Betaworks’ Latest Homescreen Update Looks To Fix App Discovery

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Screenshot 2015-04-08 11.30.27 The App Store is broken. Even though the number of apps and developers and downloads goes up each year, the browsing experience for the consumer has remained largely the same, meaning that the vast majority of apps go entirely undiscovered. This could explain why Facebook’s ad revenue from mobile apps is up more than 50 percent as of last year. Betaworks’ Homescreen app (and… Read More

Connecting The Dots Between Tax Day, Identity Theft And Digital Transformation

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taxdaysocialsecurity It probably is no surprise to the security professional community that once again, identity theft is among the IRS’ Dirty Dozen tax scams, according to a recent IRS.Gov Newsroom article. Criminals use stolen social security numbers and other personally identifiable information to file tax claims illegally, deposit the tax refunds to rechargeable debit cards, and vanish before the… Read More

Twitter Ditches Discover For Descriptions Of What Trending Topics Mean

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Twitter_TailoredTrends_2015 Twitter’s Trending Topics can be confusing. You might have no idea that #NYFW means New York Fashion Week. So today it’s replacing the Discover tab with an enhanced Trends section that includes brief descriptions of what each trending topic is about. For now it’s available to U.S. users in English who have Tailored Trends turned on, but Twitter is experimenting on the web… Read More

You Have 3 Days To Save $1,000 On Disrupt NY Tickets

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Screenshot 2015-04-08 13.56.10 Disrupt NY is fast approaching, and the window for early-bird ticket pricing is closing at the end of the week. You don’t want to miss out on the chance to save $1,000 on something you know you’re going to get eventually anyway. Be smart about this. Disrupt is one of the biggest technology conferences in the world, with speakers like Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley, FCC Chairman… Read More

MudWatt Lets Kids Build Batteries That Run On Mud

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Ruby_Builds4 A startup that wants to encourage kids to get excited about science and engineering, MudWatt, is now selling an affordable, fun (and, yes, a bit messy), science kit by way of Kickstarter that allows children to make electricity using just mud and electrodes. After the bacteria bloom in the mud, the kit can be used to power simple electronics, including a clock, thermometer and buzzer, which… Read More

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