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One of China’s biggest online retailers is building a delivery drone that can carry 2,000 pounds of cargo

It will likely be used to bring food from farms and agricultural warehouses to cities.<p>JD.com, one of the largest online retailers in China, announced that it plans to develop a drone capable of carrying one ton of cargo for deliveries to and from remote parts of the country.<p>The company will test …

Drones

How to Make Big Bucks While Selling Your Products for Free

Use a free plus shipping funnel to generate brand loyalty and create revenue.<p>Marketing funnels are very effective at converting your website visitors into paying customers, and savvy marketers are constantly looking for ways to increase one very important metric -- conversion rates.<p>There are …

Marketing

Today's car makers are like Nokia — right before it was crushed by Apple, VC Marc Andreessen says

Microsoft came to dominate the computer industry not through desktops, but through its money-maker Windows. Then Apple became the world's most …

Andreessen Horowitz

Here's why Steve Wozniak used to wait in line overnight for new Apple products

A few years ago, if you were waiting overnight outside an Apple Store ahead of a new product launch, you just might have found Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sitting next to you on the sidewalk. This wasn't a marketing stunt by Apple. Wozniak really enjoyed being part of an Apple event with other …

Apple

Surprise: Google Reveals Apple's iOS Market Share Is 65% to 230% Bigger Than We Thought

In the U.S., phones based on Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS mobile operating systems typically share the market relatively evenly. Globally, however, the percentage looks much more like somewhere between 80% to almost 90% Android, leading many to conclude that the mobile platform war is pretty …

Apple

11 reasons why Apple and Adobe should fear the new Microsoft

Commentary: The mixed-reality capabilities of Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, as well as its recent Windows 10 S debut, make the competition seem very behind the times.<p>It looks to me like Microsoft has wrestled control of our creative future from Apple and Adobe.<p>When you combine …

Microsoft

Buying a used iPhone? Here’s an easy way to check whether it was stolen …

Nobody wants to risk buying a stolen item. Even if you leave aside the morality issue, buying stolen devices creates a market for further thefts. And with iPhones, a stolen device will be rendered useless by a combination of Activation Lock and blocks by carriers.<p>Wireless trade body CTIA has now …

Coachella Festival

Apple’s Watch can detect an abnormal heart rhythm with 97% accuracy, UCSF study says

According to a study conducted through heartbeat measurement app Cardiogram and the University of California, San Francisco, the Apple Watch is 97 percent accurate in detecting the most common abnormal heart rhythm when paired with an AI-based algorithm.<p>The study involved 6,158 participants …

Medicine

Amazon Vs Walmart On Free Shipping - It's Not Capitalism That Makes Us Rich But Market Competition

This is the sort of thing free market economists like to see, big companies like Amazon and Walmart slugging it out for market dominance. We would very much prefer that no one, neither of them nor anyone else, ever actually achieve market dominance of course for that would give them market power, …

Walmart

Deals: PowerTime Apple Watch Charging Dock with 3 USB Ports

If you are an Apple Watch user, then you know that a charging stand makes life with the magnetic “puck-style” charger much easier to deal with. The problem is finding a dock that either offers additional functionality, and/or is available at a great price.<p>The PowerTime Apple Watch charger fits …

Smartwatches

Apple Reaches $800 Billion Valuation On Path to Becoming World's First Trillion Dollar Company

Apple's stock is currently trading above the $153 mark for the first time ever, after factoring in a 7-for-1 split in 2014, giving the company a record-high market cap of roughly $800 billion. That means Apple is within $200 billion of becoming the world's first trillion dollar company.<p>Google …

Apple

Conversational Commerce Is What Retail Is Talking About Today

Think back to the best shopping experience you ever had. Chances are it involved a well-informed and upbeat salesperson who engaged with you, asked …

eCommerce

Apple’s latest patent will blast water out of your iPhone with an audio pulse

Why it matters to you<p>Apple's technology could make your future iPhone even more resistant to water — if it ever sees the light of day.<p>We now live in …

Patents

Spotify adds QR-like codes for quick music sharing

A la Snapcode<p>Spotify is rolling out a new feature to its mobile apps that offers a new way to instantly stream music or share songs with friends nearby. Called Spotify Codes, you might now notice that under individual songs, playlists, and albums, there is an addition of a soundwave-like barcode. …

Apps

Apple updates its analytics service with new metrics showing how apps get discovered

Apple yesterday updated its App Analytics service for mobile app developers on iTunes Connect, which will now offer more detail on how users found an app – whether through browsing or searching the App Store, or if they were referred by way of another app or a website. The updates could help …

