BlackBerry Reportedly Looking to Go Private In Turnaround Efforts

BlackBerry Reportedly Looking to Go Private In Turnaround Efforts

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins along with the BlackBerry Board of Directors are reportedly considering the possibility of paying off shareholders and structuring a private equity deal to give them a chance to avoid … [Read more...]

Gumroad Subscriptions Offer Content Creators More Revenue Streams

Gumroad Subscriptions Offer Content Creators More Revenue Streams

Gumroad, the web based payment service that makes it super simple to sell digital content and goods, recently announced the launch of its brand new subscriptions feature.  Content creators can use Subscriptions to … [Read more...]

Local ads come to Google Maps for iOS and Android

Local ads come to Google Maps for iOS and Android

Google has long displayed local ads in search results, but ads aren't something we've seen popping up in the Google Maps apps for iOS and Android. Of course, once upon a time, Google Maps was the default maps application … [Read more...]

YouTube Founders Unveil MixBit, Their Semi-Competitor to Vine and Instagram

YouTube Founders Unveil MixBit, Their Semi-Competitor to Vine and Instagram

In the ongoing battle for who can master the art of short, share-able video clips, Twitter’s Vine and Facebook’s Instagram currently reign supreme. However, some other big players are looking to get in on the action, … [Read more...]

Bloomberg backs Ubuntu Edge with $80,000 pledge

Bloomberg backs Ubuntu Edge with $80,000 pledge

Canonical may be dreaming by asking for a lofty $32 million in crowd funding to make their dream smartphone, the Ubuntu Edge - which would dual-boot both Android and Ubuntu Phone OS - a reality, but that dream may have … [Read more...]

Canonical Drops Ubuntu Edge Price Amid Foundering Indiegogo Campaign

Canonical Drops Ubuntu Edge Price Amid Foundering Indiegogo Campaign

While it seemed extremely promising two weeks ago, Canonical’s crowdfunding campaign for the Ubuntu Edge seems to have hit a wall in terms of bringing in new pledges. With only 14 days left in the campaign, as of this … [Read more...]

Mobile Job Search App Proven Adds Employer App

Mobile Job Search App Proven Adds Employer App

Searching for a job can be confusing and difficult.  You have to search for jobs on numerous sites, decide which one is a good match, and apply, sometimes using different resumes, to the best job.  Then you have to … [Read more...]

Side asks your friends about you to give you better recommendations

Side asks your friends about you to give you better recommendations

There are plenty of apps and services out there that use complicated algorithms to try and figure out what you might like. These might dive into your past browsing, buying or viewing habits, or they might rely on the … [Read more...]

GetTaxi Makes Its Big Apple Debut As Its G-Cars Roll Into NYC

GetTaxi Makes Its Big Apple Debut As Its G-Cars Roll Into NYC

The taxi industry has seen a lot of disruption recently from the entrance of companies like Uber and the recent victory for e-hailing apps, the entire industry is in this flux of sorts.  As technology has advanced, it … [Read more...]

Best Buy might not be wiping open box Macs completely

Best Buy might not be wiping open box Macs completely

When you return an item to Best Buy, are you sure that you're wiping all of the data off of your machine? If not, it's imperative that you do so, at least if you own a Mac. My latest experience purchasing an open box … [Read more...]

3D Printing Records Could Be a Music Revolution

3D Printing Records Could Be a Music Revolution

As readers of this site may or may not know, I play drums in a band here in my adopted home of Minneapolis, Minnesota. While the work involved in playing in a band is fairly obvious—playing shows, recording … [Read more...]

Automatic Empowers Drivers To Be Smarter and More Fuel Efficient

Automatic Empowers Drivers To Be Smarter and More Fuel Efficient

A few weeks ago I received my Automatic Smart Driving Assistant after pre-ordering the device back in March.  The Automatic plugs into a port in your car (typically underneath your steering wheel) and communicates with … [Read more...]