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Messaging App Jott Is Blowing Up Among Junior High And High Schoolers

As Facebook and YikYak try to grow a younger audience, a startup that taps into one of the key attribute of teen users – no money for data plans – is blowing up.<p>Jott, a messaging app that works without a data plan or WiFi connection, has caught on among junior high and high school students, …

Flyp Lets You Add Multiple Numbers To Your Smartphone

Flyp is a new iOS/Android app that lets you have up to six different phone numbers simultaneously active on your smartphone. The first number is free and each additional “premium” phone number (a maximum of five) costs $2.99 per month (or $29.99 per year) to maintain. The Flyp app manages all the …

Marc Andreessen went on an epic but flawed tweetstorm about the sharing economy and income inequality

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen went on a tweetstorm last week about how the sharing economy reduces income inequality. It was interesting, but it was fundamentally flawed.<p>For ease of reading, I've posted the soliloquy in a series of screenshots. The original twitter version is here.<p>The problem …

Marc Andreessen

The Fuzzy, Insane Math That's Creating So Many Billion-Dollar Tech Companies

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Venture Capital

Reddit: can anyone clean up the mess behind 'the front page of the internet'?

The social news site is almost as famous for its never-ending supply of creepy subforums as it is for memes, pictures and assorted lols. Can its new CEO change that? And should she?<p>When Ellen Pao became chief executive of the social news site Reddit in November 2014, few thought her tenure would …

A new way to network: iBeacons connect SXSW festival-goers

Organisers at the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) interactive, film and music festival have scattered more than one thousand bluetooth iBeacons across Austin, Texas to help attendees make personal connections with one another.<p>The 10-day event, which kicked off on Friday, hosts about 75,000 …

Matched

Huge Floating Solar Array Is Coming to Australia

In Jamestown, Australia, the water treatment plant will be powered by the sun<p>An Australian water treatment plant will power itself by floating solar panels in its lagoon. Opening in Jamestown in April, the array is expected to power the entire facility and return some of the additional energy to …

Solar Power

How to pay with your smartphone without Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Wallet

Before you run out to get a new phone with mobile payment capabilities, check out these three apps that let you pay with the phone you have right now, no NFC required.<p>With Apple Pay gaining steam and Samsung releasing its own system at Mobile World Congress 2015, called Samsung Pay, mobile payments …

The eternity drive: Why DNA could be the future of data storage

<b>(CNN) —</b> How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?<p>Already a storage company called Backblaze is running 25,000 hard drives simultaneously to get to the bottom of the question. As each hard drive coughs its last, the company replaces it and logs its …

Biotechnology

ARM, Freescale and IBM offer a platform for industrial IoT

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Kirill__M/Shutterstock<p>ARM is trying to make its mbed OS, its fairly new operating system for the internet of things, a …

Internet of Things

Apple rumored to overhaul its Genius Bar, add 'Concierge' service

Apple is reportedly readying substantial changes to how it runs its Genius Bar support service in-stors, according to <i>9to5Mac</i>. While the current walk-in system requires the customer to explain the issue then be given an appointment soon after, the new 'Concierge' service (as it'll apparently be …

Farmers Eye Drones For The Future

Drone, drone on the range<p>Even though humans have been farming for thousands of years, there’s always a new trick to learn or a new technology to try. In modern times, these tricks often come attached to small flying aircraft, a fact evidenced by the continued and growing presence of drones at …

55 Inspiring Small Kitchens You'll Absolutely Fall In Love With

Even tiny kitchens can have serious style.<p>These charming and stylish designer kitchens have the fabulous inspiration you need to spice up your tiny cooking space.

Kitchens

Rise Of The Micro-Tinders

Different strokes for different folks. But what about different apps? Tinder brought ruthless efficiency to online dating. Yet the same way people gravitate to distinct nightlife spots depending on their style, we’re seeing an explosion of niche dating apps all based on Tinder’s familiar swipes. No …

Relationships

The computing system that won 'Jeopardy!' is helping doctors fight cancer

Microscopic view of pancreatic cancer cells. Getty<p>IBM Watson famously hit the big time when it beat two "Jeopardy!" grand champions for a million-dollar grand prize in 2011.<p>That victory brought the cognitive system a lot of publicity, but it doesn't tell the whole story. "'Jeopardy!' was only the …

Cognitive Computing

THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The trends creating new winners and losers in the card-processing ecosystem

The way we pay is changing dramatically. For example, people are beginning to use their smartphones for every kind of formal and informal transaction — to shop at stores, buy songs online, and even split their rent.<p>At the heart of these changes in how we pay are thousands of companies competing and …

FinTech

500 Startups Helped Rover Position Themselves for the Future

In mid-February John Coombs unveiled his startup, Rover, to the world. Still relatively young, they’ve just graduated as part of 500 Startups’ recent …

Trends

Have a Beer, It's Good for Your Brain

A recent study out of Oregon State University found that a flavonoid in hops, which is used to make beer, increased intellectual function in mice.<p>We hate to admit it, but the frat bros across America may be on to something when it comes to binge drinking. Hops, an ingredient in beer, has been found …

Oregon State University

Everyone Loves This Story Of How An Autistic Kid Became Best Friends With Siri

The story of the relationship is the subject of a long piece in this week's New York Times Magazine.<p>Lots of people are talking about the story on Twitter.<p>Here are some tweets collected Techmeme:<p>Steve Jobs biographer Walt Isaacson tweeted, " This is why I love the New York Times."<br>• Derek Willis wrote, …

Autism

Learn More Efficiently by Planning to Teach What You're Studying

Learning is all about retaining knowledge so it can be accessed later on. You can only teach something when you've retained information the most …

Teaching

One day our homes will be smart, but we have a long way to go. Here’s how we’ll get there

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Alexander Kirch/Shutterstock<p>Right now, most people don’t want a smart home. And while about 13 percent of people have …

PayPal Co-Founder Takes Aim at Credit Card Industry With New Startup

The most miserable year of Max Levchin’s life began in 2002, shortly after he sold off his ownership stake in PayPal to eBay for an estimated $34 …