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Samsung's Milk Music will soon cost $4 per month to listen ad-free

You know what they say about all good things in life. Samsung has been offering an ad-free version of its Milk Music service for no charge since launch, but the company has posted a new infographic revealing that Americans will soon have to pay $4 per month for a Premium tier to escape marketers. …

Tresorit Launches Its End-to-End Encrypted File-Sharing Service

Tresorit today officially launched its end-to-end encrypted cloud storage service after emerging from its stealth beta. The startup employs multiple layers of security that make its data extremely difficult to compromise.<p>One key advantage to Tresorit is that it doesn’t have a master key to your …

LinkedIn Hits 300 Million Users

LinkedIn announced this morning that the company now has 300 million registered users worldwide, over half of which come from outside the U.S. Stateside, the site has 100 million members, its says. LinkedIn revealed these and other figures via a company blog post, in addition to laying out its …

HTC taps ex-Samsung exec for marketing muscle

Paul Golden, the former head of marketing for Samsung's mobile division, will serve as an adviser to HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang.<p>HTC is looking for a little of that Samsung Electronics marketing magic.<p>The Taiwanese smartphone maker has hired Paul Golden, the former head of marketing for Samsung's US …

Mobile

Microsoft Xbox One Sales Top 5 Million

One day after Sony posted sales of 7 million for the PlayStation 4, Microsoft has released numbers for its Xbox One console: 5 million in sales.<p>The …

Atari to RollerCoaster Tycoon Fans: "We Are Not Deaf"

"We don’t pretend that we know everything," says Atari SA CEO Frédéric Chesnais after pushback over micro-transactions.<p>You can’t please all of the people all of the time, as Atari is finding out with its new mobile take on RollerCoaster Tycoon.<p>The long-awaited sequel to the classic PC game series …

Tech Retrospect: Google drones and Amazon phones

Miss a few stories this week? We'll bring you up to speed with this rundown of all the tech news.<p>If you're worried about all that information Google knows about you, the notion of Big G buying a company that builds automated, high-altitude drones might raise a few alarms. The company is called …

Virtual Reality

Facebook's Paper App Gets New Legs to Stand On Its Own

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Paper, Facebook's highly-lauded, but little-used "story" app, got a small update on Friday that …

Facebook to share ads based on location history with advertisers -- but won't say when

With Nearby Friends, your location history is private to you and only you -- until the social network decides otherwise. Surprised? Don't be. Facebook is in the advertising business.<p>With its brand-new Nearby Friends feature, Facebook is collecting a log of your travels so that it can one day pass …

Selling

Preact raises $4.6M, launches ‘customer success’ service

Preact really wants you to be successful.<p>The San Francisco cloud-based software startup raised $4.6 million today in an Series A round that Trinity Ventures led. In tandem with the hefty windfall of venture cash, the company also released it’s new software platform that it said uses “leading-edge …

Samsung running out of time against Apple in court

With a little more than a week to go in the month-long patent trial between Apple and Samsung, time is running out quickly. Both sides get 25 hours each to call up, and cross-examine one another's witnesses — and Samsung's running low. By the end of the day the company had a little under four hours …

Hackers Use Heartbleed Bug to Attack 'Major Corporation'

Hackers took advantage of the Heartbleed vulnerability to break into a major corporation’s network, less than a day after the bug was brought to the public’s attention, security experts told The New York Times.<p>Officials with Mandiant, an Alexandria, Va.-based network security firm, said in a blog …

Information Security

Goccia Is the World's Smallest Activity Tracker

It’s time for us to face the facts. Bluetooth is holding wearables back. The new Bluetooth LE standard is certainly a step up from earlier power-hungry versions, but the need for a wireless radio just isn’t practical for many types of wearable categories.<p>G-Wearables’ Kickstarter campaign for the …

Beats Music updated with subscriptions via in-app purchase, Facebook friend search, and a lot more

Beats Music for iOS was updated today to version 1.0.7, but don’t let the minor version number bump fool you: this update has a lot of new stuff, including an entirely new subscription model, packed in.<p>The biggest news in this update is the option to purchase a subscription directly from the iTunes …

Counterforce Protests Tech Using Tech

This embed is invalid<p>Rising income inequality is quickly becoming the most prevalent issue of our century, “the defining challenge of our time,” according to President Obama. Nowhere is this more acute than in San Francisco, where rents growing at 3 times the national average are squeezing out the …

Microsoft Breaks Silence On Xbox One Sales...Sort Of

Yesterday, Sony announced that it had sold 7 million PS4s to consumers, a colossal number any way you look at it. It left us wondering how its chief competitor, Microsoft's Xbox One, was faring — all we had heard was that Microsoft had sold 3 million units in 2013. Well now, we can wonder at least …

How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

You can’t stop Google from scanning your inbox or serving you ads, but you can opt out of receiving personalized ads in Gmail. And you can eliminate one prominent ad banner altogether.<p>Google updated its terms of service this week to clarify the manner in which software automatically scans and …

AdWords

These Headphones are Made Just for Women

We love just about any brand that takes the time to think about what we, as women, really want and need. What will make our lives easier? Better? More fun? And of course, more fashionable? The team over at Skullcandy has been doing just that, and this week released a range of headphones exclusively …

If you ‘like’ General Mills on Facebook, you surrender legal rights - Behind the Storefront - MarketWatch

Bloomberg<p>If you like Cheerios, you may want to keep it to yourself.<p>General Mills<p>/quotes/zigman/227548/delayed /quotes/nls/gis GIS , maker of Lucky …

Fake Peoria mayor Twitter account prompts house raid

Police trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria's mayor have raided a home and seized computers.<p>Three people at the home were taken for questioning, as were two others who were met by police at their workplaces.<p>The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that the …

HMRC 'plans to share tax data with private firms'

<b>Taxpayers' personal data could be shared with private firms under plans drawn up by Revenue & Customs (HMRC).</b><p>If given the go-ahead it would allow HMRC to release anonymous tax data to third parties including companies, researchers and public bodies.<p>But former Conservative minister David Davis told …

A Yelp For Medicine, So Doctors Can Rate Whether Treatments Work

Medical professionals can’t possibly keep up with every new treatment for every disease. Now they can easily gain access to the collective wisdom of their profession.<p>A good doctor keeps up with the latest research and listens closely to patients. But even the best doctor can’t possibly know every …

Dying grandmother uses Oculus Rift to walk outside again

Roberta Firstenberg had long loved walking outside and caring for her garden. However, a hard battle with cancer had weakened her so that going outside was no longer possible. In a bid to give her one more view of the outside world, Roberta's granddaughter Priscilla, an artist, programmed an Oculus …

Google under fire from European media tycoon

<b>The boss of one of Europe's largest media companies has strongly criticised Google in an open letter printed in a German newspaper.</b><p>Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, says his company is afraid of Google and its power.<p>He also asks in the letter, addressed to Google boss Eric Schmidt, …

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