Is the Surface 2 Selling Out?

Is the Surface 2 Selling Out?

Early this morning, Microsoft boasted that the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets are pre-selling like gangbusters. Behold this tweet from Microsoft’s Developer account:Clearly the first intention of that Tweet … [Read more...]

Instagr-Ads? Instagram Brings Advertisements to Feeds

Instagr-Ads? Instagram Brings Advertisements to Feeds

Confirming news that first broke last month, a little over an hour ago, a post on Instagram’s blog revealed that the photo-sharing social network owned by Facebook would soon be rolling out advertisements in its users … [Read more...]

Twitter Plans $1 Billion IPO, Showing User Growth But No Profits

Twitter Plans $1 Billion IPO, Showing User Growth But No Profits

In a first look at Twitter's S-1 filing (which was just made available to the public), we get our real first look at the business of Twitter.  Here's a few things we learned from the S-1:Twitter will be … [Read more...]

Adobe Hacked: 2.9 Million Customer Names, Encrypted Credit Card Data, and Source Code Stolen

Adobe Hacked: 2.9 Million Customer Names, Encrypted Credit Card Data, and Source Code Stolen

Adobe just revealed its network was recently compromised.  In terms of the information that was leaked: 2.9 million customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and “other information … [Read more...]

Alleged KitKat Screenshots Reveal Instagram-Style Photo Editing

Alleged KitKat Screenshots Reveal Instagram-Style Photo Editing

It’s been relatively easy (and fun!) for all us Android users to turn up our noses at the recent updates made to iOS7. “Oh, that looks like stuff that Android’s had for ages!” we scoff. Secretly we (okay, maybe just me) … [Read more...]

Samsung US Mobile Exec Departs the Company Without Making A Peep

Samsung US Mobile Exec Departs the Company Without Making A Peep

Kevin Packingham, Samsung's mobile chief product officer has quietly left the company according to The New York Times.  Packingham joined Samsung's US division in 2011, one year before the release of the Galaxy S III, … [Read more...]

Google Music for iOS Expected Later This Month, Finally

Google Music for iOS Expected Later This Month, Finally

If Google's strategy is to offer its apps and services across all platforms, it took the folks in the Google Music division a while to get the memo. It looks like it finally arrived, though -- according to sources for … [Read more...]

Circa Thinks Its Cracked the Code to Breaking News Better and More Efficiently

Circa Thinks Its Cracked the Code to Breaking News Better and More Efficiently

News app Circa is releasing a big update to its iOS app today that has been optimized for iOS 7 in the form of version 2, and alongside the updated iOS app comes an Android version as well.  I spoke with Circa co-founder … [Read more...]

Snapchat Unveils ‘Stories': Rolling 24-Hour Photo & Video Streams

Snapchat Unveils ‘Stories': Rolling 24-Hour Photo & Video Streams

Snapchat's claim to fame has been the private nature of messages sent between users. Someone sending a photo or video can set a time limit for viewing and, when that time limit expires, the photo or video self-destructs. … [Read more...]

Forget Waiting on the Street, Use Gett to Book Your Ride In Advance

Forget Waiting on the Street, Use Gett to Book Your Ride In Advance

Gett, formerly known as GetTaxi, today is announcing that it is introducing a brand new feature into its app: the ability to book future rides.  We first covered Gett's launch back in early August when its "G-Cars" … [Read more...]

New Report Reveals ‘Project Smith,’ a 3D Smartphone by Amazon

New Report Reveals ‘Project Smith,’ a 3D Smartphone by Amazon

According to information obtained by TechCrunch and an anonymous post on Y Combinator Hacker News, Amazon is currently in the process of developing not one but two smartphones under the company's so called "Project B" … [Read more...]

Facebook and Cisco Give Free Customer Wi-Fi at Businesses

Facebook and Cisco Give Free Customer Wi-Fi at Businesses

While more and more businesses offer up free Wi-Fi when you drop in for a visit—say, when you’re getting your car’s oil change, or you stop by a café for a cup of coffee—the process of getting your device on the … [Read more...]