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mytaxi To Switch From Fixed Fee To Marketplace Model — Drivers To Choose 3%-30% Revenue Share

The taxi app wars are about to get a whole lot more interesting. German taxi startup mytaxi, founded in 2009 and currently operating in six markets with 10 million app downloads under its belt, is planning to switch from taking a fixed-fee cut of taxi journeys to a marketplace model where drivers …

Is the tide turning? Women filled 60% of tech jobs created this year

Could America finally be making progress toward getting more women into the tech industry?<p>New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests we might be.<p>Of the 39,000 jobs created in tech this year, women filled 60 percent of them. Tech career Hub Dice found that this is the first time …

FreedomPop Plans To Bring Cheap Calling Service To The iPhone

In its path to undercut the likes of AT&T and Verizon with free, pre-paid plans, FreedomPop is moving to connect a wider range of phones, including, eventually, the iPhone.<p>The low-cost wireless service is launching its new Bring Your Own Phone option on Tuesday, allowing anyone who has a phone with …

How The New York Times Gets Around Censors In China

NEW YORK -- On Tuesday morning, readers in mainland China could click on New York Times stories about basketball player Jeremy Lin and rapper Eminem, or an obituary for the novelist Doris Lessing -- all of which recently appeared in the U.S. print edition and online. Readers could also peruse a …

Google's Project Link fiber backbones increase internet speed in Uganda (video)

Google is creating a fiber optic network to bring faster connectivity to one of Earth's biggest, yet somehow most internet-disconnected, continents: Africa. With Project Link, the search giant is offering Uganda's capital city a reprieve from dial-up speeds and shoddy uplinks by offering local …

The transparent and flexible electronics of the future could be printed with an ordinary printer

New liquid alloy promises a world of exciting possibilities<p>If the dreamers of the tech world have their way, the day will come when we'll use 3D printers to produce everything we need, from nourishing meals to spacecraft parts. Electronics have proven tougher to manufacture at home, however, due to …

Google's Project Link builds high-speed networks in Africa

The company's Project Link aims to deliver reliable broadband connections to areas where the Internet infrastructure is inadequate.<p>Google launched an initiative on Wednesday that aims to provide reliable broadband connections to developing parts of the world.<p>With Project Link, the company is …

Telecoms

Innovative new home screen Aviate enters private beta

We’re a fan of innovative home screen replacements. Aviate is nothing like we’ve ever seen before – a replacement home screen launcher that builds …

Hugo Barra's first week at Xiaomi was 'intense'

Hugo Barra was Google’s Vice President of Product Management for Android but he recently left Mountain View to join the fast growing Chinese handset maker Xiaomi. After his first week on the job it looks like Barra is enjoying the new challenges.<p>The new Vice President of Xiaomi Global has joined …

Mobile

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You don't need to have one of those super hefty extended battery phones to burn through juice with wanton disregard for the future. All you need is a …

Square launches Cash, a peer-to-peer payments service that’s incredibly simple to use

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Rashevskyi Viacheslav<p>Square officially took the wraps off its planned peer-to-peer payments service …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here’s What It Takes

We asked the most privacy-aware people we could find what it would take to go off the radar. Hint: You’re going to need to do more than throw away your laptop.<p>Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice. Both times, she wore sunglasses to …

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

The Incredibly True (and Messy) Origin Story of Twitter

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The tale of Twitter's creation is a long and messy one that leaves no back unstabbed. Personal …

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

Time-lapse Photography

Disney's latest research could let you feel a jellyfish on your iPad

Disney Research, responsible for futuristic feedback systems like an earlobe speaker and a touch sensor that can work on water, is working on a new way to let people feel what's on their screens. The group will soon release a paper describing how to turn geometric figures on a touchscreen into …