Exclamation: Tumblr. + Yahoo! = !! →
yahoo: I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr! We promise not to screw it up. Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going. We will operate Tumblr independently. David Karp will remain CEO. The product roadmap, their team, their wit and…
The Ultimate Guide To Life After College... →
With graduation fast approaching, many students are about to enter the real world. It’s an exciting time, but life can throw some real curveballs, especially for those just starting out. How you handle these financial roadblocks can make a world of difference. Graduated! …No job. Don’t panic, and don’t feel alone – there are many recent (and not-so-recent) graduates in exactly the same boat....
Eventbrite CEO Kevin Hartz shares how startups can... →
Speaking on stage at The Next Web Conference 2013 in Amsterdam, Eventbrite co-founder and CEO Kevin Hartz gave a talk on finding luck through a combination of preparation and opportunity. Hartz, also an angel investor in major tech companies like PayPal, Airbnb and Pinterest, focused on both PayPal and YouTube as examples of startups that sought out colossal shifts, adjusted to their customer’s...
Passion Passport spans generations of travelers as...
bitshare: Christina Wright of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA will soon be on her way to Germany to meet up with another world explorer, 103-year old Ella Kastner of Berlin. Christina is the first winner of the Bucket List Initiative sponsored by the Passion Passport Web site. Read More
Google Glass technical specs have been released
bitshare: Thanks to the keen eye of 9to5Google, they noticed a new tech help FAQ by Google for the new Google Glass that has yet to be released to the greater public. The FAQ breaks down the technical specs in detail of what Google Glass encapsulates. Read More
MANHUNT OVER: Boston Marathon bomber that was on...
bitshare: After many hours and a long intense manhunt today for the second Boston Marathon bomber, the manhunt is over and the bomber has been found and apprehended by the police, and is injured but alive. The terrorist bomber’s name is Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, and he is known as the white hat bomber. Read More
Boston Marathon bombers: 1 shot dead, 1 still on...
bitshare: It looks like yesterday’s FBI appeal to the public for help on finding the Boston Marathon bombers had worked. Enough so either they were tipped off last night, or the bombers figured the jig was up and had to make a move. Now one is dead, and another is still on the loose as a massive manhunt ensues this morning in Boston. Read More
These are the official suspects in the Boston...
bitshare: The Boston Globe was able to find images of the Boston Marathon bombers, and send them to the authorities. Now the FBI has released additional images of the suspected bombers to the public, so we can help find them and bring them to justice - so let’s make it happen! Read More
Winklevoss twins claim to own 1 percent of all... →
Apple nears ‘iRadio’ streaming deal with Warner... →
We’ve heard no end of rumors of a streaming Radio player from Apple. We even found pay radio buttons in the iPad’s music player app code earlier this year: The Apple radio service, once rumored for late 2012 to Q1/2013, has now been pushed back to mid-late 2013 because of difficulty signing the labels. Today the Verge says that Warner is all but signed up at rates comparable to what Pandora...
Ribbon Regains Access To Twitter's Product Cards... →
Social payment service company Ribbon announced today that it has been granted permission once again by Twitter to use its Product Cards. Yesterday, hours after the company launched in-stream payments within Twitter, the social networking company put an end to it for unknown reasons. Now it’s back, but not in its original form. According to the company’s blog post, co-founder Hany Rashwan writes...
Twitter Cuts Ribbon App Shortly After Launch; CEO... →
What would you do if you launched an app capable of processing payments without ever leaving Twitter and it was immediately shut down by Twitter? Well, if you were the CEO of Ribbon, you’d tell the world about it and make Twitter (collectively speaking) look like a jerk. And if you were the CEO of Chirpify, a Twitter payment processing competitor, you’d likely grin from ear to ear over this...
Scott Steinberg: Social Media Marketing: 7 Tools... →
Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Flickr, LinkedIn — the list of leading social networks businesses and brands must suddenly pay attention to goes on and on. Needless to say, it can be a daunting task to keep track of the social media marketing world when it comes to your business. Before you get overwhelmed, know that there are a number of handy online tools, software programs and apps...
