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This app wants to be the SoundCloud of podcasting

It might seem like everyone has a podcast these days, but there are still some barriers to entry. You need a microphone, at least, and a basic understanding of audio technology.<p>Bumpers, a new startup from two Twitter alums, wants to eliminate those last hurdles. The iOS app, launched today, lets …

Podcasting

20 Must Watch YouTube Channels That Will Change Your Business

I confess that when I watched my first business video on YouTube, I winced. It was bad. The lighting was terrible, the editing was frightful and the host sounded like yet another corporate drone that has come to define the modern executive.<p>But then, I started to discover a few gems, then a few …

Content Marketing

I tweeted about Harper. Then the Twitter bots attacked

<i>Benjamin Perrin is a law professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law,</i> <i>University of British Columbia</i><p>When a Ku Klux Klan supporter, an online lubricant retailer called Lubezilla, and 1,000 other random Twitter users start spreading nasty negative comments about you, you can rest assured you’ve …

Ku Klux Klan

Why Google and Microsoft Are Fighting for Student Customers

Tech titans know that if they want to expand their customer bases, they've got to get 'em while they're young. That's why Google and Microsoft have …

Microsoft

Bieber’s Instagram deletion reflects social media’s harassment problem

The most famous Justin on Instagram is no longer named Bieber. The Canadian pop singer appears to have deleted his account following incidents of harassment and bickering with fans. Millions of Beliebers anticipating photos of his latest beach vacation, backstage guest or shopping trip are now …

Social Marketing

Hey, Google: Here's Why You Should Buy Twitter, Quick!

Here are five reasons why it would make complete sense for Google to buy Twitter.<p>Are you over the shock yet that Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26.2 billion?<p>The news certainly turned a lot of heads yesterday.<p>But really, if you think about it, this move makes sense. Honestly, LinkedIn isn't the best …

Google

Three Things Great Data Storytellers Do Differently (Blog)

By Jake PorwayThe true power of data comes from conveying the “so what” behind the numbers, inspiring people to probe new questions, and using it for …

Microsoft launches a project management app called Planner

To compete with Trello and Asana<p>Microsoft wants to help businesses and small teams collaborate and track work with a new app called Planner. Released today for free as part of the Office 365 suite, Planner is a project management service similar to products like Asana and Trello. Microsoft isn't …

Microsoft

This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free

“We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!”<p>In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. This is especially true on college campuses, where starting an app has seemingly replaced beer pong as the most popular …

Lean Startups
Facebook

Is the future of business a company without workers, managers, or a CEO?

These days, it’s hardly surprising to hear that a hot new startup has received gobs of money from eager investors. But a new company called the DAO (short for “decentralized autonomous organization”) is not your average startup.<p>The DAO, designed to serve as a kind of venture capital fund for the …

Bitcoin

Consumers back Commission on protecting digital subscriptions abroad

Consumer organisations are fighting with specific member states, including France, Italy, Spain and Greece, to limit access to subscriber content, …

Evernote update brings scanning and annotating

Everyone’s favorite all-purpose notekeeper, scheduler, and link saver just got a pretty substantial update that is bringing us some pretty stellar features. This update affects many parts of Evernote including the in-app camera, its LinkedIn interactivity, and the basic note editor. Let’s dive …

Evernote

Twitter doesn't want to be a 'Social Networking' app anymore

If Facebook is an apple, Twitter wants to be an orange<p>It's very tempting to read into this: on the iOS App Store, Twitter is now categorizing itself as a "News" app instead of a "Social Networking" app. So excuse me while I give in to temptation. Sarah Perez over at <i>TechCrunch</i> has a very cogent and …

Social Marketing

Microsoft’s Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone is now out - Pocket-lint

After a closed beta earlier this month, the Microsoft Garage team has released Word Flow for iPhone.<p>The team revealed earlier this year that it is …

World Economic Forum scores Australia lowest for internet access affordability

Millions of Australians live in households without internet access, according to the World Economic Forum, who have awarded Australia the lowest …

Net Neutrality

15 Productivity Tools Successful People Use to Work Less

We’ve all heard the old phrase coined by Benjamin Franklin, “time is money.”<p>What Ben Franklin was getting at is that time is a highly valuable …

Productivity

Apple releases iOS 9.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch featuring Night Shift, Touch ID Notes and more — here are all the new features

Following a lengthy beta period, Apple has now released iOS 9.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS 9.3 is a significant feature update for Apple’s mobile operating system, with brand new additions like Night Shift, Touch ID Notes and more. iOS 9.3 runs on every iOS 9-capable device, including the …

iOS
Social Marketing

What Happened When 13 Workers Quit Email For A Week | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

They got out of their chairs a lot more, particularly the managers.<p>When his email was cut off, people simply stopped assigning him tasks.

Productivity

How-to guide to using web automation tools to collate impact evidence from social media.

<i>With such diffuse streams of web activity and academic engagement, there is a great need for simple ways to capture and record this valuable data,</i> …

Facebook’s new WordPress plugin will make it easy for bloggers to publish Instant Articles

Facebook is teaming up with Automattic (parent company of WordPress.com) to release a plugin that will make it easy for anyone using the publishing platform to post speed-optimized Instant Articles onto the social network.<p>Facebook announced a couple of weeks ago that it would open up Instant …

Facebook

How to Hack Slack for Your Agile Team

<b>Slack</b> is often called the fastest-growing business app ever. Having launched just two years ago, the cloud-based collaboration tool is already valued …

Collaboration

Best email apps for iPhone

Traditional email isn’t for everyone, and neither is the built-in Mail app for iPhone. If your email needs are minimal, the Mail app works just fine. However, if you live and breathe mail, you’ll want something that helps you triage faster. These are currently the best mails apps available for …

Apps

Manage your time, tasks, and life goals with these Evernote apps

Evernote is unbeatable for capturing and organizing all kinds of data. But you can amplify its power by pairing it with any of a number of third-party web apps. We especially like those that help streamline processes and organize information. Here are a few of our favorites.FileThisThough a …

Evernote

Everything new (and exciting!) coming in iOS 9.3

Apple released the developer beta for iOS 9.3 today. To the surprise of many, it actually includes quite a few brand new and useful features whether you’re in the classroom or trying to sleep — or both. There are so many new features that we can actually dedicate an entire post to explaining all of …

iOS

Trello

Your browser was unable to load all of Trello's resources. They may have been blocked by your firewall, proxy or browser configuration.<br>Press Ctrl+F5 …

WordPress gets a Mac app alongside completely rebuilt, open-source WordPress.com

Today online publishing platform WordPress, which powers approximately 25% of websites on the Internet (this site included), is getting a major redesign with a completely rebuilt wordpress.com and the introduction of a new Mac app. We’ve been getting a taste of the improvements incrementally over …

WordPress

Everalbum is a quietly successful photo app that's trying to take on Google and Dropbox

Everalbum cofounder Andrew Dudum says the average person doesn’t understand anything about gigabytes or megabytes, or how many photos they actually have on their phone.<p>And when Dudum set out to build a photo management app, he felt this fact was something the established apps completely …

Apps