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Moto X, New Smartphone From Google's Motorola, May Be Unveiled 'In The Coming Weeks'

The wait for the Moto X may soon be over.<p>In an earnings call on Thursday, Patrick Pichette, Google's senior vice president and chief financial officer, dropped a hint that the highly anticipated smartphone from Google-owned Motorola is weeks away.<p>"I'll leave it to the coming quarters to demonstrate …

Google's Chrome App Launcher is Now Live For Windows Users

Windows users can now download and enable the Chrome App Launcher, giving them instant access to common Web-based Google services such as the Chrome browser, Gmail, Google Drive and the Chrome store.<p>It’s essentially a shortcut to the landing page on the Chrome browser, which shows a horizontal grid …

Uh oh, San Jose State University suspends online course project with Udacity

In a move that doesn’t bode well for massive and open online courses known as MOOCs, San Jose State University on Thursday said that it was pausing …

The Internet’s greatest disruptive innovation: Inequality

<b>(Salon/Benjamin Wheelock)</b><p>The logical consequences of Silicon Valley capitalism: Social stratification and class antagonism<p>Andrew Leonard<p>July 19, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>Call it the Silicon Valley Manifesto. On July 4, NPR quoted Sarah Lacy, the editor in chief of the tech news publication PandoDaily, …

A brief history of app pricing, and why most apps are free

We had a look at some of the app purchasing habits and statistics regarding the Google Play Store and Apple’s Appstore the other day, so to continuing in that vein, Flurry Analytics has done a little more digging into just why mobile apps are priced so low, often to the point of being free.<p>For this …

Get Paid to Use Your Phone by Putting Advertisements on Your Lock Screen

According to the data, most look at their phone's lock screen more than a hundred times a day. With a new app, every one of those looks or swipes …

Adobe Launches PhoneGap 3.0 With New Plug-In Architecture, APIs And Better Tools

Adobe today launched version 3.0 of its PhoneGap open source mobile app development platform. PhoneGap has long been one of the most popular tools for developers who want to write cross-platform mobile apps in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.<p>With this update, PhoneGap introduces a new plug-in …

Amid Controversy, Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun Is Relearning How to Teach

“I don’t know why people react so extremely to what we do,” said Sebastian Thrun, the co-founder and CEO of Udacity, a company that’s trying to …

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As The Series A Crunch Tightens, Teams of Coders Are Looking To Find New Jobs On DeveloperAuction

DeveloperAuction, an online marketplace that lets startups submit salary bids to talented engineers, has expanded to allow teams of coders and designers to put themselves up for auction as a group.<p>“As a general trend around the Series A crunch, we’ve seen a huge influx of talent on our marketplace …