The Windows Phone YouTube app has been blocked by Google again. Microsoft says the reasons why are being “manufactured” by Google.
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Remember those terrible browser toolbars? For some reason, Yahoo just released a new one of those.
Earlier this month, the ITIF estimated U.S. cloud companies could lose $35 billion by 2016 because of NSA spying. But what’s the impact on the world’s cloud services?
Microsoft’s Kinect sensor has a lot of uses. Ubi has used the Kinect sensor to make any surface turn into a multi-touch display.
Soon you might be able to pay for something in a mobile app using your Facebook account login credentials, rather than using PayPal, Google, or Amazon.
Today was a big day for outages, with both The New York Times and Microsoft suffering downtime. So today’s Funding Daily is all about staying online and making your service available to all.
The Hyperloop is little more than a pipe dream at this point, and it could very well never happen. Which means it’s ripe for parody and exaggeration.
A small set of prominent Microsoft services including Outlook and SkyDrive are experiencing outages today.
Microsoft has launched a new fully featured YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 that has Google’s full blessing.
Microsoft will launch its next major update to Windows — Windows 8.1 — on Oct. 18 to anyone who wants it. Windows 8 users can get it Oct. 17.
Mobile ad firm Millennial Media has agreed to acquire Jumptap for more than $200 million in stock.
Enterprise social network Yammer has launched a new mobile SDK so developers can build Yammer features into iOS and Windows Phone 8 apps.
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Enterprise cloud storage and collaboration powerhouse Box has updated its Android app with lots of new features to keep business teams better connected on the platform.
Big data and analytics startup Looker has raised $16 million in its first round of funding to promote data-driven discovery in “big data” software and to help it take on major players in the space.
Convercent is an up-and-coming startup in Denver’s quickly growing scene, and its new office is killer.
SilkRoad, a provider of human resources and talent management software in the cloud, has raised $16 million in new funding.
If there’s a single thing that makes the iPad Mini better than the iPad, it’s that that iPad Mini is much lighter and all around more portable. But Apple is now reportedly looking to make the iPad lighter too.
The shutdown of privacy focused email services Lavabit and Silent Circle has inspired Kim Dotcom and his file-sharing service Mega to launch their own secure e-mail app.
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Samsung has agreed to acquire German organic light-emitting diode (OLED) manufacturer Novaled to help it build more smartphone and television displays.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google exec Vint Cerf, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, and other technology leaders secretly met with President Barack Obama on Thursday to talk about the NSA and tech surveillance,
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Streaming music service Rdio has updated its customized radio stations to add more features and top billing, a clear push to attract listeners of Pandora to its apps.
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The Obama administration says that the NSA isn’t reading your e-mail. But one newspaper reports that this may not be true.
Following on the heels of its success with the Mars Curiosity rover, NASA could next send a lander to Jupiter’s ice-filled moon Europa to determine whether it is habitable.
Microsoft has done an admirable job making Windows Phone 8 a good mobile OS. But it’s still desperately missing a ton of big name apps.
About a month after Instagram added video in a response to Vine, the service is now one-upping Vine with the ability to import previously shot videos into the app.
High quality photo-sharing service 500px has raised $8.8 million with hopes to make 500px a bigger brand and to expand in the U.S. and internationally.
In a move to reach out to more developers, Amazon has added HTML5 application and mobile website support to the Amazon Appstore.
Russian travel site OneTwoTrip has purchased young hotel analytics startup DealAngel for its team and tech.
Ecommerce giant Amazon has launched a new Amazon Art marketplace for fine art, drawings, prints, and photographs with more than 40,000 works.
Robotics expert Michael McMaster has been building R2-D2 robots with his friends for years. But now he’s made a life-size working replica of Wall-E, the lovable robot from the Pixar film of the same name.
Samsung will announce its next Galaxy Note smartphone on Sept. 4 at the IFA trade show in Berlin.
Hot streaming music service Spotify will soon add two slick new features that it hopes will boost music discovery for users — one that lets you find playlists for all occasions and another to let you chat about music with your friends.
Is your favorite to-do list app not “long-term” enough for you? Then meet Bucket Lister.
Yahoo has acquired social web browsing startup Rockmelt to continue stocking up on talent and tech.
Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners have raised their bid to buy computing giant Dell to $13.75 a share plus a special dividend of 13 cents a share.