Guest Post Startups seeking angel funding shouldn’t be so afraid of the word “no.”
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Most interestingly, this means that Apple has created camera-based gesture-sensing technology which could eventually find its way into apps and the operating system at large. Or even other Apple products, such as Apple TV or MacBooks.
Internet Explorer 11 is out in preview edition with better touch performance, faster page loads, and an integrated browsing experience across all your Windows devices.
Editor’s Pick Getting to the top of the app store charts is critical for maximizing monetization. But how do top publishers like Kabam, Zynga, and Supercell get there … and stay there?
Google Glass is for walking around and getting directions to a cafe with the perfect espresso. Recon Jet is for kicking your performance into the ultimate high gear and — yes — even saving lives.
A staggering 267,259 mobile apps are triggering SMS trojans, exploiting security holes, stealing private data, and building botnets, according to a study released today by security firm Juniper.
App Annie released its May apps index this morning– all apps minus games — and the giants are doing well: Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Facebook are well-represented on the top publisher lists. But there’s also some surprises, and some new entrants to the most-downloaded and highest-grossing app leader lists on iOS and Google Play.
If you want to go big on YouTube, you don’t want do be a big corporate brand or repurpose content from the nightly news. You do want to be in the gaming, entertainment, or comedy industries. And you most definitely want to have something to say.
“Speech recognition is easy,” Jones says. “The hard problem is figuring out what is really being asked for … and humans do that really well.”
Customers acquired via Twitter are worth 23 percent less, and Facebook brings in just barely average clients. But pay-per-click advertising brings in customers worth 46 percent more, and organic search brings in buyers who are worth a massive 54 percent more than your average customer.
Twitter’s first five Ads API partners were dominated by hardcore digital advertisers. Its newest five API partners are dominated by hardcore enterprise-focused social media marketing firms.
The revenue gap has existed for a long time in spite of Android’s massive userbase growth to 900 million strong.
Social media management utility HootSuite added the most popular online survey tool, SurveyMonkey, to its app directory today, along with real-time visual traffic analysis tool Chartbeat.
And, almost as an aside, the company stated that it has now passed seven million users.
Siri might be a man, but she’s a little conflicted about the switch.
In literally two clicks, you can start a development project in the cloud, see its code, and start playing with an app on Google’s App Engine, Compute Engine, or Datastore. That’s exactly what I just did.
In spite of all the talk that Apple is ceding both tablet as well as smartphone market share to Google’s Android, iPad web browsing share just hit a five-month high.
New leaked pics of Apple’s new iPhone 5S show the device will likely have longer battery life, a faster A7 Apple-made processor, and a two-LED flash that should improve low-light camera performance.
Apple stock dropped below $400 again as an analyst lowered his forecast for the company. Wall Street, apparently, is losing faith that Apple can return to its brief glory days of 2012 as the mobile-fueled technology highflier it was.
Google Street View added its first-ever skyscraper today: the world’s-tallest Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
A 1-meter Lightning-to-USB cable at the Apple Store is $19.00. A knockoff at Amazon.com which claims to be “just like Apple products” is only $1.95. Which is probably why Apple built approved accessory checking into iOS 7.
Instagram, it turns out, shares in … not out.
To this point, the billion-dollar Instagram acquisition has not returned any revenue back to Facebook. That could be about to change.
Why go to Internet companies like Facebook, Google, and Yahoo for their data if you can just intercept it on the world’s network of fiber-optic cables?
The new numbers mean that Apple’s users are increasing their spending at the same time that Apple is increasing its number of users. Just a month ago, Dediu’s estimate was $40/year, with the iTunes and app stores running at a $16 billion run rate.
In all the talk about Apple’s rumored new iWatch, there hasn’t been a lot said about Sony’s already-in-the-market SmartWatch, which runs Android, connects to your smartphone, integrates with Facebook, plays music, display tweets, tells you the weather, and more.
In a clear sign that the company is no longer a growth stock that investors buy for capital gains, Oracle increased its dividend 100 percent to $0.12 per common share, which will be paid in August.
According to the study of 4,600 adults, 12 percent of us would want to purchase wearable technology, like glasses, on our face. That’s almost 22 million Americans. But more than twice as many — 28 percent — are interested in wrist-based wearable devices. That’s almost 50 million people.
For the first time ever, a pro athlete will be wearing Google Glass while competing.
“The lower-price iPhone is imminent, and we believe it is now up to Apple to choose exactly when to unveil this new device to the world,” White says in his most recent research note to investors.
“Glass is continuously improving via over-the-air updates and new applications, and we have no doubt that in time, Glass will be the next iPhone,” the Forrester study says.
Editor’s Pick Welcome to the new breed of incubators: startup accelerators that give startups everything they need in one central location. It’s literally a startup ecosystem in a box.
App.net cofounder Bryan Berg noticed that LinkedIn was DNS-hijacked tonight and that traffic was rerouted to a shady India-based site, http://www.confluence-networks.com. That’s bad for LinkedIn, but there’s worse news for you.
It was a big day for funding. Here’s the quick overview.
Google product listing ads can make the world’s largest search engine your store by uploading your products, setting pricing, and letting the magic of the Internet happen. But how do you upload and manage thousands, hundreds of thousands or even tens of millions of products on Google Shopping?
Guest Post Where I work, we’ve chosen an open source model to address the need for innovation.
Specifically, we open our doors to novel early-stage companies to test their solutions in our system. Entrepreneurs and inventors all need a secure testing ground for their ideas, and we’re always on the lookout for ways to improve care and reduce costs.
“I’m not sure I can say this more clearly: we’re not in cahoots with the NSA and there’s is no government program that Google participates in that allows the kind of access that the media originally reported.”
Facebook page owners have long yearned for more insight than PTAT — Facebook’s people talking about this metric — offers. Starting today, they’re getting their wish.
Twitter has acquired Boston-based local social startup Spindle, the “discovery engine for the social web.”
And yeah, it’s ultimately all about money. And advertisers.
In the three months since Google announced it was shutting down Reader, Feedly has tripled its userbase from four million to 12 million. In other words, Google killing its RSS platform has been a truly wonderful thing for Feedly.