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CES 2014 Proves That Wearables Are Still A Work In Progress

Before this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, I issued a challenge: I wanted makers of wearable tech to prove to me that the time had come for this category of gadgets. What I was seeking was irrefutable proof there was wearable technology out there demonstrating enough clear and immediate benefit …

Broadcom's Billionaire Chairman Names Seven Big Tech Trends Not to Miss at CES

To fully understand the power of consumer technology, look no further than the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Over the last four decades, CES has been the launch pad for many innovative consumer devices, ranging from the VCR and the camcorder to DVRs and high-definition …

Mobile App Marketing Costs Hit Record Highs In 2013

As the app stores fill up, it’s getting ever more expensive for developers to acquire new users. The cost to acquire a loyal user, or one that opens an app three times, grew from $1.30 in 2012 to $1.62 in 2013. Meanwhile, app downloads over 2013 broke records, though the download growth has been …

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FORTUNE — Apple (AAPL) as an investment looks very different, depending on your time frame.<p>This could explain why long-term investors tend to be happy campers. More recent arrivals, not so much.<p>People who tried to beat high-frequency trading algorithms in the Apple options markets may never come …

Why I Lost Faith In Bitcoin As A Money Transfer Protocol

As 2013 came to an end, many reflected on last year’s biggest tech news — and Bitcoin was a serious contender. But the main question remains: why are people interested in Bitcoin?<p>This whole debate reappeared when Charlie Stross stated that “Bitcoin looks like it was designed as a weapon intended to …

HP's 'Earth Insights' Is A Great Example Of How Big Data Can Change The World

Big data refers to collecting vast amounts of data in all shapes and sizes from tweets to images and analyzing it to come up with fresh insights.<p>Time again we heard about big data projects and startups using the tech to help salespeople close deals or help companies target their ads better. Those …

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Web App Searchlet Lets You Perform Multiple Searches Without Opening A Gazillion Tabs

At any given moment during my working day, I have browser tabs open for my email account, Feedly, TechCrunch, WordPress, Convo, Twitter, Google Calendar, Reddit, Pinterest and Facebook. That’s in addition to all the sites I am using for research (or to procrastinate) and desktop apps like Skype and …

December's Best iOS Apps

December (and 2013) will soon be a distant memory, so we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month. So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best iOS apps to launch in recent weeks.<p>Codecademy<p>If you want to …

5 things to expect in social in 2014

"It's shocking how fast [an app] can come out of left field and have a base of 20 million, 30 million very active users." -- Peter Pham, partner, Science

In 2014, mobile advertising will grow up

The adage over the past several years has been that analog dollars become digital dimes, which then become mobile pennies. In 2013, mobile ad …

CIOs Brand Enterprise Social Tools as Most Overhyped Technology of the Year

It’s the end of the year, and that means a plethora of stories and lists with a lot of hyperbolic words like “hottest” or “greatest” in the headline …

Mobile Devices

The Multi-Platform Majority: How Mobile is Changing the Way We Experience the Web

December 9, 2013<p>One of my favorite discussions to have with the Millennials at my office revolves around what it was like to be in college without …

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Why Social Networks Are Crazy for Private Messaging

Private messaging has captured the attention of the most popular public social networks in the last two months and, surprisingly, this push among …