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T-Mobile taps Walmart to sell low-cost 4G tablets with limited free service

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>The next time you visit Walmart(s wmrt), you might see 4G tablets on display. The large retailer will carry two connected …

Seamless.com Owner GrubHub Surges After $192 Million IPO

GrubHub Inc., which lets hungry city dwellers order food online, surged in its trading debut after raising a higher-than-expected $192 million in an …

Zendesk acquires Singapore startup Zopim for $30M, plans to raise $150M in IPO

Zopim, a Singapore-based startup well-known for its live customer support chat widget, has been acquired by San Francisco’s Zendesk, a 500-strong …

Startups

Sequoia-Backed Chinese Retailer Jumei Files For $400M U.S. IPO

Beijing-based online retailer Jumei plans to hold its initial public offering in the U.S. In its SEC filing over the weekend Jumei, which offers daily deals on fragrances and cosmetics, said it wants to raise up to $400 million, but did not disclose which exchange it will list on. The company was …

No-Subsidy Mobile Phone Plans Gaining Steam, With T-Mobile Leading the Way

An estimated 28 million customers chose to avoid a two-year contract.<p>In the last nine months, some 28 million U.S. customers opted to pay one of the major carriers full price for a smartphone rather than sign up for a two-year contract to get a discounted model, according to a new study.<p>Of those …

Google buys Word Lens, the app that translates languages with your phone's camera

Google has acquired Word Lens, the mobile app that can translate text in real time using your smartphone's camera, along with its development team at Quest Visual. The impressive technology will now make its way into Google Translate. Word Lens and its various language packs have been made free on …

An Oculus Rift For Chickens Gives Animals The Freedom To Roam Without The Roaming

Oculus Rift has plenty of potential for changing human interaction, but what about other animals? One project from Iowa State University assistant professor Austin Stewart (via FastCo Exist) imagines how VR goggles could make chickens believe they’re free-range, even when they’re not. They can …

AT&T announces rollout of voice-over-LTE ahead of likely iPhone 6/iOS 8 integration this fall

United States-based carrier AT&T today officially announced its rollout of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) calls. The VoLTE rollout comes in tandem with AT&T HD Voice launch, which provides better sounding phone calls. Starting on May 23rd, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin will be the initially …

Windows Phone beats BlackBerry in North American Web traffic

Traffic from Microsoft's mobile OS has been flat, but BlackBerry's share fell, according to mobile ad network Chitika.<p>Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile operating system has surpassed BlackBerry in yet another market stat.<p>Surveying all recent Web traffic generated by smartphone operating systems in …

The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work

Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.<p>Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View, California.<p>I know this. I rode in one this week. I saw the car's human operator take his hands …

Yahoo Movies Relaunches as a Digital Magazine

Yahoo today relaunched its Yahoo Movies website as a digital magazine. Yahoo Movies now features a full-screen experience with first-look movie trailers, behind-the-scenes scoops, and red-carpet galleries.<p>Yahoo says the revamp is necessary to keep up with the times. “Watching movies isn’t just …

Monoprice Dual Color 3D Printer Approaches Market Via Customers First

3D Printers continue to captivate both the consumer and business marketplace. Each week, it seems, there is a new printer launched, or a novel new approach is found to solve a medical challenge, for instance. The cost to enter 3D printing keeps dropping, too, and Monoprice, a well-known tech gear …

Xiaomi's first tablet offers powerful gaming on the cheap (video)

Just over two years ago, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun told this author that he wasn't sure about making a tablet, but today he confessed that he's been quietly developing one this whole time. What we have here is the conveniently named Mi Pad, which was just unveiled in Beijing with super attractive price …