Matthew Brand

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Social Video Startup Magisto Raises $13 Million From Qualcomm And Sandisk

Once upon a time, seemingly everyone was creating mobile apps to help users shoot, edit, and share videos with one another. Thanks to a desire to build or invest in the “Instagram for video,” a number of new social video apps popped up and got funding last year.<p>One startup that was always a bit of …

Google Glass to get upgrade, will fit prescription glasses

<b>Existing Google Glass Explorers will be able to trade in their Google Glass for an updated model that can fit prescription glasses and shades.</b><p>Google …

SoundCloud Hits 250m Monthly Active users, Integrates Instagram

SoundCloud now reaches 250 million listeners, CEO and co-founder Alexander Ljung announced today at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe. That’s up from 200 million in July – some sizeable growth in the last few months.<p>To coincide with the milestone, SoundCloud rolled out Instagram integration to its music …

Nokia Reports Net Sales Of €5.66B, €118M Profit, And 8.8M Lumias Sold In Q3

Nokia may be going through a hell of a transition period, but it released its fiscal Q3 2013 earnings this morning just like clockwork. The Finnish phone maker (for now, anyway) reported net sales of €5.66 billion (or $7.79 billion) in the quarter ending September, along with a surprise profit of …

Schools Complain iOS 7 Upgrade Stripped Filters From Students’ iPads

Apple’s iOS 7 was supposed to make it easier for schools to manage the iPads that are becoming increasingly common in the classroom. But for some, …

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YouTube gets its own music awards show, Vevo expands to Germany

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>YouTube is getting its own music video awards show: The Google-owned(S GOOG) video service announced late Monday that it will …

Windows Phone is doing way better in Europe than in the U.S.

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>As we have noted before, Windows Phone(s msft) is getting a boost from Nokia’s decision to push it hard at the cheaper end of …

Google Play Music All Access makes its way to seven more European countries

If you felt left out by the European debut of Google Play Music All Access in August, hopefully Mountain View's latest announcement brings you into the musical fold. According to Google's support page -- as spotted by <i>Android Police</i> -- the search giant's music locker and streaming service is now …

Fundraising Platform Believe.in Redesigned With Beautiful Tile Layout

Believe.in has always been a beautiful, well-designed platform that enables everyday people to co-ordinate and promote their fundraising efforts. A site redesign that rolled out today is taking that one step further, adding a dynamic tile interface across its homepage, user and charity profiles.<p>The …

Elliptic Labs releases ultrasound gesturing SDK for Android, will soon integrate into smartphones

Elliptic Labs has already spruced up a number of tablets by adding the ability to gesture instead of make contact with a touchpanel, and starting this week, it'll bring a similar source of wizardry to Android. The 20-member team is demoing a prototype here at CEATEC in Japan, showcasing the …

Ballmer sees Microsoft's 'almost no share' in mobile as an opportunity, regrets mistakes

Speaking at Microsoft's financial analysts meeting today, CEO Steve Ballmer was refreshingly realistic about the company's struggles in smartphones and tablets. "Mobile devices. We have almost no share," he admitted on stage, before noting he didn't know whether to be enthusiastic over his …

Tragedy: Amazon’s First CFO and Internet Pioneer Joy Covey Dies in Bike Accident

Photo by Bob Williams, from Joy Covey’s Facebook profile<p>I met Joy Covey in the mid-1990s, which is a very long time ago in Internet terms, on a trip …

iOS 7 becomes first commercial software to support multipath TCP, allowing simultaneous Wi-Fi and cell network connections

It seems Apple included a bit of a networking surprise in iOS 7. According to a logs captured from an iOS device while connecting to Apple’s Siri servers, the latest version of the mobile operating system includes support for a new technology called multipath TCP. Multipath TCP allows devices to …

Apple Reportedly Increasing Gold iPhone 5s Production In The Wake Of Huge Launch Demand

