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Rockbot Grabs Funding From Universal Music Group To Bring Its Social Jukebox To More Businesses | TechCrunch

Rockbot , a virtual jukebox solution for businesses, has closed strategic investment from Universal Music Group, which is the largest of the major music labels. That funding will be used as Rockbot seeks to expand its business across a wide range of bars, restaurants and other brick-and-mortar locations throughout the U.S.

Smart Plug Startup Zuli Raises $1.65M And Kicks Off New Pre-Orders | TechCrunch

This new seed round adds to the $175,000 the company raised during its crowdfunding campaign, and should help with the startup achieve a key milestone: Actually shipping to backers. After originally targeting a June 2014 launch date, Zuli is now aiming for November, a delay which is unfortunate for backers but also not unheard of for a Kickstarter hardware campaign. Company co-founders Taylor Umphreys, Sid Bhargava and Ben Chang must’ve done enough to convince its seed investors (including Menlo Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, Logitech, DeNA and more) it will be successful with its initial shipping run, however. The startup is also launching a second batch of pre-orders via its website today, with an early 2015 target ship date.

Meet The Chinese Entrepreneur Gunning For Pixar And DreamWorks

Pixar is so special not because of the quality their animation, but because they know how to tell a story. With this kind of short, Light Chaser might do well in the Chinese market, but if they want to compete with Pixar in the US they're going to have to seriously step up their game in both story and sound design. Even the animation is lacking in both physics and textures. There is little to differentiate this film from the myriad of ho-hum animated flicks on Vimeo that never see the box office.

This Guy Is Launching 12 Startups in 12 Months | Business | WIRED

In April 2013, Levels sold most of his possessions—everything that couldn’t fit into a single carry-on—and booked a flight to Thailand. It took him awhile to get any real work done. Several ideas fell by the wayside. “I’d work on them for a long time, trying to get them perfect, then I’d move on to the next thing,” he says. “I was always scared to launch.” He settled on the 12 Startups in 12 Months gimmick so that he would actually see his ideas through. This past March, he launched his first service, Play My Inbox.

User-Generated Content Portal Wikia Raises Another $15M To Crack Into Asia | TechCrunch

Other strategic investors in this round that are pushing the drive into Asia include Asuka Investments, owned by Tsuguhiko Kadokawa, Chairman of KADOKAWA Corporation – one of Japan’s largest publishers of anime, comic book and video games; Tose – a silent force behind the video game market that has developed thousands of first party games for leading Japanese and global video game publishers; and Suneight – a boutique investment firm that helped Wikia arrange a portion of Japanese investment; and Nobuyuki Idei – the former CEO of Sony that is the founder of Quantum Leaps.

Amazon Opens Up Its Enterprise Cloud Storage Service Zocalo To All | TechCrunch

While Zocalo is aimed at the enterprise crowd, many of whom are still paying for legacy, on-premise solutions, it is to some extent a competitor with consumer-first services like Dropbox, which is now trying to stretch itself further into the “Pro” and business markets where it’s up against other cloud storage rivals like Box and Google Drive.

Don't act surprised: Google has a drone-delivery program

Google has gone in all sorts of wild directions in recent years, experimenting with contact lenses that could help people with diabetes, self-driving cars , Google Glass , of course, and even a cardboard version of a virtual-reality device . But as Google has ventured from its original intent to provide a way to search the Internet (and sell advertising), it’s moved into, among other areas, providing goods to people with Google Shopping Express. Perhaps Project Wing could lead to a whole new way to deliver goods instead of the truck.

Jack Ma Emerges as China’s Richest Man Before Alibaba IPO

“Whether it’s Pony Ma or Jack Ma who becomes China’s richest man depends on whether you favor Tencent or Alibaba,” IResearch’s Wang said, referring to Tencent’s Ma by his nickname. “Baidu is also another strong competitor. So Robin Li also has the same potential to become China’s richest man.”

David Chase finally reveals Tony's fate on 'The Sopranos'

( ) -- For the past seven years, the final scene of "The Sopranos" has had viewers and fans scratching their heads over what the heck happened. It was perhaps the most divisive series finale of all time, leading legions of people to think their televisions went out and spawning a plethora of close readings of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'."

Report: Apple Will Announce the iWatch at the iPhone Event

going to be releasing a new iPhone with a bigger screen. It's very possible it will be called the iPhone 6, and some think that Apple will offer the new phone in different sizes, perhaps a 5.5-inch and a 4.7-inch, which would be a slight bump to the current iPhone 5S's a 4-inch screen size. The jury is still out, however, on whether the new iPhone will feature a curved screen, though reliable sources have tweeted images that show just that .

