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Dropbox Acquires Startups Loom, Hackpad in Push to Expand Services

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:25pm
The photo-sharing and document-collaboration services help to move the company beyond storage.

Facebook to Notify Users When Friends are Nearby

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:59am
Facebook users will soon be able to receive notices on their mobile app when they’re near friends, signaling an effort by the online social network to play a bigger role in real-world interactions.

Nielsen and comScore Duel Over Mobile Ad-Tracking

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:40am
Marketers have been pouring money into mobile, but they're still hungry for better tools to track the reach of their ads.

Google Is Quite Good at Cracking Its Own Captcha Security Puzzles

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:44am
Google created an algorithm that can crack its own Captcha security puzzles with near perfect accuracy.

One of the First Mentions of Apple in the WSJ

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:40am
This 1978 personal-finance article will make you feel like a pioneer, if you were alive then. It refers to a hot product -- “so-called personal computers” -- and has what we believe is the first mention of Apple Computer in the WSJ.

Twitter Pushes Further Into Mobile Ads With MoPub Integration

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:30am
Twitter announced it is making it easier to run marketing campaigns on both Twitter and MoPub, a step that could make Twitter less reliant on its own users for growth.

Zynga Launches New Mobile FarmVille Game

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:00am
Zynga is following through on a promise to bring its FarmVille franchise back to mobile, a crucial first step coming nearly a year after Don Mattrick was named CEO.

Tax Bug Bites Google, Could Hit Other Tech Companies

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:09am
Google paid a higher tax rate in the first quarter, in part because of the expiration of a research tax credit.

Learning to Code: The New After-School Activity

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:08am
Learning to code is the new after-school activity in Hong Kong. A former Goldman Sachs analyst and founder of First Code Academy talks about why coding is just as important as learning Mandarin.

Samsung Launches Design Website

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:12am
Samsung Electronics wants you to know that it is more than a maker of commodity hardware devices. And to make the case, it launched a new website to highlight its emphasis on design.

U.S. Venture Capital Investment Highest Since 2001

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:20am
Growing investor confidence pushes deal totals 44% higher than the first period of 2013.

Eye Spy with My Google Glass

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:18am
BAE Systems, the U.S.-arm of Europe’s largest defense company, has developed an app called GXP Xplorer Snap that allows intelligence operatives to take pictures using Google Glass and, through voice commands, transmit the photos along with detailed tagging information to a database management system.

Sony Says PlayStation 4 Sales Pass Seven Million Units

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:37pm
Sony said customers have purchased more than seven million of its new PlayStation 4 consoles, a sign of continued demand for the hardware.

Recap: Google First-Quarter Earnings Call

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:49pm
Google reported first-quarter earnings after the close of trading today. We live blogged the numbers and the conference call.

Analyst Ties Google Miss to Falling Profit Margins as Company Expands

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:56pm
Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser said Google’s disappointing first-quarter financial results reflect shrinking profit margins as the search giant diversifies into more businesses.

Digits Show: Can Rovio Be the 21st Century’s Disney?

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:38pm
With two billion downloads since launching in 2009, Angry Birds mobile games are already the most distributed piece of game content in the world. Now Rovio, the Finland-based creator of the game, is looking for ways to expand the brand.

Florida Residents Will Soon Pay Sales Tax on Amazon Goods

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:28pm
Amazon.com said it will begin collecting sales tax in Florida starting next month, affecting as many as 20 million people in the nation’s fourth-largest state by population.

Google Says Paid Clicks Jump 26% as Cost-Per-Click Drops 9%

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:11pm
Google said users clicked on 26% more ads on its websites and other sites that use its technology in the first quarter, while the price advertisers paid for each click fell 9%.

Australia’s Campaign Monitor Raises $250 Million from Insight

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:28pm
Campaign Monitor, a 10-year-old Australian “startup,” is raising $250 million, joining the rarefied strata of buzzy young companies like Uber and Dropbox.

German Utility Teams with Google’s Nest Labs for Smart Thermostats

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:41am
By Jan Hromadko Struggling German energy utility company RWE AG, faced with declining revenues in its coal and gas fired plants, is teaming up with one of Google’s recent acquisitions Nest Labs, the start-up which makes internet-connected thermostats and smoke-detectors.