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Open thread: is Timely the new standard in Android app design?

Epithets like “beautiful” and “well designed” get thrown around pretty liberally when it comes to apps. But few Android applications have been received with such general acclaim as Timely.<p>Timely is a clock app developed by Bitspin, a team of four Swiss developers, over a period of four months. …

Apps

FundersClub Ditches Dumb Money By Going Invite-Only

“Democratizing venture capital” sounds great until equity crowdfunding fills startup financing rounds with amateur angels who don’t add value. So while other funding platforms open the floodgates to any accredited investor, and eventually anyone if the JOBS Act goes into full effect, FundersClub …

How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

Great tech-spectations: What's next in tech for 2013

The dog days of summer are here, and with them, a certain ennui seems to have washed over the tech world. But as July becomes August, things will begin to kick into high gear.<p>The big dogs of the tech industry -- Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and a host of others -- know that the all-important …

15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons Of Money

Home flips are up 19% from a year ago and 74% from the first half of 2011, according to a new report from Realtytrac.<p>"While flipping continues to be profitable in most markets, particularly those where the home price recovery is still nascent and a recent rebound in foreclosure activity allows …

Real Estate

7 Steps To Outstanding Sales Growth For Your Startup

“If you build it, they will come.” It’s a line from an old movie “Field of Dreams” which is still leading to the demise of too many startups, led by entrepreneurs who really started their business to build an exciting new product or service. Most struggle with the idea and practice of marketing and …

Lost-and-Found Bluetooth Accessory 'Tile' Passes $1 Million in Pre-Orders

Tile is a Bluetooth Low Energy device that connects to the iPhone to assist users in finding lost items like keys, wallets, computers and more. The company is offering Tiles for $19 each via a Kickstarter-like preordering process.<p>The company has more than 18,500 backers and just passed $1 million …

Google working to secure programming deals for upcoming internet TV service, says report

Google is considering an entrance into the internet TV game, according to a new report out today. The new over-the-top service would offer live TV broadcasts to customers over their internet connections, bypassing cable operators like Comcast and Time Warner Cable. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says the …

Cincinnati Has Become An Unexpected Hub Of Tech Startups

Home to the headquarters of 10 Fortune 500 companies, including Macy's and Procter & Gamble, the metropolitan area also supports a growing community of tech startups through accelerator programs, low business taxes and unemployment, and the connecting power of established companies. In Cincinnati, …

Startups

This 3-D Printed Tarantula Robot Is Actually Kinda Cute

Aww. Come here, little guy.<p>Robot spider! Sounds terrifying. But the T8--an octopod 'bot made from 3-D printed parts--is actually charming. For your viewing pleasure, watch it dance like a drunk high-school kid.<p>The company behind the T8, Robugtix, is taking pre-orders for the robot now, if you're …

World's Oldest Calendar Discovered in U.K.

A series of large pits were dug by Mesolithic people to track the cycle of the moon.<p><b>Archaeologists working in Scotland have uncovered what they believe to be the world's oldest lunar calendar</b>—<b>a series of 12 large, specially shaped pits that were designed to mimic the various phases of the moon. The</b> …

Primary Code | Jon Butterworth | Life Physics

I have just become aware of Code Club, which looks excellent. They are a volunteer-led organisation whose goal is to "Give every child in the UK the …

In higher ed, as the Gates Foundations’ power grows, grumbles do too

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the most active nonprofit players in higher education — to the tune of $472 million. But according to …

The internet of things may drive you nuts before it makes things better

The scariest thing anyone has ever said to me about the internet of things wasn’t about the NSA spying on my gadgets or that someone might hack my …

Want to follow the money? OpenCorporates uses open data to expose corporate structures

As any tax fairness campaigner will tell you, there is no better shield against scrutiny than a careful blend of complexity and obscurity. Public …

Samsung S4 Lines Up iPhone 5S And Moto X For Price War

The start of the week saw a lot of speculation about the future of the smartphone. Has it peaked/ has it not? Well, maybe, but competition is intensifying anyway, particularly on price in the high and mid ranges.<p>It looks like Google will soon put $500 million into launching a new Motorola …

Celebrate The Death Of Print With This 3D Printed Texture Book

A designer named Tom Burtonwood has designed a book that contains 3D-scanned textures he has grabbed from museums and architecture in his home city of Chicago. The book, which is in the form of an accordion, is called an orihon and can be made on nearly any 3D printer.<p>He writes:<p>The impetus for this …

Pebble has sold 275,000 units, with 1 million apps downloaded so far

Pebble has finally released some of its sales figures, having just gone on sale at local retailer Best Buy, and things are looking pretty good for the little Kickstarter company.<p>So far, Pebble has sold a total of 275,000 smart watches, 85,000 of which came from initial Kickstarter backers, with the …

Sprint announces two new guaranteed unlimited packages

Starting from today, Sprint is offering two new totally unlimited plans known as “Unlimited, My Way” and “My All-In”. The differences between the two essentially depends on whether you’re after a family package, or something for your own use.<p>We’ll look at the “Unlimited, My Way” package first, …

Debate sparked about benchmark for Intel, ARM chips

Nothing like a debate about processor benchmarks to get enthusiasts blood up.<p>EE Times posted a story titled Has Intel really beaten ARM? on Wednesday that calls into question the use of the widely-used AnTuTu Benchmark.<p>"There has been a considerable amount of press around recent AnTuTu benchmark …

2013: The year of the personalized, colorful, mid-tier smartphone

Choosing a phone is pretty simple if you’re the kind of person who wants the latest & greatest handset and has the budget to pay for it. Even if you’re not sure what platform you want, you’re essentially choosing between a handful of flagship products and are currently likely to walk away with an …

New LinkedIn API Restrictions Force Job Change Email Notification Service To Shut Down

Job Change Notifier, a cool little utility that allowed LinkedIn users to track and be notified via email when one of their connections changed jobs, is shutting down due to new restrictions LinkedIn is placing on its API. According to Job Change Notifier creator Roger Lee, the changes impact the …

The DeanBeat: Microsoft goes crazy with its appointment of new gaming chief

It could quite possibly be the dumbest move Microsoft has ever made in games. Or the smartest.<p>Yesterday, Microsoft appointed Julie Larson-Green, head of the Windows business, to be in charge of several divisions including Xbox. She does not have game business experience, but she will run a business …

The coating that makes iPhones touch sensitive is running out

No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger makes contact.<p>ITO comes …

Trace the convoluted worldwide structures that your bank uses to dodge taxes

It's no secret that big businesses use their global reach to minimize their taxes, but exactly how it's done is something of a mystery. A service called OpenCorporates hopes to make it easier to track all of that by explaining every single corporate structure there is — and it's created a …

GlassKap project brings 3D-printed crosshairs, macro lens to Google Glass (video)

Todd Blatt wants to have more fun with Google Glass than just the occasional game of <i>Battleship</i>, and he has been crowdfunding 3D-printed GlassKap add-ons to spice things up. His newest additions to the line have us especially intrigued, though: he just unveiled a set of crosshairs (pictured above) …

A new Blackboard? 4 ways the ed tech giant’s new CEO hopes to win back market share

As the giant among learning management systems (LMS) for higher education, Blackboard is an easy target. And as its market share has dropped and …

With significant price cuts, Surface RT is a much better value at $350

Microsoft’s(s msft) Surface RT computers will be $150 less expensive to own in the very near future. Sources tell The Verge that Surface RT will …