Alibaba First-Quarter Profit Triples Ahead of IPO

Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Alibaba’s profit jumped in the first quarter as advertisers boosted spending on the Tmall and Taobao Chinese e-commerce platforms ahead of its initial public offering. Bloomberg Contributing Editor Paul Kedrosky and Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson report on “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Standalone Xbox One Kinect Sensor: October 7 for $149.99

Microsoft today announced plans to sell the Xbox One Kinect sensor separately. The standalone option comes with Dance Central Spotlight (available as a digital download with 10 tracks) and is set to go on sale on October 7 for $149.99.

Pump and Dump: How to Rig the Entire IPO Market with just $20 Million

While it’s possible that one or the other startup might become the next Facebook or Google, there are only a few Facebooks and Googles, but there are many startups whose business model and permanent lack of profits will eventually bring them down to reality, either in the portfolios of retail investors, or as a write-off by the acquirers, whose shares are also stuffed into the nest eggs of retail investors. Along the way, Wall Street extracts fees from all directions. That’s the Wall Street money transfer machine. It smells like a rose when all stocks go up, but when the tide turns…. OK, that won’t ever happen.

3D-Printed ‘Bump Key’ Can Open Almost Any Lock | TechCrunch

Bump keys are primitive tools used by locksmiths (and HAXoRZ) to knock open simple locks. Until now, many locks were secure simply because they were too complex to be bumped and, as a result, you had a bit of security by obscurity. That’s all changing.

Angry Birds maker Rovio chooses a new CEO to succeed longtime boss in 2015

“It has been an amazing ride and in the coming months I will be very happy to pass the hoodie to Pekka Rantala, who will take Rovio to the next level,” Mikael Hed said. “Pekka is known to be a great leader with experience building successful global consumer brands. I will continue to play an active role and will support Pekka in any way I can to ensure Rovio’s continued success.”

U.S. judge rejects Apple bid for injunction against Samsung

Samsung is still appealing the result of a blockbuster 2012 trial over a separate batch of patents, with Samsung seeking to undo $930 million in damages. And while Apple says those damages should stand, the iPhone maker is no longer asking an appeals court to revive its bid for a permanent sales ban against several older Samsung phones.

Why More Companies Should Submit To Peer Review | TechCrunch

Academia is governed by a process called “peer review,” which ensures research is validated and reasoning is sound. More simply, it weeds out the real insights from the fluff. Meanwhile, most corporate data (think surveys, white papers), is made public after only an internal, inherently biased review. With recent backlash toward Facebook’s emotions experiment , being cognizant and transparent with data is more important than ever.

The Last of Us Remastered update adds new weapons, multiplayer battlegrounds

The Last of Us is coming to the PlayStation 4 in the form of The Last of Us Remastered. In addition to technical and visual updates, The Last of Us Remastered includes an exclusive director’s commentary for all in-game cinematics featuring Creative Director and Writer, Neil Druckmann; Voice Actor, Troy Baker, who plays Joel; and BAFTA Award winning Voice Actress, Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie. Major content releases such as the single-player expansion Left Behind will also be included with The Last of Us Remastered.

MSN Messenger to shut down in China, its final stronghold

It may have disappeared in the rest of the world last year, but MSN/Windows Live Messenger still hung on in China — until now.

Microsoft removes 1500 apps from Windows Store, will refund anyone who purchased them - Neowin

While they said that most developers have been receptive to the changes and had good intentions, by agreeing to change their current app, others have not been happy about the change. Because of this, Microsoft has removed over 1500 apps as a part of this review and will refund any money spent by consumers on these apps since they were determined to be misleading.

Where To Sell Your Old iPhone For the Most Money

Apple is the biggest hardass about phone trade-ins. Meaning, if you don't have the newest device in the best condition, don't bother barking up this tree. Apple's only taking as old as iPhone 4's and as new as iPhone 5's, so it's a pretty small window for what you can return there. You also can't really fudge the phone's condition, because you have to answer questions about the buttons, display, enclosure, etc. It's like a short answer test to say, Amazon's multiple choice exam that's graded on a curve. An iPhone 4 will get you $75 if and only if it's nearly perfect, and a 5 will get you a respectable $225 in the form of an Apple gift card. So if you're planning on buying a new iPhone, the cycle just continues.

