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Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Demographics

Why data breaches need their own Richter scale

There are six words that no security or technology professional ever wants to hear:<p>“We have a confirmed data breach.”<p>Almost everything we do in our enterprise security programs as leaders, or consultants, or programmers, or analysts, or ethical hackers, or trainers, or company business executives …

Deeplink.Me Moves Into Google Territory With AppWords, A Deep Link Mobile Search And Ad Platform

Here comes one more use case for deep linking — the technology that lets mobile apps reach outside of their respective walled gardens so that users can search and navigate between specific places within them. Israel’s Deeplink.me, one of the startups developing services based on the technology, is …

Apps

Brilliantly realistic CG head bridges the uncanny valley

Australian artist Chris Jones is constructing a hyper-realistic human body in CG animation, piece by painstaking piece.<p>When you watch a CG animated human, there's always something that's not quite right; the texture of the skin, for instance; or, one that's always noticeable, the way the lips move …

Animation

Why Every Founder Should Work for Someone Else ASAP

<i>Daria Shualy is Don Draper/product marketer at daPulse.</i><p>All entrepreneurs are serial entrepreneurs. It’s a personality trait, some might even call it a condition. Serial entrepreneurs don’t like to stop. They sell one startup (or more likely shut it down) and shortly after, they’re telling you how …

Boxer Brings its Popular Email Client to Android

Following its rebrand from Taskbox last year, Mailbox-rival Boxer has finally brought its email client to the Android realm too.<p>To recap, Boxer and its predecessor Taskbox have been offering a fairly powerful hybrid email/to-do list app for a while already, with a new look and set of features …

Apple explains why apps get rejected from the App Store

One of the great mysteries of the App Store is why certain apps get rejected and why others don’t. Apple has let a surprising number of ripoffs and clones through the store’s iron gates, yet some developers face rejection for seemingly innocent apps.<p>“Before you develop your app, it’s important to …

Unclouded App Lets You See What’s Eating Up Your Cloud Storage

Back when the PC was king, a number of software programs were available that would let you analyze your hard drive utilization, allowing you to delete and relocate files in order to free up more storage space. But now that we’ve moved to using cloud services, where overuse isn’t just an annoyance, …

Bitglass snags $25M more to market its enterprise security product

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr/401(K) 2012<p>Bitglass, a startup that says its product can protect and separate corporate from personal data on …

Scytl Closes $104M To Step Up Growth Of Its Electronic Voting Platform

Electronic voting company Scytl — whose name is pronounced ‘sight-el’ not ‘skittle/scuttle’ in case you’re wondering — has closed off a $104 million Series C funding round, with a $44 million tranche announced today.<p>The new investors contributing the latest and last tranche of funding in this round …

Mississippi Tea Partier Is on a Martyrdom Mission

Chris McDaniel said he is challenging his loss to Thad Cochran with the state GOP that already certified the result. The move is all about winning by …

The Guide to Creating Conversion Funnels for Analyzing Data

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth and co-founder of Twoodo, helping teams organize using simple #hashtags. This post originally appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>You’ve probably been reading tons of articles telling you to start setting up metrics for your website, measure your website KPIs and take …

Lessons Learned On App Design For Fast-Growth Markets

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Alan Mamedi is the co-founder and CEO of Truecaller. He is based in Stockholm.</i><p>One of the typical mistakes developers make is thinking that because they’ve had success in one corner of the globe, they should be able to employ the same strategy to drive adoption elsewhere. The truth of …

Here's how to find out if your cloud startup has product-market fit

When I talk to entrepreneurs who are developing cloud solutions for business, I am regularly asked about how to define product-market fit for business cloud companies. The ability to identify if you have product-market fit is imperative to the success of your company, and the sooner you can …

The Entire History Of Western Civilization... In 5 Minutes

If you could compress 2,600 years of cultural history into one moment, it'd look something like this.<p>The stunning visualization created by Maximilian Schich, an art historian at the University of Texas at Dallas, depicts the birth and death locations of history's most influential people.<p>Schich's …

Enterprise Mobile Apps Pay The Most Yet Attract Few Developers

A recent survey by Vision Mobile found that just 16% of worldwide developers are building mobile apps for enterprises, despite this market being the most lucrative of all to serve. Their recent global study of 10,000 developers across over 130 nations is the basis of the free downloadable report, …

The Best Chat Apps for Your Smartphone

<b>Updated: August 1, 2014</b><p>We’ve known for sometime that SMS is becoming passe for many smartphone owners worldwide.<p>Sure, people still use it, but there are a slew of apps that go way beyond it, offering easy multimedia functions, group chats, video calls, gaming and much more. Beyond being SMS …