks to iBeacon technology, and…
  • Ampush’s future of mobile ads: whopping growth of 233 percent year-over-year

    21 October 2014, 7:45 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Ampush chief Jesse Pujji releases a report on mobile advertising Wednesday that claims mobile growth spending will increase by a whopping 233 percent year-over-year
  • Sense6 Design plans ‘smart jewelry’ that can save your life

    21 October 2014, 7:15 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Sense6 Design will release a crop of smart jewelry that can help save your life.
  • 4 ways to make your crowdfunding campaign hit $1M or more

    21 October 2014, 6:45 pm by: Sandeep Sood, Monsoon+RainFactory

    Guest Post: Here's how to push your crowdfunding campaign past the $1 million mark.
  • Microsoft’s smartwatch will be tightly integrated with enterprise systems

    21 October 2014, 6:15 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Reports over the weekend said that Microsoft will release its own entrant into the growing field of consumer smartwatches. If the reports are true (and some believe they aren’t), analysts are saying that Microsoft will be wise to integrate the new device…
  • Microsoft identifies PowerPoint security flaw that leaves all Windows versions vulnerable

    21 October 2014, 5:52 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Microsoft’s “Security Response Center” today highlighted a new PowerPoint bug that affects all supported versions of the Windows operating system (save for Windows Server 2003). But fear not: Microsoft has a temporary solution to the problem. “A…
  • wants to set up your Web developer’s work environment in 30 seconds

    21 October 2014, 5:45 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    When Zachary Hamed took a break from school to be a Thiel Fellow, he and his partners created, a service for Web developers that more or less sounds like a miracle even our own tech team couldn’t believe. Today, the startup is releasing the…
  • Why ‘hearables’ will trump wearables — and make you healthier, too

    21 October 2014, 5:33 pm by: Scott Snyder, Mobiquity

    Guest Post: A new category of wearables --- “hearables” --- is makings strides, leveraging a mainstream consumer accessory: the ear bud.
  • Marc Andreessen says everything tech optimists want to say to skeptics (in 3 quotes)

    21 October 2014, 5:15 pm by: Gregory Ferenstein

    Marc Andreessen on everything.
  • Mobile marketing budgets jumping 36% this year — but tools are still lacking

    21 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: John Koetsier, VB Insight

    B2B marketers are attacking mobile with budgets that are jumping 11 percent over the next six months, and an additional 17.5 percent over the next 12 months. But it's clear they're not terribly happy with the tools vendors are providing yet.
  • Yahoo beats in Q3 with revenue of $1.09B, $0.52 EPS on growing mobile income

    21 October 2014, 4:12 pm by: Ruth Reader

    Yahoo today reported its third-quarter earnings for 2014, with revenue of $1.09 and non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $0.52. Analysts had expected earnings of $0.30 on revenue of $1.04 billion. In its 2013 third quarter, the company reported revenue of…
  • Acumatica Raises Over $13 Million in New Funding Round, Led By Bain Capital-Owned MYOB

    21 October 2014, 3:57 pm by: Business Wire

    Press Release: Acumatica, provider of cloud accounting software, today announced that the company has raised $13.3 million in a new funding round, led by investment from Australian accounting software powerhouse MYOB, an Acumatica strategic OEM...
  • Apple Pay is fast, easy, and boring — so it will be huge

    21 October 2014, 3:40 pm by: Devindra Hardawar

    I only had to use Apple Pay a few times before I got over the novelty of paying for stuff with my phone.
  • Want to know when to sell Bitcoins? MIT researchers can predict prices

    21 October 2014, 3:31 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Machine learning — the practice of teaching machines to make decisions using existing data — can do a lot of things. One academic researcher has devised a way to use it to predict the price of the Bitcoin virtual currency. That might not sound like a big…
  • Uber expands meal delivery pilot to Hong Kong

    21 October 2014, 3:02 pm by: Harrison Weber

    Uber, ever inching beyond ridesharing, today announced a temporary meal delivery service in Hong Kong. Launched in partnership with Hong Kong-based meal-in-a-box startup Secret Ingredient, Uber says the test will last just one day. Uber launched its…
  • Microsoft releases first Windows 10 preview update with Action Center, moveable apps across…

    21 October 2014, 2:38 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Microsoft today released the first update to Windows 10 preview as part of the company’s Windows Insider Program. The new arrival bumps the build number from 9841, which arrived on October 1, to 9860. The update should arrive for Windows 10 preview users via…
  • Why Silicon Valley must join the Ebola battle

    21 October 2014, 1:56 pm by: Vivek Wadhwa

    Guest Post: How we handle the Ebola crisis is just a prelude to how we face a future in which humanity is so tightly connected that local epidemics break out frequently and spread globally within hours.
  • 23andMe combine DNA databases to make finding great grandpa easier

    21 October 2014, 1:40 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The first phase of integration of the two data sets will be complete by early 2015, the companies say.
  • Google buys Firebase, gaining real-time database savvy

    21 October 2014, 1:39 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Google, a tech giant that’s been growing its public cloud capabilities, said today that it’s acquired hot real-time backend database startup, Firebase. The startup’s technology will be incorporated into Google’s cloud. “If you’re already a…
  • Microsoft’s Yammer launches a share button to help employees post Web content on company time

    21 October 2014, 1:31 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Yammer today launched a share button, which as its name implies, works just like all the other social buttons. If you want to implement the button on your own site, instructions along with the embed code are available on the Yammer Developer Center. For those…
  • Twine Health’s connection with hypertension patients yields impressive results

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

    Skeptics of patient empowerment would be advised to tune into the real-time dashboard of Twine Health that will be demonstrated for the first time publicly at HealthBeat, October 27-28.
  • App integration specialist SnapLogic tacks on $20M

    21 October 2014, 12:50 pm by: Jordan Novet

    SnapLogic, a startup with software for integrating multiple business applications, has wrapped up a $20 million funding round, putting it in a better position to compete with longtime providers of data-integration software. The new money will go toward sales,…
  • Team Obama does it again: Ro Khanna tied with Congressman Mike Honda in new poll

    21 October 2014, 12:42 pm by: Gregory Ferenstein

    270 Strategies help Ro Khanna tie Mike Honda
  • Google Play Music gets revitalized with Songza integration

    21 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Tom Cheredar

    Three months after acquiring streaming music service Songza, Google Play Music has finally learned some new tricks. Today Google announced that it’s rolling out an updated version of its Google Play Music “All Access” service with Google’s new material…

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