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  • Foursquare, Via Button, Now Lets You Order An Uber Directly In The App

    Foursquare, Via Button, Now Lets You Order An Uber Directly In The App

    Foursquare and Uber are teaming up, with the help of mobile deep-linking startup Button, to offer Foursquare users a button within the app to call an Uber. The idea is that, as you look up restaurants or fun destinations on the Foursquare app, you could also execute on that plan far more easily with a button directly inside the app. For users without the Uber app installed, a discount will… Read More

  • Button Raises $12 Million From Redpoint To Deep Link All Your Apps

    Button Raises $12 Million From Redpoint To Deep Link All Your Apps

    Button believes that by understanding a user’s intent it can offer more meaningful interactions between a whole bunch of different commerce-based apps. One example co-founder and CEO Michael Jaconi likes to use is that, if Button knows you’ve booked a restaurant reservation on one app, it can notify you when it’s time to leave and offer to book you an Uber to help you get there. Read More

  • Button Wants To Bring Loyalty Rewards To The On-Demand Economy

    Button Wants To Bring Loyalty Rewards To The On-Demand Economy

    Imagine you’re an executive running a multi-billion dollar e-commerce business and you have figured out ways to keep customers on your site and prompt them to make purchases a couple of times a year. Now imagine if you could bring those same tools to businesses that have monthly, weekly, or even daily transactions from customers to boost usage even further. Read More

  • Apple Launches Replacement Program For Faulty iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Buttons

    Apple Launches Replacement Program For Faulty iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Buttons

    Apple has launched a new program to help iPhone 5 owners affected by a fault that may render their sleep/wake button ineffective or unresponsive. The problem affects what Apple calls “a small percentage” of iPhone 5s made from March 2013 on, Apple says, and you can find out if yours qualifies and apply for the replacement hardware by inputting your iPhone’s serial number at… Read More

  • Should You Push The Zen Button? Mu.

    When the nun Chiyono studied Zen under Bukko of Engaku she was unable to attain the fruits of meditation for a long time. At last one moonlit night she put a single blue button into an aluminum case and connected it to a simple USB controller. When she pressed the button Chiyono was set free! Read More

  • Thanko's Spy Button Camera gets an upgrade

    Tokyo-based USB gadget maker Thanko gave us a video camera button last July, which was basically a mini camera for your shirt or jacket that could be used for secretly recording video. And today the company started selling the second version [JP] of the Spy Button Camera whose main new feature is the sound recording function. Read More

  • Button: An iPhone Game That Just May Make You Better At Your Job

    Fans of the television show Lost will remember that a big part of season 2 revolved around the pushing of a button. Every 108 minutes you had to enter numbers and push the button or the world might end, was the line of thought. Of course, as time went on, people started to wonder if it wasn’t just some psychological experiment. A new iPhone game that involves pushing a button, is a… Read More