Study Reveals Link Between Facebook Use, Anxiety →
Scroll through your Facebook feed and you’re likely to endure artful photos of people’s lunches, statuses bragging about European vacations, and plenty of vague emotional broadcasting (“So upset right now.”) It turns out the people posting this anodyne material may be more likely to have anxiety or alcohol problems than the people who tend to stay away from the site...
Now The Mike Arrington Rape Claim Has Hit The... →
One of the world’s biggest newspapers, the Daily Mail, has run a big article on the abuse claim that a woman named Jenn Allen made against TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington last week: There’s no new news in the Mail article. It consists mostly of pictures of Allen, who is described as “the latest in a string of beautiful and successful women with whom Arrington has been...
Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it...– Charles Lamb (via dailykwotes)
What The IRS Doesn't Want You To Know →
While the Internal Revenue Service may be forthcoming with its rules and regulations, there is certain information the IRS simply won’t tell you. I worked as an IRS agent in a former role; knowing the ins and outs of the IRS can help you win if you face an audit. What triggers an audit? While you can’t fully protect your tax return from every examination, you should be mindful of some...
Unofficial tally indicates the Windows Store has... →
Today MetroStore Scanner (MSS) indicates that the Windows Store has passed the 50,000 application mark. MSS, an unofficial tracker, has been generally accurate in the past. That said, treat the 50,000 number with caution, and keep in mind that not all apps will be available in your area. The growth of applications present in the Windows Store is a key metric by which we can measure developer...
Bill Gates Is Offering $100K To Whoever Can Make A... →
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering $100,000 to anyone who can make a condom people actually like to use - a “next-generation” condom. The feel of latex prophylactics has been central to why men choose not to use them, putting their partner at risk for sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. A lack of use has caused the spread of HIV/AIDS and has...
Is Google getting ready to make an Open Patent... →
Google registered domain names yesterday for an “Open Patent Pledge”. When Google acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, it was clear that a big reason for its purchase was Motorola’s patent portfolio. Now it looks like the company might be getting ready to make some sort of “Open Patent Pledge”, although what that actually is remains to be seen. Yesterday the company registered...
U.S. Senate Approves Proposed Internet Sales Tax →
An internet sales tax is inching its way to closer to being the law of the land: the U.S. Senate supported a non-binding vote of approval, 75-to-24, for a law that would allow states to collect taxes from Internet retailers. If enacted as is, it would allow states to levy taxes on some online retail purchases from businesses with over $1 million in gross receipts. Internet retails can thank...
Dan Lyons, (A.K.A. Fake Steve Jobs), Is Leaving... →
Senators Introduce Bipartisan Email Privacy Bill →
NEW YORK — Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced legislation to strengthen email privacy protections on Tuesday, giving bipartisan flavor to the push to reform the outdated Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986. The combination of Leahy, a Democrat from the Green Mountain State, and Lee, a libertarian-leaning Republican from the West, mirrors a diverse...
Man offers to sell house for Bitcoins →
An Alberta man is hoping to become the first person to sell a house for Bitcoins. He’s asking $405,000 Canadian, or its equivalent in Bitcoins, for the 3.6 acre site. “We are hoping to be the first piece of real estate sold for bitcoins,” Taylor More told us by e-mail. “We think maybe this could help push the currency more mainstream.” His listing describes the...
Gender gap? In tech salaries, it's all gone, Dice... →
The field of IT is notorious for being persistently male-dominated, but that doesn’t mean women still suffer from a gender gap when it comes to pay. In fact, the compensation gender gap has disappeared for tech workers, according to the latest salary survey from IT careers site Dice. Specifically, ever since 2009, average salaries have been equivalent for male and female tech...
