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IBM, Twitter Alliance Promises Improved Data Accessibility

IBM and Twitter announced a landmark alliance that promises to make Twitter data more accessible to both developers and end users alike beginning in the first quarter of 2015.

EMC cloud really isn’t all about EMC hardware, says EMC product chief

1 hour agoTechnology : GigaOM

The storage giant has some secrets up its sleeve including how its acquisition of the Andy Becholsheim-backed DSSD startup will help fire up high-performance next-gen apps.

MCX partner Meijer not abandoning Apple Pay, NFC readers stay on

CurrentC partner Meijer isn't abandoning Apple Pay, unlike most other CurrentC retailers. The regional grocery chain has decided not to switch off its NFC readers, something that has been done in other retailers planning to accept CurrentC, like CVS and RiteAid. Show More Summary

Reminder: You've Got Two Days to Get Your October 'Hearthstone' Card Back

"DAMN IT," is what I said when I posted this last story and realized I hadn't taken the insignificant amount of time it takes to reach level 20 in Hearthstone [Free (HD)] in September, thus missing out on the pirate card back. I'm in a bit of a Hearthstone lull currently, waiting for the next

Diffbot Analyze API Enables Automatic Data Extraction

Imagine the possibilities when apps and programs can see the web the way humans do? Well, this is what Palo Alto-based startup, Diffbot, set out to achieve. Using a combination of crawling software, computer vision and machine learning,...Show More Summary

Walgreens trolls competitors by calling Apple Pay support a choice issue

With a massive conglomerate of stores from Walmart to CVS working together to keep customers from being able to use Apple Pay in an effort to force them into a competing service it's obvious the mobile payment wars have begun. CVS competitor...

Apple threatened to remove the best iOS 8 widgets in the App Store… and then changed its mind

Good news: It looks like you’ll still be able to whip out your iOS 8-powered iPhone or iPad, head to Notification Center, and perform some quick calculations on a calculator widget that you previously placed in the Today section. TechCrunch...Show More Summary

Microsoft Undergoes Restructuring, Top Bing Positions Eliminated by @mattsouthern

Duane Forrester broke the news on his personal blog this morning that Microsoft is in the midst of restructuring several divisions within the company, which has directly affected the Bing division. Several Bing employees, including Forrester who had been with the company for 7 years, were laid off as a result of their positions being eliminated. Show More Summary

See how a Brooklyn nonprofit is using the internet of things for environmental justice

1 hour agoTechnology : GigaOM

A Brooklyn nonprofit has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund air quality monitors that it hopes to deploy around the country to get people involved in reducing pollution.

Pirate Site Operator Slapped With $10 Million in Damages

A U.S. federal court in Oregon has signed a judgment ordering the operator of several tiny streaming sites to pay $10 million in damages to ABS-CBN. The entertainment and media conglomerate is touting the outcome as a landmark victory, but is that really the case? Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

NaturalCycles Expands Its Contraception App Subscription Service In Europe

Swiss founded startup NaturalCycle, which has been testing its contraception app in the Nordics since last December has now opened it up to the U.K. market, making its first move to scale the subscription service which aims to offer women an alternative to hormone based contraception methods such as the pill. Read More

Todoist now connects your task list to everything with IFTTT

The exemplary task management app Todoist has introduced IFTTT integration today, which means you can do some really cool stuff like have urgent Gmail messages marked as a new task to follow up, or automatically turn your new tasks into calendar items. Show More Summary

Apple employees and industry leaders praise Tim Cook

It's not every day that top execs at Microsoft and Google profess their admiration for the CEO of Apple. Shortly after Tim Cook proudly declared in a BusinessWeek article that he is gay, some of the biggest names in tech and business...Show More Summary

MSI's latest gaming laptop packs a mechanical keyboard

Using a laptop for gaming usually means making a few sacrifices, including the keyboard; you often have to make do with thin, flat keys that don't compare to what you get with many desktops. You won't have to compromise on input with MSI's new GT80...

Aliens piece together human society based on Hollywood classics

Fight Club goes under the extraterrestrial microscope in the first episode.

148Apps’ Top Picks for the Scariest, Spookiest, Creepyiest, and Halloweeniest iOS Games

1 hour agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Lock your doors and turn on the lights - Halloween is almost here. The post 148Apps’ Top Picks for the Scariest, Spookiest, Creepyiest, and Halloweeniest iOS Games appeared first on 148Apps.

Verizon agrees to pay $64.2 million to settle Family SharePlan overcharging claims

Verizon Wireless has quietly agreed to a settlement of a class action lawsuit that claimed the company was overcharging its Family SharePlan customers. Verizon will pay a total of $64.2 million to its customers and to cover legal fees. Show More Summary

Why thousands of satisfied racists are sharing that viral catcalling video

“10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” is simply bad racial politics—and it exemplifies why “not all men” is so toxic.

Microsoft Band Hands-On: An Activity Tracker That's Actually Smart

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The new Microsoft Band is probably the most ambitious activity tracker I've ever seen: It jams 10 sensors into one slim wristable. But after strapping it on for the first time, I really feel that it's more than just another handsome little metrics bracelet; it's actually got the brains to tell me what to do with them. Read more...

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