Ankit J Babariya

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Meet The Entrepreneurs Behind Nigeria’s Startup Revolution

A new generation of tech-savvy youth are trying to remake Nigeria’s economy.<p>Nigerians get sick of the standard narratives about their country. While there’s truth to stories about Internet scams, corruption, and terrorist threats, they don’t fill in the whole picture, and it’s common for Nigerians …

WWDC 2014: Apple to Announce New Goodies at June Developer Conference

There’s an old saying that tech bloggers like to use: “It wouldn’t be June without an Apple developer conference in the earlier part of June. Let’s …

Apple

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference starts on June 2nd

The 2014 edition of Apple's perennially overbooked Worldwide Developers Conference will take place at San Francisco's Moscone West convention center between the 2nd and 6th of June. Apple promises to enlighten developers about the future of iOS and OS X, offering them "the latest tools and …

Apple Patents Headphones That Recognize When You’re Speaking And Tune For Better Audio Quality

Apple has a new patent application for a tech that could improve the design of its pre-packaged iOS device headphones, AppleInsider has found. The new patent describes earbuds with a built-in mic that could automatically detect user voice activity, and then tune a series of built-in mics to …

To attract developers, Microsoft opens up Web-app technology

With Windows 8, Microsoft introduced the idea of writing Web apps for its operating system, and central to this effort was a software foundation called WinJS that provided Web developers with a number of helpful programming features.<p>But WinJS, however useful it might have been, remained an …

Software

Mississippi Approves Religious Freedom Bill, Governor Signs It Into Law

The Mississippi bill is the first of many varying "religious freedom" bills introduced in several states this year to advance to a governor since a more expansive bill was vetoed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in February. Update: Gov. Bryant signed the bill April 3.<p>After simultaneous debate in both …

Google asks Supreme Court to settle Street View privacy lawsuit

Google's Street View privacy woes may be headed all the way to the Supreme Court. After a long legal battle, this week Google asked the country's highest court to dismiss one of the lawsuits against Google Street View. It's still unclear whether the Supreme Court will hear the case, but if it does, …

Russia’s Zuckerberg, Pavel Durov, quits as VKontakte CEO after Kremlin allies take over

<b>NOTE (3 April): Two days later, Durov un-resigned. The plot thickens…</b><p>Pavel Durov, the founder of the Russian social network VKontakte, or VK, has …

Here's Why Tech Companies Had a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Month

March was a rough month for tech stocks. Slumping shares for a variety of companies and a disappointing IPO for a mobile game maker indicate that …

Satya Nadella

No three-month course can teach you how to code

Organizations such as Codecademy, the Flatiron School, and General Assembly regularly get lauded for churning out legions of seemingly qualified engineers. The latest came in a recent Wall Street Journal article headlined, “Have Liberal Arts Degree, Will Code.” Student X took Course Y and in a mere …

Computer Science

BeHere app uses iBeacons to automatically take attendance as students enter the classroom

A new app called BeHere aimed at teachers uses Apple’s new Bluetooth LE iBeacon technology to recognize students and automatically take attendance as they enter a classroom.<p>With the BeHere app installed, the teacher’s iPad acts as an iBeacon and students entering the classroom with an iPhone, iPad, …

This London startup is bringing anonymity to online job hunting

Looking for a job when already employed is awkward. Companies prefer personal referrals to using recruiters and job boards, but asking one’s friends or professional network for help can be daunting and slow. And of course there’s the worry that your current employer will catch on.<p>London-based …

Employment

28 Days of Fame: The Strange, True Story of 'Flappy Bird'

In just a few weeks, the mobile app <i>Flappy Bird</i> became a global phenomenon. It was a simple game, but frustrating and endless. Sharing many …

Google's $3.2 billion offer for Nest labs is approved by the FTC

Google’s offer to acquire Nest Labs, the hardware company behind the popular Nest internet connected home thermostat, has been given the official seal of approval by the Federal Trade Commission. The purchase gives Nest Labs’s shareholders $3.2 Billion in cash.<p>We expect that Google will keep Nest …

Android News

Flappy Bird dev makes $50,000/day from the collective frustration of 50 million people

Let the games begin! Sorry, not those games, I am talking about the free to play indie smash hit, Flappy Bird, that is reportedly pulling in over $50,000 per day from in-app advertisements. Game developer Dong Nguyen of .GEARS Studios says that he chose the ad-supported, free to play app style …

Google Play

Messaging App Line Rakes In $338M Revenue For 2013

Popular Japanese messaging service LINE has continued charting its way upwards in terms of revenue brought in by in-game purchases, sticker purchases and other areas such as official accounts and sponsored stickers.<p>Despite being a free app, it was revealed today that Line brought in 34.3 billion …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Why Starting Small Can Lead to a Better App

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest question mobile app developers usually ask themselves is, 'how do I reach out to my customers?' Or, 'do my customers even want the app that I'm building?'<p>Building an app that brings traction and generates wealth …

Customers

28 things people had achieved at the age of 28

1. At 28, Niels Bohr, a Danish physicist, permanently revolutionises science by publishing his theory of the atom<p>2. Paul McCartney goes solo, having dissolved the Beatles the month before his 28th birthday<p>3. Piers Morgan becomes the youngest editor in Fleet Street’s history when Rupert Murdoch …

Alibaba Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving to Yahoo — Once Again

If you have to turn in a weak report to Wall Street investors, it’s nice to have a pretty little gift to deliver to investors to pull out of your …

Must-see video: SpaceX Grasshopper rocket makes a half-mile hop

SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket prototype made another record-setting vertical takeoff and landing this week from the California-based company's test pad near McGregor, Texas. But what's really cool about Oct. 7's half-mile (744-meter) ascent and controlled descent is the amazing view from a …

Rise of the prosumer analyst: How mobile is driving a new brand of business analysis

Today, it seems natural for, say, an iOS (s AAPL) developer to follow Apple’s company affairs — changes to the executive team, the number of …

Yahoo announces security exploit bounty with payments up to $15,000

Earlier this week, Yahoo was accused of using change in its sofa cushions as compensation for reports of security exploits, but now the whole ordeal has generated enough buzz to bring about change for the internet pioneer. As it turns out, these small prizes (along with rewards such as t-shirts) …

Find A Security Glitch, And Yahoo Will Now Reward You With Cash, Not T-Shirts

If all you got in return for reporting a security vulnerability to Yahoo was a lousy T-shirt, don’t fret. The company wants to fix its mistakes and is now paying up to $15,000 to anyone who reports bugs and vulnerabilities classified as new, unique and/or high risk issues–up substantially from the …

How your company can start using data: Think small and internal first

A company doesn’t necessarily need a fully fledged data science team and expensive tools to start doing data analysis, executives from PayPal, …

Feedly, Now Powering 50 RSS-Based Applications, Opens API To All Developers

Feedly, a service making claims to the RSS reader throne Google abandoned by shutting down Google Reader, announced today that it’s now opening up its API to all interested developers building RSS-based applications. This is a notable step toward Feedly’s goal of not just being another feed-reading …