Alibaba Beefs Up Cloud Business

For Alibaba, any deal with Gokuai would be a minor one financially, given the size of funding Gokuai has so far received. A funding round in January 2013 raised 40 million yuan ($6.5 million) for Gokuai. But Alibaba’s interest in Gokuai, whose storage services are somewhat similar to Box Inc. of the U.S., is the latest indication of its bigger plans in cloud computing. Gokuai’s investors include Shanghai-based venture capital firm Gobi Partners and U.S.-based Sequoia Capital. Mr. Jiang said Gokuai has about 3 million registered users.

Samsung's new smartwatch, the Gear S, can make calls and go online without a smartphone - The Next Web

In terms of looks, the Gear S comes with a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display at a 360×480 resolution, which users can read messages and notifications on, with features including conversation view and condensed font. It also boasts customizable screen options and changeable straps so that users can tailor the watch to their tastes.

Twitter wants everyone to know how many people read their tweets

Publishers and verified users have been able to track view counts on organic tweets since last month , but Twitter is looking to make that data more widely accessible. Today, the microblogging social network revealed that this analytics feature is no longer limited to people or companies with a tiny blue check mark on their profile. The tweet activity dashboard is now also available to users who are active primarily in English, Japanese and Spanish, and have had an account for longer than two weeks. And don't worry, support for additional languages is coming -- Twitter let it be known that it is working to bring its tool to everyone sometime "soon." So, there it is, now you won't have to wonder if anyone's actually reading those thoughtful (and wonderful) tweets of yours.

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Still Face Many Obstacles | MIT Technology Review

Google’s cars can detect and respond to stop signs that aren’t on its map, a feature that was introduced to deal with temporary signs used at construction sites. But in a complex situation like at an unmapped four-way stop the car might fall back to slow, extra cautious driving to avoid making a mistake. Google says that its cars can identify almost all unmapped stop signs, and would remain safe if they miss a sign because the vehicles are always looking out for traffic, pedestrians and other obstacles.

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' Has Co-Op Multiplayer Mode, Microtransactions

Look, I know this looks interesting enough but let me explain why this multiplayer and microtransaction business is still downright disgusting. This whole debacle means that there was some serious time and manpower invested into generating assets for the multiplayer; the ultimate point is this: whichever money you spent in your microtransaction multiplayer is money you didn’t invest on making the single player as awesome as it could be. As a consumer I find this deeply concerning since I have historically played Bioware games for the single player experience. The -only- thing I want from Bioware is a mindblowing single player experience, and the fact that they’ve taken time to develop this shows how little they understand or even care about what me and a considerable chunk of their long time costumers want; all so they can tack in a multiplayer that cannot hold a candle to an RPG game a multiplayer mechanic at the core of the game design, a game that is infinitely close to both our hearts, Dark Souls. I came here for an epic story and tactical gameplay, and I don’t want a single cent of my sixty dollars (more like 76 since I live in Mexico) to go to some multiplayer crap, From Software delivers a far superior experience and I don’t appreciate any half baked attempts to take off resources from the single player experience I’m paying for.

Startup lessons from the Knight News Challenge: Make damn sure you fill a market need

The Knight Foundation looked at the 28 media-focused startups it funded as part of its News Challenge competition in 2010 and 2011 and came up with some useful lessons for those who might want to follow in their footsteps

LG G Watch R Will Offer A Circular Smartwatch With Android Wear In Q4 2014 | TechCrunch

The G Watch R also includes an optical heart rate sensor, which is present on the Samsung Gear Live but absent on the original G Watch, and supports 22mm watch bands (it ships with a calfskin leather black strap, too). It’ll run Android Wear, of course, and has a gyroscope, accelerometer, compass and barometer built-in. IP67 rating means that it has the same dust and water resistance as the Galaxy S5, which includes the ability to be submerged for up to 30 minutes in water up to a meter deep.

Cotap, A WhatsApp For The Workplace, Adds Box, Dropbox, Google, OneDrive And Desktop App | TechCrunch

Cotap , a startup founded by former Yammer executives Jim Patterson and Zack Parker that launched last year with the premise of becoming a “ WhatsApp for the workplace “, is today unveiling a new build of its product, and a wider remit. Cotap is going beyond mobile messaging and moving into file sharing, with integrations with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive; adding web and desktop apps (native to Mac first) to use Cotap when you are not on a smartphone or tablet; and releasing updated mobile apps for iOS and Android.

