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Any.do links up with Ginger Keyboard to streamline your note-taking needs

Any.do, a note-taking and list-making app for mobile devices, has partnered with Ginger Keyboard to enable users of the latter to quickly make lists using the former.

Announced today, the integration brings Any.do functionality directly within Ginger Keyboard’s Smart Bar, which lets you switch apps …


GoPro Working On A VR Camera Array And Quadcopter Drone

Today, GoPro announced that it was working on an array that combines 6 GoPro Hero cameras for spherical shots all at once. CEO Nick Woodman says that when Facebook bought Oculus, the ‘gauntlet was dropped’ and GoPro started work on a spherical setup that could generate content for virtual reality …

Virtual Reality

Facebook Messenger Payments Arrives In NYC, Now Supports Group Chats And More

Facebook says today that it’s expanding access to the new payments feature introduced in Facebook Messenger earlier this year to those located in New York City and the surrounding metro area. The feature, which allows friends to send and receive money using Facebook’s messaging app on iOS and …


Apple’s ‘Proactive’ to take on Google Now with deep iOS 9 search, Augmented Reality Maps, Siri API

After several years of quiet development, Apple is readying a major new iOS initiative codenamed “Proactive,” which will leverage Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and third-party apps to create a viable competitor to Google Now for Android devices. Like Google Now, Proactive will automatically …


Nexar Uses iPhones to Capture Road Rage and Flag Bad Drivers

When you get cut off by a reckless driver, what’s your best recourse? A beep of the horn, flash of the high beams or flick of the middle finger might offer fleeting satisfaction. But that nut job of a driver is still on the road.

Nexar wants to change that by giving people the power to slap a …

Road Rage

The big drone companies are investing millions to create new drone startups

Three weeks ago, DJI became the most valuable consumer drone company on earth when the venture capital firm Accel invested $75 million in the company. Today the partnership between the two parties deepens, with the announcement of the Skyfund, a joint initiative to invest in drone startups and more …

Venture Capital

German court to begin hearing in Yemen drone case

On August 29, 2012 a US drone fired five rockets over Khashamir in eastern Yemen, killing Salim bin Ali Jaber and Walid Abdullah bin Ali Jaber. The …


Drones, robots and donkeys: The 6 wackiest wedding trends

It's no longer enough to throw on a big, poofy gown, grab a bouquet of roses and walk down the aisle if you want your big day to stand out...


Shift Messenger, Designed To Help Co-Workers Share Schedules, Raises $1.5M Seed Round

Managing and trading shifts is one of the most onerous tasks faced by retail employees, especially since many don’t have set hours. Shift Messenger, a Y Combinator alum, launched earlier this year to give workers a communication tool specifically designed to help them manage their schedules. Now …


Location-Based Marketing Startup Ubimo Gets $7.5M To Create Ad Campaigns Using Real-Time Data

Many brands now rely on location-based marketing, which sends consumers ads based on which stores or venues are nearby. Founded by former Googlers, Ubimo incorporates additional data points, including weather and local events, to make ads more relevant and result in higher conversion rates.

Based in …


Airware And DJI/Accel Launch Drone Investment Funds

Airware makes a flexible drone operating system. DJI makes the top consumer drones. But they need to bundle up with industry-specific hardware and software makers to sell whole commercial drone packages to big construction, oil, and insurance companies.

So by some cosmic coincidence, both are …

Venture Capital

HP buying SDN company for NFV

HP this week signed a definitive agreement to acquire ConteXtream, a provider of OpenDaylight-based SDNs for service providers.

Terms of the deal were …


Tired of livestreams that seem never-ending? Outcast for iOS lets you cast in 15-second intervals

If there were an app that limited your Periscope intake to 15 seconds, would you be interested? Think of it like a live-streaming Instagram, with a little Vine tossed in.

Outcast is a new app for iOS that allows live-streaming, but not to the extent of Periscope or Meerkat. Instead of just …


Google should be afraid of Outbrain — Medium

Google Should be Afraid of Outbrain

TL;DR — Outbrain has built a native advertising powerhouse that risks upsetting Google, especially given that


Facebook Tinkers With iPhone Design That Copies Path’s Flyout Buttons

Resistance is futile when it comes to Facebook. If your feature benefits the social network’s 1.44 billion users, it doesn’t care if you built it for a smaller audience first. Whether it’s Twitter’s Follow button and verified profiles, or Snapchat’s disappearing photos you can draw on, Facebook …


Vox Media Acquiring ReCode

ReCode, the news website led by the veteran journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, is being acquired by Vox Media, a deal that reflects the turmoil among digital organizations focused on covering the tech industry.

