Simon Westgate

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Why two music industry execs quit their jobs to start a wildly popular food site

About a dish at the Smith, a New American restaurant with multiple locations in New York City, Infatuation cofounder Andrew Steinthal writes:<p>"Behold, the dessert you cannot leave without getting. That's a s'mores, deconstructed in a jar in layers of chocolate mousse and graham cracker crumble, with …

Speechless: Emoji is UK’s fastest-growing language

Emoji is the fastest growing form of communication in the UK and is evolving more rapidly than ancient languages such as hieroglyphics, a leading linguist says.<p>The visual form of communication is used by smartphone and social media users to illustrate their emotions.<p>Over the past 10 years social …

Why Tweets Are About to Dominate Your Google Searches

On Tuesday, Google announced that it is partnering with Twitter to make tweets searchable on mobile devices. The new feature will become available on …

Karma is like a Klout score for your personal reputation

Real life would be so much easier with a built-in feedback system. Is this guy a jerk? Can I leave my s’more-flavored Oreos around my new girlfriend without fear of theft? You know, questions you’d like to know the answer to, but without all that actual interaction.<p>Enter Karma.<p>Karma aims to do for …

Google Maps app suddenly shows up on an Android Wear watch

After updating his phone to Google Maps version 9.9, an <i>Android Central</i> writer made a surprising discovery: a near-fully functional Google Maps app had suddenly appeared on his Wear watch as well. The app reportedly works much like the standard mobile phone or tablet version (ie pinch to zoom, swipe …

Google rebrands Webmaster Tools as ‘Google Search Console’ to target ‘everyone who cares about Search’

Google is rebranding its Webmaster Tools product as the Internet giant looks to be more inclusive of “everyone who cares about Search.”<p>For the past decade or so, Google has offered Webmaster Tools as a free service for website owners to analyze their site’s indexing and presence in Google Search. …