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Can a $249 Android-Linux 'hacker's tablet' take flight?

We all love to root for an underdog, especially in tech, where revolutions have so often been launched from garages or dorm rooms. But the past few years, there's been little room for Cinderella stories in the world of tablets and mobile computing as massive monoliths like Apple, Google, and …

What’s a “Shark Tank” Appearance Worth? A Top Spot in the App Store.

Image courtesy of Scan<p>Garrett Gee’s startup Scan didn’t necessarily need the $1 million he was pitching investors for on Friday night’s episode of …

Twitter Succeeding Where Facebook Failed

As Twitter grows beyond its 140-character limitation and prepares for an IPO, we could be witnessing the rise of a platform that succeeds where Facebook has failed.<p>Remember the Facebook platform? Its debut was May 2007, and it was a big deal at the time. “Right now, social networks are closed …

Why developers should build on iOS before heading to Android

<i>Paul Gaubil is the chief executive and co-founder of Sensopia, the maker of home improvement app MagicPlan.</i><p>Recently, there has been much debate as to whether developers are better served beginning mobile software production iOS- or Android-first.<p>While this may be different for each developer, and …

Why email newsletters still work — and how you can make yours better

The email newsletter model comes from some very humble roots, yet has grown into a powerful business model. As the former CEO of DailyCandy, I got …

How can I search US suppliers on Google?

Try adding a NoCountryRedirect code to the .com address, suggests Rick Maybury.<p><i>I am from the USA but I have been living in the UK since 1982. I spend a considerable amount of time in America and frequently want to research products on sale in the US. Even though I put US in Google I still get</i> …

Toronto: 12 Years a Slave premieres to ecstatic reactions and Oscar lockdown

The Oscar race has been pronounced over, six months before the ceremony itself. At the Toronto film festival, the premiere of British director Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave was met on Friday evening with an overwhelming reception: gasps, sobs, a smattering of walk-outs at particularly brutal …