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These Are the 10 Best Apps for People Who Commute

Putting in an honest day’s work can be challenging enough, so commuting shouldn’t make it any harder. But between freak snow storms, soul-crushing …

Apps

Mac to the Future: 96% Off a Bundle of 8 OS X Apps

Do more with your Mac today, with these eight great apps from top developers in this fantastic bundle. For a fraction of their total value, you can:<p>Learn to play your favorite songs with Capo<br>• Edit your photos professionally in AfterShot Pro 2, a full-featured 64-bit photo processing suite<br>• Add …

The First (Truly) Web-Connected Car

Cadillac hops on the information superhighway<p>The moment is universally disappointing. You hop into a new car, turn on the infotainment system, and suddenly you’re staring into the past. The antiquated functionality and ill-conceived interface seem drawn from a primeval cellphone, not a modern …

August’s Smart Lock Goes On Sale Online And At Apple Retail Stores For $250

After more than a year since it was first announced, the August Smart Lock is finally going on sale. The device will be shipping to pre-order customers and will also be available for purchase on the August website and in Apple retail locations for $249.99.<p>The home automation company was founded by …

Gimbal says beacons and smartphones will alter the consumer landscape. Here's why

Gimbal wants to change the consumer experience for Americans one beacon at a time.<p>Gimbal produces smart beacons — small, often circular-shaped objects that are typically installed on walls or near cash registers of retailers and restaurants — in pursuit of its vision of a mobile-only world, where …

BlackBerry could be the chauffeur in your future driverless car

BlackBerry’s(s bbry) QNX operating system may not be the hit in mobile phones that the company hoped, but one day QNX may be helping you with a …

A Lesson In New Tech Mogul Corporate Dogfighting

Getting the last word, bro.<p>A few weeks ago, John Herrman over at The Awl spent a few words on the Silicon Valley tech-mogul-as-bro:<p>But how does the Bro-Mogul conduct business? Petty feuds, it seems!<p>Per CNN Money:<p>Pretty damning! Until...<p>An Uber representative refutes the claims to the <i>New York Times</i> …

Shout Is A Real-Time Classifieds App That Lets You Exchange Anything

Craigslist has come to be known as a modern take on the classifieds section of a newspaper, but Zachariah Reitano and Henri Stern want to go further and provide a real-time exchange service. That’s where Shout comes in.<p>Shout is a real-time classifieds app that lets individuals exchange anything …

The First Trillion-Dollar Startup

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Rhett Morris is the director of Endeavor Insight, the research arm of Endeavor, a nonprofit that supports more than 900 entrepreneurs in 20 countries. He edits a blog and monthly newsletter on entrepreneurship ecosystems here.</i><p>In 1957, eight entrepreneurs decided to do something that …

BMW Vs. Tesla: A Real Live Innovator’s Dilemma

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Yared is the Founder & CTO of Sapho and was formerly the CTO/CIO of CBS Interactive.</i><p>Jill Lepore genereated quite a fracas in Silicon Valley with her New Yorker article that questions disruptive innovation and posits that large incumbent companies often survive and subsume …

Lyft Partners With Moovit As Car-Sharing Battle Continues

It’s the sharing economy meets the crowd-sourcing economy.<p>Moovit, a crowd sourced navigation app for public transportation is letting its customers ride private. Today, Moovit partnered with car-service Lyft to allow its 6.5 million users hitch a ride with a tap of the screen.<p>Moovit, which raised …

UberX Drivers Protest Outside Uber Headquarters

Nearly 100 disgruntled UberX drivers gathered outside Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco on Thursday to demand better pay and treatment from one of …

Ridesharing

BluClik remote helps keep hands on wheel, not phone

For many older cars, plugging your phone into the auxiliary audio input is one of the easiest, most universal ways to bring your digital audio library and a wide range of streaming media apps with you on the road. The problem with this analog connection is that it's unidirectional; you still need …

Gear & Gadgets

Indian Software Product Startups Pitch Ideas To Fortune 500 CIOs

After years of working with India’s over $100 billion IT services industry for maintaining their software systems, application development and back office work, CIOs of Fortune 500 companies are now looking to tap into the country’s software product ecosystem. And this time, it’s not just about …

Microsoft unveils Windows in the car, battles Apple CarPlay

Microsoft has been powering a lot of different car entertainment systems over the years. Ford, Kia, BMW, Nissan, and Fiat have all used special versions of Windows to create their own interfaces and systems, but Microsoft is also focusing on its own "Metro" user interface for its Windows in the car …

SkillPages Reworks its iOS App

SkillPages, the startup that promises to help you find trusted people with specific skills, has rolled out a redesigned app for iOS.<p>Besides a new design that that better aligns it with iOS 7, it’s now also introduced ‘improved’ search, including a list view for the search results, and a profile …

Battle Of The “Reaction” Messengers

If you build it, they will come? Half a dozen or so applications have launched in recent months, hoping to dominate what they all hope will be one of the next big trends in mobile messaging: the “reaction” messenger. That is, these apps utilize a smartphone’s camera to either photograph or record a …

LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner Beats Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg as CEO of 2014

Career website Glassdoor today released its latest report highlighting 2014’s top 50 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), and once again the tech world played a big role in the list. In fact, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has unseated Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from the number one spot he grabbed last …