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Here are the 10 stupidest things you’re doing with your smartphone

Here are the 10 stupidest things you’re doing with your smartphone

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By now, we’re sure you know that your phone is basically a physical briefcase for your digital identity. Yet so few of us treat it that way.

As hackable as our phones are — and as mind-numbingly ignorant as most of

9 reasons why Flappy Bird has become the latest viral gaming hit

9 reasons why Flappy Bird has become the latest viral gaming hit

Caption: Flappy Bird is a huge hit on mobile.

Source: Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird has taken over the No. 1 spot for free games on the iOS and Google Play app stores in the past week. It’s a simple

This week in tech stock: Earnings bode well for Facebook & Netflix, not so much for Apple & Yahoo

This week in tech stock: Earnings bode well for Facebook & Netflix, not so much for Apple & Yahoo


Check it out, sports fans: We’ve compiled a fun little chart showing exactly how well earnings season went for the top publicly traded companies in tech.

And it’s a delightfully mixed bag. Powerhouse Apple and still-struggling Yahoo went into a power slump, while Netflix rode

There’s no sex in (American video game) violence

There’s no sex in (American video game) violence

Caption: A gamer playing games inside a game.

Source: RockStar Games

The conversation on violence in video games has grown stale. Games don’t make anybody go out and commit violent acts. Most studies confirm this, and common sense will tell you that millions of

The Pebble appstore goes live on Monday; here’s a first look

The Pebble appstore goes live on Monday; here’s a first look


Pebble is finally launching its application marketplace, the Pebble appstore. The big day of days is Monday, February 3, 2014.

The appstore itself is a smartphone application — Inception! — that shows various apps in a range of categories such as fitness, remotes, notifications, and

9 things you need to know before using social media at work

9 things you need to know before using social media at work


Over the past few months, we’ve collected the thoughts, hopes, and fears of more than 600 people in a survey on social media in the workplace.

And increasingly, those hopes and fears are shifting. It’s less likely that you’ll be scared of “getting caught” using

Funding daily: Big commerce

Funding daily: Big commerce

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E-commerce is making a comeback, with investors pouring gobs of funding into fast-growing online retailers.

Earlier this week, home goods seller One Kings Lane landed a massive $112 million in financing. And today, reports circulated that Wayfair closed a massive $150 million round.These

O Canada, did you spy on airline passengers’ metadata?

O Canada, did you spy on airline passengers’ metadata?


If the antics of Toronto mayor Rob Ford weren’t enough, a new report about spying on airline passengers raises questions about whether Canadians fully deserve their reputations as the most trustworthy and polite people on the planet.

On Thursday, <a class="colorbox" href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/csec-used-airport-wi-fi-to-track-canadian-travellers-edward-snowden-documents-1.2517881"

How Optimizely helped Code.org sign up 15 million students in 5 days

How Optimizely helped Code.org sign up 15 million students in 5 days

Caption: 4th grade girls teaching kindergartners during Hour of Code

Source: Code.org

Code.org got more than 15 million sign-ups in five days for its Hour of Code campaign, with the help of Optimizely’s A/B testing tools.

It took Facebook three years

10X growth in 18 months: StartApp hits 1.5B downloads, 70K installs, and 200M daily impressions

10X growth in 18 months: StartApp hits 1.5B downloads, 70K installs, and 200M daily impressions

Source: Facebook

18 months after it reached the 150 million download plateau, mobile ad platform StartApp announced today that it has now hit over 1.5 billion downloads. And while the official release says the company’s ad software is now embedded in 60,000