31 SAS Analytics U | SAS

In addition to world-class analytical software, SAS Analytics U also offers a variety of resources and ways to connect with fellow SAS Analytics U-sers (See what we did there?).

Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods

Google spokesman Ray Gobberg said it was too soon to discuss specific business plans for the delivery drones, but the company said on its website that self-flying vehicles could offer a cheaper, faster and less wasteful way to move goods.

IGN on Twitter: Nintendo has revealed new 3DS and 3DS XL models with dual analogue control support:

RT @IGN : Nintendo has revealed new 3DS and 3DS XL models with dual analogue control support:

The Technology behind Hyperlapse from Instagram

Yesterday we released Hyperlapse from Instagram—a new app that lets you capture and share moving time lapse videos. Time lapse photography is a technique in which frames are played back at a much faster rate than that at which they’re captured. This allows you to experience a sunset in 15 seconds or see fog roll over hills like a stream of water flowing over rocks. Time lapses are mesmerizing to watch because they reveal patterns and motions in our daily lives that are otherwise invisible.

Take Forza Horizon 2 out for a test drive next month

Forza Horizon 2 follows the 2012 spin-off Forza Horizon, and is primarily being developed by the same studio, Playground Games. Forza Horizon 2 is expected to launch this fall. The next-gen racer will be set in southern Europe and base its events around a music festival. It's the second game in the series to launch on Xbox One, the first being Turn 10's Forza 5, which launched with the console in November. The Xbox One version of Forza Horizon 2 is being developed by Playground Games, whereas the Xbox 360 version is in development by Sumo Digital, creator of Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed. Playground is collaborating with Turn 10 for the next-gen game, sharing some tech and staff to develop the game.

The One Word Men Never See In Their Performance Reviews

I'd love to see a professional performance review that uses the word "douchebag" or "asshole" in it. There are derogatory words that can be used for both sexes. That "abrasive" comes up in this small case study exclusively for women does not negate that there are other words that may come up exclusively for men, or words that come up for workers of either sex. More telling, to me, is that in the men's reviews, constructive criticism about how to add skills was more prevalent than in women's reviews. That, perhaps, more than the adjectives is what we should be focusing on here.

This Map Shows Everything On The Internet At Once

Here's a new way of looking at the world: A map showing the location of every single device connected to the Internet.

Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees With Liberal Arts Degrees

This is a great point but as much as it supports the liberal arts, the language in this article still only frames the liberal arts educated as being in need of a STEM educated person for translating tech. Sometimes the tech world needs the liberal arts minded to translate the tech world to them. This is exactly what everyone doesn't see, and I'm not sure why this is a such a problem. We ALL study algorithms. Math and logical reasoning is inherent in everything. A code change can be initiated by someone with no "coding" background who can describe a desired machine behavior in simplistic language that sets off lightbulbs for an engineer. This defines the clinical perspective, based on external observation of behavior whether it be a machine or a human being, that is missing from tech. Stop talking about and do something about then.

Raw Video: Arthur T. Demoulas on return to Market Basket

Arthur T. Demoulas speaks to supporters about his return to Market Basket.

Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

Overall, the findings indicate that in the Snowden case, social media did not provide new forums for those who might otherwise remain silent to express their opinions and debate issues. Further, if people thought their friends and followers in social media disagreed with them, they were less likely to say they would state their views on the Snowden-NSA story online and in other contexts, such as gatherings of friends, neighbors, or co-workers. This suggests a spiral of silence might spill over from online contexts to in-person contexts, though our data cannot definitively demonstrate this causation. It also might mean that the broad awareness social media users have of their networks might make them more hesitant to speak up because they are especially tuned into the opinions of those around them.

Singld Out, A DNA-Based Dating Service, Can Match You With Dates Who Will Smell Sexy | TechCrunch

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of services out there to help you find someone you might like to have sex with. But there are very few that are run solely by two female founders, and even fewer that use “biological compatibility” as a criteria for matching two users.

27 People Who Can't Handle Hello Kitty Not Being a Cat

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

Scientists are recording the sound of the whole planet

In a few weeks, sensors in Indiana will go online that will record, in the words of Bryan Pijanowski, every sound the Earth makes. The array of microphones, geophones, and barometric gauges will run for a year, taping everything from the songs of birds arriving in the spring to the vibrations of the continent as ocean waves pound the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. They will measure earthquakes on the other side of the world and the stomping of cattle nearby, the ultrasonic whistles of bats and the barometric drop of cold fronts. “I joke to my physicist friends that if I had a microphone small enough, I could record the Higgs boson,” Pijanowski says.

