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The Apple Watch already has its first hookup app

Close Encounter won't show you users' photos or messages, but it will show you basic profile info and their approximate location. Sounds safe!

Google courts developer community with $100,000 cloud credit and analytics package

Google Inc. hopes to increase its standing among developers with new contributions that take aim at two of the hottest trends in the industry.  The gesture that should make the search giant the most fans in the community is the … Continue reading ?

Apple, U2, and Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth

Peter Cohen, writing for iMore: Let me say at the outset that I’m pretty ambivalent about U2 myself. They’ve never been one of those bands that I’ve absolutely had to have the latest album from. In fact, Songs of Innocence is he only...Show More Summary

‘Why Amazon Has No Profits (and Why It Works)’

Benedict Evans: When you buy Amazon stock (the main currency with which Amazon employees are paid, incidentally), you are buying a bet that he can convert a huge portion of all commerce to flow through the Amazon machine. The question to ask isn’t whether Amazon is some profitless ponzi scheme, but whether you believe Bezos can capture he future. Show More Summary

Imagga Fully Launches Automatic Image Tagging Solution

Imagga, an automatic image-tagging solution, has exited its beta trial and fully launched its automated image tagging solution and corresponding API. To learn more about the beta, launch and future plans, ProgrammableWeb caught up with Imagga co-founder Chris Georgiev.  

U2’s Forgettable Fire

Sasha Frere-Jones’s track-by-track review of U2’s Songs of Innocence: “California (Blah Blah Blah)”: The track sounds like seventeen different bands averaged out in Yelp and turned into an Active Rock Smoothie. Nowhere near as good as “Drunk In Love.” ?

Preorder the Moto X, and Motorola’s non-douchey bluetooth headset this Tuesday

If you’re excited about any of Motorola Mobility’s new product announcements, Tuesday, September 16, is the day you can put your money where your mouth is. Motorola will begin accepting pre-orders for the all new Moto X, and for the … Continue reading ?

Panasonic CM1: Hybrid Camera/Smartphone

The most interesting Android phone I’ve seen in years: it’s more like a point-and-shoot camera with a phone than a phone with a camera. ?

Bing Ads Enhances "Change History" Page

Bing Ads has enhanced its Change History page to boost usability and reporting and Bing says more enhancements for the page will be coming soon.

Why Apple's $100 million gift to U2 was not cool

If I were a musician that competed with U2, I would be pissed that Apple just gave them $100 million and a historic distribution deal. After all, in an instant, U2 is the most distributed music of all time. More than the Beatles, Beethoven, anyone. Show More Summary

Can Tableau scale that “startup” feeling? | #data14

Tableau Software, Inc. is well-equipped to navigate the tech marketplace in the coming years, said John Furrier and Jeff Kelly, reflecting on their learnings from the first day of the Tableau Data 14 conference. Tableau has experienced rapid growth, and … Continue reading ?

Dropbox 2014 Transparency Report

They also published their “Government Data Requests Principles”. Sounds like they’re doing right by their users. ?

Little Facebook Editor

I now write all my important Facebook posts with "Little Facebook Editor" for this reason -- the History menu. I have an easy way to get back to any of the messages I post this way. So for example when I asked about places to donateShow More Summary

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