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These Old Bridges Will Become Inverted High-Rise Communities, Complete With Gorgeous View

Apartments, stores, and even a school are planned as a way to reuse a set of dramatic concrete viaducts in southern Italy. From the entrance on top of the bridge, you hit the down button to descend.<p>At the tip of southern Italy, along an old highway that winds through the mountains, a series of huge …

The $1 Million 2014 TED Prize Wish: Abolishing Corrupt Anonymous Companies

Charmian Gooch, co-founder of Global Witness, wants to stamp out shadowy, unaccountable companies by creating government-approved public registries, so you know exactly what every corporation is doing.<p>In 2011, during his satirical presidential campaign, comedian Stephen Colbert created an anonymous …

The future of social housing? Peabody unveils designs by 20 young architects

Leaky concrete towers and warrens of low-rise semis might be what social housing conjures to mind, a stereotype that still clings to the identikit blocks rolled out across post-war Britain, many since left to rot. When we have been lucky enough to see any new social housing built in more recent …

Google plans to expand Chromecast in 2014

Look out for an open SDK, international expansion and new devices from Google's Chromecast system over the coming year.<p>The search giant is planning …

How Flipboard Keeps You Glued To The Page

The new Flipboard app, released this week, looks similar to previous iterations. And for good reason.<p>Several years ago, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue was searching for the company’s soul. He and cofounder Evan Doll had been playing with the idea of a magazine app for the age of the iPad, but they hadn’t …

Chromecast in 2014: an open SDK, big international plans and maybe even new devices

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Google (S GOOG) landed a bit of a coup with Chromecast this year, launching a device that no one saw coming but that has …

Here’s how AT&T is going to build its gigabit service in Austin

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Jamani Caillet / EPFL<p>AT&T is set to launch its GigaPower fiber to the home service in Austin, Texas, any day now but …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

American Cities

Abandoning Third-Party Cookies? What Gives, Google?

It’s been reported that Google is working on its own online identifier system, called AdID, which could replace the third-party cookies used by …

Firefox cookie blocking effort delayed again, as Mozilla commitment wavers

Mozilla’s plans to automatically block certain cookies in its Firefox browser earned praise from privacy advocates and disdain from the ad industry when it was announced earlier this year. But at this point it’s not clear when it will happen — or if it will at all.<p>The Mountain View open source …

Braven goes all in with the feature-packed 710 portable speaker

The Bluetooth gurus at Braven announced today another addition to its already loaded line-up of portable speakers, unveiling the new Braven 710. …

Audiophile

Piqora Debuts Analytics for Instagram and Tumblr

Piqora, formerly known as Pinfluencer, is expanding its social media analytics service beyond Pinterest to include Instagram and Tumblr. AMC and …

Check Out the Top 10 Brands on Tumblr

Tumblr has work to do before becoming the next big marketing channel, but that hasn't stopped brands from getting on board with the hip publishing …

5 Essential WordPress Plugins To Boost Your Search Rankings - Jeffbullas's Blog

Want more traffic to your site?<p>Then you have a few choices. Build a list of email subscribers, tweet, share on Facebook but don’t forget search …

Succeeding in a World of Viewable Impression Measurement & Audience Guarantees

January 27, 2014<p>Few industries have seen the level of disruption and high velocity of change that the digital ad industry has experienced in recent …

The Stakes Are High for Facebook’s Next Big Ad Product

Even after back-to-back quarterly wins, the heat is still on for Facebook to knock its next ad product out of the park.<p>Take a look at the market …

With Search-Heavy Redesign, Groupon Starts Acting Like a Deals Marketplace

Groupon unveiled a redesigned website and mobile apps this morning — the latest attempt by the Chicago-based deals company to transform itself from a …

Target Pins Its Hopes On Pinterest This Holiday Season

Jeff Jones, Target’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, explains why the content sharing service will play a major role in the brand’s “My Kind of Holiday” campaign, its most digitally focused advertising effort to date.<p>Everyone from designer and event planner David Stark to that …

Facebook’s Mobile Tipping Point: 48% Of Daily Users Are Now Mobile-Only (But No Mention Of BlackBerry)

The word “BlackBerry” did not come up during Facebooks Q3 earnings conference call yesterday, but you can see why such a crazy idea like the social network buying the beleaguered handset maker might have a sliver of plausibility to it. The company is moving closer to a tipping point where mobile …

Amazon's top reviewers get free products in exchange for write-ups

Amazon's customer reviews aren't all put together by thoughtful buyers: as it turns out, Amazon has a program that sends free products to some of its top-ranked reviewers in exchange for a write-up. The program is called Amazon Vine, and though it's been running since 2007, a new NPR report is …

Teens To Facebook: "Okay, Bye!"

Facebook finally admitted what many people have long predicted, and what CEO Mark Zuckerberg denied this summer: Facebook is losing its cool with teens.<p>During today’s earnings call—initially dominated by news of significant growth in mobile ad revenue—Facebook officials also offered a somber note …

Meet the Exec Crafting Google’s Vision for the Future of Shopping (Maybe This Time It’ll Work!)

Like many of its peers, Google has its own take on what the future of digitally-enabled commerce should look like.<p>In fact, it has had a lot of takes …

Nielsen to add web viewers to future TV ratings, with a little help from Facebook

After several months of testing within the industry, Nielsen is finally ready to reveal its efforts to bake mobile viewing habits into its TV ratings system. In a wider roll-out of what the company already monitors, it'll launch an SDK for participating broadcasters in mid-November that will …

Nielsen TV Ratings Will Now Include Mobile Web Viewers

Nielsen, a name synonymous with TV ratings for as long as anyone can remember, knows the world is changing: For the 2014-15 TV season, Nielsen will incorporate data on “audiences viewing TV content on digital devices” and will release a software development kit (SDK) in mid-November so content …

URX Is A Brilliant Mobile Ad Service That Deeplinks Customers Right To Ecommerce App Product Pages

Mobile deeplinks open specific pages within apps, and they’re about to transform ecommerce. URX is a new deeplink mobile advertising startup that’s raised $3.1 million from A-list investors to help ecommerce companies get existing users back in their apps and spending money. URX places ads on other …

Facebook Buys Mobile Data Analytics Company Onavo, Reportedly For Up To $200M… And (Finally?) Gets Its Office In Israel

Big news for a Monday/late Sunday night (depending on where you are): Onavo, the Tel Aviv-based mobile analytics company, has just announced that it has been acquired by Facebook. Onavo will become the anchor for Facebook in Israel — its first office in the country. Terms of the deal have not been …

Nokia tablet: new Lumia 2520 joins 1520 phablet

Nokia has launched a new Windows-based tablet, the 2520, and 1520 'phablet', which it hopes will steal market share from rivals Apple and Samsung, even as Microsoft edges closer to completing its purchase of the Finnish company's devices arm.<p>Nokia has unveiled its first Windows-based tablet, the …

Mobile Technology

Facebook, Google and other online brands could face fines of up to €100m

Some of the Web’s biggest properties, like Google, Facebook and Yahoo, could face being slapped with steep fines if they breach newly proposed European Data Protection laws, providing they are adopted.<p>Under the proposed new regulations, companies that blatantly flout the rules could be hit by fines …

Thinner iPad and Retina iPad Mini Expected on Tuesday

Apple will introduce a high resolution Retina iPad mini and a thinner, lighter version of the standard 9.7-inch iPad during its Tuesday event, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, confirming months of product leaks and rumors.<p>Apple is now readying a revamped iPad Mini with a high-resolution "retina" …