1 hour ago The Next Web Kaylene Hong 1 hour ago

Alibaba teams up with Huawei to let Alipay Wallet users pay with just their fingerprint

As Chinese internet giants are fighting to own people on mobile payment, Alibaba has announced a way to make its payments service Alipay even more secure on a smartphone — with the... [more]

1 hour ago Wall Street Journal 1 hour ago

A College Offers Videogame Scholarships for 'League of Legends'

Prospective students compete for a spot on the nation's first varsity videogame team. At stake: a scholarship that might be worth... [more]

2 hours ago VentureBeat Nathan Millard, Besuccess 2 hours ago

Google plans an accelerator in Seoul — while Samsung stands on the sidelines

Above: Skyline of downtown Seoul, South Korea from Bongeunsa temple.Image Credit: Sean Pavone/ShutterstockGoogle, on an international mission to rapidly connect with the global startup community, has... [more]

5 hours ago GigaOM David Meyer 5 hours ago

German court orders Uber to suspend services across the country

It's not the first ban Uber's faced in Germany, but it is the first country-wide ban and the stakes are much higher this time -- up to €250,000 per infraction, plus possible jail time.... [more]

8 hours ago TechCrunch Ryan Lawler 8 hours ago

When Does Uber Become Cheaper Than Owning A Car?

 Thanks to the proliferation of local transportation services like Uber, we’re entering a world in which people have less reason to drive everywhere they need to go. But at what point will... [more]

8 hours ago GigaOM Carmel Deamicis 8 hours ago

How Facebook's newest teen engineer supported his family with apps until cashing in

18-year-old Michael Sayman has a new job, as one of Facebook's youngest ever full-time engineers. His family has been struggling financially since the recession, and Sayman will be using his new... [more]

8 hours ago New York Times Conor Dougherty 8 hours ago

Drone Developers Consider Obstacles That Cannot Be Flown Around

With the recent demonstration of a drone-based delivery system by Google, the tech industry’s enthusiasm for the devices seems undimmed — but some issues will be difficult to... [more]

9 hours ago TechCrunch Ashwin Ramasamy 9 hours ago

Are All Accelerators Decelerators?

 Hari, a smart and very savvy early-stage entrepreneur, emailed me to ask if it was worth joining a well-known accelerator. I texted an emphatic “No!” We then spoke to each other for... [more]

9 hours ago ArsTechnica Ars Staff 9 hours ago

How a new HTML element will make the Web faster

Soon, you won't need to be the Flash for quicker Web browsing. Flickr user: Katie Krueger The Web is going to get faster in the very near future. And sadly,... [more]

10 hours ago Wall Street Journal 10 hours ago

Tax Firm to Revive Arthur Andersen Name

A tax consultant is buying the rights to use the name of the accounting firm brought down by the Enron scandal.... [more]

12 hours ago The Verge Rich Mccormick 12 hours ago

NASA is building an air traffic control system for drones

NASA is developing an air traffic control system for drones. The New York Times reports the US space agency is working on creating a management system for vehicles that fly at around... [more]

13 hours ago TechCrunch Natasha Lomas 13 hours ago

RunScribe Is A Wearable For Granular Gait Analysis

 Do you heel strike or are you a forefoot runner? If you have no idea what that question means this wearable probably isn’t for you. RunScribe is aiming for serious running geeks who want... [more]

13 hours ago TechCrunch Vladimir Edelman 13 hours ago

Tables, Tablets, Data And Eating

 Restaurants as we know them have remained the same for over two hundred years, and fables about amazing restaurant tech have inevitably leapt to futuristic ideas: robot waiters, food printers,... [more]

15 hours ago TechCrunch Rajat Suri 15 hours ago

The New Era Of Smart Dining

 The restaurant industry has been around for a long time – since the dawn of Western civilization itself. Starting in Ancient Rome, some of the earliest known public restaurants, called... [more]

15 hours ago TechCrunch Greg Kumparak 15 hours ago

Apple Publishes The Top 10 Reasons They Reject Apps

 Whether you’ve ever built an iOS app or not, you’ve probably heard tales of how frustrating it can be to get Apple’s stamp of approval. But why does Apple reject apps? What are... [more]

15 hours ago TechCrunch John Biggs 15 hours ago

What Students Really Carry Back To School

 Back-to-school stories are click fodder. They allow for marketers to feel they are directly addressing a group of easy marks. After all, when is your life more insecure than on the cusp of a... [more]

16 hours ago GigaOM Kevin Fitchard 16 hours ago

Meet the slimiest thing on the internet of things: SK Telecom's connected eel farm

You may have a hub for smart home, but an aquaculture farm in South Korea now has a smart hub for its eel tanks. There, sensors, servers and smartphones monitor the health of thousands of eels. Meet... [more]

17 hours ago TechCrunch Matthew Panzarino 17 hours ago

Twitter's Timeline Could Get (More) Algorithmic

 Twitter has changed significantly over the past 8 years. With every new product manager and leadership cadre there have been attempts to make it more accessible to new users and more sticky for... [more]

17 hours ago TechCrunch Frederic Lardinois 17 hours ago

Vandrico Wants To Become The Wearables Platform For The Workplace

 If you know about Vandrico, it’s probably because of the company’s cool wearables database we featured earlier this year. That was just a byproduct of Vandrico’s research,... [more]

17 hours ago ArsTechnica Cyrus Farivar 17 hours ago

Cities scramble to upgrade 'stingray' tracking as end of 2G network looms

Thomas Hawk OAKLAND, CA—Documents released last week by the City of Oakland reveal that it is one of a handful of American jurisdictions attempting... [more]

17 hours ago Re/code Arik Hesseldahl 17 hours ago

Apple Says It is "Actively Investigating" Celeb Photo Hack

Milagli / Shutterstock Apple said it was “actively investigating” the violation of several of its iCloud accounts, in which revealing photos and videos of prominent Hollywood actresses... [more]

17 hours ago TechCrunch Ingrid Lunden 17 hours ago

If Apple Makes A Move Into Mobile Payments, It Could Not Come At A Better Time

 Apple, the reports say, will add NFC technology to the iPhone 6, and it will debut a mobile wallet-style service that could include integrations with American Express, Visa and MasterCard and... [more]

20 hours ago The Next Web Owen Williams 20 hours ago

This could be the Apple iCloud flaw that led to celebrity photos being leaked

An alleged breach in Apple’s iCloud service may be to blame for countless leaks of private celebrity photos this week. On Monday, a Python script emerged on GitHub (which we’re... [more]

yesterday GigaOM David Meyer yesterday

Web banking service Holvi tests API for integrating other services with its platform

The Finnish company is gunning for makers and small businesses that want a web-centric kind of checking account with functionality ranging from web shops to invoicing, and with the ability to... [more]

yesterday TechCrunch Catherine Shu yesterday

JUMP Cable Is The Right Smartphone Charger For Forgetful People

 Like many other users, the battery on my iPhone tends to die right before the end of the day. One obvious solution is to use a case like the Mophie, but I don’t like increasing the size of... [more]

yesterday VentureBeat Venky Ganesan yesterday

How mobile marketplaces are creating a million new U.S. jobs   

GUEST POSTImage Credit: techiOnline marketplaces such as Uber and Instacart are rapidly transforming the way people get what they want – whether it’s a ride, a meal, or a pet sitter... [more]

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