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The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Secret Shuts Down

    Secret Shuts Down

    [Update: Secret has confirmed it will shut down and give investors back their money] Anonymous sharing app Secret will shut down soon, according to sources close to the company. The announcement could be made as soon as today or tomorrow, and there’s some talk of current employees receiving modest severance packages. Having raised $35 million, it’s unlikely that the company is out… Read More

  • Microsoft Makes It Easier For Developers To Bring Their Android And iOS Apps To Windows 10

    Microsoft Makes It Easier For Developers To Bring Their Android And iOS Apps To Windows 10

    Today as expected, Microsoft announced that developers will be able to more easily bring their Android applications to Windows devices. The company said developers will be able to “reuse nearly all the Java and C++ code from an Android phone app to create apps for phones running Windows 10.” Developers will also be able to recycle their Objective-C apps for iOS using new tools… Read More

  • Microsoft Expects 1 Billion Windows 10 Devices In 2-3 Years

    Microsoft Expects 1 Billion Windows 10 Devices In 2-3 Years

    At its Build developer conference today, Microsoft announced that it expects Windows 10, its forthcoming operating system, to run on one billion devices in two to three years. That’s the idea, at least. The goal is reasonable, given the company’s decision to offer Windows 10 to current Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users for free, for a year. That, combined with the normal PC sales cycle… Read More

  • Periscope Saw Over 1 Million Sign-Ins During Its First 10 Days

    Periscope Saw Over 1 Million Sign-Ins During Its First 10 Days

    Twitter today gave the first official news about the growth of its live-streaming video acquisition Periscope, with CEO Dick Costolo saying more than 1 million people signed in to the app in the first 10 days after its official launch on March 26. The public is closely watching Periscope’s growth, as it’s in a heated battle with independent competitor Meerkat for the mobile… Read More

  • Fetch Lets You Buy, Book Or Schedule Anything From Your Apple Watch

    Fetch Lets You Buy, Book Or Schedule Anything From Your Apple Watch

    A number of startups, including Magic, Operator and GoButler, are focusing on fulfilling customers’ commerce-related requests which are sent in via mobile app or SMS requests. But today, rival mobile shopping assistant Fetch is tackling a new platform with the release of its Apple Watch app. Now more of a mobile “concierge,” Fetch will allow Watch owners to order any… Read More

  • Google Turns On Google Now Cards For 70 New Apps

    Google Turns On Google Now Cards For 70 New Apps

    Google Now has been expanding the range and variety of its Google Now cards, with 40 third-party partners unveiled in January. Seventy are being added to the Google app on Android today, bringing the total pool of Now partners up to 110. Some marquee partners from the new group include Zipcar, which will now display¬†upcoming end times for reservations so that you can remember to get it back… Read More

  • Mode Media Combines Its Websites Under A New Social News App

    Mode Media Combines Its Websites Under A New Social News App

    The digital media company formerly known as Glam is launching a new product today for finding curated stories in topics like entertainment, food and fashion. The website (namely, Mode.com) and the mobile app (called Mode Stories) will allow users to follow more than 10,000 “editors, critics journalists, video producers and experts” — based on the topics and users you follow… Read More

  • This Is The LG G4

    This Is The LG G4

    The LG G4 is here, and as previewed, it does indeed feature a leather back, designed for comfort and durability according to the company. The smartphone has some serious bona fides when it comes to hardware specs, including a quad HD (1440 x 2560) 5.5-inch screen which uses new “quantum display” tech for better color reproduction, a completely redesigned camera with a larger… Read More

  • SoundCloud Opens Its Podcasting Features To Everyone

    SoundCloud Opens Its Podcasting Features To Everyone

    SoundCloud has been beta testing its podcasting features with a private group since 2011, but today it’s finally letting everyone in. The SoundCloud podcasting features come in multiple tiers, including one free and two paid options. They challenge existing industry leaders, including Libsyn, as well as provide the RSS hooks necessary to also publish to iTunes and get picked up by… Read More

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