Yo! may be a source of ridicule but theres a reason it has millions of users

At first they ridicule you. Then they start using your app for certain things. Then you raise VC funding. That’s the cycle of birth for new communication apps like Yo! and Snapchat and new content formats like emoji and internet memes. I remember when people would make fun of Snapchat as a “sexting app”. I […]

Live: Apple releases iOS 8 software as developers update their apps

Once iOS 8 hits, one of the first things many users will do is rush to replace the default keyboard. Swappable keyboards have been available on Android for years, and for many users they have been one of the key demonstrations of the advantages of the open nature of the platform. But with Apple’s new-found […]

Alfred the app helps with your most menial tasks but consider the real cost | Dawn Foster

Smartphones at the ready: TechCrunch has given Alfred, an outsourcing app for your most menial tasks, its Disrupt Cup – an award that recognises the best new start-ups. Alfred is apparently “the first service layer on the shared economy that manages your routine across multiple on-demand and local services”. There’s no precise translation for such […]


Destiny sales hit $325m in five days, says Activision

Epic space shooter Destiny has grossed more than $325m in five days, claims publisher Activision. The figure, which includes Chart-Track stats, retail customer sell-through information and Activision Blizzard internal estimates, puts it among some of the most successful video game launches in history. “Destiny fans played more than 100 million hours of the game in […]

Super Smash Bros takes Japanese top spot

By Rachel Weber Wed 17 Sep 2014 4:34pm GMT / 12:34pm EDT / 9:34am PDT Retail Nintendo and Bungie take first, second and third on software chart The combined might of Nintendo and Bungie has helped dislodge the stubborn Yokai Watch 2 from the top of the charts. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is […]

King victorious in 6waves copyright settlement

By Rachel Weber Wed 17 Sep 2014 4:52pm GMT / 12:52pm EDT / 9:52am PDT Mobile “Another company sought to take advantage of the hard work and creativity of two of our games teams” Candy Crush Saga creator King has triumphed in its copyright case against 6waves, receiving an undisclosed sum and ensuring the closure […]

Social Media

Twitter Overhauls Profiles on iOS in the ‘Biggest Update to Date’

Twitter updated its iPhone app with completely redesigned profiles on Thursday. The new profiles emphasize users’ bios, photos and favorited tweets — in addition to their own tweets. See also: 25 Twitter Accounts to Make You Laugh “This is our biggest update to profiles to date,” the company wrote in a blog post. “Featuring a […]

12 Years on, Meetup Still Envisions Powerful Communities

Think about all the change and growth Meetup has witnessed in the social-media space, since the company’s birth in 2002. That was the era of Friendster. One year later, in 2003, Meetup was just passing the 12-month mark when MySpace began its meteoric rise. The company had pulled together two years of connecting people by […]

Tweet a Travel Innovation to Win a Trip to Austin

Technology is changing the way we travel. Beyond introducing convenience and speed, it’s made the entire experience of getting from one place to another more enjoyable. From wearable GPS and hands-free texting to share programs like CitiBike and Airbnb, there’s an endless list of intriguing developments that make traveling easier, more cost-efficient and hopefully a […]

WP + Blog

Userplane Plug-Ins Now Support WordPress, Drupal, and More.

Userplane has been adding to its roster of available community-building tools for some time, with free API options for things like chat and Webmessenger. The plugins for these Userplane additions are now available as plug-ins for VBulletin, WordPress, Drupal, Mambo, Joomla and phpFoX. The point is to make it even more simple to create communities […]

20+ Must-Have WordPress 2.5 Compatible Plugins

Even though WordPress 2.5 has been out for a while now, not all plugins are up-to-date. We’ve put together a list of 20+ must-have WordPress 2.5 compatible plugins to manage your blog, engage readers, and tempt new ones as well. Below you’ll find helpful plugins that enable you to block spam, track analytics, promote your […]

Share Media Directly from iPhoto with YouSendIt Plugins

If you’re an Apple user then you’ve probably come to appreciate the sharing options that are available to you through various applications like iPhoto’s Share to iWeb or iMovie’s send to YouTube options. YouSendIt, the digital content delivery system that recently raised an additional $14 million in funding, has created a couple of plug-ins for […]

Tech + Reviews

Apple Won’t Decrypt Your iPhone, Even if the Government Requests It

After the recent leak of nude celebrity photos, possibly due to an iCloud hack, it was reasonable to expect Apple to react at its iPhone event. Not a word was said about the incident during the event, but Tim Cook later said the company is taking additional steps to protect its users’ security and privacy, […]

Amazon debuts new $99 Kindle Fire HD 6, updated $139 Fire HD 7 tablets (hands-on)

Amazon says it challenged its designers and engineers to deliver a sub-$100 tablet that was better than all the other budget tablets that it was selling in its online store. Now here’s the result: the new $99 Kindle Fire HD 6, which comes in multiple color options and ships in October, with pre-orders starting now. […]

PSA: Don’t Enable iCloud Drive When You Upgrade to iOS 8 Yet

Apple’s iOS 8 launch is finally upon us. But before you make the leap, there’s one feature you should opt out of for now: iCloud Drive. See also: The 18 Most Important Features in iOS 8 iCloud Drive, which will launch with iOS 8 as part of Apple’s new continuity features, is a cloud-based storage […]


Free traffic – Get 10’000 Hits today

Use free traffic to your site to increase overall traffic and boost generic metrics. There in principle a few benefits to arranging free traffic, there are many companies out there with a variety of methods of doing this also. The best practice to apply here is simply be realistic, its not going to make your […]

Free backlinks – 500 links no cost no strings

Get 500 Free Backlinks today: Free backlinks are rare, especially by legitimate companies. I found this site offering 500 free backlinks for just signing up. If you wondering what backlinks are they: Backlinks, also known as incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, and inward links, are incoming links to a website or web page. In basic link terminology, a backlink is any link received by a web […]

Just How Interested Is the World in SEO?

How big is the SEO industry on the Internet? Really big, according to a new infographic by Spanish-based SEO service provider BlueCaribu. In fact, the infographic reveals that 3.5 people look up the term “SEO” on Google each second and 9.1 million web users are digging up information on the topic each month. People are […]

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Rust creator: "I’d have done the same thing" on Mojang deal

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Rachel Weber Wed 17 Sep 2014 5:27pm GMT / 1:27pm EDT / 10:27am PDT Development Facepunch Studios founder Garry Newman shares his inisight Facepunch Studios LTD Garry’s Mod and Rust creator Garry Newman has defended the sale of Mojang to Microsoft, saying he would have done the same thing. “Long story short. I’d […]

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Why Minecrafts Markus Persson is struggling after $2.5bn Microsoft deal

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Name: Markus Persson. AKA: Notch, Markus Alexei. Age: 35. Appearance: Bald, or wearing a hat. At a party or behind a computer screen. What has he done? He’s a Swedish programmer who invented a game called Minecraft over a weekend in 2009. Now he has sold the company that makes it to Microsoft for $2.5bn […]

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