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Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) Gets Android 5.0 Lollipop in Russia

Not too long ago, Samsung Russia started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 3 in the region, and it seems the company …

Facebook testing new Buy Button for purchases within the social platform

Major platforms on the Internet like Google and Facebook have depended for years on advertising revenue from companies buying space on the pages …

Google Play

Big data: are we making a big mistake?

Five years ago, a team of researchers from Google announced a remarkable achievement in one of the world’s top scientific journals, Nature. Without …

Imperial College London

How to solve the cold-start problem for social products

<b>Social products need mass before scaling growth</b> <br>I often write on the topic of how social products can scale growth, resulting in inbound emails to …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

How to Buy Ebooks From Anywhere and Still Read Them All in One Place

Most ebook sellers try to lock you into a particular ecosystem. If you don't mind buying from the same company every time, this isn't too bad, but …

Software

Uberification of the US Service Economy

Since I joined RRE Ventures last fall, I’ve spent time researching mobile on-demand services that we are able to access with a push of a button. …

Venture Capital

If You Want To Get Rich At A Startup, You'd Better Ask These Questions Before Accepting The Job

"Some people's reactions were like, 'Oh my God, this is more [money] than I ever could have imagined,'" Goldberg previously told Business Insider in an interview about the sale. "Some people were like, 'That's it?!' You never knew what it was going to be."<p>If you're an employee at a startup — not a …

Venture Capital

Turn Ice Cream into Muffins with Just One Extra Ingredient

If you want a yummy muffin but don't want to put in the effort of measuring and combining several ingredients, just grab a pint of vanilla ice cream …

Breakfast

Why I support Narendra Modi

And no, I’m not a “right-wing Hindu fanatic”<p>I have long believed that the greatest problem India faces is that it’s people don’t have a strong sense …

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

We've found electronic throat tattoos, password pills and memory chips. Find out how "grinders" are already embracing <b>our cyborg future...</b><p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack …

Fitbit sees the future of wearables in advanced sensors, is still investigating skin irritation complaints

"We want to get to the point where we're trying to launch all our products globally," explains Fitbit founder and CEO James Park, when quizzed on why the company was in Japan, expanding the availability of the Fitbit Flex -- a year-old device that possibly should have been surpassed by the recently …

The Spotify Effect: Why Every Company Is Now A Data Company

<i>Marius Moscovici is the founder and CEO of Metric Insights.</i><p>After landing a $200 million credit line and acquiring music data platform The Echo Nest, Spotify is widely expected to announce its IPO in coming months. Spotify is a unique spin on the same fundamental formula that generated value for …

Westpac brings tap-and-go payments to Samsung Galaxy smartphones

After the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 this Friday, Westpac will begin offering contactless payments on selected Galaxy devices.<p>Westpac is …

[New App] Sony Releases Lifelog App Into The Play Store, The Companion To Its New SmartBand SWR10 Activity Tracker

Back at this year's Mobile World Congress, Sony unveiled its new SmartBand SWR10 activity tracker (like everyone else) and a Lifelog app to go with …

Sony Lifelog app hits Google Play, Smartband available for $140

We first learned about Sony’s Lifelog app back at CES earlier this year, when it debuted alongside the Sony SmartBand wearable fitness tracker. A month later, Sony revealed that it would be pushing out both the wearable and the Lifelog app sometime in March to over 60 countries.<p>While Sony didn’t …

Google Play

Twitter Accounts in 2013 to follow for #BigData #DataScience #Hadoop topics

Here is the consolidated list of Twitter Accounts that has been active in 2013 on #Big Data #Data Science #Hadoop topics. We will be publishing the …

2014: Probably The End Of The Facebook Era

In a recent blog post, product designer Chrys Bader argues that Facebook’s nature as a social network demands that it be looked at as a social …

Intelligent Business Operations: What is it exactly?

Data is the petroleum of the 21st century, bubbling up freely and in ever more abundant quantities. It's so abundant, in fact, that companies are …

Online Shopping Is Still A Pathetically Tiny Fraction Of All Shopping

But that alone won't save what is turning out to be a ho-hum Christmas for department stores and clothing chains.<p>Online sales have surged 9 percent so far this holiday season as Wal-Mart, Macy's and other retailers improved their web sites and prices to better compete with their online nemesis …

eCommerce

This Data Scientist Spent A Year Deep Inside The New York Times. Here's What He Discovered. — The Content Strategist

This Data Scientist Spent A Year Deep Inside The New York Times. Here’s What He Discovered.<p>“If, as I’ve been led to believe, this is a post-pageview …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Mobile Payments – The Revolution is on Hold? - Rajesh Kandaswamy

Smartphones have become wildly popular rapidly. Everyone agrees that mobile payments using these phones will make our plastic cards obsolete. But, …

The Strange Tale of an Uber Car Crash and What It Means for the Future of Auto Insurance

PayPal unveils Beacon: a USB stick that powers hands-free checkout (video)

PayPal's offered its Here service since last year to simplify buying items in brick-and-mortar shops, and today they've just unveiled their latest crack at in-person shopping: a USB stick dubbed Beacon. Business owners running a compatible Point of Sale system (Booker, Erply, Leaf, Leapset, Micros, …