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25,000 Mornings: 8 Ways to Improve Your Morning Routine

You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few.<p>According to a report from the World Health Organization, the average …

Why Hulu Isn’t Selling (Yet)

The streaming TV and movie service wants to grow up to become Netflix. Selling would’ve made that a whole lot harder.<p>When news broke on Friday that talks to sell Hulu were called off and that the streaming television and movie site’s owners–20th Century Fox, the Walt Disney Company, and …

Uber introduces fare splitting for multiple passengers

Uber is adding a new feature that lets customers split the cost of a ride among multiple passengers, according to a report from The New York Times on Monday.<p>The car e-hailing service is including the new feature in its next iPhone and Android software updates. After you request a ride, you can tap …

YC startup Homejoy embarks on global mission to free people from housework

Homejoy wants to do your dirty work for you.<p>The Y Combinator startup expanded its home cleaning service into Canada today, marking the first step in its international expansion.<p>Housework sucks, but it is necessary. Sweeping floors, vacuuming carpets, scrubbing sinks, dusting surfaces, and keeping …

Nintendo's Famicom turns 30: a look back at the console that saved gaming

Without Nintendo's Famicom there would be no NES. And without the NES, chances are, the video game industry as we know it would never have existed. It's hard to appreciate history while you're living it, but thirty years ago today on July 15, 1983, Nintendo's Japan-only Family Computer debuted and …

Boston-Based Local Marketing Startup Privy Raises $1.7 Million Seed Round From 500 Startups, Atlas, And Others

Privy, a Boston-based local marketing startup that was also one of the standouts from the 500 Startups Demo Day this past February, has raised $1.7 million in seed funding from Atlas Ventures, 500 Startups, and others for its end-to-end solution for small businesses.<p>Also participating in the round …

Nokia's inexpensive Lumia 520 is now the most popular global Window Phone handset

Last week AdDuplex teased that the Nokia Lumia 520 handset had become the most popular Windows Phone handset in the world, but declined to publish its formal statistics at that time. The company, which provides advertising solutions to both Windows and Windows Phone applications, has put out the …

Kenya’s Juliana Rotich Shows Off the Small BRCK That Solves a Big Problem

At <b>D: Dive Into Mobile</b>, Ushahidi’s Juliana Rotich talked about a small device that her organization hoped to build in order to bring more reliable …

Is Hulu lost? Latest nixed sale shows owners have no clear plan

Another sale pulled back, another sign that the web TV service is directionless<p>Hulu's owners have clearly shown they don't know what to do with the web TV service.<p>First they planned to take the company public. Then they explored a sale, only to pull out. Then they put Hulu on the market a second …