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Apple Maps now lets small business owners add their own info

When Tim Cook apologized for Apple Maps in 2012, he promised to do everything to make the app better. The company's latest push to improve its navigation app involves putting all the small businesses it can on Apple Maps -- that is, with a little help from the owners themselves and a new portal …

Google Launches Primer to Get Startups up to Speed on Marketing

Google is looking to bridge the gap between the complexity of its ad products and startup users’ often relative inexperience with marketing and search ads.<p>Launched today, Primer looks to give startups the most basic of tips on successful marketing via five minute lessons (case studies, quizzes and …

Kano Review: A $150 DIY Computer and Coding Kit

We live in an age where many children have access to smartphones, tablets and laptops. They’re powerful and intuitive, offering the Web and an ever-growing library of apps to explore. Learning and accessing information has never been easier.<p>But these children, and a ton of adults too, have little …

Best deals of the week: Dragon Dictate 4, FlipPDF, Wireless Feather Buds, more! [Deals]

Every week, Cult of Mac Deals presents the best gizmos, software, and services at prices that are extremely discounted.<p>It would be unfortunate if you missed out on any of these deals, so we are highlighting them once again. Plus, you can always check out the Cult of Mac Deals page to see all that …

Will Salesforce's Analytics Cloud shake up predictive?

Earlier this month, Salesforce.com chief executive Marc Benioff revealed that Salesforce is getting set to launch an “Analytics Cloud” product line at the company’s Dreamforce conference next month. This isn’t a big surprise if you follow the space, because everyone knows that Salesforce dashboards …

Allre Lets You Buy And Sell Your House Online Without A Real Estate Agent

The Internet has disintermediated almost every business that used to rely on brokers — except for the real estate industry. There, we still pay huge fees to agents who often do very little for their money and aren’t necessarily on our side. Allre, which is launching at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

Having a good balance between collaborative space and quiet space gives employee the option of being in a socially creative atmosphere or a peaceful area to crunch out the work.<p>“We have an open floor plan with glass conference rooms, and monitors throughout the office displaying company metrics and …

Why China Will Lead Innovation in Social and Mobile Commerce

Social commerce is a novel term in the US, and many people are not familiar with it. Some think it refers to those annoying ads on Facebook. According to Wikipedia, social commerce is the use of social networks in the context of e-commerce transactions.<p>In China, social commerce has taken up a life …

Before Your Start Your Social Media Campaign, Read This

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-creator of</i> <i>Foster.fm</i><i>, a SaaS platform helping startups and small businesses grow their companies using social media.</i><p>This is truly the big bad world. You try your best (or at least you feel you’re giving it your best shot), but you still don’t see results. On the other hand, …

5 Great Front-End Developer Tools You Must Try

<i>Arnaud Breton is a full-stack developer at mention with a specific focus on the front-end side and user experience. This post originally appeared on the mention blog.</i><p>Over the last few years, we’ve seen tremendous growth in an entirely new generation of Web applications. These apps have become much …

How to Evaluate and Select the Right Mobile SDK

<i>Matthew D. Sarrel is a technology journalist, analyst and founder of Sarrel Group, a technical marketing consultancy based in New York City and San Francisco.</i><p>Anyone developing consumer software knows that we live in a mobile-first world. I see companies today that actually have a live app before …

7 Reasons Why Your Startup Will Fail (And How to Soften the Blow)

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-creator of Foster.fm, a platform that helps startups grow their business through social media.</i><p>If you’re going to start up, you are bound to fail. This is not a primer to make sure you succeed, as there are many factors that can contribute to failure. But these are the …

Why Management Is Out of Control: Employee 2.0

<i>David Hassell is the CEO of 15Five. This post originally appeared on the 15five blog.</i><p>Sweatshops, child labor, unsafe conditions and poor wages. Thankfully, these are largely just bad memories for the American workforce. A better life for employees did not come easily, as laborers fought managers …

IDC's Business Analytics Market Share Update Shows Oracle In The Lead

The worldwide business analytics software market generated $37.7B in sales during 2013, and is forecast to grow a 9.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2018 reaching $59.2B. These and other key insights can be found in a recent IDC forecast and market share analysis, IDC’s Worldwide …

Marketing automation platform Mobile Bridge exits stealth, eyes U.S. market (exclusive)

The CEO of the mobile app marketing cloud company Mobile Bridge, Eyal Oster, says sending push messages down to app users is not enough to keep them engaged and moving toward making purchases.<p>Oster believes marketers need a way to quickly send many types of native content down to mobile users, …

A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …

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Review: Transcend’s JetDrives add whopping 240-960GB SSD to MacBook Air at a great price

See that little $190 daughter card up there^? It houses 240GB of Transcend SSD and it could replace the 64GB or 128GB SSD that came in your MacBook Air in as little as 5 minutes. Even better, Transcend just released larger versions in 480GB and 960GB sizes to blow your SATA III MacBook Air or Pro …

After recall, Nest relaunches Protect smoke detector for $99

The Google-owned device maker is bringing back its smart smoke detector -- without the problematic feature that caused the company to pull it from retailers in the first place.<p>Two and a half months after Nest Labs pulled its "smart" Protect smoke detector off store shelves, the device maker on …

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Uber Launches in Hong Kong

Uber is continuing its rollout across Asia after the private car booking service launched in Hong Kong today.<p>The service is initially in a ‘testing’ mode, as is common with all Uber launches, and is priced at HK$2.00 per minute or HK$9.32 per kilometer with a base fair of HK$35.00.<p>The launch …

'Waze for Personal Safety' App Tapshield Now Available to US Public

TapShield, an app for iOS and Android devices which allows users see crowdsourced crime stats and quickly contact emergency services in the US, is now available to the public following its initial launch on select university campuses.<p>The app allows users to view real-time crime stats and report …

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive

Google Drive Tips and Tricks<p>1. Crop photos<p>2. Experiment with add-ons<p>3. Check out your Drive activity<p>4. Look at your revision history<p>5. Use …

Android is reportedly getting voice commands everywhere

Outside of the Moto X, hands-free voice commands on Android are limited; pick up a Nexus 5 or Galaxy S5 and you'll find that "OK Google" only works at the home screen. If <i>Android Police</i>'s sources are accurate, though, you'll soon get to bark out orders no matter where you are in the interface. …

GameStick Android console shipments delayed by two months

Makers play the 'victims of our Kickstarter success' card<p>After far-surpassing their original Kickstarter funding goal, the makers of the $79 GameStick Android console have informed backers that they won't receive their units until late June, rather than April as originally planned. The reason for …