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  • 500px Co-Founder And Former CEO Ousted From The Startup

    500px Co-Founder And Former CEO Ousted From The Startup

    Toronto’s 500px photo portfolio site and marketplace is undergoing some major changes, as co-founder Oleg Gutsol is out from the company he started. The executive shared the information on Facebook on Monday, saying that he was “ousted from the company that [he] created by the people [he] trusted most.” It’s impossible to see this as a move that was reached equitably… Read More

  • Apple Lets You Preserve Your Musical Taste With A U2 Album Removal Tool

    Apple Lets You Preserve Your Musical Taste With A U2 Album Removal Tool

    Apple listens to user feedback, which is evident by the introduction of a new tool that lets users remove the U2 album Songs of Innocence from their iTunes library entirely (via 9to5Mac). The album was given away to all of the over 500 million iTunes registered users as part of Apple’s new iPhone 6 launch last week. But some users (like our own Matt Burns) weren’t thrilled to find… Read More

  • Netflix Is Available In France, But It Still Needs Work

    Netflix Is Available In France, But It Still Needs Work

    French readers, Netflix is here! But don’t get too excited; it’s an imperfect launch. After an astute media campaign to put Netflix under the spotlight, the unlimited movie and TV show streaming service is available for everyone to see. And with a limited catalog, a limited availability on set-top boxes and a limited set of features compared to its competitors, it’s going to be… Read More

  • Flickr Announces “20 Under 20″ Collection Of Young Photographers

    Flickr Announces “20 Under 20″ Collection Of Young Photographers

    In an effort to promote young artists using its service, Flickr has put together a collection of 20 artists under the age of 20 who have shown exceptional talent in their early work. Users can choose their favorite photographers from the group and nominate their work in three different categories: creativity, technical skills, and strength of overall portfolio. Read More

  • Kobo Aura H2O Review: Weather Resistance And A Great Screen Combine For Ultimate E-Reading

    Kobo Aura H2O Review: Weather Resistance And A Great Screen Combine For Ultimate E-Reading

    Kobo has introduced a new e-reader, and the device offers all your typical generational improvements, including faster page turning and a high-resolution display for crisp text. But it also brings a degree of waterproofing to the device, which means it’s better able to handle a trip to the beach, or a surprise rainstorm. All improvements taken together make the Kobo Aura H2O my… Read More

  • Amazon Brings Prime Instant Video To All Android Phones In US, UK And Germany

    Amazon Brings Prime Instant Video To All Android Phones In US, UK And Germany

    Amazon announced this morning that it’s bringing its Prime Instant Video streaming service to all Android phones in the U.S., U.K. and Germany through an update to the Amazon app for Android. After installing the new version of the mobile application, users will be able to not only shop from their phones as before, but will also have access to the “tens of thousands” of TV… Read More

  • Hackathon Kicks Off | TC Disrupt SF 2014

    The Disrupt SF Hackathon Has Begun

    The hackathon at Disrupt SF just kicked off, and the tables at Pier 48 (Disrupt’s new, bigger home) are already full of busy coders. Teams have a little less than 24 hours to build some cool products and prototypes, which they’ll present tomorrow morning, competing for a variety of prizes for judges who will be rating all of the presentations. Read More

  • Publishers Push For EC To Reject Almunia’s Google Antitrust Proposal

    Publishers Push For EC To Reject Almunia’s Google Antitrust Proposal

    The long-running saga involving a European investigation into Google over alleged antitrust violations has taken another turn: today a group of European publishers have come out urging the European Commission, which must approve the proposals made by European Commission Vice-President Joaquín Almunia, to reject them and go back to the drawing board for more research and further proposals… Read More

  • Vice Media Confirms Another $250M Investment, From New Investor TCV

    Vice Media Confirms Another $250M Investment, From New Investor TCV

    Late last month Vice Media confirmed it was selling a $250 million state to TV group A&E Networks, valuing the company at $2.5 billion. It’s now added a second $250 million investment, this time from Silicon Valley VC firm Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). The New York Times reports that each of the two investments are for around a 10 per cent stake in the company, meaning the… Read More

  • Rdio’s Redesigned Desktop, Web And Mobile Apps Put The Focus On Free Radio

    Rdio’s Redesigned Desktop, Web And Mobile Apps Put The Focus On Free Radio

    Streaming music startup Rdio is overhauling its look across platforms, and adding more robust personalization features powered by its own growing in-house music intelligence data science team. The new Rdio also puts its free radio experience front and center, and the company wants users to know it’s one of the only places out there to go for free, streaming cross-platform radio with over… Read More