• Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli

    Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli

    Whoops. Welcome to literal fait accompli. A short, unfinished blog listed as written by Microsoft corporate vice president Rajesh Jha hit the RSS wires earlier today. Here’s what it looked like:   It led to the following URL: http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2014/11/25/microsoft-acquires-acompli/. In case you missed it, the URL slug says “Microsoft Acquires… Read More

  • 9 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    9 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    It’s been a shorter week because we’re heading out early for Thanksgiving festivities, but a newsworthy one nonetheless. We give you our best stories of the week (11/22-11/26). Read More

  • The Snowden Effect, Quantified

    The Snowden Effect, Quantified

    The failure of the USA Freedom Act in the Senate earlier this month was a disappointment to many in favor of reforming the National Security Agency. The bill, far from perfect, and certainly incomplete in its scope was thought of by some as a possible first step. To others, it was a way for Congress to pass something that merely looked like reform. It didn’t advance after a procedural… Read More

  • Jigglist Lets You Find Places For Meetups Without Leaving Your Group Chat

    Jigglist Lets You Find Places For Meetups Without Leaving Your Group Chat

    Jigglist is a group chat app centered around finding places to go that are appropriate for the group that will attend. Read More

  • How To Opt Out Of Twitter’s New Thing That Tracks Which Apps You Install

    How To Opt Out Of Twitter’s New Thing That Tracks Which Apps You Install

    Twitter is now keeping track of which apps you have on your phone, and sending that data back to the mothership (birds nest?) Here’s how to turn it off. Read More

  • Twitter’s New App Tracking Capabilities To Help Personalize User Experience, Benefit Advertisers

    Twitter’s New App Tracking Capabilities To Help Personalize User Experience, Benefit Advertisers

    Starting today, Twitter users on iOS and Android devices will be alerted to a change in the type of data the social network is collecting on them, and will be offered the option to opt-out by adjusting their settings. The data in question is a list of the apps you have installed on your mobile device – a collection of data Twitter is calling the “app graph.” The company… Read More

  • Razor Crazy Cart | Hands On

    Gift Guide: The Razor Crazy Cart

    While I did say that the Razor Crazy Cart was, well, crazy, it’s well worth a closer look if you have the space and safety equipment to send your kids careening around your driveway at about twenty miles per hour. That’s right: this is your dream go-kart from the folks who made the Razor scooters and, if you have the space and helmets it’s the best fun your kids will have… Read More

  • Cooling Tablet Market Turns To Low-End Devices For Growth

    Cooling Tablet Market Turns To Low-End Devices For Growth

    Never in tech history have so many bought so much in such a short time. There was a memorable tweet sent in the final days before the first iPad was released: Someone in tech — and I forget their name and can’t find the tweet, sadly — noted in less than 140 characters that they were about to embark on their last weekend before they would never have to have another without… Read More

  • Quikkly Wants To Be A Better QR Code

    Quikkly Wants To Be A Better QR Code

    You’ve all used a QR code, right? Those weird-looking barcodes you’re supposed to scan using a mobile to open a related web link. Nope? I thought not. For one reason or another, the technology, which was originally developed for the automotive industry to track parts in vehicle manufacturing, has never really gained critical mass from a consumer point of view. Enter Quikkly… Read More

  • Applause Raises $765K From Salesforce CEO For Its Revamped Weight Loss App

    Applause Raises $765K From Salesforce CEO For Its Revamped Weight Loss App

    If you’re worried about blowing your diet over the holidays – or perhaps, thinking about making a New Year’s resolution to “eat healthy” (you know, again) – an app called Applause, now seed funded by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, may help. The startup aims to bring to market a more lightweight food and activity tracking service combined with virtual… Read More

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