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CONFIRMED: Xiaomi hiring ex-Android VP Hugo Barra, starts new job in October

Xiaomi co-founder and president Lin Bin has just confirmed the big rumor swirling around the tech scene in the US and China this morning – Hugo …

Employment

Consumers are ready for a complete mobile health solution

From wearable fitness-trackers to sleep-monitoring applications, mobile is the place to go for those looking to improve their health and well-being.<p>But the persistent lack of interoperability among today’s leading and emerging mobile health technologies has resulted in widespread frustration.<p>With …

10 Steps to Building a Top-Selling App

Chad Mureta was in a car accident two years ago. During a lengthy recovery in the hospital, a friend gave him an article about the app market. …

Don't Miss These 25 Digital Media Resources

Here at <i>Mashable</i>, we understand that it's difficult to keep up with the latest in tech news. I mean, after all, <i>Sharknado</i> aired this week (that's a …

Why Behavior Change Apps Fail To Change Behavior

<i>Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. Follow him @nireyal.</i><p>Imagine walking into a busy mall when someone approaches you with an open hand. “Would you have some coins to take the bus, please?” he asks. But in this case, the …

How to Lock Down Facebook Privacy

Facebook privacy settings are complex and, to make things more difficult, they change on a regular basis.<p>We explored how to lock down your Facebook …

Watch the SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Hover and Land

SpaceX has released video footage of its Grasshopper rocket's latest test flight — and as you'll see, the reusable vehicle is reaching new heights, …

Chinese Angels Becoming More Savvy and VC/PE Cooling down in 2012: ZhenFund

ZhenFund, the angel investment fund founded by angel investor Xu Xiaoping and later joined by Sequoia Capital China, unveiled its findings on China’s …

3 Motivational Mind Tricks Designed To Power Progress

What building a Lego figurine, frequenting coffee shops, and “deliberate practice” teach us about completing the task at hand–happily.<p>Progress is untapped power. It fuels our motivation and performance like no other incentive yet is broadly overlooked by managers.<p>To gain that integral sense of …

How I Learned To Build Products People Care About

By Nate Kontny5 minute Read<p>On August 23rd, 2011, I was sitting on the concrete in the Y Combinator parking lot, trying to find some space to be alone …

Automation Is The Driving Theme In Six Cloud Startup Presentations At GigaOM Structure

I am here at the GigaOm Structure conference where this morning, six startups presented before a three-judge panel of venture capitalists: Luis Robles, a partner with Sequoia Capital; Bipul Sinha, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners; and Ann Winblad, managing director of Hummer Winblad Venture …

MakerBot and Partners Want to Put a 3D Printer in Every American Classroom

Back in October, at Tech Cocktail Celebrate, MakerBot co-founder and CEO Bre Pettis informally announced his dream of putting a 3D printer in every …

Instagram Video Vs. Vine: What’s The Difference?

Instagram just launched video functionality. Glorious, 15-second, editable video functionality. Complete with image stabilization.<p>So what does this mean for Vine? In the end, the competition should give users plenty to be excited about, whether you’re a Vine loyalist or an Instagrammaholic. And …

Sources: Microsoft Is Paying Developers Up To $100,000 To Write Windows Phone 8 Apps

The company right now has an offer to pay $100 for any app that gets published in the Windows store by the end of the month. But there's a cap: up to $2,000 per developer.<p>Word is that Microsoft is offering some developers way more than that, as much $100,000 to bring their apps to Windows Phone 8. …

Windows Phone

Post $25M Funding, Russian Startup Ostrovok Slashes Staff To Aim For Break-Even

It was only in March that one of Russia’s hottest startups — hotels booking service Ostrovok.ru – raised $25 million in a Series B round led by billionaire investor Yuri Milner. We said at the time that this market is very capital-intensive, especially in a market like Russia.<p>But today we learn …

iWatch? iRing? Here Comes a Brand-New Chinese Smartphone Maker With Some Neat Wearable Tech

We’ve seen a lot of Chinese companies leaping on Android to make their debut as phone hardware makers in the past year. Apparently there’s still room …

Wearable Tech

Why Copying Is Fucking Awesome And Innovation Is Truly Overrated

Frankly, when I hear that one startup has copied another startup, I really don’t care (give me the numbers, show me the traction). People complain …

Startups

Top 10 Tips from 10×10 for Entrepreneurs

Many of the usual faces from Beijing’s startup scene came out to 10×10 at Orange Labs, an open event targeted at Chinaccelerator‘s fresh round of …

Entrepreneurship

Thai Startup Builk Attacks One Of The Biggest Industries In The World: Construction

You probably have no idea how big the construction industry is, do you? Check it out. This year, it was a $7.2 trillion industry. By 2020, it will …

Construction Industry