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Snapchat funding may give it $10bn valuation as revenue stays at zero

Snapchat funding may give it $10bn valuation as revenue stays at zero

Losing your photos is worth $10bn – at least when it’s done by Snapchat, the hugely popular photo-sharing service. The Silicon Valley startup has is closing a $20m funding round from venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. The messaging company, which turned down a $3bn offer from Facebook in November 2013, has more than […]

Your secrets may not be safe with anonymous sharing app Secret

Your secrets may not be safe with anonymous sharing app Secret

“Share with friends, anonymously,” runs the tagline for smartphone app Secret. But what to do if that anonymity starts to break down, or if the secrets being shared are distinctly unfriendly? The popular but controversial social Android and iOS app is facing new scrutiny of its security and ethics policies this week, with its crackdown […]

Vine allows users to upload videos made with other apps

Vine allows users to upload videos made with other apps

Vine, Twitter’s video-sharing service, will start allowing users to upload video clips created elsewhere, alongside a series of changes to the app designed to make it easier to shoot the six-second videos the service shares. While a number of unsupported tricks have let users upload videos created elsewhere to Vine, Wednesday’s change is the first […]

Games

Sims 4: gaming’s fascinating answer to reality TV

Sims 4: gaming’s fascinating answer to reality TV

Phil is telling what he thinks is an amusing story, but Dianne and Jack aren’t really listening; slumped on the sofa together, they’re too busy trading flirty remarks, while ostensibly watching the evening news. Increasingly agitated, Phil finally storms off and spends the next 10 minutes battering his punchbag. He won’t be be speaking to […]

Nintendo backs off pursuit of casual players

Nintendo backs off pursuit of casual players

By Brendan Sinclair Wed 27 Aug 2014 5:59pm GMT / 1:59pm EDT / 10:59am PDT PublishingDevelopment Shigeru Miyamoto says a passive attitude on players’ part is “kind of a pathetic thing” Nintendo dominated sales for several years in the last generation by bringing in new audiences of casual gamers with products like Wii Sports and […]

Yokai Watch 2 proves unbeatable on Japanese chart

Yokai Watch 2 proves unbeatable on Japanese chart

By Rachel Weber Wed 27 Aug 2014 6:50pm GMT / 2:50pm EDT / 11:50am PDT Retail Four new entries in the top five but it stays number one There were four new entries in the Japanese software top five this week and yet still nothing could overthrow Yokai Watch 2 as it nears 2.3 million […]

Social Media

Twitter Now Lets Anyone Check How Many People Saw Their Tweets

Twitter Now Lets Anyone Check How Many People Saw Their Tweets

Twitter analytics are now available to all users. In June, Twitter began experimenting with opening its analytics dashboard to users outside of its advertisers. See also: 20 Honest Twitter Reactions to Emmys’ Sexist Sofia Vergara Bit Then, last month, Twitter rolled out an updated analytic dashboard to marketers, verified users and Twitter Card publishers. The […]

Facebook Cracks Down on Clickbait, But Don’t Expect Your News Feed to Change

Facebook Cracks Down on Clickbait, But Don’t Expect Your News Feed to Change

Facebook’s pitch on its News Feed rankings has been consistent: It wants you to be on Facebook, therefore it is in the company’s best interest to make the content you see on the site as good as possible. That is the general rationale that emerged after Facebook announced on Tuesday that it would begin to […]

Kicked Off Twitter, Islamic State Flocks to Diaspora

Kicked Off Twitter, Islamic State Flocks to Diaspora

As Twitter shuts down access to various Islamic State fighters, members of the group are shifting their social media focus to the decentralized social network, Diaspora. On Wednesday, Twitter started actively suspending accounts from accounts actively sharing video and graphic imagery related to the brutal beheading of American journalist James Foley. Many of those accounts […]

WP + Blog

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

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

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

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

Samsung expands smartwatch range with the 3G-ready Gear S

Samsung expands smartwatch range with the 3G-ready Gear S

The Samsung Gear S. Samsung Samsung has added a new stablemate to the Gear smartwatch range — the 3G-enabled Gear S. Design-wise, the Gear S doesn’t seem wildly different from the rest of the Gear family. It features a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED screen, with a 360 x 480 resolution, and runs on a 1GHz […]

Watch ABC App Adds Support For AirPlay and Chromecast

Watch ABC App Adds Support For AirPlay and Chromecast

Just in time for the fall TV season, ABC has updated its Watch ABC app to support casting via Chromecast and AirPlay to Apple TV. The new update is available for both iOS and Android. See also: ‘The Greatest Friend You Could Ever Imagine’: Billy Crystal Honors Robin Williams at the Emmys Launched in 2013, […]

Wall or car, the TransitPlus portable battery plugs in anywhere

Wall or car, the TransitPlus portable battery plugs in anywhere

If your phone’s battery indicator perpetually shows one bar, a portable battery charger can get you through the day, but that charger also needs to be charged. Enter the MyCharge TransitPlus, which comes with its own swing-out plugs for wall and car charging. At 3.7 inches by 2.4 inches, the TransitPlus has the length and […]

Seo

Free traffic – Get 10’000 Hits today

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

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?

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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League of Legends vets form Phoenix Labs

League of Legends vets form Phoenix Labs

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Brendan Sinclair Wed 27 Aug 2014 9:37pm GMT / 5:37pm EDT / 2:37pm PDT Development Developers open new Vancouver studio to work on AAA multiplayer titles A trio of ex-Riot Games developers today announced the formation of their new studio, Phoenix Labs. The Vancouver-based studio has been set up with a focus on making […]

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Amazon’s $1bn deal for video streaming site Twitch is latest battle with Google

Amazon’s $1bn deal for video streaming site Twitch is latest battle with Google

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tom Cassell may have spent an unexceptional nine hours on Sunday before he finished killing zombies in the Call of Duty video game. But the fact that 120,000 people were watching him unleash pixelated mayhem is why the internet retail giant Amazon thought it was worth paying almost $1bn (£603m) for the website that hosted […]

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