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5 Things That Will Disappear In 5 Years

Tom Gonser Contributor<p>Tom Gonser is the chief strategy officer of DocuSign.<p>Just five years ago the world was a very different place. In 2010, the iPad had just made its debut, Kickstarter was introducing a new form of venture capitalism that would change the face of fundraising and Square was …

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Why Uber must be stopped

The touted start-up is proving to be the embodiment of unrestrained hyper-capitalism. What happens when it wins?<p>What is Uber? A paragon of free market efficiency and technological innovation serving the greater convenience and comfort of the general public? Or living proof for why capitalist …

Samsung Retains Smartphone Lead in US

Samsung may have lost its position as the top smartphone vendor in China and top overall mobile vendor in India, but the Korean company still reigns supreme in the US smartphone market.<p>That’s according to data from Counterpoint Research which estimates that Samsung accounted for 36.1 percent of …

Welcome to 'the Matrix': At FedEx's sorting hub, 1 night, 1.5M packages

Every night, 140 of the shipping giant's planes land in Memphis, Tenn., at FedEx's World Hub. CNET Road Trip 2014 watches as things get sorted out.<p>MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The blue lights are flashing, and that means the sort is going to start late.<p>The blue lights don't go on often. They flash only when …

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Music Messaging App La-La Lets Users Chat With Songs Snippets

As Yo has proved, the public’s appetite for messaging seems not to have stopped with WhatsApp. Many others have appeared before an since. As Sarah Perez recently found out. Now another has appeared which plans to plug at our emotional side a little more, drawing the medium most tied to the heart: …

Forget Google Analytics, FullStory lets you 'replay' any visitor's interaction with your website

Web developers can find it challenging to fix bugs that users report if they can’t recreate the problem themselves. But FullStory, a company started by a group of ex-Google employees, is building a product that can help with that.<p>FullStory, which is announcing today that it has raised a new $1.2 …

Uber Serves Taste of Future on Ice Cream Day

Uber’s aggressive global expansion has taken the $18 billion-valued private car company into well over 100 cities worldwide, many of which are about to experience a taste of the future when its ice cream delivery service goes global this Friday.<p>The company says that the summertime initiative — …

Site for helping the homeless, HandUp, closes first seed round at $850K

Social entrepreneurism at its finest right here: HandUp, a site that allows people to donate to homeless people in their neighborhoods safely, just closed its first seed round of $850K.<p>The new funds will allow the company to expand across more of the San Francisco Bay Area and to the East …

Why I Want You to Steal My Startup Idea

I've been developing a social innovation platform that can potentially enable us to self-organize and replicate the most effective ideas for social change that are already working in different regions around the world, without (unreasonably) waiting around for a few dozen politicians to fix all of …

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9 years later, developers weigh in on making games for the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 generation

Think back to where you were in 2005 and 2006. iPhones and iPads didn’t exist, artist Kanye West called former U.S. President George W. Bush a racist on live TV, and I was a senior in high school scrambling to figure out what I wanted to study in college.<p>It was a simpler time.<p>That was the state of …

The U.S. government wants to regulate Google Maps & all other car navigation apps

If the U.S. government has its way, the Transportation Department will have full oversight over apps like Google Maps, Apple Maps, and Waze.<p>The Obama administration’s proposed transportation bill would allow the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to regulate all types of vehicle …

Amazon's reportedly working on a service that connects you with local businesses

According to a report by <i>Reuters</i>, Amazon will launch a marketplace for local services, connecting customers with babysitters, handymen, hair stylists and more. As with its AmazonFresh grocery-delivery service, the company will reportedly test-drive the new program before rolling it out nation-wide, …

Three Lessons Today's Shooters Can Learn From Doom

Though Wolfenstein 3D was the genesis of the first-person shooter, it was id Software's 1993 follow-up, Doom, that popularised it. As a lone space marine taking on the hordes of hell itself, you sprinted through abandoned moon bases scrounging for health and armour pickups, all while keeping demons …

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PS4 outsells Xbox One in April

Following Microsoft's announcement of a cheaper, Kinect-less Xbox One, NPD Group reports that Sony's PlayStation 4 yet again claimed the hardware crown.<p>Sony's PlayStation 4 outsold Microsoft's Xbox One for the fourth month in a row, according to the NPD Group's April sales report released …

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New details emerge about long-awaited Modern Combat 5: Blackout

More details are trickling out about Gameloft’s eagerly awaited first-person-shooter <i>Modern Combat 5: Blackout</i>, which is set to arrive on mobile later this year.<p>The first big reveal concerns a new unified progression system, which will aim to bring together the single-player campaign and online …

Father of first Xbox Ed Fries optimistic about Xbox One

Fries, who was instrumental in creating Microsoft's first console, tells CNET about the "DirectX box", wooing developers, and uncertainty around "Halo".<p>"Nintendo and Sony had a reputation for being difficult to deal with."<p>"Xbox Live is still the best."

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Apple Again Trails Market in Smartphone Growth, but Closes on Nokia in Overall Mobile Phones

As it has for several quarters now, Apple continues to trail the overall smartphone market's booming growth, with the company's 16.8 percent year-over-year growth in the first quarter registering as the lowest among top five vendors in a market that grew by 28.6 percent as a whole, according to a …

Proto.io Lets You Create Mobile App Prototypes And See Them Run In A Native App

Proto.io, a mobile prototyping platform that’s been organically growing its footprint over the last couple of years, is now offering a fairly notable new feature: In addition to being able to easily build mobile app prototypes using its service, it has just launched native iOS and Android apps that …

Don’t Tap the White Tile is just the latest hit to prove no one really understands mobile gaming

Candy Crush Saga developer King is paying for Farm Heroes Saga commercials on television in an effort to boost the sim game’s mobile downloads here in the United States. Meanwhile, a game known as Piano Tiles on iOS and Don’t Tap The White Tile on Android, is the most-downloaded game for both …

Microsoft Breaks Silence On Xbox One Sales...Sort Of

Yesterday, Sony announced that it had sold 7 million PS4s to consumers, a colossal number any way you look at it. It left us wondering how its chief competitor, Microsoft's Xbox One, was faring — all we had heard was that Microsoft had sold 3 million units in 2013. Well now, we can wonder at least …

If This Keeps Up, Xbox One Has A Big PS4 Problem

Yes, it’s early. Too early for anyone to pop the champagne corks, declare victory and stand over the other guy with the scowl of a champion. But Microsoft has a problem with the Xbox One in its war with the PS4 and it had better solve it soon or else it risks having a much smaller installed base, …

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