2013

  • Google’s Top 2013 Search Terms In Asia Hint At Online Trends That Might Go Global

    Google’s Top 2013 Search Terms In Asia Hint At Online Trends That Might Go Global

    2013 might be remembered as the year Asian companies started making an undeniable impact on consumer Internet habits around the world. For example, just back in January, MG Siegler warned TechCrunch readers that “trying to suggest that Samsung is not one of the most important companies in technology is increasingly folly.” Now it’s the world’s leading mobile maker… Read More

  • Disrupt NY Hackathon Hardware Find: Robots!

    Disrupt NY Hackathon Hardware Find: Robots!

    The floor at Disrupt’s NY Hackathon is filled mostly with people working on software projects, but there were also some interesting hardware endeavors underway. One in particular caught my eye: a robot built from open-source components build to help anyone subject their app or device to strenuous, physical testing in a non-simulated environment. Read More

  • Innovation: Where Can We Go From Here? A Lot Of Places, Actually

    Innovation: Where Can We Go From Here? A Lot Of Places, Actually

    Just when you think that we’ve innovated all that we can, something new comes along and completely blows our mind. It could be an advancement in hardware, software or just a new way of thinking of things. Humans are pretty resilient when it comes to thinking up new things to tinker with and making our lives easier. This year was pretty awesome when it comes to innovation, and not the… Read More

  • Samsung Reportedly Targeting 510M Phone Sales In 2013, Including 390M Smartphones

    Samsung Reportedly Targeting 510M Phone Sales In 2013, Including 390M Smartphones

    Samsung is looking to move around 20 percent more mobile phones in 2013 than it did in 2012, according to a new report from The Korea Times. The Korean electronics firm wants to ship 510 million phones in the New Year, which exceeds the 420 million it projected for 2012. The 2013 increase adds anticipated holiday sales to its existing 288 million total devices sold through September. Around… Read More

  • Microsoft Opens Registration For Imagine Cup 2013, Doubles Prize Money to $300K

    Microsoft Opens Registration For Imagine Cup 2013, Doubles Prize Money to $300K

    Microsoft has organized its Imagine Cup student technology competition for the last 10 years and today, the company opened registration for the 2013 edition of this event. Students ages 16 and older can now register for their national events and the winners of these local events will be flown to St. Petersburg, Russia, where the worldwide finals will take place from July 8 to 11. For this… Read More