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Naritiv Helped ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Get 800K Snapchat Followers In 3 Months

With every big social content network comes tools and services for brands to leverage those platforms. For Snapchat, that tool is Naritiv.<p>The startup has been building out an influencer network that they can leverage to build out Snapchat campaigns for various brands, complete with analytics and …

Startups

Google Now Includes Google+ Photos In Drive

Google has begun showing photos uploaded via Google+ in Google Drive, where they can be managed via a new Google Photos tab, or stored in folders alongside other kinds of files easily. The inclusion of Photos and Videos in Drive is one sign that Google is moving to part out the Google+ social …

Google

Gmail For Android Gets A Unified Inbox

Google updated its Gmail app for Android today, and the most important feature is probably the addition of a unified inbox. Most of us probably manage multiple accounts and until now, you had to awkwardly switch between them in the Gmail app. To get started with this new unified inbox, you simply …

Apps

Tinder Plus Will Launch On Monday

Tinder Plus, the dating app’s first step into the wonderful world of freemium monetization, will launch on Monday for $9.99, according to sources familiar with the matter.<p>Tinder Plus includes at least one highly requested feature and a few others that are meant to add broader functionality to the …

Relationships

Sony’s Just Released A Worthwhile Waterproof Phone

Waterproof phones have been around for ages. But to be waterproof, there are little flappy covers on the ports. Like the MicroUSB card port. And these covers always break off. Always.<p>But now there’s the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, an Android smartphone that’s waterproof without those annoying caps. The …

Phones

Dropbox Drags Its Expensive, Forgotten Photo App Carousel To Web And Tablets

Early this year, Dropbox threw a glitzy launch event for its new photo storage and viewing app Carousel, and people went right on using the dozen other ways to keep and comb through memories. Despite Dropbox’s 300 million users, it saw less than a half million downloads on Android, and has hovered …

TheLadders Revamps iPhone App To Focus On Job Referrals, Unveils Job Market Guide

What good is a job search site or app when you’re not looking for a job? That’s the issue TheLadders is tackling with the launch of a new version of its iOS app and a new feature that it calls the Job Market Guide.<p>CEO Alex Douzet told me that these are the first steps in a new direction for the …

Blippy Returns With A Brand-New GIF Keyboard For iOS 8

Ready for another GIF keyboard for iOS 8? Blippy has returned today with a new app that lets you create, save and discover new GIFs to use when messaging with your friends on your iPhone. The app serves to replace the earlier, also GIF-focused, Blippy iOS app, that was pulled from the App Store …

Microsoft Promises Managed, Web-Based App Stores For The Enterprise With Windows 10

Microsoft previously announced that Windows 10, its next operating system, will contain a single app store that will work across device classes. Don’t make the Lord of the Rings joke.<p>The company also previously promised that organizations will be able to curate their own app experience for their …

QPR seize their chance to go top of Championship table

Queens Park Rangers capitalised on Burnley’s draw at Leicester to go top of the table following a 2-0 victory at Blackpool.<p>Matt Phillips and Charlie Austin claimed the second-half goals that guided Harry Redknapp’s men to the win, and a two-point cushion at the summit.<p>Afterwards assistant Kevin …

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX pushed hard for the holidays with installment plan

Amazon has cut the price of a Kindle HDX into four equal pieces for easier chewing. The company is looking to push its flagship tablet as hard as …

T-Mobile nearing deal to buy 700MHz spectrum from Verizon

In return, Verizon to receive cash and AWS spectrum in certain markets<p>T-Mobile could potentially be ready to wrap up a big deal for some of Verizon's …

Canadian government investigates Google for 'anti-competitive acts'

Google may be in hot water with the Canadian Competition Bureau. The bureau announced it would be investigating the company in May, but more recent reports suggest it's not too happy with what the investigation has turned up.<p>Documents filed to the Federal Court of Canada describe Google as …

Taylor Swift Celebrates 24th Birthday with Lorde in Australia: See Her Garden Party

Taylor Swift sure knows how to party down Down Under!<p>The chart-topping singer celebrated her 24th birthday Friday while on tour in Australia, and she …

Disney Chairman says Indiana Jones movie two to three years away

Since Disney acquired the full rights to the <b>Indiana Jones</b> franchise, there’s been plenty of speculation about whether the studio intends on bringing …

MI6 Spy 'Arrested' By Iran

The Iranian authorities have reportedly arrested an alleged spy accused of working with MI6.<p>The semi-official ISNA news agency said the man was …

Netflix for Android update brings support for individual profiles and queues, better search

Netflix rolled out support for multiple individual streaming profiles within a single account a few months ago, but until now its Android app has been among the platforms that still didn't recognize them. The new version 3.1.0 update rolling out tonight changes that, finally letting people filter …

Obama’s NSA Task Force May Recommend Meaningful Changes

President Obama’s surveillance task force will reportedly recommend that a civilian should direct the National Security Agency and that it should reform its mass data collection practices. An overview of the non-binding recommendations were described to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> and <i>The New York Times</i>, …

South Africa buries 'greatest son' Mandela | Reuters

QUNU, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the “Rainbow Nation” ideal of shared prosperity he had dreamed of.<p>The Nobel peace laureate, who was held in apartheid …

Pele refuses role in World Cup draw

Brazil legend Pele says he turned down the chance to take part in Friday's draw for next summer's World Cup finals because he feared putting the …

'Luis Suarez can match Messi, Ronaldo'

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Luis Suarez will soon be on the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after the striker's …

European Commission greenlights Microsoft-Nokia deal

As far as European Union is concerned, Microsoft can proceed and acquire Nokia’s mobile phone division. The European Commission has expectedly …

Apple finally signs an iPhone deal with China Mobile

China Mobile has finally found a mutual ground with Apple, having signed a deal to sell iPhones in the world’s most populous country, and …

Saietta R electric performance bike heading for US shores in 2014

Marketed as an urban guerrilla street bike, the Saietta, whose name translates from Italian as "thunderbolt," is most certainly not the world’s first …

Apple looking into ways to add depth to iPhone photos - appPicker

On Tuesday the U.S. Patent and Trademark office published a newly granted Apple patent that focuses on a method to capture stereoscopic image data. …

Google Play Books now available in 5 new countries

Google's book store now available in 44 countries around the world<p>Google Play Books is expanding to five new countries starting today. If you're in …

AT&T and T-Mobile expected to bid for Verizon's 700MHz spectrum

Valuable block of spectrum could net Verizon a big profit on the sale<p>Verizon may be considering a sale of its 700MHz "A block" spectrum, and its no …

The most commonly awarded grade at Harvard is an A

“The median grade in Harvard College is indeed an A-,” the school’s dean of education said today, according to the student newspaper. Even more stunning: “The most frequently awarded grade in Harvard College is actually a straight A.”<p>That ought to dispel any notion that Harvard is tough on its …

College & University