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More Women Want Financial Advice, But Two-Thirds Don't Know Whom to Trust

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Getting solid, professional advice can be a good thing. A trusted attorney, your family physician, perhaps a minister for …

Tableau hits the $100M revenue mark in third quarter

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Data analysis and visualization company Tableau Software had a big third quarter, increasing revenue to $104.5 million — a 71 …

This Device Could Make It Easier To Find Your Veins

Scientists have discovered a way to find your veins before poking around half a dozen times to find the spot. Now the Australian Red Cross Blood service is using the near infrared light device that locates blood to study whether being able to locate hard to find veins will result in reduced anxiety …

Fundraising Acceleration Is The New VC Investment Thesis

There was a quite a jolt on Friday from the news that Slack, a company whose eponymous enterprise communications platform was first publicly launched this year, raised $120 million in new venture funding from KPCB and Google Ventures.<p>Even more eye-popping was the valuation: $1.12 billion. Although …

GoPro Shares Spike As It Handily Beats Street Estimates

GoPro’s earnings for the third quarter were pretty as a picture for the company’s investors, with earnings coming in above analysts’ expectations<p>For the quarter, GoPro racked up sales of $280 million, up 45.7 percent from the $192.1 million reported in the third quarter of 2013. Adjusting for …

Former Google Wallet Head Launches Poynt, A “Future-Proofed” Payment Terminal

The former head of Google Wallet and longtime PayPal exec, Osama Bedier, is this morning revealing his new company Poynt, a “future-proofed” payment terminal that combines an Android-based tablet with a hardware docking station, and includes support for all modern payment technologies, including …

GoPro ad shows a lion's lethal hunt from the big cat's perspective

Watch a lioness take down a waterbuck at ground level<p>GoPro's marketing department has the easiest job in the world — all it needs to do is strap one of its rugged cameras to someone or something doing something exciting and it has an instant ad. In the case of this new video, the GoPro has been …

Bored with words? Bing now lets you search using emoji

Now that you can communicate solely in emoji and even track your daily activities that way, it stands to reason that you should get to search the web using those tiny pictures, doesn't it? Microsoft certainly thinks so. Bing's search engine now understands emoji, saving you the (admittedly pretty …

Microsoft targets Dropbox and Google with unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 subscribers

No more storage limits<p>Microsoft is removing its OneDrive storage limits for Office 365 subscribers. If you’re an Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscriber then OneDrive storage will be unlimited in the coming months as Microsoft rolls out its changes to every account. OneDrive for …

Windows Phone's next update will support smart cases and giant devices

Windows Phone 8.1 may have only just reached the general public, but it's already in line for a surprisingly large update. Microsoft has posted developer documents (sign-in required) for Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1, a tweak that fills in a few key hardware and software gaps. Aside from previously …

Snaps To Riches: The Rise Of Snapchat Celebrities

Shaun McBride takes no risks when drawing a Snapchat. He takes screenshots instead, to protect his works in progress in case of calamity.<p>“If 20 people decide to send me a snap at the same time, my app will crash and I’ll lose my work,” he explained as he took a quick mid-drawing screenshot. “But I …

New iWatch Concept Video Envisions A Vertical, Notification-Based UI For An Apple Wearable

A new iWatch concept video produced by Fuse Chicken, the Cleveland-based design startup that’s currently funding a magnetic charging cable and dock for iPhone, imagines what a wrist-mounted Apple wearable computer might look like with a wraparound curved display and a vertical UI incorporating the …

How Will Wearable Tech Impact the Startup World?

Products like Google Glass and Nike+ FuelBand hint at the future of wearable technology. It looks pretty exciting, especially for entrepreneurs …

This iPhone 6c Concept Is One We’d Buy In A Heartbeat

We drooled over Dutch designer Joseph Farahi’s iPhone Air concept last month, and now Farahi is back with a beautiful concept for Apple’s next generation iPhone 6c.<p>According to Farahi’s concept, the next iteration of Apple’s “affordable” iPhone model would come with a 4.7 inch Retina Display, and …

30 Luxe Hotels for Hitting the Slopes

The best ski lodges are idyllic escapes where after a day of hitting the slopes, you come back to cozy fireplaces, gourmet food, and relaxing spa treatments. Even if you’re not a hardcore skier, these winter accessories and stylish boots will ensure you’re the cutest lodge bunny on the hill. …

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AppScript wants to help docs find, prescribe best health apps

There are more than 40,000 health-related apps on the market. Yet there is little oversight or organization, leaving even the professionals scratching their heads over what to formally recommend.<p>With tens of thousands of health-related apps on the market, and hundreds more popping up every day, …

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How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.<p>Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less …

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Twitter tests showing tweets near your location on iOS

Over the past few weeks, Twitter has been running a number of public iOS tests with many users seeing slightly different versions of the app compared to others. Today, the WSJ reports that an interesting new feature is appearing for some users that shows tweets nearby their location on a map.<p>The …

Thanksgiving fliers wait: How bad will Wednesday be?

Delays – but not cancellations – proved to be the biggest headache for air travelers on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.<p>Travelers can only hope that the also holds true for Wednesday, when a developing coastal storm threatens to swamp some of the nation's busiest airports just as Thanksgiving …

Cyber Monday 2013 May Yield $1.8 Billion In Sales

Researching shopping apps for #BlackFriday heightened my awareness about security online. As I started contemplating keeping safe when shopping online up pops an email from my friend, Kevin Winston in Los Angeles, founder of Digital LA, with an email about CyberMonday.<p>I took it as a sign that I …

Netflix may have 20,000 or more customers in Australia—where it hasn’t even launched

Netflix counts more than 9 million customers as paying international subscribers, but there could be many more of them buried in its measure of US subscribers, which are approaching 30 million.<p>The internet streaming service has been available outside the US since 2010—first in Canada, the UK and …

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Google helps the political get active with Map Your Representatives

It's safe to say that US citizens live in a time of extreme political dissatisfaction, but in order to change that they need to know who to take to task. A new web tool called Map Your Representatives does just that. Users type in their address or zip code, and the site pulls up a list of their …

Damage from worst-in-a-century Midwest storm system could cost $1 billion

The deadly Midwest storm system on Sunday, which included two of the most powerful November tornadoes that far north for more than 100 years, caused an estimated $1 billion in damage, an expert said Tuesday.<p>One of the two EF4 tornadoes recorded on Sunday devastated large parts of Washington, Ill., …

Tyra Banks Invests In Locket, The App That Brings Ads And Other Content To Android Lockscreens

Locket, the Android application that puts ads and other content on your lockscreen, letting users earn small amounts of money every time they unlock their smartphone, has received an additional investment from Fierce Capital, LLC, the investment arm of The Tyra Banks Company. <i>Smize</i>, you guys, Tyra’s …

Google Releases Glass Development Kit ‘Sneak Peek’ And 5 New Glass Apps That Already Use It

Today Google released the Glass Development Kit (GDK) as a sneak peek for developers. Anyone can use it, but it lacks a Glass emulator, so testing apps without actually owning Glass will be nigh impossible.<p>By releasing the GDK, Google has turned Glass from a neat toy into a platform, one that is …

Wouldn't It Be Nice To Have A 'Kill Switch' For Your Lost Or Stolen Phone? Carriers Don't Think So

Lawmakers in New York and San Francisco had an idea to remedy this, according to the New York Times. The proposal was software that would enable owners to disable their phones immediately from any location.<p>The program, led by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, was being developed …

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