Justin Cabral

2,205 Added | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Following | 74 Followers | @iJustinCabral | CEO Thinkr

NYT: Apple declined offer from Sony Pictures to stream ‘The Interview’ on iTunes

<b>Update</b>: Sony has now announced that “The Interview” will be available on YouTube, Google Play, and Xbox Video today, December 24th, at 1PM Eastern. The film will cost $14.99 to own or $5.99 to rent. Google Play Movies & TV is available for iOS on the App Store.<p>The New York Times reported earlier …

The Other IPO Roadshow: Design Your Initial Product Offering To Attract Fortune 500 Enterprises

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Deepak Jeevan Kumar is a Principal at General Catalyst Partners, a Venture Capital firm with offices in Palo Alto, Boston and New York. He focuses on funding and launching big data, cloud computing and cybersecurity startups. Follow him on Twitter @DJKHacker.</i><p>Getting to a successful …

Apple's iWork, iLife updates draw ire from some power users

Apple's revamped productivity and lifestyle software is free, and full of new features. But some users are howling over what's been taken out.<p>At Apple's live event earlier this week, iWork and iLife users were given a treat: free upgrades to major new versions of the company's productivity and …

Apps

FBI Says It's Seized $28.5 Million In Bitcoins From Ross Ulbricht, Alleged Owner Of Silk Road

The Silk Road made a small fortune during its two and a half years as the web’s biggest anonymous black market for illegal drugs. As of Friday, at least one $28.5 million chunk of that fortune now belongs to the FBI.<p>An FBI official tells me that the bureau has located and seized a collection of …

Facebook Won’t Launch Auto-Play Video Ads This Year

If you’re an advertiser waiting to hand Facebook a bag of cash to start running video ads on the social network in time for the holidays, it sounds …

Pinterest Closes Another Copyright Hole, Inks A Deal With Getty Images, Will Pay A Fee For Metadata

With a fresh $225 million in its pocket, Pinterest is gearing up to spend a little of it to build out its platform and the data that powers it — and close up a copyright hole in the process. Pinterest today announced a deal with Getty Images — the image agency that holds digital rights to some 80 …

Bloomberg: If Aereo wins in court, cable companies might buy it or build clones

While TV broadcasters like CBS and Fox continue their legal battle against Aereo and its leased microantenna-to-internet streaming scheme, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports cable companies are watching more closely than ever. Since they're currently paying retrans fees for a lot of the same content networks …

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

It looks like Google has been working on an oversize secret project on San Francisco's Treasure Island. A water-based data center? Could well be.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San …

San Francisco

Snapchat rumored to be raising $200 million from hedge funds & a surprise investor

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Snapchat, a Venice, Calif-based social platform is rumored to be raising $200 million, thanks to whiplash inducing growth in …

Mozilla’s Firefox OS Gets First Update As It Heads For 2nd Phase Of Market Launches

Mozilla’s HTML5-based open mobile platform Firefox OS, which bagged support from a raft of carriers at the start of this year as a low cost alternative to Android-based smartphones, is gearing up to launch in more markets.<p>New device hardware running FFOS is also incoming, Mozilla said today in a …

T-Mobile is doing just fine by itself — for now, anyway

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter made headlines recently when he suggested merging with Sprint could make sense for both companies. …

Social Media

A GitHub For Musicians, GroupMe Founder’s ‘Splice’ Aids Collaboration With Song Version Control

Music production can be a nightmare. If you don’t save after every change, you can’t go back, and it’s tough for collaborators to know who tweaked what. Splice wants to redefine the musician workflow. The new startup from GroupMe co-founder Steve Martocci opens its private beta today that lets …

NYC's Taxi of Tomorrow hits a roadblock, judge rules city overreached its authority

Mayor Bloomberg, New York's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) and Nissan have been working to bring the NV200 "Taxi of Tomorrow" to the Big Apple since 2011, but it looks like its planned October 28th launch won't go without a hitch. In a lawsuit brought by Evgeny Freidman and the Greater New …

