• Google Maps Adds Curated Restaurant Recommendations In NYC, San Francisco And London

    Google Maps Adds Curated Restaurant Recommendations In NYC, San Francisco And London

    Google Maps on Android is getting an upgrade today that will make the app, often used for getting directions or accessing business information, a better guide to local restaurants, too – at least in select cities. With an expanded feature set that focuses on offering recommendations, along with ways to filter listings by time of day, vibe (like “family-friendly” or… Read More

  • Lyft Line’s Express Re-Route Feature Aims To Get You Where You’re Going Faster

    Lyft Line’s Express Re-Route Feature Aims To Get You Where You’re Going Faster

    Lyft has quietly added a new feature to Lyft Line, its service that lets passengers share rides with other people heading their same direction for a lower price, called Express Re-route. With this new feature, which officially rolled out exactly one week ago, Lyft Line may reassign you to a driver with a passenger whose route more closely aligns with yours. Read More

  • Verizon Is Changing Its Logo, Too

    Verizon Is Changing Its Logo, Too

    According to AdAge, our corporate overlord Verizon will be introducing a new logo this week. Proving that we have little or nothing to do with AOL or Verizon really, this was also news to us. Read More

  • The Weirdness Of The Huawei Watch

    The Weirdness Of The Huawei Watch

    As a watch obsessive you can’t help but look at the new Huawei Watch and chortle knowingly. Announced a few months ago at MWC, the product lay dormant until now and our poor brothers at Engadget, forced to go to IFA, have some shots. They are very weird. Read More

  • Snapchat Hires A New Growth Lead

    Snapchat Hires A New Growth Lead

    Snapchat has hired a new growth lead from Facebook as it continues its trek to becoming one of the most valuable social networking companies in the world. Anthony Pompliano, a product manager that led growth and engagement for Facebook pages, has joined the company to lead Snapchat’s growth team, he said in a tweet earlier today. Snapchat confirmed the hire, saying Pompliano will be… Read More

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    Bitcoin: Coming To A Block Near You | Bullish

    Sonny Singh of Bitpay helped us dig into the current commercial side of bitcoin: Is the pace of adoption accelerating, is bitcoin’s community itself becoming stronger, and, of course, where do both Bitpay and Sonny land in the Great Block Size Debate. Developers, activists, and fans alike are currently wrangling with how to make decisions concerning the future of bitcoin’s core zeroes and ones, while also allowing for its decentralized nature to remain its soul.

    Bitcoin: Coming To A Block Near You | Bullish
  • Windows 10 Picks Up Global Market Share Following Debut, Finds Quick Adoption By Gamers

    Windows 10 Picks Up Global Market Share Following Debut, Finds Quick Adoption By Gamers

    Windows 10 has completed a full month in the market following its formal release, meaning that we have new data to parse regarding its in-market performance. There are several figures to consider: Adoption by gamers, a power-user subset; usage share, as measured by StatCounter; and market share from NetMarketShare. Read More

  • Google Classroom Launches Chrome Extension So Teachers Can Instantly Share Links With The Entire Class

    Google Classroom Launches Chrome Extension So Teachers Can Instantly Share Links With The Entire Class

    Google calls Classroom a “mission control for teachers,” allowing them to access all of Google Apps for Education within one central place. Teachers can use the product to chat with students, help students with their work and keep track of the daily goings on in the classroom. Today, the product is introducing something really nifty that will allow a teacher to share a link… Read More

  • Google Docs Gets Voice Typing, Templates, Smart Sheets And More

    Google Docs Gets Voice Typing, Templates, Smart Sheets And More

    “Get ’em while they’re young” is a battle cry for every company. The younger your users are, the more you can evolve with them over time and keep them locked in to using your products. When I was in school (old person voice), Apple had a huge presence by doing educational partnerships which was ridiculously smart for branding. The hope was that kids would go home and… Read More

  • Bubl’s Spherical Video Camera Gets Samsung Backing

    Bubl’s Spherical Video Camera Gets Samsung Backing

    Canadian startup Bubl, maker of a 360-degree camera for capturing spherical panoramas, has closed a $3.5 million (CDN$4.6 million) seed round, led by Samsung Ventures and J-Tech Capital, with other unnamed investors also participating in the round. Read More

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