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HorseConnect, The Social Network For Horses, Bought For $1 Billion


courtesy TheOnion – PALO ALTO, CA—In an exciting development for what many tech insiders are calling the hottest startup in Silicon Valley, HorseConnect, the social network exclusively for horses, has been acquired for … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘Boyfriend Tracker’ app raises stir in Brazil


by courtesy komonews RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazilians were outraged when they learned their country was a top target of the U.S. National Security Agency’s overseas spying operation, with … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Make love, not war: a military contractor helps build a dating app


Instead of bad guys, Hinge wants to help you find dates – by Ellis Hamburgeron, courtesy TheVerge – If you Google “John Kleint,” you won’t come up with much. This … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 6 Comments

CrowdFlik: Free App Turns Fan Videos Into Crowdsourced Film [VIDEO]


by, courtesy hypebot – Fans shooting cell phone videos can often net unsatisfying results that live forever in YouTube and other social media. CrowdFlik uses the videos shot by multiple fans … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The last days of Unix


After a 30-year run, once dominant server OS gets 86ed by x86es courtesy Network World – Unix, the core server operating system in enterprise networks for decades, now finds itself … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

My ranked list of priorities for Backend Web Programming: Scalability > Maintainable code > performance


by René Pickhardt, courtesy architects.dzone.com – The Performance Zone is supported by New Relic and AppDynamics. Both are leaders in the APM space with high-profile customers and massive cost reductions … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Magic Does Exist With YC’s “Uber-For-Flowers” Startup Bloomthat


by Kim-Mai Butler, courtesy Techcrunch – OK, so there are now Ubers-for laundry, house cleaning, dog walking, and I’ve heard rumors of an Uber-for-pedicures, although I cannot confirm at this time … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

HP Fights Lawsuit Over Penis Size App Known as ‘Chubby Checker’


by Eriq Gardner, courtesy TheHollywoodReporterA judge is told that the app was removed from the Palm App Catalog after singer Chubby Checker sent a cease-and-desist letter. – Hewlett-Packard says that a … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Breathalyzer That Knows When You’re Burning Fat


by Susan Young, courtesy TechnologyReview  – Monitoring acetone in breath could tell dieters whether their efforts are paying off. Why It Matters Dieters don’t have convenient ways to quickly and … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Play GIG-IT Offers Facebook Users a New Way to Game and Music Artists a New Revenue Stream


First-ever virtual 3-D concert game on popular social networking site merges music and technology by  Janel Martinez, courtesy BlackEnterprise – Candy Crush Saga. Dragon City. Words With Friends. FarmVille 2. – The list … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Smartphone Apps: New Direction for Night Blindness


An App to lead the blind – Smartphone app improves travel arrangements for night blindness sufferers post by ChrittyWatts, courtesy EurekaAlert – A smartphone app that keeps track of your location and … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Proof-of-concept exploit available for Android app signature check vulnerability


Technical details about a vulnerability allowing rogue modifications of legitimate Android apps were publicly disclosed by Lucian Constantin, courtesy techworld Technical details and a proof-of-concept exploit have been published for … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tizen IVI – a breakthrough in on-board units?


by jackpotek, courtesy blog.carmesh.eu – Last year, after some years of development, Intel and Samsung announced Tizen OS – an open platform designed to work with a broad spectrum of devices ranging … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Developer Training Platform Pluralsight Acquires PeepCode To Expand Into Open-Source Content


courtesy airingnews Pluralsight, the online training resource targeting professional developers that announced its raise of $27.5 million from Insight Venture Partners earlier this year, is now putting that funding to use. … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

With 20 Million Downloads, Chinese Mobile Game Excalibur Plans Overseas Expansion


by Willis Wee, courtesy Techinasia Developed by Chinese gaming studio, Linekong, Excalibur (王者之剑) is seeing over 20 million downloads so far in China with several tens of thousands of concurrent … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

A magnetic pen for smart phones adds another level of conveniences


courtesy kaist.edu A doctoral candidate at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed a magnetically driven pen interface that works both on and around mobile devices. This … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to pick the right game? INFOGRAPHIC


courtesy silveroakcasino.com Thank you, TiA Related articles North Korea stages armistice anniversary parade – BBC News (bbc.co.uk) Ariel Castro agrees to plea deal to avoid death penalty – CNN (cnn.com) … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Privacy Vote Sends Mixed Signals


by Katy Bachman , courtesy AdWeek — No consensus on voluntary code of conduct for apps — This was not a good week for groups trying to hammer out voluntary privacy policies. … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

FIDO: How a computer vest can help dogs ‘talk’


by, courtesy CSMonitor — Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology devised a new computerized vest bearing the acronym ‘FIDO’ that is meant to bridge the communication gap between service dogs … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Electronic Arts’ Top Retail Partner? Apple.


