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Google stepped up encryption amid reports of NSA surveillance

Amid reports this summer of the<p>National Security Agency’s accessing troves of private communications, technology companies have sought to distance themselves from allegations of cooperation with government authorities, while reassuring users that their information is safe.<p>The latest chapter in the …

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Rdio aims to steal listeners from Pandora with new personalized ‘stations’

Streaming music service Rdio has updated its customized radio stations to add more features and top billing, a clear push to attract Pandora listeners to its apps.<p>Rdio provides a catalog of more than 20 million songs you can stream with a single click, but it also wants to offer radio-like …

Vevo developing Apple TV app for 24-7 music video channel

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>http://adage.com/article/digital/vevo-developing-apple-tv-app-24-7-music-video-channel/243549/<p>After recently adding on-demand …

Brewster, The Hyped Contacts Manager That Launched Last Year, Has Lost All Of Its Original Employees

There are a mix of reasons for why all the employees have left, but this source says it's mostly due to concern over the app's poor user engagement and acquisition and frustration over founder Steve Greenwood's management style and vision for the company.<p>It's unclear how many active users Brewster …

MessageMe jumps on sticker bandwagon

The mobile messaging app is following the lead of Path, Facebook, and Line, and giving its users another colorful way to communicate without words.<p>MessageMe, one of the newest players in the red-hot mobile messaging space, on Thursday updated its iOS application with stickers, giving members the …

A look at what an iOS 7-inspired OS X could look like [Gallery]

In light of the upcoming launch of iOS 7, designer Stu Crew and other designers have imagined what a version of the OS X operating system with iOS 7 design principles could look like. Crew’s design matches iOS 7 by removing the heavy, metaphoric textures from OS X. The image above showcases a look …

Android And Chrome OS Could Reap Big Windfalls From Slowing Worldwide PC Economy

The global PC market is shrinking, and continues to trend downward according to recent numbers, which means there are a lot of concerned device-makers looking around for what to do next. Acer is one of those companies, and the firm is looking to pin the blame on Windows and find a better option, …

YouTube founders create Mixbit: Vine-like video sharing with a difference

Social Network-backed video sharing apps are all the rage, and now the biggest boys in school have woken up to the idea. MixBit is the brainchild of Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, better known as the founders of YouTube, and is a Google Ventures-backed iOS app that lets you record up to 16 seconds of …