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Google dominates top 10 apps, says ComScore

LOS ANGELES — There are over 2 million apps available in the Apple and Google app stores, but 10 get used more often than any others.<p>A new study from ComScore ranks them, and points out that while the favorites are heavily used, most folks rarely bother to add new apps to their phones, even though …

The time for deep linking standards is now

Year after year since the big app stores launched, native apps have asserted their hegemony over the mobile web. One big drawback of native apps was the inability then the difficulty to seamlessly access any content from one app to the other the way the web allows to link any page to any other. The …

Ride Service May Pose Risk to Passengers

Passengers in Chicago and across the United States are taking rides from complete strangers and facing a potential risk, NBC5 Investigates has …

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Is So Competitive, He Once Ranked No. 7 In The Nation For Angry Birds

Protests and controversies are nothing new to Uber cofounder and CEO Travis Kalanick. He faces what he calls "protectionist schemes" in nearly every city where Uber launches, he said in an interview with the Financial Times' Tim Bradshaw.<p>But Kalanick can handle the pressure. Those who know him say …

Tools, Tips, and Tricks to Create Successful Social Video Content

Video content is staging a takeover of the Internet. By 2017, Cisco projects that video will account for 69 percent of all Web traffic. The majority of that traffic will come from non-PC devices, including tenfold increases in smartphone and tablet usage.<p>To capitalize on those numbers, you must …

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Big Data Experience Is Much Needed—and Wanted

The Status of Big Data Initiatives<p>IT staff with actual hands-on big data experience are still very much a minority.<p>Business Decisions Driven by …

'God' is banned from Disney films, say Frozen songwriters

The Oscar-winning songwriters behind Let It Go, the hit song from the blockbusting Disney cartoon Frozen, have revealed that the word "God" is banned from Disney movies.<p>Speaking to Terry Gross on the National Public Radio (NPR) show Fresh Air, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez explained that …

Wanted: A summer film with a popcorn pedigree

It's not quite May, but I have officially begun my search for the perfect popcorn movie. That's what we call the big box-office bruisers that swagger through our summers because expectations are strangely both high — and low. A quick fix of fun and a one-liner to co-opt — "I'll be back..." — if …

Inside DarkMarket: a Silk Road the FBI can't touch

The Silk Road, for all its clever uses of security protections like Tor and Bitcoin to protect the site's lucrative drug trade, still offered its …

Preact raises $4.6M, launches ‘customer success’ service

Preact really wants you to be successful.<p>The San Francisco cloud-based software startup raised $4.6 million today in an Series A round that Trinity Ventures led. In tandem with the hefty windfall of venture cash, the company also released it’s new software platform that it said uses “leading-edge …

RIP Flash: Why HTML5 Will Finally Take Over Video and Web in 2014

<i>Erika Trautman is the CEO of Rapt Media.</i><p>Cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these mediums need a player to work, and all three mediums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more efficient means of playing music, and digital files replaced CDs to do the same, …

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

What We Need in a Next-Gen Social Network

<i>Jonathan Saragossi is the founder of IM Creator, a free website builder, and AppSite, a tool for promoting mobile applications. Jonathan is also a UX and marketing consultant for major startups including Any.Do and Playscape.</i><p>It’s time to move on. The feeling is becoming more and more significant …

Google Glass developers: We're still flying half-blind

"As the device gets more personal, it's less about killer apps, and more about the personally awesome app." <br>--Brandyn White, Google Glass developer