There has been a lot of talk about the social website Pinterest. Since the website launched the only way to use it has been to get an invite from another member. If you don't know any members willing to invite you or simply didn't want to ask, there is good news. You no longer need an invite to join.
As of this week, Pinterest is now open to anyone
who wants to join. Pinterest is different from other social networking sites like Facebook because you pin things you like to your profile making Pinterest more like a digital scrapbook.
Last month, at its yearly I/O developer conference, Google introduced Android Wear, a version of the popular open-source operating system designed for wearables, like the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live smartwatches. Connecting such devices to Android handsets is, as usual, a companion app, that Google just launched.
The app, called Android Wear, gives users the ability to manage their wearables, allowing them to ... Source: BetaNews
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Jul 3 2014, 5:12am CDT
Just two weeks after Facebook said it would start creating targeted ads with your web-browsing data, the popular browser extension Adblock Plus said it is offering a special “block” list that prevents Facebook and 6,700 other sites from tracking your online behavior, according to VentureBeat. “If you do not want Facebook peering into your browsing habits, just enable the social media tracking blocker in Adblock Plus,” the company wrote in a blog post. Facebook also offers a set of instructions ... Source: Business Insider
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Jul 1 2014, 10:57am CDT
When Jeff Bezos left his job in finance and moved to Seattle 20 years ago to start a new firm, he rented a house with a garage, as that was where the likes of Apple and HP had been born. Although he started selling books, he called the firm Amazon because a giant river reflected the scale of his ambitions. This week the world's leading e-commerce company unveiled its first smartphone, which Amazon treats less as a communication device than an inge ... Source: Business Insider
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Jun 21 2014, 3:26pm CDT
New York City is chock-full of laughably small, awkwardly shaped apartments. Which is why it takes a good imagination to not only make them livable, but actually desirable. The designers at Specht Harpman Architects recently worked wonders on a 425-square-foot loft on the Upper West Side. The space, at the top of a six-story brownstone, has 25 feet of vertical space and even access to a rooftop — giving them plenty to work with. Check out the photos b ... Source: The Business Insider
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Jun 13 2014, 1:03pm CDT
Now do you believe we're in a new tech bubble?
Uber, a controversial car-hiring app, just raised $1.2 billion in fresh investor cash, giving it a total value of either $17 billion, according to the company, or $18.2 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. Really, though, what difference does a billion here or a billion there make any more, when money no longer has meaning?
Uber, the value of which has quadrupled in less than a year, is now t ... Source: Politics - The Huffington Post
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Jun 6 2014, 1:48pm CDT
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One-time Evernote rival Springpad to close its doors — Springpad, a productivity app that struggled to stand out from similar offerings from Evernote and Pinterest, is planning to close its doors, The Verge has learned. The six-year-old Boston company, which raised more than $7 million ... Source: TechmemeFull article at: TechmemeMay 22 2014, 5:45pm CDT
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