John Paczkowski, courtesy AllthingsD — For games publisher Electronic Arts, brick-and-mortar stores have historically generated the bulk of its sales. But not anymore. Reporting first-quarter earnings this week, EA said that … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Report hails ‘$1 trillion’ apps market, but most downloads are still free


courtesy theguardian Reports from App Annie and Flurry paint mixed picture of app world (which, by the way, isn’t a $1 trillion market after all) Flurry’s data indicates that most … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

New apps simplify apartment search, help renters woo landlords


By Natasha Baker, courtesy Reuters — In a property market where decent rentals can be in short supply, mobile apps could give apartment hunters an advantage in a competitive search. Lovely, … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Enterprise cloud apps uptake is overstated: Software AG


Summary: Will the majority of enterprise apps reside in the cloud in the next few years? It’s unlikely, according to the enterprise management software company’s senior vice president of market strategy, … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Apps to keep the little ones busy


Apps keep traveling kids engaged and their parents sane — Jinny Gudmundsen, Special for USA TODAY (courtesy USA Today) — If you are planning a trip with your children, here’s … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Video: PROVEN eases pound-paving job hunt


For job hunters scouring the classifieds, mobile app Proven, makes the process easier and with the additional funding of $1 million contributed to its seed round taking it’s total to 3.8 mil … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Baidu Buys $1.9 Billion App Developer In China’s Biggest Internet Company Purchase Ever


James Titcomb , courtesy TheTelegraph — The  company, China’s answer to Google, has agreed to buy out 91 Wireless, which  develops apps for Android phones as well as running its own … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Video: Robotic gaming enters the real world with the debut of Anki


by Colin Druce-McFadden, courtesy dvice It’s been a big week for gaming, and it seems that everyone under the sun has an idea of where gaming is going in the … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Breaking Barriers in the Game Industry – Motion Capture


by Daniel Noel, disarraymagazine.com Seeking Validation As the late Roger Ebert infamously stated in 2010, “video games cannot be art…no video gamer now living will survive long enough to experience … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

WhatsApp Introduces Dialing Feature In WP8 Update


by Jayesh Limaye, courtesy Tech tree WhatsApp, which is arguably the most popular messaging multiplatform app right now, has finally introduced a feature that lets you make voice calls right through the … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Help Wanted: Moonlighters for Mobile Apps


by Catheriner Boehret, courtesy AllThingsD – You know that using your smartphone costs money, but did you know it can help you make money? This week, I earned a little dough … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Remote Monitoring Lacks Support for Clinical Analytics: Report – See more at: http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/remote-monitoring-lacks-support-for-clinical-analytics-report/#sthash.PD8fEA8M.dpuf


by Brian T. Horowitz, courtesy eweek Accountable care organizations lack confidence in the clinical and financial benefits of remote-monitoring technology, a Spyglass study found. Although 55 percent of accountable care … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

REVISIT: Puppet Labs Announces Puppet Enterprise 3.0


Published Jun.26, 2013, courtesy http://www.saaschronicles.com   June 25, 2013 – Portland, OR – Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software for system administrators, today announced the availability of … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vine for Android phones updated with unique quick-capture feature


IPhone owners, be jealous: Android users are getting a Vine feature you can’t have. The Vine app for Android received an update Thursday afternoon that brought it up to date … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

APPy 5th Anniversary !


by @ChrittyWatts Five years ago Apple launched the App Store and no one has looked back.   In May 2013, the company announced their 50 billionth download…and fifty billion plus downloads later … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bronxville App Company To Expand Product Reach


courtesy DailyVoice BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Following the latest update to its previously iPad-only application “Weenie Dog and Mustard in: Insects, Aside!,” Bronxville-based digital media company Double Dog Dare Media has … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Billionaire Carlos Slim Invests $40 Million In App Developer Shazam


