Mohamed Cassim

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Take Orders From A Cat And Learn Cybersecurity

PBS’s CyberLab game teaches the basics -- with humor.<p>It was my first day on the job as chief technology officer for "SnapCat," and the hostile attacks on our servers came at us fast. With proper coding and security measures, I blocked some, but my cat boss informed me after that attack that about a …

Cybersecurity

HealthTap launches virtual doctor visits on your phone

Lots of companies in the digital health space are carving out single pain points in the care delivery system and leveraging technology to make them work better. HealthTap, on the other hand, is taking a look at the entire patient experience and offering support, guidance, and information the whole …

Hilton Hotels Now Lets Your Choose Your Room With Your Phone

Hilton Hotels is taking a page out of the airline playbook, giving users more control over the experience through their smartphone. The hotel chain has recently introduced a way for users to choose their room on their smartphone, and promises to roll out smartphone-powered door keys to the majority …

Abodo raises $1.25 million for its upscale apartment service for college students

It is hardly unique, but it just may work.<p>Abodo, a niche virtual service targeting college kids looking for more than just a cheap flophouse to live in, secured $1.25 million in venture funding Wednesday in a round backed by American Family Ventures, 4490 Ventures, and Lakewest Venture …

Google offers I/O 2014 app source code as Material Design sample code

The Google I/O 2014 app has successfully lived up to its initial purpose of providing scheduling for Google I/O attendees and allowing us at home to check in and watch the keynote presentation, as well as other live-streamed sessions. But what happens to the app now?<p>Instead of leaving the app to be …

How Most Startups Mess Up Their Marketing

<i>Katie Burke is the Director of Media & Analyst Relations at HubSpot.</i><p>Recently, a startup called Pressfarm launched, promising to provide the names, emails, and Twitter accounts for journalists so that entrepreneurs could get outstanding coverage for their business.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free …

Foursqaure to Charge for Access to its Databse

In order to make money from its giant database of restaurants and other businesses, Foursquare is in negotiations to begin charging its largest clients for access to the information.<p>According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the check-in giant is looking for additional revenue streams. …

An App To Share Civic Complaints Gains Popularity Where The Government Hasn’t Been Listening

In a country known for corruption issues, urban residents in Brazil are flocking to an app that lets them share what they care about directly with city officials.<p>Brazil is a country plagued by problems of rampant corruption, political and otherwise, but that doesn’t mean politicians completely …

Letting children use iPads may harm language development

Playing games on iPads and other touch screen computers linked to poor speech development<p>Parents should think twice before allowing toddlers to play Angry Birds or other games on ipads or phones, it was warned after researchers found they were linked with poorer speech.<p>Doctors found that toddlers …

RelateIQ: The startup that turns salespeople’s data crumbs into gold

Many companies invest in fancy software to track sales leads. The trouble is, you have to remember to log in and keep the software up to date.<p>If you don’t — well, that’s like having a monster truck but forgetting to change the oil.<p>RelateIQ looks hot in this market, where giants like Microsoft, …

GamingCast For Chromecast Brings Retro Games To Your HDTV

If you own both an Android smartphone or tablet and Google’s new Chromecast media streaming dongle you might be interested in a new application which …

Gear & Gadgets

Save to Pocket and Evernote from your inbox with CloudMagic's Cards

Try as we might, we just can't escape email. Apple, Google, Microsoft and others have tried to do more with our messages, but only recently have we seen apps and services try to provide better context on their contents. With its latest update, CloudMagic, a free iOS and Android email app we've …

Popcorn Time Is Like Netflix For Pirated Content

Think of Popcorn Time like Netflix, just with movies worth watching. Find a title and click “Watch It Now”. That’s it.<p>The media catalog is impressive. Everything from first run movies to classics like Hook are available to watch. Frozen, American Hustle, Gravity — even Delivery Man if you’re a …

Keen On… Success: Why 99.9% Of Tech Companies Aren’t WhatsApp or Instagram

Reggie Aggarwal, the founder and CEO of Cvent, describes himself as a “15 year overnight success”. Having founded Cvent in 1999 and raised $17 million for this cloud based B2B event management platform, Aggarwal’s startup experienced near-death after the dotcom crash of May 2000. But in spite of …

This summer, you can learn Linux free & online from Harvard & MIT

Want to learn Linux? The Linux Foundation announced today that it will be offering its $2,400 “Introduction to Linux” course for free through edX, the Harvard/MIT online learning platform that supports massive enrollment.<p>“EdX is a natural partner,” Linux Foundation vice president Amanda McPherson …

Workable Raises $1.5M From Greylock IL To Build Cloud-Based Recruitment Software For SMEs

Workable, a startup founded in Athens, Greece, that has developed a cloud-based recruitment platform for SMEs, has today confirmed a new investment of $1.5 million led by Greylock IL, the Israel/UK-based affiliate of Greylock Partners, an early investor in LinkedIn which now counts LinkedIn …

TVShow Time Lets You Stream All Your Favorite TV Shows Thanks To Put.io

French startup TVShow Time just added a major new feature for its social platform for TV show enthusiasts. Not only can you keep track of your progress in your favorite TV shows, you can now <i>play</i> new episodes directly from the website as well, without having to leave the site. All of this was made …

Microsoft Launches Smart Visual Studio Add-On For Code Snippet Search

Whether you are a seasoned programmer or a beginner, chances are you spend a lot of your time looking for code snippets on Stack Overflow and similar sites. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel, after all. Now, a team from Microsoft Research in Cambridge wants to streamline this process and bring …

Retrofit for purpose: Old buildings get a green facelift

<b>One of the best ways of reducing energy consumption and saving money is retrofitting - in effect, adding new tech to old kit.</b><p>Technologies, such as thermally-efficient cladding, LED lighting, heat exchangers and smart metering, could save UK businesses £3bn to £5bn a year, according to the Carbon …

My week as an Amazon insider

The first item I see in Amazon's Swansea warehouse is a package of dog nappies. The second is a massive pink plastic dildo. The warehouse is 800,000 square feet, or, in what is Amazon's standard unit of measurement, the size of 11 football pitches (its Dunfermline warehouse, the UK's largest, is 14 …

DDoS threats: The disruption your organization can’t afford to ignore

About two years ago, I witnessed an Anonymous operation unfold, in which a commercial company was targeted. The threat, in the form of a solemn …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Next gen NoSQL: The demise of eventual consistency?

The vast selection of NoSQL solutions today share qualities that have set them apart from their relational counterparts including shared-nothing, …

How do I deal with cyber attacks?

Never open unexpected attachments, especially if they contain .pdf or .zip files, says Rick Maybury.<p><i>I have this been subjected to a vicious cyber attack and from nowhere ten or more years of saved documents have been encrypted. I have been offered a release Key in three days time provided I pay</i> …

Google Maps updated for Android with sponsored hotel details, better navigation

Now that Google has finished updating its Map app's UI, the company can focus on the finer details: navigation, documentation and monetization. The Android app's latest update tweaks hotel search results by adding sponsored rate and booking links, which places a tiny "ad" icon next to services that …

Social Travel Startup Minube Adds Real-Time Hotel Booking To Monetise Its Mobile Apps

Social travel startup, Minube, which focuses on helping would-be travellers figure out what to do when they get to their destination, has added a real-time hotel pricing and booking feature to its iOS and Android apps. The new versions of the apps support hotel booking for more than 300,000 …

How to save a water-damaged cell phone

Cell phones and water: Not a good mix. Yet as phones become more and more a part of our everyday lives, it seems like we keep coming up with new and …