Amazon working to launch music streaming service... →
Apple, Google too Digital retailer Amazon is in talks with record labels to launch a new music service based on subscriptions, according to The Verge citing sources.? The news of a supposed Spotify competitor from Amazon comes after Apple and Google were said to launch similar last month. Details of Amazon’s solution are still scant according to the report,...
Is that soda killing you? →
Some 180,000 people will die this year from diabetes, heart disease or cancer caused by drinking too many sugary drinks, Harvard researchers say.
Google Fiber to expand its footprint (slightly)... →
While our zipcodes still haven’t popped up on Google’s gigabit-connected list, it announced tonight that Google Fiber is coming to the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, KS. The Olathe City Council approved an agreement allowing the expansion earlier this evening, although there’s no word on timing for the deployment just yet. The internet / TV service Google provides will be...
Google pays price for unintentional Wi-Fi snooping →
Google will pay $7 million in penalties in the US for a pattern of drive-by data nabbing across 38 states. While the money isn’t much for the search giant, it has also agreed to long-term work to prevent it happening again. The settlement is part of a long-running international saga involving the Street View mapping system. Somebody at Google came up with the idea that while the vehicles used...
How China Becomes Smarter: Through Education and... →
First, China decided to become a manufacturing giant, then an economic and military superpower. So you shouldn’t be surprised that their next plan is to improve the actual Chinese people themselves. They’re doing this two ways: the first is not controversial. China is massively investing in education. Keith Bradsher of The New York Times wrote: China...
Flickr Adds Hashtags to iOS App →
Flickr released an update to its iOS app on Saturday, adding hashtag support to the photo-sharing service’s mobile platform While Flickr has long used a tagging system to categorize pictures on the web, the term “tags” has been renamed to follow the ever-popular trend of hashtags. The app also introduced #FlickrFriday, where adding the hashtag let the user instantly...
Help Save Google Reader; Sign This Petition at... →
Last week, we got awful news from Google. And that was they are shutting down Google Reader on July 1st. This is pretty bad news for all of us that use Google Reader and Google Reader apps like Press. But we’ve also seen some other news sites make a seemless transition for Google Reader users, like Feedly. In fact they’ve reported over 500,000 new users since Google announced it was axing Google...
Twitter Launches Its First Official App For... →
Twitter just launched its first app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. It’s been a long time coming, but the new app does seem to do the platform justice, with a number of Windows 8-centric features, including support the Windows 8 Share and Search charms, snap view (so you can park the app on the side of the screen), live tiles and notifications. The Discover tab uses Windows 8′s horizontal layout to...
Local Couple Made HOW Much From Stolen... →
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California couple were arraigned Tuesday on charges they collected hundreds of stolen smartphones from across the nation, then sold them in Hong Kong for as much as $2,000 each. Shou Lin Wen, 39, and his wife, Yuting Tan, 27, made nearly $4 million from the scheme in just eight months, the state attorney general said. Prosecutors say the couple and unnamed...
Phil Schiller: Android Isn't As Good As iPhone →
Samsung is launching the Galaxy S4 on Thursday, and Apple just won’t let Samsung have the spotlight for a minute. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Apple executive Phil Schiller slammed Android, the S4’s operating system, the day before their launch. “Android is often given a free replacement for a feature phone and the experience isn’t as good as an...
The NYPD Is Watching: Cameras Will Be Able To... →
NEW YORK — The ring of steel is expanding. New York City Police Department Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly announced a “major project” at a budget hearing on Tuesday to install license plate reader cameras “in every lane of traffic on all of the bridges and tunnels that serve as entrances and exits to Manhattan.” Soon, no one will be able to drive onto or off of the...
How the First Bitcoin Hedge Fund Approaches... →
An anonymous reader writes with a link to a story at Forbes about what’s said to the first Bitcoin hedge fund; the article goes into some of the details of how the (literally) valuable data is kept. A selection: “The private key itself is AES-256 encrypted. After exporting Bitcoin private keys from wallet.dat file, data is stored in a TrueCrypt container on three separate flash drives....
