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Don’t support animal abuse? This mobile app helps you find ‘cruelty-free’ places to eat

Many of us unknowingly support animal cruelty every day by eating factory raised meat.<p>Nonprofit organization America for Animals is building a mobile app that makes it easier not to, by helping people find restaurants with vegan, vegetarian, and humanely raised options.<p>“Its primary use is to allow …

Amazon said to launch Pantry to take on Costco, Sam's

Pantry is set to launch in 2014 and will let Amazon Prime members buy consumer packages goods that will be shipping in a set sized box with a maximum weight limit, sources say.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon.com is working on a new business called Pantry that will help it expand further into the giant …

Foursquare redesign for iOS brings you more location info at a glance

Foursquare gave its iOS check-in app a makeover just a few months ago, but it's already back with a redesign that takes fuller advantage of Apple's platform. The version 7.0 app has a more compact layout that puts more information up front -- you'll see more of your friend feed and a carousel of …

Wearable shipments will hit 130M by 2018, but these are not yet ‘must-have’ devices

Someday in the future, wearables could become like underwear — something you feel vulnerable leaving home without. But that day has not come yet.<p>Juniper Research released new findings today estimating that mobile smart wearable device shipments will approach 130 million by 2018. That is 10 times …

Yahoo Bought A Company That Lets You Talk To Computers As If They Were Humans

SkyPhrase, a natural language technology startup founded by Rensselaer professor Nick Cassimatis and two of his students, is trying to help people communicate with technology using the same language that they use in normal, every day situations.<p>SkyPhrase runs intelligent searches within Gmail and …

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Uber Strikes Deal To Lower The Cost Of Car Ownership For Drivers

On-demand transportation service Uber is trying to get new drivers on the road, while also improving the experience for those who are already on its platform. To do that, it’s partnered with a couple of auto manufacturers and a few financing providers to reduce the cost of new car ownership for …

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