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OneSignal raises $7M for its free push notification tools

Push notifications are one of the main ways we connect with our apps — but according to OneSignal CEO George Deglin, most of the tools for managing those notifications are too expensive without offering the features that developers need.<p>Deglin’s company started out as a Y Combinator-backed mobile …

Apps

What 8 Competitive Athletes Say to Psych Themselves Up

It's a mental game.<p>Whether your competition is thousands of triathletes or a single precipitous mountaintop, sometimes the only thing <i>actually</i> stopping you from your best performance is your own mind. We asked eight elite athletes to share mantras, mottos, and self-motivating words that help them …

Mobile Web Push Hastens A World Where Apps Look Like The Web And The Web Looks Like Apps

AdExchanger |Mobile web notifications are blurring the line between apps and the mobile browser. For publishers without apps, mobile web push is a …

Apps

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The secret to Silicon Valley’s success is mass delusion, says ‘Chaos Monkeys’ author

“The Silicon Valley vibe is like democracy, or religion: If everyone believes in it, it sort of becomes true.”<p>Antonio García-Martinez knows that his new book about Silicon Valley, "Chaos Monkeys," is making some people mad. The tell-all tale about his stab at the startup world, including a $10 …

Silicon Valley

Netflix's newest show 'Stranger Things' is the best thing I’ve seen all year

Imagine putting "The X-Files," "Freaks and Geeks," "Twin Peaks," "Super 8," "It Follows," and "E.T." in one big giant blender. What comes out is Netflix's newest original series "Stranger Things."<p>In theory, a show that draws so blatantly from such iconic movies and television should feel cheap and …

TV

Netflix launches Flixtape so you can make ‘mixtapes’ of your favorites movies and shows

Just in time for the weekend, Netflix today announced the launch of a new service called Flixtape, which the company describes as a way to make short playlists of your favorite Netflix titles. “It’s like a mixtape, but for Netflix,” the site explains. The new tool lets you create these lists based …

Televisions

The First World War: a complete timeline

THE OPENING SHOTS: AUG - SEP 1914<p><b>August 4-25, 1914: German invasion of Belgium</b><p>German troops captured most of Belgium, including the fortress of Liège, with the Belgians losing 30,000 men and the Germans just 2,000.<p><b>August 7-25, 1914: Battle of the Frontiers</b><p>The French Plan XVII called for an …

Netflix may soon let you download movies and shows for offline viewing

You may soon be able to download some of your favorite shows and movies from Netflix if rumors swirling around the streaming service are true.<p>Netflix …

RevCascade Launches First Technology Platform to Automate E-Commerce Marketplaces for Retailers and Brands

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RevCascade today announced the launch of an innovative marketplace automation platform that enables brands and retailers …

Juniqe, the European marketplace for curated art, closes €14M Series B

Juniqe, the European marketplace for curated art, has closed €14 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is growth venture fund Highland Europe — which has been very active of late — alongside existing investors Vorwerk Ventures, High-Tech Gründerfonds, and Redalpine.<p>The Berlin-based startup …

Wall Art

‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Outlander’ top our summer TV binge list

Life in the digital age means it's never too late to catch up on all those shows you've been hearing so much about, and there's no better time than summer.<p>To aid in this endeavor, I have compiled a shortlist, which is (a) completely, and even randomly, subjective, and (b) specific to the notion of …

A Roadmap To Building A Delightful Onboarding Experience For Mobile App Users

But once the user logs into the app, they’re often left alone. They start drowning instead of swimming towards their goal.<p>For users to give your app …

The startup trying to clean up Wall Street just became an official stock exchange

This evening the Securities and Exchange Commission approved an application by a startup called IEX to become a full-fledged stock exchange. By approving IEX, the SEC was giving its stamp of approval to one of the most high-profile challenges to the current Wall Street regime. Co-founded by a …

Markets

You'll soon be able to buy a HomeKit-powered ‘Apple House'

New homebuyers today have many things to choose from: wood floors or tile, granite or stainless steel countertops, central air or window units. But …

World's first passenger drone cleared for testing in Nevada

China’s Ehang will begin the testing process this year to prove the drone’s airworthiness<p>The world’s first passenger drone capable of autonomously carrying a person in the air for 23 minutes has been given clearance for testing in Nevada.<p>Chinese firm Ehang, which unveiled the electric Ehang 184 …

Drones

Mary Meeker is right — most online ads suck

Let's list them in order of awfulness.<p>At last week’s <b>Code Conference</b>, Mary Meeker unveiled her annual Internet Trends Report, and buried within the 213-page deck were some very interesting stats about online ads and why they don’t work.<p>You don’t have to be a millennial to know that the ads on your …

Digital Advertising

Twitch launches Clips so gamers can quickly share short videos of their favorite moments

Live streaming platform and gamer community Twitch is today launching a new feature that it hopes will help spread its content further afield. The company has now debuted Clips, a feature that lets website viewers quickly and easily clip a 30-second portion video from others’ live streams. These …

Apps

An explosive report on kickbacks in the ad industry is coming out next month and some say it could lead to 'jail time'

The report, commissioned by advertiser trade body the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), is set to be more "explosive" than many people in the industry were prepared for, these sources say, because it will lay bare the practices media agencies use to make hidden margins on their advertising …

Procter & Gamble

Why game developers should take a serious look at Apple TV

Apple has been trying to crack the home video game world for a long time, but despite its success on the mobile front, the company has so far been unable to fully penetrate a home market that still looks ripe for expansion.<p>Its first attempt to get into the home console business came in the form of …

In-Ear Device That Translates Foreign Languages In Real Time

Most of us have found ourselves in the awkward situation of trying to communicate in a foreign language. Sometimes it’s funny. Sometimes it’s …

How Netflix Exec Cindy Holland Spots A Hit Show

Netflix’s VP of original content talks about magical pitch meetings, Netflix’s push into YA shows, and monitoring Twitter on launch day.<p>As vice president for original content at Netflix, Cindy Holland oversees the streaming company’s buzz-generating original shows and documentaries, a job she’s had …

TV

Bowers & Wilkins acquired by ex-Facebook CTO's home automation startup

Bowers & Wilkins has been in the audio business a long time — the company was founded in 1966. Normally, when one company acquires another, it’s the …

Audiophile

Vietnam’s Top 6 Adrenaline-Pumping Adventures

<i>PHOTO: Abseiling down the 60m waterfall was nothing but terrifying and equally thrilling. A must do. (photos by Shannon Wolf)</i><p>Out of all the countries …

Here are Google, Amazon, and Facebook’s secrets to hiring the best people

Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google, Amazon. These top tech companies each receive over a quadrillion resumes per year (source needed). So it’s safe to say they have a good process for choosing the best job candidates. But what is it?<p>No, it’s not that list of popular Google interview questions …

Employment

The 2016 James Beard Awards winners (aka your restaurant bucket list for 2016)

Tonight, a group of America's best restaurateurs, chefs and industry folk gathered at the Lyric Opera of Chicago for the American food world's own …

Abandoned Psychiatric Hospitals Captured By Christopher Payne

Over the span of six years, photographer Christopher Payne traveled to 30 US states to visit seventy mental hospitals for his series …

Abandoned Buildings

Brand New Congress: 535 progressive candidates, 1 ticket

Some of the technology activists who were key to the Dean, Obama and Sanders campaign have a new, audacious program: they're going to run 535 …

Middle-class