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Ontario faces ‘potential disaster,’ says pipeline chief

Ontario faces a “potential disaster” in the loss of industrial jobs if it doesn’t take advantage of the natural gas now pouring out of the …

Why crowd-funding is set to explode in size over the next few years

Peer-to-peer lenders may be in for boom times. The type of social-driven lending that helped fund flashy startups such as virtual-reality goggles maker Oculus VR could more than double over the next few years, according to research from the Tabb Group. Oculus was scooped up by Facebook for a cool …

Virtual Reality

Google inks huge wind power deal with Warren Buffett’s Iowa power company

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Google has signed its largest clean power contract to date — for 407 MW of wind power — with Iowa power company MidAmerican …

With latest ad, Apple wants to make Samsung turn green

Oh my, Apple strikes back in its ever so entertaining feud with Samsung… This time the occasion is Earth Day. Yes, really.<p>On April 22, ecologists celebrate Earth Day, a worldwide event dedicated to drawing attention to the problems of our environment. Earth Day also happens to be the perfect …

Earth Day

This 3mm-thick connector will let you Snap things onto your phone

People buy cases mainly to protect their precious phones, but very few offer functional versatility, and you're often forced to give them up when you upgrade. Well, that may no longer be a problem thanks to a new minimalistic solution dubbed Snap. This attachment system starts off with a circular, …

Here Comes Facebook's Ad Network: Mobile Ads Launching This Month

Facebook is making money on its mobile apps. Now it wants to make money on your mobile apps.<p>Lots of people have wanted Facebook to build an ad network for a long time.<p>Here it comes. Facebook will take the wraps off its plans for a mobile ad network at its “F8” developer conference in San Francisco …

You can now pay for your Domino's Pizza with Google Wallet

Domino's has already made it pretty easy to order your favorite pizza using your smartphone, but today things are getting even simpler for US Android device owners. Today the company confirmed that it's added Google Wallet to the list of supported payment types in its Android app, allowing you to …

Apple and Google offer game makers app store promotion in exchange for exclusivity

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Phone giants Apple(s aapl) and Google(s goog) are striking deals with companies that make popular mobile games, offering them …

Hands On With Facebook Nearby Friends [Video]: No More Checkins

Facebook Nearby Friends is based around broadcasting how far you are from friends, not your exact coordinates, and that’s why it could succeed where other location apps have failed. But while we might be comfortable sharing proximity, that doesn’t mean we’re comfortable doing it on …

Chinese Twitter clone Weibo makes $285.6M in its U.S. IPO, shares up 19%

Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like service under Chinese online media company Sina, went public on the Nasdaq Capital Market this week under the ticker symbol of “WB.”<p>The company filed for this long-rumored IPO in March 2014.<p>The company will issue 16.8 million American depository shares at the bottom of …

Facebook to share ads based on location history with advertisers -- but won't say when

With Nearby Friends, your location history is private to you and only you -- until the social network decides otherwise. Surprised? Don't be. Facebook is in the advertising business.<p>With its brand-new Nearby Friends feature, Facebook is collecting a log of your travels so that it can one day pass …

Selling

Pandora might lose all music recorded before 1972 due to copyright infringement

Major music companies are suing online radio service Pandora for what they claim is a major case of copyright infringement.<p>Typically, Pandora pays a licensing fee every time one of its listeners plays a copyrighted song. The third-party organization SoundExchange tracks this data, and it’s also …

Diapers Made From Jellyfish May Be The Next Big Thing In Green Parenting

<i>This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network:</i><p>They might sound like they'd be a squishy mess, but researchers promise that diapers made from jellyfish are a cleaner option for both your baby's butt and the environment, reports Discover.<p>The eco-friendly product is being developed by …

HTC hires Samsung exec who made Galaxy the 'next big thing'

HTC has hired Paul Golden, the chief marketing officer at Samsung US when its devices were becoming known as the "next big thing." Golden, whose LinkedIn page says he "created and launched the highly successful Galaxy brand," was at Samsung between 2008 and 2012, a time in which the Korean company …

A Facebook E-Money Service Could be a Big Hit in Asia

Reports this week suggest that Facebook is preparing to launch an e-money service. The Financial Times believes that the US company is weeks away from gaining regulatory approval in Ireland for a service that would let users store money on Facebook and use it to pay others.<p>Facebook declined to …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Is Already Battling The iPhone 6

It’s less than a year after Samsung’s landmark Galaxy S4 Android superphone went on sale, and already the follow-up Galaxy S5 is in the wild and reportedly selling like… not hot cakes, exactly; more like… an iPhone. And that is exactly the type of response that Samsung has been trying to …

Samsung designer: We didn’t steal Apple’s precious gestures

Locked in a legal tussle with Apple, Samsung strongly denies swiping patented features from the iPhone maker.<p>Yesterday in a San Jose, Calif. court, the two tech giants butted heads over five Apple patents, including one covering Apple’s slide-to-unlock feature, reports Recode. Apple is suing …

Why Advertisers Should Target Personas, Not Segments, On Facebook

It’s a misconception among advertisers and media buyers alike that they should be targeting different audience segments when using the advanced targeting features available from the Facebook platform.<p>In actuality, it’s important to target the various personas of your audience online, as opposed to …

If Your Photos Are Untidy, There's an App for That

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

Apple patents were actually Google inventions, says Samsung

Apple and Samsung are again in locked horns in a bitter patent dispute that has, so far, spanned two years. After Apple’s 2012 win against Samsung involving a $930 million settlement, the two companies are at it again.<p>This time, Apple is accusing Samsung of having infringed on five software patents …

Inventions

This tiny generator can power wearable devices using your body heat

Many wearables have decent enough battery life, but you know what'll make them even better? If we never have to recharge them at all. That's why researchers have been developing small power sources that can generate electricity using body heat, including a team from the Korean Advanced Institute of …

Meet ThinkUp: Your personal social media guru

If you’re a heavy Twitter or Facebook user, you know just how many social media tools there are out there that promise to help track your activity’s performance online.<p>There’s TwitterCounter (owned by The Next Web) for tracking how many followers you have, Klout for giving you a social media ‘rank’ …

Glow in the dark road unveiled in the Netherlands

<b>Glow in the dark road markings have been unveiled on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands.</b><p>The paint contains a "photo-luminising" powder that charges up in the daytime and slowly releases a green glow at night, doing away with the need for streetlights.<p>Interactive artist Daan Roosegaarde …

Roads

Biometric Startup Quixter Demos Pay-By-Palm Tech

NFC for mobile payments has struggled with adoption. Not least because the user needs to have an NFC-enabled phone in order to be able to make these contactless payments — in addition to the retailer itself being set up to accept NFC payments.<p>Well, here’s an alternative payment technology that …

Ditch your wallet at shops that read your palm for payment

Swedish students are paying for things with their paws using Quixter, a palm scanner that reads the unique pattern of blood vessels in your hand.<p>People have turned to fortune tellers for millennia, but this palm reader is the first I can say with certainty that really does give you a glimpse of the …

FinTech

Facebook reportedly planning money storage and transfer services

Facebook is reportedly planning to take a step into financial services, allowing users in select regions to store money online to use for making payments and transferring funds to others. According to the <i>Financial Times</i>, Facebook could obtain regulatory approval in Ireland to begin offering these …

Apple Hires Wolff Olins CEO Karl Heiselman For New Marketing Role

As Apple looks to improve its advertising efforts, the company has added an impressive new member to its marketing team. <i>Ad Age</i> reports that Apple has …