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Pakistan’s solution to terrorism: ban Skype

The southern province of Sindh, home to Pakistan’s largest city and commercial center Karachi, will ban voice-messaging services for three months “because terrorists are using them,” the Tribune newspaper reports. The list of services to be banned includes Microsoft’s Skype and Viber. Messaging app …

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MongoDB Raises $150 Million To Become New York's Most Important Tech Company

The paint was still fresh when I visited MongoDB’s offices in July. The company had recently moved to a 30,000 square foot space, twice the size of their previous digs, to make room for their swelling ranks. Dwight Merriman, the company’s founder, chairman and former CEO, took a break from coding …

Samsung: We didn't cheat on Galaxy Note 3 benchmarks

Samsung denies reports that its Galaxy Note 3 superphone exaggerates its performance when it detects well-known benchmarks running.<p>Samsung has been forced on the defensive yet again over reports that its top-notch smart phones are cheating at benchmark tests.<p>The Korean company has denied its Galaxy …

Drivewise.ly raises $1.3M to score your driving with smartphones

Drivewisel.y can tell you how good of a driver you are.<p>The startup has raised $1.3 million for its mobile app that collects data on your driving habits. Every time you take a trip, Drivewise.ly uses smartphone sensors to learn gather information about speed, distance, acceleration, and so on. The …

This App Can Make Anyone A Video Game Designer

Draw the design for a level on graph paper, and Pixel Press can translate it into a real, playable game<p>Who hasn't sat on the couch at the end of a marathon gaming session and wondered what it would be like to make a game rather than just play one? With Pixel Press, anyone can do both—no coding …

The One Reason Every Blogger Should Use Google+

Once again this week I was asked by a colleague why they should care about Google+. This is a person who regularly publishes content, already has a full plate and wanted to be convinced why she should take up another social network. A scenario that’s all too familiar with many people I come in …

Google Confirms It Has Acquired Android Smartwatch Maker WIMM Labs

Google has confirmed it acquired WIMM Labs last year, a company that previously made an Android-powered smartwatch before shuttering operations in 2012. At the time a message on its website said it had entered into an exclusive partnership without releasing further details, but it’s now clear that …