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Entrepreneurs Tackle Earthquake Safety, Urban Planning Tech In SF's EIR Program


While heavily-funded companies like Airbnb, Lyft and Uber capture the spotlight as companies that controversially shape city life around transportation and space, cities and their governments have a whole bunch of behind-the-scenes needs too. 573 more words

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FCC Questions Verizon's Limits On Unlimited Data

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday grilled Verizon on its plans to slow down the data of the top 5 percent of 4G LTE unlimited users. 301 more words

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The One-Horse Race: 85% Of The 300M Smartphones Shipped In Q2 Were Android

Another milestone for Google’s Android in its unstoppable¬†march to¬†mobile dominance: the operating system accounted for 85% of all smartphones shipped in Q2 — its highest ever proportion, according to a new report from… 695 more words

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Chartboost, Chukong Link Up To Bring Mobile Game Cross-Promotion To Chinese Developers

Now the world’s biggest smartphone market, China represents a wealth of still-growing opportunities for mobile game developers.

While app developers in the West are fretting that the so-called “Gold Rush” is over, China’s market is still growing rapidly… 207 more words

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The Philips Hue Tap Proves An Elegant Accessory For Connected Smart Lights

The Philips Hue system provides lighting that you can control with your smartphone, and automate with location gating and time-based alarms. But for all its fancy magic, I still find myself using physical lightswitches to turn my Hue system on and off, in larger part because often it takes more steps to unlock my iPhone, find the Hue app, open it and select the “All off” or desired scene button. 397 more words

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Geek Wars Loom As Geekatoo Raises $1.7 Million To Once Again Battle The Geek Squad

There’s a battle brewing again in the land of the geeks.

Ever since 1994, when Robert Stephens launched his Geek Squad service in Minneapolis with $200 and a bicycle, his on demand IT department for consumers bestrode the consumer tech services landscape like a colossus with a pocket protector and Scotch-Taped glasses. 578 more words

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