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Path Axes 20 Percent Of Staff In A ‘Realigning Of The Company’

Mobile-only social networking app Path laid off 13 staffers today, axing 20 percent of its workforce. Rumors of the layoffs have been percolating around the tech industry this afternoon, and were first confirmed by Valleywag.<p>Path founder and CEO Dave Morin, who celebrated his 33rd birthday …

Apple's Hire Of Burberry's Angela Ahrendts Shows Its Future Is In Lifestyle, Not Tech

When Apple announced its hiring of Burberry CEO (and Forbes Power Woman) Angela Ahrendts, they scored one of fashion’s great turnaround artists as their new head of retail and e-commerce.<p>They simultaneously added a welcome dose of diversity to their c-suite leadership. Ahrendts is the first woman …

The Nike+ Move App Will Launch On Nov. 6

Nike has been busy lately. Along with introducing the FuelBand SE fitness tracker, the company is also expanding its app arsenal. First up, the …

Apple’s October 22 iPad And Mac Event Now Official As Press Receive Invites

Apple has announced a special event to be held next week on October 22, after that date was leaked first by AllThingsD and then later confirmed by The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple. If rumors prove correct, the event will most likely feature the reveal of a fifth generation iPad, a Retina iPad mini, new …

NextGuide Web replaces your DVR interface with your web browser

As television channel counts have ballooned, there's more programming than ever out there — but the hardest part can actually be finding something decent to watch. NextGuide Web, launching today in a closed beta, tackles that problem directly from your web browser. If the name sounds familiar, it's …

Pinterest adds more data to your boards with rich pins

Pinterest is already an absurdly popular way to save stuff from around the web, be it shoes you love, accessories for your bridesmaids or decorations for your man cave. One thing the social-bookmarking service has been missing, however, is context. Now it's offering a way for companies to deliver …

GE Ventures Officially Opens for Business in Silicon Valley

Like a lot of big corporations have of late, such as Comcast and Ford, GE is now making its Silicon Valley presence official, with a new office and …

Silicon Valley

In Media, Big Data Is Booming but Big Results Are Lacking

The New York Times named 2012 the crossover year for Big Data: As a term and as a concept, Big Data broke through from the tech circle and into …

David Fincher

HTC One makes video call from summit of Everest

Thanks to a British explorer, the high-end Android phone is the first to make a video call from the highest point on Earth.<p>This might not be what the Taiwanese company had in mind when it wanted its HTC One to be on top of the world, but thanks to British mountaineer Daniel Hughes, the high-end …

Square Cash Will Let You Send Money To Your Friends By Email

Square’s not just for businesses apparently, as an invite-only page for a product called “Square Cash” has popped up. Not many details are known about it, but we’ve reached out to the company for comment.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> A Square representative sent us the following statement on Square Cash: “We’re excited …

Caterpillar Aims to Make Splash With Rugged, Waterproof Android Phone

Caterpillar is best known for making heavy equipment, but the machinery brand thinks it can add something to the phone business.<p>Cat has partnered …

Gear & Gadgets

CHART OF THE DAY: The Reason Yahoo Bought Tumblr (And The Reason To Be Skeptical)

All Things D's Peter Kafka summed up Yahoo's $1.1 billion acquisition best, saying on Twitter, "Resist urge to attach Big Ideas to Yahumblr. Yahoo is a declining company trying to buy growth. Might work, might not. Full stop."<p>This chart of Tumblr's traffic illustrates that growth. As you can see, …

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Microsoft's new TV project: The Music Room on Xbox, a user-driven show

Microsoft’s efforts to create in-house content for its Xbox ecosystem appears to be ticking right along. News recently broke that Microsoft intends to release a two-part show for Xbox Live subscribers that will see them having a hand in its ending.<p>The musically-focused <i>The Music Room</i> will allow for …

Samsung Galaxy Tablet may run on Intel chip

The chip change on the Galaxy 10.1 would be a first for Samsung, which historically has used ARM processors for its Android tablets.<p>Samsung may do something it has never done: Put an Intel chip in a Galaxy Tab.<p>The Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Android tablet is expected to sport a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom …

Apple iWatch Rumors: Late 2013 Release Date Expected As 1.5-Inch Smart Watch Display Features Tested Overseas

Ever since The New York Times reported in February on Apple’s plans to create a smart wristwatch that could rival “science fiction comics and spy …

As mobile explodes in Africa, Nairobi is emerging as a leader in the region’s tech scene

If the future of computing lies in mobile and the fastest growth in mobile uptake will come from poor countries, Africa is where much of the action will be. Kenya, a stable country with an impressive history of investment in communications technology, has emerged as a leader in the region.<p>This …

Africa

Vudu Player update allows movie downloads on iPhone, iPad

Coming months after the feature's introduction on Android and PCs, Vudu has updated the iOS version of its app with the ability to download movies for viewing offline. Unlike the Android version, this feature is not restricted to tablets however, with downloads of your Vudu / Ultraviolet collection …