The gold iPhone 5s (which still seems more “champagne” to me) was a phone that seemed improbable when it was first rumored, but Apple did indeed make it – and consumers seem glad. A report from the Wall Street Journal says that Apple is asking suppliers to increase production of the gold finish …

Video Site Viki Had Talks With Google And Yahoo Before It Took A $200M Deal With Rakuten, Which Plans To Use The Translation Platform In E-Commerce

Rakuten’s $200 million acquisition of Viki — the video streaming site where users worldwide contribute subtitles to premium content — is a clear sign of how Rakuten wants to use digital content to build out its e-commerce marketplace.<p>But the deal didn’t happen in a vacuum. Before talks got serious …

WordPress.com Adds Email Forwarding for Custom Domains

If you’re a WordPress.com user with a custom domain set up for your blog, you’ll now be able to easily use that domain for your email address, directly from the WordPress admin console.<p>WordPress.com parent company Automattic has launched a new Email Forwarding feature that lets you forward email …

Plated, The Startup That Delivers Fresh Ingredients To Your Door, Launches In SF

With the advent of online shopping and Amazon Prime 2-day shipping, humans are growing ever willing to pay for convenience and walk less.<p>In the wake of this phenomenon, Plated has risen up out of TechStars accelerator in New York to deliver perfectly proportioned ingredients direct to your home for …

Packaged iPhone 5C Surfaces Again in Multiple Colors, Video Shows Powered-On Unit

Following recent photos of Apple's alleged iPhone 5C shown in its packaging, as well as the quick-start guide, SIM eject tool and other paperwork to be included in the packaging, several more photos and a video have surfaced showing similar devices and packages.<p>First, Chinese site <i>iApps.im</i> has …

BlackBerry can survive as a 'niche company,' says the man tasked with reviving it

Realism comes before recovery<p>Bert Nordberg, the once-CEO of Sony Ericsson and present member of BlackBerry's board of directors, tells <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> that his new employer's best chances for future success rely on the company accepting its role as "a niche maker of mobile hardware." That …

Verizon buys-out Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless, now owns 100%

Verizon Wireless and Vodafone have announced that Verizon has acquired Vodafone’s 45% stake in Verizon. This means that Verizon now owns 100% of its Wireless company. The cash and stock deal is worth $130 billion, and the deal is expected to close in Q1 2014.<p>Verizon says that it feels 100% …

Ballmer Departure From Microsoft Was More Sudden Than Portrayed by the Company

According to sources close to the situation, the departure of CEO Steve Ballmer from Microsoft last week was more sudden than was depicted by the …

Former Microsoft exec Steven Sinofsky joins Andreessen Horowitz as board member

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Microsoft Sweden<p>Back in November, former Windows head Steven Sinofsky abruptly left Microsoft, leaving many …

Apple Reported to Announce Next iPhone on September 10

Speculation about the next iPhone -- presumably called the iPhone 5S -- have been mounting over the last few months, and now, a launch date may be at …

The materials breakthrough that might lead to computers thousands of times faster

As the technology for making silicon circuitry smaller, faster and less power-thirsty approaches the limits of physics, scientists have tried out many materials in the search for an alternative to silicon. New research by a team at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

Apple iPhone and iPad patent ban overturned in US

<b>A ban on sales of older models of Apple's iPad and iPhone in the US has been overturned by the Obama administration.</b><p>In June, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Apple infringed a patent of rival Samsung.<p>President Barack Obama's trade representative has now vetoed that decision …

Hawaii Flies Its Homeless Away and Other Ideas from the Fringe

<b>Hawaii: Combating Homelessness With One-Way Tickets to the Mainland</b><p>Hawaii has a serious homelessness problem--so now it wants to pass that problem …

FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software

The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology deep inside companies' internal networks to facilitate surveillance efforts.<p>FBI officials have been sparring with carriers, a process that has on occasion included threats of contempt of …

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