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Apple-designed iBeacon hardware hits FCC: for Apple Stores, developers, or consumers?

On July 4th of this year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made filings public from Apple regarding an Apple-branded piece of iBeacon equipment. The hardware is shown above to be a rounded hub-like device with a USB port and a dedicate on and off switch at the bottom…<p>The documents for …

Webydo Bags $7M To Turn More Designs Into Hosted Websites

Webydo, a software as a service startup that gives web designers the tools to circumvent a more traditional website creation process by excising the need for them to do any manual coding by automatically converting their design into a hosted HTML5 website, has closed a $7 million Series B funding …

A Wearables Startup Playbook

Few sectors have received as much buzz as the wearables market. From fitness bands and anklet baby monitors, to smartwatches and Google Glass, wearables are fun, cool, and cutting-edge.<p>The rise of mobile broadband, commodity sensors, smartphone-based companion apps, virtualized manufacturing and …

Why Asia's Messaging Apps May Be Worth More Than $19b

<i>Thomas Clayton is the CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO.</i><p>It’s clear that the Messaging Age is among us. As Facebook becomes more of a place for parents, potential employers and schools, coaches, etc. to check up on people, young users no …

Success, Reality And The Myth Of “Up And To The Right”

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jeff Richards</i> <i>is a managing partner at</i> <i>GGV Capital</i><i>, a $1.6 billion venture capital firm investing across the US and China. He was on the board of BlueKai and Buddy Media (acquired by Salesforce), and led GGV’s investments in Appirio, HotelTonight and Percolate.</i><p>Despite what many are led …

iPad DJ Launches Lightwave To Provide Wearable, Real-Time Analytics For Events

Wearables are being used by users to measure their activity and provide them with feedback that can help them improve their health. Today, a new startup called Lightwave is using wearable technology to provide analytics around live events for performers and artists.<p>The project was started by Rana …

User interface design in video games

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​The Video-Game People You Should Be Following On Twitter

If you’re into video games, you might also be on Twitter. But sometimes it can seem like there are too many people to follow. So much noise, so …

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Real-Time Mobile Analytics Platform Amplitude Takes On Flurry & Mixpanel

Amplitude, a Y Combinator-backed mobile analytics service aiming to take on the likes of Flurry and Mixpanel by offering advanced features at more competitive prices, is officially making its public debut today ahead of YC’s Demo Day. And the company has actually gone through this process before, …

Philips takes on Apple's iBeacon with lights that send deals to your smartphone

Philips is already one of the biggest names in smart light bulbs, and now it's beginning to test a new unit that could be even smarter. At a retailer in Düsseldorf, Philips is piloting a lighting unit that includes a built-in beacon that can relay location and product information to smartphones. By …

10 of the Best HTML5 Games from 2013

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The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

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Gift Guide: Walk Your Way Into 2014

As a convert to the standing desk lifestyle, I wondered just what I could do to further expand my alternative loafing lifestyle. To that end I brought a desk treadmill into the home, a decision that I have yet to regret. The model I’m trying, the Rebeldesk Rebel Treadmill 1000 (a bold name, to be …

Making your game stand out in brutally-competitive mobile app stores

<b>As part of our mobile games-themed week, we speak with developers who managed to break through the noise of mobile app stores. We'll be updating our</b> …

Decision Modeling and Optimization in Game Design, Part 9: Modular Level Design

The configuration of the level, then, can be seen simply as a graph. Each node in the graph is one room, and its connections to other nodes indicate …

In Rovio And Supercell’s Wake, Finland’s Gaming Scene Sees A Renaissance

Somehow, 2013 marked the year that Helsinki became a global gaming capital in its own right.<p>Maybe it was because Supercell, a humble gaming studio that started back in 2010, blossomed into a $3 billion company in less than a year.<p>Or maybe it was when Rovio announced the two billionth download for …

Infographic: Do Facebook mobile app install ads help retention?

Facebook mobile app install ads have been a huge help in terms of getting users to discover new apps — but how often do those users return after …

World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. …

The Future Of Mobile-Social Could Spell The End For Social Networks

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Keith Teare is the founder of just.me and a partner at Archimedes Labs. He is also the co-founder of TechCrunch. Follow him on Twitter @kteare.</i><p>Because of Google I/O, this was a momentous week for those of us who are watching the rapid transition that is taking place from desktop …

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

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Jarvis Is A Personal Assistant That Goes Beyond Siri To Embrace The Connected Home

If you’re an Iron Man fan, you already know about Jarvis, Tony Stark’s personal assistant (who’s either a human or a virtual AI, depending on how long you’ve been following the comic). Jarvis is the glue that keeps Stark’s business, personal and super hero lives running smoothly. Which is why …

What 14 Popular Websites Used To Look Like

We found the earliest versions of some of the most visited websites today, like Facebook, Google, and The Huffington Post.<p>Here's what the sites looked like then, and what they look like now. Web design has come a long way.

Become A Rock Star From Your Web Browser With GuitarBots

Helsinki, Finland-based Ovelin is in the business of teaching people music using fun, easy games. The company is at Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley this year, demoing their latest game, GuitarBots, which is getting its full official launch after a soft launch earlier this year and a period of public …

Google Now, Donna, Sherpa, And The Rise Of The Smart Personal Assistant App

Mobile personal assistant apps are all the rage these days. First there was Google Now for Android, but over the last several weeks we’ve seen a whole bunch of new apps pop up — apps like Donna, Osito, and Sherpa — all of which seek to make our lives easier by simplifying how we organize our …

Nintendo's Plan To Make The 3DS Stand Out From The iPhone

It feels as though Nintendo's 3DS handheld game system has "arrived." Over the last few months, the library of 3DS games available has reached some …

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Ask A VC: Google Ventures’ Karim Faris On Why Enterprise Security Is Red Hot And More

Google Ventures’ general partner Karim Faris joined us in the studio this week for Ask A VC, where we put VCs in the hot seat.<p>Faris, who focuses on the enterprise and e-commerce investments for the firm, talked specifically about the opportunity in the enterprise security space and why we are …

Is this AI tool right for you? A RAIN{indie} review

<b>How does Rival Theory's free development tool RAIN{indie} stack up? Here's the rundown from the April issue of Game Developer magazine.</b><p>When the Unity …