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SwiftKey gets its predictive keyboard onto iOS, with a little help from Evernote

The popular Android keyboard arrives on iPhone and iPad<p>Three and a half years after launching on Android, SwiftKey's popular predictive-software keyboard has finally come to iOS. iPhone and iPad users can now get personalized, predictive typing from the company, though there's a catch, and it's a …

Today's Best Apps: Bloodstroke, Rocket Robo, CARROT Fit And More

The App Store takes delivery of hundreds of new apps per day. The overwhelming scene makes it possible to easily overlook an exciting game, valuable …

12 Apps to Make This Valentine's Day Your Best One Yet

What's red, white and romantic all over? Valentine's Day. The sappy holiday is approaching fast, and there are millions of ways to prepare for …

LinkedIn Acquires Job Matching Service Bright For $120M

LinkedIn has made its biggest acquisition deal to date today. The professional social network has purchased the job matching service Bright for $120 million, made up of 73 percent stock and 27 percent cash.After the deal closes in the first quarter of 2014, several members of Bright’s team will …

Flappy Bird dev makes $50,000/day from the collective frustration of 50 million people

Let the games begin! Sorry, not those games, I am talking about the free to play indie smash hit, Flappy Bird, that is reportedly pulling in over $50,000 per day from in-app advertisements. Game developer Dong Nguyen of .GEARS Studios says that he chose the ad-supported, free to play app style …

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To Detect a Lie, Don’t Think About It

Research participants who did puzzles for <b>3 minutes</b> after hearing a series of true and false statements were about <b>6 times better</b> than other people at figuring out which of the statements had been lies, according to a team led by Marc-André Reinhard of the University of Mannheim in Germany. The …

SodaStream’s CEO on Turning a Banned Super Bowl Ad into Marketing Gold

Photography: Jonathan Bloom/Getty Global Assignment<p><b>The Idea:</b> SodaStream was near bankruptcy when Birnbaum joined it, in 2007. He believed that the carbonated beverage industry was ripe for disruption—and that meant going after Coke and Pepsi. What happened was a big surprise.<p>During the 2013 Super …

Super Bowl Ads Are Less Effective Than Others

Before-and-after interviews with more than 1,000 customers in 2012 and 2013 indicate that <b>80%</b> of Super Bowl ads fail to increase purchases or purchase intent, according to research firm Communicus. That’s about <b>20 percentage points</b> worse than the average of ads the firm tests. One limiting factor for …

The Right Way to Answer “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”

Thomas Jefferson once said that “honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom”. Though truth-telling abounds in grade school platitudes, it seems scarcer the older we get. But this decline in honesty — let’s call it <i>dishonesty</i> — isn’t necessarily innate. Dishonesty can be taught. In my …

Your Employees Want the Negative Feedback You Hate to Give

Would you rather hear positive feedback about your performance or suggestions for improvement?<p>For the last two weeks, we’ve been compiling data on this question, and on people’s general attitudes toward feedback, both positive and corrective. So far we’ve collected it from 899 individuals, 49% from …

Why We Love Narcissists

Have you ever wondered why selfish, arrogant, and entitled individuals are so charming? These narcissistic people have parasitic effects on society. When in charge of companies they commit fraud, demoralize employees, and devalue stock. When in charge of countries they increase poverty, violence, …

How to keep those fickle millennials happy

They're here and they will continue to arrive en masse in the workplace. Some are newly graduated from university or college, while others have a few years of work experience under their belts. These are the millennials – a group born between 1980 and 1995.<p>According to PricewaterhouseCooper's …

6 investing dos and don’ts for 2014 | The Star

<b>Do diversify globally</b>. Japan wasn’t the only overseas market to do well last year. Surprisingly, the major European markets all scored double-digit …

Deutsche Bank posts surprise Q4 loss as scandals weigh | News Home | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) posted a surprise pre-tax loss of 1.15 billion euros for the fourth quarter due to heavy costs for litigation and restructuring, and warned that 2014 would another year of further challenges and reform.<p>A Deutsche Bank sign is seen on the floor of the …

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The Eye Tribe Says It’s Shipping Its First $99 Eye-Tracking Units, Raises Another $1M

The Eye Tribe, which took the stage today at TechCrunch’s CES Hardware Battlefield, is developing hardware that allows users to control technology with the motion of their eyes.<p>In fact, co-founder and CEO Sune Alstrop Johansen told me that the company has started shipping its first units and …

John Legere says he'll challenge AT&T's 'fastest network' claims with cease and desist letter

A major point of T-Mobile's CES presentation today was the carrier's fast data speeds. CEO John Legere boldly proclaimed that his company now has the fastest 4G LTE network in the United States, claiming superiority over rivals AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint. And he's apparently going to try …

China's Largest Online Shopping Site Bans Bitcoin

Bitcoin appears to be coming up against increased opposition in China.<p>The latest setback has seen China’s largest e-commerce site Taobao banning the trading of Bitcoin and sales of all related products, in particular mining hardware and software, saying that China’s central bank has “explicitly …

Uber CEO firm on surge pricing, regardless of the consequences

Scrabble Typography Edition

What could make Scrabble even better? Hold on to your H-A-T’s wordsmithing gamers out there because Andrew Capener has created this artisan Scrabble …

Six habits of successful digital firms

<b>Strategic Digital Marketing</b><p><i>By Eric Greenberg and Alexander Kates</i><p><i>(McGraw-Hill Education, 352 pages, $31.95)</i><p>If someone has the Amazon Price Check app on their mobile device, they can be in a store and, by scanning the bar code, see whether that item can be obtained more cheaply from Amazon, which …

Loonie on the skids: Why the Canadian dollar could sink below 92¢ this week

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014</i>.<p><b>Loonie sinks</b><br>The Canadian dollar could sink below the 92-cent mark by the end of the week depending on Friday's jobs report.<p>The loonie, as the country's dollar coin is known, lost more than a penny yesterday and slipped even …

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The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

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Shapeways, the Etsy of 3D printing, raises $30M

Andreessen Horowitz is leading the round as Shapeways builds out its marketplace for people to build and sell 3D-printed products.<p>The 3D printing movement is well under way -- albeit with some hype built in -- and Shapeways, a marketplace where people can design, create, and sell their own …

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3D printing is becoming 4D, with shape-shifting objects

Now that 3D printing is mainstream enough to support high-street shops, facilities at Staples and plenty of cheap printers, researchers have turned their eye to the next stage: 4D printing. The fourth dimension is time: Scientists at Harvard, Pittsburgh and Illinois are developing materials that …

3D Printing

The world’s craziest toothbrush cleans your teeth in six seconds and is 3D printed

One of the most promising applications of 3D printing is the customization of everyday objects to the most personal and variable thing we possess—our bodies. A new example of this is the Blizzident toothbrush, which is made possible by two intersecting technologies—3D scanning and 3D printing.<p>The …

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The future of consumer 3D printing: What’s real, what’s coming, and what’s hype

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: cubify.com<p>Oskar van Deventer used to dream up Rubik’s Cube-like puzzles so complex that they were physically …

Surprise: 3D Printing Won't Be Closing Any Factories Down

3D printing is capturing the attention of a lot of people these days, with promises to disrupt the manufacturing process. Devices that can produce finished objects from malleable substrates conjure up utopian visions of Star Trek-like replicators. The promise: We will eventually build anything we …

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Faceted Terrariums

Overview<p>Home grown. These geometric terrariums are great for showcasing air plants, succulents, or cacti. Make a living diorama for your dresser or a …