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By Tech   on 9/19/2014 2:06 PM

After making a statement last May that the company was going to entertain offers for a possible sale, web hosting company, Rackspace, has decided that they don’t need your money. The company announced on Tuesday that the review of all strategic options, including merger and acquisition proposals, has come to a close and they were going to continue to grow as an independent organization. Earlier this year, Rackspace saw revenues break $20 million for the first time in company history, which undoubtedly contributed to the company’s confidence in moving forward. To read more on Rackspace’s decision, head over to our friends at The New York Times Read More »

By Tech   on 9/11/2014 5:35 PM

Motorola beat Apple to the punch with the new Moto X. Last year, the Moto X made a splash with its unique depth of customization with a hyper-focus on user experience but fell short with lackluster equipment. This year it aims to unseat the kings with a device that has power, luxury, efficiency, and most importantly retains the user experience we’ve come to expect from the X series. Gizmodo offers an extensive review with a full spectrum of the options available.

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By Tech   on 9/4/2014 6:34 PM

Facebook continues to strive to create more value from its metrics and has introduced a new feature - being able to track users time spent on their news feeds. Although some companies may disagree that click-bait is a bad thing, especially those in the newspaper industry, Facebook will factor in the ratio of people clicking on the content and compare it

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By Tech   on 8/28/2014 6:58 PM


As if everything wasn’t fast enough, we can now speed it up even more. Hyperlapse is a simplified way to record, edit and share time-lapse videos on-the-go, all on your smartphone. The app, owned and developed by Instagram, was launched on Tuesday and packs some pretty neat features for casual and power users alike. Simply record, adjust playback speed, save and share..it’s that easy. One hidden feature--arguably the app’s most powerful feature--is its advanced image stabilization which ultimately makes the app useful to the everyday user.

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By Tech   on 8/23/2014 6:34 AM

In the coming months, thousands of print publications will become digital apps on iTunes and Google Play. With billions of downloads per year from the iTunes store alone, publishers face many challenges as they try to draw attention and new readers to their apps. Along with efforts to boost subscribers, publishers need dependable ways to measure reader activity.

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By Tech   on 8/22/2014 12:13 PM

Snapchat is reportedly working on a new service called Snapchat Discovery, which will make it easier for brands to get their ads in front of the app’s users. However, Adam Kleinberg of AdAge cautions marketers to think about where they’re putting their brand before they consider advertising on the platform. Should brands snap out of it when it comes to Snapchat? Read more on AdAg

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By Tech   on 8/15/2014 8:20 PM

Twitter estimated the amount of active user accounts that are “updated automatically”, or rather, bots: around 23 million. This number makes up 8.5 percent of overall active Twitter users. Twitter disclosed these numbers in a report in order to clarify previous comments made about an estimated 14 percent of active users who access Twitter outside of the website and app. Read more about the automated accounts on Quartz.

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By Tech   on 8/8/2014 9:38 AM

Pinterest introduced messaging capabilities to both the desktop site and application. The new feature allows private chatting between users who follow each other. This has big implications for brands who are now able to communicate directly with their audience, developing the potential for deeper connections. Read more about the new feature on Yahoo.

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By Tech   on 7/31/2014 4:42 PM

Snapchat, the photo sharing app that famously twice declined a buyout from Facebook for $3 billion and $4 billion, is in talks with Chinese investors in a move that would value the company at $10 billion. One of the major investors in the app—that ironically has generated $0 in revenue in its entire existence—is Alibaba, the Chinese version of Amazon. Stay up to date on the investment on Huffington Post.

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By Tech   on 7/26/2014 5:47 PM

Six seconds is not a long time for brands to make an impression, but businesses are getting creative when it comes to marketing on the video sharing platform Vine. The social network is one of the largest, with over 40 million users, yet marketers still cannot run paid advertisements or promote videos. Instead brands are utilizing the platform's most popular users, paying them to "organically" push products to their followings. Find out more about this stealth advertising on Mashable.

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