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Slack lands $120M for its collaboration software and is now a billion-dollar company

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: C Salisbury/shutterstock<p>Slack, the work-collaboration tool startup that’s become a big hit in recent months, said …

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 …

Ello Raises $5.5 Million to Grow Its Ad-Free Social Network

Social network Ello, which has three million people on its waiting list, raised $5.5M.<p>Ello, the ad-free social network that promises users it will never sell their data, has raised $5.5 million in new venture funding, according to CEO Paul Budnitz.<p>The round was led by Foundry Group in Boulder, …

Google's redesigned Gmail app supports Yahoo and Outlook accounts

Gmail wants to manage all your email accounts<p>Google has been updating a number of its Android apps with its new material design recently, and it looks like Gmail will be the latest to get a visual overhaul shortly. <i>Android Police</i> has obtained early access to Gmail 5.0 for Android, and there’s a …

Spotify announces family plans for up to 5 users

Spotify has announced new plans designed for families of up to five members, which was one of its most requested features.<p>Pretty much anyone in a family has experienced fighting over a shared account that stops playing music when someone else starts listening elsewhere, so the company is …

15 Best Browser Extensions for Social Media Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>There are a few actions I perform over and over again as I work through my social media marketing plan. Do you know the feeling? You click on the same few buttons or type in the same URL.<p>And then, one day, someone shows you a browser extension that …

New Nexus 6 Guns For iPhone 6 Plus: Here's What To Expect

Android users may be swamped for choice, but few handsets get fans more excited than a new Nexus device. Cited as a ‘reference device’ for manufacturers and developers alike, the Nexus range offers cutting edge specifications for budget basement prices and this looks set to continue next month with …

Camera51 App for Android Helps You Take Your Best Shot

Judging from the sheer volume of mobile photo shooting and editing apps for iOS and Android, it’s fair to say that people are obsessed with making their smartphone pictures look better and more interesting.<p>But what if there was a shooting app that specialized in helping you take better photos from …

Europe’s best-selling computer magazine Bild gets Apple PR accreditation revoked after #bendgate video

<i>Computer Bild</i>, Europe’s best-selling computer magazine, has had its PR accreditation pulled after posting a video of one of its journalists bending an iPhone 6 Plus.<p>The german PR department of the company reacts in a disturbing way: Instead of answering the questions about why the iPhone 6 Plus is …

Google’s modular phone will let you swap out parts without powering down

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>As if a Lego-like customizable phone made of blocks wasn’t enough: Thanks to a modified version of Android L software, you’ll …

People Are Posting Photos Of Their Bent iPhones All Over Instagram

"What people need to remember is that this phone is only a few days old," Hilsenteger said to Business Insider. "Many people are just getting their shipments now. People expect to own these things for two years."<p>Apple said in a previous statement that only nine people had officially filed …

Apple says some bent iPhone 6/Plus phones will be replaced under warranty

An Apple support representative has told <i>TNW</i> that iPhone 6/Plus phones that have experienced warping in normal use would qualify for replacement under warranty if they pass a test known as “a visual mechanical inspection.” It should be noted that this is simply one AppleCare rep speaking, and not an …

Google's new Nexus phone will reportedly be a super-sized Moto X

It looks like Motorola's in for a busy few months. The company's second-generation Moto X is now shipping, and recent leaks suggest the next smartphone in Verizon's Droid line is also on the way. But according to <i>9to5Google</i>, there's something even bigger in the works. Way bigger. Motorola is said to …

When It Comes To Facebook Scale, You Can Throw Out The Rulebook

There are certain ways of doing things in hardware engineering, and engineers simply follow these rules because there’s no use fighting them even if they wanted to. Frankly, most don’t even think about it because it’s just a given, but during a recent tour of Facebook’s hardware lab, director of …

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

Amazon's $200 Kindle Voyage is the Rolls-Royce of e-readers

Perhaps Amazon sold a lot of 3G Paperwhites <i>without</i> special offers. Or maybe Kobo's Aura HD has quietly taken the world by storm and Jeff Bezos decided he needed an answer. Whatever the impetus, Amazon has decided there is room in the world for a $199 e-reader. The Kindle Voyage was built for people …

How the iPhone 6 literally pays for itself

On Tuesday, the church of Apple held its annual convention in San Francisco. Legions of the faithful, carefully vetted, were assembled in a darkened auditorium. The atmosphere was not quite as hysterical as it used to be when His Steveness was due to take the stage, but the frisson of excited …

Engineers made a battery-free radio the size of an ant

Measure Backward, Not Forward

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>We often measure our progress by looking forward. We set goals. We plan …

Google Doubles Down On Productivity With ‘Google For Work’ Rebrand

This morning at its San Francisco offices, Google announced a rebrand of its enterprise products, renaming the set of tools and productivity services ‘Google for Work.’<p>The new nomenclature will stretch across the company’s various business tools, with each service picking up a ‘for Work’ appendage …

Translated: what the Mandela signer was really saying

<b>Sign language experts have tried to make sense of the signer at the memorial service to Nelson Mandela.</b><p>It was, they say, nonsense.<p><b>We asked around, but they all insisted there was no sense whatsoever to be drawn from his hands, much like decoding unreadable doctors' handwriting.</b><p><b>The only gesture</b> …

Language

Why Machines Alone Cannot Solve the World's Translation Problem

Sixty years ago this week, scientists at Georgetown and IBM lauded their machine translation "brain," known as the 701 computer. The "brain" had successfully translated multiple sentences from Russian into English, leading the researchers to confidently claim that translation would be fully handled …

Will Google Translate Let Us Talk to Aliens and Dolphins?

Google's Peter Norvig says, umm, no.<p>Conforming to Betteridge’s law of headlines, the answer is no — or at least, not yet.<p>But since you already clicked it is worth listening to Googler Peter Norvig’s full response when posed each of these offbeat questions on Wednesday morning, during the Q&A …

HealthCare.gov’s Spanish Website Still Facing Translation Mess

Bungling HealthCare.gov continues to be a bilingual affair. After the Obama administration vowed to correct sloppy translations on its …