You know those ladies who’ve had enough injectables to turn their lips into an approximation of water park inner tubes and their foreheads into Alaskan glaciers that will never, ever melt? Well, that’s totally not what has happened to Yelp’s homepage.
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App Annie is a gosh-awful name for a really great service (the company provides app store data to developers and others), and it’s just announced a $6 million round of funding.
Editor’s Pick “I want to find the next Facebook when it’s just Mark Zuckerberg.”
That statement from Kevin Rose pretty much sums up his life’s ambition these days. The Diggnation poster boy of yore is gone, and a young VC ravenous for the Next Big Thing has taken his place.
Editor’s Pick Aside from the Google connection, Google Ventures and its partners are obviously different from anything else in their league in a few major ways — how they pick startups, how they help build businesses, and how they manage risk.
Researchers at UC Berkeley have discovered that what looks like junk may actually open the doors to a treasure of solar energy.
Remember the S1 and S2 Sony showed us a while ago? Looks like the company is still thinking in unconventional terms when it comes to tablet design.
Amazon has just dropped the price for a Kindle to $269 in a fire-sale “deal of the day.’ Some folks, including us, are taking this as a sign that a new Kindle is on the way.
[vimeo 47297084 w=640 h=360] Friday is finally here, dear readers, and we once again bring our signature roundup of the big news from the week. Only this time, we did it while decked out in footie pajamas, velour tracksuits, and a couple Snuggies.
“What the heck is a micro-app,” you might ask? It’s the thing that Delicious founder Joshua Schachter (pictured) wants you to develop for smartphones.
Given the world’s rabid interest in events like f8, the company’s developer conference, and its Mobile HACK Roadshow earlier this spring, bringing more Facebook hackathons to more developers makes a ton of sense
Search giant’s latest moves make searching a little more like asking the U.S.S. Enterprise’s computer for information than ever before.
99designs, the crowdsourced design marketplace “real” designers love to hate, has acquired 12designer, the Berlin-based crowdsourced design marketplace that had become 99designs’ number-one rival in the European market.
To round out your Monday evening, we leave you with this, a brief, grainy, but exciting video from NASA’s Curiosity rover mission to Mars.
Editor’s Pick After the slick mosaics of Metro, we were a bit surprised to see the new packaging for Windows 8. They’re a little bit Pucci, a little bit Lisa Frank, and a little bit Windows 7.
Editor’s Pick We’ve been keeping an eye on Twheel, an absolutely stunning Twitter client for iOS. It’s a fun, thumbable carousel that presents tweets in an entirely new and totally gorgeous interface.
Too bad it was doomed from the start.
Chrome, Google’s speedy web browser, eclipsed Internet Explorer in its global market share back in May and is now leading by a significant margin of nearly 2 percent.
This morning, we’re taking a look at some of the first photos sent back from NASA’s latest mission to Mars, and they’re breathtaking.
Wildfire, the social media marketing company Google unexpectedly acquired last week, has just released a big ol’ body of research dealing with the finer points of fandom — online fans for big brands, that is.
Facebook’s famous “hacker way” work ethic involves shipping out new features and new code at a fast and furious pace. Well, the pace just doubled.
Verizon may be close to sealing its spectrum deal with major cable companies, say sources close to the company’s negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission.
[vimeo 46887802 w=640 h=360] Hot dang, the week is over! Here’s a brief run-down on what happened:
[vimeo 46304267 w=640 h=360] Here’s an amazing eight-minute-long short film we came across. Created by art school grads Daniel Lazo and Eran May-raz as a final school project, the short shows a not-too-unrealistic future wherein we all walk around with contact lens-like devices that connect us to the cloud — everything from games to entertainment to instruction to dating coaches.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE_p5N89XQI&w=560&h=420] Let’s face it: We’re all a bunch of lusers without our trusty sysadmins.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISTPlAYOsAc&w=560&h=315] “For the first time in history, the Summer Games will be live-streamed in HD through YouTube.” And the crowd went wild!