Pierre Jetté

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How I went from 0 to 8-figure revenue in 18 months

As you’re sitting down and reading this article, you’ll be both shocked and inspired by the roller coaster we went through to hit #646 in the Inc 5000 list.<p>Before I get into the nitty gritty of how we went from zero to 8-figures in revenue in 18 months with our flagship product, I need to give you …

Apple Has Relaunched Its 'Secret' eBay Store To Unload Refurbished Phones

Apple's eBay store— which undercuts the prices on Apple's online store — appears to be back up, according to TechCrunch. The store originally appeared in October 2012.<p>It makes sense that Apple might link arms with eBay once again. Apple doesn't sell refurb phones online, but with the iPhone 6 on …

iPhone 5

Rocki turns your old sound system into WiFi-enabled speakers

The Rocki concept has been floating around for a bit, but now the company's ready for the hardware startup rite of passage that is the Kickstarter campaign. The idea's a pretty straightforward one: a module that plugs into the back of an existing sound system via audio jack or RCA, essentially …

The Next Generation Of USB Connector Will Plug In Either Way

Truly revolutionary<p>The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which is a group of tech companies that promotes USB, has announced that the next USB plug specification is currently being developed.<p>The new plugs and receptacles will be bilaterally symmetrical, so <i>never again will you try and fail to plug in a USB</i> …

Where is the Internet of Things heading in 2014?

Analysts have predicted that the Internet of Things will continue to grow in 2014, and more enterprises will start to realise the potential …

iBeacon Technology Tapped to Unlock Location-Specific Newsstand Content on iOS Devices

Exact Editions, a London based digital publishing startup, has begun implementing Apple's iBeacon microlocation receivers to deliver location-based access to iOS Newsstand publications, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. The iBeacon receivers are used as a part of the company's “ByPlace“ service, which can trigger …

Kindle sales get bigger, and Amazon e-books get shorter

Kindle sales keep growing, with Amazon announcing the devices had their best-selling holiday weekend yet, while the company continues to chase short-form e-books with a new publishing shop.<p>The first in a pair of announcements Wednesday, Amazon said last weekend was the best holiday-shopping …

iPhone Anamorphic Lens Lets You Shoot Wider Than Widescreen

Even though 35mm film dominated the film industry for years and years, the majority of movies released to theaters were much wider than the stock's …

President Obama Isn't Allowed iPhone Due To 'Security Reasons'

Well, well — it’s not that US President Barack Obama hasn’t considered the iPhone, but he isn’t allowed to use Apple’s device because of “security reasons,” Reuters reports.<p>Obama made the news in 2009 when he fought a fierce battle with Secret Service to keep his trusty BlackBerry with him when he …

Why Amazon's Plan For Delivery Drones Isn't Quite Realistic

Jeff Bezos says Amazon Prime Air could launch as early as 2015. He should aim for 2020.<p>We've had a laugh at drone-delivery marketing gimmicks before, and Amazon Prime Air—announced yesterday during a flattering segment on <i>60 Minutes</i>—may very well be more of the same. But that's just for now. …

The Trouble With Apple's Touch ID Fingerprint Reader

Apple's fingerprint sensor, Touch ID, is the flagship feature on the iPhone 5s. But it doesn't always work the way it should. Since the sensor's …

In The Future, Your iPhone Password Could Be Your Face

If your fingerprint isn't secure enough for you, you might be able to use your face to unlock your iPhone someday.<p>Apple Insider reported Tuesday on a new Apple patent called "Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition." In other words, the technology would let you unlock …

AllThingsD Week in Review: BlackBerry's Future and Predictions for Tech in 2014

In case you missed anything, here’s a quick roundup of some of the news that powered <b>AllThingsD</b> this week:• BlackBerry interim CEO John Chen hasn’t said …

Social Media

The Open Secret Of iBeacon: Apple Could Have 250M Potential Units In The Wild By 2014

Yesterday, Apple began a small press push on its new iBeacon technology, pushed an Apple Store app update to support them and turned the feature on in 254 U.S.-based stores in an initial rollout. According to the details we know so far, some Apple stores may have as many as 20 iBeacons deployed, …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Opinion

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Google Now Lets You Create Your Own Street View Experience

Google has unveiled a new way to allow anyone to create their own personalized Street View map of their location. The company states in a blog post that a Street View experience can be created just by using photos taken from either Google’s Photo Sphere technology or a dSLR camera.<p>Often times, a …

TiVo co-founders about to release new TV streaming box called QPlay

TiVo co-founders Michael Ramsay and Jim Barton are about to release a new TV companion device that aims to combine video discovery and curation with …

Microsoft will hire a CEO with his head in the cloud

Microsoft is about to get a new CEO, only the third in its 38-year history. Whoever takes the job knows that the scrutiny will be intense. The expectation is that after a brief honeymoon period the new chief will unveil a plan that could alter the course of Microsoft's history and reveal the fate …

Facebook Messenger is Now a Chat App Contender

Image-based messaging is in vogue right now. Snapchat just raised a further $50 million to scale its rapidly-growing business, Twitter added support for photos to Direct Messages — the first update to its private messaging service for god-knows-how-long — and Facebook-owned Instagram unveiled …