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Human-animal hybrid organs imagine organic implants of the future

As biological engineering becomes more and more adept, scientists will eventually get to explore the limits of what they can craft in the lab. To that end, designer Agatha Haines has put together a conceptual series of custom organs, which could one day be used by humans as an organic way to …

Advertisers can learn your health conditions from your web activity, study claims

Of all the things the internet is good for, it's clear that looking up medical information is among the most popular activities. But while WebMD and other health-focused sites may seem like a godsend to those of us frantically trying to figure out if our nausea is just due to the bad takeout we had …

The Wisdom Of The Cronut: Why Long Lines Are Worth the Wait

Would you wait 2 hours for a pastry? Harvard behavioral scientist and author Francesca Gino discusses the coveted cronut, and how it makes customers do exactly that.<p>Imagine, if you will, the “cronut.” This sugar-rolled, cream-filled, glaze-topped doughnut-croissant hybrid has been taking Manhattan …

Doughnuts

Square Reportedly To Sell Pad-Based Stand Hardware In Apple Stores

Square could be launching a new opportunity from which businesses can purchase its latest hardware product, the Square Stand. 9to5Mac reports the payments company will start selling its iPad-based point-of-sales (POS) system in Apple’s retail stores starting July 9 for $299. This news comes just …

How Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Is Making Good On Facebook’s Billion-Dollar Bet

Solve the social network’s mobile dilemma. Make a mint on advertising without annoying 100 million users. No problem, right?<p>Inside Facebook’s Building 14, just a door down from Mark Zuckerberg’s office, Kevin Systrom and the Instagram team plot the future of their beloved photo-sharing app. It’s no …

Social Media

BuzzFeed Says New ‘Flight Mode’ Campaign Shows ‘The Consumerization Of B2B Marketing’

BuzzFeed always seems to be the first online publication that comes up when people want to talk about smart, creative approaches to “native” advertising, so here’s a cool example of what the site is doing with advertisers — it’s partnering with GE to allow readers to navigate the site in “Flight …

Video Killed The Instagram Star

Instagram, an app best known for photo-sharing, added video last week, as it (and parent Facebook) sought to defend against the advance of Twitter’s fast-growing video-sharing app, Vine. The hope was to give its users a whole new way to share what is happening around them with friends. But while it …

What Games Are: Reinventing The Games Console Half Way Won’t Work

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>In some ways you’ve got to feel bad for Microsoft. The company has spent years trying to find ways to expand its Xbox …

Aiming To Disrupt Payday Lending, a16z-Backed LendUp Now Offers Instant Online And Mobile Loans

Y Combinator-incubated LendUp launched in October with backing from Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Kapor Capital and others, to bring a fresh solution to an old problem: You have to pay your bills now, but you don’t have the money to pay them. Rather than turn to predatory …

Karma Wants To Make Peer-to-Peer Wi-Fi a Thing

There'll be a day, if one recent Wi-Fi startup has its way, when you switch on your tablet or laptop and the wireless Internet access you need is …

Essential Startup Advice From LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman

Hoffman and Casnocha, co-authors of popular book <i>The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career</i> (Crown Business, 2012), spoke on Friday about how Silicon Valley entrepreneurs build amazing companies amid rapid economic change.<p>Here are their tips for finding …

Silicon Valley

If The Government Can Access Our Facebook Data, What Happens When We Have Computers On Our Faces?

Wearables will follow a similar path as the smartphone market, Forrester analysts predicted in April 2012. “Wearables will move mainstream,” they said.<p>But will they?<p>Do you believe this?<p>Do I?<p>Maybe?<p>From fitness trackers to smartwatches to computers you wear on your face, this emerging market, enabled …

45 Outdoor Bathroom Designs That You Gonna Love

What is an outdoor bathroom needed for? First of all, it’s a shower where you go before swimming in the pool. Second, having a bath in the open air a …

Interior Design

India's Richest Man Is Making A Risky Multibillion Dollar Bet On 4G Broadband Internet

