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AT&T customers can connect their GM 4G cars to shared data plans for $10 a month

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom / Kevin Fitchard<p>If you were thinking about buying one of General Motors’(s gm) new-fangled 4G cars this summer …

Take care over this Twitter market frenzy

Let’s not be blinded by the glitz and glamour of Twitter and others. Exciting? Undoubtedly. Sustainable? Doubtful.<p>Nothing sets the news media abuzz like a major consumer technology IPO. This week it was Twitter’s turn to take centre stage, making its long-awaited stock market debut at $26 a share, …

Stock Markets

The wearable dilemma: forming habits first, then building ecosystems

"Getting people to want to wear things all the time -- whether it's on or off" is a huge stumbling block, said Becky Stern, director of Wearable Electronics at Adafruit. Sure, smartwatches and activity trackers are becoming increasingly more visible in the tech space, but mainstream adoption is …

With Moore’s Law receding, design is how we decide

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: (c) Pinar Ozger<p>For me, the best analogy for the current state of Moore’s Law comes from one of the first times I …

The Digital TV Endgame: 10-Year Transition to All Things IP

While Internet TV is already technically feasible, commercial challenges are keeping it from becoming a mass-market reality. Services like Hulu, …

Televisions

Apple Veterans Reveal Backstage Details of the Original iPhone

The New York Times has published a lengthy feature on the creation of the original iPhone that includes plenty of interesting details from veterans who worked on the project.<p>Plenty of ink has been spilled on exactly how much work went into the device, but the Times’ piece really digs into the …

Day traders, angels and venture capital: The internet changes everything, including money

Advertisement<p>33 Comments<p>London is the grandfather of economic excess and perhaps an appropriate role model for New York and San Francisco, the new …

SMS May Be Fading, But Businesses Are Still Texting Customers

Text messaging is two decades old, and many consumers are ditching texting for messaging applications like Snapchat and WhatsApp. But even as consumer interest wanes, businesses are embracing SMS to communicate with customers.<p>Enterprising 160 Characters<p>The signs are pretty plain: last year, text …

Microsoft + Nokia: the marriage of two broken business models

Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s Devices division is the new beginning for both Microsoft and Nokia. But how does it make sense when both Nokia’s …

A Free Amazon Smartphone? It's All About The Services

There’s a fascinating scoop today from Jessica Lessin and Amir Efrati about the long-awaited, first smartphone from Amazon: according to their sources, the e-commerce giant wants to be able to give it to you for free.<p>Bear in mind “free” is a slightly deceptive term here. Amazon probably plans to …

Sony betting big on 4K, launches Video Unlimited 4K download service

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Technology is a fickle mistress and no-company knows it better than Sony(s sne). There was a time when its television sets …

SDxCentral

<b>Barcelona, Spain</b><p>Don't miss Cloud Computing 2018 from February 18-22, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.<p><b>Santa Clara Convention Center</b><p>Containers are taking the …

Google, Starbucks Start AT&T Router Swap

50%<p>50%<p>sarahwallace, <br>User Rank: Light Beer<br>8/29/2013 | 12:42:28 PM<p>Re: switchover <br>I do believe Starbucks is doing a full switchover, will be interesting …

How LinkedIn Became A Wall Street Juggernaut

<i>Glenn Solomon is a Partner with GGV Capital. Some of his recent investments include Pandora, Successfactors, Isilon, Domo, Square, Zendesk, Quinstreet and Nimble Storage. His personal blog, focused on growth stage entrepreneurs who are thinking big; can be found at here. Follow him on Twitter</i> …

Here’s a secret 2012 BlackBerry takeover plan that never happened

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>On Monday, BlackBerry(s bbry) suggested that it was open to various options in order to keep the company moving forward. Those …

The Quiet Mobile Giant: With 300M Active Users, WhatsApp Adds Voice Messaging

WhatsApp, a tiny startup with a very basic idea, boring design and lots of competition, has somehow managed to connect up most of the world. And …

Apps

If you want to make money from apps, forget about the app store

Considering the number of free apps that clutter the world’s many app stores and the pittance paid by mobile advertising networks to app developers, it was only natural that app makers would find other ways to make money from creating mobile software. A recent report by VisionMobile, a London-based …

Apps

Today’s complex global supply chains are poised to be dismantled

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: cubify.com<p>Nothing exemplifies the exceptional power and scale of today’s highest performing supply chains than the …