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Marissa Mayer Spent $200 Million Hiring Her Mobile Team

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Now that Marissa Mayer has invested at least $200 million to buy up as much mobile engineering …

Foursquare Just Did A User-Tracking Deal With One Of Facebook's Biggest Ad Partners

The move was expected, as Foursquare had been using an ad sales pitch deck since April that touted check-in targeting and pixel tracking. (Pixel tracking is one way that users are followed on the web by advertisers.)<p>What's interesting about the choice of Turn is that the company is best-known as …

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Concept Twitter redesign brings rich profile pages to the social network

Twitter's website makes it really easy to see updates from the people who you're following — but that's about it. Digging into another person's profile still lands you in a mess of replies, without any clear way to get a sense of what they're up to. Designer Fred Nerby has some ideas for how to …

Apple says iOS 7 will patch exploit that lets rogue chargers install malware

Recently, Georgia Tech researchers discovered an unusual way to attack iOS: a third-party charger with a hidden computer can install malware when an iOS device is plugged in and unlocked. That won't be an issue for much longer, however, as Apple has confirmed that iOS 7 beta 4 and future releases …

Skinny iPad 5 Back Appears Online, Looks Like A Big iPad Mini

While parts of what’s believed to be Apple‘s upcoming iPhone “lite”–the iPhone 5C?–have surfaced on websites for a while and in quite some detail (possibly because the phone may be being made by a different main contractor for Apple), information on the next iPad has been a bit scarce. That just …

BlackBerry begins BBM beta for Android (update: official comment)

Blackberry promised us back at BBLive that we'd see BBM on Android and iOS devices before the end of the summer. Well, we've hit the dog days of August, and while most of those devices are still BBM-free, it appears a select few Androids are finally getting to beta test the app. <i>Blackberry OS</i> …

H&M finally opens US web store

The second largest clothing retailer in the world has just launched its US online store today. H&M has offered online shopping in a handful of European countries, but until today the only way to purchase the brand's ever-popular affordable clothing in the US was from one of the company's nearly 300 …

Spotify, Pandora and the profits problem for streaming music

Streaming music service Spotify reported its financial results for 2012 this week, and they're a useful way to take the pulse of a business model – the combination of ad-supported and subscription-based streaming music – that the music industry is looking to for a revival in its fortunes.<p>Spotify's …

Google Launches Real-Time API For Analytics In Invite-Only Beta

Google today launched the beta of its real-time API for Analytics that will finally allow developers to programmatically take action based on the real-time data they get from Google’s service.<p>Google Analytics launched its real-time reporting two years ago, but until now, it was very hard to take …

Facebook creates guide for domestic violence victims

Facebook and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) teamed up to create a guide on privacy and safety aimed at survivors of abuse. While the guide may be particularly helpful for survivors of domestic violence, dating abuse, cyber-stalking and the like, it is also the clearest, most …

Netflix Has Made It Easier Than Ever to Share Accounts

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Netflix has embraced the fact that something like 10 million people watch Netflix without paying for …

App Developer: No, Making Android Apps Isn't Harder Than iPhone Apps

According to Russell Ivanovic at app developer Shifty Jelly, that's just a story that is continuously repeated by the tech press without much grounding in reality.<p>Russell was prompted to write on the company's blog by a post on Daring Fireball by John Gruber, a noted Apple blogger and iOS app …

Snaptee, The App That Makes Designing And Ordering Custom T-Shirts Easy, Officially Launches With New Editing Features

Snaptee, the custom T-shirt iOS app that we profiled back in February, is launching to the public today with a fresh look and more options, including a women’s tee and upgraded shipping. Snaptee’s first Android app will also be available by the end of this month.<p>The app was created to make …

Apple’s free 20GB iCloud deal with former MobileMe users officially set to expire

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Former paying MobileMe customers: your time of using 20 GB of iCloud storage for free is coming to an end very soon. You knew …

Facebook adds Cover Feed to standard Android app, no Home required

Facebook has announced that a new update of its regular app will include Cover Feed, the company's replacement for Android's lock screen. Explaining the move, Facebook says it's noticed many Facebook Home users have already opted to use Cover Feed while sticking with Android's default app launcher, …