The all-stock deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, would give …

Kara Swisher

7 great in-app messaging tactics that boost user engagement

This post was brought to you by CM Telecom, a leading global mobile service company for messaging and payments.

Consider for a moment the idea that by 2016, 2 billion global citizens will be tilting their necks down to learn, play and produce with their smartphones (according to eMarketer). They are …

Mobile Apps

Gigaom to Relaunch in August

Gigaom is getting another shot. Knowingly Corp, an Austin-based startup, has purchased the tech site that suddenly shuttered in March, and plans to …


As it woos advertisers, Snapchat says 60 percent of young Americans are active users

A big glossy profile of Snapchat was published in Bloomberg this morning, and from the start, it sets out to elucidate that this is a company that, despite its youth and rambunctious attitude, is ready to become a serious business. There isn't a ton of new information on exactly how big Snapchat is …


Force Touch And Haptics Said To Be Coming To iOS 9 And iPhone 6S

A new report from 9to5Mac claims iOS 9 will have support for Force Touch features, as well as haptic feedback, and that both of those will be included in the iPhone 6 hardware successor coming this fall. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about the iPhone 6s (or whatever it ends up being called …


Twitter Has Held Talks to Acquire Flipboard

Twitter has been engaged in an ongoing series of talks to acquire Flipboard, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, in an all-stock deal that would value the company at over $1 billion.

Those discussions, which have been pushed by Twitter CFO Anthony Noto, have been taking …

Personalized News

A Total Newbie's Thoughts on the Parrot Bebop Drone. Spoiler: Holy Freakin Cow!

You’re still here? Good, because I will share the amazing aspects of the Bebop, and I will definitely share some of the not-so-amazing aspects of the …


How does Hillel Fuld spot great startups?

by Nikki Ralston

I caught up with Hillel Fuld, a tech marketer, social media maven and startup mentor, to learn what makes a great startup and get his …


The “Death” Of Anything Is Overrated

Editor’s note: Raghav Sharma is Co-founder and CEO of GuideVine, which helps consumers find and engage with financial advisers. He was an entrepreneur, consultant and banker in previous lives.

In the tech world, everyone aspires to “kill” something.

At least, that is what you would think from the …

Business Technology

Messaging App Firm Line Is Testing A $2 Per Month Music Streaming Service

Line, the Japanese messaging app with 205 million active users, is continuing its push into entertainment services after it began testing a standalone $2 per month music streaming app.

Line Music is being trialled in Thailand, where Line has carried out a series of other pilots related to its shift …


Google Says New Store Data Help Mobile Ads


Tying searches to in-store sales may help Google sell more mobile ads. Photo: Associated Press

May 21, 2015 11:02 a.m. ET


Google Inc. …


Gameit Only Makes You Watch Ads About Products You Actually Want To Buy

What if you could avoid pre-roll advertisements for irrelevant products?

That’s the dream that Gameit is trying to turn into a reality.

The app is an ecommerce platform that only shows you an advertisement on a product that you’re interested in buying. The advertisements are recycled from the brand’s …


Facebook Messenger Eyes Non-Friend Conversations With Chat ID

Is that a message from some rando, a spammer, or the nice guy you met yesterday? Facebook Messenger wants to give you some clues before you consider responding. The app will now surface publicly shared biographical info like current city and job title at the top of message threads from people you …


This startup raised $8M to replace your publication’s video team with robots

Text-to-video production startup Wibbitz announced an $8 million series B raise today. NantMobile led the round, putting in $6 million to expand Wibbitz’s video platform.

Wibbitz takes text-based articles from publishers and generates video content using the publisher’s pictures, video clips, or …


Need a messaging app with calling that's safe for work use?

We’ve all been there. You’re in a pinch at work and an email or a text just isn’t going to cut it. But instead of quickly connecting with the person …