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Amazon Acquires Shoefitr To Help Footwear Shoppers Get The Right Fit

Amazon has quietly acquired Shoefitr. The Pittsburgh-based company helps online shoppers select the right shoe size using 3D technology.

Deals April 10, 2015

China's 'Great Cannon' Cyberweapon Can Target Websites And Computers Anywhere Worldwide

A group of researchers has dubbed a new cyberweapon operated by the Chinese government the 'Great Cannon.' The tool was recently used in an attack on and GitHub, and is capable of targeting any computer communicating with Chinese websites.

Internet April 10, 2015

'Greedy' Google Integrates Wallet Payments To Seamless, Dunkin' Donuts And Others

Google Wallet users can now order donuts and takeout thanks to the system's integration with Dunkin' Donuts and Seamless Android Apps. The payment system can also now be used on the Shopify merchant platform.

Apps/Software April 10, 2015

Snapseed 2: Google Gives Its Instagram Rival A Major Makeover

The Google-owned Snapseed photo editing app has gotten its first major update in nearly two years. Snapseed 2 features new image formatting tools like lens blur.

Apps/Software April 9, 2015

Amazon Suing Fake Review Providers

Amazon is suing a California man to clamp down on fake reviews on the site. The lawsuit accuses Jay Gentile of providing falsified reviews to Amazon sellers through sites like and

Legal April 9, 2015

Why LinkedIn Paid $1.5B For Online Learning Firm

LinkedIn has acquired online learning firm for a whopping $1.5 billion. Here’s why online teaching is the next logical step for the professional social media platform.

Deals April 9, 2015

You Can Now Watch Free TV On Microsoft's Xbox One

Xbox One owners can now stream free TV through their consoles. All they need is an $80 TV tuner and a HDTV antenna.

Video Games April 9, 2015

Apple Releases iOS 8.3, Complete With Racially Diverse Emoji

Apple has updated its operating system with the release of iOS 8.3. The update contains new Siri languages, but perhaps most interestingly, it comes with a range of new racially diverse emoji.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 8, 2015

Uber Co-Founder Launches Commute-Sharing App Called Ride

Former Uber CTO and co-founder has launched a new ride-sharing app. Ride aims to make carpooling easier for commuters.

Apps/Software April 8, 2015

Oyster Is Taking On Amazon By Launching E-Book Store Alongside Subscription Service

Oyster – the Netflix for books – offers subscribers access to a back catalog of books for a monthly fee. Now the company is competing directly with the likes of Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Google with an online e-book store.

Apps/Software April 8, 2015 Lets You Retrieve Accidentally Sent Emails claims to be able recall emails sent in error. Does it really work or is it too good to be true?

Apps/Software April 8, 2015

HBO Now Goes Live On Apple TV, iOS And Cablevision Optimum

HBO Now is available starting today for streaming on Apple TV, iOS And Cablevision Optimum for $14.99 per month to customers in the U.S.

Apps/Software April 7, 2015

Square Using Customer Data To Create Ad Campaigns For Small Merchants With Square Marketing

Square has launched a marketing tool that lets small businesses target customers who shop in their stores through email promotions. Square Marketing uses customer data to build email campaigns for the small merchants.

Apps/Software April 7, 2015

Android Creator Andy Rubin Launches Hardware Incubator Playground Global

Andy Rubin has raised $48 million to launch a new hardware incubator called Playground. Rubin left Google late in 2014 after spending a decade creating and building the Android operating system.

Deals April 7, 2015

Google Could Abolish International Roaming Fees For Calls, Texts And Data

Google’s new mobile network may have no international roaming fees. Reports suggest Google is negotiating a deal with Hutchison Whampoa, the owner of the UK’s Three Mobile and network providers in 11 countries, to allow U.S. customers make calls abroad for the same price as at home.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 6, 2015

Swoosh Lets You Skip Presentation Slides With A Wave Of Your Hand

Swoosh is a new Android app that allows users to control presentation slides with hand gestures. The $2 app works with Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides and other popular presentation software.

Apps/Software April 6, 2015

Rainworks: The Invisible Street Art That Only Appears When It’s Wet

A Seattle-based artist is cheering people up on cloudy days with Rainworks - street art that only appears when it rains. Rainworks uses superhydrophobic coatings, a technology inspired by nature, to create the invisible art.

April 2, 2015

Adobe Slate Gives iPad Bloggers Professional Design Chops

Adobe’s Slate helps make your simple Web stories look more like magazine features. The free iPad app gives anyone access to professionally-designed layouts, fonts and colors with a few simple taps.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 2, 2015

Why Comcast's New 2-Gigabit Broadband Service Won't Worry Google Much

Comcast will launch a new 2-Gbps fiber optic broadband service in Atlanta next month called Gigabit Pro. That's double the speed of Google Fiber, but the move could still work in Google's favor.

Internet April 2, 2015

Facebook Launches Collaborative Video App Riff To Rival Meerkat And Periscope

Facebook has launched Riff, a collaborative video app. Users create short videos and then invite friends to add to their own footage to create a video montage.

Apps/Software April 1, 2015

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