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'Pokémon GO's New 'Sightings' Feature Is A Tracking Fix That Actually Works

I’m trying to cool off right now, having broken a sweat after venturing outside to do something I haven’t done in a while: hunt for Pokémon. I raced out the door when I saw that Niantic had rolled out a new “nearby” fix called “Sightings,” which is supposed to make wild Pokémon trackable again. …

10 Apps You Probably Never Heard Of That Employees Are Sneaking Into Work

With our tablets, smartphones and cloud services, if we need an app, we get it ourselves.<p>This is drastically different than the way work tech used to be: bought by IT, set up by IT, issued by IT and controlled by IT. You didn't like what you were given? Oh well.<p>Interestingly, this has created …

Apps

Alpha Condé, president of Guinea, embodies hopes for reform | Financial Times

Foreign powers have a lot riding on the 75-year-old former Sorbonne law professor who runs Guinea.<p>For the west, Alpha Condé represents a west African …

Perfume for Your Closet: DIY Linen Spray

Perfume can perk you up, but if you’re behind on laundry, you’ll need more than a dab behind the ears! Thankfully, it’s easy to whip up a batch of …

Cleaning

5 Minutes to a Natural, Flawless Face

For us, no-makeup makeup products are as essential as red lipstick and mascara—we can never have too many! One of our favorite go-tos for beautiful, …

Must-Have Cult Product: The Perfect Red Lipstick

To me, there is no product that makes as much of a statement as a simple swipe of red lipstick. Reds come in a subtle yet powerful range: bold, blue …

Indie Lee’s DIY Vanilla Body Cream

The founder of a luxury skin care line may be the last person you’d think would be such an avid sharer of DIY beauty recipes. But really, that’s what …

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

Internet of Things

Time Inc. bringing Fortune, Time, People, and InStyle magazines to Flipboard

Time Inc. and Flipboard have reached a deal to bring content from <i>People, InStyle, Fortune</i>, and <i>Time</i> to the magazine-style app. <i>People</i> and <i>InStyle</i> will debut on Flipboard this week, with <i>Fortune</i> and <i>Time</i> following sometime in December. "Their audience has grown exponentially, so they actually have …

Stunning Maps Show A Day In New York And San Francisco In 32 Seconds

Foursquare, the location-based social network, has put together a series of videos tracking "the pulse" of various metropolises -- New York, San Francisco, London, Chicago, Tokyo and Istanbul -- using check-in data from its users. The resulting animated maps are gorgeous, all black backgrounds, …

Your future ultra-fast internet connection just launched into space

Elon Musk’s commercial space company, SpaceX, has just launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit carrying a Canadian Space Agency satellite, CASSIOPE. Part of the satellite’s payload is Cascade, a prototype for a super-fast space-borne file-transfer system—a kind of digital courier service.<p>The idea …

Google Fiber

Kreditech uses Facebook to make faster credit decisions, nabs $7M more

We hear the term big data so often, it’s beginning to lose its meaning. But Kreditech claims to have an actual use for big data that is already making a difference in people’s lives.<p>Today, Kreditech nabbed $7 million in additional funding from Europe’s largest growth debt provider, Kreos …

Ark Launches Rapportive-Meets-Mailbox Email App In Pivot To Marketing Intelligence

Need to do some homework on who you’re emailing? You could search their name on Google, Facebook, or LinkedIn, but on mobile that’s a lot of taps, and it’s hard to know if you’ve got the right John Smith. So Ark has just launched a mobile email client that pulls in all the social profiles of the …

Gogobot, The Travel Site Where Friends And Experts Plan Your Vacation, Is Growing Really Fast

It now has 3.7 million registered users and has become the fastest growing travel site on the web, according to data from Comscore and eMarketeer shared with us by cofounder and CEO Travis Katz.<p>In the summer-travel month of July, Gogobot was a more popular website than AirBnB, Bing Travel or …

Tourism

Mobify – Digital Experience Platform

Solution<p>Why Mobify?<p>The Mobify® Platform<p>Implementation<p>Success Services<p>Customers<p>Case Studies<p>Partners<p>Technology Partners<p>SI Partners<p>Resources<p>Resource Library<p>Blog<p>Company<p>About<p>Careers<p>Media & Press<p>Launch a revenue-boosting Progressive Web App in just 90 days<p>Mobify is the only proven Digital Experience …

Sony’s Smartshot QX ‘smart lens’ will have a white and champagne color option, just in case

We’ve previously covered the recent rumors of the 20 Megapixel Sony Wifi ‘smart lens’ which will attach to Android and iOS smartphones and connect to the phone via Wifi. Theoretically, you’ll be able to take much better pictures with the bigger CMOS sensor and Zeiss glass.<p>But is that black lens …

Google Translate adds African languages

Google is planning to add Somali, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba and Zulu to its list of language options on Google Translate, the search engine giant's free automatic translation service.<p>A post published yesterday on the Google Africa page on Google+ called on users to evaluate the translation quality of the …

Associated Press News

To develop Africa, buy her products, do not give your money to a foreign aid charity

Studies looking at the impact of Western aid programs have revealed that there is zero correlation between per capita overseas development assistance …

Foreign Aid

This little orange box is spreading economic opportunities across Africa

A little orange box that started in South Africa is now making it’s up across the continent.<p>Nomanini is a social enterprise company that sells a “business in a box.” The portable orange device is called Lula, and works as a digital vending machine for selling prepaid vouchers for mobile airtime, …

Coursera Hits 4 Million Students -- And Triples Its Funding

Coursera founders Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng don’t think small. Their Mountain View, Calif., online-education company is less than two years old, yet it already has attracted more than 4 million student signups. Now Coursera has raised $43 million in fresh venture capital, tripling its cash …

Jambo tech! (Hello, tech! in Swahili)

<b>Kenya is making an international name for itself as a technology centre. They call it, in the manner of these things, Silicon Savannah.</b><p>As I explained in my previous blog from the country, first came the mobile phone, bringing connectivity to vast numbers of people who were never connected …

Entrepreneurship

How Africa's New Urban Centers Are Shifting Its Old Colonial Boundaries

Skip Silicon Valley: Why Smart Startups Start In Europe

Despite having studied at Stanford University, worked for start-ups in Silicon Valley like Linkexchange and Tellme networks, spent four years at eBay in California in product management, and been an investor at Accel Partners, a venture capital firm with roots in Silicon Valley, I made the …

Startup To Success: How To Avoid Early Pitfalls And Get Past The $3 Million Problem

A lot of risk-taking goes on, while on the entrepreneurial trail. Starting a business is an outright risk, itself. But there’s also room for some prudence on the path. There are pitfalls and problems along the way, and it helps to have mentors, who can — in some cases — help you avoid common …

Who's Behind the Sad, Anonymous Truth of 'My Startup Has 30 Days to Live'?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A mysterious Tumblr began circulating through the tech press on Tuesday as an anonymous startup …

Reverse Innovation in Tech Startups: The Story of Capillary Technologies

At its core, reverse innovation describes solutions adopted first in poorer, emerging nations that subsequently—and disruptively—find a market in richer, developed nations. But can reverse innovation be relevant in the world of high-technology? The very definition of “high-technology” hints at …

For Busy Entrepreneurs

Building Your Business Around Learning<p>Eric Ries hates that he was forced to validate having to throw out 25,000 lines of code by telling himself that …

Foundersuite debuts tool collection to help you start your company

Recently soft-launched Foundersuite offers entrepreneurs a set of tools and templates to lessen the burden of starting a company.<p>The site is debuting with four modules and four template bundles. “It’s designed to help founders know what to do next, providing guidelines and structure to the messy …