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.
A strong first quarter for Lenovo also revealed an interesting shift for the company.
Guest Post “Affiliate Marketing is a Scam!” We’ve seen these headlines over and over for years. But it’s not and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Editor’s Pick It’s wonderful to raise money via crowdfunding platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Not so great, however, if PayPal refuses to release the money that supporter have pledged to back your project.
Editor’s Pick Just because you expect your e-mail to be private, that doesn’t make it so.
Apple shares finally hit $500 for the first time since since January following news that billionaire Carl Icahn invested in the company.
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.
The 2013 Global Venture Capital Confidence report came out today which found that investor confidence in the U.S. grew over the past year, while enthusiasm for companies in emerging markets is down.
Online textbook rental company Chegg filed to go public this morning, showing that the ed tech industry can, in fact, catch on.
Want to know when your mom’s gift will arrive? How about what your plans are for tomorrow? Google knows and will be more than happy to tell you.
Infinity Ward reveals Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer.
“We want to make as much money as we can, because we’re greedy,” Google designer Knapp says with a smile on his face. “Helping companies with design is a powerful to improve our returns.”
Payments company Braintree released a mobile marketplace API today that simplifies payment processing for marketplace operators, like TaskRabbit.
Sponsored Post It’s no big surprise that the biggest struggle for app developers in 2013 is monetization. The industry evolves year by year, but little has changed since the app stores launched. Apps have flirted with different monetization models (premium, paywall, and subscription) before finally settling on freemium.
Ubuntu Edge, the innovative Linux-based smartphone-plus-PC, just passed $10 million on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Too bad the team set their goal at $32 million — and there’s just six days to go.
The New York Times’ website and mobile apps experienced some down time earlier today, an outage that the paper is now attributing to an “internal issue.” Both the site and apps appear to be back online for most people at this time.
Editor’s Pick “In the near future, I see myself developing more apps, possibly a game,” Ethan told me. “In the long term, I may not be in app development but I’ll definitely be some kind of programmer.”
“Probably,” he adds, “a programmer CEO.”
Brazil isn’t happy with the way Samsung is treating its factory workers. So it’s suing.
You can tell if people are clicking on your mobile ads, but if that ad drives them to visit a physical store rather than your online store, how can you tell?
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.
It’s been about two years since Nielsen noted that smartphone sales overtook feature phone sales in the U.S. — now, it seems we’ve hit that milestone on the global level.
The new mobile apps extend Disney Infinity across platforms in a way that Activision’s Skylanders doesn’t.
Editor’s Pick Apple’s latest acquisition could be the purchase of recently shut down second-screen TV/video app Matcha.tv, according to a source with knowledge of the deal that asked to remain anonymous.
UGallery hosted an art exhibit last night to celebrate a partnership with Amazon Art and growth milestones. The founders believe that art sales are moving online.
Celebrities have it so hard. Keeping up with fans’ comments, knowing just how many people like their posts — it’s all really a burden.
Icahn’s attempted Dell takeover isn’t the only tech stock on his plate. Now the billionaire is cozying up to Apple, as well.
New Relic, the fast-growing software analytics company that tracks how applications are performing, said it had growth of 130 percent in the most recent quarter compared to same quarter a year ago.
Editor’s Pick You’ve been dying to see it and to play with it. Well here it is — along with some heavy details from the people who made it.
Quantified selfers, there’s money to be made from your love of data. Fitbit, the fitness gadget maker that collects data about your exercise activities, received $43 million in funding today, according to an SEC filing.
2013 is a great year to be a software developer — or, better yet, a company that builds tools and services for software developers.
Editor’s Pick Dropbox’s shift to enterprise may be inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be easy.
Health care transparency startup Change Healthcare raised $15 million to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the Affordable Care Act.
There’s a lot more to know about the Hyperloop — a high-speed train-in-a-tube that makes all other high-speed trains look like they’re stuck in first gear.
Audi’s new augmented reality app is a gift to confused new car owners.
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.
“He was our Edison. He was our Picasso. He was an incredible inventor,” Larry Ellison said today in an interview with CBS’ Charlie Rose.
And, he said, Apple without Steve Jobs is doomed to fail.
A day after BlackBerry announced that it was considering ways to save its business, including possibly selling off the company, the company is making its most baffling product announcement yet.
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.
Guest Post Affiliate marketing was driving $200,000 per week in new sales for this website. At least, that’s what the commission bill said.
Jibbigo is the world’s first speech-to-speech translator on a phone that runs both online and offline, the company said.