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Pop Launches An App That Makes Video Chat As Easy As SMS

A new video messaging app, Pop, founded by Josh Nguyen, who previously ran product at both Tumblr and Flickr, is launching today to make video messages as easy to send as traditional SMS. Using a simple, one-screen interface, Pop connects with your phone’s address book and lets you send out a short …

Apps

Tired of Being Tired? Stop Your Energy Drains

Many of my therapy patients are telling me these days that they are overwhelmed and exhausted in ways they have never felt before. They can't seem to find the time or space to regenerate and are overwhelmed with what they feel obligated to accomplish.<p>If you're feeling the same way, you're probably …

Self-help

Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job

You’ve finally figured out what you want to do with your life — start a company, launch a website, design an app, or found a nonprofit. The only problem is that you can’t afford to quit your job (and lose your benefits) in order to pursue it fulltime. So, where should you start? What’s the best way …

Guitar Lessons

The man who writes Spider-Man talks Marvel's Cinematic Universe

Spider-Man’s status quo at the movies is changing in a big way. As reported last week, Sony will share joint theatrical custody of Peter Parker with Marvel Studios, allowing the character to websling alongside his fellow Avengers Black Widow and Iron Man. For any Spider-Man fan — even halfway …

Marvel Universe

Don't Let Laundry Day Get the Best of you: Use Washio

Laundry day: it’s the bane of my existence. How many times have you gotten super amped up to do laundry only to have something else pop up? <i>“Oh, I’ll</i> …

Customers

Content Curation Startup Livefyre Raises $47M More, Brings On Adobe And Salesforce As New Investors

Livefyre is announcing that it has raised $47 million in new funding.<p>That number includes a $15 million addition to the company’s Series C — founder and CEO Jordan Kretchmer told me that the company didn’t bother to announce that “opportunistic” funding separately, because it was quickly followed …

User Generated Content

Clear Ear’s Products Are Safe Alternatives To Cotton Swabs

Ear wax might not seem like a big deal, but for people who are hard of hearing or have issues with their middle ear, a build up of the substance can seriously impact their quality of life. Many people use cotton swabs to clean ear wax, but that can cause irritation and push wax deeper into ears, …

Thug Kitchen

If you've never heard of Thug Kitchen, odds are you've been sleeping cooking underneath a culinary and pop-cultural rock. If you have, you're …

Food

Heat stars reportedly mulling new contracts to add Carmelo Anthony, create Big 4

When the Miami Heat signed free agent stars LeBron James and Chris Bosh to join Dwyane Wade in the summer of 2010, it registered as an immense …

NBA

For Hot and Lazy New Yorkers, Uber Is Delivering Air Conditioners

For those New Yorkers not ready to suffer through another unbearable summer, Uber is offering to deliver air-conditioning units for the next three …

This Instagram Account Busts Rappers And Athletes Who Wear Fake Watches In Their Photos

A new Instagram account called "FakeWatchBusta" is calling out all of the social media show-offs posting pictures of their diamond-encrusted watches and limited-edition timepieces.<p>Turns out, a lot of the time the bling is fake, but no one noticed — until now.<p>Fakewatchbusta is targeting rappers, …

Social Media

10 Dubbed GIFs That Shut You Up With Laughter

If these GIFs could talk, they'd sound nothing like this.<p>GIFs are a silent medium, which can have its drawbacks. These dubbed GIFs cross your …

VIDEO: Russell Westbrook tries to destroy the rim

Thunder guard with no regard for iron's life.<p>The best part about Thunder guard Russell Westbrook's dunks is that he tries to kill the rim. He just …

Ballmer Buys The LA Clippers For $2 Billion

Sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelbourne the Sterling family trust has signed an agreement that would pave the way for Ballmer's ownership.<p>The $2 billion would be the second-highest ever for a North American professional sports franchise.<p>After former Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the …

Basketball

Mobile Internet: China and U.S. Will Dominate Market by 2020 [in Chinese]

Phoenix Is Pulling Off An Urban Miracle: Transforming Into A Walkable City

The city that had long been the poster child of sprawl is putting its gears in reverse. With a new light rail line and a plan to make the city’s core denser and more desirable, it’s on the path to success.<p>For decades, Phoenix was the poster child for sprawl: Before the housing crash, developers …

Google Acquires Hong Kong-based Enterprise Mobile Computing Platform Divide

Divide, a Hong Kong/NY startup, confirmed on its blog that the company has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed sum. The startup added that …

Smash Is A Wearable For Tracking Tennis Technique

Fitness wearables are getting more specialized. There’s Sensoria’s smart running socks. The Krack trick-tracker for skateboarders. And now Smash: a wearable bracelet for tennis players to quantify their technique.<p>Or there will be if Smash’s Australian makers can convince Kickstarter backers to …

Bill Murray Crashes A Bachelor Party, Then Gives An Awesome Speech On Marriage

Murray, who lives in Charleston, South Carolina, was dining with friends in the city over the weekend when a member of a separate group at the restaurant spontaneously invited the award-winning actor to say something to the soon-to-be groom.<p>After first declining, a local newspaper reported, Murray …

Bill Murray

Apple reportedly 'freaked out' about the drunken Dr. Dre video

When Dr. Dre drunkenly proclaimed himself the first billionaire in hip-hop, tacitly confirming Apple’s $3.2 billion Beats acquisition, we didn’t expect the folks at Camp Apple to be thrilled.<p>But, apparently, they seriously freaked out when they saw that video.<p>Dre’s boast is one of the reasons Apple …

Osmo connects real kids’ toys with iPad games

Are your eyes getting tired just watching your kid stare endlessly at your iPad? What happened to real toys, you may ask yourself. Well, they haven’t …

Kids

JC Penney Is Going Bonkers

Same-store sales climbed 6.2%, compared with forecasts for 4.2%.<p>Net sales came in at $2.8 billion, compared with expectations for $2.7 billion.<p>Gross margin for the quarter came in at 33.1%, in line with expectations.<p>Loss per share came in at $1.16 versus forecasts for $1.25. The firm also announced …

J.C. Penney

Your Happy Employees Are Still Job Hunting (Infographic)

If you think that a happy workforce means you don’t have to worry about your employees looking to jump ship, you’re wrong. Here’s why job contentment isn’t enough to get people to stick around.<p>Bad news bosses: most of your employees are looking for a new job.<p>Click to enlarge<p>You might be scratching …

Employment
Employment

Google is testing new web-based Gmail features

Google’s products are constantly tested behind the scenes for potential new features, and since Gmail is just about as high as you can get on that …