Apple Hires Cable Exec With Experience in Second Screen Apps to Work on “Something Big”

Apple Hires Cable Exec With Experience in Second Screen Apps to Work on “Something Big”

Apple has hired Jean-François Mulé, a Cable television industry veteran, who has taken an engineering position at Apple for an undisclosed project, reigniting speculation that the Cupertino company is further developing … [Read more...]

Windows 8’s Slow Gains Outpaced by Predecessor

Windows 8’s Slow Gains Outpaced by Predecessor

It’s no secret that Microsoft is having a hell of a time getting users to make the switch to Windows 8. And numbers from a recent report from Net Applications—parsed by a post on TechCrunch—reveal that the company’s … [Read more...]

Consumers Making Purchases Via Smartphones Jump to New High

Consumers Making Purchases Via Smartphones Jump to New High

More consumers are purchasing goods and services over their mobile devices than ever before, according to a recent study by global payment processor, Adyen.  In fact, as of August 2013, mobile transactions from Adyen's … [Read more...]

AT&T Says It, Too, Will Bring Gigabit Internet to Austin, Texas in 2014

AT&T Says It, Too, Will Bring Gigabit Internet to Austin, Texas in 2014

Last April, Google announced that it was bringing its Google Fiber broadband service to Austin, Texas. Google Fiber offers very high Internet speeds -- up to 1 gigabit-per-second -- at prices that are competitive with … [Read more...]

Rachel Haot Explains Why NYC Is The Best Place to Start Your Business

Rachel Haot Explains Why NYC Is The Best Place to Start Your Business

Rachel Haot, the Chief Digital Officer in NYC is on stage now at The Next Web Conference in NYC and has shared a bunch of really interesting stats and details about how NYC is becoming a great place to start a business, … [Read more...]

Facebook Updates Graph Search With Posts and Status Support

Facebook Updates Graph Search With Posts and Status Support

Graph Search, the enhanced searching functionality that Facebook introduced to all members of their social network this summer, has just been updated to include support for finding individual posts and statuses, … [Read more...]

You Should Let Songza DJ Your Life

You Should Let Songza DJ Your Life

I didn’t sleep super well last night, so today I’ve been a bit of a zombie. When it was time to sit down and write this post, I needed to get my foot tapping (and my fingers typing). How fortunate that the subject of … [Read more...]

AOL’s Gathr Tries to Revive the Subscription Magic with Bundled, Discounted Products

AOL’s Gathr Tries to Revive the Subscription Magic with Bundled, Discounted Products

If there's one area that AOL knows well, it's subscriptions. The company built an empire out of free trials and monthly subscription fees for its dial-up Internet service in the '90s, and that dial-up service is still … [Read more...]

How Much Faster Is the iPhone 5s Compared to iPhone 5?

How Much Faster Is the iPhone 5s Compared to iPhone 5?

The answer is (in a real life usage speed test): not much faster.  The guys over at EverythingApplePro put together this great "speed test" video where they compared every iPhone made to date against each other.  I … [Read more...]

Netflix Opens Up 1080p “Super HD” Streams to Everyone

Netflix Opens Up 1080p “Super HD” Streams to Everyone

If you've got yourself a quick broadband connection and access to a Netflix subscription, you'll find that your HD Instant Watch streams are looking just that little bit better. Netflix has announced that they have … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-up: iPhones Break Sales Records, Surface 2 Unveiled

Weekend Wrap-up: iPhones Break Sales Records, Surface 2 Unveiled

In this week's edition of the Weekend Wrap-up, we take a look at the numbers Apple put up with the iPhone as well as Microsoft's recent unveiling of its new Surface 2 line. Plus, we'll catch you up on what Steam has up … [Read more...]

We’ll be at TheNextWeb USA Conference 2013

We’ll be at TheNextWeb USA Conference 2013

This week we will be attending TheNextWeb's first U.S.-based conference right here in New York City.  The conference is sure to chock-full of great talks and networking, and armed with our press pass we're looking … [Read more...]