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Front Helps Companies Collaborate With Shared Inboxes

Email may or may not have a long and prosperous future lying in wait, but for now it’s showing no <i>real</i> signs of weakening its grip on the enterprise.<p>With that in mind, Front has been building a new desktop application geared towards making it easier to collaborate around emails with shared …

YouTube's paid music service delayed over design problems

A planned subscription service from YouTube is facing delays related to Google executives' insistence that the product be competitive from the day it launches, according to a new report. <i>Billboard</i>, citing an interview with an unnamed executive briefed on YouTube's plans, say that a service …

What’s Google really up to in wireless? Might not be what you think.

[commentary] Rumors are flying that Google wants to resell Verizon or Sprint wireless service, but CNET’s Maggie Reardon throws cold water on that theory and comes up with her own ideas.<p>Is Google really considering taking on the wireless industry? According to The Information, the company has …

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Why voice is the next big internet wave

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Fuse/Thinkstock<p>At first glance, few technologies feel as unsexy as voice. From a user’s perspective, little has …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Topsy, Now With Every Tweet From 2006 On, Has Other Social Media Indexes In The Works

Twitter has established itself as top social networking destination, mentioned the same breath as sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, or YouTube, as well as a go-to destination for breaking news. But as a search engine that could be the Google for real-time media, Twitter still fails. For Twitter data …

Foundation: Evan Williams on Hatching Big Ideas

In today’s episode of my Foundation series, serial entrepreneur Evan Williams talks candidly about his experiences building Blogger, Twitter, and his latest project, Medium. Ev recounts the early days of Twitter, shares what he’s learned about how to scale fast-growth products, and explains his …

Pink Floyd Speaks Out Against Pandora

There never seems to be a dull moment for music-streaming service Pandora. Last year, they filed a lawsuit against music publishing agency and artists-rights champion ASCAP. Last week, they were sued by music-publishing agency BMI for failing to negotiate their already-low royalty fees. In May, CEO …

Ericsson Predicts 4.5B Smartphones Will Be Owned by 2018

Telecommunications company Ericsson has released its latest mobility report which predicts that in the next five years, the number of smartphones subscriptions in the world is expected to reach 4.5 billion, with 60 percent of the world’s population covered by LTE. Other findings show that with the …

LTE, smartphones & video are adding up to a mobile data boom

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>We all must love watching video on the go, or else why would Ericsson say that video traffic is growing on the mobile networks …

WhatsApp grows bigger than Twitter

WhatsApp, the almost free messaging app, now has more users than Twitter and carries more messages than Facebook, according to its chief executive.<p>The service has attracted more monthly users than the 200 million claimed by Twitter, Jan Koum told a <b>technology conference</b> on Tuesday. He did not …

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Twitter Reportedly Building Standalone iOS Music App Based On Recent Acquisition, As It Did With Vine For Video

Twitter is reportedly planning to release a standalone music app on iOS, possibly later this month, according to a new report from CNET. CNET has learned that Twitter acquired music discovery service We Are Hunted, and is using its tech to build the app, similar to the approach it took with Vine …

Just Six Months After Being Acquired, Twitter’s Vine Hits #1 Free Spot On Apple’s App Store

Twitter acquired the mini-video-taking app Vine last October before it ever launched, sending everyone into a frenzy about the company getting into the video space.<p>In late January, Twitter finally launched the app to much applause. Since then, it’s gone from being temporarily removed from the …

Sqwiggle Makes Working Remotely Less Lonely, More Awesome

Hey Marissa! Check this one out.<p>Sqwiggle is browser-based group video chat built with work-from-homers in mind. It’s got the office-like immediacy that Skype lacks, but without the noise of a Google Hangout. I’m kind of in love with it.<p>As someone who puts words on the Internet for a living, I’ve …

Google Street View Hyperlapse Is An Experimental New Way Of Wandering The World

Google Street View is maybe one of the most interesting and under appreciated technical developments of the past decade, but it’s all a little static when viewed through standard channels like Google Maps on the desktop or on a mobile device. A new project from Toronto UX design firm Teehan+Lax, …

Google’s Forthcoming Chat Client “Babel” Shows Up All Over The Web In Screenshots, Bug Reports, Forums & More

Google Babel, the forthcoming unified messenger service from Google that’s all but confirmed thanks to a number of screenshots, bug reports, developer forum posts and more, is now being said to only include Google Talk, Google Hangouts and Messenger in its initial release. Google Voice integration, …

Google Wants To Operate .Search As A “Dotless” Domain, Plans To Open .Cloud, .Blog And .App To Others

If it gets it, Google wants to turn .search into a “dotless domain,” the company told ICANN a few days ago. Last year, Google applied to manage the .app, .blog, .cloud and .search generic top-level domain (gTLD) names as part of a major expansion of the domain-name system.<p>ICANN, which is managing …

Chat Heads Comes To Facebook Messenger For Android, Works Across Apps Even Without Facebook Home

Facebook Home is due out today and will likely arrive soon, but the standalone Messenger app update is already here, and it brings Chat Heads support to most Android devices, regardless of whether or not you have Home installed. That means that when you’re using other apps or on the home screen, …