TechCrunch Giveaway: Canon EOS T3i Kit And NeroTrigger | TechCrunch

The second part of this giveaway package is  NeroTrigger , an LCD color-screen designed for high-speed photography, which operates in different modes based on your setting. When attached to your camera, the compact device senses changes in your environment based on one of its six modes, and can quickly set the camera to capture difficult-to-shoot events like lighting or fireworks. The sound mode activates upon hearing a noise, and the laser mode triggers when the beam is broken. Additional modes add HDR and time-lapse capabilities to your camera, and DIY mode allows for a customizable triggering system.

The Creative Benefits Of An Intense Morning Coffee Routine

His coffee routine is time- and concentratio- intensive for so early in the morning on a work day. But not only does it result in "superior coffee," according to Galligan, it forces him to focus intensely on one thing for a moment. That thoughtfulness, in theory, translates to the rest of his day. If he can train his mind to focus on coffee, once he sits down to work he will better concentrate on building product for his popular news app, he says. Psychologists say that we can train our brains to focus better, like any muscle. And Galligan isn't alone in using coffee to this end: Design genius Jony Ive also has a very intense, detail obsessive coffee routine .

5 Robots Booking It to a Classroom Near You

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

6 Entertaining Games Made Entirely in Microsoft Excel

The geniuses at built an Excel version that allows you to play the game, and track your moves to help analyze your strategy. Since the game is made entirely in Excel, you can resume the game at a later time by saving the workbook, and it can be played online or offline. It is available for Excel 2007 or later, and can be downloaded for free here .

When You Flip Through an IKEA Catalog, 75% of the 'Photography' You See is CGI

This photo isn’t actually a photo. From the furniture to the beautiful light falling on the countertops and wood floors, what you’re looking at is a CGI rendering that has replaced 75% of the ‘photos’ in the IKEA catalogs the college kids, divorced men and NYC residents in your life have lying around.

Volcanic Star of Pixar Short Just Wants Somebody to 'Lava' [VIDEO]

Its latest short, Lava , stars a lonely volcano situated in the middle of the ocean. A preview for the upcoming short shows the smiling mountain sweetly pining for someone to love.

Study: Jolts of Electricity to the Brain Can Improve Memory

A new study from Northwestern University suggests that a non-invasive electrical current to the brain can improve an individual's memory.

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53 MIT students figure out how to make delivery-by-drone a reality
54 JPMorgan Hack Said to Start Months Ago Exploiting Many Flaws
55 Forget Passwords. Now Banks Can Track Your Typing Behavior On Phones
56 The battle between your present and future self
57 10 Really (Ahem) Creative Nike+ Running Routes
58 Google Chrome For Mac Will Finally Go 64-Bit, Improving Speed And Decreasing Memory Usage | TechCrunch
59 Balancing Bike-Share Stations Has Become a Serious Scientific Endeavor
60 7 Sins of Social Media Marketing
61 The death of the “gamers” and the women who “killed” them
62 Buy What You 'Like': You Can Now Shop Straight From Instagram
63 Abercrombie & Fitch Drops Its Logo From Clothes
64 The Game Releases 'Don't Shoot' Song to Keep Mike Brown's Memory Alive
65 Honest Descriptions of Netflix Shows, Based on TV Posters
66 Bye, Google Maps.
67 The Dying Tradition of Sri Lankan Stilt Fishing, Captured in Powerful Photos | Raw File | WIRED
68 The reason LG software stinks
69 The Chairless Chair Lets You Sit Anywhere
70 5 Reasons You Should Hang Out With People Who Are Different From You
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74 YouTube Redesign Tweaks Account Switcher and Video Pages
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76 Why Synthetic Marijuana Is More Toxic To The Brain Than Pot
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78 CalPal Adds Messaging To Your Calendar To Simplify Making Plans With Friends | TechCrunch
79 Your Phone Is Key To The Future Of Concerts
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81 Journalism and the internet: Is it the best of times? No -- but it's not the worst of times either
82 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Posters Unleash the Dark-Clad Rebel Army
83 Radical New Theory Could Kill the Multiverse Hypothesis | Science | WIRED
84 Uber's Recruiting Tactics Are Sneaky But Ethical
85 The world wants a bigger iPhone and big smartphones in general - CNET
86 2014 Fab 50: Asia's Tech Takes Over The World
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