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Why Are Israeli Startups Leading The Tech World?

Cross-pollination between military and civilian technologies fuels a fast-moving industry.<p>People lined both sides of Boylston Street, rounds of cheers going up as runners approached the end of the 2013 Boston marathon. Then white smoke plumed. Windows splintered. Fifteen seconds later, another …

Cybersecurity

The One User Virality Test Every Mobile App Should Run

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Is your app good enough to go viral? This was the question haunting founder Aaron Patzer when he …

Blue skies ahead for mobile retail app with $10 million in sales – here’s how they did it

Online shopping app Bluesky had announced it has reached retail sales of over $10 million, with the app reaching 210,000 shoppers and hosting over …

Apple reportedly snaps up social maps app Spotsetter

Last year, Apple bought a string of companies in an effort to better its rather unpopular Maps app, and it looks like Cupertino isn't quite done yet. According to TechCrunch, the company has also snapped up social maps app Spotsetter in a deal that's a lot more low-key that its Beats acquisition. …

Walgreens & Walmart testing iBeacons, Motorola Solutions launches iBeacon marketing platform

Walgreens-owned drugstore chain Duane Reade announced today that it’s updating its iPhone app with support for iBeacons it recently installed in 10 of its New York city locations. It and Walmart are just two of the latest big name chains said to be testing the technology, while Motorola Solutions …

Heartbleed Helper: LogmeOnce Creates and Stores Clever Passwords

The Heartbleed Bug caused a password-changing frenzy and spiked cyber-security fears. For some with automatic logins, Heartbleed probably forced them …

Shopping: Is there an app for that?

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Ramneek Bhasin, VP & GM, Product and Mobile, TheFind.</i><p>Our fascination with the smartphone is in full swing. We now live in a world where more phones are activated daily than there are babies born, and they seem to be just as demanding. We check our phones every six …

FireChat lets you text friends, even without a signal

FireChat sounds fairly conventional from the get-go.<p>It's a new iPhone app that lets you chat and share photos with nearby users — anonymously, if you so choose. But instead of relying on global positioning or cell tower triangulation to plot you and others on a map, FireChat relies on Bluetooth and …

Yelp opens beta tester program for next Android app, uses Google+ to control access

Yelp wants your help testing out their next Android app update. Before releasing their next update to their Android app in the Google Play Store, Yelp has opened a beta test program. Beta testers will need to request access to the Yelp Android Beta Testers community on Google+ to get started, then …

When Founders And Investors Split Over An Acquisition Offer

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tomio Geron is head of content at startup</i> <i>Exitround</i><i>. This is part of a series of posts on the tech M&A market. Follow him on Twitter @tomiogeron.</i><p>For one founder who recently sold his startup, it was the culmination of a long journey. At the same time, the founder, who spoke to me on …

Facebook bought WhatsApp for its global reach—except in the world’s biggest mobile market

Facebook just placed a $19 billion bet on the mobile messaging service WhatsApp, which has grown to a staggering 450 million monthly users in only a few years—many of them in fast-growing international markets like India, Brazil, and Mexico. But there’s one market where WhatsApp has failed to make …

Google Starts Making The New Google Maps The Default For Everybody

After just under a year in preview, Google today announced that it is now rolling out the new Google Maps to all of its users as the default option.<p>Since Google announced the new version of Maps at its I/O developer conference last year, users were able to switch between the two versions. Still, …

China Is Developing A Nationwide Mobile Payments Infrastructure

<i>Welcome to our new Payments Insider newsletter, a morning email with the top news and analysis on the digital payments industry, produced by BI Intelligence.</i><p><i>Click here to sign up for Payments Insider today, and receive it every morning in your inbox.</i><p><b>THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHES A MOBILE</b> …

Microsoft Ventures Paris Showcases 9 Startups At Its Demo Day

Today at the Palais des Congrès, Microsoft held its first demo day in front of investors and journalists. Investors in the room included well-known business angels, such as Xavier Niel, Marc Simoncini and Jacques Antoine Granjon — they took the stage for a short panel and gave advice to the startup …

