David Martinez

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Zing wants to liberate retail chains from crappy old point-of-sale systems

Point-of-sale (POS) technology has made huge leaps over the last decade, and yet most brick-and-mortar business chains are stuck using bulky, rigid, and costly systems that have been around for decades.<p>It’s something payments startup Zing is trying to do something about with the release of its new …

Cubot S208 Review – 5″ quad core smartphone for under $135.

A quick browse of any online Chinese electronics wholesaler will quickly turn up devices by Cubot. I have often seen them for sale, but I have never had a chance to test one, until now that is!<p>The Cubot S208 is a slim, 5 inch, quad-core Android smartphone which can be purchased for under $135. That …

Phones

Larry Page's Plan To Deal With All The Jobs That Are Getting Wiped Out By Technology

Google CEO Larry Page was asked how society should deal with unemployment that may arise from technological advances.<p>His answer is surprisingly French. He says companies should consider hiring two part-time workers to do one full-time job. This way more people are employed, which is better for …

Silicon Valley

Maintain your health and mind with these 15 medical apps

Keeping up your health can be hard work — America’s rising obesity levels can attest to that. These days, we spend countless hours gawking at our …

This Redesigned Cap Turns Any Water Bottle Into A Vegetable Garden

The Petomato allows you to actually grow tomatoes inside any plastic water bottle. “When the fruit ripens, it’s kind of shocking.”<p>As a gardening-obsessed college student in Japan, Takuya Hasegawa wanted to figure out how to help more people start growing their own food–even if, like many people …

Nadella's Bid To Fix Microsoft: What Ballmer Didn't Dare

When Satya Nadella settled into the U.S. at age 20, he had a problem. The Indian emigre wanted a master’s in computer science as fast as possible, so he could dash into America’s booming tech sector. But cash was tight and his undergraduate preparation, back in Mangalore, was patchy. In 1988 …

With IPO Hopes Fading, Square And Box Face Reality Of Commodity Products

Square and Box would seem to be the very epitome of every startup founder’s dream of reaching the pinnacle of entrepreneurial success. Take a kernel of an idea and turn it into a massive, multi-billion-dollar company that publicly debuts in an IPO. For the founders involved, the exhilaration and …

T-Mobile: No more overage charges even on older voice and data plans

Starting in May T-Mobile (s tmus) plans to get rid of all overage charges on all of its customer bills, pushing a new marketing strategy that claims …

Shopify Lowers Prices For Point Of Sale Plans, Adds Custom Gift Card And Receipt Options

Emerging online and offline commerce giant Shopify is introducing some changes to its retail offerings today, with lower transaction rates across its point of sale (POS) plans and using the Shopify Mobile payments app and dongle. Credit card transactions processed through Shopify now cost only 2.7 …

How to Actually Succeed on Google+

“Our philosophy and strategy is platform agnostic, so, it can tie into many different platforms,” said Curtis Midkiff, Director of Social Engagement at the American Red Cross.<p>According to Midkiff, this philosophy is to craft a visually focused story about the Red Cross and to engage with people …

Why Bigcommerce Says It's Ready To Take On Amazon Web Services To Help Retailers

Bigcommerce is likely the biggest e-commerce platform for small retailers that you’ve never heard of. The Australian-based software provider has already raised $75 million ($40 million of which came from Steve Case’s Revolution Growth) and has a client base of over 50,000 merchants in 137 countries.<p>…

Yahoo starts to lose some of the Alibaba premium

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The Chinese government just took some of the wind out of the sails of the highly anticipated initial public offering of …

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