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Spoiler Alert! Are you a Spoiler Nazi?

<i>Anghus Houvouras on spoiler nazis…</i><p>Ironic Sub-Headline: This post contains spoilers.<p>Spoiler Nazi – noun<p>1. A demanding person or persons who employ …

Science Fiction

Mobile apps turn bedroom traders into star professionals

LONDON (Reuters) - When Noa Strijbos picks a financial asset to trade on her smartphone whilst taking her dog for a walk, almost 26,000 people pay close attention.<p>The 30-year-old Dutchwoman is among the top-ranked traders on eToro.com, one of several mobile apps and websites that allow budding …

Investing

The Horror, The Horror: Software's Conversion From Thing To Service

Software acquisition is turning from a purchase into a rental. Every transaction is becoming a “relationship,” and I am looking at this trend with growing alarm.<p>It’s not like we don’t have enough monthly bills. Now, add to the necessities — mortgage, car payments, water, electricity, gas, insurance …

Bill Gates

Everything Wrong With Guardians of the Galaxy

We’ve already seen an Honest Trailer for Marvel’s <b>Guardians of the Galaxy</b> [which you can watch here], and now the film has received the ‘Everything …

London Is Redefining Tech Startups Through Adventurous Capital

London hit an important milestone recently, but you may have missed the news as it emerged with a characteristically British lack of fuss. For the first time, the city’s technology startups attracted in excess of half a billion dollars of VC funding in a single quarter – $646.98 million for the …

Are Emerging Social Networks Right For Your Brand?

<i>Joey Kotkins is the CMO and co-founder of Inside Social. This is an excerpt from Inside Social’s e-book on ecommerce social-selling best practices – a study of 100 top brands.</i><p>We all know social networks are not to dismissed when it comes to modern day marketing, but should your brand even bother …

Livefyre Studio Puts The Company’s Focus On User Generated Content And Social Media Curation

At this point, I should probably stop calling Livefyre a commenting platform.<p>Actually, the company has been expanding beyond comments for a while. It launched its StreamHub product, which included more social media widgets, back in 2012. And it acquired social media curation startup Storify last …

App Store changes ‘Free’ button to ‘Get’, likely due to in-app purchase controversies

Apple has introduced a small but interesting tweak to the way it markets apps on the App Store. As you can see in the screenshot above, non-paid apps are now presented with the word ‘GET’ rather than ‘FREE’. While the reason for the change in how Apple is presenting non-paid apps isn’t clear, it’s …

The Most Popular Passages in Books, According to Kindle Data

Highlights from Pride and Prejudice, The Hunger Games, the Bible—and all of Harry Potter<p>Whether in a crowded library or a dark bedroom, few experiences feel as personal as reading a book. Books are about eye and page, about one human brain in conversation with another.<p>Yet the business of books is …

Snapchat Wants Its Users Who Still Use Third-Party Apps To Give Them Up Already

Having already warned its users that connecting to a third-app gives “a developer, and possibly a criminal” access to their intimate selfies, Snapchat is taking new steps to safeguard their privacy in the wake of hundreds of thousands of ‘snaps’ leaking out last month.<p>The company says it will …

RadarPlays: Super Mario World

The SNES was a great place for Nintendo platformers. From Donkey Kong Country to Kirby Super Star, there was no shortage of quality games ready to …

F1 2013: An instant classic?

It hasn't, by any standards, been a classic year for F1 so far. Sebastian Vettel's on course for a fourth consecutive title, and while the sport …

Digital innovation at Tech City Croydon

Digital entrepreneurship is thriving and doesn't have to be restricted to a few chosen tech hubs. Even in downbeat Croydon, something exciting is …

The World's Top 4 Tech Capitals To Watch (after Silicon Valley and New York)

A handful of tech hubs in the world are working overtime to follow in the footsteps of northern California’s Silicon Valley. Recently Tech & Science scoped out several world cities that are doing their best to earn their own “Silicon (something)” monikers. We took a look at why these cities were …

Google's Tech City Draws Hordes

<b>Google released figures showing that its London adventure is drawing big crowds of tech-minded entrepreneurs.</b><p>The search giant opened its Campus London coworking space one year ago and in that time has come to permanently house over 100 fledgling companies and hosted more than 850 events for 60,000 …