Why The Father Of Net Neutrality Is Crowdfunding His Political Campaign

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Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 12.19.05 PM Tim Wu, an academic known for his work on net neutrality, is campaigning to become the Democratic nominee for the lieutenant governor of New York. He’s an unlikely politician. Cerebral, soft spoken, and willing to speak freely, conversation with Wu is a far cry from the stilted, shrill dialogue that makes up most of our modern political discourse. Read More

After Turning Down A Million In Funding, Over Brings Its Photo-Editing App To Android

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-o8NzQhwwjDDZ9ChGvoJtNL5e2Pqm54F68vJBaevxig Over, a popular image editing application for iOS users which has grown to over 9 million installs since its launch, is now available on Android – a move which founder Aaron Marshall claims has been a top request for some time. In the new version, Android users will be the first to receive a few features, including full resolution photo saving, the ability to rotate text, and an… Read More

It’s Official: Square Acquires Food Delivery Service Caviar

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caviar car Square has acquired curated food delivery service Caviar today, confirming earlier reports that the companies had been in serious talks. We reported last month that the companies were in talks on a deal worth about $100 million. Both Re/Code and The New York Times reported the deal would take place this week, but the reported price now is for $90 million in stock. We’ve reached out to… Read More

TUNE (Formerly HasOffers) Acquires MobileDevHQ To Expand Into Unpaid User Acquisition

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tune-mobiledevhq Two Seattle-based mobile analytics companies are teaming up today. The ad attribution and analytics company TUNE (previously known as HasOffers), has made its first acquisition with the purchase of MobileDevHQ, a software-as-a-service that helps mobile marketers better understand app store visibility, search ranking, ASO (app store optimization), and competitive intelligence. The company… Read More

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Goes Live For Developers

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Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 8.34.00 AM As promised, Microsoft has released Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 to developers. If you are part of the company’s Windows Phone Developer Preview program, you can snag the update now. If you have troubles finding the new code, Paul Thurrott has an exhaustive look into the process of securing the update. The update brings new features and user interface tweaks to Microsoft’s… Read More

Docker Sells dotCloud to cloudControl To Focus On Core Container Business

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Clouds over a corn field. Docker, Inc., the commercial company behind the open source Docker project, announced today it had sold its dotCloud Platform as a Service business to Berlin-based cloudControl. The deal presumably will allow Docker to focus on its core software containerization business. In a blog post on the dotCloud website, Developer Support Manager Andrew Rothfus confirmed the purchase writing, “Today… Read More

Microsoft Updates Visual Studio With Deeper Git And Azure Integrations, Performance And Diagnostic Tools

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8373590832_13834d9e5f_k There used to be a time when Microsoft would release new versions of its Visual Studio development environment every two years or so, with maybe a service pack in the middle. Since the release of Visual Studio 2013, however, the company has switched to a much faster update cadence and today, it is releasing the third update for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2013. While the… Read More

Crittercism App Monitoring Tool Surfaces Most Important Business Issues First

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Apps breaking out of smartphone. Crittercism, a mobile app monitoring company, announced a new tool today that lets customers monitor mobile apps and surface issues most critical to the business first. Crittercism CEO Andrew Levy says up until now, the tool could tell you that there was a problem and how many people it was affecting, but he says that doesn’t always tell the whole story. Numbers alone can be… Read More

FortyCloud Teams With Rackspace To Manage Cloud Security

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Man holding tablet with access to network illustrated by lock to show security. FortyCloud, an Israeli cloud security service, announced today it was joining the Rackspace Marketplace to provide Rackspace customers with cloud security services and the ability to safely connect between different cloud products. Like any good partnership if it offers something to both parties giving FortyCloud access to Rackspace customers, who then get access to FortyCloud’s… Read More

Taboola Acquires Perfect Market, Launches Taboola-X To Help Publishers Monetize Their Sites

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Taboola - 4 Taboola has spent the last seven years perfecting a technology that is designed to help publishers drive more traffic to their sites and make some money from external advertisers at the same time. Now it’s beefing up monetization on publisher sites through the acquisition of Perfect Market and the launch of a new product called Taboola-X. Read More

Mohiomap Turns Evernote, Google Drive, And Dropbox Accounts Into Mind Maps

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Mohiomap1 Like many other people, I use Evernote as an information dump. Despite my best efforts to keep things organized with multiple notebooks and tags, my account has become almost as unwieldy as an overstuffed filing cabinet, with stacks of PDFs, web clippings, and notes going back years. That’s why I was intrigued by Mohiomap. Read More

Video Claims To Show Off The Live Folders Feature Coming In Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

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Screen Shot 2014-08-03 at 2.17.51 PM Component to Windows Phone 8.1’s first update — Update 1, of course — are Live Folders, which will allow users of Microsoft’s smartphone platform to group applications on the main screen of their handsets, saving space. It’s part of a larger set up feature upgrades that Update 1 will bring. Microsoft has only released screenshots to date. A video, uploaded by… Read More

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