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Google Offers Free Udacity Course for Android Development

Google today debuted a new resource for learning to develop Android apps: a Udacity course called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals.” The online class is aimed at those who know programming but have no experience with building for Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Google Developer …

Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women And Minorities

In a blog post from Gregg Pollack, CEO of the Code School, Google is paying for three free months for any women and minorities interested in tech to expand their skills.<p>While Google is also offering the same vouchers to the women in attendance at its annual I/O developers conference this week, the …

Citizen Air Quality Sensors Cover The Places Governments Can’t Reach

Can citizen science fill in the gaps? Perhaps. It’s early days, but projects like the Smart Citizen, in Spain, show the potential of cheap sensors …

Los Angeles

Entrepreneurship News | The Next Web

All stories in Entrepreneur<p>Startups need to prepare for success to have success<p>Entrepreneurs are always chasing the next milestone. For a while, it’s all about making your first dollar. Then your first ...<p>Mark Orttung<p>How to launch your product on China’s popular Xiaohongshu fashion platform<p>While …

CSR

CluckCluck Helps Busy Parents Book, Pay And Message Their Children’s Caregivers

Heather Joyce and Erin Matzkin, hard-working technology attorneys who also happen to be moms with a total of five kids between them, spent many years helping companies build websites and apps, but were frustrated that there was not a decent application that addressed their own needs when it came to …

Beyond the Grocery Smart Cart, the iBeacon Beckons

Despite e-commerce’s surge, some 90 percent of what people buy still comes out of brick-and-mortar stores. And when it comes to consumer-packaged …

Advertising Industry

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations

Visage makes infographics easy, and they customize palettes for free.<p>If you’re an art director at a media outlet, odds are you have to assign and commission each data visualization you publish. That gets time-consuming, even when the graphic in question is nothing but a small pie chart running …

Data Visualization

The Goal? Oh, Just to Be the World's Biggest Location Database

Factual, the biggest behind-the-scenes startup you've never heard of, has already amassed data on 70 million locations around the world (and counting).<p>The goal of Factual is at once hugely ambitious and unexpectedly humble: to be the steward of the world's information. That means amassing data on …

Startups

A Smart Watch For Kids, Designed For Worried Parents

Helicopter parents, rejoice: FiLIP’s technology lets you keep track of your kids.<p>An estimated 60% of parents in the United States get their pre-teens cell phones, for reasons like peace of mind and safety. The catch, however, is that those smartphones come loaded with tools that kids can abuse. …

Kids

Why The ROI of Online Community Doesn't Matter

<i>Sarah Judd Welch is the founder & head of community design + BD at Loyal where she designs communities for startups, brands, and Fortune 100s.</i><p>I’ve never felt entirely comfortable defending my work in community. Yes, I’ll tell you about Return on Investments (ROI) all you want, but truly, community …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Google adds 'Theming' to Material Design to unify designs across applications<p>Google today announced several updates to Material Design, the company's visual design language and set of specifications for applications should look. While rumors persisted up to the event that …

Simple Spotlinks App Lets You Connect On Location, Share Links

We’ve all been there. You met someone at a conference who seems interesting, so you get out the business cards. Fast, not awkward, and socially OK. An alternative is you stand there and fire them an email there and then (common practise in the US). Other use LinkedIn apps (I don’t). If you are …

Open Garden retools its crowdsourced mesh technology for an iOS messaging app

Crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden is launching its first app for the iPhone(s aapl), but it’s not the same broadband sharing app the …

How Facebook and Twitter built the best employee training programs in Silicon Valley

Training employees and managers is essential at any company but particularly for startups. Yet many avoid it because it seems too hard or expensive.<p>“A lot of companies think their employees are so smart that they require no training,” Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz writes in his recent …

Silicon Valley

Marvell launches a hardware platform for web developers

Marvell is joining the rush of chip firms with their own hardware platform aimed at helping developers with its Kinoma products. The Kinoma products …

Wembley, EE and the World's Most Connected Stadium

Wembley National Stadium Ltd. (WNSL), or ‘Wembley’ to you and me, is teaming up with UK mobile network operator EE in a six-year deal that they hope will make the stadium ‘the most connected in the world’.<p>The multi-million pound deal comes into play with immediate effect, with the first event …

How much is the Internet of everything worth? Cisco says $19 trillion

BARCELONA, Spain -- Are you curious why everyone is talking about the Internet of everything? Cisco CEO John Chambers gives 19 trillion really good reasons.<p>Chambers believes the Internet of everything, also known as the Internet of things, will create $19 trillion (yes, that's with a "t") in …

Find'Em Tracking: A Very Thin Bluetooth Tracker

There’s no shortage of gadgets designed to help you <i>never</i> lose your belongings. Take the Cobra Tag for instance, a Bluetooth-enabled fob that you can clip to anything and connects with your phone to tell you if either the phone or the fob-connected object move out of range of each other. There are …

When will retailers jump on the iBeacon bandwagon?

BARCELONA, Spain -- While companies are still figuring out the best way to use Apple's location-sensing tech, iBeacon, push notification specialist Urban Airship believes it has a way to make it relevant to both retailers and consumers.<p>Urban Airship on Wednesday unveiled enhancements to its …

Macy's

Belkin WeMo smart home networks in danger of hacks

Smart home networks are rapidly gaining popularity, but some security experts worry that not enough encryption controls are coming with the products.<p>Security firm IOActive released an advisory (PDF) on Tuesday saying more than half a million Belkin WeMo devices are susceptible to widespread hacks. …

Home Automation

500 Startups-Backed Evoz To Power British Telecom’s Home And Connected Devices Offering

Given that Google just acquired connected device maker Nest for $3.2 billion, I’m sure plenty of others have now realised that this is the best evidence yet that the smart device space – especially in homes – is really starting to take off. So while plenty have speculated about this next wave …