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This startup wants to streamline bathroom stall usage with traffic lights

Duck diligently under the stall, glance through the gap, or try the door and hope for the best. These are the common ways we figure out whether a bathroom stall is occupied or not.<p>According to one LA-based startup, however, there’s a much more efficient (and elegant) solution.<p>For the past year, …

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A Former iOS Exec Reveals How Developers Can Get Whatever They Want From Apple

But in order to be successful, developers constantly have to make requests of Apple.<p>Apple, which deals with thousands of app developers every day, has a process for these kinds of requests. The company calls them Technical Support Incidents (TSIs).<p>But TSIs are geared more toward bug fixes than …

The Great Fragmentation: We Are All Weirdos Now

“Technology isn’t a section in the newspaper any more. It’s the culture,” quoth Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, prompting some eyebrow-raising by Guardian and New York Times columnists. And here’s some more from TechCrunch… but my stance is a bit different. “The culture”? That’s an oxymoron. …

Why Google's Waze Is Trading User Data With Local Governments

In Rio de Janeiro most eyes are on the final, nail-biting matches of the World Cup. Over in the command center of the city’s department of transport though, they’re on a different set of screens altogether.<p>Planners there are watching the aggregated data feeds of thousands of smartphones being …

Should You Block Social Media At Work?

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Social media in the workplace is a hot button topic. As more employees are reprimanded or even …

Why Salesforce needed to buy RelateIQ

Yesterday, Salesforce.com acquired RelateIQ for $390 million. With Dreamforce right around the corner, this was a significant — and smart — move on the part of Salesforce.com to show the industry that it is finally serious about data intelligence, which it completely lacked in its …

Now (almost) anyone (with cable) can watch CNN the way they want to

Back in April CNNx launched, letting viewers jump through the news of the day and watch what they want, when they want. The only problem? Other than the fact that it's restricted to CNN's iPad app and web site, only subscribers to a few providers could actually access it. Now, CNN is rolling out …

Google chose World Cup search trend stories that spared Brazil from further agony (update: Google responds)

If you love Brazilian <i>futebol</i>, this has been an especially tough week; that devastating loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals was a shock to fans used to victory. Thankfully for you, Google feels your pain. The internet giant has revealed to <i>NPR</i> that its experimental social newsroom for the …

Facebook Has All the Power

Media critic Jay Rosen says a controversial mood study shows how few rights and how little control Facebook users actually have.<p>Amid growing calls for formal investigations into Facebook's disturbing mood manipulation research, media scholar Jay Rosen has a reminder for journalists, editors, and …

Why We Crave Human-Curated Playlists

<i>Justin Fowler is the co-founder of Audio Press – a way to consume news and content through audio.</i><p>When Pandora Radio launched in January of 2000, it didn’t seem to catch on until that half of the decade. By using algorithms, Pandora was able to make a personalized radio station based on a song or …

A Bunch Of New Apps Test The Limits Of The Sharing Economy

As we went to press, one of the apps, MonkeyParking, was seeking an understanding with San Francisco's city attorney, Dennis Herrera, who had given it until July 11th to cease operating on the city's streets or face a lawsuit. Another app, ParkModo, which also attracted Mr Herrera's attention, is …

Manolo Blahnik: 'Relationships for me are a real no-no'

<b>Elizabeth Taylor gave me invaluable advice.</b> It was 1990 and I was about to accept an award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America – it was all very grand and I was backstage, nervous as hell. She put her hand on my back and leaned in and said: "Honey, just remember: they're only people." …