Nymi’s Beta SDK And Device Emulator Go Live In Advance Of Consumer Launch

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BannerNymulatornotext The days of the password are numbered – increasing security risks and requirements mean that old-fashioned alphanumeric passwords are just plain impractical long-term, and already startups like Bionym are looking to create their replacement. The company’s Nymi heartrate authentication wristband is set to ship soon, but for now, developers can get started building software for it… Read More

The Hug, A Water Bottle Sensor And App, Helps You Stay Hydrated

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The Hug_office Everyone knows they should be drinking more water to stay healthy and hydrated, but actually remembering to do so can be a challenge. In fact, 43% of Americans drink four cups or fewer per day, according a 2012 study from the Center for Disease Control. That’s where The Hug, now on Kickstarter, comes in. The Hug solution includes a sensor band that wraps around just about any water bottle… Read More

Unlocking Petition Makes Legislative History

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cellphone unlocking The Internet has helped bring down regimes, elect politicians, and stop lawmaking in its tracks, but until 2014 it has never directly led to legislation. On Friday, in the midst of the least productive Congress in history, that changed when legislators passed the “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act” as the direct result of an online petition. Read More

With Its Eye On The Global Market, Mobile Ad Company Smaato Raises $25M More

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smaato Smaato, a company offering advertising tools for mobile publishers and developers, is announcing that it has raised $25 million in Series E funding. Founded back in 2005, Smaato’s offerings include a supply-side platform that publishers can use to manage their inventory, as well as an ad exchange for dealing with multiple ad networks. The company has now raised a total of $47 million, and… Read More

Fitle Will Let You Try Clothes On A 3D Avatar Of Yourself

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Fitle When Charles Nouboue was in business school, he found he had little time to shop during regular store hours. But shopping online proved to be hard. “It’s difficult to find exactly what you want to buy,” Nouboue said. “It’s very complicated to find the right size.” That’s why he and his partner, Gaetan Rougevin-Baville, recently launched a… Read More

Epic Reddit Prank “Cat Facts” Is Now An App That Lets You Text Troll Your Friends

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Cat-Facts-3 What do you get when you combine cats and epic-level trolling? Only one of the most popular Reddit posts of all time: the hilarious “Cat Facts” prank from Reddit user “frackyou” is the 8th most popular post on Reddit, and now, it’s a mobile app you can use to automate cat facts-style pranking on your unsuspecting friends.
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Inside Bitcovery, The App For Finding Your Next Favorite Book, Movie, Or Album

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Bitcovery Founder With the digitization of books, music and movies, there is no doubt that content discovery has changed. The days of browsing your friends’ bookshelves or leafing through CDs has passed. Yet, the iTunes store and other hosts of digital content have done little to support bringing social discovery into the digital age. This is exactly the experience that Bitcovery founder Raj Lalwani and… Read More

Facebook For Windows Phone Now Supports Video Uploads, Integrates With Messenger

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microsoft sway Today Microsoft announced a new version of Facebook for Windows Phone that adds video uploads, and integration with Facebook Messenger to the app. Interestingly, Facebook will now link directly into the People Hub on Windows Phone for users running Windows Phone 8.1. That will bring Facebook deeper into the Windows Phone experience. Microsoft is the publisher of the app. The update also… Read More

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

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