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Inside Amazon’s 'gladiator culture'

For someone who supposedly learned the value of kindness at a young age, Jeff Bezos can be pretty ruthless.<p>“Why are you wasting my life?” he once asked an engineer after a presentation.<p>Bezos isn’t a cruel person — he just doesn’t tolerate stupidity, says Bloomberg Businessweek’s Brad Stone. On …

How to: Use a password manager to have strong, unique passwords for each website

Evernote, Adobe, even Apple … just a few of the companies who have found their user data compromised by hackers in recent times. The possibility of a hacker being able to access one of your web accounts is worrying enough – but if you use the same email address and password for almost <i>all</i> the …

Android Readers Can Enjoy Four New Country Editions

Inside Flipboard / October 3, 2013<p>Flipboard is expanding its global reach with the launch of four new editions for Android smartphone users in India, …

Meet Looking Glass: The 2-D Tech That Could Crush 3-D Printing

It looks like a miniature shark is sitting in that clear cube. But it’s all an illusion–an illusion that could have a big future.<p>If you think 3-D printing will change the world, you probably imagine yourself printing objects that work, like organs and furniture. But today’s desktop printers are …

After losing Waze to Google, Samsung continues to court startups to improve software offerings

It's no secret that Samsung is a hardware company first. The Korean firm became dominant in televisions and then mobile through efficiency and vertical integration in hardware development and production — not the software on its machines. In a world where a joint Google-Motorola and Microsoft-Nokia …

Blue Goji Teams Up With MyFitnessPal to Get Cardio-Gaming Devices in Shape

Blue Goji, the latest startup from serial entrepreneurs Kai and Charles Huang, posits that fitness would be more fun if addictive mobile games were …

Office for iPad to debut after touch-friendly Windows version

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed that the company is planning to bring Office to the iPad with a touch user interface. Speaking at a Gartner event in Florida today, Ballmer said "iPad will be picked up when... there's a touch first user interface." That touch first interface appears to be …

Microsoft to increase its reach with remote desktop apps

Is Microsoft about to go to war with its longtime virtualization partner Citrix? It sure looks that way, given the imminent arrival of new Microsoft remote desktop apps for iOS, Android, and OS X.<p>Is Microsoft ready to go to war with its longtime virtualization partner Citrix? It definitely seems …

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From TWTR to THEG — Penny Stock Changes Ticker After Twitter Confusion

Sometimes, stories that seem too funny to be true are, in fact, true.<p>I’m speaking of last week’s confusion with Tweeter Home Entertainment Group’s …

This is the beautiful Leica camera designed in part by Apple's Jony Ive

It's a rare day that Apple chief of design Jony Ive works on a product that doesn't bear his employer's logo. But he's done just that for a charity auction, working together with famed industrial designer Marc Newson to design a very special edition Leica M rangefinder camera. The one-of-a-kind …

Twitter for Windows Phone update brings lockscreen tweets, theme options and notifications from favored accounts

Twitter is looking to nab its own spot on the lockscreen of Windows Phone users. Thanks to a new update for the micro-blogging app on Microsoft-friendly handsets, tweets can get cozy on the aforementioned screen for a quick peek. However, it appears that you can't choose what shows up in that space …

“Kid Mode” Software Maker KIDO’Z Raises $1.2M Series A To Expand Its Content Library

Tel Aviv-based KIDO’Z began its life as a kid-friendly media browser for PCs before shifting over to mobile and tablet platforms where there’s now more need for kid-safe, but still entertaining, content. Today, the company is announcing a $1.2 million Series A round, led by lool ventures, with …

Report: Nexus 5 to start at $299, battery size will increase with storage

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>One of the best features of Google’s(s goog) Nexus line of smartphones has been the price, and it looks like the upcoming …

Samsung's acquisition list zeroes in on software -- report

Possible targets have included Atari, Unity Technologies, Green Throttle Games, Glympse, Rounds, and Everything.me, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>Samsung's recent acquisition shopping list zeroes in on several software names, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.<p>According to …

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PayPal Unveils Yet Another Way to Pay in Stores. Now It Has to Get People to Use It.

Another day, another announcement of a product aimed at getting shoppers to buy stuff in retail stores using an app on their phone instead of a …

How to cut the Google cord

Even longtime users of Gmail, Google Drive, and Google search will find switching to competing services a painless and ultimately rewarding process.<p>When it started, I had no intention of quitting Google.<p>As I described in a post from last June, my generic Gmail address had become more trouble than …

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Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

If you can’t beat ’em, support ’em: Garmin launches a smartphone HUD for cars

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Facing the rise of smartphones that can take the place of dedicated navigation systems, Garmin’s(s grmn) got a new device: and …

The Easy Profit Game Ends In Smartphones, So Apple Plays A New One

It seems Samsung and Apple at last have something in common. As the Korean giant forecast its profits would be massive, but slightly below expectations, its stock price took a tumble. It appears the industry has crossed through a level some call “peak smartphone” — the point of maximum profit. This …

White children nearly a minority, says US census

<b>For the first time, half (49.9%) of American children under the age of five are of a racial or ethnic minority, according to the US Census Bureau.</b><p>The agency projected that in the US, whites would become a minority in the under-five age group this year or next.<p>The 2012 data also found that for the …

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Fan TV revealed: is this the set-top box we’ve been waiting for?

Built in secret, Fanhattan is finally showing off its Yves Behar-designed device to the world.<p>In June 2011, a Silicon Valley startup released a well received iOS app named Fanhattan to serve as a central place for finding streaming video. More recently, Fanhattan brought its service to the web. But …