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The Real Reason Facebook Bought WhatsApp

Steve Harmon | Posted 04.23.2014 | Technology
Steve Harmon

So Zuckerberg is smart. First Instagram and now WhatsApp. What's next? I bet more. Lots of acts (small and large) must fill the stage called Facebook for it to be a success longer term.

Why Do Fads Fade? The Inevitable Death of Flappy Bird

Nir Eyal | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
Nir Eyal

Given the meteoric success and subsequent decline of other games like Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds, and FarmVille, perhaps the death of Flappy Bird was more than a rash decision. Perhaps it was a mercy killing?

4 Startup Tech Trends To Look For In 2014

Jose Vasquez | Posted 04.21.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

No matter which camp you're in, or if you're already making waves as a startup entrepreneur, be sure you're paying attention to these four rising tech trends in 2014.

Share Your Affection for the River City With the Louisville Love App

Roadtrippers | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Hey Louisville, there's a new app out there created just for you and your beautiful city. The Louisville Love app takes your snapshots from around t...

Nokia App Social: Encouraging Engagement Through Mobile App Social Recommendations

Lin Humphrey | Posted 04.15.2014 | Technology
Lin Humphrey

In the crowded smartphone market, a rich app ecosystem is a minimum requirement for manufacturers.

6 Ways to Save Money for Spring Break

Her Campus | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Her Campus

Although it's only a month into the semester and your days of fun in the sun may seem far away, that glorious week off will come sooner than you expect. If you're planning on traveling during spring break this year, it's a good idea to plan ahead so that you have extra spending money.

The New Famous: Hollywood vs. Social Media

Sarah Klegman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Klegman

I was basically an agent, like in Entourage. Except I also produced content, I could wear jeans more often and I had a soul.

Would You Post Your Deepest Secrets Online?

Lindsey Saletta | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Lindsey Saletta

If you had a deep, dark, potentially life-damaging secret, would you post it on a public website for strangers to comment on? No? Well, what if it was anonymous? Still no?

One Trick To Beating Flappy Bird

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.10.2014 | Comedy

Flappy Bird, the massively addictive mobile game, took the world by storm before its creator removed it from the Internet over the weekend. What's lef...

Kansas City Man Predicts ESurance Super Bowl Commercial Winner Before Announcement

Jason Grill | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology
Jason Grill

So how in the world is it possible that JohnnyOptimist was able to predict this? Did he have or get inside info? Is he truly a psychic? The answer is none of the above.

Republicans Using Fake Websites to Trick Donors Is Just the Start

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

Not thinking anything of it he entered his financial information and hit submit. What he didn't notice was the small print at the bottom of the screen.

Why I'll Put My Phone Down on the National Day of Unplugging

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Tanya Schevitz

Be honest. When is the last time you picked your children up from school and focused on them without checking email, texting or sneaking a peek at Facebook soon after they got in the car?

#NotBuyingIt App Challenges Sexist Media

Chip Chick | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women
Chip Chick

An ad objectifying a woman to sell goods, in and of itself, isn't terribly significant. Most everyone will get over the tastelessness. We'll move on to the next thing. The problem is in the cultural norms that sexist advertising preserves.

4 Tools to Help Monitor Your Accounts for Fraud

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.01.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Fortunately, with the help of financial tools, consumers can keep a close eye on their accounts for any suspicious activity with these free tools.

Up Your 'Gram Game

James Beard Foundation | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste
James Beard Foundation

We couldn't help but think about improving our food photos -- so we consulted an expert.

Resurrect Shadow Detail In Your Photographs With the App InstaFlash

John Paul Caponigro | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
John Paul Caponigro

Are the shadows in many of your images so dark it's hard to see detail in them? Would you like to see more detail in shadows without making highlights overly bright? Who doesn't have this problem? There's a quick and easy cure. Use InstaFlash to bring shadow detail out into the open.

No Longer Science Fiction: Start-Up Unveils Radical Consciousness Technology

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Gregory Weinkauf

CONSCIOUSNESS APP from Subtangle on Vimeo. The world reads news together. The world listens to music together. But can the world feel together? And...

When Apps Get a Bad Rap

Diana Graber | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

I don't know about you, but restricting my kids from something they are already using or doing, especially without solid evidence of nefarious behavior on their part, is a parenting strategy that hasn't worked out particularly well for me.

Kids and Educational Media: Desire to Learn vs. Design to Teach

David Kleeman | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
David Kleeman

"Educational" TV isn't necessarily "quality" TV, and while the government can demand that broadcasters offer shows with curriculum and goals, it can't enforce that they be any good.

Learning at Home: Can Educational Media Jump-Start Learning in America?

Michael Levine | Posted 03.26.2014 | Education
Michael Levine

How much of the time kids spend on these devices is helping them prepare for their futures? Are the tablets and apps that parents are buying for them signaling a shift towards compelling educational content? Not yet, according to the people who should know best: their parents.

11 Travel Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier

Aly Walansky | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Aly Walansky

Several years into an increasingly busy travel and lifestyles writing career, I've managed to still avoid getting an international plan on my phone or paying roaming charges. I've survived with copious amounts of research and some pretty awesome apps. Here are some of my favorites!

3 Essential Apps for Your Health

Meghan Telpner | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Meghan Telpner

The phone. The thing we love. Love to hate. Hate being attached to. Love killing time with. We pretend it makes us more productive, but really it j...

Apple Bails Out Thieving Little Kids

Jerome Schultz | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Jerome Schultz

Kids under age 5 or 6 might not have understood the ethics or the mechanics of this game, but what the heck are they doing shopping online without parents looking on? Kids age 7 or older, having reached the "age of reason," know exactly what's going on here. Ignorance is no defense.

7 Surprisingly Inspiring Kids' Tech Trends for 2014

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

For a lot of parents, the negative headlines about cyberbullying and sexting don't track with their families' experience of technology. Many folks are seeing their kids learn, grow and benefit from innovations in the tech world.

Technology That Leads Local Governments Forward

Steve Lucas | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Steve Lucas

The important thing for these cities will be to find and adopt next generation technology platforms that easily scale to the right size for a city in terms of ease of use, flexibility and cost.