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7 mistakes companies are making on social right now

Gone are the days when marketing professionals question the value of their company having a presence on social networks. Regardless of if the company is B2B, B2C, or any combination of the two – their customers are on social because EVERYONE is on social.<p>You would think, however, that at this point …

Russia and China promise not to hack each other

Russia and China have further solidified their growing friendship this week by making a cybersecurity pact. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the two countries have sworn not to launch cyberattacks against each other. They've also agreed to an exchange not only of technologies, but also of …

Getty Images Teams Up with Instagram for Photography Grant Program

Getty Images, the photo agency, has announced a new grant program in collaboration with Instagram,<p>The first Getty Images Instagram Grant is designed to support photographers using Instagram to showcase “underrepresented communities” worldwide. Images can be captured on any type of camera, and are …

This startup lets you create a button on your phone that does (almost) anything you want

That's the idea behind "Do," IFTTT's new suite of apps that includes Do Button, Do Camera, and Do Note, all of feature a simple button that can be customized into a time-saving shortcut.<p>IFTTT is the startup behind the popular If This Then That (IFTTT) web and mobile app that allowed users to create …

Apps

These bionic suits are changing the lives of people who never thought they'd walk again

Retired Army sergeant Theresa Hannigan lost the use of her legs as a result of her time in the service. More than seven years ago, Matthew Tilford suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist below.<p>Today, both Theresa and Matthew are walking again thanks to the game-changing …

Disability

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review: Canon comes back strong with 65x zoom PowerShot SX60 HS - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is an all-around excellent bridge camera with a competitive zoom range, features that make it easier to use and make use of the lens and solid photo and video quality for its class.<p><b>The Bad</b> Like most cameras in this category, the SX60 can be slow to lock focus …

Google Ventures Introduces Design Sprint Site for Startups

Are you putting together a startup based on a weird idea you had while drinking with friends? Well if you are, you should check out Google Venture’s site about a five-day process for answering “critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.”<p>Called the …

Startups

Startup Spotlight: Colatris helps mobile developers translate their apps for international rollouts

When mobile developers want to reach users in other countries, they need to translate their content. But that process can often be cumbersome, with …

Why Hubspot's IPO was more than just an IPO

This past week was a wild one for stocks, with the S&P 500 posting its worst week since May 2012 and the VIX, a common measure of volatility, spiking sharply. The Dow was down 335 points on Thursday alone, the worst single drop of the year. That same day, Hubspot decided to launch as a public …

14 Apple Devices Used To Create Amazing Music Video

We have seen quite a few music videos featuring various Apple devices, but the latest one from Ukrainian band Brunettes Shoot Blondes, is one of the …

Music Videos

Cloud Printing And Shipping Service Lob Raises $7M Series A

Y Combinator-backed Lob, which creates a developer API that lets companies integrate printing and shipping services into their apps, has raised a $7 million Series A round led by Polaris Partners with participation from other investors, including First Round Capital and Floodgate. Lob announced its …

Funding Daily: Another big bag of cash for the 'connected home'

Today’s funding deals:<p>Savant picks up $90M<p>Savant, a company that sells connected-home devices and provides apps for consumers to control climate, audio, lighting, and other characteristics at home, announced today that private-equity firm KKR has invested $90 million in it. The idea is to make …

Become an EDM Master with Super Looper

If you want to make sure your productivity comes to a full and complete stop, you should check out Super-Looper, an interactive music site that lets you compose your own loops.<p>The site lets you create loops with four drum tracks and single rhythm, chord, bass and lead tracks. The result is a fun …

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

T-Shirt Design App Snaptee Raises $750,000 In Additional Funding

Snaptee, an app that lets users turn their smartphone photos into T-shirt designs, has raised an additional $750,000 from new investors SXE Ventures, Nest, Groupon Hong Kong co-founder Danny Yeung, and Joel Neoh, the CEO of Groupon Taiwan and Groupon Malaysia. The latest funding brings the total …

