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Ori Allon Has Hired 63 Ex-Googlers, Twitter Employees, And Harvard MBAs To Solve New York's Biggest Headache

One week after Google met Ori Allon in a tiny, server-crammed office in Sydney, the young developer had a first-class ticket to Mountain View.<p>Allon, then 26, had created and patented a search algorithm that was used by his peers at UNSW instead of Google. On Orion, users could pull up search …

Real Estate

So, Did Tim Ferriss's BitTorrent Book Gamble Work?

It’s been five months since Timothy Ferriss launched his bold experiment in modern publishing. The best-selling author bypassed the “big six” publishers, signed with Amazon and, as if that weren’t unconventional enough, partnered with BitTorrent to help promote his new book, <i>The 4-Hour Chef</i>.<p>The …

Another Battle In The Google Vs. Microsoft Cloud War [Infographic]

Microsoft is gunning for the online productivity tools user base in a big way, marketing Exchange Online in an effort to take on Gmail. So, how do these two platforms compare?<p>If you’re looking at uptime, which is a pretty big number for any cloud-based system, the Google Enterprise team reported …

Ballmer's Latest Blunder: No Office For iOS And Android Till 2014

The PC market is tanking. Windows 8 is proving to be a disaster. Dell is hoping to go private. HP is flailing. But not every “personal computing” company is suffering. In the past few years, Apple has sold more than 500 million iOS devices – not licenses, <i>devices</i> – and is selling an additional 75 …

Now That We Have All These Devices, It’s Time For Them To Truly Work Together

Cross-platform is the buzzword of all the big tech companies now. During every Google earnings call, like clockwork, CEO Larry Page dedicates considerable time discussing the company’s focus on making sure users have a seamless experience and equal access to services as they switch between devices. …

Mobile phones: 40 years of handsets in pictures

Queueing Theory Lets Any App Offer A Mailbox-Like Reservation System (Even If It’s Just For Building Buzz)

Ever since Google announced that access to its then-new email application Gmail would be invite-only at first, startup founders have been angling to reproduce that same kind of fervor for their own services. But it wasn’t until the new iOS app Mailbox launched its innovative “reservation system” …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

Apps

World’s top supercomputer from ‘09 is now obsolete, will be dismantled

IBM Roadrunner, the first petaflop machine, goes offline today.<p>Five years ago, an IBM-built supercomputer designed to model the decay of the US …

The one reason a Facebook phone would make sense

So Facebook is reportedly about to unveil a phone, built by struggling Taiwanese handset maker HTC, that has been modified to put Facebook and its various services in the foreground. Facebook has been working on this for years.<p>The business case for both companies is clear, in theory. Facebook wants …

Social Media

Google’s New Chat Application To Be Named ‘Babel’ [Rumor]

Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of speculation suggesting that Google is in the process of releasing a unified chat application called <i>Babel</i>. Babel is rumored to have merged services such as Voice, Talk, and Google + Messenger. The new service is also rumored to be a cross-platform …