Twitter will made its long-anticipated S1 filing public today.
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Apple appears to have a serious hardware problem on its hands as the internal sensors of its new flagship phone, the iPhone 5S, are not reporting accurate numbers.
Samsung’s been a bad, bad boy. And I’m not just talking about creative ways to make its Samsung Galaxy S4 look faster than it is. In a court filing made public this morning, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal says that Samsung’s lawyers inappropriately shared Apple-Nokia licensing agreements with Samsung executives.
The app, which lets you take videos, slice them up, combine them in novel ways, and even add chunks from other MixBit users, first launched on iOS in August of this year. That’s interesting, because the pair are funded, at least partially, by Google.
Netflix updated its popular app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch this morning, adding support for high-definition video streaming to your favorite Apple mobile device.
“It almost looks like it was designed to go in there,” Hilsenteger says.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court today opposing tech companies’ bid to disclose to their users that the government is spying on their data.
“We call it zero-waste advertising,” Golec says. “We’re only hitting the right businesses.”
Leap Motion, watch out.
Guest Post Tomorrow, our smartest systems will instantly and masterfully oversee, optimize, manage and adapt processes that are as critical as they are complex, across a broad spectrum of industries, having taken their cues from the most ready example of a natural supercomputer we have: the human brain.
Looks like Apple’s new iPad 5 will come in at least one of the same colors as the new iPhone 5S: space gray. And it appears that the coming-soon updated iPad will be both lighter and smaller than the existing iPad 4.
Facebook’s mobile app ads have been tremendously successful, with 8,400 advertisers driving a massive 145 million app installs so far in 2013 alone. Now the company is adding a new ad type: mobile app ads that help developers build app engagement and conversion.
You saw an ad on your laptop at work. Decided to do a quick Google search on the product on your phone at lunch. Then bought it on your iPad at home after dinner. How’s a savvy online advertiser to know when his or her ads work?
Editor’s Pick These simple, obvious mistakes are ones we make over and over again. Let’s make a deal and just stop, m’kay?
Vulture capitalist Carl Icahn wants Apple to buy back a massive $150 billion of its own stock. He told CEO Tim Cook that last night and plans to meet with the Apple CEO again in three weeks.
“There’s three legs of marketing automation,” Stuart Wall, CEO of Signpost, told me yesterday. “Presence, customer information, and remarketing. Most small businesses fail at all three steps.”
Windows Phone is continuing to make inroads over the Atlantic, almost doubling its share of new phones sold in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK.
60 percent of Android smartphones returned to the store aren’t actually broken. And if InnoPath’s new Mobie app gets widespread adoption, they may not actually get returned in the first place.
Google released its new tool for building adaptive, universally usable rich ads this morning. With Google Web Designer, hard-core animators and wet-behind-the-ears newbies can build, edit, and publish animated HTML5 ads for any platform in just minutes.
Editor’s Pick “Miley Cyrus could be the next big tech investor,” Ferriss told me. “Therein lies the promise … and the risk.”
From the mind of eccentric playboy John McAfee — founder of McAfee Antivirus — comes a “new and revolutionary technology” that will reclaim our lost privacy, he says, and restore the capability of college students to get all the free movies and music they want.
SpaceX successfully launched a new, upgraded Falcon 9 rocket with 60 percent more powerful engines yesterday. The demonstration flight appeared to go off without a hitch, as the rocket reached a speed of 5 kilometers/second and an altitude of 310 kilometers within five minutes of launch.
Guest Post While large companies have been tweeting their way to social media success for years now, too many small and medium businesses have been late to the Twitter party.
Love may just be a few clicks away, Taco Bell has a “happier” hour, and you — yes you! — have one brand-new Apple iPad unclaimed at this very moment.
Editor’s Pick Google, ad networks, ISPs, browser makers, and mobile OS vendors are fighting a massive — mostly secret — battle for control of the future of the Internet.
The iPhone 5S can survive falls on dirt, falls on concrete, and even complete, if brief, dips into a phone’s worst enemy: H2O. But sadly, it cannot resist the destructive power of a .50-cal sniper bullet.
Twitter is making embedded photo tweets much more compelling, much more visual, and much more in your face, everywhere on the web.
“Twitter has the most reach in developing countries, where iPhone usage is sparse,” an Onavo representative told me. “As iPhone usage becomes ubiquitous, as in the US and Western Europe, the actual number of Twitter users increases, but is a smaller proportion of the overall iPhone population.”
Yes, there’s demand for a sportier take on Google Glass.
Just days after BlackBerry announced a $1 billion loss, 4,500 layoffs, a buy-out offer, and a canceled earnings call, Google announced that it would be opening a new engineering office in Waterloo for its subsidiary Motorola — about 10 minutes away from BlackBerry’s head office.
Title II of the President Obama’s JOBS Act says that entrepreneurs seeking cash can now notify the world. And that’s exactly what’s starting to happen.
iOS 7 is probably the biggest change to Apple’s mobile operating system since the move from the first iPhone to the iPhone 3G with its newfangled app store. As such, developers are wondering how to update their apps, how to use it to the fullest, and how to ensure their existing apps don’t crash on iPhone owners’ fancy new iPhone 5S and 5C’s.
Twitter is getting deeper and deeper into the fabric of our society. Today, the newsy up-to-the-minute social network launched Twitter Alerts, a public service that will allow “credible organizations” such as government agencies and NGOs to warn and alert the public during emergencies and natural disasters.
Today JUSP launched the Europe’s answer to the Square credit card reader in Milan, Italy. Like Square, this credit and debit card reader connects to any phone or tablet simply via your device’s headphone jack. But the company has plans not just for Europe, but also for Africa, Latin America, and parts of Asia that don’t have a developed point of sale infrastructure yet.
Editor’s Pick There’s just no love for cheap plastic.
Editor’s Pick Apple has pulled off a masterpiece in the detailed, perfected, refined iPhone 5S. It’s the muchiest iPhone ever.
Samsung announced this morning that it has created the Samsung Solutions Exchange, a new ecosystem for enterprises that are adopting Android phones.
BitTorrent released its new Bundle format today in closed alpha, giving moviemakers, recording artists, authors, and anyone else who creates content a new mini-store that follows their art wherever it goes.
If you use Twitter on Android or iOS, you’ll see something new as soon as your phone updates itself to the latest version: personalized follow recommendations.
It’s the cure, Twitter says, to FOMO: fear of missing out.
Deem, an ecommerce platform formerly known as Rearden Commerce, is raising a massive $100 million round, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Of that amount, $70 million has already been raised.