Apps

Apple's $1 Billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund

CEO Tim Cook said the company supports 2 million U.S. jobs and hoped to create more.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook says his company has created 2 million jobs in the U.S., adding the tech giant was setting up a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing in the country.<p>The 2 million number counts not …

Sociology

How to find the iPhone calculator's hidden backspace button

Type a wrong number and you have to clear out the entire entry, right? Wrong: The Calc app can backspace.<p>True story: Just yesterday I was tapping away in the iOS calculator app, adding up a long list of expenses for my company's monthly P&L statement.<p>And because my fingers fly quickly, occasionally …

iOS

Apple overtakes Fitbit to become world’s top wearables vendor thanks to Apple Watch growth

While Apple itself doesn’t break out Apple Watch sales numbers due to competitive reasons, we can usually get a good idea of performance from analytic companies. Now, Strategy Analytics is out with its latest numbers, reporting that Apple sold 3.5 million Apple Watch units during the most recent …

Smartwatches

Rent the Runway Co-Founder Jenny Fleiss Sees Less Pressure, More Opportunity at Wal-Mart

The entrepreneur has been tapped to lead part of the retail giant's technology incubator, called Store No. 8.<p>Jenny Fleiss, the co-founder and former head of business development at Rent the Runway, is onto her second act. After helping to grow the fashion rental service to a reported $100 million …

Startups

Cloudflare debuts a security solution for IoT

Cloudflare, the content delivery network that promises speed and security for websites, announced today that it’s moving into the internet-of-things industry with a security product called Orbit. Now, instead of just securing websites, Cloudflare wants to secure IoT devices too.<p>Orbit has been …

Security

PayPal shares up 7% after better-than-expected earnings

PayPal, the payments company, posted first-quarter earnings results after the bell on Wednesday. After surpassing analyst estimates with an adjusted 44 cents per share, compared to the 41 cents that many were predicting, shares rose 7 percent in initial after-hours trading. Net income was $384 …

Markets

Uber broke Apple’s iOS privacy rules and Tim Cook wasn't happy about it

Uber added fingerprinting code in effort to catch Chinese fraudsters, leading to CEO Travis Kalanick’s reported dressing down in Apple’s Cupertino headquarters<p>Uber broke Apple’s privacy rules in its iOS app in an effort to catch Chinese fraudsters, resulting in chief executive Travis Kalanick being …

Uber

Logitech releases beta apps for the UE Boom and Megaboom, with Alexa integration

Logitech's speaker brand, Ultimate Ears, includes the UE Boom and UE Megaboom speakers. They have mobile apps available, allowing you to connect …

Apps

Shopify Pay aims to complete the picture for online checkout

Shopify introduced a new product at its developer conference today, which will reduce friction during online orders and simplify checkout across any stores that run on Shopify’s ecommerce platform. Shopify Pay is similar to other instant payment solutions that store your info for fast access later …

eCommerce

Apple releases a bit of code to let you put Live Photos on your sites

Apple’s Live Photos are fun — they’ve definitely captured a few unexpected magical moments for me that standard stills would’ve missed. But for the most part, they live on your phone and stay within the confines of your apps. Seeing them floating around the web, especially on a desktop browser, has …

Apple

Machine intelligence is the future of monetization for Facebook

Money.<p>That was effectively the only conversation missing from Facebook’s F8 conference — an event that even made time for a progress update on a moonshot project that might one day allow us to hear through our skin. Perhaps that’s the luxury of a company whose advertising revenue is up 57 percent …

Facebook

Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise

Quora just became the unicorn of subjective human knowledge. After eight years carefully cultivating an intelligent question and answer community, it’s just raised an $85 million Series D round co-led by Collaborative Fund and Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund. Quora tells me it’s “roughly doubled its …

Startups

Apple's AirPods are still backordered 6 weeks

If you're looking to get your hands on a pair of Apple's totally wireless earphones, there's still a wait.<p>Since practically the day they became available back in December, the ship time for Apple's AirPods totally wireless earphones has been listed at 6 weeks in Apple's online store.<p>Almost five …

Apple

McDonald’s Rolling Out Mobile Ordering by End of 2017

McNuggets will soon be just a few taps away<p>Getting your hands on a Big Mac will soon require just a few taps of a screen: McDonald’s is moving forward with its plans to roll out a mobile order and pay system, and it’s slated to be available at all 14,000-plus of its U.S. stores by the end of the …