Sarah Young,  courtesy Reuters LONDON (Reuters) – Smartphone app developer Shazam has found an unlikely  ally in the form of Carlos Slim, one of the world’s richest men, who is  investing … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Westport Native Doug Imbruce Sells Qwiki To Yahoo For $50 Million


courtesy stamford.dailyvoice.com WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport native Doug Imbruce is enjoying a $50 million birthday gift after selling his startup Qwiki to Yahoo, he announced via his Twitter and Qwiki’s blog. “So … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

REVISIT: Samsung Mocks “Cult of Apple” in Ad for Galaxy S II


courtesy AllthingsD, Originally Posted November 23, 2011 Samsung has come up with a doozy of a commercial contrasting its Galaxy S II with Apple’s iPhone. The video spot hits all … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Dotcom’s Mega iOS app in the works


by  Christian Zibreg, courtesy idownloadblog If anything, the controversial Megaupload file-sharing service got the Internet mogul Kim Dotcom filthy rich. The German-Finnish entrepreneur is currently residing in New Zealand, where … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Best iOS, Android Apps for Finding Hotel Deals


Hotwire updated its iOS app to support iPad displays, and it works well, according to CIO.com blogger James A. Martin. But Hotwire is just one of many iOS and Android apps that can … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

Valta lets you turn off gadgets from your smartphone


by Lauren Hockenson, courtesy gigaom Summary: The Valta is an energy management system that allows users to turn systems on and off straight from a smartphone. It’s safe to say that … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Video: Southwest Airlines Offers Free In-Flight TV fSouthwest Airlines Offers Free In-Flight TV for Passengers on Personal Devices from Dishor Passengers on Personal Devices from Dish


by PiaTalwar, courtesy Design&Trend Southwest Airlines is allowing fliers to watch TV for free through the carrier’s Wi-Fi enabled planes from their personal devices such as iPod, iPhones, iPads and … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

A screenshot showing the new privacy settings for Vine that are immediately available through an update from Google’s Play store and Apple’s App Store. Vine adds privacy settings, video shooting tools and ‘re-vining’


By Paresh Dave, courtesy LATimes Vine, the mobile application that enables users to create six-second videos, released a significant update Wednesday, adding privacy settings, video-shooting tools and new opportunities to … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Now, a camera that ‘clicks’ smells – The Times of India


courtesy IndianTimes.com   What if you could recapture the aroma of that freshly baked birthday cake, or the whiff of your lover’s shampoo? It may be possible with this new camera!Researchers … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

What I Learned About Technology After Talking To A Bunch Of Teenagers This Weekend


by Steve Kovach, courtesy BusinessInsider I spent this weekend in Cleveland for my little cousin’s high school graduation. He’s 18. Most of his friends are 17-19 years old.  And when … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Carry out A/B tests on smartphone apps with Optimimo


Raghu Mohan, courtesy yourlife.com  We at YourStory have been closely associated with the app developer community in India. One issue that plagues almost everyone in the app developer in the community is deciding … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

New TokBox WebRTC API: responsive, smart video on your site in 20 lines of code New TokBox WebRTC API: responsive, smart video on your site in 20 lines of code


New TokBox WebRTC API: responsive, smart video on your site in 20 lines of code by John Koetsier, courtesy VentureBeat     “Hello World” for WebRTC is 500 lines of Javascript. … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

5 ways to scale your mobile app like a pro from Evernote’s CTO


by Ricardo Bilton, courtesy VentureBeat If you’re a developer looking for a good model for how to build your app, Evernote is a great example to study. Since launching in 2008, the digital … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The internet, the Cloud, social media, and technology could all be working to change the way that human’s are evolving.


This article titled “From memory to sexuality, the digital age is changing us completely” was written by Jonathan Freedland, for The Guardian on Friday 21st June 2013 20.00 In this … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ouya game console hits retail, sold out at Amazon as backers wait


by JR Bookwalter , courtesy techradar Updated Android-powered box no longer exclusive to Kickstarter supporters Update: Despite what is a milestone day for Ouya, there’s a shadow cast over its … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

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