Many media outlets have figured out that they need to focus on mobile, but for the most part their apps fail to take advantage of the smartphone’s potential, and if they aren’t careful Google will get there before they do Read more »
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Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has reportedly been meeting with big companies to pitch the ephemeral messaging app as a content channel and advertising option, according to the Wall Street Journal. Ads would appear as part of “Snapchat Discovery,” a new product that would include articles and video from media companies. Users would hold down their screens to see such content, prefaced by an ad. It could be a lucrative audience — the WSJ also reported that now more than 500 million snaps are reportedly sent a day and half the users are teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17.
Two companies are working on selective laser sintering 3D printers that cost less than $35,000, including one desktop option that costs $8,300, after several important patents expired this year. Read more »
Computer scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are joining the fight for open source chips with an instruction set architecture called RISC-V. They view it as a true open source project that can empower smaller companies and even researchers to innovate on chip design. Read more »
The Sharp Aquos smartphone with those oh-so-skinny bezels announced earlier this week in Japan is officially coming to the United States, and no surprise, it’s headed exclusively to Sprint and its prepaid subsidiaries, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. But what is a bit of a surprise is how attractively priced it is: At $240 without a contract, it represents a strong challenge to the Moto G LTE for the mid-range Android crown. It’s even cheaper on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, checking in at $150 when purchased locked from Sprint’s prepaid MVNOs. There isn’t an official release date yet, but it should be available later this fall.
Rdio has long neglected the living room, but now, the music subscription service is getting ready to relaunch its Roku app. Here’s a first look. Read more »
One YC company debuted to raucous laughter and applause at Summer 2014 Demo Day. Here’s why. Read more »
Netflix, the online streaming giant, has signed a paid peering deal with Time Warner Cable, meaning that it now has deals with the four biggest U.S. ISPs. Read more »
Intellectual Ventures, which has been the scourge of the tech industry for years, may be in trouble after reportedly laying off 20 percent of its staff. Read more »
Google Maps have become the default, “go to” mapping solution for mobile and web developers. But there are alternatives to Google Maps that can often deliver a mapping experience tailored to the application to provide a more engaging user experience. Read more »