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Twizoo is taking a 12-week US tour to kill Yelp off one city at a time

Twizoo, the app that’s using Twitter’s robust firehose of information to show you where to eat, is launching in 12 new US cities in 12 weeks.<p>Starting today, Chicagoans can join London and San Francisco to search Twizoo for types of food or drinks, or look for restaurants by name. Here’s how the …

10 things we learned from Apple’s 60 Minutes episode

<i>60 Minutes</i> host Charlie Rose took a deep dive into all things Apple in an episode that aired Sunday.<p>Featuring interviews with Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Phil Schiller, Angela Ahrendts and others, the show explored everything from the iPhone’s inner workings and Apple’s manufacturing in China to Cook …

Tim Cook

Microsoft Buys Another Ray Ozzie Company

Every decade or so Microsoft seems to feel the need to buy a Ray Ozzie company. This time it’s Talko, a Boston-based startup dedicated to helping …

Facebook Events improvements make it easier than ever to become a social butterfly

Rather than those that made our lives hell, the Events section on Facebook has been mostly immune to any sweeping advancements. Today, that changes… at least for iOS users.<p>Instead of an uninspired list of events that you probably have no desire attending, you’re met with a nice interface that lets …

Scientists 3D print 'live' blood vessels

Vessels printed from bio ink and cells behave much like the real thing.<p>It's no longer a rare feat to 3D print blood vessels. Printing vessels that act like the real deal, however, has been tricky... until now. Lawrence Livermore researchers have successfully 3D printed blood vessels that deliver …

Facebook Messenger for Business for a better Customer Support

Managing a Facebook Page is a crucial social strategy for many business owners today, and now Facebook wants to make it easier to interact with customers right from their own websites. An update to the Page Plug-in lets businesses add a message box and event information to their page.<p>The new …

Apple TV apps can now use Facebook for logging in

Apple TV is fantastic for playing games or viewing media. When it comes to text entry, the set-top box falls short. Next time you log into an app on your TV, it may be with Facebook.<p>Today, Facebook made an SDK available for Apple TV apps, meaning developers can allow users to authenticate …

Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

Wi-Fi

Snapchat slashes ad prices by $600,000 in a bid to get more advertisers on side

Since its launch on iOS in 2011, Snapchat has amassed more than 100 million users, which is obviously an appealing stat for eyeball-hungry brands. In response this growing demand, the company has now started packaging audiences by themes for advertisers.<p>Yes, Snapchat has popped you in a …

Microsoft has created an iPhone app that's like Tinder for business

Microsoft Garage, the company's "after hours ideas factory," has created a new iPhone app called Forum that applies Tinder's popular "swiping" feature to question-and-answer forums for companies.<p>Employees can submit questions and the app has a "swiping" feature to vote on posts. Users swipe right …

Google is relaunching its struggling social network

After slowly dismantling its struggling social network, the company is relaunching Google+ with a new look and an emphasis on ways to join interest groups, called "Communities," and group posts by topics, called "Collections."<p>Google says that the new site is much simpler and geared towards helping …

Game of Thrones

As Boeing booms, robots rise and job growth lags

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For most of its 100-year history, when Boeing turned out more planes, employment soared and the Seattle-area economy prospered. When the rate of production fell, layoffs followed and the local economy crashed.<p>The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in Chicago, April 24, …

The Pentagon's plan to outsource lethal cyber-weapons

The Pentagon has quietly put out a call for vendors to bid on a contract to develop, execute and manage its new cyber weaponry and defense program. The scope of this nearly half-billion-dollar "help wanted" work order includes counterhacking, as well as developing and deploying lethal cyberattacks …

GoPro Shares Fall Below IPO Price

GoPro is the latest victim of the IP-No market.<p>Shares of the maker of high performance wearable cameras fell below their IPO price of $24 for the …

The $4.5 billion startup Zenefits has lost half of its value after missing sales goals

But a new report by The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler suggests the company may be failing to reach its sales goals and lofty expectations — leading mutual fund investor Fidelity to mark down the value of its investment in the company by nearly half in September, which implies a $2.34 billion …

