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Google+ boss Vic Gundotra quits after eight years

<b>The man who created social network Google+ is to leave the company, the search giant has confirmed.</b><p>Vic Gundotra had been at Google since 2007, and was the company's vice-president for social media.<p>While boasting a large number of users, Google+ is still considered to be very much in the shadow of …

Google And Facebook Hedge Against The Data Backlash

It’s fascinating to see Facebook‘s rapid diversification, first into fee-based services, via WhatsApp, and now into virtual reality. Google too is establishing the new American conglomerate, spread across smartphones, medicine, finance, fiber and more. Two companies highly dependent on advertising …

Facebook helped apprehend sexual predator

Federal agents in South Carolina were able to track down and apprehend a sexual predator earlier this year with the help of Facebook, reports South Carolina news outlet <i>The State</i>. Investigators were able to link child pornography found on a hard drive confiscated in Boston to photos on Facebook …

Top Bitcoin exchange explains virtual currency in simple web tutorial

Leading Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has released a new website that provides a simple explanation of what Bitcoin actually is. The site, Bitcoins.com, is essentially a tutorial on the virtual currency, a single unit of which last week reached the price of $1,000 for the first time ever last week. Mt. …

V.me digital wallet goes Nationwide

A "digital wallet" that allows customers to make online purchases without inputting their card details each time has been launched by Nationwide building society.<p>Created in conjunction with Visa, the service – called V.me – allows customers to pre-register their credit and debit cards into the …

Burnout is the consequence of a broken way of work

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>It’s the time of the year where we can start to feel overly stressed by the demands of work, family, and community. But for …

ConnecTV Launches a Vine-Like iPhone app for Sharing TV Clips

Second-screen service ConnectTV has launched a new iPhone app that allows users to clip and share six seconds of video from live television.<p>The app works by detecting which program you’re watching and grabbing footage from the show. You then select a six-second clip, add meme-style text commentary, …

Google+ allowing more users to claim custom URLs this week

Starting this week, many more Google+ users will be able to secure a custom URL that's easier to remember than the lengthy addresses assigned to accounts by default. Google initially began offering custom URLs to brands and celebrities more than a year ago, but now it's opening up the option for …

Google ready to charge into smartwatch fray, Journal says

Google wants to cement its position in wearable technology by taking on both the watch and glass markets.<p>Google has a smartwatch and it could go into mass production within months, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>The Internet search giant is in talks with Asian manufacturers on the production …

You Need A College Degree To Get A Job (And Crushing Debt To Get A Degree)

The September jobs report was a reminder of just how critical it is to have a college degree. Which is itself a reminder of our economy's cruel Catch-22: You have to go into near-permanent debt to get a college degree.<p>Here is that first reminder, in chart form. (Story continues after chart.)<p>As you …

Snapchat Is In Talks To Raise Money At A Whopping $3.6 Billion Valuation

This is coming just months after closing a Series B round of $60 million that valued the company at $800 million.<p>If this funding happens, Snapchat (with 200 million photos being shared daily) will become more valuable than Instagram when Facebook purchased it last year.<p>AllThingsD's sources said t …

Fitbit Force review

I’ve come to a sobering conclusion about myself: I’m not a very active person. Despite maintaining a gym membership and only the best intentions, I still prefer to read, watch TV, and play games. This is precisely why I’ve never invested in a fitness-tracking gadget — if I’m not moving that much, …

Microsoft Is Researching Earbuds That Play Music Based On Your Mood

Stressed during your commute? Time for "Livin' on a Prayer." Or at least it will be if Microsoft develops the headphones one of its researchers is currently working on. Called "Septimu," these new headphones would take your standard earbuds to a whole new level -- by playing music suited to your …

Microsoft's new iOS and Android Remote Desktop apps let you control a PC from a phone

Microsoft is providing a new way for iOS and Android users to access their Windows PCs today. A new Remote Desktop app is now available for both operating systems, letting you simply connect to a Windows PC and control it. While a number of third-party solutions have existed previously, including …

Nexus 5 Makes Brief Google Play Appearance Priced at $349

The Nexus 5 is the worst kept surprise in the tech industry. We’ve seen extensive images of the upcoming Google flagship, it’s been caught on video and now it appears that we have a price for it: $349.<p>That price is for the entry level (16GB) model, according to Google Play. In what is surely a …

How Emotional Marketing Drives Traffic in Social Media Using the emotional fa...

+Denis Labelle wow I didn't even check! But it must be! 50 reshares! I have you to thank for that!<p>+Ashley Adams thank you very much! If you or anyone …

Social Touch raises $10M to help P&G, Coca-Cola, other brands reach Chinese consumers online

Last year, Salesforce acquired Buddy Media for $689 million to become a marketing powerhouse.<p>Social Touch hopes to emulate Buddy Media’s success in China — and just snagged more than $10 million to help brands like Proctor & Gamble, Dell, and Coca-Cola get their message out on China’s social …

About 5.2 Million Poor People Won't Get Insurance Because Their States Resisted Obamacare: Study

<b>Kaiser Health News:</b><p>About 5.2 million poor, uninsured adults will fall into the “coverage gap,” created by 26 states choosing not to expand Medicaid under the federal health law next year, according to a study released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation. (KHN is an editorially independent program …

Twitter Hires Google Advertising Executive As Head Of Retail Ads

J.J. Hirschle, who directed media and entertainment advertising at Google, will be responsible for the team selling advertising products to retail companies, the agency said, citing Will Stickney, a spokesman for Twitter.<p>Hirschle is to start on October 28, the same day Twitter is expected to kick …

Google pushes advertisers to buy ads for all devices

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China Currency Stronger Than Ever Against Dollar

Here’s a short and sweet news item from the markets today: the Chinese yuan is the strongest it’s been against the dollar in 20 years.<p>The yuan is now trading at 6.09, its strongest level since 1993. This currency is on a slow boat to strength. It’s been gaining, steadily, by about 2% to 3% a year. …

Why CEO Pay Is So Out Of Whack

In 1965, America's big companies had a hell of a year. The stock market was booming.<p>Read more on The New Yorker

Stitch Fix Lands $12M to Offer Time-Starved Fashionistas a Style 'Fix'

San Francisco-based startup Stitch Fix just scored a fresh $12 million to help dress today’s busy fashionistas.<p>On Thursday, Stitch Fix announced it closed a $12-million, Series B funding round led by Benchmark Capital. Benchmark general partner Bill Gurley and Marka Hansen, former president of …