4 big threats native advertising faces in 2015

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4 big threats native advertising faces in 2015Image Credit: HBO

Recently I’ve been hosting roundtable discussions over dinner in New York and London with publishing executives who are betting big that native advertising will drive major revenue growth in 2015 for their businesses. We often end READ MORE

WP Engine adds disaster recovery to keep your blog alive during natural disasters & zombie uprisings
WP Engine adds disaster recovery to keep your blog alive during natural disasters & zombie uprisings

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WP Engine, a Texas startup that hosts websites based on the open-source WordPress READ MORE

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WINGATE, North Carolina—For a short time, there was a feeling, shared by Republicans and Democrats, that Medicare and Social Security were losing their power as third rails in American politics. In the final weeks of the 2014 midterm campaigns, it seems like the electricity is once again flowing nicely. Candidates in opposing camps can agree on little, but they both know that telling horror stories about what your opponent might do to Social Security and Medicare is effective.  READ MORE

Tesla has sold fifty thousand model S electric cars
The Tesla Model S sold its 50,000th car almost as fast as the far cheaper Nissan Leaf The Tesla S has starting price of $70,000-plus and compare that the Leaf's base MSRP is just a bit over $30,000 before its 2013 price cut. Nissan sold its 50,000th Leaf a total of two years and two months after introducing the EV to dealerships.The Model READ MORE
Sundar Pichai’s Ascension At Google Could Herald New Platform Unification
Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 4.56.41 PM In a sweeping transfer of power, Google CEO Larry Page will bequeath operational leadership of a host of core products to his lieutenant Sundar Pichai. Pichai, a well-known Google executive, will add control of Google+, search, maps, infrastructure and a READ MORE
Sundar Pichai’s Ascension At Google Could Herald New Platform Unification
Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 4.56.41 PM In a sweeping transfer of power, Google CEO Larry Page will bequeath operational leadership of a host of core products to his lieutenant Sundar Pichai. Pichai, a well-known Google executive, will add control of Google+, search, maps, infrastructure and a READ MORE
Even with $5.5M in funding, Ello’s future looks unclear
Even with $5.5M in funding, Ello’s future looks unclearImage Credit: Jordan Novet/VentureBeat

So the Ello saga continues, and this time with $5.5 million more in the bank, and a new kumbaya-esque charter and legal status that’s leaving us with more questions than answers.

Yesterday, the h READ MORE

10 Teraflops per FGPA chip and 100 GFlops per watt
Altera Corporation is a pioneer of programmable logic solutions and enabling systems. They are a leader with FPGAs.The field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is a semiconductor device that can be programmed after manufacturing. Instead of being restricted to any predetermined hardware function, an FPGA allows you to program product features and functions, adapt to new standards, and reco READ MORE
Sidecar Tests A New “Commute” Service, With Discounts When You Pay For A Week Of Morning Rides
sidecar-selection Ridesharing service SideCar invited me today to beta test a new feature called Sidecar Commute. Here’s how it works, as explained on the tester signup page: You pay $35 for a one-week SideCar Commute Pack, then you can request a ride every morning that week, and you’ll get a $15 READ MORE
Google CEO Larry Page appoints Sundar Pichai to lead nearly every product at the company
Google CEO Larry Page appoints Sundar Pichai to lead nearly every product at the companyImage Credit: Jolie O'Dell/VentureBeat

Google chief executive Larry Page is stepping back at the giant technology company, while senior vice president Sundar Pichai will be assuming more responsibility, according to a new READ MORE

Douglas Coupland Analyzes Alcatel-Lucent in Kitten Clone

Stephen Cass: Hello, I’m Stephen Cass for IEEE Spectrum’s “Techwise Conversations.” Many regular listeners to this podcast will know of Alcatel-Lucent, the sprawling multinational telecommunications company. As well as providing much of the wired and wireless networking infrastructure that supports the Internet, Alcatel-Lucent is also the corporate inheritor of the fabled READ MORE

Apple Pay has landed, but its effects on mobile marketing are still up in the air
Apple Pay has landed, but its effects on mobile marketing are still up in the airImage Credit: Apple

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Why Quantum "Clippers" Will Distribute Entanglement Across The Oceans

The best way to build a global quantum internet will use containerships to carry qubits across the oceans, say physicists.

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LittleBig Bike grows with your child, and gains pedals along the way

The LittleBig Bike, in its larger-frame-but-still-no-pedals configuration

It's one of those "givens" of raising a child – as they get older, you have to get them bigger and more advanced bicycles. That can get a bit costly, so Irish entrepreneur Simon Evans designed an alternative. His LittleBig Bike can be converted from a small balance bike to a larger one, and then to READ MORE
Apple’s latest iPhone 6 problem — #dyegate

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Apple's latest flagship smartphone has caused consumers quite a few headaches (literally, in some cases).

The handset, which doesn't come cheap, is prone to bending and tearing out people's hair, leading to the creation of the vastly amusing '#bendgate' and '#hairgate' scandals. Now READ MORE

Emotional Shonda-coaster, Week 5: ‘Grey’s,’ ‘Scandal,’ ‘How To Get Away With Murder’

Shondaland LogoIn case you missed last week’s episodes, here’s everything you need to READ MORE

NYC Health Department Monitoring Residents Returning From West Africa
Health workers dress in protective clothing before touching the body of an Ebola victim in Liberia. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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Apple emails porn to developers to prove their app can be used to view porn
AppleLogoHeads up, app developers. Apparently now Apple thinks the best way to prove your app deserves a porn warning is to email you a filthy screencap. That’s what happened to the crew at […] Go to Source READ MORE
Amazon Kindle Voyage Wi-Fi + free 3G and Leather Origami Cover [Review]

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It seems like everyone has a tablet or phablet nowadays. These devices are wonderful as they let you do many things, like listening to music, surfing the web and reading. Yes, you can read a book on an iPad, Nexus 7 or Galaxy Note, but you shouldn't  -- your eyes d READ MORE

Pixelmator for iPad launches, offers Photoshop-style editing on your tablet

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The Pixelmator Team, renowned for its Mac image-editing tool of the same name, has released Pixelmator for iPad 1.0, a READ MORE

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