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13 Short Hair Ideas From Latina Celebs!

Our favorite Latina celebs know how to rock just about any hairstyle — and always look hot doing it. Take a peek at who we think makes the cut.

What It Means When Law Firms And Startups Give Away Legal Documents

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Daniel Doktori is an associate in the New York startup practice at WilmerHale, a law firm, and the co-founder of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project.</i><p>Over the past five years, law firms in Silicon Valley, New York and Boston have put online – for free – the documents that startups …

The Top 10 Pricing Mistakes Companies Are Making

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Per Sjofors is CEO of Stratinis.</i><p>Price strategy is emerging as a critical path for companies to increase their competitive advantage and bottom line. Many companies have spent years achieving gains through cost cutting, outsourcing, process re-engineering and adoption of innovative …

Mobile App Download Volumes Hit Record High In November

Downtime from work and other responsibilities over the Thanksgiving break here in the U.S. saw consumers downloading applications in record numbers, according to a new report out this morning from mobile marketers Fiksu. The firm says its “App Store Competitive Index,” which tracks the aggregate …

On Comcast? Buy Your Own Modem.

Is your New Year’s resolution to save money? Here.<p>Comcast just raised their modem rental fees from $8 to $10, because apparently charging you too much for a modem costs more than it used to.<p>If you’re on Comcast and don’t own your modem, you’re throwing away roughly $120 a year for no reason.<p>I did a …

Here’s How Chat Apps Are Becoming As Important As Social Media For Brands

A number of top pundits are predicting that messaging apps will become ‘the new social media’ in 2015, and here’s some evidence to support that theory from Line, the chat app from Japan with over 500 million registered users and 170 million monthly actives.<p>Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney released …

Details Unveiled For Twitter’s Native Video Player To Rival YouTube? [Update]

<b>Update</b>: A Twitter spokesperson tells us that the FAQ and terms are in reference to promoted video services for Amplify users, not the new video player that it plans to launch for consumers in the first half of 2015. Another spokesperson says there is nothing new to share at this time. Original …

How Many Millions Should I Take From My Startup?

<i>Dear Danny, I am a young founder currently finishing a fundraising process and have multiple term sheets at absurd valuations with no expectation of offering board seats. I am trying to find ways to distinguish between these offers, and I recently heard that some of my best friends are using VCs</i> …

Social Cloud Storage Platform Hive.im Raises $500,000 In Seed Funding

The cloud storage business is already crowded, with leading competitors including Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Box, and OneDrive. Hive.im, which just came out of beta, is one of the latest entrants in the space, but it hopes to stand out by turning cloud storage into a social experience. In other …

Yahoo Aviate Can Now Search For Apps, Contacts And The Web – Without Launching A Browser

Aviate, the mobile homescreen application Yahoo acquired at the beginning of the year, has today received a notable update that will allow Android smartphone owners to search for contacts or apps installed on their device, or search across the web, all from a single interface. The web search is …

65 of the Best iOS Apps From 2014

Another year, another great set of new apps that hit the iOS store. As you unwrap your new iPhone or iPad, get these apps installed on your new device!<p>More of an Android person? Check out 60 of the best Android apps launched in 2014.<p>Productivity<p>Workflow<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>Hot off the …

Facebook makes it easier to ignore people and pages

Facebook is giving its users more control over the posts and people they see most in their news feeds.<p>On Friday, the company announced new filters in Settings that show the people, pages and groups you follow that posted the most in the past week, along with a summary. If you "unfollow" someone in …

Think you know the Web? Let's find out

Sure, everyone reading this uses the Internet. But how much do you really know about it?<p>The Pew Research Center wanted to find out. This week, Pew released the results of a survey seeking to see just how much Internet users know about the Web and the people, tools and technology that make it …

'Planet of the Apes' comes alive with motion capture - CNN.com

<i>The Art of Movement is a monthly show that highlights the most significant innovations in science and technology that are helping shape our modern world.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- He's the face of motion-capture performance.<p>Whether it's as the nefarious and rather grotesque "Gollum," Tintin's beloved best friend and …

New smartphone app promises easy eye testing worldwide

The team behind a smartphone-based portable eye examination kit have just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for new innovation.<p>Peek comprises a smartphone app and low-cost adaptor that enables professional eye examinations anywhere in the world. Developed by a team of eye care …

The 'Serial' podcast: By the numbers

The podcast "Serial" is wrapping up its first season on Thursday as a bona fide success.<p>Since its debut in the fall, the podcast has captured the attention of millions of listeners as it unraveled the story of a young woman's murder in Baltimore in 1999. According to CNN Money, it's become so …

