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Apple Working On New Environmental Sensors For Mobile Devices

TechCrunch - 3 hours 27 min ago
 Apple potentially wants your next iPhone (or maybe an iWatch) to be able to detect humidity, atmospheric pressure and temperature data according to a couple of new patents spotted by AppleInsider today. One of the patents describes a sensor package that could detect temperature, pressure, humidity and sound and that features a partial opening for sound input, or that could use existing microphone… Read More
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Snapchat Snaps Ups Nick Bell, News Corp’s SVP For Digital

TechCrunch - 3 hours 28 min ago
 While many have been quietly chuckling at the thought that Snapchat turned down a $3 billion offer from Facebook, only to see WhatsApp acquired for $19 billion, the game is certainly not over yet. And what makes the difference with a product like Snapchat is that, even to this day, it has a very distinct product offering, continuing growth and a number of potential business models. Another thing… Read More
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Virtuix Steps Into $3 Million For Its Virtual Reality-Linked, Omni-Directional Treadmill

TechCrunch - 3 hours 28 min ago
 Expanding the experience of virtual reality gaming has landed the omni-directional treadmill manufacturer Virtuix $3 million in its first institutional financing. Banking on the company’s premise that it can make the experience of virtual reality gaming more immersive, new investors including Mark Cuban, Scentan Ventures, Maveron, Scout Ventures, Partech Ventures, StartCaps Ventures and… Read More
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iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

Slashdot - 3 hours 38 min ago
Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes "Christina Bonnington reports that the public is not gobbling up iPads like they used to. Analysts had projected iPad sales would reach 19.7 million but Apple sold 16.35 million iPads, a drop of roughly 16.4 percent since last year. 'For many, the iPad they have is good enough–unlike a phone, with significant new features like Touch ID, or a better camera, the iPad's improvements over the past few years have been more subtle,' writes Bonnington. 'The latest iterations feature a better Retina display, a slimmer design, and faster processing. Improvements, yes, but enough to justify a near thousand dollar purchase? Others seem to be finding that their smartphone can do the job that their tablet used to do just as well, especially on those larger screened phablets.' While the continued success of the iPad may be up in the air, another formerly popular member of Apple's product line is definitely on its way to the grave. The iPod, once Apple's crown jewel, posted a sales drop of 51 percent since last year. Only 2.76 million units were sold, a far cry from its heyday of almost 23 million back in 2008. 'Apple's past growth has been driven mostly by entering entirely new product categories, like it did when it introduced the iPod in 2001, the iPhone in 2007, and the iPad in 2010,' says Andrew Cunningham. 'The most persistent rumors involve TV (whether a new Apple TV set-top box or an entire television set) and wearable computing devices (the perennially imminent "iWatch"), but calls for larger and cheaper iPhones also continue.'"

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Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Qualcomm, VMware And The Linux Foundation Form New Initiative To Prevent The Next Heartbleed

TechCrunch - 3 hours 42 min ago
 The OpenSSL Heartbleed disaster definitely opened up many people's eyes to how underfunded and understaffed many of the open source projects the web relies on are. To prevent the next Heartbleed, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Qualcomm, VMware and The Linux Foundation today announced the "Core Infrastructure Initiative." This initiative will fund and support important open source… Read More
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Adyen Global Payments Index Shows Transactions Creeping Up On Android Tablets

TechCrunch - 3 hours 42 min ago
 Payments company Adyen has published its latest quarterly mobile payments index, and it shows mobile web payments accounted for a fifth (20.1%) of all payments transactions on its network globally in March -- with smartphones accounting for around half (10.9%) of total transactions vs 9.3% being generated by tablets. Read More
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Opera Brings Its Touch-Centric Coast Browser To The iPhone

TechCrunch - 3 hours 42 min ago
 Opera is bringing its Coast browser to the iPhone today. While it uses Apple's own WebKit rendering engine, the interface around it is decidedly different from any other browser you have likely tried before -- and that's a good thing. Just like with the iPad version Opera launched last year, the iPhone edition is highly optimized for touch and gestures and does away with almost all of the usual… Read More
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Salesforce Debuts Its Answer To Amazon’s Mayday: An SOS Button For Mobile App Support

