• Tumblr Users Protest New Image Size Change, Claiming It Broke GIFs And Photosets

    Tumblr Users Protest New Image Size Change, Claiming It Broke GIFs And Photosets

    Another change to a social networking site, another user-driven backlash. Nearly 50,000 Tumblr users have now signed a petition asking the Yahoo-owned blogging platform to reverse its decision to increase the image size requirements, claiming the changes have affected older images hosted on Tumblr, which are now stretched and blurred. Some portion of these angry users also went on a… Read More

  • BitPay Launches Bitcoin Checkout App For One Tap Payments

    BitPay Launches Bitcoin Checkout App For One Tap Payments

    In the latest move to bring bitcoin payments to the masses, BitPay is launching a new point-of-sale app, Bitcoin Checkout, for in-store payments. With the launch of the mobile checkout app at Money20/20 in Las Vegas, a bitcoin payment solution is now available in 40 languages and includes multi-employee checkout, tipping, and tip reporting. The checkout app is available for Android devices… Read More

  • Pillow Talk Lets You Send Your Heartbeat To Your Lover Remotely

    Pillow Talk Lets You Send Your Heartbeat To Your Lover Remotely

    Long distance relationships are hard. First, obviously, there’s the distance. Then there is the worrying, the fussing, and the concern that your significant other is going to movies without you. Fear and recrimination follow and anger results and things fall apart. Pillow Talk by LittleRiot hopes to solve that. Read More

  • Intel Capital Leads $35M Investment In Social Login Service Gigya

    Intel Capital Leads $35M Investment In Social Login Service Gigya

    Gigya, a company that helps online businesses and publishers manage customer logins, is announcing that it has raised $35 million in a funding round led by Intel Capital. CEO Patrick Salyer told me that this was a strategic investment from Intel. It’s too early to get specific about how the two companies plan to work together, he said, but on a broad level, Salyer argued that the idea… Read More

  • Ahoy, Space Pirates, Spend Your Booty On This Crazy Watch

    Ahoy, Space Pirates, Spend Your Booty On This Crazy Watch

    Arrr! Here be space pirates and where there are space pirates there is need of a $230,000 mechanical watch. Wild watch makers MB&F have just announced their MB&F HM6, a watch based on a 1970s cartoon called Capitaine Flam (Captain Flame). The bulbous watch is built of titanium alloy and you can tell the time using the little curved bulbs on one end of the piece. You can see more… Read More

  • Microsoft Teams Up With Dropbox

    Microsoft Teams Up With Dropbox

    Scoot over, OneDrive for Business. Today Microsoft and Dropbox announced a partnership that will see Dropbox better support Microsoft’s Office suite, and the latter better integrate into the product stack of the storage firm. The news comes after Box, another enterprise-facing storage firm, integrated with Office 365, Microsoft’s Office-as-a-service solution, and OneDrive improved… Read More

  • How The 49ers Are Using Beacons To Help You Find Hot Dogs And Beer

    How The 49ers Are Using Beacons To Help You Find Hot Dogs And Beer

    Enterprise Wi-Fi provider Aruba Networks officially lights up their homegrown beacon network and accompanying smartphone app at Levi’s Stadium today. After having been in “beta” mode for that last several months, the deployment now enables a host of location-based services for stadium goers like: quickly and accurately finding concessions, restrooms, and seats with the… Read More

  • First Data Debuts Clover Mobile, A Wireless, Tablet-Based Point-Of-Sale

    First Data Debuts Clover Mobile, A Wireless, Tablet-Based Point-Of-Sale

    Payment processor First Data today introduced a new, more portable point-of-sale system called Clover Mobile at the Money 20/20 conference being held now in Las Vegas. The handheld solution is an extension of the Clover brand. As you may recall, First Data debuted its first Clover-branded point-of-sale system aimed at small to medium-sized businesses in October 2013. That was also when First… Read More

  • Tinder’s Sean Rad Demoted From CEO, Will Serve As President And Board Member

    Tinder’s Sean Rad Demoted From CEO, Will Serve As President And Board Member

    Tinder’s parent company just swiped left on Sean Rad, who will step down as the company’s CEO, according to a report from Forbes. He is to remain with the company and serve as president of the company and will join as a member of the board. But he’s not out yet. Tinder and parent company IAC will soon start looking for a replacement CEO for the growing startup. Rad said in… Read More

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