In a country where most people own a mobile phone yet lack basic Internet access, it is a risky gamble even for India's richest man. He is counting on an unproven strategy and still-developing technology in a market with very little pricing power.<p>Three years ago energy conglomerate Reliance …

Emerging Markets

A star-spangled recovery: Why the U.S. economy is showing signs of life

It's not quite the recovery that anyone wanted, but it's a recovery all the same.<p>The world's largest economy is still rumbling along in third gear. Unemployment remains too high for comfort; there are nearly 12 million Americans out of work. On Friday, the International Monetary Fund trimmed its …

For Consumer Brands, Asia Is The New Peoria

Welcome to Peoria. Location: somewhere between Singapore and Shanghai.<p>Ten years ago, Asia was seen as the rising force behind the commodities bull market. That story, while not completely over, has gotten tired. People are onto the next best seller.<p>Enter a new book in the Asia growth series: the …

The Sanctity of LinkedIn Contacts

As a business professional, what is your most valuable asset: Your MBA, your years of experience or the awards on your shelf? Or maybe it's the profit your business made last quarter or the last successful projected you delivered? Each of these is important and each is valuable, yet none are your …

Why Facebook isn’t the right company to create a Google Reader replacement

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Google(s goog) Reader is meeting its end in just a few weeks, and there’s no doubt it’ll be traumatic for users of the …

HTC One with stock Android hands-on

Google and HTC made a lot of dreams come true this morning when Android head Sundar Pichai announced a version of the HTC One with stock Android at the D11 conference. Google's Hugo Barra happened to have a stock One in his pocket, and he gave me a quick look. Just as with the stock Samsung GS4, …

As Apple's CEO Hints At 'Game Changers' Like Smart TVs, Watches, Patents Suggest iPen, E-Wallet

While Apple CEO Tim Cook declined to detail exactly what “incredible ideas” the company is working on, his hints this week around smart televisions and wearable computing devices suggest new gadgets in new categories are definitely in Apple’s future.<p>But an interactive TV, which analysts predict …

Microsoft Gives In To The Old Guard, Adds Start Button And Boot To Desktop To Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1, which will be available for download in a preview version on June 26, will feature the good old Start button in desktop mode. Users who dislike the new Modern UI/Metro interface will also be able to boot right to the desktop. While rumors about the return of the Start button had long …

GumGum’s New ‘Canvas’ Ad Unit Takes Over Publisher Images

In-image advertising company GumGum has launched a bigger, more attention-grabbing ad unit — one that it says is the industry’s first in-image takeover.<p>The company is calling the new unit the Canvas, and it’s launching the first ads with digital agency Moxie as part of a campaign promoting The …

Tumblr Taps Ford, AT&T & More to Bring Ads To Your Dashboard

Following Yahoo’s acquisition, Tumblr has announced the launch of Sponsored Web Posts, which the company claims will “simply blend” into your Tumblr dashboard. This news follows Tumblr’s move to introduce ads on mobile last month.<p>Tumblr’s move to bring this ad experience to the Web comes with …

Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Oppose China Tariffs

Ericsson AB and Nokia Siemens Networks urged the European Union to back off from its threat of imposing tariffs on Chinese-made …

Samsung estimated to make 95 percent of Android device profits

Yes, we all know that Android has the prevailing device market share right now, but which companies in that group are actually making money? According to Strategy Analytics' estimates for Q1, it's Samsung... and virtually no one else. With $5.1 billion of Samsung's $7.9 billion operating profit …

Wal-Mart Is Getting Really Serious About Tracking Customers

"We're building a global technology platform whose goals are as simple, frankly, as they are audacious," Neil Ashe, CEO of e-commerce, told Women's Wear Daily. "We want to know what every product in the world is. We want to know who every person in the world is. And we want to have the ability to …

eCommerce

TV, Mobile, PCs Complement Each Other for News Consumption [Infographic]

Tablets complement, rather than replace, TV news viewing, and the 25-34 age demographic constitutes the biggest news enthusiasts, according to a BBC …

Winklevosses Have Millions in Bitcoin and Other News You Need to Know

Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.<p>Today, we're …