Deepak Gulabani

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Yelp Doesn't Just Drive Customers Into Local Businesses, It's Also Getting Them To Buy

Yelp is indispensable to local searchers, especially those inclined to make a purchase. Ninety-three percent of U.S. Yelp users in a recent Nielsen study said they at least occasionally make a purchase from a local business after using Yelp. On mobile, Yelp's local services are even more relevant, …

Look how quickly the Asus PadFone Infinity phone turns into a tablet

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>We knew last week that Asus was planning a refresh of its PadFone Infinity and now it’s official. The package consists of a …

Google Knows The WiFi Passwords Of Every Android User: Report

Google might have access to WiFi passwords used by every single Android user, a new report suggests. That is a whole lot of WiFi passwords -- maybe most of them in the world.<p>“If an Android device (phone or tablet) has ever logged on to a particular Wi-Fi network, then Google probably knows the …

US intelligence leaks expose deep distrust of Pakistan

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal the depth of mistrust between America and Pakistan, revealing how the US spied on Islamabad’s nuclear assets and compiled dossiers of extrajudicial killings.<p>The revelations, published by The Washington Post on Tuesday, appear to show how billions of dollars …

The 6 Commandments Of Buying Gadgets

<b>1) Spend The Most Money On The Items You Use The Most</b> <br>So simple, yet so often overlooked: It’s smart shopping to splurge on the items you spend a lot of time with, and skimp on the ones you don’t.<p>“Don’t worry about the price,” says Brian Lam, founder of gadget decision-making site The Wirecutter. …

eBay launches service to tell retailers how you shop

eBay, the online shopping giant, has launched a new service which will enable assistants in bricks and mortar retailers to automatically see detailed information about the shopping habits of individual customers.<p>The scheme is one of a suite of new services eBay is rolling out in an effort to …

eCommerce

Windows 8.1 Coming as Free Download on October 17

Windows 8 users should circle October 17 on the calendar. On that day at 7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT Microsoft will release Windows 8.1 as a free upgrade …

Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail

People sending email to any of Google's 425 million Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in a court filing.<p>Consumer Watchdog, the advocacy group that uncovered the filing, called the revelation a "stunning admission." …

The Volvo P1800 is the best spy car you've probably forgotten about

James Bond is the ultimate superspy. He has the coolest toys, hottest women, and the best one liners. But his taste in cars is liable to get him killed. I mean, rocking around in an Aston is going to draw attention, isn't it? So why not try a Volvo? A Volvo P1800, to be precise.<p>I say this because …

Classic Cars

Escaping Google's gravity: How small search engines define success

It's not easy to compete in the world of search. Once you get past Google's juggernaut, you're still squaring off against Yahoo and Bing. But some of the smaller search engines are looking to attract people by offering what the others can't: peace of mind.<p>DuckDuckGo has skyrocketed to relative …

DuckDuckGo

Search anonymously on your phone with DuckDuckGo

If the government's PRISM program has you looking over your shoulder, perhaps you'll find yourself a little less paranoid with DuckDuckGo Search & Stories on your phone. The app was released today for iPhone and for Android.<p>DuckDuckGo lets you search anonymously. Unlike other search engines, it …

DuckDuckGo

Why more companies should encourage their employees to use social media

Meetings around the watercooler or over lunch are as traditional as the workplace suit and tie. But today, companies are looking for more innovative ways to bring employees together. Connecting people with different kinds of knowledge fosters new services and ideas, says Paul Leonardi, a professor …

Employment

Scientists Confirm Three Potentially Habitable Planets Around A Nearby Star

<i>Astronomers from the European Space Observatory have confirmed that there are three potentially habitable worlds around the red dwarf Gliese 667C.</i><p>Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced today that they’ve confirmed the existence of three planets existing in the habitable zone of …

How the top 25 YouTube channels earned 144B views, 520M comments, and 1B likes

If you want to go big on YouTube, you don’t want do be a big corporate brand or repurpose content from the nightly news. You do want to talk about gaming, entertainment, or comedy — but ideally about gaming. And you most definitely want to have something to say.<p>The top 200 YouTube channels have …

Beetles Mating with Beer Bottles

Biologists Dwayne Gwynne and David Rentz were out looking for insects in Australia when they observed Australian jewel beetles on small brown beer …

How to Create Multiple Portrait Styles with One Speedlight

Not all photographers have used artificial lighting before. In fact, some people only even rent lighting equipment when certain events or situations …

Windows Azure and new Oracle DB up in a tree

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Carlos Gutiérrez G.<p>Sometimes it helps just to look at the obvious when you’re trying to sort out a news …

BuzzFeed Says New ‘Flight Mode’ Campaign Shows ‘The Consumerization Of B2B Marketing’

BuzzFeed always seems to be the first online publication that comes up when people want to talk about smart, creative approaches to “native” advertising, so here’s a cool example of what the site is doing with advertisers — it’s partnering with GE to allow readers to navigate the site in “Flight …

Facebook Redesigns Page Insights To Give Businesses Clearer, More Actionable Data

Facebook is announcing some changes to Page Insights, the analytics tool for monitoring the performance of your Facebook Pages. Product Marketing Manager Galyn Burke told me that this is the first time the Page Insights interface has been updated since October 2011.<p>Now, the specific changes may …

How YouTube Became The Most Popular Video Site In The World

YouTube is far and away the most popular video sharing site in the world. People watch over 6 billion hours of YouTube videos per month.<p>So, how did YouTube become THE place to go to watch videos online?<p>Find out everything you could possibly want to know about YouTube below:<p><i>Produced by William Wei</i>

With a Month to Go Before Dell’s Buyout Vote, Eyes on Proxy Advisory Firms

The proxy vote over the $24.4 billion plan to take the struggling Dell computer company private is now only 32 days away.<p>Set for July 18, it may yet …

The 10 Cheapest Cities In The World

When I was in Nicaragua in 2011, I had a friend who was renting a room with her boyfriend in Managua.<p>They each paid $25 per month for rent. The bus ride to their job cost 10 American cents.<p>Point being: There are places in the world where your dollar can go a very long way.<p>This is important. If …

Black hole bonanza in 'next door' Andromeda galaxy

Twenty-six new black hole candidates have been discovered in the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy. According to the astronomers involved, these could be …

Prevention Pill Cuts HIV Risk For Injecting Drug Users

A once-a-day pill has been proven to lower the risk of getting HIV among needle-using drug addicts, just as it does among heterosexual couples and men who have sex with men.<p>Among 2,400 injecting drug users in Bangkok, those assigned to take a daily dose of an antiviral drug Viread, or tenofovir …

Gamers really do see the world differently - Futurity

DUKE (US) — Video game players capture more information faster for visual decision-making, but lose …

New Hope For Regrowing Severed Limbs, Just Like Lizards' Tails

Pretty good superpower to have, if you ask me.<p>Some lizards and amphibians have the ability to regrow severed tails or limbs--in fact, the blue-tailed skink abandons its tail intentionally to distract predators. But humans, despite our amazing advancements in the field of spying on each other, are …