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3 Platforms to Start Your Own Sharing Service

Robust participation in a sharing economy requires connection—to share, people must be able to interact with one another to identify resources and …

Apple Wants The iWatch To Predict Heart Attacks

You'd be able to chew some aspirin to prevent it. You'd be able to call 911 and get the ambulance on the way. You'd be more likely to survive.<p>Perhaps a large portion of the 600,000 people who die of heart disease every year — would not.<p>The good news is this: Apple, which is reportedly working on a …

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Baidu launches app preview service

<b>Chinese search engine Baidu has said it will allow people to preview mobile apps without needing to download them.</b><p>Baidu's free Light App platform will run other apps, giving users a chance to access them without having to install them first.<p>The service would help less well-known apps get more …

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Rounds Lets You Browse Sites With Friends As You Video Chat

Google Hangouts competitor Rounds has just announced the launch of a new “co-browsing” feature which lets friends browse a limited number of popular sites together simultaneously.<p>This news follows Round’s rollout of HTML5 games in May, which included Tetris and Draw Something clones, plus classic …

Starbucks To Post Calorie Counts At All U.S. Stores Starting June 25

The move is a step ahead of federal menu-labeling requirements that are supposed to go into effect this year. Say farewell to your ignorant bliss.<p>Starbucks will start displaying calorie counts on menu boards and pastry cases at all of its U.S. locations starting June 25, the company announced …

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BuzzFeed Partners CNN for New YouTube Channel

BuzzFeed is accelerating ahead with plans to broaden its presence and storytelling after it partnered with CNN to launch a new YouTube channel that will feature broadcast content specifically designed to be shared across social platforms.<p>In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed COO …

Loop Makes It Easy To Conduct Real-Time Surveys Via iPad

Loop co-founder and CEO Rajit Marwah argued that “surveys and reviews are everywhere” — but they’re often ignored or delayed. With his new startup, on the other hand, Marwah said he’s giving businesses a way to create and conduct those surveys easily and quickly.<p>When a business downloads the Loop …

White House picks Twitter lawyer as Internet privacy officer

Nicole Wong, a respected Silicon Valley attorney with more than a decade of experience in copyright and privacy law, will join the Obama administration.<p>President Obama has picked Nicole Wong, Twitter's legal director, to be the White House's first chief privacy officer, CNET has learned.<p>Wong …

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Social shopping pioneer Modcloth plots mobile strategy for digital fashion

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>I’ve talked with a lot of companies recently about the challenges in making traditional shopping and e-commerce more social, …

Tech Startup Asks Employees to Keep Diet and Exercise Log

Citizen, a mobile tech company in Portland, Ore., has taken its health and wellness programs in an interesting direction. The company encourages its …

Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy

On paper, Frederic Larson is just one data point in five years of U.S. government statistics showing underemployment in dozens of industries and stagnant income growth across the board. The 63-year-old photographer with two children in college was downsized by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2009. …

Why do people who won’t eat without checking Yelp ignore their doctor’s ratings?

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Modella<p>From consumer health sites like ZocDoc and Vitals, to ratings agencies like Consumer Reports,<p>consumers have …

Confirmed: Elsevier Has Bought Mendeley For $69M-$100M To Expand Its Open, Social Education Data Efforts

Educational publisher Elsevier is diving deeper into the world of open and social educational data: it has bought Mendeley, the London/New York-based provider of a platform for academics and organizations to share research and collaborate with others via a social network. The terms of the deal have …

AppMesh, a Mobile-First Customer-Tracking App, Launches

Unless you’re a salesperson who spends a lot of time on the road, you probably don’t give much thought to the software used to track customer leads. …

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