Apple reveals the most common reasons that it rejects apps

Apple is such an opaque company that even app developers can be left, out in the cold, wondering why their app was rejected from the app store. Thankfully, the company does have some sympathy for those dejected coders, which is why it's published a list (in full, after the break) of the most common …

Life-Saving Crowdsourcing App Expands Reach to Stop Cardiac Arrests

Los Angeles County is the latest area to adopt an app designed to help people in need of CPR.<p>Off-duty firefighter Scott Brawner was working out in a suburban Portland gym this spring, listening to Pandora, when suddenly the music stopped.<p>An app on his phone warned him that someone nearby needed …

Advice You Can Run With: 5 Tips on Designing for Mobile

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Mobile technology is transforming consumer behavior. Last year, mobile devices were on track to outpace the number of people in the world, and it’s estimated that by 2017, there will be 1.4 mobile …

User-Created Stickers Bring in $12M for Line in 3 Months

The cutesy stickers that messaging app Line is famous for are not just popular — they help to rake in the money. After all, Line makes over $10 million a month just from selling stickers.<p>Line further rode on the potential of stickers by opening a marketplace in April that lets anyone create and …

Everdwell Gives Real Estate Agents A More Beautiful Online Home

Real estate is a business where tech is only slowly starting to make a dent into the traditional way of doing things. But even the most technophobic agent now knows that an online presence besides just being listed in an MLS is a necessity. Everdwell wants to give those agents — many of whom aren’t …

Killer User Onboarding Starts With A Story

<i>Samuel Hulick is a long time UX consultant with an intense focus on user onboarding. This article originally appeared on Inside Intercom.</i><p>Want more people to adopt your product? Make sure you know what progress looks like in your user’s life, not just on their screen.<p>Having a stellar user adoption …

59 Free Twitter Tools and Apps for Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Twitter is a fascinating adventure of relationships, entertainment, education, and fun. Now imagine layering on a few dozen powerups.<p>That’s how it feels sometimes when you find just the right Twitter tool. And there’s a tool for practically every …

Product Hunt Just Opened its API

Product Hunt, the increasingly popular website that helps you discover new apps and services, is about to grow its presence on the Web after it began allowing other services to plug into its treasure trove of information.<p>Founder Ryan Hoover last month announced plans for an API, which allows other …

3 Steps to Forming Partnerships with Influencers on Tumblr

As an important part of your Tumblr marketing, an influencer partnership should benefit both the influencer and your company in order to be a successful campaign and ideally, a long-term relationship.<p>Once you’ve identified an influential Tumblr blog you’d like to partner with, create a quick …

Before Your Start Your Social Media Campaign, Read This

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-creator of</i> <i>Foster.fm</i><i>, a SaaS platform helping startups and small businesses grow their companies using social media.</i><p>This is truly the big bad world. You try your best (or at least you feel you’re giving it your best shot), but you still don’t see results. On the other hand, …

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Tom Hanks just released a typewriter app for iPad

Tom Hanks has made it well known that he's one of the few remaining typewriter diehards, but today he's taking that passion digital. He's releasing an iPad app called Hanx Writer that recreates the typewriter experience on a tablet: keys clack, the paper moves side-to-side, and new sheets need to …

Camoji lets you tap your iPhone to record reaction GIFs

Camoji, a new iPhone app, makes it extremely easy to send animated GIFs to your friend.<p>The app follows a trend of overly simplistic interfaces, relying on swipe gestures for you to get around. When in camera mode, you just tap to record up to five seconds of video.<p>The app then processes it into a …

Check it out: Humin is a smarter version of your iPhone's default phone app

If you’re over the default Phone app on your iPhone, then you’re in luck.<p>Humin, a contacts app for iOS, launched today; and it’s smarter and a heck of a lot more intuitive than what you get with your iPhone out of the box.<p>Once Humin is installed, it’ll learn who you call the most and who’s the most …