The Best Home Improvement Websites and Apps

Renovations can be grueling. But a new crop of digital tools helps contain the chaos and keep things sane. See the latest and best home improvement websites and apps to check out or download.<p><b>Websites</b><p>While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved …

Apps

Humin Offers a More Human Way to Manage your Contacts

The contacts app that ships with iOS is a pretty straightforward affair that doesn’t offer much more than the handwritten address books we used to keep next to our landline phones. Humin is a new app that will be launching in beta this week that aims to be a smarter way for iPhone users to manage …

Yelp's growth spurred by smartphones, CEO says

Yelp, the service for online restaurant and local business reviews, said the booming rise in smartphones is a key part to its international growth.<p>"We're seeing close to 50 percent of both traffic and ad impression opportunities on mobile. It's become a huge part of our business," Yelp Chief …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

6 Killer Travel Apps For Jetsetters

It's that wonderful time of year again — when you start planning one (or more) of those amazing trips you'll take in the coming months. To help get you on your way, we've gathered six of the best travel guide apps out there. They'll all help you narrow down where to go and, once you've picked a …

Overwhelmed By Your App Options? Try These 10 Must Have Apps For 2014

In 2009, Apple trademarked their catchphrase, “there’s an app for that.” Little did we know how true that would turn out to be. Nowadays there really is an app for everything. There are finance apps, game apps, reading apps, cooking apps, every kind of app you can imagine. You can deposit checks …

Sprint’s Framily plan isn’t Amway, but it’s a distant cousin of multilevel marketing

Since writing my post about Sprint’s interesting spin on the family plan on Tuesday, I’ve received a bunch of comments about how similar Sprint’s(s …

Global spending on tech will fall this year because there’s nothing new to buy

The great rush for smartphones and tablets in the mature markets of the western world is over.<p>According to numbers from Steve Koenig of the Consumer Electronics Association, an industry body, global spending on technology devices such as smartphones, tablets and cameras, TVs, game consoles and the …

You know smartwatches have arrived because they finally have their own app store

This morning we told you that 2014 would be the year of the smartwatch. Now Pebble has basically guaranteed it.<p>As expected, the company’s major CES announcement unveiled a Pebble app store, as well as presenting a new, high-end model of its smartwatch. The original will still be sold, but Pebble …

Speedy Translation Service OneHourTranslation Raises $10 Million Series A

الترجمة من الصعب. La traducción es importante. Getting something translated quickly is easy (but results in a poor quality translation) and getting it translated well takes time. That’s where OneHourTranslation comes in. They’ve created a crowdsourced-style system to translate documents quickly and …

Path Adds New Message Delete Option

Mobile social network Path has updated its iOS app with a new ‘clear message’ option that lets users delete private messages that they have shared on the service.<p>The option to delete messages is frankly a glaring omission. Path says that the new addition is its “number one most requested” feature, …

15 best free Android apps of 2018!

Android’s biggest strength is its app ecosystem. There are a digital ton of Android apps. People downloaded them billions of times. Some of them cost money and some of them don’t. Usually, the best apps will cost you a few bucks. However, there are plenty of amazing options that don’t cost you …

Apps

Apple buys iPhone camera app SnappyCam - and gets Australian algorithms whiz

Apple has bought Snappy Labs, whose founder - and sole employee - John Papandriopoulos rewrote the JPEG algorithm to create a super-fast camera app able to take full-resolution photos at up to 20 frames per second, putting it on a par with professional "burst shoot" systems.<p>The acquisition of …

Money-burning taxi apps go to war in China

Taxi-booking apps experienced booming development in the past year. Investors are still bullish on the taxi app market and continue to invest heavily in the sector, despite the facts that the sprawling growth of the industry is highly dependent on capital injections and none of the leading …