Bring On The Platform Wars! →
Writing software used to be so simple. A giant pain in the ass, mind you, but simple. You were a Microsoft developer, with binders full of Visual Studio CDs; you were a Java developer; you used the LAMP stack; or you worked with something proprietary from IBM or SAP or the like. Nowadays, though, while the tools and technologies we use have improved enormously…imagine, God forbid, that you’re...
Dear Evernote user, Evernote’s Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service. As a precaution to protect your data, we have decided to implement a password reset. Please read below for details and instructions. In our security...
Twitter's Jack Dorsey: 'I Learn A Lot From Justin... →
At the NYU Entrepreneur Festival tonight, Jack Dorsey, the founder of payments company Square and information network Twitter, spoke about the importance of design and having products resonate with people. At Square, all of those tiny details of the experience really add up, Dorsey says. They’re the details that people don’t perceive naturally, but they’re the ones that that...
Yahoo leaves ‘digital media’ image to promote... →
A rose by any other name… Digital media. It didn’t really mean much outside of offering content to people for consumption. Technically speaking, that’s what Yahoo has always done outside of search and email. It’s for this reason that the popular web portal’s move to branding itself as a “technology company” marks the second strange move they made in less than two weeks. The first, shifting away...
Apple Stock Just Crashed To A New Low →
It was an up day for the market and most technology stocks, but not for Apple. Apple stock fell another 2.5% to close at $430—its lowest closing price since the stock’s slide began last September. Apple is now down almost 40% from its peak. And for the first time in forever, anyone who has bought Apple in the past year and held it has lost money on it. What’s going on with...
Ask These Questions During The Job Interview To... →
It takes proper screening and careful analysis to hire talent who will excel at their job and fit into the company’s culture. The tricky part is the right person isn’t always the smartest or the one with the most experience, so it can be difficult to identify them during a short interview. In his book “Extreme Productivity,“ Robert C. Pozen, senior lecturer at Harvard...
IE 10: It's Not Just for Windows 8 Anymore →
In what could be a boost for Microsoft in the browser wars, the company on Tuesday began offering Internet Explorer 10 to Windows 7 users, giving them the same enhanced Web surfing features previously available only to those who had access to Windows 8. The company will automatically update Windows 7 users’ browsers in 95 languages over the next few weeks, beginning with those running the...
One Year Later, Instagram Triples To 100 Million... →
Well, that was fast. Almost a year after announcing that it had 27 million users, Instagram has surpassed the 100-million-user miletsone, according to the company’s blog. Over the last year, Instagram has continued to refine its already polished app, adding new filters and a Web feed for viewing photos in a browser rather than on a mobile device. The service remains well-loved among...
Google sends cake to Fancy to commemorate launch... →
Update: This article has been updated to correctly indicate that a cake was sent to Fancy from Apple, when it was actually sent by Google. Yeah so there was a miscommunication about this cake, and we have to take the blame here, sorry. It was Google, not Apple that sent a cake to Fancy to commemorate the launch of Google+ Sign-In, which yes, makes more sense. We talked to Google and they...
JAPANESE MINISTER: Our Country Will Never Stop... →
Japan’s fisheries minister said Tuesday his country will never stop hunting whales, despite fierce criticism from other nations and violent clashes at sea with militant conservationists. “I don’t think there will be any kind of an end for whaling by Japan,” Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told AFP in an exclusive interview. Hayashi, who took...
The Best Way To Save On Gas Could Be Changing The... →
Drivers are once again feeling the sting of high gas prices, with the average price of regular gas rising by 15 cents a gallon in the last week alone. While you can always drive around town looking for the cheapest gallon in your area, it’s also important to remember that your method of payment can make a big difference. We were reminded of this fact when Cumberland Farms, a chain of...
Hello, Facebook friends. I'm dead →
Dead? You can still stay in touch with friends and family. A new crop of startups will send prewritten e-mails and posts to Facebook or Twitter once you’re gone. One is considering a service that will tweet just like you would.