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Apple Hiring Fitness Physiologists, Sleep Experts On The Heels Of Recent iWatch Rumors

Apple is seeking physiologists to join its team, according to a new call for job applicants discovered by 9to5Mac today. The position on offer is for a “User Studies Exercise Physiologist,” and seeks a candidate who will be responsible for creating and conducting studies “related to cardiovascular …

Beep Connects Any Speaker to the Cloud

A pair of ex-Googlers have launched Beep, a beautiful WiFi-equipped dial that lets you stream music to any speaker with a line-in port. The device will launch this Fall with Pandora integration.<p>Multi-room streaming systems like Sonos have made listening to music easier than ever, but many of the …

Now With 75% Of All Traffic Coming From Apps, Pinterest Revamps Its Mobile Website

Pinterest is today launching a new version of its mobile website, which the company says is “complete rewrite and redesign” aimed at better integrating the features found in Pinterest’s native mobile applications, like its more useful pins (those embedded with additional information) and related …

Google takes on the conference room with Chromebox for meetings

Been trying to figure out just what you'd do with a Chromebox? Google has an idea: build a new video conferencing system. At least that's what Google VP of Product Management Caesar Sengupta announced in Mountain View this morning. It's called Chromebox for meetings and, well, it's a Chromebox …

'The Wall Street Journal' and Reuters Blocked in China

The Chinese websites for <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> and <i>Reuters</i> have both been blocked by the Great Firewall of China. Their English-language sites are …

Business Insider Is Now Bigger Than The Wall Street Journal!

Both times, I said that, if nothing horrible happened, I might continue to do it.<p>Well, nothing horrible happened!<p>(At least nothing I'm aware of.)<p>Earlier this month, the folks at DLD were kind enough to ask me to give a presentation on digital storytelling. In my deck, I included some secret BI …

Markets

Apple Captures 19.5% of Global PC and Tablet Market in Q4 2013

Apple again led the combined PC and tablet market in shipments during Q4 2013, according to a report from research firm Canalys. Apple shipped 30.9 million Mac and iPad units, accounting for a 19.5% share of the market. Lenovo secured the second spot behind Apple by increasing its market share …

AOL’s Q4 Revenue Grows To $679M But Earnings Per Share of $0.43 Fall Short Of Estimates

AOL came in ahead of analyst estimates on revenue but not earnings in its fourth quarter of 2013, reporting $679 million in revenue and diluted earnings per share of 43 cents.<p>Analysts had predicted EPS of 46 cents per share and revenue of $656.4 million, according to Bloomberg. AOL said EPS, along …