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Inside Google's Fight To Keep The US Government Out Of Gmail Inboxes

In at least six separate federal cases, Google is waging a quiet war against the U.S. government. It’s taking the FBI to task over warrants demanding it hand over the contents of Gmail data stored overseas. And because Google stores customer accounts in fragments in servers around the globe, it’s a …

Privacy

104 Facts You Don't Know About Mobile Marketing

Mobile marketing currently represents one of the newest forms of digital marketing present on the market. For those who do not know, it provides …

Marketing

Track Trump

This Iceland Drone Tour is the Second Best Thing to Actually Visiting

If Iceland isn't already on your bucket list, you're going to want to check out this video.<p>Most of us have heard our friends (or friends of friends …

Drones

Zwift merges indoor fitness with massive multi-player online gaming

At its core, Zwift is indoor cycling software. But layered on top of its functionality is a community that in the two years the company has been operating has grown in both scale and sheer strength. At an event at Rapha’s cycling in SF, I found myself surrounded by core users proudly flaunting …

Cycling
Walkie-talkies

Vaporware...or not? 16 gadgets from CES 2015 that disappeared

Gear & Gadgets

Amplitude Raises $9M For A New Approach To Analytics And Pricing

Mobile analytics startup Amplitude has raised $9 million in Series A funding.<p>When we wrote about Amplitude last year, we noted that it’s trying to undercut competitors like Mixpanel with lower prices and a freemium product. Today it’s going even further in that direction with a new plan that offers …

Startups

Mapbox Raises $52.6M Led By DFJ To Be The “Map Layer” For All Apps

With questions swirling over who may end up buying Nokia’s mapping division Here, a startup trying to disrupt it and other big boys like Google has raised some major funding. Mapbox, a developer of customizable maps used by third-party apps like Foursquare, Pinterest, Mapquest and 16,000 others, …

Apps

Natural Atlas maps the great outdoors for explorers in the US

Whether you’re a avid hiker or a 4×4 off-roading enthusiast, you’ll want to take a look at Natural Atlas. Launched today, the site offers highly detailed maps that point out trails, campsites and water bodies off the beaten path in the US.<p>Natural Atlas is built using OpenStreetMap and already lists …

autopsy

en_US<p>website<p>Chronological list of 130+ failed startup stories with their ideas and reasons for failure. Learn from the mistakes of other …

Pentagon Considers Turning Cell Phones Into Walkie-Talkies During Emergencies

Let’s say it’s 2016 and the government has a message to get out to the public—ISIS is believed to be waging an attack on cell-phone towers in the …

Arizona

Tailor Brands Raises $1.1 Million in Seed Funding To Build Out Its Automated Design Process

The algorithmic logo design startup Tailor Brands has raised $1.1 million in seed funding from Disruptive Fund and various angel investors.<p>We first wrote about the beta launch of Tailor Brands at Disrupt San Francisco this past fall. It tested various branding concepts in beta. It’s now ready to …

Startups

Launching Your Spaceship: The Essentials of Product Launch Processes

<i>Chris Bank is the Growth Lead at UXPin, the UX Design App. He recently co-authored the Guide to UX Design & Process Documentation.</i><p>Launching a great product can be like sending a rocket into outer space. It requires tons of research, hard work, passion, and plenty of worrying. Finally you launch, …

NOI to examine use of bands above 24 GHz for mobile broadband

Full Title<p>Use of Spectrum Bands Above 24 GHz for Mobile Radio Services<p>Description<p>FCC seeks comment on enabling mobile services in bands above 24</b> …

The One User Virality Test Every Mobile App Should Run

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Is your app good enough to go viral? This was the question haunting founder Aaron Patzer when he …

Billionaire Chases T-Mobile, Bankrolls Free Internet Startup

Most telecommunications companies don’t like the idea of a free Internet, generally preferring that we all continue paying for access through fiber and cables. But a few in the industry know that can’t last forever. One of them may be Xavier Niel, the French billionaire who in a case of extreme …

Appbackr's new scoring engine may help good apps emerge from the muck

Right now, selecting apps from the mobile app stores is a bit of a crap shoot. All people really have to rely on are the claims of the app maker and the user reviews.<p>Both both are deeply flawed and subjective. App makers often have no idea how to describe their apps in a simple way that helps …

Tiny Pitch: An Easy, Attractive Way to Send Press Releases

We see a ton of ugly, unreadable press releases come through our inboxes at The Next Web, so the new Tiny Pitch PR service from Pitch Engine has potential.<p>To get started, Tiny Pitch has you send your headline, text and images over email. It then generates a custom page that you can share on social …

3 Steps to Forming Partnerships with Influencers on Tumblr

Creating partnerships with influencers on social media can be a truly beneficial route to reach your audience wherever they are most active in an organic way.<p>Tumblr is a thriving social network that’s often underutilized by businesses, which represents an opportunity to get ahead of the competition …

7 Tools Product Hunt Used to Build Its Early-Stage Community

<i>Erik Torenberg is Product Hunt’s first hire. This article originally appeared on the CMX Hub.</i><p>I’ve been thinking about building online and offline communities for the past few years. Community is at the center of what I do, from planning in-person events (rap cyphers, book clubs, happy hours) to …

At Apple University, studying Picasso helps with product design

78-button Google TV remote is an example of what not to do<p><i>The New York Times</i> has published a rare look inside Apple's secretive training program known as "Apple University." New recruits are encouraged to sign up for courses in the program, which was conceived by Steve Jobs in order to ensure that …

Foursquare reboots with a mission to destroy Yelp

Check-ins are out. Recommendations are in. The new Foursquare is finally here.<p>Today Foursquare relaunched its self-titled app and marked the end of a confusing, yet inevitable transition which saw the company split its location sharing and business discovery features into two separate services.<p>If …

InVision Design Tool Raises $21 Million Series B

InVision, the design-focused prototyping tool, has today closed a $21 million Series B round, with participation from existing investors including Tiger Global Management (who led the round), as well as FirstMark Capital.<p>That brings InVision’s total funding to $34.1 million, according to CrunchBase.<p>…

This Is The New Foursquare

After five years of gamifying location-based sharing, Foursquare is today making its biggest change to date. Everyone, please meet the new Foursquare, a recommendations app that has nothing to do with location sharing and everything to do with smacking down Yelp using the force of a thousand …

Introducing The Startups From Accelerator DreamIt New York’s Fourth Class

Twelve new companies just hit the NY tech scene during today’s DreamIt Demo Day in midtown Manhattan. Ranging from a location-based messaging app, a cloud-based hotel management system and a service that makes pins on Pinterest shoppable, these companies took part in startup accelerator DreamIt‘s …

500 Startups Accelerator Announces Its Tenth Batch Of Companies

Hot on the heels of its demo day last week, 500 Startups is already announcing its tenth batch of startups.<p>In order to get more companies through its program, 500 Startups has been alternating between hosting batches in San Francisco and Mountain View, California. The accelerator’s tenth batch will …

Kurbo Health Raises $5.8 Million To Fight Childhood Obesity Via An App, Live Now On iOS

Kurbo Health, a mobile subscription service focused on fighting childhood obesity through the use of simple food diaries and live coaching, is today opening its doors to all families who want to sign up and try its weight loss program, initially available as an iOS application. The company also …