• Microsoft’s Keyboard Obsession

    Microsoft’s Keyboard Obsession

    Microsoft has a little problem and it’s time we all admitted it. We have to gather the family in the living room, sit Microsoft down in the comfy chair and have a little heart to heart. Everybody can see it, except Microsoft — and it could be time for an intervention. It’s the keyboard thing, Microsoft. Enough already. Design your software to take advantage of a touch screen. Read More

  • Storytelling In The Digital Media Age

    Storytelling In The Digital Media Age

    I often get asked why a Harvard neuropsychiatrist spends so much time talking about emotions and the brain in front of media and marketing research experts. The answer is that we live in an increasingly competitive world, and relying on what consumers tell us is incomplete, and in many cases just plain inaccurate. Read More

  • New Data Shows Mobile Data Consumption Skyrocketing Following Snapchat Discover’s Launch

    New Data Shows Mobile Data Consumption Skyrocketing Following Snapchat Discover’s Launch

    Word has it that last month’s launch of Snapchat’s “Discover” feature, which connects the messaging app’s users to news stories and other media packaged in a way that’s ideal for consumption in quick bursts, has been driving millions of pageviews per day for its publishing partners. But the evidence pointing to Discover’s popularity has been… Read More

  • Atlassian’s Stash Data Center Comes Out Of Beta, Brings Git To The Enterprise

    Atlassian’s Stash Data Center Comes Out Of Beta, Brings Git To The Enterprise

    After a few months of public beta testing, Atlassian today officially launched Stash Data Center, its Git-based, code-management service for enterprises. The service allows businesses to run Git on a server cluster that can support a large number of developers. The largest beta deployment, the company tells me, supported about 12,000 developers. Read More

  • Google’s Pichai Talks Up Magic Leap’s AR But Says “It’ll Take Some Time”

    Google’s Pichai Talks Up Magic Leap’s AR But Says “It’ll Take Some Time”

    Google SVP Sundar Pichai has given a few hints about what value Google sees in Magic Leap, the very well financed augmented reality startup that Mountain View led a $542 million investment round in last year, and which Pichai also sits on the board of. Read More

  • Android Pay Is Real, And Will Give Developers The Reins As An API

    Android Pay Is Real, And Will Give Developers The Reins As An API

    Google’s Sundar Pichai essentially used today’s Mobile World Congress keynote to let the cat out of the bag for a whole host of interesting Google projects, including Android Pay, a new mobile payments framework that will look to succeed where Google Wallet failed. This time, they’ll be mostly leaving the apps themselves to developers, and Android Pay is intended primarily as… Read More

  • Withings Launches Android Support For Activité And Activité Pop

    Withings Launches Android Support For Activité And Activité Pop

    Withings has just broadened the reach of its smart watches, the Activité and the Activité Pop, as the Android version of the Withings HealthMate app now integrates with the new hardware. Withings launched the Activité line last year with a hope to bring a new look to the smart watch space. Read More

  • Former NFL Player Becomes Entrepreneur For Social Good

    Former NFL Player Becomes Entrepreneur For Social Good

    A six-foot, 185 pound NFL cornerback isn’t the type of tech co-founder expected to be pitching venture capitalists for seed money. Until now. Tech entrepreneur Reggie Howard played seven years in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins, until it was time to transition out and take the next step in his life. For most pro athletes the transition is difficult, Howard said… Read More

  • Apple-IBM Partnership Sprouts Latest Set Of Apps At Mobile World Congress

    Apple-IBM Partnership Sprouts Latest Set Of Apps At Mobile World Congress

    When Apple and IBM announced a partnership last year, more than a few jaws dropped, but the two have been working together to create a new wave of enterprise-friendly apps — and announced the latest round to come out of the affiliation today at Mobile World Congress. At first glance, the meeting of these two companies may seem a case of technology making strange bedfellows, but they… Read More

  • Apple Adds Vehicles To Its List Of Activities In Switzerland, Tim Cook Demurs On Car Rumors

    Apple Adds Vehicles To Its List Of Activities In Switzerland, Tim Cook Demurs On Car Rumors

    Apple has added language to legal documents (via 9to5Mac) regarding the scope of its company activities to include vehicles, with a generic description that includes automobiles, bicycles, rail, ships, aircraft and more. The specific details aren’t that important, and these are usually made as broad as possible to provide ample legal cover, but the fact that Apple’s lawyers have… Read More

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