Facebook Home is so riveting, even Facebook employees can’t pay attention to anything but what their friends are doing. Even when their CEO is giving them a pep talk.
stories by John Koetsier
Editor’s Pick Who wants to go to college if you can start earning money right away?
Since Apple won’t talk directly, AppGratis has taken to blogging. Apple did not talk to the French company before pulling its app from the iOS app store, says CEO Simon Dawlat, and won’t talk now either.
Facebook loves local business, apparently. And local business loves Facebook.
Will this be the year fashionistas can finally get an iPhone in their choice of color?
An Apple entry into the streaming music market is kind of a big deal. Now it looks to be one step closer to reality.
Twitter has published a music.twitter.com webpage with a #music hashtag and a so-far-non-functional sign-in button, suggesting that Twitter’s new music application will launch as soon as this weekend.
In Valparaiso, Chile, they’re excited that English Premier League soccer club Tottenham lost a semifinal, mostly because home-grown striker Marcelo Diaz scored for the rival club. And in Mombasa, Kenya, the buzz is all about Uhuru.
An Iranian scientist has invented a cheap time machine but won’t release it to the world, he says. And the Chinese are to blame.
The potential bad news for Apple just keeps getting worse. PC shipments are down, Foxconn’s iPhone builds slipped this past quarter, iPad sales are shifting to the cheaper iPad mini, and now the next big Apple hit products may be missing production target.
Today, the race for better, smaller, faster supercomputers includes an adjective that wasn’t nearly as common five years ago: greener. In other words, more energy efficient. And, not incidentally, cheaper.
There was a lot of money placed today, not least on health-tech. Here’s a quick round-up of funding stories for April 10.
We hear that Orth voluntarily resigned.
Kim Dotcom is leading the Time100 poll, which attempts to track the top leaders, artists, and innovators in the world. Being Kim Dotcom, he’s not one to be silent about it.
PC shipments fell off the proverbial cliff in the first quarter of 2013, according to IDC, with their biggest drop ever in recorded history.
Payments in-stream on Twitter: how cool is that? Too cool, apparently for Twitter.
Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn, reported an almost 20 percent drop in earnings in the past quarter. The problem, apparently, is lower than expected iPhone sales.
Millions of Malaysian kids will be writing stories, collecting data, creating presentations, and organizing the future of their education in the cloud — Google’s cloud.
From the original smart device to the device that changed the definition of smart?
Facebook’s “partner categories” add data from outside its network, so advertisers can target you based on what you buy and do outside Facebook, even including offline purchases.
Editor’s Pick AppGratis may have violated Apple guidelines, and it may not have. It’s very much up to interpretation and opinion. And very obviously, having first approved and then within days rejecting AppGratis, even Apple doesn’t have the same opinion all the time about the same app.
iPhone users open 17.5 percent of their commercial mail, while Android users open 8.93 percent, and BlackBerry owners open only .24 percent.
AppGratis CEO Simon Dawlat spoke out today about his flagship app being pulled from the iOS app store. And what he has to say should make every developer very, very nervous about putting apps on Apple’s app store.
Salesforce says it has the world’s only unified social marketing suite. Adobe says its marketing cloud is a single service that includes everything digital marketers need to get ahead.
Shift begs to differ.
We downloaded 13.4 billion apps in the first three months of 2013, spending $2.2 billion U.S. on apps and in-app purchases.
“Most app makers are trustworthy,” the ad says. “However, in the wrong hands, who knows what they’ll do with your info?”
I also checked on whether or not AppGratis had received any warnings about the banishment. The information I’ve been able to find is that the company was sent an email on Friday that their app would be pulled on the weekend.
Tumblr has completely redesigned the new app, and the best part is the post-anything screen that reinforces Tumblr’s reputation as the simplest place to post just about anything.
WhatsApp is fifth in the app store for monthly revenue. Fifth on Google Play for downloads, and seventh on Google Play for revenue. And it’s the second-most-downloaded app on Google Play.
Forests grow up to reach the light. So that’s exactly what scientist Anna Fontcuberta i Morral did for solar panels: transform them into vertical nano-scale filaments a thousand times smaller than a human hair.
Two months after closing $13.5 million in funding, hitting revenue of $1 million a month, and reaching the 300,000 new users a day plateau, app discovery platform AppGratis has been pulled from the iOS App Store by Apple.
Guest Post Where can users easily reach? What motion is simplest for a one-handed smartphone user? And how much can you — should you — pack into one screen?
“We’re kinda matching Zendesk and Evernote in user growth curve,” Holmes said. “Our progressive cycle to each additional million is getting shorter and shorter, which is a good thing.”
Guest Post World of Warcraft, Facetime, WebEx, ETrade’s MarketCaster, and Facebook’s live “Ticker” may seem completely unrelated, but they all represent real-time apps, connecting users instantly with the real world.
Dogs, stumps, pup tents and bikes, the new HootSuite offices in Vancouver has them all. And then some.
Imagine all the things you’ve ever wanted iOS to do. Then, make an awesome video showcasing all your changes.
Guest Post Q: Why is Chrome spawning a new browser engine?
A: The WebKit maintainers wouldn’t let us attack Apple directly, by changing WebKit in ways that would make it perform badly on OS X and iOS.
The free learn-programming-online site now has 11 modules and 86 lessons in all things PHP from the basics to standard if/else logic flow to arrays, functions, and advanced object-oriented programming.
Why not be a little creative? For $1,000, we’ll hack the DOJ. For $5,000, the FBI. And, for a platinum-level contribution of $10,000, we’ll hack the CIA and finally reveal the truth about Area 51.
The big Wall Street banks are among the last Twitterless bastions of the American workplace. But even their high walls are crumbling thanks to a new Bloomberg terminal product — and perhaps a recent SEC decision on Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.