TechCrunch - 3 hours 43 min ago
 Salesforce has poured a lot of investment into social and mobile products to make sure that its suite of cloud-based CRM services continues to find audiences where consumers are engaging online the most these days. Today it unveiled the latest move in that direction, Salesforce1 Service Cloud SOS — Service SOS for short — one-touch live video support and on-screen guided assistance… Read More
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Apple Patents A 3D Hologram Display System With Gesture Input

TechCrunch - 4 hours 8 min ago
 Apple has patented a 3D display system (via AppleInsider) that uses a familiar mirror box-type design, but that works with digital images instead of physical objects like those you might find in novelty stores, and that also incorporates 3D gesture-based input from a user for control. The 3D display would project a sort of hologram image above a light source using a UFO-shaped combination of two… Read More
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ShopKeep’s Point Of Sale Software Rings Up $25 Million

TechCrunch - 4 hours 12 min ago
 With its latest $25 million financing, ShopKeep POS has come a long way from being the cobbled together point of sale software service for a single wine shop in Brooklyn’s leafy Ft. Greene neighborhood. The company’s history began six years ago with Jason Richelson’s frustration over finding a good enough point of sales software to run his expanding empire of wine shops and… Read More
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Flash Fashion Site SecretSales Raises £4.5M, Led By Partech

TechCrunch - 4 hours 33 min ago
 Flash fashion sales site SecretSales.com, a significant UK player, has raised £4.5 million – its third round of funding – from Partech Ventures’ new Partech VI fund and French private equity firm 123Venture, as well as existing investors Pentech and Doughty Hanson. The co-founders and key managers also participated. The cash will be used on product and customer acquisition. The… Read More
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Synack Raises $7.5 Million Putting Bounties On IT Security Threats

TechCrunch - 4 hours 42 min ago
 Security company Synack has a proposition for the hackers of the world. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company is putting a bounty out on the network and data security threats a business could face and will pay the best hackers to uncover them. It’s a new approach to the omnipresent issue of how businesses can best secure their data and networks, and one that has netted the company $7.5… Read More
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Taking Cues From Tinder, Match.com Launches New iPhone App

TechCrunch - 4 hours 42 min ago
 Today, Match.com is unveiling an entirely redesigned mobile experience for iPhone users, with the release of Match 3.0 for iOS. The new app takes gestural cues from the big iOS 7 overhaul, and also goes for a more flat design overall. Even the Match.com logo has been reimagined. But more than anything, the company has taken cues from other dating apps to make Match an enjoyable mobile… Read More
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Career alert: A Master of analytics degree is the ticket -- if you can get into class

Computerworld News - 5 hours 5 min ago
The toughest part about earning a Master of Science in Analytics at North Carolina State University may be deciding which job to accept.
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Consumers are still meh about 3D printers

Network World - 5 hours 12 min ago
3D printers may be gaining ground in the workplace, but the same isn't true for consumers, according to Juniper Research.
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How to save on mobile plans: Your guide to 16 no-contract carriers

Computerworld News - 5 hours 13 min ago
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless are no longer the only mobile phone games in town -- there are some great no-contract alternatives out there. Here are 16 of them.
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Consumers are meh about 3D printers

Computerworld News - 5 hours 15 min ago
3D printers may be gaining ground in the workplace, but the same isn't true for consumers, according to Juniper Research.
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Consumers are still meh about 3D printers

Computerworld News - 5 hours 15 min ago
3D printers may be gaining ground in the workplace, but the same isn't true for consumers, according to Juniper Research.
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FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech....
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Intralinks Acquires Document Security Service docTrackr

TechCrunch - 5 hours 22 min ago
 Enterprise software vendor Intralinks acquired document encryption service docTrackr for $10 million in cash. Gigaom first spotted the news in an SEC filing, Intralinks confirmed in a release. docTrackr provided powerful plugins to add a security layer on top of Gmail or Box. For example, you could send a PDF file using docTrackr to encrypt the file on your computer and then track it. You could… Read More
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