Kobo Aura Review: A Compact E-Reader that Packs a Punch

Kindle may be the preeminent e-reader brand, but for those seeking alternatives to the omnipresent Amazon, Kobo has been building out its product range with some alluring devices of its own.<p>One of its latest efforts is the Kobo Aura, a compact e-reader that’s pitching itself against the recently …

Google Launches Mobile Backend Starter for iOS

Google today launched Mobile Backend Starter for iOS, simplifying server-side development for app developers on Apple’s mobile platform. Mobile Backend Starter is a Google App Engine application, meaning it lets developers support hundreds of concurrent users at no charge.<p>The point of mobile …

Anonymous no more: Twitter engineer, UConn security analyst among 13 indicted for 'Operation Payback'

Not all the people named in the FBI indictment fit the hacker stereotype<p>Some of the men indicted last week for allegedly taking part in the scores of denial-of-service attacks launched by hacktivist group Anonymous in 2010 don't fit the stereotype of a pajamas-wearing teen hacker causing havoc from …

Grand Theft Auto V shatters seven Guinness World Records

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>It turns out that everyone has a little bit of criminal in them, as Rockstar Games’ latest entry into its gritty <i>Grand Theft</i> …

Motorola might be working on a 6.3-inch phone

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Motorola(s goog) makes the 5-inch d, but it has yet to truly enter the “phablet” arena with a very big smartphone. That could …

Could Fitness Be The Killer App For Google Glass? Race Yourself Crowd Funds £100K For GlassFit App

With Google Glass yet-to-launch publicly, the jury is still out on what will be the wearable computer’s killer apps. With its hands-free operation, pedestrian navigation and points-of-interest seem an obvious use-case. But perhaps exercise could be another. That’s certainly the opinion of …

A7-powered iPad 5 will accelerate the switch from PCs to tablets by two points – analyst

The A7-powered iPad 5 expected to be announced next week will accelerate the trend of people using tablets instead of PCs, argues an investment note from Deutsche Bank Equity Research.<p>We…expect growing [desktop] virtualization and iPad deployments in the enterprise to pressure corporate PC sales …

Apple hiring engineers to help improve battery life for OS X - (Oct 07)

Now AAPL Stock: The symbol you provided (<b>"AAPL"</b>) doesn't appear to be registered<p>Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit<p>Apple supplier Cirrus Logic …

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

Next year's iPhone will bump up the screen size from the current 4 inches, claims Jefferies analyst Peter Misek.<p>iPhone buyers yearning for a much bigger screen will get their wish next year, at least if a forecast from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek comes true.<p>After meeting last week with Apple …

Mobile Technology

iWatch won't be 'needle-mover,' but Apple could sell 10M in first year

Anywhere from 2 percent to 4 percent of global iPhone users might buy an Apple smartwatch in the first year, analyst Gene Munster predicts.<p>An Apple iWatch may not be a huge revenue booster but it could still capture as many as 10 million customers.<p>Based on a Piper Jaffray survey of 799 US …

Smartwatches

iTunes Radio launch in Canada imminent as Apple seeks programmers

Apple’s popular, free music streaming service iTunes Radio looks set for an imminent launch in Canada. Since launching last month in tandem with iOS 7, iTunes Radio has been exclusive to the United States. However, Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue has noted that he would like the service to …

Apple Acquires Cue, the Now-Shuttered Personal Assistant App

Apple has indeed bought personal assistant software maker Cue, whose software abruptly shut down earlier this week.<p>Cue founders Daniel Gross and …

Apple Aims For Indian Consumers In Smaller Cities

Apple is increasing its efforts in India to woo consumers, with the company’s country head Maneesh Dhir looking to drive sales of its smartphones and tablets in India’s smaller cities and towns, the Economic Times reports.<p>In the three years that Dhir has joined Apple, he spearheaded efforts to push …

Bend it like … Samsung? Galaxy Round is first curved-display smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy Round is the first curved-screen smartphone<p>Samsung revealed a curved-display smartphone early Wednesday, the first of its kind. Though its name, the Galaxy Round, may suggest something closer to a half cylinder, this smartphone is gently curved, just enough to cup in your hand, and …

Phones