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Sony SmartWatch vs. Samsung Galaxy Gear: The first big battle in the wearable tech war

Sony's latest wearable tech creation, the SmartWatch 2 (SW2) is attractively styled, water-resistant, and sports plenty of apps and watch faces. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a strong contender too, running a specially tweaked version of Android powered by an 800MHz processor, and flaunting a big …

Scoop: Google acquired WIMM Labs to bolster its own smartwatch plans

Watch out, Samsung: Google (s GOOG) has some smartwatch development projects of its own, and it quietly snapped up Los Altos, Calif.-based WIMM Labs …

Target Ticket, Target’s Video Download & Rental Service, Nears Launch

Target’s answer to Walmart’s Vudu, Netflix, and iTunes, is preparing to launch. Employees at the Minneapolis-headquartered retailer were told this week that Target Ticket, as the service is called, will soon be offered to consumers, allowing them to rent and purchase digital copies of movies and …

Aereo could arrive on Android as soon as September

Aereo, the upstart online TV service, has no plans to slow down its momentum, possibly much to the chagrin of the ticked-off television networks.<p>Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia told International Business Times on Thursday that the company plans to debut its service on Android devices in September -- though …

'Made in USA' on the rise as manufacturing costs drop

Americans may be fond of lamenting the decline of the country's economic clout and the flood of "Made in China" goods, but they may soon have to find something else to complain about.<p>According to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the U.S. is fast becoming one of the lowest-cost countries for …

Microsoft Vs. Medium: A Tale Of Two Office Cultures

In the flood of stories about Steve Ballmer's time at the helm of Microsoft, a troubling symbol of the company's office culture keeps emerging. It's called "stack ranking," a system that had corrosive effects on Microsoft employees by encouraging workers to play office politics at the expense of …

Google stagnant as Facebook picks up pace in mobile ads

When it comes to digital advertising, it's Google's game to lose. But challenger Facebook is putting up a good fight, particularly on mobile where the social network is projected by eMarketer to net nearly 16 percent of a $16.65 billion worldwide mobile ad market this year.<p>EMarketer, more bullish …

Ready For A “Web” Of Apps? Quixey Launches AppURL, A New Way To Enable Deep Linking Across Mobile Applications

Mobile app search engine Quixey is today introducing a new initiative called AppURL which proposes a way to make mobile apps work more like the web. Instead of apps existing as standalone silos, AppURL would allow users to navigate from one app directly to a specific piece of content found in …

YC-Backed One Month Rails Teaches You How To Build Your Startup While You Learn To Code

If you build it, they will come. But what if you don’t know how to build it?<p>That was the problem facing Mattan Griffel, founder of a new YC-backed startup called One Month Rails that is launching today.<p>“I didn’t study computer science or anything, but I had this great idea for a startup,” he said. …

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Meet Grand Circus, A Startup That Aims To Be Detroit’s General Assembly

Detroit’s startup row just got a new tenant. Housed in the recently renovated Broderick Tower, Grand Circus just set up shop with the stated goal of elevating the Detroit tech community. The 15,000-square-foot space will soon house tech training, events, and co-working space for up to 49 …

How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …

Samsung co-CEO: We want Tizen to be on everything

Samsung Electronics has broad ambitions for Tizen, an open operating system the company has taken a lead role in developing as it looks to wean itself off its dependence on Android and Google.<p>That's according to Samsung Electronics co-CEO J.K. Shin, who runs the company's IT and mobile …

Battery life and a sharp screen: A 'Mini' opportunity for Apple

Maybe Apple should take its time on the iPad Mini Retina.<p>Last week I said Google trumped Apple with the release of the Nexus 7's eye-popping 323-pixel-per-inch display.<p>That's still true -- with a qualifier. After using the Nexus 7 for a week, I've discovered (or I should say it's been reinforced) …

Lets Talk About Sex: Silicon Valley Startups Reinvent Adult Toys

The long desks at Minnalife’s offices in San Francisco’s erstwhile industrial hub – Dogpatch – are crammed with hardware paraphernalia: mechanical contraptions, sensor devices, and 21-inch desktops. On a side table, away from the massive machines, sits the company’s main product: a small …

YouTube opens up live streaming to anyone with 100 or more subscribers

YouTube is opening up its live streaming service to anyone with 100 or more subscribers, putting smaller, independent creators on the same footing as larger productions. The announcement comes less than three months after YouTube lowered the bar on live streaming to channels with 1,000 or more …

Baking Revolution Of The Future: The Stuffed Peach

Every now-and-then we have to remind ourselves that simplicity is important, even when it comes to dessert. That’s why we’re so into this easy summer …

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