A 'Google Play' version of the Moto X is coming soon

Five major US carriers will sell the new Moto X when it comes out later this year, but those who want a truly pure and unlocked version of Motorola's latest will be glad to hear that Google will be selling the device as well. Yes, there will be a Google Play edition of the Moto X. Like the Google …

LinkedIn poised to report as stock booms

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook may be clawing back, but professional network LinkedIn's stock has been on a tear. For good reason.<p>Unlike Facebook, LinkedIn's largest chunk of revenue comes from subscribers such as recruiters who pay for access to members and data. That's left it immune from scrambling …

BlackBerry opens up private beta for BBM on Android

BlackBerry has started testing out versions of its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) client for Android and iOS with a select group of people, suggesting that the full release for each platform is just around the corner.<p>The company has promised repeatedly to deliver the cross-platform versions of the …

Motorola’s Dennis Woodside on the Moto X and the Future of Google’s Hardware Company (Interview)

In trying to decide where to go after taking the helm at Motorola, Dennis Woodside looked at two factors.<p>First, he took stock of what the iconic …

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iOS 7 Will Immunize iPhones From Bogus Charger Attacks

Ars Technica<p>Apple has patched an obscure vulnerability in its iOS operating system that could have allowed a malicious hacker to install malware on …

Hacker Barnaby Jack dies in San Francisco aged 35

Barnaby Jack, a hacker who was due to present his findings on the security vulnerabilities of implanted medical devices, has died.<p>The San Francisco …

A First Look At Younity, The App That Lets You Access All Your Files All The Time

I went on a vacation to Iceland earlier this year, and took a ton of photos — it’s a beautiful country, and the light there is really unique. But to date, I haven’t showed them off to anyone. That’s because my Iceland photos are on my home computer’s hard drive, and I’ve been too busy (or lazy) to …

Going, going... Chromecast sold out online, but not everywhere

If you've got your hands on Google's red-hot, priced-to-move streaming media stick, the Chromecast, consider yourself among the lucky early adopters. The $35 HDMI device-to-display bridge is currently sold out on all three official online retail outlets -- Best Buy, Amazon and the Google Play store.<p>…

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Google prototyping real-time translation technology with 'near perfect' results

Google is currently prototyping a real-time translation technology that could revolutionize the way people communicate when abroad. Android VP Hugo Barra offered some details on the initiative — which exceeds the scope of Google's current translate services — to <i>The UK Times</i>. "We've got tons of …

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hardware comparisons: More meaningless than ever

The truth is that Sony's RAM requirements should come as no surprise.<p>If you wanted to play games on a less memory-intensive OS, you'd be a PC gamer.

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Nokia: your favorite apps are coming to Windows Phone 8, it's simply a matter of when

Bryan Biniak, VP and General Manager of Global Partner and App Development at Nokia, was in London today for the UK launch of JobLens, so we took the opportunity to sit down with him and talk Windows Phone 8, the basket in which Nokia has entrusted all its eggs. Being Microsoft's brother-in-arms, …

Google Asks Glass Developers To Start Working On Android-Based Apps Ahead Of Glass Development Kit Launch

It looks like Google is about to unleash a new wave of more powerful applications for Google Glass. Currently, Glass developers can only build apps that are essentially web-based services that talk to the user’s hardware through a set of relatively limited APIs. At its I/O developer conference …

Lucky UK Netflix users will get new 'Breaking Bad' episodes right after airing on TV

Netflix has managed to forge a deal with AMC to bring new episodes of hit series <i>Breaking Bad</i> to its streaming video service right after they air on TV — for U.K. subscribers, anyway.<p>This isn’t the first time Netflix has been able to grab fresh content for its international audience. The company …

Apple’s secretive Boston office working on Siri’s speech recognition; perhaps a Nuance replacement?

For a few months, Apple has maintained a secretive office near the MIT campus. Now, Xconomy reports the company has been hiring notable speech recognition talent to use the location as a speech recognition research office.<p>Apple has assembled a small team of notable names in speech technology and is …

Apple's developer center comes back online after weeklong overhaul

While most of you are fixing to shut things down for the weekend, Apple's developer portal is waking up after a weeklong hiatus. If you'll recall, Apple affirmed that its dev center was hacked last week while simultaneously announcing a system overhaul. Now, however, things seem to be back in …