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Pinterest is starting to roll out a buy button on its pins today in the iPhone and iPad apps, the company said.
Buyable Pins let some retailers who are partners with Pinterest and retailers use Shopify and Demandware. The company unveiled Buyable Pins earlier this month, and said at the time that …iPhone
Twtrland, which wants to make comprehensive social media analytics easy to understand, has raised $1.5 million in new funding from Altair, GIG, and TMT. It is also rebranding as Klear, since the platform now looks at data from Facebook and Instagram in addition to Twitter, and plans to integrate …Social Media
It was once thought among mobile app development professionals that mobile web apps would become more popular than native mobile apps. This has not …Mobile Apps
Google announced late last week that they are making three changes to how mobile ads work in their network, in order to help with accidental ad …Google
How often have you accidentally clicked an ad while you were surfing with your phone? Sometimes you might be scrolling and your finger lightly …Google
Your favorite internet startup might not just be using Twitter for business news and sales pitches in the near future -- the US Securities and Exchange Commission has greenlit using the social network to drum up interest in future stocks and debt offerings. This only works for small outfits raising …Startups
Almost a year ago to the day, I wrote about the impact DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+ might have on our skies. Up to that point, drones (or quadcoptors/multirotors, for the purists) had been slowly edging their way into mainstream consciousness. DJI's ready-to-fly Vision series, with their built-in …Drones
The ubiquity of Periscope be damned, Meerkat is still competing to be your favorite live-streaming mobile app. Just three days after Periscope added the ability to watch replays on the web, Meerkat has announced embeddable live streams. The new feature is available today.
Users can pick from three …Meerkat
Kindle e-book reader owners will now have a new way to socialize with their friends about their favorite books or book quotes by way of mobile messaging apps, including Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, texting, and more. The change is indicative of the trend toward private sharing as the preferred …Kindle
Livestreaming app Meerkat has launched an embeddable player so that content being broadcast to the app can be embedded into and viewed on other digital services. The first implementation of the player is with the Discovery Channel, for its annual Shark Week multi-platform event — which begins July 5.
Lyft has acqui-hired the team behind Leo, a disappearing messaging app for one-on-one or group conversations. We’re told the deal was finalized this past weekend and that co-founders Carlos Whitt, AustIn Broyles and Jisi Guo started their new jobs at Lyft on Monday.
Lyft declined to disclose the …Startups
Although the Apple Watch boasts the ability to instantly notify users with important updates — breaking news stories, changes to their bank account or the achievement of a fitness goal — its 42mm screen can be a major constraint for developers and designers.
This is especially true for messaging …Apple Watch
Parrot unveiled 13 new minidrones this week, all for under $189.
The terrestrial “Jumping” drone got a major upgrade, with LED lights for nighttime driving, an internal 4GB memory to record video, and a “boost mode” that brings its top speed to 8mph.
The new “Airborne” quadcopter now has LED lights …Drones
TechCrunch has an unofficial tradition of welcoming people back into the fold. We like to think that they go out into the cold, realize how warm and toasty it is by our fire and want to get themselves some more of that.
Today, we’re continuing the tradition by welcoming back Drew Olanoff to …Startups
While having a remotely controlled eye in the sky has proven useful for the police, military and by private citizens for entertainment, developing …Webinars
Commercial drone flight could be legal in as soon as a year, and agriculture appears likely to be first to see the most significant impact. It's a lot simpler and safer to fly a drone over a soybean field than to deliver a package in a crowded city.
But for farmers questions remain over when and …Agriculture
The Lake Fire in California's San Bernadino county has engulfed tens of thousands of acres of national forest, and on Wednesday, three planes …
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The Pebble Time is not a touchscreen device. Instead, the device is controlled by four buttons: the home/back button on the left of …Wearable Tech
Newly published search from Samsung Electronics could lead to smartphone battery life that’s double what it is on today’s handsets, Business Korea …Samsung
There’s almost nothing more frustrating than clicking on an ad by accident. Thankfully, Google this week announced a couple of things it’s doing to …Google
Reserve Strap just announced the final details for its Apple Watch battery band, which it claims will add an additional 30 hours of battery life to the device. The Reserve Strap will ship at the beginning of November and will cost a pretty staggering $249.99.
The “Specialized Thermoset Elastometer …Batteries
GoPro has sold millions of its tiny, durable action cameras and is now making a drone — but don’t call it a “device maker,” its founder and chief executive Nick Woodman said at this year’s Code Conference.
“We’re a content-enabling company,” Woodman told Re/code’s Kara Swisher. The surf-loving CEO …Virtual Reality
Facebook wants even the people who hate Facebook to use Messenger, so it’s opening the option to sign up for its chat app without an account on its social network. Users can sign up with just a first name, last name, and phone number, starting today in the US, Canada, Peru, and Venezuela before the …Facebook
More than a million people use Slack every day now. You do, probably. Hard to imagine you reading a story about enterprise software if it wasn’t a part of your working life. Then again, Slack has always been a little weird like that. A year and a half ago, no one had ever heard of it. A few days …Slack
As Slack Hits 1M Daily Users And 900K Integration Installs, It Hires April Underwood As Head Of Platform
Workplace collaboration platform Slack has been a runaway success since opening for business just over a year ago: the company co-founded and led by Flickr founder Stewart Butterfield now has 1.1 million daily active users, with 300,000 of them paying for premium tiers of the service bringing in …Slack
The WhatsApp app for Windows Phone today received a major update: Now you can make free voice calls with it.
That feature arrived on Android in March and on iOS in April.
The new version of the app also lets you send audio files — if you’re running Windows Phone 8.1 or a later release.
Facebook bought …Phones
CANNES, France—Snapchat, The Daily Mail and WPP have formed an ad agency for an increasingly mobile era, one that appears to be shifting dramatically …Mobile Advertising
Facebook isn’t rolling out any new ad products at Cannes Lions on Tuesday, the ad industry’s week-long annual festival in the south of France.
But it does have an idea for a new ad product — one that will host advertiser content the way the social network now hosts publisher content — and it’s …Facebook
Facebook announced the expansion of the use of video creative in desktop application ads and the use of its carousel format in mobile app ads.The …Advertising
The second-generation slew of Parrot's Minidrones includes quadcopters, a hydrofoil accessory, and rolling robots.The post Parrot’s Tiny New Drones …Drones