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UX tool suite Fuse raises $12M to make apps prettier and more productive

For end users, an app’s user experience <i>is</i>, essentially, the product. No wonder, then, that app developers are investing more heavily in better user experience toolkits. Fuse is one example. The company aims to halve the development time of complex applications. Today, it announced a $12 million …

Amazon offers to change ebook contracts to appease EU

Amazon stands accused of abusing its position as the largest and most influential ebook provider in Europe. Back in June 2015, the European Commission launched an investigation into the company and contract clauses which force publishers to disclose when they have received more favorable terms from …

Europe

Google Home starts catching up to the Amazon Echo

Good news, Google Home owners: the smart home hub can now talk to more gear.<p>This morning, Google announced a pair of new partners for the Home …

Smart Homes

Wanted: An Eraser for Everything You've Ever Regretted Putting Online

Wanted: Some sort of digital soap and water to wipe away every photo, post and email we regret sending into the abyss of the internet.<p>Sure, there's the basic recall function on some email accounts that allows you to take back a message, but only if you act fast. But what if there were some big …

Google's Instant Apps goes live: Now you can try Android apps before installing them

Google has kicked off a limited test of Instant Apps, offering Android users a native experience without downloading the whole app.<p>Google has …

A leaked report shows how much money publishers make from platforms like Facebook, Google, and Snapchat

The report, from premium publisher trade body Digital Content Next (DCN), claims that the (mean) average premium publisher generated $7.7 million in revenue from distributing their content on third-party platforms in the first half of 2016 — equivalent to around 14% of their overall revenues in the …

4 Catastrophic Legal Mistakes That Could Put You Out of Business

Most entrepreneurs are making these legal mistakes, and have no idea.<p>Entrepreneurs are usually great at getting down to business and putting the peddle to the medal. Often that comes at the cost of glazing over some important legal aspects. It's not worth putting yourself or your company in harm's …

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists (They Use This Instead)

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates wrote long to-do lists and prioritized items as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research …

How Snapchat Made Its Competition Disappear in 2016

The disappearing messages app outpaced Twitter and Pinterest to become the fastest-growing social media company in the U.S.<p><i>Editor's note:</i> Inc. <i>magazine will announce its pick for Company of the Year on Tuesday, November 29. Here, we spotlight Snapchat, one of the contenders for the title in …

Free Shipping Is A Lie

Free shipping is a top priority for online shoppers, but many merchants are struggling to keep up with the costs.<p>When shopping online, you tend to run into the lie pretty quickly.<p>Spend a certain amount—perhaps $15 or $20—and your shipment is free. Take advantage of competitive holiday promotions …