• Human Rights Groups Lambast Twitter For Banning Service That Tracked Politicians’ Deleted Tweets

    Human Rights Groups Lambast Twitter For Banning Service That Tracked Politicians’ Deleted Tweets

    Seventeen international human rights and transparency groups, including the Sunlight Foundation, EFF, Free Press, Open State Foundation, Human Rights Watch and others, are taking Twitter to task for its decision to ban the Politwoops tool last month, which was used to track politicians’ deleted tweets. Twitter had earlier banned the U.S. version of this tweet-tracking service in May… Read More

  • Videogram Offers Broadcasters New Ways To Engage Viewers Beyond Just YouTube

    Videogram Offers Broadcasters New Ways To Engage Viewers Beyond Just YouTube

    Cinemacraft, the Japan-U.S. company that provides interactive online video technologies, has launched a series of news tools aimed at giving broadcasters and brands new ways to boost engagement on their clips, beyond just relying on repositories like YouTube. Read More

  • BlackBerry Goes Shopping Again, Buys Good Technology

    BlackBerry Goes Shopping Again, Buys Good Technology

    BlackBerry pulled a surprise move this morning when it announced that it’s purchasing mobile device management vendor Good Technology for $425 million in cash. It signals that BlackBerry, which has lost most of its worldwide handset marketshare, is shifting its focus by expanding its mobile enterprise security platform. In a way, this shift makes sense, as BlackBerry has always been… Read More

  • Hipster Barbie Shows Us How Plastic We All Really Are On Social Media

    “Could I be any more authentic?!” Socality Barbie is an Instagram account that primarily pokes fun at the social media app’s “community” culture, but it also offers a broader commentary on how our culture is evolving in how we portray ourselves online. Authenticity on social media can be a tough trait to find. The culture on Instagram in particular has made… Read More

  • WhatsApp Hits 900M Monthly Users, Edges Closer To An Actual Business Model

    WhatsApp Hits 900M Monthly Users, Edges Closer To An Actual Business Model

    It’s WhatsApp monthly active user number update time, folks. The Facebook-owned messaging service, which doesn’t yet have a business model, has now crossed 900 million MAUs, as CEO, co-founder and (now) Facebook board member Jan Koum revealed on Facebook. (Of course.) Read More

  • Baidu’s Student Q&A App Zuoyebang Lands Investment From Sequoia and Legend Capital

    Baidu’s Student Q&A App Zuoyebang Lands Investment From Sequoia and Legend Capital

    Baidu, China’s largest search engine and an investor in Uber, is giving its Zuoyebang ‘after school’ service, which helps school students with their studies, wings of its own after it revealed that the business raised an undisclosed Series A funding round. Read More

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    SmartThings Debuts New Smart Home Hub, Sensors | Crunch Report

    Apple continues to strengthen smartphone market share in the US, AOL acquires Millenial Media for $238 million, Sphero collaborates with Disney to create a Star Wars BB-8 droid, Cat Street View highlights the most interesting attractions around Ono-michi City, Japan from a feline POV.

    SmartThings Debuts New Smart Home Hub, Sensors | Crunch Report
  • Samsung Gear S2 | Hands On

    Today Samsung released the next generation of their Gear lineup of smartwatches with the Gear S2. The new iteration is different from it's predecessor in that it sports a round watch face and also a turn-able bezel that activates menu controls for applications, widgets and more. Dave Ng, Product Manager at Samsung gave us a test drive of some of the new features.

  • Mozilla Drops First Public Preview Of Firefox For iOS

    Mozilla Drops First Public Preview Of Firefox For iOS

    Mozilla is beginning to preview its iOS Firefox browser, rolling it out today for testing in New Zealand, according to a company blog post. The goal is for the company to gather data so that they are able to bring Firefox for iOS to the App Store for the rest of the globe “later this year.” Firefox specified the goal of the preview in a blog post: Our goal is to create a… Read More

  • Now Kids Can Build Their Own HD Display With The Kano Screen Kit

    Now Kids Can Build Their Own HD Display With The Kano Screen Kit

    Kano‘s crazy cool educational PC is about to get a bit more visual. Kano CEO Alex Klein tweeted out that the company has launched a pre-order for an HD display kit. Kano, which raised a $15M Series A in May, has been aiming to create an invaluable educational experience for kids by helping them get acquainted with how computers work through putting the kit together. The Raspberry… Read More

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