Shannon Williams

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Four ex-Skype engineers are desperate to make their messaging app go viral

Fleep allows people to IM each other, and keep files and pinned notes synced across multiple devices. In order to message someone over Fleep, the user needs to enter the recipient's email address or Fleep username.<p>Ultimately, Fleep wants to change the way businesses and individuals communicate. …

Apps

When Will Your Phone Replace Your Keys And Wallet?

When I leave my home, I check that I have three things: keys, wallet, phone. How long will it be until the first two are obsolete? My wallet has only three things I actually need: credit cards, cash, ID. Any American with an iPhone 6 has already obsoleted credit cards, courtesy of Apple Pay . Any …

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

Confused by new no-contract plans? You're not alone

The wireless industry is in the midst of massive change as carriers kill service contracts and eliminate device subsidies.<p>Most of these changes are positive for consumers, who are finding better deals on service plans and devices. The flip side is that the new plans and special offers can be …

Mobile

Why Tech Companies Love The City So Much

According to The Wall Street Journal, Google plans to rent space in what used to be a marine terminal on the shore of the Hudson River. It didn't say when exactly Google's new office will open, as it's still in early discussions.<p>The move is a clear sign of tech companies aggressively expanding in …

New Line of Android Smartphones to Bear Kodak Brand

The forthcoming Kodak phones are designed for an older generation that wants a high-quality but easy-to-use phone.<p>The Kodak brand has lots of positive associations for a certain generation, who remember the company’s pioneering work in film and cameras.<p>Aiming to capitalize on that, a smartphone …

Amazon’s 2014 Holiday Sees Mobile Shopping Approach 60% Of Total Volume

Amazon stuck with its mystery theme for this year’s holiday sales performance review, saying things like “record-breaking” and “record growth” without really talking about actual solid numbers or dollars. The company did reveal some stats that, even surrounded by an obscuring fog of relative terms, …

‘Lizard Squad,’ The Hacker Gang That Shut Down PlayStation Network And Xbox Live For 2 Straight Days, Is Now Reportedly Attacking Tor

While the hacker group offered an explanation for hammering Sony's and Microsoft's game networks with DDoS attacks, the group has not yet stated why they are going after the anonymous communication service.<p>The Tor Project is one of the most popular and effective sites for encrypted communication: …

The Economists Who Studied All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

"If it costs more, does it taste better?" and other financial questions about restaurants that permit unlimited consumption.<p>When I was a kid, the paradox of choice didn't occur to me. I wasn't yet overwhelmed by the "tyranny" of too many options, nor stressed with decision making if more options …