• Facebook Announces Stricter Guidelines For Research Studies On Its Users

    Facebook Announces Stricter Guidelines For Research Studies On Its Users

    After a study on whether emotional manipulation in the News Feed could make people sad turned into a PR disaster, Facebook has now set up a formal review process for pre-approving research on its users, and Research At Facebook website to centralize all the academic work done on its enormous data set. Facebook admitting to screwing up with the emotions study, explaining “We were… Read More

  • Lever Raises $10M From Matrix To Build An All-Encompassing Human Resources And Hiring Platform

    Lever Raises $10M From Matrix To Build An All-Encompassing Human Resources And Hiring Platform

    There are plenty of old-school software platforms for hiring and talent management like Taleo, which is owned by Oracle. But a new startup called Lever, backed with $10 million from Matrix Partners, thinks that it might be time for a change. They’ve built a full suite of human resources software that’s meant to help companies source, schedule, interview and manage their pipeline… Read More

  • WhoWeUse Launches A New App For Local Service Recommendations

    WhoWeUse Launches A New App For Local Service Recommendations

    WhoWeUse, a new mobile app delivering recommendations on local services from your social network, has just launched on iOS. As local services ratings and recommendation companies like Angie’s List make headlines thanks to rumors of a prospective sale to potential buyers like Amazon, Google, or Home Depot; it’s clear that companies still need a good referral for how to get at… Read More

  • This Emoji++ iOS Keyboard Might Be The Best Thing In The Universe

    This Emoji++ iOS Keyboard Might Be The Best Thing In The Universe

    Fine, my headline is an overstatement. But how can you not get excited about a much better emoji keyboard for your iPhone? Emoji++ doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel by adding a search engine for emojis, it is simply an improved layout compared to the default emoji keyboard. Instead of having to go through pages of emojis, the keyboard gives you a single scrolling list organized by… Read More

  • Facebook Officially Launches The Mobile Like Button

    Facebook Officially Launches The Mobile Like Button

    With much of the web moving inside native mobile apps, Facebook needed a way to get content from inside them into its walled garden. So after previewing it at f8 in April, Facebook today officially launched the mobile Like button and opened it to all iOS and Android developers to give their users a way to instantly share content to the News Feed from within apps. The mobile Like button can be… Read More

  • Metaio Launches The First Augmented Reality Plugin For Adobe InDesign

    Metaio Launches The First Augmented Reality Plugin For Adobe InDesign

    We first showed you Metaio’s Creator platform for easy integration of Augmented Reality into magazines, way back in 2011. The software, makes it easy for print designers to select imagery in their layouts and turn those images into AR markers to launch digital content when you view the final magazine page through special software or eyewear. It’s an interesting way to extend the… Read More

  • Navdy Raises $6.5M For Its In-Car Heads-Up Display Platform

    Navdy Raises $6.5M For Its In-Car Heads-Up Display Platform

    Hardware startup Navdy has raised a $6.5 million seed funding round for its connected car tech, which focuses on the heads-up display it created. The company had closed the funding officially before it ever began its pre-order campaign, which has netted the startup $2.4 million in committed orders since it began on August 5. The company closed the funding on August 1, and the round… Read More

  • Personalized News-Reading App Pipes Now Smartly Summarizes Articles, Without The Help Of Editors

    Personalized News-Reading App Pipes Now Smartly Summarizes Articles, Without The Help Of Editors

    A personalized news reading app, Pipes, is now offering summaries of news stories to save mobile readers time while trying to catch up on-the-go. This is a big shift for the app, which launched earlier this year to offer a more mainstream-friendly way of consuming news and other topical information from a variety of sources, without having to understand the technicalities of using RSS or… Read More

  • Locqus Launches To Equip Plumbers And Handymen With Technology

    Locqus Launches To Equip Plumbers And Handymen With Technology

    So you run a little plumbing company. You have a couple of plumbers. They’re good guys. You get a call for a job, and assign it to Jim who has car trouble but doesn’t phone back to the office to let you know. Now the customer is upset and her cat is still stuck in the drain pipe. When Jim finally arrives, the lady doesn’t have cash to pay Jim so she’ll mail you a check. Read More

  • Google Wants Mr. YouTube To Go To Washington (Or Vice Versa)

    Google Wants Mr. YouTube To Go To Washington (Or Vice Versa)

    Google is hoping to encourage legislators, lawmakers, elected representatives and others under the general category of nation-runners to use YouTube to spread their messages and speak to their constituencies and citizens. The company just launched YouTube for Government, a destination that’s designed to make the onboarding process easy for even the most out-of-touch members of… Read More