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Cheese! Small businesses get sales off Instagram

NEW YORK (AP) — A picture is worth thousands of dollars for Limelight Extensions.<p>Phones start ringing at the Farmington Hills, Michigan, salon each …

25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>As an online merchant, making your first sale is as symbolic as it is necessary.<p>Completing the first sale sounds straightforward enough, yet the optimism and reassurance it brings can make it the biggest turning point in the life of your …

Marketing

How to Make Money by Blogging on LinkedIn

An entrepreneur reveals how he generated leads and revenue with his LinkedIn blog and show how you can do the same.<p>16 million.<p>That's how many people viewed my blog content on LinkedIn last year. Those 16 million page views led to 300,000 followers, thousands of sales leads and books sold and more …

Marketing

BlackBerry sends short-sellers scrambling to cover losses

BlackBerry Ltd. was among potential short-squeeze candidates we discussed Wednesday in four hated stocks you can actually make money from. And that …

Profit

Facebook has built its own switch. And it looks a lot like a server

Not content to remake the server, Facebook’s(s fb) engineers have taken on the humble switch, building their own version of the networking box and …

Google Launches 'Made with Code' Initiative to Encourage Girls to Code

Google has announced that it will provide up to $50 million for organizations that can help encourage more girls to take an interest in computer science at an early age.<p>Revealed as part of its newly launched Made with Code initiative, the cash will be used for things like “rewarding teachers who …

Apple Explores Ways To Automate Notifications And Alarms Based On Feedback From Wearables

Apple had some new patent applications related to wearables published today (via AppleInsider) and they all deal with a system in which the iPhone acts as a hub that collects data from sensors in wristbands and other types of accessories to automatically track user activity level and set alarms, …

Men make up 79 percent of e-reader users in Indonesia (INFOGRAPHIC)

Indonesia’s e-reader app Scoop 1 today published an infographic about the country’s e-publishing landscape. It talks about some data and statistics …

Asia

Will Appota and VNG go head-to-head in 2014?

VNG is by far one of Vietnam’s most successful and large companies. With $90 million in revenue for 2012, and over one thousand employees and …

Social Gaming

An ultimate wishlist to elevate Singapore’s startups, created after months of debate

Six months is a long time in the rapidly evolving world of tech startups, but policy-making is a different art. That was exactly how long it took for …

Startups

Hack Us. Pretty Please?

The encrypted-messaging app Wickr is offering skilled hackers a significant bounty to find vulnerabilities in its digital security.<p>Want to earn a quick $100,000?<p>Wickr, the encrypted-messaging app, announced Wednesay that it would pay up to that amount to anyone who points out a vulnerability in its …

Scientists exploring computers that can learn and adapt

For six or seven decades, computers have been based on processing electronic 1s and 0s.<p>Now, computer scientists are breaking out of that paradigm in strange new directions, as they seek new ways to tackle problems that digital computers can’t easily solve.<p>One approach is quantum computing, in which …

Mashable's Best Tech of CES 2014

LAS VEGAS — At CES 2014, more than 3,000 exhibitors are showing off tens of thousands of new products, from gigantic curved 4K televisions to tiny …

CES 2014: Day 1: Everything You Need to Know

With SpaceX’s help, satellite launch brings Thai digital TV dream closer to reality

Earlier this morning, the Thaicom 6 satellite was finally launched. The satellite, owned by Thaicom, a subsidiary of prominent Thai telco AIS and …

Asia Pacific

Intel looks to Edison for its (wearable) future

<b>Intel seems very committed to shedding its "boring" PC roots, with CEO Brian Krzanich using his CES 2014 keynote address to detail some, frankly,</b> …

What's driving big data and predictive analytics in 2014?

From predicting market trends to gaining insight into customer needs, predictive analytics can help businesses tap into their data to exploit new …

Wikimedia to Replace its Search with Elasticsearch

Wikimedia today announced it is replacing its search feature with one provided by enterprise data search and analytics startup Elasticsearch. The non-profit will be rolling out new search infrastructure to all of its wikis, starting with beta users in February and then all users in March or …

Samsung profits down 6% as smartphone competition hots up

Samsung's fourth-quarter operating profit declined 6% over a year earlier, the company said today, underlining the challenges the world's largest smartphone maker faces as sales of mobile devices slow in advanced countries.<p>The South Korean company said in a profits preview that its operating profit …

World’s First Cancer Treating Nanorobot Unveiled in South Korea

Photo © Shutterstock<p>A group of South Korean scientists have developed a microscopic robot that can both detect and treat cancer. The nanorobot is …

South Korea plans 5G network trials for 2018

South Korea plans to start testing a nationwide 5G network in 2018, according to QQ Tech. Commercial services are scheduled for 2020.<p>The South Korean …

Microsoft uses eye tracking to argue that Google distorts search results

Google has already made a few concessions to please European antitrust regulators worried about fair placements in web search results. However, Microsoft doesn't feel those sacrifices are good enough -- and it claims to have scientific proof that more changes are necessary. One of the company's …

This Bug-Inspired Rescue Robot Can Bounce Off Walls And Keep Flying

When a robot goes into a dangerous location–a collapsed mine, or an irradiated power plant, for example–it’s likely to run into a lot of obstacles …

Big Data and UCLA tackle brain trauma

Appeals court considers Oracle's Java copyright claims

A US appeals court on Wednesday considered whether Oracle should be afforded copyright protection over certain portions of the Java programming language in a case that is being closely watched by software developers.<p>The appeal, being heard by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in …

Verizon wins approval for $130 billion takeover of Vodafone's share of its wireless network

Months after Verizon confirmed its $130 billion buyout of Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless, the FCC has given its approval. With the commission's blessing, Verizon will have complete control of its lucrative wireless communications business when the purchase closes in Q1 2014.<p>Verizon will have …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Cool stuff from the world's most obscure & exotic marketplaces, now online

Travel<p>By Jason Allen Published On 06/12/2013<p>By Jason Allen Published On 06/12/2013<p>Hitting up the street markets in some of the globe's more exotic …

Cool Stuff

Google Compute Engine is now Generally Available with expanded OS support, transparent maintenance, and lower prices