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Farfetch, An Online Marketplace For Designer Fashion Boutiques, Raises $66M

Farfetch, an online marketplace for independent fashion boutiques, has raised $66 million led by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners, with existing investors Condé Nast International and Advent Ventures also participating in the round. New investor Richard Chen, venture partner at Chinese VC …

Steve Jobs is the most influential person of the past 25 years, says CNBC

CNBC has named Steve Jobs the most influential person of the last 25 years. On a list entitled “First 25: Rebels, Icons & Leaders,” Jobs ranks above the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Warren Buffet — along with the founders of Google, Amazon, and other tech giants.<p>The organization claims Jobs deserves …

Bill Gates

This Is What A Holographic iPhone Might Look Like

Lasers. Infrared sensors. Parabolic mirror assemblies. These are the technologies that could allow iPhones of the future to project holograms from 3-D screens, according to a new Apple patent application.<p>Now, whether or not Apple will actually make such a device, no one knows. It’s perfectly common …

Bye-Bye Browsers: Why Facebook's New App Links Are a Big Deal

Facebook announced a slew of new programs and initiatives for developers at its F8 Conference, but the most exciting might just be App Links.<p>App …

Adidas teams with Spotify to soundtrack your run, hook you up with a new route

Spotify knows a thing of two about playlists we guess. As for Adidas? It's responsible for more gallons of sweat than most. So, in something of an inspired combination, the two forces have linked-up to create a web-tool for runners. Hit up this link, and you'll be prompted for your location, a hint …

Decide.com Founder Brian Ma Returns With Weave, Which Is Like Tinder For Professional Networking

I’m not on the market right now, but I can totally understand the appeal of Tinder and its double opt-in approach to online (or rather, mobile) dating. After all, the app makes it easy to connect with people you’d like to meet, while avoiding the pain of receiving dozens of unsolicited messages …

Facebook just made its boldest moves yet to become the Google of mobile apps

Facebook announced a shedload of new features today at F8, a conference for its developers. The new features include a “Like” button for mobile apps, the ability for apps to “deep-link” to things inside other apps—cross-functionality that today usually requires people to exit one app and navigate …

Apps

50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds?<p>Don't fret! There are plenty of sites other than Facebook or Tumblr for you to waste countless hours. …

Adidas MiCoach Smart Run wants to work out with Spotify

Offline support for Spotify playback will reportedly make its way to the Android-powered fitness tracker around December.<p>The Adidas MiCoach Smart Run , a fitness tracker with an assortment of sensors for your workout as well as space to store music, may be getting a new feature to keep you pumped …

App Store downloads hit a record high in March, but marketing costs dipped

The number of downloads on the iOS App Store hit a record of 7.1 million daily downloads in March, up 41 percent from a year ago, according to mobile app marketer Fiksu.<p>The Fiksu data also shows that the cost of launching new apps on iOS dropped 10 percent from February to 17 cents, while Android …

Stanford turns to Twitter to track earthquakes

It's easy to tell when an earthquake hits an area full of Twitter users -- there's frequently a rush of panicked tweets within seconds of the ground shaking. If Twitter and Stanford University have their way, though, those posts could be useful for more than just alerting friends. They've conducted …

The dream office of the future: No email!

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Google Docs

This onesie turns you into a walking WiFi hotspot

Forget carrying a separate hotspot router to have a local network wherever you go -- what if <i>you</i> were the hotspot? Fashion designer Borre Akkersdijk has come very, very close to making that vision a reality with his experimental BB.Suit. The goofy-looking cotton onesie is knitted using a special 3D …

Why Apple Is Like a Movie Studio

Sequel time is almost up. It's time for a new franchise.<p>Steve Jobs has been dead for about two and a half years now, and it’s hard not to notice that the regular parade of game-changing Apple products for which he was famous seems to have disappeared with him.<p>Yes, Apple has announced some …

New York police Twitter campaign backfires

Police department asked followers to share pictures of themselves with officers, but the responses were not quite what they had in mind<p>New York police were left embarrassed after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter - only to face a deluge of pictures of alleged …

Made it: Mark Zuckerberg joins Madame Tussauds

Twitter's New Profile Design: 8 Points to Consider

Twitter’s redesigned profile pages were previously available to select users in a staggered rollout that’s been ongoing for weeks, but as of today, …

My.com Launches Mobile-Only Email Addresses

Russian Internet giant Mail.ru Group‘s US-focused spin-off My.com is launching a slightly puzzling new feature today – mobile-only email addresses.<p>Just like the approach taken by many mobile messaging apps, these new email addresses are activated by being linked to your phone number. You can use …

Nokia's troubled India plant won't be part of Microsoft deal

Microsoft will, however, sign a services agreement with Nokia to continue to develop products at the plant, the company says.<p>Nokia's Chennai manufacturing plant in India won't be part of its deal with Microsoft, the company said Thursday.<p>A Nokia spokeswoman told Reuters "it's highly unlikely that …

Exclusive: Apple, Google to pay $324 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, just weeks before a high profile trial had been …

Here’s the iPhone 6: Bigger, thinner, improved camera, and more

Apple’s iPhone 6 was perhaps the most highly anticipated device of 2014. Now, after a long, suspenseful year full of rumors and contradictory …

Mobile Technology

Spotify Is About To Blow Past iTunes In Europe

"Some of our partners are saying Spotify is now generating more revenue each month across Continental Europe than iTunes," Spotify's head of label relations in Europe, Kevin Brown, told industry site Music Week.<p>"Given that download sales are declining and Spotify is growing rapidly, particularly in …

Music Industry

Google is winding down Google Plus, says report. Does it make sense?

In the wake of Vic Gundotra’s departure from Google, <i>TechCrunch</i> reports that the company actually plans to scale back its Google Plus efforts substantially.<p>Vic Gundotra, who’s been with Google since 2007 following a long stint at Microsoft, is considered the father of Google Plus, and one of the …

Google+

First computer with a mouse could sell for £25,000

The Apple Lisa 1 was a commercial failure when it launched in 1983, but could now sell at auction for £25,000<p>A rare Apple computer, which was the first ever computer to come with a mouse, is expected to fetch £25,000 ($42,000) when it goes under the hammer in Germany next month.<p>The Apple Lisa 1 was …

Steve Wozniak

Farewell Nokia: The rise and fall of a mobile pioneer

Nokia was once a dominant force in the wireless world. CNET takes a look at its successes -- and what went wrong.<p>You never forget your first cellphone.<p>Mine was the Nokia 5190. By today's standards, it was bulky and embarrassingly lacking in features. It made phone calls and played the game "Snake." …

Mobile

Apple vs. Google: A world view on the mobile gaming war

Mobile platforms are taking over the world, and nothing gets more downloads or makes more money on iOS and Android than video games.<p>Google’s and Apple’s software platforms have enabled developers of all sizes to get their products in front of customers around the world. This benefits the people …

Microsoft’s $7.2BN+ Acquisition Of Nokia’s Devices Business Is Now Complete

Microsoft’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business has been completed. Nokia confirmed the completed transaction in a press release, noting that it has “completed the sale of substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft” (using the same phrasing it …