Vimeo Finally Adds Chromecast Support Via Its iOS App

vimeo Streaming video service Vimeo now works with Chromecast, the company announced this morning, making it one of the more high-profile services to support Google’s dongle-based media player which plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and allows you to “cast” video, photos, music and more from your phone or computer to your television’s big screen. The Vimeo integration… Read More

Vimeo Finally Adds Chromecast Support Via Its iOS App

vimeo Streaming video service Vimeo now works with Chromecast, the company announced this morning, making it one of the more high-profile services to support Google’s dongle-based media player which plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and allows you to “cast” video, photos, music and more from your phone or computer to your television’s big screen. The Vimeo integration… Read More

Koru Raises $8M Series A Round For Its Talent Marketplace

Koru is a Seattle-based talent marketplace that helps college grads find jobs at tech companies by putting them through an intensive business program. As the company today announced, it has raised an $8 million Series A round led by Maveron, with participation from new investors City Light Capital and Trilogy Equity Partners, as well as existing investors Battery Ventures and First Round. Read More

Amazon WorkMail Takes On Microsoft And Google For Enterprise Email And Calendars

aws_logo Amazon has a new product called WorkMail debuting today (via Forbes), which is an email and calendaring service that aims to provide those tools for corporate customers. The tech is based on Amazon Web Services, and aims to best the reigning champs (which include Microsoft, and to a lesser extent, Google) in terms of ease of use and security. The WorkMail product is compatible with… Read More

How the biggest tech companies stack up on corporate diversity

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At the end of his keynote address at this year's CES in Las Vegas, an event normally dominated by gadget talk, Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich struck a serious note by laying out a plan to improve diversity at his company and in the industry at large.

"I'm here to say tonight it's time to step up and do more," Krzanich said in his remarks, before pledging $300 million to boost diversity. "It's not good enough to say we value diversity and then have our workplaces and our industry not reflect the full availability and talent pool of women and underrepresented minorities."

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The Race To Zero Is Awesome

Screen Shot 2014-11-09 at 9.52.46 AM It’s Sunday, so let’s stretch our legs a little bit. Earlier today Julie Bort of Business Insider wrote an interesting piece detailing the rapidly-approaching end game of the storage wars: The prices consumers and businesses pay for cloud storage are racing to zero, and that’s forcing new jockeying inside the crowded industry. It’s a trend that’s been underway… Read More

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Dishes On The Cloud, Gender Inequality In Tech And Piracy-As-Freemium

After recently managing to stuff two feet into his mouth at the same time, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stopped by CNBC for a wide-ranging interview covering not only his recent comments on women in the workplace, but also his company’s bets on the cloud, and how Microsoft has long had an implicitly freemium business model. Read More

Why Does Google Want to Deliver Dog Food in Rural Australia?

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Google made waves on Thursday by revealing its secret project to deliver dog food to areas of rural Australia via drones

But why would Google, a company that has worked on projects like driverless cars, personal jet packs and a space elevator, want to deliver dog food — even if it is by flying robots?

Google is a massive company with a variety of exciting projects, but it makes money almost entirely from advertising. Space elevators are great, but they don't pay the bills

To stay competitive against companies like Facebook and Amazon, which are making major inroads on Google's turf, the company must develop offerings to attract companies and users — including drone delivery. Read more...

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The Platform Wars

platform-battle2 During its WWDC keynote this year, Apple took on the world: Dropbox, Box, OneDrive and Google Drive for cloud storage; WhatsApp, Snapchat and BBM for messaging; Skype and your cell phone for calls; Google for search; and so on. Hell, Apple even took on Objective-C. Read More

Fauxsumerism: Cyber Window Shopping Is a Millennial Habit

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Ever since there were shops, people have enjoyed window shopping. But a new phenomenon is emerging that takes the habit to the extreme.

If you save things to your Amazon wishlist without ever actually buying them, browse gadgets, clothes and offers online as a pastime or fill your shopping cart without going through with the payment, you may be a fauxsumer.

This “false consumerism”, particularly prevalent among millenials, is the process of discovering products online without purchasing anything. Shopping without having the goal of actually buying.

The rise of fauxsumerism was revealed in a recent study of 1,300 14-to-34-year olds in the US. These millenials, born between 1980 and 2000 are browsers rather than buyers. The report found they create wishlists, both to engage with brands and for fun, with no intention of actually buying. Sometimes they don’t have the money to make the purchase but save the item anyway. There is even the suggestion that these fauxsumers get the same kick out of saving an item as they would if they had bought it. Read more...

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