• Microsoft Gives Developers More Ways To Integrate With Office 365

    Microsoft Gives Developers More Ways To Integrate With Office 365

    At TechEd Europe in Barcelona today, Microsoft announced the launch of a number of new APIs for Office 365, as well as new Office 365 SDKs for iOS and Android. The new APIs were previously only available in preview. With the Office 365 APIs for mail, files, calendar and contacts, developers will be able to interact with Microsoft’s Office suite directly from their own applications. Read More

  • Jack Ma’s AliPay Might Partner With Apple Pay

    Jack Ma’s AliPay Might Partner With Apple Pay

    Jack Ma and Tim Cook both repeatedly teased a possible partnership between The Paypal-like AliPay and Apple Pay in two separate talks while on stage at the Wall Street Journal Digital conference in Laguna Beach, California this evening. Cook joked with the WSJ’s editor-in-chief Gerard Baker that he was going to go discuss a marriage between AliPay and Apple Pay after his talk. He said… Read More

  • BigPanda Wants To Bring Order To IT Alerts Madness

    BigPanda Wants To Bring Order To IT Alerts Madness

    Today we have monitoring tools generating logs and logs of data flowing into our data centers, letting us know everything that’s happening down to a detailed level. That’s a good thing, right? Not necessarily, because the more information we need to sift through, the more overwhelming it becomes and the more impossible it becomes for humans to track. BigPanda asserts that it can… Read More

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: Apple Pay Activated 1M Cards In 72 Hours

    Apple CEO Tim Cook: Apple Pay Activated 1M Cards In 72 Hours

    This evening at a Wall Street Journal technology conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that in its first 72 hours, Apple Pay activated 1 million cards. That figure indicates that Apple Pay is picking up traction outside of the technology, early-adopter set. Apple Pay competes with rival offerings from Google, among others, alongside traditional payment methods. Paying for goods with your… Read More

  • T-Mobile CEO John Legere Says Without The iPhone, A Carrier “Is Shit”

    T-Mobile CEO John Legere Says Without The iPhone, A Carrier “Is Shit”

    It probably goes without saying, but: carriers love them some iPhones. For anyone who comes into the store with an iPhone in mind, the two-year contracts pretty much write themselves. Carrier execs would rarely speak too bluntly about that fact, though; Apple is already chipping away at their stronghold (see: Apple taking app distribution out of the carrier’s hands, things like Apple… Read More

  • India’s Answer To Uber, Ola Takes $210M Led By Softbank At $1B Valuation

    India’s Answer To Uber, Ola Takes $210M Led By Softbank At $1B Valuation

    SoftBank is doubling down on India, quite literally. The Japanese tech powerhouse, flush with billions from its extremely lucrative Alibaba investment, is today confirming that it has led a $210 million investment in Ola, an Uber-style service in India that aims to use technology to shake up and dominate the car-for-hire and wider transportation market in the country. The news comes at the… Read More

  • India’s Snapdeal Snaps Up $627M Led By SoftBank To Supercharge Its Marketplace

    India’s Snapdeal Snaps Up $627M Led By SoftBank To Supercharge Its Marketplace

    A big day for e-commerce startups in India, and a double boom for Japan’s SoftBank. Snapdeal, founded four years ago as a marketplace for third party retailers in India to sell goods online, has raised an additional $627 million from SoftBank Internet and Media to continue building out its business in the country, both organically and through acquisitions. It’s thought to be… Read More

  • Kim Kardashian West On Oversharing, Adopting New Platforms, And BlackBerry

    Kim Kardashian West On Oversharing, Adopting New Platforms, And BlackBerry

    If you told a random member of the tech media a year ago that one of the biggest names interviewed by Kara Swisher at her own conference in 2014 would be Kim Kardashian West, you’d probably receive a dumb look and a quick dismissal. Yet that’s exactly what happened at today’s Code/Mobile conference, where the reality TV and social media star reflected on the role of mobile… Read More

  • Wealthfront Closes A Big New Round As Competitors Crowd The Wealth Management Market

    Wealthfront Closes A Big New Round As Competitors Crowd The Wealth Management Market

    The automated wealth management firms (known as “robo-advisors”) that are bringing algorithmically enhanced services to the stodgy world of retirement planning are gearing up to go Terminator as competition intensifies. In what’s sure to be the first shot in a salvo of big new rounds for these (no-longer) startups, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Wealthfront has raised roughly… Read More

  • Twitter’s Next Targets For Monetization Are Logged-Out And Casual Visitors

    Twitter’s Next Targets For Monetization Are Logged-Out And Casual Visitors

    Twitter reported 284 million average monthly active users in its Q3 earnings today, but with growth down over the last month, the company diverted attention away from MAUs during its call by focusing on another, much bigger number: that of Twitter visitors who are either “logged out” or not registered at all. “Are they monetiseable?” CTO Anthony Noto rhetorically asked. Read More

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