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Samsung promises a 'back to basics' rethink for the Galaxy S 5

Samsung has admitted that the public didn't see much difference between the Galaxy S III and S4 smartphones and said the S5 would likely pack a substantially different design. Exec Lee Young Hee told <i>Bloomberg</i> that the new flagship will go "back to basics," adding that "mostly, it's about the …

Don't Kill Off Your Website -- Use It As The Hub For Your Social Media Presence

<b>#6 of “10 More Don’ts Of Corporate Social Media”</b><p><i>Co-authored with Ian Anderson</i><p>The questions plaguing many corporate leaders these days about social media include: How can we take best advantage of this continually-changing platform for business, sales, and reputation enhancement?How do we choose …

Who needs fingerprints? Samsung could put an eye scanner in the Galaxy S5

The most interesting thing about Samsung’s next flagship phone could be how you unlock it.<p>Taking a page from the fingerprint reader-equipped iPhone 5S, Samsung is considering adding an eye scanner to the Galaxy S5. While the decision is far from final, adding the feature makes a lot of sense: The …

Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …

Some of Japan's Coolest Tech Innovations, by Dentsu's Kei Shimada

Think Japan’s not quite as innovative as it used to be? Kei Shimada, director of business development at advertising and PR firm Dentsu disagrees. At The Next Web Conference Europe 2013, he took to the stage to talk us through some of the innovations being worked on by his team and others in the …