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Stealthy TrendKite unleashes new tool for companies to further manipulate the media

If you don’t believe that large companies pay serious heed to how the press reports on them, you need look no further than the media scoresheet that …

Today's Best Apps: RunSmarter And Nook Video

he App Store takes delivery of hundreds of new apps per day. The overwhelming scene makes it possible to easily overlook an exciting game, valuable …

What Age of Empires Online says about Steam's impact on free-to-play games

Microsoft's attempt to reinvigorate its aging <i>Age of Empires</i> game franchise most recently resulted in a free-to-play game distributed on the company's (now shuttered) Games for Windows Live service. The game, <i>Age of Empires Online</i>, launched as a free title with two civilizations available to play as; …

Nextpeer, Which Brings Multiplayer Mode To Mobile Games, Comes To Android

Nextpeer, an Israeli startup that’s looking to make every mobile game multiplayer-enabled, is landing on Android after racking up about 10 million monthly actives in its network on iOS.<p>The company’s SDK basically offers a deeper version what earlier mobile-social gaming platforms tried to do by …

Here's What An Interviewer Really Means When They Ask 'What Is Your Greatest Weakness?'

Samuel Mann/FlickrIn interviews, some questions are strategically placed to either make or break a job candidate.<p>Brainteaser questions are meant to see if you can think on your feet. Situational questions are supposed to reveal your problem-solving abilities.<p>To adequately provide answers, you need …

Employment

16 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Advice On Ideas, Failure, And Balance

The most successful people know a thing or two about how difficult it is to get to where they are. They know how to bring amazing ideas to life, face difficulties, overcome failures, and how important it is to trust along the way.<p>Below is an infographic compiling advice from the most driven …

Entrepreneurship

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Wants to Get a Million Programmers to “Code for India”

Karl Mehta has spent years doing financial startups and more recently worked as a venture capitalist, helping other technology companies get their …

Silicon Valley

Vietnam taps Big Data to avoid China’s traffic catastrophe

If you want to see the future of urban transportation, Da Nang is a good place to start. IBM today said it has signed a deal with Vietnam’s fourth-largest city to install a high-tech traffic management system to help the rapidly growing seaport avoid the fate of Chinese cities choking on cars and …

Vietnam

App Discovery: Why Can't Anyone Figure This Out Yet?

Good news! Now that both Google and Apple have passed 50 billion app downloads (each of course) we can all sit back and relax. The system is working, the world is downloading, the developers are making money, and the users are happy.<p><i>Au contraire, mon frère.</i><p>With each one of these giants approaching …

Zumper Goes National And Releases An iPhone App To Help You Find Your Next Apartment

About one year after launching and becoming a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist, apartment rental startup Zumper is expanding beyond New York City, San Francisco and Chicago and is going national. Along with all the new places where users will be able to find listings, it’s also launching an iPhone app …

The Shocking Stats About Who’s Really Starting Companies In America

Fully a third of venture-backed companies that went public between 2006 and 2012 had at least one immigrant founder at the helm. Arianna Huffington and other prominent entrepreneurs on why the U.S. needs to get creative about immigration policy.<p>What do Google’s Sergey Brin, eBay’s Pierre Omidyar, …