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Helpshift Raises $10M Series A Round Led By Intel Capital For Its Mobile Customer Service Solution

With an ever-increasing amount of commerce shifting to mobile apps, it’s also becoming increasingly important for companies to be able to offer customer service right from their apps. Helpshift, a CRM service that focuses on exactly this, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A …

Google Begins Testing Domain Registrations

Google today revealed that it is building a domain registration service called Google Domains. The product is still an early work in progress, so it’s in invite-only beta for now.<p>Google’s small business-facing division decided to build the product because, according to its research, 55 percent of …

San Francisco

Articles about cor ten steel clad farmhouse renovation scotland on Dwell.com - Dwell

From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with...<p>A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior walls on the site of 17th-century ruins in Scotland, creating...<p>Perched along the banks of the River Ouse …

Farmhouses

User retention for Secret is absurdly high: Up to 90% come back

SAUSALITO, Calif. — Secret’s been around for less than three months, but it’s good enough to keep users coming back again and again.<p>“Retention can be as high as 90 percent,” Secret co-founder and chief product officer Chrys Bader-Wechseler said today at VentureBeat’s Mobile Summit conference.<p>He and …

Weapons statistics Bavaria

Jan. 22, 2013. A man holds a gun at the Bavarian Criminal Investigation Department in Munich, Germany.

Bavaria

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

Report: Google Eyes Its Own Wireless Network

Google wants to be your future wireless carrier, a new report suggests.<p>Google executives are in talks to offer its own wireless service in regions …

Samsung graphene breakthrough set to turn 'wonder material' into wearable tech

Samsung's future-gazing scientists claim to have cooked up a way of developing atom-thin silicon alternative graphene on a commercial scale.<p>Samsung has made a breakthrough in a new 'wonder material' poised to build the next generation of wearable technology. The company's biggest brains have cooked …

Nanotech

Apple buys tech that could take Siri offline

Apple has sort-of-confirmed that it recently snapped up another small company, called Novauris. The firm specializes in speech recognition and has historical ties to the core technology and patents underpinning Siri. <i>TechCrunch</i> reports that Novauris' experts are already working inside Apple to …

Kill patent trolls says CEO the Consumer Electronics Association

Gary Shapiro, the CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, is calling on the US Senate to follow moves by Congress and the White House against patent trolls. According to Shapiro the actions of patent trolls have now reached epidemic proportions. It is reckoned that 90 percent of all patent …

Intellectual Property

Victory For Euro Consumers As EU Votes To End Roaming Charges, Guarantee Net Neutrality

Some big advances today in the often frustrating, slow moving world of communications regulation: the European Union has voted in favor of ending mobile roaming charges, and also in favor of guaranteeing net neturality on data networks. The decisions come at a key time when net neutrality is under …

Discontinued Windows XP Still No. 2 Desktop OS After Windows7, Windows 8 Lagging Far Behind

On the eve of Microsoft’s BUILD developer conference, Statcounter has published a snapshot of the challenge that Microsoft faces to get its users to adopt its current and future products over its legacy systems.<p>According to the research firm, in the month of March Microsoft’s Windows 7 OS held on …

Is there a tech bubble? Revisiting irrational exuberance

<b>US stocks are soaring to new heights.</b><p>The S&P 500 has hit yet another record high, pushed up by consumer and technology stocks. It is continuing a trend from last year when it seemed that new records were being set nearly every month.<p>The Nasdaq, the stock index where tech companies are largely …

Stock Markets

Saudi Arabia Designates Muslim Brotherhood As Terrorist Group

* Brotherhood challenges principle of dynastic rule<p>* Jihadis fighting Assad, and Shi'ite groups, also listed<p>* Saudis who go to war abroad could be jailed (Adds details, quote, Egyptian reaction)<p>RIYADH, March 7 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist …

Save the hand-wringing over the jobs report

January’s nonfarm payroll numbers had all the charm of airport fog, and this week’s numbers roll in from the Labor Department on Friday. The media, …

Stock Markets

Food industry under siege

First lady Michelle Obama’s move to limit junk food marketing in schools and revamp nutrition labels is just the latest salvo in an intensifying battle royale with the food industry.<p>The Obama administration — arguably the most active on food policy in the past century — has issued a slew of new …

Iraqi suicide bombing instructor accidentally kills himself and pupils

Over 20 trainee suicide bombers and their teacher were killed in Iraq when the tutor mistakenly detonated the bomb<p>An al-Qaeda instructor killed himself and 20 of his pupils when he accidentally set off a car bomb during a bungled training session in <b>Iraq</b>.<p>The explosion took place at an insurgents' …