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Guided by Chromecast: The Power to Shape Viewing Habits

Launching initially in the US back in July 2013, Google finally took Chromecast global in March, arriving in Canada, the UK and nine other European countries.<p>The HDMI TV streaming dongle has been a revelation on many fronts, chiefly because it makes it insanely easy to consume mobile and Web-based …

Google’s head of performance media explores what’s really driving growth on mobile

Businesspeople are talking about the important role mobile is playing in driving growth across sectors—such as retail, services, and entertainment. But with so many disparate data sources, it’s hard to know exactly what is going on with regard to consumer growth on mobile.<p>Where are the biggest …

iPhone-controlled door lock market heating up as Openways announces Okidokeys

A company that makes smartphone-controlled door locks for hotels has announced its first home door lock system, going by the rather cringeworthy name Okidokeys.<p>Once fitted, you’ll be able to unlock your front door from your iPhone (or Android handset) via Bluetooth. The locks are also compatible …

How do you measure up? New health gadgets can tell you

An array of new personal health devices aims to help you beat depression, lose weight, reduce stress or improve your fitness level.<p>If it's January, it must be resolution time: that once-a-year phenomenon where Americans vow to do good things for themselves, like lose weight, get in shape and lower …

U.S. Tablet Sales Led by iPad in 2013 as Chromebooks Overtake MacBooks

Among "commercial channel" sales to distributors for corporate, government, and business customers, the iPad held the biggest share of sales for any tablet in the U.S. during 2013, while sales of Google Chromebooks made up a bigger percentage of the laptop market compared to Mac notebooks, …

Mobile devs: Google will officially translate your Android apps

Your Android app could soon be speaking French, Swedish, Hindi, and many more languages now that Google officially launched its mobile app translation service today.<p>Google announced that it would be opening up a translation service at Google I/O and officially released it. Developers can submit …

Splunk: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Ideas<p>IdeasThis lab-grown beef will be in restaurants in 3 years<p>IdeasGamers are becoming a powerful source of philanthropic donations<p>IdeasWhat if economic growth isn’t as positive as you think?<p>Entertainment<p>EntertainmentFCC chairman Ajit Pai has “serious concerns” over Sinclair …

Veeva Systems’ Life Science Cloud IPO Is A Hit, Raising $217M And Closing Up 85%

Veeva Systems, an enterprise cloud provider for life sciences companies like Pfizer, IPO’d on the NYSE this morning, raising around $217 million by upping its share price $20. Veeva saw a pop of 83.5% in initial trading after starting at a value over $2.4 billion. Veeva closed at $37.16, up …

PUSH: The first fitness tracking device that measures strength

A ground-breaking device designed to optimize your training by analyzing and tracking your movement at the gym. | Check out 'PUSH: The first fitness …

How Snapchat will make us more honest

It's a lifecasting tool with none of the usual shame or social stigma.

Who Should Be Driving Big Data?

Every day the number of ways in which we can collect data grows, from personal data collected by exercise gadgets such as Fitbit Flex and Nike FuelBand, to the social interactions that we engage in online through Facebook, Google and Twitter.<p>This is on top of the transactional data that …

Google Can Now Use Your Name and Photo For 'Shared Endorsement' Ads

Google published some upcoming amendments to its terms of service today, revealing changes that would enable the company to feature users’ names and photos in certain parts of its advertising.<p>The new terms of service (spotted by The New York Times) includes some limitations, however.User names and …

Now’s your chance to drunk dial Congress

<b>(www.flask.com)</b><p>“Mad at Congress over the Shutdown? Have a drink and tell them”<p>Alyxaundria Sanford<p>October 11, 2013 7:13pm (UTC)<p>We’ve all been there. Down and out. Heartbroken and lost. And there’s nothing left to do but let it out and drunk dial that horrible person treating you so badly.<p>Well, …

Don’t Look Backward With Your Branding: How Coca-Cola Is Going Flat

Since 2000, Google has developed Maps, Earth, Gmail, Glass, and a self-driving car, among many other breakthrough products. And Coke?<p>Recently, David Picker, a former top movie executive who shepherded such ’60s and ’70s screen classics as <i>Midnight Cowboy,</i> <i>Lenny,</i> and <i>A Hard Day’s Night,</i> wrote his …

Microsoft said to work on technology to replace cookies, track across Windows, Bing, and Xbox

The third-party cookies used by advertisers and their agencies to track web browsing activity are under attack. Browsers like Firefox and Internet Explorer try to block the years-old technology with "Do Not Track," and now internet behemoths are looking to replace cookies with their own tracking …