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Nailed It: Buzzfeed Cracks The Pinterest Code

Buzzfeed is one of of the fastest growing media companies ever, with a monthly audience of 150 million and counting, thanks chiefly to its unmatched understanding of what people will read or share on Facebook. But much of its recent traffic growth has come from another, less appreciated source: …

Mobile Carriers Charging Differently, but Still Finding Plenty of Ways to Make Money

Verizon has led the shift away from unlimited data.<p>A few years ago, cellular companies charged for each call their customers made and gave most of them unlimited data.<p>As data use exploded and voice calling and texting began to wane, carriers effectively flipped their business model, with most …

Snowden Calls On Developers To Champion Privacy By Design

Speaking at the Hope X conference taking place in New York this weekend, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden put out a call for developers to build systems that protect privacy and constitutional rights by design. He also revealed his own intention to work on developing privacy protecting …

Apple Building its Own Speech Recognition Team to Power Siri

Earlier this month, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> claimed that Nuance, which is responsible for the technology behind Apple's virtual assistant Siri, was in talks with Samsung Electronics about a possible acquisition. Now, a new report from <i>Wired</i> states that Apple is forming its own in-house speech …

Dropbox founder Drew Houston explains his success

Drew Houston founded online file-sharing service Dropbox seven years ago. The firm is now estimated to be worth about $10bn (£5.9bn).<p>But it was not an overnight success, and he had several failed ventures along the way.<p>Mr Houston explains how he came up with the idea for the firm and the factors …

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Security experts in high demand at major US companies

Big companies including JPMorgan Chase and Pepsi are bringing on chief information security officers to limit their exposure to major hacks.<p>The recent rash of corporate hacks has scared major companies into investing more into security experts, a new report from Reuters says.<p>Several big US …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Sunrise is the first great calendar app for Android and web

Another startup beats Google at its own game<p>The search results for "calendar" in the Google Play Store leave a lot to be desired.<p>You'll find Agenda and Cal, two decent free apps, and Business Calendar, a pricey app with lots of features but no sense of style. Today Calendar goes further, boasting a …

Nokia Buys Desti To Add AI To HERE Maps, Will Shut App Down

Nokia, now lightened of its handset load thanks to Microsoft, has made an acquisition to expand its HERE mapping business, one of the assets that has remained with the Finnish company. It has bought Desti, a mapping startup and app maker that uses artificial intelligence and natural language …