If you could have software to activate a “kill switch” if someone steals your phone, would you?
As of January 2014, 90% of American adults own a cell phone, and 58% of adults own a smartphone – that’s a pretty large percentage of the population.
Unfortunately, that just means more and more smartphones are being stolen. According to a surveyby Consumer Reports, the number of smartphone thefts…
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Jennifer Lawrence Makes Google Glass look (somewhat) cool. IMG: via Facebook.
It’s official – Google Glass is finally available to the public as of 9:00am ET today. Google announced their plan last week, “Every day, we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too,” the company wrote in a blog post.
Before today, Google Glass was only…
Twitter may have a lot of registered users, but that doesn’t mean a lot of those users actually like to tweet.
According to The Wall Street Journal, a site that monitors website activity found that 44% of Twitter’s 974 million registered users have never tweeted. About 40% of Twitter accounts have sent 10 tweets or less. Twopcharts is not able to see how many users have logged in however, it is…
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Unlike the dot-com boom of the early 2000’s, investors are now realizing that many technological companies have solid platforms and receive tangible revenues. Many firms are looking to get a piece of this successful digital boom, including big names like TPG, Facebook, CVC Capital Partners, and KKR.
In late 2013, TPG invested roughly $90 million into Uber, a phone app that…
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Starting this month, the company aims to drive down the price of organic food nationwide in about 1,000 stores with its new in-house line of 100 or so products in exclusive partnership with Wild Oats.
“There will be no premium for the customer to purchase organic products,” said…
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While Yahoo has been focused on acquiring companies lately (do Tumblr, EventLife, or Distill ring a bell?) they are going to have a new focus soon – original programming.
Yahoo is close to ordering four high-quality online TV series with budgets of as much as a “few million dollars” per episode, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal. This would put Yahoo in competition with big…
Want to live in NYC? Be prepared to pay a lot of taxes.
Taxes are something that everyone complains about, regardless of what party you join. It’s something you have to pay, yet you don’t really have a say as to what they go towards. Taxes vary depending on what state you live in, and some tax rates are even higher or lower in different cities.
During the 2011 tax season, Americans paid 9.8% of…
Alliance of Angels
The biggest entrepreneurial companies in the world wouldn’t have garnered the success they have without a strong business strategy, a leading team of innovators, and the know-how to get ahead. Even the most successful businesspeople and entrepreneurs need a guardian angel to help them get to the top, that is, an “angel investor.” “Angel” investors are people who have the means…
People stay on higher grounds in a tsunami safety zone after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the region, in Iquique city, north of Santiago March 16, 2014. IMG: REUTERS/Cristian Vivero
Wednesday morning hundreds of thousands of people returned home after evacuating Chile’s low-lying coastal areas when authorities called off a tsunami alarm, as damage from a massive overnight earthquake was…
Yoga pants are all ready pretty tight and revealing – they purpose (initially) was to actually do yoga or work out in them. Lululemon chose to poke fun at their see-through yoga pants, by “debuting” a new line: spray-on yoga pants.
Clearly an April Fool’s joke, Lululemon embraced a recent gag video created by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, by displaying the spray-on “pants” on its website: