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Op-Ed: Why Google bought Songza — Brains, innovation and advertising

While Google is “organizing the world’s information,” advertising still accounts for its core revenue. Why buy Songza, of all music-focused startups out there? Here's my take on what Songza did differently, and how Songza might save advertising.
In the Media by Elena Yunusov

First Derm, a 'Crotch Selfie' app from Sweden, makes headlines

Launched in Sweden as an STD triage app, First Derm now accepts photos of any rash, bump, wart or strange mole above and below the waist, and works with a team of dermatologists to help identify the issue. The "Crotch Selfie" app is making headlines.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Edward Snowden inspired anonymity software, OnionShare, launches

A recently released open-source software, created in response to the controversy surrounding Edward Snowden's release of classified NSA documents, claims to allow users to securely send large files over the internet with complete anonymity.
In the Media by Greta McClain

New App gives social media stars more control

Making the most of another's platform and marketing your brand to the max can get risky when the platform decides to change gameplans. That's exactly what happened when YouTube decided to take down some songs from its collection of online choices.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

Google Glass app lets you charge friends to watch your actions

A new app for Google Glass available today allows users to charge their friend and family members to watch them living their life through the Glass headset.
In the Media by James Walker - 1 comment

Instagram announces adverts are coming to UK, Canada & Australia

Following a successful trial in the US last year, photo-sharing network Instagram has announced that uses in the UK, Canada and Australia will all be seeing adverts appearing in the app "later this year".
In the Media by James Walker

Largest STD online community/dating website and its new app Special

The largest online community and dating website for people with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has announced a new iOS app. Launched in 2001, PositiveSingles.com is for people who live with STDs like HIV, Herpes (HSV), or HPV.
Digital Journal Report by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti - 1 comment

Google Now can alert you at your stop on public transport

A new alarm feature integrated into Google's digital assistant for Android devices, Google Now, is reportedly able to alert you to get off public transport at the stop nearest to your destination.
In the Media by James Walker

Samsung Music closing July 1

Samsung's audio streaming service, Samsung Music, is to close its doors on 1st July. An email to users of the service said the product "will no longer be available," starting in June.
In the Media by James Walker - 1 comment

Facebook is building a competitor to Snapchat

Facebook is reportedly building a new video-sharing service of its own to enable it to directly compete against the immensely-popular Snapchat.
In the Media by James Walker

Foursquare to release new Swarm app

New York - The mobile app Foursquare, known for its location services, is to split itself into two separate apps, it has been announced.
In the Media by Alex Veeneman - 1 comment

Creativity and collaboration merge on WholeWorldBand Special

New music/video platform WholeWorldBand embraces emerging technology while celebrating the spirit of exploration. Along with giving users a chance to play with their music heroes, it allows a new way to collaborate on and monetize creative work.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Op-Ed: Fousquare’s Windows 8 app could lead to bigger and better things

If you thought that Foursquare was just another way for people with smartphones to announce their whereabouts to the world, their new Windows 8 app should surprise you.
In the Media by Jayson DeMers

Flickr co-founder seeks another hit with new Findery app

Findery, a map-based social networking service started by the co-founder of popular photo-sharing site Flickr, launched a mobile app on Thursday.
In the Media by Alexei Oreskovic (Reuters)

Digital children's series 'Milli' teaches curiosity, positivity

In collaboration with a British author and German illustrator, production company Honig Studios wants to create a brand new experience for young children and how they read storybooks on tablet devices.
In the Media by Stephanie Medeiros

Candy Crush makers enter a new legal saga

An independent app maker has penned an open letter to the developers of the highly addictive Candy Crush Saga game accusing them of “taking the food out of my family’s mouth”, over attempts to cancel his trademark.
In the Media by D.M. McGrory

The app that helps you join the 'mile high club'

Want inconspicuous sexual encounters while you fly? There’s an app for that. Wingman, a new smartphone and tablet app has launched which aims to “connect you with attractive people on your flight, all before you touch down…”
In the Media by D.M. McGrory

Firefighter creating app for Google Glass that could save lives

Patrick Jackson, a firefighter who is also a self-taught programmer in Rocky Mount, N.C., is creating an app for Google Glass that may change the way firefighters do their jobs.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Sun gear: Prevent skin cancer by wearing a bracelet (video)

A company called Netatmo has come up with an ideal gadget. June looks like an elegant piece of jewelry, but what the bracelet does is measure your sun exposure and advises on when to apply sunscreen or simply get out of the sun.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Candy Crush most downloaded app of 2013

Candy Crush Saga was the most downloaded free app of 2013. The addictive game was downloaded over 500 million times from Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play store after being launched last year.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 2 comments

Snapchat hack leaves 4.6 million users affected

The usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million Snapchat accounts have been downloaded by hackers, who posted the data on a website that is now suspended.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha - 2 comments

Op-Ed: How freemium games may become another pump and dump scheme

Freemium games have soared in popularity as mobile devices and application developers see the potential in this new revenue generation model. At the same time, they have also gained popularity among gamers as they offer free play with a twist.
In the Media by Milton Este - 1 comment

iPhone 5S users facing 'Blue Screen of Death' crashes

It looks like Apple is experiencing quality control issues with the latest iPhone release. iPhone 5S users are complaining about several issues surrounding their devices.
In the Media by Milton Este

App allows you to eat strangers' leftovers

Technology has made it possible for people to leave their unfinished meals to people who want their leftovers, thanks to a new app called LeftoverSwap.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 4 comments

House spider survey launched in the U.K.

As an example of 'citizen science', people in the U.K. are being asked to survey the numbers and types of house spiders they get in their homes using smartphone apps.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Smartphone app allows users to donate 'power'

A new app provides an opportunity for users of Android tablets and smartphones to donate their unused device power for scientific research into HIV and AIDS.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Tyra Banks invests in Canadian startup's 'living photo' app

The Flixel Cinemagraph smartphone application gains international exposure and new investors by partnering with the hit U.S. reality television series "America’s Next Top Model" (ANTM) for the 2013 season.
In the Media by Alex Guibord - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Is Google's Chromecast worth looking into?

Its name is the 'Chromecast', but it's often described as the 'dongle'. Could this low cost solution answer the woes surrounding the internet-enabled TV industry? Furthermore, is it really worth pursuing in such a device?
In the Media by Milton Este

The top summer home renovation projects and how to pay for them Promoted

Homeowners are often looking to make over their digs this time of year, so we’ll look at the most popular types of home renovations, how new homes differ from cottage country sites and the projects homeowners should prioritize.
Promoted Content by Sherene Chen-See - 2 comments

Changes to Scrabble app angers players

The Scrabble app for mobile devices was updated this month as part of the sale of the program to Electronic Arts. The changes have led to angry messages from players.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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