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iSpot.tv Raises $21.9M To Track The Online Impact Of TV Advertising

Ad measurement startup iSpot.tv announced this morning that it has raised $21.9 million in Series B funding.<p>The company says it knows exactly where and when national TV ads are running, and can therefore determine when those ads drive consumers to respond via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and search. …

Venture Capital

Pinterest Unveils Its First Video-Like Ad And New Ad Pricing Models

Advertisers are going to have a lot more to work with on Pinterest starting today.<p>The company is rolling out several new tools and pricing options for advertisers today. Perhaps the biggest of them is Pinterest’s take on a new video-like Promoted Pin — but, not in the way you might expect. It’s an …

Apple Watch

Automatic Launches Its SDK, Turning The Car Into An App Platform

Automatic, a startup whose sensor-and-software combo has been described as “Fitbit for your car,” is today rolling out a software development kit and new hardware that turn your car into a platform for apps.<p>The company has partnered with more than 20 third-party app developers for the first wave of …

Apps

Just In Time: Spotify Inks Music Deal With Starbucks

A month before Apple is expected to launch a major competitor, Spotify is trying to cement its dominance in the streaming music market.<p>Spotify just inked a major deal to try and preempt Apple’s entry into the streaming music market. No, the deal is not with Taylor Swift or some other big-name …

Streaming

Apple Debuts New 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Force Touch And $1,999 27-Inch Retina iMac

Apple has updated both the 15-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display, and the 27-inch iMac, with new specs that include Intel Core processors, as well as a new Force Touch trackpad for the MacBook, which provides opportunities for unique input via a secondary, deeper click, as well as Apple’s …

Computer Hardware

Facebook could let businesses contact you on WhatsApp

Facebook said on Monday it could let businesses interact with users of WhatsApp, the popular messaging service it purchased for $21.8 billion last …

WSJ: Apple shelved its HDTV plans last year

Ever wondered what happened to that Apple HDTV we've been hearing rumors about for years ? According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, those rumors weren't baseless speculation, as the company did work on a television set for nearly a decade. Unfortunately, you won't be seeing one anytime soon: the …

Magical Chrome extension puts tabs to sleep so they don't kill your browser

People are loyal to their web browsers, and Google Chrome is certainly one with a dedicated following. But one of users' biggest gripes with Chrome …

Apple Watch update could bring sleep tracking and other missing features

Apple is working on bringing some important missing features to the Apple Watch, including third-party complications and a way to locate a lost watch, according to <i>9to5Mac</i>. Also in development are a number of new health features, including sleep tracking, although some of these features will likely …

Smartwatches

@​​POTUS Just Went From Zero To 100K Real Quick

It took President Barack Obama just 24 minutes to break the 100,000 follower mark on Twitter. The new account, @POTUS, unsurprisingly, sports a verified sticker. It was introduced by the White House this morning.<p>The account, presumably, will be handed to the next president when President Obama …

Barack Obama

The Humble QR Code Is Being Disrupted… And Going Dotless

Many in the West are still dumbfounded that QR codes are a thing. Well, heads-up, the humble QR code as you know it is being disrupted. At least that’s according to Visualead, an Israel-based startup backed by Alibaba that announced a new ‘dotless’ format today.<p>Alibaba, which invested ‘millions’ in …

eCommerce

70-tonne, two bedroom house floats down the Thames in Airbnb stunt

A few years ago there was a great deal of interest in Artangel’s A Room for London project, which saw Fiona Banner and David Kohn Architects build a …

'Zombies, Run!' marks latest update by going free-to-play

Zombies, Run! celebrated the release of version 4.0 earlier this week with some major modifications. The popular gamified exercise app, which used to retail for a flat $4 at the Google Play Store, has switched over to a free-to-play subscription model. The app and gameplay themselves haven't …

Order a 'jart' and your enemies will back off forever

Vladimir Putin scores 8 epic goals in 100% believable hockey match

Black belt karate champion, Formula One racer and occasional Russian leader Vladimir Putin demonstrated his latest feat of impossible manliness this …