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Facebook's Snapchat competitor 'Slingshot' might launch as early as this month

Facebook recently discontinued their standalone Poke and Camera apps for iPhone. They've also launched new apps, like Paper, and separated Messages …

Dropbox Buys Bubbli, Will Integrate The 3D Photo Tech Into Its Photo Service

It looks like Dropbox has made another acquisition today in the photo space: it has acquired Bubbli, a startup that has built some innovative ways of incorporating 3D technology into 2D views, and packaging it in a mobile app for ordinary consumers to use.<p>We’re reaching out to get more details from …

Dubai police use Google Glass to crack down on traffic violators

Applications allow officers to record violators and identify wanted vehicles<p>Police in Dubai have begun using Google Glass as part of an effort to crack down on traffic violations. An official with the emirate's police force confirmed to <i>Gulf News</i> this week that traffic officers are testing the …

Kakao And Daum To Merge, Creating One Of South Korea’s Largest Internet Companies

Kakao Corp and Daum announced today that they will merge through an equity swap, creating a company with a 3.4 trillion won (about $2.9 billion) market capitalization. Kakao is the maker of KakaoTalk, South Korea’s top messaging service, while Daum is one of the country’s largest Internet portals. …

Messaging 2.0 Is Now Over

The second messaging revolution is now quickly coming to a close.<p>With the news today that Korea’s leading messenger KakaoTalk is merging with one of that country’s largest internet portals, Daum Communications, we are witnessing the end of the rise of mobile-focused independent messaging startups …

Samsung Debuts Open Modular Health-Tracking Band and Cloud Platform

Ahead of the upcoming debut of iOS 8, which is expected to include Apple's "Healthbook" health aggregating platform, Samsung has announced its own health tracking platform that envelops both open modular hardware and a cloud storage solution.<p>Called SAMI (Samsung Architecture Multimodal …

WWDC 2014: Apple Debuts iOS 8 – HealthKit, Third-Party Keyboards, HomeKit, and Much More

- Jun 2, 2014<p>Apple officially introduced iOS 8 at their WWDC 2014 Keynote address on Monday. New features for the mobile OS include support for …

8 huge new features in iOS 8 that Apple didn't talk about today

From Wi-Fi calling to a new keyboard for the blind, sometimes the best things are hidden<p>Apple announced iOS 8 with great fanfare today, revealing many new features and a number of significant changes to the platform. Things like HealthKit, new extensibility options, and HomeKit got a lot of …

Canon opens Irista, a Dropbox for photos

Canon has its head in the cloud with Irista, a new online storage service for saving your photos.<p>Irista -- pronounced eye-RIST-ta, I'm reliably informed by a Canon spokesperson -- takes on other cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive or iCloud. Unlike those other services however, it …

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YouTube Co-Founders Split As Hurley Spins Out MixBit And Chen Joins Google Ventures

Consider this the end of an era. After 15 years of working together, first at PayPal and then at YouTube and most recently at incubator Avos Systems, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are headed in different directions.<p>Avos is pivoting, in a sense, and transforming from an incubator …

Sony to Challenge Apple TV With $99 PlayStation TV – Debuts This Fall

- Jun 10, 2014<p>It looks as if another Apple TV competitor will be joining the battle for king of set-top streamers this fall, as Sony is preparing to …

Augmented Reality Augmentation: Blippar Has Bought Layar

Some consolidation — or augmentation, if you will — in the world of augmented reality. Blippar — an image recognition platform used in digital advertising — has acquired Layar, an augmented reality platform used across different applications (from advertising to education) that uses cameras on …

Paper Isn't Catching On, And Facebook Has To Decide What To Do About It

The bigger question: Can the tech giants still make new things?<p>Facebook's mobile reader app Paper — an app that <i>TechCrunch</i> called "years ahead of its time" and <i>The Verge</i> said far surpassed the actual Facebook app — has actually lost users since its launch in February, according the web metrics …