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Apple may buy talk radio app Swell for $30M

Apple may try to flesh out its media offerings by stepping into talk radio.<p>Specifically, the company may be purchasing talk radio player Swell for roughly $30 million, according to Recode.<p>Such an acquisition would be just another in a series of buys from Apple. Earlier this year the company bought …

Apple to Buy Radio App Swell for $30 Million

As part of the deal, the Swell app is to be shut down this week.<p>Apple is close to buying the Pandora-for-talk-radio app Swell, according to multiple sources.<p>The deal is worth about $30 million, these sources say.<p>Swell had raised $7.2 million from investors including DFJ, Google Ventures and …

American doctor in Liberia tests positive for Ebola virus

A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group official said Sunday.<p>Ken Isaacs, a vice president of Samaritan's Purse, told The …

This Is The Physics Lesson Of The Future, And It Looks Insanely Fun

Local Projects teams up with the New York Hall of Science to build an app that reveals the physics of the playground.<p>On a breezy spring afternoon at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, designer Jake Barton is watching a pair of middle schoolers chuck an iPod across a playground while another …

Facebook has only “pivoted” on one kind of privacy — in other ways, it’s becoming more dangerous

I must give credit where it is due: As Slate’s Will Oremus wrote in a piece called “Facebook(s fb)’s Privacy Pivot” a few days ago, the social …