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Hands-on with tvOS for the new Apple TV

For the first time since Apple introduced the Apple TV in 2007, independent developers can now build applications for the hardware, thanks to Apple’s release yesterday of the tvOS software development kit (SDK).<p>The demo of the revamped Apple TV with tvOS flew by during Apple’s big Hey Siri event. …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Kevin Bacon is starring in an ad for eggs.</b> "Because nobody knows eggs better than bacon."<p><b>2. Advertisers are paying insanely high rates to get their ads on Snapchat.</b> Re/code claims advertisers are paying a CPM (cost per mille/1000) of $100, twice as much as most premium video ad products.<p><b>3. Here</b> …

Court order stops Bitcasa from deleting your cloud data, for now

If you're miffed that Bitcasa not only dropped its unlimited cloud storage option but made you migrate to a costlier limited tier just to keep your files, you'll be glad to hear that you're getting a reprieve. Angry customers have filed a tentative class action lawsuit against Bitcasa for allegedly …

Satya Nadella is Microsoft's new CEO, and Microsoft's new CEO is Satya Nadella!

Satya Nadella has officially been named as Microsoft's third CEO, following the short line of Bill Gates and, until today, Steve Ballmer. Those are …

Panasonic’s Amazing ƒ1.2 Leica Portrait Lens Almost Available

Panasonic, maker of everything from vacuum cleaners to bikes, can now count itself as a maker of awesome lenses. The brand-new Leica 42.5mm f1.2 for Micro Four Thirds cameras is not only impressive specs-wise (it’s an ultra-fast 85mm equivalent portrait lens) but by all accounts it takes some …

Newly-Minted Billionaire Is Spinning eBay Scraps Into Gold

Michael Rubin is lucky. And he’s also damned good. Lucky, because eBay approached him last year with a $2.4 billion offer to buy his moneylosing GSI Commerce–which provides Web design, customer service and shipping to big-brand retailers–a 51% premium over the share price. Damned, because Rubin has …

GadgetellSolutions Media

18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Why Every Email Should Be 5 Sentences Long

“Proper email is a balance between politeness and succinctness,” entrepreneur-investor-author Guy Kawasaki tells Entrepreneur.com. “Less than five sentences is often abrupt and rude, more than five sentences wastes time.”<p>In this way, the email is like poem. A sonnet maybe, with the way its …

Guy Kawasaki

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>The foreign secretary says "only Iran would benefit" from scrapping the …

500 startups later: Dave McClure rates his own startup and the “genius emerges slowly” theory

When you come to a 500 Startups demo day event, you’d be hard-pressed to miss Dave McClure. Clad in his black 500 Startups t-shirt, jeans and …

How a gang of global hackers changed the cybercrime game by stealing 160 million credit cards

Throughout history, the most successful criminals have been those clever and audacious enough to exploit a previously unknown vulnerability and steal loot in such a way that no one knew it was missing. When cybercriminals accomplish such a feat, their profits can be exponentially larger because …

Credit Cards

Hacker Barnaby Jack dies in San Francisco aged 35

Barnaby Jack, a hacker who was due to present his findings on the security vulnerabilities of implanted medical devices, has died.<p>The San Francisco …

Behind Axe’s Mission To Send Bros Into Space

Axe and BBH London orchestrate a complex, social-media-intensive, multi-phase campaign, in the service of getting a few good (enough) men some nookie (and selling Axe Apollo).<p>“Lifeguard,” the second “nothing beats an astronaut” commercial for Axe which premieres during the Super Bowl this Sunday, …

European Carriers To Scrap EU Roaming Fees Next Year

Europeans will next year be able to take their smartphones anywhere within the EU and enjoy calls, texts, and data without paying a penny more than they do at home. Expensive roaming fees are set to be scrapped by July 1, 2014, after the European Commission voted to fast-track a major overhaul of …

Apple Wants Its Software Integration On Car Dashboards, But How Much Control Do Automakers Want To Cede To iOS?

Could there come a day when the operating system of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is used to control a car’s defroster or Siri-voiced navigation system …

New Malaysian Software Billionaire Goh Peng Ooi Sees His Fortune More Than Double Over Past Year

Goh Peng Ooi, chairman of Malaysia’s top banking software provider, Silverlake Axis, has seen his fortune more than double to $1 billion over the past year as the company’s shares soared 117%. The stock rose due to a full pipeline of products for top financial institutions in Southeast Asia.<p>Based …

The Emerging Markets Bloodbath

There was a time, not so long ago, that Brazil was a hot investment. Foreign investors, hedge funds and multinational conglomerates all rushed into Brazil, which put the B in BRIC, Goldman Sachs’ acronym for the emerging markets powerhouses.<p>Brazil’s economic and financial rise has been impressive, …

iPhone-Friendly Credit-Card Reader On Sale In European Apple Stores

In the U.S, lucky market traders, beggars and panhandlers can stick a sugarcube-sized dongle into their iPhone’s (or iPad’s) headphone jack and start taking credit cards. Over in Europe, we don’t yet have the Square reader, so our street-folk have had to put up with old-fashioned cash. Until now …

100 fastest growing inner city businesses - CNNMoney

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) defines inner cities as core urban areas with higher unemployment and poverty rates and lower median incomes than their surrounding metropolitan statistical areas. For the 2013 list, ICIC received more than 2,000 solicited nominations using its …

Chamber of Commerce

The 99% Success Formula

Every success formula ever written or published boils down to these seven steps.<p>If you boil down every "success formula" that's ever been devised or published, you pretty much end up with the following:<p><b>1. Know where you're starting from. (A).</b><p>Every journey has a starting place. With the journey …

Goal Setting

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FORTUNE — Blackberry’s decision to make its free messaging service, BBM, available on other mobile phone platforms is a Hail Mary play for a damaged company that pretty much has nothing to lose at this point. By giving away the stickiest feature available to Blackberry’s dwindling consumer base to …

Hipster Thieves Caught Because They Just Had to Instagram Their Food

Nathaniel Troy Maye and Tiwanna Tenise Thomason stole thousands of identities. And they might have gotten away with it, had it not been for a …

A Specially-Marked Ruler That You Flick Off the Edge of a Hard Surface to Play Musical Notes

The Musical Ruler with Songbook is a metric ruler that is marked with musical notes and can be played by flicking it off the edge of a hard surface. …

Guitar

Photo Series

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Web Hosting

The Momtract, A Legally Binding Contract Between Moms & Their Kids

For Mother’s Day, Mother New York has created the Momtract, an online service that creates a legally binding contract for “sons and daughters to …

Parenting

Marvel’s Phase 4 will be the start of an all new saga

Captain America: Civil War will kick-off phase three of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe in a couple weeks, and with ten more movies scheduled between now …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

Wearable Tech

Volkswagen Made Another Brilliant SEO-Based Ad

Wanting to promote its side assist feature, which warns you about any incoming danger before you might actually see it, it created a YouTube video which prompts you to place your mouse pointer on the ticker itself. The idea is that seeing the preview of the video alerts you to what's going to …