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Mobile Minutes: Sprint, Kim Kardashian, Google, Snapchat

Sprint and Virgin Mobile USA announced phone plans today that will let you access only four of the most popular social media apps in the country.


Related Topix: Enterprise Mobile, Snapchat, Virgin Mobile USA

Thu Jul 31, 2014


Twitter Buys Password-Sharing Startup Mitro

Founded in 2012 by Adam Hilss, Mitro had raised $2.4 million in funding. The company's primary product is a web browser extension that allowed users to store and share passwords, and the company had been backed by Google Ventures and Matrix Partners.


Related Topix: Twitter


Virgin Mobile offers plans just for Facebook

A new plan on Virgin lets customers pay to use certain apps, brings free mobile Web access to Zambia, and Amazon is giving away $100 worth of Android apps.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

Seeking Alpha

This Google Opportunity Could Spell Serious Competition For Facebook

As I mulled over Google's Q2 earnings a few weeks ago, I couldn't help but think that Google is still missing a huge opportunity: helping more developers get discovered on the Google Apps have become big business for Google.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, AdMob, ITA Software, Enterprise Mobile, Widevine Technologies

Spalding Today

Denies assault at USA Chicken

A man of 39 has denied a racially aggravated assault by beating on Huseyin Yildiz at Spalding's USA Chicken takeaway.


Related Topix: Startups, AdMob

News Observer

Time Warner Cable accelerating Internet speeds for subscribers

Time Warner Cable plans to accelerate the Internet speeds it offers its Triangle subscribers – up to six times faster – at no additional cost next year.


Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, NaviSite

In El Dorado County

5 Hot Summer DIGITAL Trends to Plan For

We looked at Google data to see what's on the rise for summer . From the best BBQ to the most sunburned states, here's what's trending and what it might mean for your business.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Marketing, Buffalo, NY


Cloudify Aims To Automate Cloud ...

Cloudify introduced the 3.0 version of its cloud monitoring system this week, bringing together what had previously been two separate functions in managing cloud-based applications: orchestration and monitoring.


Related Topix: GigaSpaces Technologies

Wed Jul 30, 2014

One Surprising Challenge For Same-Day Delivery Services: Consumer Guilt

Buoyed by investor cash and an obvious and universal desire amongst consumers to save time, the past year has seen same-day delivery and shopping services such as WunWun , Postmates, and Google Shopping Express take off in cities around the country.


Related Topix: Wireless

JD Supra

Worn on the Sleeve

Watches that monitor sleep quality. Skullcaps that gauge head injury. An infant bodysuit that sends temperature and breathing updates to a mobile device.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law


Buying Madbits, Twitter Wants Image-Search Super Powers

To understand why Twitter just bought an artificial intelligence company called Madbits, it helps to watch a video where a modern day computer learns to play a 35-year-old video game.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Atari, Video Games, Software, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Business Journal

Google buys nine buildings, expanding its Mountain View empire

Google Inc., continuing to buy up property in its hometown, just paid $98.1 million on nine buildings in Mountain View.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, ITA Software, Widevine Technologies, AdMob, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

Why Streaming-Music Market Is Becoming So Popular

NEW YORK -- The streaming music industry continues to grow as companies find new ways to secure users and gain market share from the decline in CD sales.


Related Topix: TheStreetcom, Media, TheStreet, Computers, Online Music, T-Mobile

Christian Science Monitor

'Kill switch' tech cut iPhone thefts by 40 percent in San Francisco

Ever have your phone stolen? If so, it's likely you wished for a "kill switch," a button that would immediately disable your phone, rendering it useless to a thief and protecting your valuable data.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Google, Startups, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar


Google Opens Google Glass Basecamps

Google has set up three basecamps to help long-term Explorers, those new to the program, and those just interested in learning more about its first wearable tech.



HealthTap's Video Chatting Doctors Want to End Your WebMD Meltdowns

For Gutman and his colleagues in the world of health tech, this has become a running joke, a cheeky nod to just how far the human imagination can wander after a quick search of benign symptoms.


Related Topix: Medicine, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Medicare, Medicaid, Health

Social Media

Why Google Plus is the antisocial network

The first article was a hopeful but disappointed look into the ghost town known as Google+.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Linux, New York, Georgetown (Washington, DC), Social Software

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Paul Ryan's Poverty Plan: Why Are Liberals Ignoring the Criminal Justice Reform Aspect?

Type "Paul Ryan poverty" into Google and you'll turn up pages upon pages of recent news hits.


Related Topix: Prison

New York Magazine

Is a Medical Quack Living in Your Phone?

If you enter "health" as a search term in the Google Play store, the results stretch down forever: calorie counters; blood-pressure testers; a music-therapy app.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Rheumatology, Arthritis, Health, Diabetes, Sports

CNet News

Fake ID Flaw Puts Android Users at Risk

Bluebox Security reveals fundamental flaws in how Android validates the identity of app developers.


Related Topix: Android, Google, Startups, Widevine Technologies, AdMob


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