WhitePages has some big plans for integrating Mr. Number into its 50-million-unique-visitors-per-month website — plans that should help you avoid spam calls.
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Visual analytics and marketing platform Curalate studied 500,000 images on Pinterest to discover what drives the most likes and repins. The results might surprise you.
The number one magazine provider in Apple’s Newstand has now added 20 new magazine from American Media to its stable of 1,800 magazines for digital sale.
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said yesterday that company engineers can roll out any experimental features they’re testing to one percent of the social network’s users.
“We’ve begun shipping production units,” cofounder David Cann told VentureBeat via email today. “In fact, we’ve already shipped the first 100. We’ll ship another 1,000 units by September.”
Twitter is planning to launch a Facebook Exchange-like service to allow brands to buy ads programmatically and retarget Twitter users based on their browsing and search history.
The company, which launched on iOS just over a year ago to “deobfuscate” application crashes, helps developers find what’s happening when their mobile apps freeze or unexpectedly quit. Besides Twitter, companies like Square, Kayak, Yelp, Path, and Yammer use Crashlytics.
Today was a big money day for startup funding — and post-startup growth-stage and late-stage fund funding.
“BC has had legalized crowdfunding for a decade,” super-angel Mike Volker said last night at the Vancouver Enterprise Forum event on crowdfunding. “It’s the only place in North America, and there are no restrictions, no limits.”
Guest Post People share for two major reasons: “a) they altruistically want to share the enjoyment of that video with others or b) they selfishly want to be seen sharing or critiquing that video.”
Pegatron is staffing up, with 40,000 new workers expected to join the company in the second half of 2013, and it said that 60 percent of its 2013 revenue would come from the second half of 2013.
“You can build a person, build a group, build a spaceship, or build a Cylon,” Mehr says with a smile.
Twitter updated its iOS and Android apps today to make tweeting pictures faster and better. And showed us the benefits via Vine, the social network’s own video-sharing startup.
To verify accounts, Facebook said you’ll need to submit government-issued photo ID, which Facebook promises to delete immediately after verification.
Editor’s Pick Android’s market share is a joke, and most tech writers aren’t getting the punchline.
The wearable computing space is intensely interesting to Apple, Cook said, calling it “ripe for exploration.” In fact, Apple sees it as the next evolution in the post-PC world — as game-changing as the smartphone or the tablet.
It’s a while since Apple has released a game-changing product, Mossberg said — a long time since Apple has released a new big hit.
The good news, I assume, is that Google Glass will restore our masculinity (and, I assume) femininity.
Tesla stock has had an amazing three months, blasting above $100 from the low $30s just in March.
If you’d like to work for Twitter, live in L.A., and don’t know a join from a conditional but have good connections in the U.S. music industry, you’re in luck.
The breach in ASIO reportedly revealed all the plans to the spy agency’s brand-new headquarters, which would give significant advantages to spies attempting to infiltrate the building, either physically or electronically.
In the good old days, Apple’s app store had a few thousand apps, and you could probably browse all of them to find what you wanted. That lasted about 30 seconds.
Shockingly, most people didn’t want a social network in their email inbox, so the experiment that consisted of Google taking your inbox and insta-poofing a social network into sudden awkward existence never had a prayer of upsetting Facebook, Twitter, or even MySpace.
“What we are doing is legal. I’m rather perplexed by this debate, which has been going in the UK for some time, because I view taxes as not optional,” the former Google CEO and current chairman said today.
Sure, it’s Pinterest-ic and Tumblr-y. But if you love images and imagery, the new Flickr displays photos immeasurably better that the previous iteration.
The first rule of iPhone is that it never, never goes on sale. The second rule of iPhone is that when iPhone does go on sale, it’s only last year’s model, or even older. The third rule of iPhone is that when this year’s model goes on sale, a new model is coming soon.
Which doesn’t mean that working at Apple is easy. Or, that working for Tim Cook is easy.
Presumption of innocence is a fundamental component of law in many nations, including Canada, France, Russia, and yes, even, yes, the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is not however, enshrined in the constitution of the United States of America.
That’s a massive change from the original colorful, shiny, semi-transparent iOS development language, which tries hard to make virtual controls and objects look and feel and act like real controls and objects.
App recommendation engines are getting booted from Apple’s app store because they suck, according to a new player in the app-finding business. But Hooked Media has come up with an entirely new take on app recommendation that has two unique qualities.
In other words, the giant that sold almost 400 million phones last year is getting bigger. And faster.
All that’s missing are the streamers, balloons, and cheesy Best Price Ev-ah signs. Because the price competition between Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Rackspace is heating up so fast, the cloud market could be a massive virtual used car lot.
If I can paraphrase a popular Alicia Keys song, this woman is on fire. Marissa Mayer is clearly moving Yahoo back into the center of the Silicon Valley tech conversation.
A Michigan baby’s life was saved by the insertion of a 3-D printed trachea at two months old.
Call it the unicorn problem: beautiful, alluring, magical, and totally non-existent. Social commerce, according to the latest Monetate e-commerce report, is almost as elusive.
Guest Post If you think that participating in crowdfunding simply means investing in smaller companies that launch games and devices on Kickstarter, think again. With crowdfunding volumes reaching $2.7 billion in 2012, it has emerged as a viable, scalable alternative to public and private finance across the globe.
There are two key problems that require immediate remediation in Congress, according to the coalition of companies, politicians, and nonprofits: jobs, and fairness.
Worlds are shaking as the father of the Graphics Interchange Format, ye trusty old bitmap image standby for animated images on Cheezburger and Reddit and every where geeks wanna have fun, says it’s pronounced JIF, not GIF.
Editor’s Pick “I am not an unfair person,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told lawmakers yesterday. “Apple is not an unfair company.”
Guest Post The media can continue to ridicule the “sexting app” that so many young people are using, but they are entirely missing the point. The same generation being blamed for the supposed “death of privacy” has become wiser than those who are criticizing them.