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Get paid for taking surveys with Google Opinion Rewards on iOS

Google believes your opinion is valuable, valuable enough to pay for it. Now available for iOS is Google Opinion Rewards. Previously limited to Android, the app pays users to complete surveys that are 10 questions or less.<p>Google Opinion Rewards users on Android have been asked questions like what …

Autonomous Cars: Navigating the Long Road Ahead

<b>The road trip to self-driving cars is filled with philosophical and technological potholes that are helping engineers build reliable, safe systems.</b><p>At …

Autonomous Vehicle

Opera Buys AdVine To Expand Its Mobile Ad Network In Africa

Opera — the Norway-based company that develops data-compressed web browsers, app storefronts, and other cloud-based services for mobile and other platforms — has made another acquisition to build out Mediaworks, its mobile advertising subsidiary. It has bought AdVine, a mobile ad network based in …

Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness

As we marvel at the gadgets that companies such as Nike, Fitbit, Jawbone and Apple have recently produced and brought to market–gadgets that can record our heart rate, calories expended, and steps taken—one can only think of how this technology could likely be used on a greater scale to help those …

Crowd investing: Could you be backing the next Google?

<b>Investing often used to seem like a closed shop - the preserve of a wealthy, privileged elite keeping business opportunities all to itself.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of Business<p>Ultra HD gives firms clearer picture<p>Translation tech talking business<p>Ukraine's green tech start-ups bloom<p>Recycling …

Investing

This Week Some Japanese Startups Battled It Out At TechCrunch Tokyo

Every year, our sister publication TechCrunch Japan has its own tech conference called TechCrunch Tokyo to bring together local investors and entrepreneurs and to introduce that crowd to some of the more successful startups from the U.S. and Europe. This year, speakers visiting Japan for the event …

Indian Music Startup Saavn Is Giving Away Its Pro Service To Snapdeal Shoppers On Android Devices

Music while you shop? Two prominent startups in India have teamed up to push their respective causes and raise awareness of two nascent industries that could explode as smartphone adoption in the country grows.<p>Streaming service Saavn today announced a partnership with online retail giant Snapdeal. …

These 5 smartwatch uses will make you stop loving your smartphone

Maybe smartphones weren’t such a great idea.<p>As an ideal personal computing device, they may have been doomed from the start. Smartphones, after all, have their roots in a completely different tech paradigm — telephony. The personal computing functions were bolted on over time. That’s why they were …

He Sold 'Draw Something' For ~ $200 Million — Now Dan Porter Is Back With A New Startup

OMGPOP was the maker of Draw Something, one of the first mobile games to go viral. It racked up 1.2 million downloads within its first week and a half. Three months later, Zynga dropped tons of money on it. After the acquisition, users promptly lost interest in the game. Zynga later shut down its …

Startups

RelativeWave Gets Acquired By Google And Starts Giving Its $80 App Design Tool Away For Free

RelativeWave, creators of an $80 “interaction design and prototyping” Mac app called Form, has been acquired by Google. As a result, Form is now free.<p>In case you’ve never used it, Form is a visual editor meant to help designers/developers make visually-functional prototypes of apps without writing …

Yik Yak Is Close To Closing On Roughly $75 Million

Thank the kids in America for turning Yik Yak into the newest technology craze that’s a parental nightmare and an anonymous messaging juggernaut. Only a year after its launch, the app is now close to closing on roughly $75 million in new financing, according to several sources with knowledge of the …

InVision Design and Collaboration Platform Works With Sketch

InVision has announced that its designer tool now fully integrates with Sketch, the Mac-based vector drawing app from Bohemian Coding. Sketch users can sync their Sketch source files directly with InVision, enabling them to reproduce prototypes, gather real-time feedback and collaborate with …

Artificial intelligence is now creating its own magic tricks

You might not have to be a professional magician to come up with clever tricks in the near future. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed artificial intelligence that can create magic tricks (specifically, those based on math) all on its own. Once their program learns the …

VCEMO is crowdfunding a site for streaming virtual reality video

When people finally get their hands on virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift and Samsung’s Gear VR, the first thing they’re going to look for is …

Ex-Nokians Launch Employee Wellness App Wellmo

Born from the ashes of Nokia’s ‘Wellness’ initiative — part of Nokia Research Center, which, by some estimates, helped make the once mobile giant the third largest R&D spender in Europe as recently as 2011 — is Wellmo, another Finnish startup operating in the health and fitness space.<p>Founded by …