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Ten Cool Benefits To Offer Your Employees

Dear Liz,<p>I am a follower of yours and a new HR manager! I have been in HR for three and a half years, doing a mix of things from recruiting to employee relations to benefits and compensation. Now I am the HR manager in a small company. I have a small budget to work with and I’d like to add some fun …

The Workplace

Woo Wants To Take The Hassle And Fear Out Of Job Hunting

LinkedIn is the place where business professionals are seemingly obligated to have an account. While it is undoubtedly useful for growing your “professional network” and heavily used by recruiters across multiple industries worldwide, it isn’t necessary the first place that springs to mind for …

You're watching your TV wrong: 15 ways to get the most out of your TV

Televisions

reShoot for iPhone gives you a second chance at movie magic

Shooting video is a challenge because its very flexibility is often a liability: cinematic freedom comes at a time consuming, complex price. Inevitably you shoot too much, like too little, and consume hours attempting to salvage bad footage. Sometimes you wish you could just start all over …

Why Telegram has become the hottest messaging app in the world

Secret messages and advanced cryptography pose a challenge to WhatsApp<p>When WhatsApp went down for four hours this weekend, nearly 5 million people signed up for messaging service Telegram. The app skyrocketed to the top of the App Store charts, and is now the top free app in 46 countries from …

There’s an App for That: Learn Photography and Lighting Basics from Your iPhone

Last year, a group of developers teamed up with a professional photographer to make an app “for photography aficionados of different skills and …

Dario Offers Glucose Meter and Connected Apps for People with Diabetes

Glooko, a cable and mobile app that helps diabetics record their glucose readings, finally has some competition. LabStyle Innovations today announced Dario, an alternative with a key point of differentiation – it has its own “smart meter” which replaces existing devices by Bayer, OneTouch, …

Responsive Website Builder Webflow Raises $1.5 Million From Khosla, Tim Draper & Others

Webflow, the Y Combinator-backed startup aimed at making it easier for creative professionals to visually design and host their own responsive websites, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The round, which comes at a time when the company has grown its user base from 10,000 last summer to now …

Create a bestselling app in three hours for less than £100

You don't need to be a programmer to break into the App Store's top charts. All you need is 100 bucks and a free afternoon.<p>You'll need a halfway …

TiVo's co-founders want you to use internet video for your own TV network

When TiVo co-founders Jim Barton and Mike Ramsay reunited a couple of years ago to come up with a new venture (Barton left TiVo in 2012, while Ramsay left almost seven years ago), they knew internet video was the next big frontier they wanted to conquer. To their dismay, they found it to be a mess. …

Happy Holidays from iTunes with 12 Days of Gifts

<b>Apple is giving everyone some holiday treats this year, with an app that delivers iTunes content goodies.</b><p>Want some free stuff for your iPhone or …

Apps

Biz Stone: Entrepreneurship Is All About Making Mistakes | Inc.com

Earlier this week, Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, presented at the New Context Conference in San Francisco and highlighted the fumbles from his start-up career--a nice lead up to today's much-anticipated Twitter IPO.<p>“The first, second and third company I went to work for, somehow I screwed them …

Entrepreneurship

What To Expect Before Becoming 'Engineer #1' at a Startup

“It kinda sucks to be engineer #1.”<p>That’s what a couple of my friends – engineers at Google and Bloomberg who have been following the rise of startup culture with intrigue – told me recently. They were referring to non-founder engineers, most commonly the first hire for technology businesses.<p>Often …

Curved smartphones from LG and Samsung are just around the corner

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Wikipedia user: MOldar<p>Television tech is coming to new smartphones in the form of curved screens from two top TV …

Facebook Gifts Proved The Social Network Really Doesn't Know Us At All

The news that you’ll no longer be able to send a real-world gift via Facebook was greeted with a collective yawn when it was announced the other day. Why? Because since the feature rolled out last year, virtually no one used it. Facebook says that since it began suggesting you send a token of your …

Cord Cliff Coming: What Happens to TV When Netflix Streams Live Events?

Netflix has never streamed a live event, and Reed Hastings says it never will.<p>Now, that’s a wise comment for a disruptor to put unambiguously on the …

Televisions

Think Big Data Is All Hype? You’re Not Alone.

