It’s only the beginning of August, but it already feels like summer is ending in New York City.
Of the 500 leaders of the biggest companies in America, just 28 are on Twitter. A few more, 38, are on Facebook. And five lonely CEOs frequent the circles on Google+. But 140 are on LinkedIn.
In a move to reach out to more developers, Amazon has added HTML5 application and mobile website support to the Amazon Appstore.
Putting his money where his mouth is, AOL chief exec Tim Armstrong has brokered a deal to acquire video advertising startup Adap.TV for $405 million.
Yahoo has hired former Google exec Bernardo Hernández to head up the company’s community photo sharing site Flickr today.
The company introduced a campaign to send off the old logo in the style.
Textbook provider Boundless launched an iOS application and a premium offering today, continuing its efforts to making educational content more accessible for college students.
People will now be able to book and buy home services like plumbers, painters, appliance repairs, cleaning, directly through Yelp.
Kids are given a huge advantage in the STEM world if they learn to code now.
“We’re in the service of the person having the most engaging experience every single time they come back,” said Facebook VP Chris Cox. Here’s what that means in practice.
Editor’s Pick “The hypocrisy of accelerators is that we give give you money and you go innovate while we do business as usual,” 500 Startups’ Paul Singh says.
Jef Holove of Basis Science believes that we’ll have a wide variety of wearable devices.
Russian travel site OneTwoTrip has purchased young hotel analytics startup DealAngel for its team and tech.
The fact that TV drives tweets is not particularly shocking. The fact that tweets drive TV is much more significant.
Apple wants to make sure your fake iPhone charger doesn’t electrocute you to death, so it’s starting a trade-in program to encourage you to trade it in.
Ecommerce giant Amazon has launched a new Amazon Art marketplace for fine art, drawings, prints, and photographs with more than 40,000 works.
FreedomPop’s free mobile service is about to get more tempting.
Pluralsight, which offers learn-to-code video coursework, will grow its library to more than 1,000 courses. The integration of the two sites into the Pluralsight fold will occur over the next few months.
Guest Post With technology, marketing has changed forever. Perhaps it’s time to start hiring “chief evangelists” instead of the traditional marketer.
The move represents another retreat under new CEO Don Mattrick.
Editor’s Pick Side is mobile application that prompts you with two-choice questions about you and your friends and recommends products and services based on your responses.
Long-running political newspaper the Washington Post has been sold to Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, the post announced today.
Here’s what it’s like to go to Def Con, the world biggest hacking conference.
The NSA has been secretly giving information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants, and phone records to the DEA to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans. Law enforcement agents are instructed to cover up the source of their information.
The world’s first hamburger made entirely from synthetic meat was unveiled today by a team of Dutch researchers, who subsequently held a media event to see how it tasted.
It’s one thing for a single research firm to call out Apple’s quickly falling tablet market share, but now another outfit is painting a similarly bleak picture for the iPad.
Super incubator Rocket Internet entered the hotel business with the launch of Jovago, a hotel booking site based in Nigeria.
These 20 mobile startups are showing strong growth week-over-week, according to Mattermark data.
Editor’s Pick VCs are betting on hot cloud startups with focuses on health care, real estate, and other key verticals. Here are six startups you need to know.
With Feedly Pro, Feedly wants to charge $5 a month for features that lots of people say should be in the basic app
The modern work-from-anywhere culture — especially in startups — is creating huge opportunities for online workers — as much as $5 billion over the next five years.
Don’t call the Moto X a mid-range phone.
The company said around one third of all its traffic comes from mobile devices right now, and those users aren’t just browsing through the news — they’re also ready to get new jobs.
Step 1: Don’t use the Internet. If Step 1 is a step too far, you can also try these handy suggestions.
Editor’s Pick Crossbar has designed storage chips that are 20 times faster at accessing data than flash memory chips and use 20 times less power.
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.
This 7-inch tablet debuted at a North Korean trade show.
Cable industry argues that CableCard simply adds to subscriber costs.
Two House members provide documents on blocked attempts at oversight.
Price cuts are in effect for most of August.