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Samsung's Next Phones Will Have 64-Bit Processing

Apple announced the release of its iPhone 5s yesterday — with the Cupertino firm touting it as the first smartphone to include a 64-bit processor, meaning the iPhone just got a whole lot more powerful.<p>In response to that, Samsung says that its next smartphones will also include a 64-bit processor. …

What You Should and Shouldn't Expect from Apple Today

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Today, Apple is holding another one of their keynotes, where they will probably announcing some new …

Why Doesn't Facebook Show You What A 'Friend of a Friend' Sees On Your Profile?

Privacy on Facebook has been vividly described as a “bathroom door that resists all efforts at locking, swinging open again and again while you’re trying to poop.” The privacy settings on the site can be tricky, and the site is often coming up with new ways to grant access to users’ information as …

Alibaba Extends Its E-Commerce Services Into Smart TVs

The first set-top box powered by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba went on sale yesterday, following the company’s announcement in July that it has developed a smart TV operating system and will be coming up with smart TVs, set-top boxes and services to run inside them in collaboration with various …

Microsoft investors want Ford's Mulally as the next CEO

With longtime Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer having announced his plans to retire, everyone is hungry to find out who his successor will be. And while early rumors pointed to outgoing Nokia CEO (and longtime Microsoft exec) Stephen Elop, some prominent voices are pushing for the company to hire …

iPhone 5S preview: what to expect from Apple's premium handset

Apple breaks with its own convention on Tuesday, with what is expected to be the launch of two new iPhones - breaking from its tradition of a solitary current-generation iPhone model.<p>One is likely to be a cheaper model called the iPhone 5C, but the latest premium model, the iPhone 5S, is rumoured …

More details on Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch: those images are of a prototype

Advertisement<p>33 Comments<p>Venturebeat caused a holiday weekend stir with what appeared to be pictures of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which will …

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch app detailed in leaked screenshots

Prolific leaker Evleaks has posted a pair of screenshots that detail the management app for Samsung's new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. According to the images, the watch, which Samsung has confirmed will be shown at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin next week, will be managed by an …

Apple Needs To Regain Command Of Smartphone Buzz

It has been well documented that Android has captured about 80% of the smartphone market while Apple’s share has dropped to 14% per Gartner’s June quarter survey down from 21% in the December quarter and 18% in the March quarter. Microsoft’s Windows came in third place for the first time displacing …

Google went down today. The Internet went bananas.

We wouldn’t normally write about a mere few minutes in down time, but when it’s Google, it’s notable.<p>Google.com, Google’s search product (you may have heard of) went down between 23:52 and 23:57 BST according to Search Engine Land. Not since 2009 has Google Search experienced any downtime.<p>“The most …

Samsung Reportedly Introducing Galaxy Gear Android Smartphone Wristwatch In September

What’s weird about reporting on the potential introduction of smartphone watches is that they actually aren’t anything new – every few years it seems some OEM comes up with a wrist-mounted phone that makes for an interesting demo but doesn’t go anywhere, like the LG GD910, for instance, the talk of …

Yobongo Co-Founder Caleb Elston Aims To Reinvent Customer Feedback With New Startup Delighted

Early last year, the team behind mobile chat app Yobongo was acquired by calendar- and photobook-printing company Mixbook, where it led development efforts for Mixbook’s iPhone app Mosaic. Now Yobongo co-founder Caleb Elston is announcing that he, along with two other members of the Mosaic team, is …

SmugMug Launches Redesign Of Its Photo Sharing Website

SmugMug has revealed the new design of its photo sharing site, aimed to increase web customization capabilities and photo organization. The website now features new templates and themes, customization tools, a new photo organizer and responsive design to make SmugMug fit any screen.<p>The new site, …

Facebook Jumps Into the Games Publishing Biz

Game on.<p>After years of being a platform for gaming companies to distribute and promote their titles, Facebook on Tuesday unveiled its new mobile …

Mobile Gaming

Mobile gaming startup Kiwi raises $9M from Sequoia

Android mobile game developer Kiwi has raised $9 million from Sequoia Capital.<p>All of Kiwi’s games are on Google Play’s Top 100 grossing list and are highly rated in the Google Play store.<p>Founders Omar Siddiqui and Shvetank Jain previously founded Trippert Labs, a social game development company …

Android Tops US Smartphones Sales with 52% Share

Analyst firms have already pored over smartphone industry figures for Q2 2013 — noting that top guns Apple and Samsung lost market share to lesser rivals — and now Kantar has released its sales figures for the US spanning the three-month period ending June 2013.<p>The Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report …

10 Common Startup Ideas That Haven't Broken Through... Yet

Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies.<p>Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their founders to the depth of their pockets. But, just because an idea hasn’t taken off doesn’t mean …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: Sporty, splashy fun, but not truly rugged - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Samsung's Galaxy S4</b> Active has a sporty design, takes strong daylight photos, and delivers the majority of Android 4.2 features. It also has a great speakerphone.<p><b>The Bad</b> Aqua mode is fixed focus, the S4 Active takes weak low light shots, and the phone isn't as durable as its name suggests. …

Phones

If you can’t beat ’em, support ’em: Garmin launches a smartphone HUD for cars

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Facing the rise of smartphones that can take the place of dedicated navigation systems, Garmin’s(s grmn) got a new device: and …

TaskRabbit Confirms Layoffs As It Realigns To Focus On Mobile And Enterprise

TaskRabbit, the San Francisco startup that runs a marketplace for outsourcing errands and temporary work projects, has laid off a number of staffers as part of a larger restructuring, TechCrunch has learned.<p>Reached via email, TaskRabbit founder and CEO Leah Busque confirmed that layoffs have taken …

Facebook Slowly Making Home More Livable With Customizable Launcher Dock And Now Folders

When Facebook Home launched, its launcher was awful. No dock, no folders, no widgets — basically none of the personalization Androiders know and love. Even if they wanted their friends to come first, few were willing to sacrifice their customized home screen. But with last month’s new favorites …

6 years after the iPhone launched, just 4 big carriers are left standing

<i>Jon Metzler is president of San Francisco consultancy Blue Field Strategies.</i><p>It’s amazing to think it’s been just six years and seven versions since the iPhone launched in June, 2007.<p>A lot has changed in those six years, and perhaps one of the most significant changes has been wireless carrier …

Beats trying to launch streaming music service with AT&T

Exclusive: Music industry legend Jimmy Iovine wants to launch his Spotify competitor with a big splash, which is why he's trying to partner with a wireless carrier.<p>When Jimmy Iovine, the co-founder and CEO of Beats Electronics, launches his much-anticipated subscription music service in the coming …

Warner Music

13 Expensive Side Projects Keeping The Biggest Names In Tech Busy

Few seem to heed the spirit of this message like the founders, CEOs, and other inventive souls of the tech community.<p>Elon Musk famously runs SpaceX, his private rocket company, alongside Tesla, his electric car company. Two other notable technology figureheads each have their own private rocket …

Yelp Word Maps Display Hipster Hot Zones

Want to see the sketchiest neighborhoods in San Francisco? Or how to avoid frat enclaves in New York? How about the greatest density of hipsters in Portland? Yelp can help.<p>The review website has created a word map that displays pre-selected popular Yelp search terms as heat maps overlaid on 14 …

Jersey City

More Nokia Lumia 1020 Hardware And Camera Details Surface Ahead Of Official Launch

In case you’re somehow immune to all of Nokia’s incessant teasing, the company’s going to unveil a shiny new smartphone on Thursday in hopes that a tremendous camera will endear the thing to the masses.<p>The folks at WPCentral got their collective hands on a new render of the forthcoming flagship — …