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Jolla Introduces New Reference Designs And Software To Fight Android

Finnish smartphone designer Jolla continued to grow its influence this week as it announced Indian-based Intex Technologies as its first licensing partner. While Jolla’s innovative OS has shipped in its own hardware since late 2013, and has been picked up by a number of telecoms partners, this is …

Gear & Gadgets

Investors behind Linkedin, Dropbox dance around whether tech is in a bubble

Tonight on Bloomberg Television <i>Studio 1.0</i>, correspondent Emily Chang will try her darnedest to get Greylock Partners‘ David Sze and John Lilly to either confirm or deny whether a tech bubble is mounting in the Silicon Valley. And, to their credit, both Sze and Lilly effectively dodge direct answers …

Venture Capital

China Tightens Its Control Of The Internet With Draft Cybersecurity Law

China’s government is tightening its grip on the internet in the country after it released a new draft cybersecurity law this week.<p>The draft — an English version is available at Chinalawtranslate.com — was released for comments earlier this week — the feedback loop will close in August — but it …

China

BlackBerry and Google form new enterprise-focused partnership

Shutterstock<p>We’ve heard a ton of whispers as of late regarding BlackBerry’s potential foray into the Android world, and it seems as though these rumors are picking up steam. Just last week popular leaker @evleaks posted a photo online of what’s supposedly dubbed the BlackBerry Venice – an …

Decoding China's swoon, and what it means for Silicon Valley

China’s stock markets have been in free-fall for the past several weeks, reversing tremendous gains over the prior twelve months. The Chinese version …

GitLab, a European startup taking on code collaboration platform GitHub, just raised $1.5 million

While the Dutch platform is only on its seed round, it says it already has 100,000 users, including companies like NASA, CERN, Alibaba, SpaceX, O'Reilly, IBM and Expedia. This could be because it has a slightly different business model to US competitor GitHub that works especially well for big …

Startups

Is the gaming eye tracker worth keeping an eye on?

The SteelSeries Sentry Gaming Eye Tracker promises video game players a faster, more responsive experience<p>Eye tracking promises to give gamers an edge, adjusting view as fast as you can glance. But does the reality match the potential?<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The SteelSeries Sentry Gaming Eye Tracker is a thin …

InterAct

General Partner Peter Read Leaves Google Ventures In Europe

Almost a year to this day Google unveiled the European arm of Google Ventures. The new $100 million fund was charged with investing in “the best ideas from the best European entrepreneurs,” and bringing GV’s operational expertise across the pond.<p>To manage the fund, Google recruited four …

Uber 'reviews' its own app to justify London surge pricing

Uber often defends its "surge" price increases by explaining capitalism, but it took a new tack after a controversial surge in London. The city was gripped by a tube strike yesterday that brought train service to a standstill, forcing commuters to find other ways to get to work. The sudden demand …

Voting by phone, computer: Not coming anytime soon

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Voting from a phone, tablet or desktop computer is probably still years away, according to a report on online voting released Friday.<p>While some voting technology is already in use -- such as electronic voting machines, apps to register to vote and online information to find …

Elections

Airline Scams Take Off on Facebook

Beware shady airfare sweepstakes and voucher scams.<p>July and August are historically the most popular months for air travel in the U.S., according to …

Identity Theft

Wix unveils WixEd, an online Web master training course for beginners

Today, Wix is launching a free online course dubbed WixEd for those who want to learn more about being a Webmaster.<p>In addition to teaching basic Web design (using Wix tools, of course), WixEd also offers up two courses on business and marketing.<p>The aim is to get interested folks to start their own …

Web Design

Mozilla outlines Firefox for Windows 10 design specs

Mozilla revealed big plans for Firefox earlier this month, including that it would be bringing the browser to new platforms like Windows 10. We didn’t focus much on that part of the news because it wasn’t much of a surprise: Firefox has supported every Microsoft desktop OS since the ancient Windows …

This Start-Up Wants to Trade You for Your Personal Data

As the number of Web applications that track personal data continues to grow, one start-up is hoping to convince you to give it up voluntarily.<p>While companies like DataCoup and Handshake offer cash rewards in exchange for your social media data and purchasing history, Ashwini Anburajan and her …

Personal Data

Use Microsoft Tossup to quickly get group feedback

Whether you're planning a meeting, looking for a dinner spot, or just conducting a friendly poll, Microsoft's new app makes it easy.<p>Ever try to get a group of people to agree on something? Like the best day and time to hold a meeting, or where to gather for lunch? Heck, unless you're all in the …

Ride-hailing wars continue in Manhattan: Your 3 cheapest options instead of a taxi

The battleground of the ride-hailing war has now moved from San Francisco to Manhattan.<p>On Friday, bitter rivals Uber and Lyft, both of which offer …

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]<br>This week’s episode of Android Apps Weekly is brought to you by Tap n Flap. Yes, I know this is a Flappy Bird clone but this one is actually pretty decent. It comes with Google Play Games achievements and leaderboards and if you pay the reasonable $1.49 for the …

Apps

What Greece and China troubles mean for your savings

China and Greece depressed American savings in 401(k)s and college and retirement accounts last week and then healed much of the loss by the weekend.<p>Is it over?<p>Perhaps for awhile, but that doesn't mean over for good.<p>Trepidation over Greece eased Friday when it looked like it would get an emergency …

The 50 Most Amazing #BestTowns2015 Photos

@rockcreekgear: Chattanooga<p>Back in April, we asked for wild card submissions on Instagram for the final four entrants to our Best Towns 2015 contest. We were blown away by your submissions, and a wild card entrant, Port Angeles, almost won the whole thing. Here are some of our favorites.<p>The sun …

Adventure Travel

20 companies, including Apple, poised to post the biggest profit gains

Are you ready for another earnings season?<p>You’ll see the usual round of breathless headlines saying this or that company “beat” analysts’ earnings …

Salesforce cofounder explains where big old tech companies like Microsoft often go wrong

It took almost 16 years for Salesforce to get to this point, but its cofounder Parker Harris believes there's one key reason to its massive growth in a relatively short period of time: focus.<p>Unlike some of its bigger rivals like Oracle and SAP, who are virtually in every area of enterprise …

Why Employees Sue Their Companies - And Win

When I was a kid I watched the usual cop and courtroom TV shows. I knew what an expert witness was. Usually an expert witness in a courtroom drama was some kind of scientist — not including Marisa Tomei’s genius turn in the movie <i>My Cousin Vinny</i>.<p>My first expert witness project was in 2004. The …

Sexual Harassment