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Lululemon is insanely popular — and that's terrible news for the brand

The brand's pricey yoga pants are frequently sited as one of the top trends for teens. Celebrities from Jennifer Aniston to Kylie Jenner have been spotted wearing the gear.<p>And with 300 stores, Lululemon is just getting started. Analysts at Morgan Stanley write that they expect the brand to become …

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Virgin Atlantic using Google Glass, Sony smartwatches for London passenger check-in

Virgin Atlantic has begun a six-week test aimed at giving its employees more information about some passengers as they enter the London Heathrow airport. The program, which is currently designed only to aid customer-service staff attending to upper-class passengers, uses Google Glass and Sony's …

This Will Be the Top Business Skill of the Next 5 Years

In 2012, a pale woman with crazy eyebrows and a keytar strapped to her back made a video of herself wearing a kimono and holding up hand-Sharpied …

Google Now on Android Gets "Ok, Google" Search in UK, Canada

Google updated its Search for Android app today with an improved, customisable time-to-leave system, additional language support for reminders and “Ok, Google” hands-free voice searches.<p>Whereas before flights and appointment cards would tell you the time it took to get there and your specified …

With Paper, Facebook just blew its own iPhone app out of the water

This morning, Facebook is announcing a new standalone iPhone app called Paper. Contrary to earlier rumors, it's much more than just a news-reading app — it's a complete reimagining of Facebook itself. Once you've used it, you may never want to open the standard Facebook app again. It may not …

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Facebook Is Seeking "Editors" for News App

Facebook really, really wants to be a newspaper.<p>For years, Facebook has sworn by the power of algorithms to serve users a personalized mix of status updates, stories and photos. It’s what makes up the heart of the company’s premier product, the News Feed.<p>Soon, Facebook will add another approach to …

Where Tech Meets Business

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Dropbox Closes Roughly $250M Round At $10B Valuation, WSJ Says

Dropbox has raised a massive $250 million funding round, valuing the company at $10 billion according to the Wall Street Journal. The new funding round is led by a BlackRock fund, according to the WSJ, which cites “two people familiar with the deal” as the source of the report.<p>This is actually the …

Where Tech Meets Business

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Gartner: 2.5B PCs, Tablets And Mobiles Will Be Shipped In 2014, 1.1B Of Them On Android

As the worlds of communication and technology increasingly become mobile-first, the traditional desktop PC continues to go the way of the dodo bird. The analysts at Gartner are today publishing their annual devices forecast, and they project 2014 to be another banner year for mobile — and its …

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The Late Adopters

Was 2013 a “lost year for technology?,” as an article in Quartz recently proposed? Hardly. Yet I can understand, to some extent, both why there’s a growing ennui with tech among some observers, and why stating that overly simply angered other technology enthusiasts. It’s not necessarily due to a …

Where Tech Meets Business

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App Annie - The App Analytics and App Data Industry Standard

App Annie is the standard in app analytics and app market data, giving you one easy-to-use platform for running every stage of your app business.

Social Media Update 2013

Some 73% of online adults now use a social networking site of some kind.1 Facebook is the dominant social networking platform in the number of users, …

U.S. Christmas Day Shoppers Bought More on iOS Than Android

If you purchased something from a mobile device on Christmas Day, chances are that device was an iPhone or an iPad.So says IBM, whose latest Digital …

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89 of the Best iOS Apps Launched in 2013

In a year that saw Apple finally pass the one million milestone in terms of live applications in the App Store, it’s fair to say there’s a deluge of file-managers, smart calendars, budgeting tools and funky cameras to sift through to get to the real gems.<p>Here’s a quick snapshot of some of the more …

When You Compose a Tweet, Photos Now Come First

A small Twitter update is sending a strong message regarding how the company expects users to tweet moving forward.<p>A change to Twitter's iOS app on …

How Snapchat Became The Breakout Consumer Product Of 2013

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Last year, as 2012 ended, I scanned the early-stage startup landscape and tried to identify one company that was a breakout for the year — …

Apple’s iPad Dominated U.S. Tablet Sales in 2013

Apple’s iPad is continuing to dominate U.S. personal computing device sales, and according to recent data, it drastically outsold both Android- and …

Ballmer Departure From Microsoft Was More Sudden Than Portrayed by the Company

According to sources close to the situation, the departure of CEO Steve Ballmer from Microsoft last week was more sudden than was depicted by the …

Erase Yourself From the Internet With JustDelete.me

Deleting yourself from the Internet is hard work. First, you have to decide where exactly you want to disappear — from social media sites to retailer …

Google Reader Died Because No One Would Run It

No one took ownership of Google Reader internally because it wasn't a top priority for Larry Page and his inner circle of lieutenants. And if you aren't working on something that the boss cares about, then what's the point?<p>There's a very simple corporate reason for why Google Reader was shut down …

Lifelogging pioneer shows us a new social "safe" If you are like Scoble you ...

<b>Lifelogging pioneer shows us a new social "safe"</b><p>If you are like Scoble you leave parts of your life in different places. Some goes in Facebook. Other …

6 Reasons Google Chromecast Will Transform TV

Google Chromecast will break open the TV ecosystem unlike anything we’ve seen in years. Forbes calls it a game changer, but mostly because it has …

WordPress Powers 18.9% of the Web, Has 46M Downloads, Says Mullenweg

Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg laid out his vision for his company’s blogging platform today in a presentation at its WordCamp San Francisco conference. Called the “State of the Word”, Mullenweg spoke about the progress WordPress has made, highlighted its upcoming WordPress 3.6 release, and …