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5 Ways To Use LinkedIn That Aren't About Finding A Job

I’m not going to pretend that you have no idea that most people use LinkedIn for networking and job hunting. But if you think that’s <i>all</i> the “professional” social network is good for, you’re missing the boat.<p>LinkedIn was the 22nd most visited website in the world as of March 2013 (according to …

TouchWiz vs stock Android: five reasons why Samsung does it better

TouchWiz does a lot of things better than stock Android. Sure, some don’t like the bloatware that comes with it, but it’s an easy trade-off for the value that Samsung’s offering adds to your smartphone. Stock Android is nice, but it feels like a bare bones Android skin. The camera features aren’t …

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Google makes Android design decisions using 'jars of emotion'

According to the noted psychologist Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, it takes three positive emotions to balance out a single negative. As <i>Fast Company</i> reports, Fredrickson's findings are at the heart of Google's Android design philosophy. When considering any user interface decision, designers working on …

Qriously Raises $3.5 Million Led By Spark Capital For Its Question-Based Mobile Ad Network

Qriously, the “question network” that’s trying to reinvent the mobile ad, has announced that it’s closed a $3.5 million Series A round led by Spark Capital. Previous backer Accel Partners also participated. This brings the total raised by the London/New York-based company to $5.1 million, having …

BlackBerry Q10 available for pre-order on Verizon, $200 with a two-year contract

For those of you who wouldn't touch a tactile screen if we gave you one, Verizon's just put a smartphone up for pre-order that might be preferable: the Blackberry Q10. Big Red will carry the regular black model and has exclusive dibs on the dapper white Q10 we saw earlier, both of which are on …

Circa App Betting On Mobile-Native News As The Next Media Frontier

The struggle to figure out how social media and smartphones can best fit into the daily news cycle seems never-ending. Considering the torrent of reporting fiascos surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing – most of which centered, as they often do in the age of social media, on erroneous tweets and …

Salesforce.com Offers Replacement To Corporate Intranet And Moves Farther From CRM Roots

Salesforce.com is not solely a CRM company anymore. It’s a CRM company that has its sights on owning the enterprise SaaS stack, well beyond its core sales roots. The latest example comes with Salesforce Company Community (SCC), its social and mobile replacement for the corporate Intranet.<p>The …

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S4 Mini Ahead of June 20 Premiere Event

A little more than a month since the launch of the Galaxy S4, Samsung has unveiled its smaller brother in the form of the Galaxy S4 Mini, a new mid-range Android smartphone with a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display (16:9 aspect ratio).<p>The device is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, alongside …

The Great Gatsby: why has Australia had to wait so long?

Today, finally, Australians will be able to head to the cinema and see Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.<p>I’ve been waiting quite a while for this day. …