Dave Motheral

110 Flips | 1 Magazine | 4 Likes | 19 Following | 1 Follower | @davemotheral | Keep up with Dave Motheral on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Dave Motheral”

CloudGOO’s New App Turns All Your Cloud Storage Accounts Into One Big, Combined Drive

CloudGOO, a newly launched Android application with something of a silly name, offers a way for you to smush together all your cloud-based file storage accounts to form one big cloud drive in the sky. That is, the app aggregates your cloud drive accounts into one mobile interface, then uses that …

Facebook Challenges Google With Its Own Mobile Ad Network

Facebook is now delivering online advertisements directly to mobile software apps that operate outside the popular social network, a move meant to …

Facebook Hints At Mobile Ad Network Ambitions By Testing Its Ads In Third-Party Apps

Facebook said in a blog post today that it has started testing Facebook ads in third-party mobile apps.<p>The post doesn’t have too many details about the program, like what kinds of data will be used for the ad targeting and what those ads will actually look like. (I’ve asked Facebook PR about those …

Sprint just turned its customers into recruiters with its unique spin on the family plan

The industry leader in emerging technology research Subscribe

Confide: an app for execs who want sensitive messages to vanish Snapchat-style

Many people associate “disappear” apps like Snapchat with young people who want to send each other bong or boob shots. But kids are hardly the only …

Dell exec: We’re ‘fine-tuning’ our cloud strategy

Dell’s cloud strategy hasn’t changed. It’s just being implemented now.<p>That’s according to Dell cloud executive Barton George, who spoke with VentureBeat today to put yesterday’s announcements about reselling public cloud services into perspective.<p>Asked how things have changed since the company …

With $3M From Andreessen And Others, Doctor On Demand Launches To Bring A $40 (Virtual) House Call To Healthcare

Adam Jackson and former Stanford physician and White House fellow Dr. Pat Basu want to help modernize healthcare by bringing the house call back — mobile-style. To do that, today, they’re officially launching Doctor On Demand, a service that aims to connect consumers to a licensed U.S. physician …

Evntlive Could Help Yahoo Fix Its Broken Video Experience

This week, Yahoo continued with its prolific acquisition strategy with a one-two punch picking up companies working on video — a sign that, while some of its acquisitions have been basic talent grabs, at least a few of them have a very specific focus to them, concentrating on fixing its …

Amazon’s New Cloud Desktop Service, Amazon WorkSpaces, Arrives On iPad

Amazon WorkSpaces, the company’s recently announced virtual desktops service and competitor with VMware, has now arrived on the iOS platform, or more specifically, on iPad. The new app will allow those who have access to the WorkSpaces Limited Preview currently in progress to use their iPad device …

Salesforce.com Launches Salesforce1, A New CRM Platform For Connecting Apps, Services Like Dropbox And the Internet of Things

Salesforce.com is launching Salesforce1, its next-generation CRM platform that it has designed for developers, independent software vendors and customers to connect apps and third-party services such as Dropbox, Evernote and LinkedIn.<p>The mobile first environment symbolizes the company’s focus as a …

Marissa Mayer will present Yahoo's future vision at CES 2014 keynote

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has just announced that Marissa Mayer will deliver a keynote address at CES 2014. On Tuesday January 7th Mayer will take to the stage to present her "vision for products, services, and networks that will shape the next wave of innovation." Mayer's …

Is Xero Looking At A Strategic North American Acquisition To Speed US Growth?

This week it was suggested to me that cloud accounting vendor Xero could be in the early stages of measuring up a potential acquisition in North America. Xero now has well over 200000 paying customers globally but, much like its other markets, New Zealand, Australia and the UK, growth in the US …

How I Maxed Out My IRA Making Just $28K

After my first summer job as a day-care assistant in high school, I followed my father’s advice and opened a Roth IRA with a $250 deposit and rosy dreams of retiring at 30 years old (hey, I was 16!).<p>Being somewhat of a perfectionist, I didn’t take this responsibility lightly. I knew from my dad’s …

Dropbox Snatches Up Sold, The Service That Simplifies Selling Online, To Help It Build A New Mystery Commerce Product

Sold launched early this year with a plan to help remove some of the frustration from selling online. Debuting on the iPhone before moving to Android in September, Sold aimed to help busy people avoid the hassle of eBay and Craigslist and simplify e-commerce by taking the whole process out of their …

Granify Raises $1.5 Million To Help Drive E-Commerce Transactions With Big Data

While more and more people are doing their shopping online, converting them from virtual window shoppers to actual customers can be incredibly hard. Typical e-commerce conversion rates can be surprisingly low, but a startup called Granify believes that it can help increase conversions by using big …

Why didn't the White House use WordPress?

HealthCare.gov is "a disaster," "a failure" and "excruciatingly embarrassing" for the Obama administration.<p>Why didn't they just use WordPress?<p>Of the 14 states running their own health insurance marketplaces, five — Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Colorado and Hawaii — decided to use …

BBM Finally Launches For Android And iOS, Years Too Late

If this was 2010, RIM launching BBM on Android and iOS would have been viewed as a nod to open communication and a platform-agnostic product strategy. If this was 2010, it would have been marked as a win for RIM and a sign that company is here to fight. If this was 2010, RIM might still have a …

What Can We Expect From The Next Decade Of Marketing?

It’s been nearly half a century since Philip Kotler first published his <i>Principles of Marketing</i>, which has defined the practice of millions of professionals worldwide ever since. It’s no stretch to say that before Kotler, there was no true marketing profession.<p>What made Kotler different than what …

How to Decide Which Fitness Tracker to Buy

Turning your daily actions into data can motivate you — at least, that's the dream behind many quantitative self devices that help you track fitness, …

XL Marketing, The Direct Marketing Company Co-Founded By John Sculley, Buys UK Rival Intela

As our physical mailboxes gradually get a little less stuffed with direct marketing letters, two of the companies that have played a part in shifting that business to email, mobile and social media networks are coming together. XL Marketing, the NY-based direct and email marketing company …