WSJ: Facebook's Instant Articles aren't bringing in a lot of money

The 20 participating publishers of Facebook's Instant Articles program just aren't getting as much money per post as they do for pieces posted on their own websites. As a result, the social network is now testing new advertising schemes, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. At the moment, each …

Personalized News

Pinterest And Facebook Take Big Data To Another Level

Big data is a critical cornerstone of most social media businesses and Pinterest is no exception. The underlying algorithms that make Pinterest successful and fun — the ones that suggest new pins you might like based on things you’ve liked before, for example — are an example of big data at its …

Social Media

Facebook is testing 'suggested' notifications so you don't miss important interactions

I noticed something odd while browsing Facebook on my phone last night. Some of my notifications were labeled ‘suggested’ and were accompanied by a star to highlight the text.<p>That’s weird. What does a suggested notification even mean? After all, opening up Facebook on the desktop showed me the same …

Here's Notify, Facebook's New Twitter-Like App for Following Publishers

Facebook's new app sends you content notifications from publishers you follow.<p>Facebook is already dominating peoples’ phone time, and now it wants a crack at your lock screen, too.<p>The social network rolled out a new app called “Notify” on Wednesday specifically to send you mobile notifications from …

Social Media

Fidelity wrote down the value of its Snapchat stake by 25%

The only fund manager to invest in the app, Fidelity valued its shares of Snapchat at $30.72 at the end of June and dropped that valuation to $22.91 by the end of September, a 25% decrease in the third quarter, the FT reports using data from investment research firm Morningstar.<p>Fidelity's most …

Venture Capital

Sean Parker on tech industry's 'tricks': 'Social media feeds our narcissism'

Photograph: Kevin Mazur/WireImage<p>Parker says it’s not up to Facebook to think about its impact on society: ‘They should try to be as successful a company as possible - I’m a big shareholder, I’d like that to be the case.’ Parker, right, with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek …

Social Media

Pinterest update lets you search within images for similar items

Pinterest just got what may be the killer feature to catapult the service into an entirely new level of popularity and profit: visual search.<p>Revealed …

Infographics

The man who made 'the world's first personal computer'

<b>When the definitive history of the personal computer is written, familiar and historic names such as Olivetti, Apple, IBM, will all be given recognition for their innovations of the 1960s and 1970s.</b><p>But will future generations remember visionary John Blankenbaker, and his ground-breaking invention, …

Facebook hires the guy behind Roundup, a news app for Android

Facebook has brought on a new software engineer named Lior Gonnen at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters. The hiring is interesting because Gonnen is founder and chief executive of an unpopular, but nonetheless pretty good, news app for Android called Roundup.<p>A Facebook spokesperson confirmed …

Apps

Vivaldi Browser Hits Beta After More Than 2M Downloads

Earlier this year, Opera’s former CEO Jon von Tetzchner launched Vivaldi, a new desktop browser for power users (and those who were unhappy with Opera’s direction after that company’s switch to Google’s rendering engine after von Tetzchner left). Vivaldi has now been downloaded more than 2 million …

Omni Is Cloud Storage For Your Physical Stuff

Omni is trying to find a solution for the problem of shrinking apartments and rising rent in urban areas. The company launched their iOS app in the Apple App Store today, the first full release of a product that has been in the works for a while.<p>Omni has been operating in the San Francisco area for …

Hands-on with Facebook M: the virtual assistant with a (real) human touch

Last week, I received access to the beta version of M, which lives inside Facebook Messenger, through happenstance. (Beta testers can invite other people so long as they live in California.) The service first launched in August to a small subset of users; Facebook says it has a "few thousand" …

Forget Self-Destructing Messages, Buzz’s New App Offers Self-Destructing Connections

Today, there are a variety of apps to choose from if you just want to privately chat with friends or even place phone calls without having to give out your real phone number – for example, Google Voice, Burner, kik, Viber, Whatsapp and others are popular choices. But these apps aren’t fully …