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Software will eat the $1.2 trillion apparel industry

Expanding on Mark Andreessen’s observation that “software is eating the world,” Asymco’s Horace Dediu took a close look Thursday at the industry he …

Uber Teams Up With United Airlines, And Your Ride To The Airport Will Never Be The Same

Uber just found a way to curb the guilt of asking friends for a late-night airport pickup -- and also a way to make us loyal to their company until the end. of. time.<p>The taxi, car and rideshare app has teamed up with United Airlines, so now you can book an Uber car right from the United Airlines …

New Google Chrome Experiment Takes You into Space

Google has launched a new Chrome Experiment focused on ISEE-3, a small NASA spacecraft that has roamed the Solar System for 36 years. The craft has now been turned into a ‘citizen science’ project thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.<p>The ISEE-3 is set to pass the Moon tomorrow and to mark this, Google …

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

Internet of Things

10 Ways to Convert More Customers Using Psychology

The more you know about your customers, the better. If you know what makes people tick, the better off your business will be. Having at least a basic …

Customers

The surprising stats on funding in India #500Strong shows up high

CB Insights has a blog post on funding in India. Here are the 3 most surprising facts that I gathered from the post.<p>1. Education and training was the …

The Internet Needs a Better Way to Handle Money. This Startup Has the Key

I just met Greg Brockman a few minutes ago, but I'm already showing him my credit card number. Brockman is the chief technology officer at Stripe, …

Banknet Group invites Alliances, Investments & Partners

<b>We are looking forward to collaborate with major crowdfunding sites willing to work with our large community of entrepreneurs. Contact us at</b> …

Business School

Facebook Acquires India-Based Startup Little Eye Labs

Facebook has acquired Little Eye Labs, an India-based startup that tracks and optimizes the performance of Android-based mobile apps. The entire team will move from India to work at Facebook’s Menlo Park, Calif.-based headquarters, where the team will “help improve performance of [Facebook’s] …

Microsoft Hotline Helps Entrepreneurs in India Build Tech Startups

Microsoft has offered tech support by phone for decades, from guiding business customers through a tricky Windows installation to making sure …

Facebook experiment proves that social networks can alter your mood

Before you begin stalking a frenemy's tragic life on Facebook to feel a sense of schadenfreude, know this: that depression could rub off on you. At least that's the conclusion Facebook's researches came up with when they turned 689,000 users into guinea pigs for seven days, gaming what they could …

Dailymotion bets on Scality for storing petabytes of video data

<i>Disclosure: BPIFrance paid for my hotel and airfare to France. Jérôme Lecat was one of the instigators of the trip. Our coverage remains objective.</i><p>Software-defined storage company Scality has signed a big deal with video site Dailymotion, VentureBeat has learned.<p>DailyMotion will be using Scality’s …

Amazon's big bet: How a smartphone intensifies war with Apple, Google

The online retailer treads into new territory that will test its strategy of selling products at cost.<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is rolling the dice once more with his riskiest wager yet.<p>When the Seattle e-commerce giant introduces its smartphone -- which is widely expected to happen at a company-hosted …

Mobile

Google Marks D-Day's 70th Anniversary with Online Exhibit

Google has released a new collection as part of its Cultural Institute to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.<p>The exhibit features a staggering 470 documents and images, including a copy of the prayer Franklin D. Roosevelt gave on D-Day, a top secret progress report from General …

As Pinterest and Instagram Soar, Curalate Gets $8.6 Million to Help Brands Capitalize

The visual Web is here to stay, and investors are lining up to get their piece.<p>It’s hard to visit any social network these days and not think that photos and images are taking over the Web.<p>For any brand or retailer, that realization comes with both a challenge and an opportunity: How do you know …

No Need for Companion Apps – Apple’s HealthKit Natively Supports Some Bluetooth Accessories

Apple’s new HealthKit platform, and the accompanying Health app in iOS 8 will not only store and share health data from third-party apps, HealthKit …

Apple’s Home Automation Success Rests With Hardware Evangelism

At its WWDC conference this week, Apple unveiled a scaffolding of sorts that allows developers to control smart home devices like light switches, thermostats, garage doors and more. This is called HomeKit, and it promises to be flexible and powerful — but its success will lie in hardware …

Close to half of all U.S. households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu Plus

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Twin Design / Shutterstock.com<p>Survey says: we are a Netflix (S NFLX) nation.<p>Forty-seven percent of all U.S. households …

Virtual reality is going to make everyone sick — including companies that dump billions into it

When my kids and I walked into a coffee shop one sunny day last month, we were greeted by a row of tables holding laptops with gaming demos.<p>My son gravitated toward the biggest display, a huge TV screen with a giant, face-obscuring set of goggles set in front of it. This was the Oculus Rift, the …

Medicine's Big Problem with Big Data: Information Hoarding

Information that may offer medical insights has been locked away in the filing cabinets of doctors' offices.<p>Researchers at IBM, Berg Pharma, Memorial Sloan Kettering, UC Berkeley and other institutions are exploring how artificial intelligence and big data can be used to develop better treatments …

Instead Of Giving Google Your Data For Free, Now You Can Donate It For Good

The GoodData is a co-op that aims to allow people to take control of their data and harness what it’s worth–for a good cause.<p>The Internet knows everything about you: where you shop, what you like, your age, race, the sex stuff. The Internet also knows how to make money from what it knows. Every …

Brokerage

Twitter Is Killing Itself In Order To Grow And Please Wall Street

In case you missed it, Twitter (TWTR) is having big problems as a public company.<p>They don’t have a problem with their core product. Its users seem to adore it. And it’s not a problem with making ad money from it. All indications are that that’s going swimmingly.<p>The problem is that its executives …

Kickstarter backers get nothing from Oculus sale

Venture capital firms Spark Capital and Matrix Partners made a 2,000 percent return on their early investments in Oculus VR Inc., the virtual-reality company acquired last week by Facebook for $2.3 billion. It's a potent reminder of how profitable a timely bet on a startup can be. Nine thousand …

The Mythical 'Map Of The Internet 2.0' Is Even Better Than The First

Amateur graphic designer Martin Vargic has put together the second version of his "Map of the Internet," and not surprisingly, it's even better than the first.<p>His original map, put together using Photoshop along with data from Alexa, featured websites as different countries within different …

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon/Gigaom<p>Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of …

WhatsApp is Different

It has been over a week since Facebook announced its intentions to buy WhatsApp for about $19 billion (all told.) The news obviously generated a lot …

Google launches Android Wear: A new project to bring Android to wearables like smartwatches

Google has officially launched Android Wear, an initiative to extend the Android operating system to wearable tech.<p>Google says Android Wear devices will launch “later this year” and claims to be working with “Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola, and Samsung” on devices. Interestingly, Google announced that …

Holland says yes to the network-agnostic SIM card

Advertisement<p>24 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Albert Lozano<p>Regulators in Netherlands this week opened the door for any company — whether Apple, Audi …

Wipro to Offer Advanced Connected Car Services UsingAgnik’s Big Data Analytics Products

BANGALORE, India & EAST BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Feb 20, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wipro Ltd. WIT, +1.54% a leading global Information Technology, …