Popcorn Time Finds A New Home After The EURid Pulled Its Domain

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popcorntime (1 of 1) When your product streams pirated content, it’s safe to expect some complications along the way. The Time4Popcorn fork of the popular Popcorn Time project recently had to find a new domain following the sudden removal of time4popcorn.eu. But the developers tell me this latest kerfuffle won’t stop the development of the program and they have already found a new domain. Read More

Dorian Nakamoto Is Suing Newsweek

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pleasedonate Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the man Newsweek claimed was the mysterious founder of Bitcoin, has created a web page asking for donations in his fight to sue the magazine after he was allegedly “targeted and victimized by a reckless news organization.” The site, NewsweekLied, is an effort to hold the magazine accountable for “confusing” the 65-year-old unemployed engineer… Read More

Anki Drive Finally Works With Android

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anki Good news! Anki Drive works with Android. Bad news! It only works with a few Android devices.
This update comes just in time for the holiday shopping season. Since its high-profile launch last year, the clever Anki Drive has only worked with iOS devices because, mainly, the product requires Bluetooth Low Energy support, which isn’t widely available on Android devices. Read More

Flickr Now Lets You Turn Your Photos Into Wall Art

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15528859375_d7ba0ef055_b Flickr as of late has been making moves to compete with newer startups, like 500px for example, which cater to professional photographers. This summer, it announced a licensing program to get photographers’ work featured on news sites, including Yahoo’s own properties, and today it’s rolling out Flickr Wall Art. For now, this program is about allowing users to turn their… Read More

Flight Attendants Union Sues The FAA Over Use Of Electronics In Flight

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flight-photo About a year ago, the FAA gloriously adjusted their guidance regarding the use of portable electronic devices during takeoff and landing. For the first time in years, travelers could boldly and proudly listen to music or play Two Dots or mindlessly click into social apps (forgetting there’s no service in the sky) without fear of reprimand from flight attendants. Turns out, the largest… Read More

For Two New Apps Called “Push” And “Drop,” The Push Notification Is The App

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drop Two new applications, Drop and Push, want to save you from having to download multiple news apps or browse dozens of websites just to keep up with the topics that interest you. But what makes these two apps different, when compared with news aggregators or other mobile news readers (aka RSS readers), is that they primarily function via push notifications. Read More

What To Expect From Apple’s iPad And Mac Event

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screen-shot-2014-10-08-at-12-01-03-pm Apple has a second big event planned for this fall, and it’s happening this Thursday, Oct. 16 at its own Town Hall theater in Cupertino. The event promises to deliver a few different new product announcements, likely including new iPads, and new Macs, as well as the public introduction of OS X Yosemite, Apple’s next major desktop operating system. iPad What we know so far suggests… Read More

Windows 10 Attracts 1M Testers In Two Weeks

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windows-10 Microsoft announced this morning that it crossed the 1 million tester mark for the technical preview of its Windows 10 operating system. I had expected a higher number would opt for the new code, given how extensively the media — guilty — covered the roll out of the nascent operating system. According to the company, more than 200,000 “pieces of user-initiated… Read More

Discoverly Debuts A Gmail Plugin That Makes Up For What Rapportive Users Lost

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discoverly Since being acquired by LinkedIn, things have not been going well for Rapportive, the handy Gmail widget that shows your contacts’ social accounts and updates in Gmail’s sidebar. LinkedIn, in the spirit of making the Rapportive app more favorable to its own network, ripped out much of the functionality that made it popular in the first place. But today, an alternative to Rapportive… Read More

Snapsaved Takes Responsibility For Latest Snapchat Leak

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snapchat-push2 Last week, news spread that some 200,000 Snapchat photos had leaked after a third-party app (used to save people’s snaps) was hacked. It was referred to as the Snappening. Snapchat was quick to respond to the situation by saying that the photos had been stolen from a third-party application, but that Snapchat’s servers were never compromised. Turns out, Snapsaved.com is… Read More

iPhone 6 Comes To 36 More Markets This Month, Taking The Total To 69

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iphone-6-plus-corner-macro With the launch of the iPhone 6, Apple is stepping up its game in terms of how fast it is rollout out the product internationally to compete more sharply against the Samsungs of the world. Apple has just announced that it will be adding 36 more countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa “by the end of October,” taking the total to 69,… Read More

VoloMetrix Raises $12M For Its People Analytics Service

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6229660191_1f701638e6_o Seattle-based VoloMetrix today announced that it has raised a $12 million Series B round led by Split Rock Partners with participation from existing investor Shasta Ventures. Today’s round brings VoloMetrix’ total funding to $17 million. VoloMetrix Raises $12M For Its People Analytics Service The service allows businesses to better understand how their employees are spending… Read More

Delivery Hero Buys Brazil’s Subdelivery As It Beefs Up In Asia And LatAm

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Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 11.22.10 Delivery Hero, the startup that is now valued at over $1 billion and is raising a lot of cash to compete heavily against the likes of Just-Eat and FoodPanda in the food delivery market outside the U.S., is adding another acquisition to its list as it focuses on growth in Latin America and Asia. It has acquired Subdelivery, an online delivery service based in Brazil. Subdelivery’s… Read More

With ShopWings, Instacart Gets A Wink And A Clone From Rocket Internet

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Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 08.44.56 Instacart, the fast-growing grocery ordering and delivery service that earlier this year closed a $44 million round to expand to new markets, has a new clone in Europe, courtesy of Rocket Internet, the newly-public German company that has made a very big business out of replicating and building out e-commerce businesses in Europe and developing markets.
 
ShopWings, launching today… Read More

Facebook’s Internet.org Now Works Directly With Carriers To Speed Up Networks

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1296883372_843aa47fe7_b Facebook has long been promoting the the idea of free, zero-rated mobile services in emerging countries to drive more Facebook (and wider mobile data) usage. Now, working under its Internet.org initiative, it has crafted another way to promote growth: by working with directly with carriers to analyse and fix their networks, with a recent trial of the work in Indonesia — the… Read More

T-Mobile’s Free International Data Is Slow, Frustrating And Incredibly Useful

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14676702489_c9bd17dc77_o It’s been almost exactly a year since T-Mobile launched its unlimited international data plans but I never had a chance to give it a try until recently. Before my vacation earlier this month, however, I decided to give it a try and got myself a T-Mobile SIM card with a monthly contract to have data during my road trip through New Zealand and — now — while in Europe ahead… Read More

Salesforce Hopes To Ride Analytics Wave With New Business Intelligence Service

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Business Intelligence concept picture: Guy leaning against a lightbulb with graphs drawn around the bulb. Salesforce.com will unveil a new analytics service tomorrow morning they have dubbed Wave. The product will be introduced by CEO Marc Benioff at the company’s Dreamforce customer conference in San Francisco, but according to a Salesforce spokesperson, it is already available in the AppExchange now. It was one of the worst kept secrets in technology as just about everyone I talked to… Read More

The iPhone 6 Plus Wins The Longer Race

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iphone-6-plus-front-landscape-hand Apple’s new iPhones have been available for around a month now, and something interesting has happened with this generation: I’m forced to revisit my original reviews and change my initial impression based on later experience. After further testing of the two devices, I find the iPhone 6 Plus has become my smartphone of choice, as a surprising first choice over the iPhone 6. The 6… Read More

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