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Black, Female, and a Silicon Valley 'Trade Secret'

Black, Female, and a Silicon Valley ‘Trade Secret’

From: CNN A CNNMoney investigation of 20 of the largest tech companies found that the few firms willing to share data about workplace diversity have mostly white and Asian males in their ranks. How diverse is Silicon Valley? Most tech companies really, really don’t want you to know, and the U.S. government isn’t helping shed [...]

Singaporean-Finnish Startup Nonstop Games Raises $2.9M For Core Gaming On iOS, Android

Singaporean-Finnish Startup Nonstop Games Raises $2.9M For Core Gaming On iOS, Android

From: TechCrunch Nonstop Games, a Singaporean-Finnish gaming company (yes, really), just picked up $2.9 million from two Scandinavian venture firms, Creandum and Lifeline Ventures, to build out core games for iOS and Android. The company’s team has an interesting backstory. Henric Suuronen was a head of studio at one of Europe’s biggest social gaming companies Wooga, and [...]

Google closes the book on Reader, announces July 1 sunset

Google closes the book on Reader, announces July 1 sunset

The beloved service, which has suffered increasing neglect as the popularity of RSS declined, is going away From: Yahoo The day long feared by fans of Google Reader has come: the service will shut down, the company said. “We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on [...]

Dropbox, Spotify, Gmail, Skype: Are We In A Subscription Bubble?

Dropbox, Spotify, Gmail, Skype: Are We In A Subscription Bubble?

From: TechCrunch Editor’s note: Ezra Galston is a VC at I2A Fund, a young entrepreneur at Foundation Capital, a Kauffman Fellows Finalist and a second-year MBA student at Chicago Booth. He focuses on early-stage technology investments. Follow him on Twitter @EzraMoGee. It seems like nearly every tech business has sought to employ a subscription model for its services. While [...]

Facebook to announce new look for News Feed

Facebook to announce new look for News Feed

From: CNN Facebook is rolling out a fresh design for its central page, the News Feed, at an event Thursday. The main column that cuts down the center of the Facebook home page currently shows a hodgepodge of updates, photos, links and likes from friends, companies, organizations and any other pages you follow. The feed [...]

Waterproof Phones & Tablets Make a Splash

Waterproof Phones & Tablets Make a Splash

From: CNN Call it a tech-induced hydrophobia. Consumer electronics and water don’t mix, and for many, there are few things more nerve-racking than a smartphone or tablet that’s been accidentally doused. A rainy day or a trip to the beach means gingerly baby-sitting our devices. And kitchens and bathrooms are fraught with danger zones: sinks, [...]

Microsoft Office 2013 review: Nice upgrades, but save your cash

Microsoft Office 2013 review: Nice upgrades, but save your cash

From: CNN Money Office productivity suites — word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases and so on — reached their platonic ideal more than a decade ago. None are in need of any radical reinvention. That’s why Microsoft has been content to incrementally update Office every couple of years. It makes sure its applications run smoothly, folds [...]

Six Tech Resolutions for 2013

Six Tech Resolutions for 2013

From: CNN Between your new regimen of daily workouts, volunteering, painting or whatever else you’ve resolved to do more of in the New Year, make time for a few tech-centric resolutions. They’re low impact and will keep your memories and online identity safer, your mind sharper and your friendships healthier. Here are six you can [...]

Massivedia Wishes You a Wonderful New Year

Massivedia Wishes You a Wonderful New Year

Twitter Is Already Winning The Social TV War, But It Will Soon Do More

Twitter Is Already Winning The Social TV War, But It Will Soon Do More

From: TechCrunch The past few years have been a rollercoaster ride for the social TV market. Driven by the growth of smartphone and tablet usage while viewers watch television, dozens of companies have emerged in that time to aggregate audiences who wish to share what they’re watching on TV with other, like-minded viewers. But for [...]