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  • LinkedIn-Owned Email Widget Rapportive Is About To Get Less Useful

    LinkedIn-Owned Email Widget Rapportive Is About To Get Less Useful

    All good things must come to an end. Rapportive, the fantastically helpful email widget which jazzed up your Gmail sidebar with rich contact information pulled from LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and more, is getting its first big revamp following its acquisition by LinkedIn in 2012. And frankly, it’s not all good news. Read More

  • Outbrain Raises $35M In Series D Funding For Content Discovery Platform

    Outbrain Raises $35M In Series D Funding For Content Discovery Platform

    Today, content discovery platform Outbrain is announcing it has secured $35 million in Series D funding in a round led by Index Ventures. Existing investors Carmel Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participated in the round. As a part of the deal, Dominique Vidal, partner at Index Ventures, will join the company’s Board of Directors. Read More

  • Released Sony Bravia SDK means widgets are coming

    Who hasn’t sat in front of their HDTV thinking about wonderful little apps that could float on top of live TV all widget-like: weather, RSS feeds, webcams, sports scores, anything. Now Sony has released the SDK for its Japanese Bravia TVs with the hope that developers will create such apps. Samsung high-end LCDs have had a similar functionality but Sony is taking it to another… Read More

  • iPhone Death Watch

    Those pranksters at PC Mag have come up with a completely scientific methodology that predicts when your iPhone will bite the dust. Cuz, you know, you can’t replace the battery on your own. The iPhone is slated to hold 80 percent of a charge after 400 charges, but I think the foul weather has caused our friends to eat some mushrooms and they’re boosting that number to 450 cycles. Read More

  • Geek Proposes Via Dashboard Widget

    Some would call this a story of love between two geeks. Apparently, some dork who goes by the username “Bjorn” on Flickr proposed to his girl by coding out a custom Dashboard widget. Shaped like a ring box, the widget has an image of a diamond engagement ring and the message “Jennifer Christensen Will You marry me?” He told her to hit F12 and the rest is history. Awwww. Read More