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China flood victims accuse officials of negligence

Residents in flood-hit areas of northern China are accusing authorities of negligence and inaction, following a disaster that killed more than 160 people in Hebei Province.<p>Six days since the flood destroyed the village of Daxian, residents told Al Jazeera that officials failed to warn them in time …

China

18 Incredibly Useful Market Research Tools

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You may have heard it said that understanding your audience on social media is one of the keys to success with social media marketing. (We may have even said it ourselves a time or two!)<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, …

Infographics

Microsoft Offering Mobile Users 15GB Extra OneDrive Storage

Microsoft is now offering 30GB of free cloud storage to mobile users, which includes iOS, Android, Windows and Windows Phone devices, with just a …

8 Things You Should Never, Ever Include in a Pitch Deck

You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling blocks you should be aware of.<p>We asked eight YEC what you should never, ever include on those slides (no matter how tempting).

The tricky business of acting on live data before it’s too late

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: GDELT<p>For all the talk about big data and how it can help us track down needles in haystacks, there’s still a lot of …

Ex-Amazon payments vet leaves to ‘drive the future of commerce at Microsoft’

An Amazon payments veteran is leaving the Seattle online giant and heading across town.<p>Iain Kennedy, who had spent the past six years helping manage …

There’s A Looming Threat To The Way Uber And Other Rich New Startups Do Business

New York Magazine's Kevin Roose just wrote a story exposing a big threat to a whole host of successful startups.<p>Lately, there's been a rise in a new type of startup: "on demand" startups.<p>Basically they are like Uber, but instead of summoning taxi drivers, they summon other service providers — food …

Startups

How Vkontakte and Mail.ru overcame lawsuits, drama, and intrigue to reach a happy ending

Last week, Mail.ru Group, the LSE-listed Russian Internet giant, announced it now fully controls Vkontakte (VK.com), the leading Russian language social network with over 250 million registered accounts and 60 million daily users. The group, which already owned 52 percent of the Vkontakte, bought …

These Nanotech Lilypads Clean Water Just By Floating In It

They look like giant cosmetic wipes. But really they are powerful devices that can slowly clean whole ponds and reduce river pollution.<p>To look at Mark Owen’s LilyPad water purifiers, you wouldn’t think they could do very much. They look like giant cosmetic wipes–the sort of thing you clean make-up …

Nanotech

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks September 15th To 19th And Year-To-Date

The highest performing cloud computing stocks year-to-date when measured by share price gains are Zendesk (NYSE:ZEN) up 68.65% or $9.22 per share since its IPO earlier this year, NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) up 54.61%, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) up 42.56%, F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) up 37.4%, Intel …

Against All Odds: Gaza is Home to A Promising Startup Scene

<i>This post originally appeared on Geektime.</i><p>With a total population of around 1.7 million in Gaza, the startup scene is relatively small, but you would never know it from the frenzy surrounding mentorship and tech education events over there. Thanks to programs like Mercy Corps accelerator Gaza Sky …

Mobile Apps Are Fueling Huge Growth In Time Spent On Digital Media

Time spent on digital platforms, including desktop and mobile, saw massive gains over the last year. Digital time spent topped nearly 1.2 trillion minutes in June 2014, increasing by 24% over the same month last year, according to a report by comScore, analyzed by BI Intelligence.<p><b>Access BI</b> …

Apps

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

While Uber And Lyft Have At It, Gett Quietly Releases $10 Flat-Fee Rides In Manhattan

Uber and Lyft have been battling it out in New York City, with Uber's "Operation Slog" targeting Lyft drivers for recruitment and a brutal rivalry snowballing. But a less well-known car service app called Gett has sidestepped the rivalry with its own promotion.<p>Gett has decided to offer $10 …

Facebook Developers Get Simplified App Registration Flow

Facebook today announced it has simplified the developer experience for integrating apps with the social network. You can try out the new app registration flow now: quickstarts.<p>In the original app-creation flow, developers had to find and download the latest SDKs, create a Facebook App ID, enable …

Wildly Popular Messaging Apps Are Becoming Immersive Mobile Platforms In Their Own Right

BI Intelligence's data shows that <b>WeChat, LINE, WhatsApp, and Snapchat are all growing their user numbers in 2014 at a</b> <b>quarterly rate of 15% or higher.</b><p>Like social networks before them, these apps are becoming the hubs for everything global smartphone audiences do on mobile. Messaging apps help people …

These 10 Wearable Prototypes Are Competing To Win Half A Million Dollars

<i>[Editor's note: At the Intel Developer Forum, held September 9-11 in San Francisco, wearable tech experts will bring their latest creations and share ideas with developers from around the world. Stay tuned for the latest announcements and news from the event.]</i><p>The race to create the next big thing …

Wearable Tech

Apple’s official version of TestFlight lands on the App Store

Beta testing apps is about to get ridiculously easy for developers and users alike now that Apple’s new version of TestFlight has landed on the App Store.<p>Testflight has been used by developers for years, but the app has never been available on the App Store until today because it violated app …

Apps

Boxer Brings its Popular Email Client to Android

Following its rebrand from Taskbox last year, Mailbox-rival Boxer has finally brought its email client to the Android realm too.<p>To recap, Boxer and its predecessor Taskbox have been offering a fairly powerful hybrid email/to-do list app for a while already, with a new look and set of features …

What to expect when you're expecting an iPhone 6 (or iWatch)

Look, going off the sheer number of leaks we've seen the past few months, there's no way you didn't know Apple was planning to unveil a horde of new gadgets next week. Hell, the folks in Cupertino are even counting down to the event (and the livestream that goes with it) on Apple.com. If all those …

Wakie Wakes You With Phone Calls From Strangers

There’s alarm clock apps that force you to spin around, and ones that require you to move closer to your router. Then there’s Wakie, an app that encourages random strangers around the world to wake you up with a phone call.<p>Wakie has actually existed before, as it’s the international version of the …

Shutterfly Brings Its Online Boutique Tiny Prints To The iPad

Shutterfly is expanding its lineup of native iOS applications today with the launch of Tiny Prints for iPad, a mobile version of the online stationary boutique the company acquired in 2011 for $333 million. Like its web-based counterpart, the app allows customers to create and customize stationary, …

Millennials Are The Largest Group Of Smartphone Owners, And Adoption Is Still Growing

Millennials, one of the largest generational groups in the U.S., on par with the Baby Boomers, are also the largest group of smartphone owners, says Nielsen in a report out today. And their adoption of the devices is still growing: by the second quarter of this year, 85% of those aged 18 to 24 …

Bitcoin Entrepreneur Charlie Shrem Pleads Guilty In Silk Road Case

There’s no denying bitcoin has a shady reputation. The virtual currency known for being hard to trace first came to the limelight with the unveiling of Silk Road, an online black market for illegal drugs. Not helping bitcoin’s standing, 24-year-old Charlie Shrem, former vice chairman of the Bitcoin …