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How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasn’t had much time to himself.<p>On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon Valley Palantir’s lean 45-year-old chief executive, with a top-heavy mop of frazzled hair, hikes the grassy hills around …

What Google's Chromecast Has That All the Other Web-to-TV Devices Don't

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google today announced a new Internet-to-television device, a well-developed area of technology that …

The Datafication of Human Resources

A new buzzword has hit the business world: Datafication – turning an existing business into a “data business.”<p>Think about it this way: Facebook has “datafied” our friend network. Google has “datafied” our search and information retrieval. LinkedIn has “datafied” our professional connections. …

Red Hot Dating App Tinder Officially Arrives On Android, Begins Hooking Up With Big Media

The Digital Dating World has seen its fair share of companies come and go over the years, and few have been able to give the usual suspects, like eHarmony, Match.com and OkCupid, a run for their respective monies. However, since bursting onto the scene in October of last year, Tinder has been …

Gigaom | Yup, Facebook is working on a Flipboard-like mobile news reader: Report

Advertisement<p>Rumors that Facebook (s FB) is working on a news-reading product gained more ground Sunday night when the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported …

In The Crowded World Of Health And Fitness Tracking, Winners Are Slow To Emerge

Trying to keep track of your sleep? There’s an app for that. Need a handheld coach to help you make better food choices? There’s an app for that. Want to record and measure workouts and fitness goals? There’s definitely an app for that.<p>In fact, there are probably a few thousand apps for that, not …

Why the Facebook innovation machine doesn’t work on mobile devices

Facebook’s future depends on succeeding on mobile phones, as questions about Facebook Home at the company’s shareholder meeting once again made clear. Whatever Facebook says about the product now, they sold Home hard, and it has not lived up to its billing.<p>There’s a simple, almost mechanical reason …

Mobile Devices

When Your Data Is Currency, What Does Your Privacy Cost?

There was considerable mouth-dropping from publications such as <i>The New York Times</i> at initial reports this week that NSA programs are gathering both telephone records and information gleaned from large tech companies like Google and Microsoft. But as those reports have settled in, reactions have …

Google May Have Won the Waze War

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Popular mapping-app Waze has been a hot commodity in the tech world recently, fetching offers from …

Amazon to develop five of its original TV show pilots into full series

In its quest to become a formidable streaming video service, Amazon is pushing ahead on production of five original TV shows, the company announced today.<p>Back in April, Amazon released pilots for 14 original shows it had commissioned, which were a mix of comedies and children’s programming. The …

Internet Trends report shows a surge in sharing, mobile overtaking PCs

Mary Meeker's Internet Report is often considered a technology bellwether, and it's certainly living up to that reputation in the 2013 study. This year, the dominating trend is sharing: Meeker has noticed that many more of us are willing to publish our media and location data. People worldwide now …

All Your Worst Fears About Google Glass Are Coming True, and It's All Your Fault

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It only took about six weeks for developers to take all of the theoretically creepy things the …

Yves Behar’s August Smart Lock Lets Users Open Doors With A Mobile App

The smart home has grown in importance over the years, with new technologies being used to connect users with what used to be dumb objects. Products like the Nest thermostat show how wireless technology and mobile apps to better manage the temperature of your home. Now similar technology is being …

The Mood Ring Gets Its Quantified-Self Update With The W/Me Wristband

A lot of the gadgets that help people monitor and track their physical health focus on providing feedback related to physical activity for use with tracking workout data and energy expenditure during the day. Now, a new Kickstarter projected called the W/Me band wants to leverage similar data …

Google said to deploy Wi-Fi blimps in Africa and Asia

How can the Internet be brought to areas that have no infrastructure for high-speed wireless? Beam the Wi-Fi networks down from flying objects, of course.<p>Google is reportedly working on creating wireless networks for more remote parts of the world, such as countries in sub-Saharan Africa and …

Wall Street

Twitter steps into interactive ads, lets users sign up for offers directly from their timeline

Twitter's new Lead Generation Card gives users a way to show whether they are interested in an offer or service advertised by a brand or company they follow. The new Card lets companies and brands provide a customized button attached to select tweets. If a user is interested in, for example, …

Google’s Conversational Search Now Live In Chrome

Google has quietly rolled out its new conversational search feature in the latest version of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.<p>Users that hit up the Google homepage will now see a small microphone symbol in the right-hand side of the search field, as well as at the top of any page …

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

How cloud, big data and mobile will make the CMO the BMOC

In every shift of technology, new companies emerge to dominate new spaces while incumbents falter (and sometimes fade away). Today’s epic shift to …

Yahoo! Just Bought Tumblr for $1.1 Billion

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Update, Sunday 12:44 p.m.</i>: AllThingsD's Kara Swisher reports Yahoo!'s board approved the deal on …

Apple reveals details of 50 billionth App Store download

The Apple App Store odometer was spinning furiously en route to the 50 billionth app download.<p>Apple on Thursday morning formally announced the passing of the milestone and named the winner of the race to reach 50 billion. That honor went to Brandon Ashmore of Mentor, Ohio, who downloaded Say the …

Apps

Vin Diesel: Facebook 'Owes Me Billions Of Dollars'

But how did the action star create such a successful online persona? He got in the game early.<p>"What Facebook didn't realize is something very big was about to happen, and that was — for the first time in history, and it's kind of a fluke they didn't see this coming — when I jumped on that page in …

Here's Why Facebook Wants To Spend $1 Billion On Waze, According To Industry Sources Who Are Smarter Than We Are

Waze makes a "social" mapping app for smartphones. It was founded in 2009, and it has been backed by investors that include Horizons Ventures Hong Kong and Kleiner Perkins.<p>Last July, when Waze hit 20 million users, this is how BI's Alyson Shontell described the service:<p>Waze relies on the community …

Hint: Not With Ads. How Can Your Startup Start Making Money?

There are lots of ways to finance your latest business venture, but one of the funnest ones remains offering a product or service in exchange for money, and people paying for it.<p>You should totally employ that strategy for your startup!<p>We kid, we kid, but not really. It’s no secret monetizing a …

Facebook and Waze: blending your worlds together one data point at a time

Word has it Facebook is looking to acquire crowdsource navigation app Waze for a hefty $1 billion. Such a move would provide the social network with …

Our connected future: What to expect when elevators and toys start phoning home

Your next elevator pitch might actually come from data derived from your elevator. That’s the case for an unnamed elevator manufacturing company that …

'App therapist' mines data to track your mood

Researchers at Cambridge University have developed a new smartphone app that they claim can track a person's mood by analysing the data on their phone.<p>The app, called Emotion Sense, collects data from the phone about where its user is, how noisy their environment is and who they communicate with.<p>It …

Eric Schmidt on the Future of Android, Motorola, Cars and Humanity

Eric Schmidt is a man with a lot to say.<p>He just penned a 300-page book covering, you know, the future of technology and humanity. Speaking at last …

Connecting Things to the Internet Does Not an Internet of Things Make

Image copyright Red_Spruce<p>The Internet of Things has continued to emerge as a trend this year within the consumer electronics sector. Everyone’s …