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Mozilla CEO resigns after Twitter uprising

The Twitter uprising by Mozilla employees has helped topple the company’s co-founder and CEO. After the appointment of Brendan Eich as CEO of the …

Social Media

The Mobile Browser Is Dead, Long Live The App

Analytics firm Flurry has published data on mobile usage by US consumers during Q1 2014. While users are spending more time on their devices (an average of 2 hours and 42 minutes per day, up four minutes on the same period last year), how they use that time has changed as well. Only 22 minutes per …

WhatsApp Experiences Second Major Outage Following Facebook Acquisition

Panic! Despair! Switch to Facebook Messenger!…Ah, I see what you did there, Facebook. Mobile messaging application WhatsApp is this morning experiencing its second major outage since Facebook bought the company in February for $19 billion.<p>According to TechCrunch tipsters, reports on Twitter and …

Nadella's pitch to Microsoft developers: Stick with us

The new CEO promises developers gathered for annual Build confab in San Francisco that Microsoft can offer them the tools they need to compete in increasingly cross-platform world.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Satya Nadella, Microsoft's new CEO, brought the battle for developers' hearts and minds here …

Windows Phone

Jony Ive 'Is A Much More Controversial Figure' Inside Apple Than People Realize, Says Apple Author

No matter what you want to believe about Apple, there is no denying that Jobs was the keystone that held Apple together. It was his vision for what consumers would want that led the company's success for 14 years.<p>With Jobs gone, Apple needed someone to fill the void. But Jobs' talents were so …

Wall Street

After two months with Android, I'm going back to iPhone. Here's why.

While I can see the benefits of the Android platform, especially with regard to hardware, it's just not the mobile experience I want.<p>I gave it the old college try.<p>After a long stint as an iPhone user, I decided I wanted something with a bigger screen. Apple failed to oblige last year, instead …

To This Day

Why Facebook Was Willing To Pay $3 Billion In Cash For Snapchat

This is a bold move from both Facebook and Snapchat.<p>Snapchat is a two-year old app that lets people send photos to friends that vanish 10 seconds or less after they're opened. It has no revenue, but makes up for its lack of revenue with eye-popping growth and engagement numbers.<p>It's hot now, but …

College & University

Qualcomm Exec Says Apple’s 64-bit A7 Processor just a “Marketing Gimmick”

Qualcomm Exec Says Apple’s 64-bit A7 Processor just a “Marketing Gimmick”<p>If you’re anything like most iPhone users out there, chances are you …

Ebooks gone global: Report suggests less resistance, more legal sales and importance of Apple

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Mr. iMaax<p>The growth of the ebook market outside the U.S. and U.K. has been slow — but 2013 may be a turning …

Prss: A Powerful New Way to Create Professional iPad Magazines

Frustrated with the tools currently on the market for publishing magazines for the iPad, Dutch company Prss has today revealed its solution – a powerful, browser-based, low-cost, collaborative tool for anyone who wants to put their own magazine on Apple’s Newsstand.<p>Back in December 2010, we ran a …

How Apple Sabotaged Copycat Google And Made Them “Late” To Tablets

When Apple announced the original iPhone back in 2007, Google’s first Android handset wasn’t too far behind. The search giant got a compelling iOS alternative out of the gate before anyone else, and it’s been a head-to-head battle between the two platforms ever since. But how was Android able to …