Digital wallets and vein scanners: How we'll pay for things in the future

Future Finance showcases future trends related to the global financial system.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> How did you pay for your coffee this morning?<p>If you're in San Francisco, perhaps you waved your smartphone over a payment terminal; if in London, maybe you momentarily tapped your funky-looking wristband on it; if …

Adorable dog gets 3-D printed legs - CNN Video

'Foodini' machine lets you print edible burgers, pizza, chocolate

<b>(CNN) —</b> As further proof that you can now 3D-print anything, a company called Natural Machines has introduced a 3D printer for food.<p>The "Foodini," as it's called, isn't too different from a regular 3D printer, but instead of printing with plastics, it deploys edible ingredients squeezed out of …

Greylock Hires Former Facebook Product Designer Bobby Goodlatte As Investor And Designer-In-Residence

Over the past few years, the role of design has become increasingly important to startups, as they try to optimize their products and appeal to new users. It’s also becoming clear in the venture capital world, where more firms are investing in design talent to help with their portfolio …

Everest, The Peter Thiel-Backed App For Achieving Your Dreams, Shuts Down

Everest, a Peter Thiel-backed mobile startup that launched an app last year to help you “achieve your dreams,” is shutting down. The company had raised $2.2 million over three rounds, according to data from CrunchBase, but failed to attract enough users in order to justify the expense of running …

Redfin Raises $70.9M To Expand Into New Markets

Online-centric real estate brokerage Redfin today announced that it has raised an additional $70.9 million in an effort to expand into new markets. The round was led by two large institutional investors, Wellington Management and Glynn Capital Management, with participation by Priceline chairman …

UPDATE: Why Retailers Must (But Won’t) Succeed In Introducing Mobile Payment Systems

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Catherine Tucker</i> <i>is a marketing professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management.</i><p>In the digital age, it’s critical for retailers to collect and manage customer data. This information is the key to providing personalization for any kind of shopping experience, as it allows retailers to …

Stichy Makes It Easier For Groups To Curate And Share Mobile Media

Rumr Inc, a mobile messaging focused startup which last year raised an $800,000 seed, led by Khosla Ventures‘ Ben Ling, to fund a series of projects, has now launched its third app — called Stichy — this one focused on sharing multimedia content within groups.<p>Rumr’s founder is James Jerlecki, who …

Flickr Removes Creative Commons Images From Its Wall Art Program Following Backlash

Last month, Flickr expanded its Wall Art print service to include images from the photo-sharing site’s professional artists as well as images licensed for commercial use through Creative Commons. The project was originally intended to allow photographers profit from the sale of images made into …

Rothenberg Ventures Opens Virtual Reality Accelerator Offering 10 Startups $100K And A Clubhouse

“2015 will be the year of virtual reality” says investor Mike Rothenberg. But fragmentation in the nascent industry means VR hardware, software, and content startups need to team up for demos. So Rothenberg Ventures today launched a VR accelerator called River to provide a shared office and …

SoundCloud Launches Collection, A Customizable Home Base For Users

SoundCloud’s home page stream isn’t always the most conducive to browsing and discovery, so the company is launching a new alternate home base for its users with ‘Collection,’ a way to follow artists, build playlists and like content for a personalized view and playback experience.<p>It’s a relatively …

Cord Project Launches Voice Messaging App That Borrows The Good Parts Of Texting

With the Cord Project, a pair of former Googlers are aiming to encourage people to use their smartphones for something a little unusual — talking to other people. You know, with your voice.<p>Now, the obvious question here is, “Uh, can’t I already do that with my phone? Isn’t that, like, the whole …

Flashgap Is A Time-Delayed Photo-Sharing App Inspired By ‘The Hangover’ Movie

Just a few years ago, the ‘real-time web’ used to be a <i>thing</i>. But, nowadays, almost everything online seems to happen instantaneously, not least when sharing photos. That, of course, has its own advantages — such as breaking news on Twitter — but, at the same time, we lose the fun that comes with …

TodayTix Stages A Mobile Coup Of The $50 Billion Theater Ticket Business

Concerts! Sports! Theater? Event startups have largely ignored musicals and plays but the fact is they’re an enormous business driven by high-spending theater<p>addicts“whales”. That’s why TodayTix built an app for them, and now that it’s selling 2% to 3% of tickets for most Broadway shows in New York …