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Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 director Francis Lawrence reflects on his favorite scene

<b>Warning: the following contains major spoilers from</b> <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2</i><b>.</b><p>Scattered between the numerous action-packed battle scenes in</i> …

Twilio launches IP messaging API for building chat services, "epic" audio conferences and more

At Twilio’s SIGNAL conference, which kicks off today, the company will be announcing a number of new features for its communications platform.<p>A new API, IP Messaging, allows developers to build in-app chat services across Web and mobile. The IP Messaging API includes a typing indicator, message …

UberConference parent Switch dials up another $35M for unified communications

The enterprise communication company Switch Communications today announced a new $35 million round of funding, which it will use for an expansion into Asian markets.<p>Amasia structured and led the round, which included Felicis Ventures, SoftBank, and Work-Bench Ventures. Previous investors Andreessen …

SAP chief sees no takers for software rival Salesforce

MANNHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - German software company SAP’s chief executive once again ruled out any move to acquire Salesforce.com, then went further by saying that its richly valued rival is unlikely to be acquired by any other player in the industry.<p>SAP's Chief Executive Bill McDermott delivers …

Salesforce Reports Q1 as Deal Rumors Die Down

No one's buying.<p>Salesforce.com will report the results of its first fiscal quarter today just as chatter that it was the target of a takeover attempt have subsided.<p>Analysts are expecting Salesforce to report non-GAAP earnings of 14 cents on revenue of $1.5 billion, and to forecast earnings of 17 …

Spotify Introduces Video Clips, Podcasts, And Activity-Based Playlists

Spotify has just unveiled the newest version of the product at a media event here in New York City.<p>Alongside the introduction of new media types, such as podcasts and videos, the service will also serve up playlists that are more personalized and relevant to what you’re doing at the time.<p>“Music is …

6 Tourism Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3: One port to connect them all

Look around your house and chances are you have at least a few devices that use Universal Serial Bus. On average, some 3 billion USB ports are shipped each year, making it by far the most successful peripheral connection type in the world.<p>In fact, device manufacturers are so confident in the new …

iPhone 6 Information Leak Sourced from Foxconn Details Dimensions of 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch Versions

French Apple website <i>IGen.fr</i> (Google Translate) has shared a variety of new details about Apple's upcoming iPhone 6, including dimensions for each model, info about the protruding camera ring on the rear of both devices, and more. The photos appear to be of internal information residing in a Foxconn …

LG commits to provide the G2 a major UI update and Android L

The Italian website Tutto Android is reporting that LG has not forgotten about the LG G2, that LG will be bringing the LG G3 user interface to the G2, and, better yet, have promised Android L for the gracefully aging flagship phone.<p>Citing unnamed “reliable enough” sources, LG has revisited an …

This new 'holographic video' tech paves the way for a real-life Holodeck

Graphics startup Otoy released a new 360-degree holographic capture system that has the potential to drastically change how the media industry uses video.<p>Otoy’s new system allows you to capture the parameters of a setting (people, objects, scenes) with a mobile device’s camera. It then sends that …

Front Panel from 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Once Again Shown in Photos

Taiwanese Apple news website <i>AppleClub</i> (Google Translate, via <i>9to5Mac</i>) shares new photos of the supposed front panel from the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, including the device's display and its insides.<p>The images are consistent with prior leaks of the iPhone 6's front panel, showing a larger screen, a thinner …

Taiwan: a secret foodie wonderland

Right now, in-the-know foodies from across Asia are descending on an island in the East China Sea to gobble steaming plates of dumplings and nibble stinking sticks of tofu.<p>Taiwan’s food scene is exploding and now is the time to go - Taiwanese chefs are winning awards, the country heaves with night …

Tokyo Is Getting Ready for Olympics Tourists by Sprucing Up Its Shopping Malls

In the run-up to the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, the Odaiba district in Koto Ward is aiming to cater to the needs of the foreign visitors …

Growth Hacking Distribution For Your Startup

Every startup wants to grow big and grow fast, so it was no surprise that a conference this week in San Francisco about growth and distribution for startups was standing-room only. I’m so done with tech conferences, but was very glad I got to go to this one. It was full of amazing, actionable …

Google Glass adds Foursquare and Tripit to help travelers

With the latest app additions to its lineup, Google Glass is striving to become more of a travel companion.<p>As announced in a Google+ blog on Thursday, Google Glass wearers can now tap into Foursquare, Tripit, and OpenTable, apps all designed to take some of the hassle out of planning and navigating …

Get to know Foursquare's new Swarm app

On Thursday, Foursquare launched its latest app, called Swarm. Swarm is an effort by the startup who, until now, combined the ability to check in at random venues and discover the city around you within the same app.<p>By splitting the app essentially in half, Foursquare is creating two different …