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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 …

iPhone

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 …

Black Market

Retailers look past apps to the next frontier of digital shopping: Chatbots

Artificial intelligence is being touted as a tool for addressing some of humanity’s most pressing problems, including climate change and cancer.<p>But starting this week, you can put it to work for something a little more prosaic: ordering a hoagie.<p>On Tuesday, Mastercard announced it has partnered …

Chatbots

3 Disruptive Ecommerce Trends You Need to Know Right Now

The world of ecommerce is changing rapidly. Here are three of the most disruptive trends you need to know this year.<p>As an ecommerce business owner, you're always looking for ways to grow your revenue. In order to do so, you need to adapt to the latest ecommerce trends. Here are three of the most …

eCommerce

Design Trend: Are Gradients The New Way To Use Colors?

<b>In design</b>, color is a key visual element, so they often influence general trends in the field—recently, it seems that flat, solid colors are giving …

The Challenges of Omnichannel and How Retailers Might Solve Them

Customers are among the biggest challenge for retailers aiming to maximize their omnichannel potential.<p>"Omnichannel commerce” has been a retail buzzword for several years, however much confusion and curiosity still surrounds this hot topic. Among the various reasons why is simple: Omnichannel -- …

eCommerce

CSS-Only Multi-Color Backgrounds – Prototyping: From UX to Front End

The Metro design UI brought by Microsoft with Windows 8 may not have been largely received with a positive response (mostly because of the <b>major</b> UI …

Web Development

Tom Murn's high tech vending machine could compete with Amazon Go for to be the convenience store of the future and help solve retail's woes

Apple has Siri. Amazon has Alexa. This summer Tom Murn will have Vicki, a vending machine endowed with artificial intelligence that will be popping …

eCommerce

React Router v4 Auth

import React from 'react';<p>import { Redirect, Route } from 'react-router-dom';<p>//Mock of an Auth method, can be replaced with an async call to the …

setState takes a function

A gentle introduction to setState, pt 3.<p>Component state can be updated with object or a function.<p>This is a confusing feature. So, let’s explore both …

Twitter Lite and High Performance React Progressive Web Apps at Scale

A look into removing common and uncommon performance bottlenecks in one of the worlds largest React.js PWAs, Twitter Lite.<p>Creating a fast web …

Web Development

Hover Camera Passport Comes to Apple Retail Stores, With In-Store Demos Available

Hover Camera Passport, a lightweight, personal drone-style camera from Zero Zero Robotics, is available on Apple's website and in Apple retail stores in the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, and the UK starting today.<p>The Hover Camera Passport can be thought of as a sort of next-generation …

Apple Pay

Are Gradients The New Colors? – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Colors are one of the most important and powerful elements in design. Since design is an evolution, our perception of colors (and the ways we use …

Hidden iOS 10.3 feature highlights apps that will soon become obsolete

iOS 10.3 could be the end of the line for a lot of old apps. Here's how to find out if an app you rely on might stop working soon.<p>iOS 10.3 will be …

iOS

Apple drops to fifth place in 2017 laptop rankings

Apple’s reputation as the world’s best laptop maker took a serious hit in 2016, due to the new MacBook Pro’s adoption of USB-C.<p>In the latest brand rankings by <i>Laptop Magazine</i>, Apple’s slipped five spots as Lenovo and Asus surged to the top of the pack with their affordable and dependable wares.<p>Check …

MacBook

Augmented Reality in 10 Lines of HTML

AR.js with A-Frame Magic<p>Do you want to do Augmented Reality on the web ? You can now do it in 10 lines of HTML! Seriously! Let me walk you through …

Augmented Reality

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Trends

Interactive “Magic Mirrors” Are Changing How We See Ourselves—And Shop

Retailers are betting on tech that, in an instant, gives customers personal skincare tips and lets them see how they look in different styles.<p>“Mirror mirror on the wall, who has the darkest under-eye circles of them all?”<p>When the Evil Queen summoned the magic mirror, the face staring back at her …

eCommerce

Still Don't Believe In Influencer Marketing? Amazon Just Showed Us The Future

Content, content, buy here.<p>Many people don't know that behind Amazon's brilliant marketplace is an army of affiliate links from websites all over the world. It is a key pillar in how they drive traffic and sales.<p>If you don't know what an affiliate link is, it's a link that tracks where the traffic …

New Google tool helps developers pick the right colors for their apps

With its Material Design guidelines, Google set out to create a unified set of ideas for how it wants developers to think about all the different aspects of their applications’ design, ranging from the basic layout to how to use animations effectively. As part of those guidelines, it also offered …

Digital Design

Avoiding Accidental Complexity When Structuring Your App State

What exactly is app state<p>According to Wikipedia — a computer program stores data in variables, which represent storage locations in the computer’s …

JavaScript