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10 money-making new technologies you need to see

Slide 1 of 12<p>The future’s so bright, you’ve got to wear, well, wearables.<p>Google Glass and other computers attached to your body are just one of the …

Facebook turned down WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton for job in 2009

It turned out to be an expensive mistake for Mark Zuckerberg. A $19bn (£14bn) one to be precise.<p>In the summer of 2009 Facebook turned down WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton for a job.<p>Like any other dejected interviewee, he used Twitter to express his glass half full disappointment: "Facebook turned …

Sailfish to invade Android devices first by launcher, then full firmware assault

There's a certain glamor to new mobile platforms that offer something different from established players, but nobody wants to spend hundreds on a new device just for a dabble. For those intrigued by the MeeGo-derived Sailfish OS specifically, Jolla hopes to lead you into temptation soon with a …

Behold Google Street View's Taj Mahal imagery

It's said that roughly 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal in India every year. Now, tourists don't need to get a plane ticket to witness the wonders of the ancient white marbled mausoleum.<p>Google Street View just unleashed its latest mapping project, which covers not only the Taj Mahal but also 29 …

Philips takes on Apple's iBeacon with lights that send deals to your smartphone

Philips is already one of the biggest names in smart light bulbs, and now it's beginning to test a new unit that could be even smarter. At a retailer in Düsseldorf, Philips is piloting a lighting unit that includes a built-in beacon that can relay location and product information to smartphones. By …

The 10 Highest Rated Tech Companies for Internships

If you're looking for an internship, head over to Facebook.<p>The social media company has the highest rated internships, according to Glassdoor. The …

Why Starting Small Can Lead to a Better App

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 requires that …

The Verge Awards: the best of CES 2014

Another year. Another CES. Another chance to find out what it feels like to truly be alive. Alive and in Las Vegas. In Las Vegas and at the Consumer Electronics Show — a phantasmagoria of light, sound, and electricity. Actual electricity, and the kind of spiritual, psychic kind that only happens …

Google Is Reportedly Planning An In-Car Android System

The next area of battle for Google seems to be automobiles.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is working with German carmaker Audi to develop in-car entertainment and information systems based on its Android software — and that plans will be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in …

New Ubuntu developer preview feature allows users to dual boot with Android

Canonical has offered developer previews of the smartphone flavor of Ubuntu since February 2013, but today the company released a new feature that …

The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android

Google was building a secret mobile product to fend off chief rival Microsoft. Then Apple announced the iPhone, and everything changed.<p>In 2005, on Google’s sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many, many teams was Google’s own smartphone effort—the Android project. …

WhatsApp hits 400m user mark

<b>WhatsApp has announced that it now has 400 million monthly users.</b><p>Jan Koum, CEO of the popular messaging app took to the company's blog to break the …

Line Will Pay Users to Watch Video Ads

Facebook’s move towards video ads raised concern among users this week, but what if you were paid to watch them? That’s a concept that Line, the messaging app from Japan with 300 million registered users, is putting to the test next year.<p>The company announced today (in Japanese) that it will …

YotaPhone review: LCD on the front, E Ink on the back, unique all over

We've long pondered the possibility of an e-ink phone. One that offers enough battery life to get us to the end of the day, or maybe even the End of Days, simply by being less reliant on the power-draining frivolity of an LCD or AMOLED panel. What we <i>didn't</i> envision, though, was that the first …