When a phrase enters the tech industry lexicon in a big way, and has a good way of crystallizing a seemingly overarching trend, it’s usually not long …

70 Billion Reasons For A Public Company To Go Private

When you lose more than $70 billion in stock market value in the space of roughly five years, it might just be time to put the investing public out of its misery and come off the stock market.<p>In the last few days BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion, watched its stock market value fall …

App Store monopoly case dismissed by judge, can still be refiled

Back in 2011, a group of consumers filed a lawsuit stating Apple’s App Store is a monopoly since it is the only software marketplace available for the iPhone. That suit has now been dismissed by the overseeing U.S. District Judge, according to Bloomberg. However, the dismissal was only due to the …

From AT&T to Facebook: How tech logos have evolved

Logos can be touchy. When the Gap changed its iconic logo, some customers swore they’d never return.<p>Now Yahoo says it wants to change its logo, retaining the color purple and the exclamation point.<p>The change could bode well for the web company, as its current logo is outdated, said Ira Kalb, a …

Graphic Design

Move over, Pebble: Ubuntu Edge hits record in crowdfunding

The Ubuntu Edge raises $10.4 million, as of this writing, beating out the $10.2 million the Pebble SmartWatch tallied.<p>There's a new crowdfunding champion in town.<p>The Ubuntu Edge, a smartphone from Canonical that's designed to take on Apple's iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4, hit a record for …

Crowd Funding

Tech companies shed more than $61 billion in value thanks to disappointing earnings

It’s been a bad earnings season for technology and internet companies. Google, Microsoft, Intel, eBay, SAP AG and Oracle have all missed analyst expectations, sending their stock prices down. Overall, those six companies lost more than $61 billion in market value in the day after they reported …

Markets

Sony reportedly close to releasing a high-end camera attachment for smartphones

According to <i>Sony Alpha Rumors</i>, Sony is planning a "lens camera" accessory for mobile devices. The lens camera features the same 1-Inch 20.2-megapixel Exmor R sensor and f/1.8 Carl Zeiss lens as the Sony RX100 II. <i>Sony Alpha Rumors</i> cites "two trusted sources" confirming the lens-camera-hybrid will …

After Waze, What Else Can Mobile Crowdsourcing Do?

Google spent $1.1 billion to buy the mapping startup Waze last month, a deal that the Federal Trade Commission is still investigating.<p>Shutterstock/ima<p>…

Election Fraud

Marissa Mayer's 1-Year Report Card: The Dead Stay Dead | Inc.com

This week Marissa Mayer marked her first-year anniversary as CEO of Yahoo. I intentionally didn't use the word "celebrated" in that sentence because I don't think anyone feels there's cause for festivities but anniversaries always prompt a little reflection.<p>So what is there to learn from Mayer's …

Marissa Mayer

MetLife wants talented developers’ resumes — in JSON

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: MetLife screen shot<p>Just because a company offers life insurance and retirement-planning services doesn’t mean it has to …

Updated: VMware co-founder Diane Greene has a stealthy new startup. Here are the details

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p><i>Updated 7/16 – Since publishing our report, two sources have told us that Greene’s company isn’t named Datrium. An anonymous</i> …

Corporate Customers Flock To Anti-Snooping App Silent Circle

Thanks to the NSA privacy scandal, business is booming for services that claim they can keep mobile phone communications away from prying eyes and ears. One of the most high profile among them is Silent Circle, a National Harbour, Maryland-based firm whose monthly revenue has increased more than …

In Five Short Years, Apple's App Store Changed Everything

It was five years ago today that the way software was made, distributed and paid for fundamentally changed.<p>Not very long ago, buying software for your computer was a much different experience than it is today. You’d have to go to a store—yes, a real brick-and-mortar type of deal—find the box of …

Apple to shift to IGZO displays next year, says report

In talks with Sharp and LG, Apple plans to expand energy-saving IGZO displays to the iPad and MacBook, says Korea's IT News as cited by PatentlyApple.<p>Upcoming versions of the iPad and MacBook should offer a longer battery life, at least according to a new report.<p>Apple plans to brings IGZO displays …

Batteries