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  • Nike has reportedly fired most of its FuelBand team and is getting out of the hardware business

    18 April 2014, 9:49 pm by: Mathew Ingram

    Nike has let go most of the members of its FuelBand wearables unit and will stop developing new versions of the device, according to a report by CNET. The tech news site quoted an unnamed person “familiar with the matter” as saying that the firm has […]
  • Welcome to the spectrum-dome: FCC lays groundwork for its controversial incentive auction

    18 April 2014, 1:55 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    The FCC has issued its proposed rules for the 2015 incentive auction, which aims to repurpose a sizable chunk of the UHF TV band for 4G. The FCC will make its first -- but not last -- vote in May.
  • LinkedIn surpasses 300M members, announces its “mobile moment”

    18 April 2014, 12:50 pm by: Lauren Hockenson

    On Friday, social network and recruiting site LinkedIn announced via blog post that it had officially surpassed 300 million members, with 100 million members based in the U.S. alone. Acquiring roughly 100 million users since January 2013, the company noted…
  • Should autonomous cars behave like automatons or act like human drivers?

    18 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    Eventually autonomous cars will change the rules of the road, packing themselves onto streets and highways in the most efficient way possible. But the first autonomous cars will need to drive as badly as humans.
  • Drones 101 and why your August smart lock hasn’t shipped just yet

    18 April 2014, 3:01 am by: Stacey Higginbotham

    We're answering some tough questions this week on the podcast starting with what's that up in the sky and ending with, why hasn't my smart lock shipped yet.
  • Google is sending dummy Glass units to prospective Explorers

    17 April 2014, 7:46 pm by: Kif Leswing

    A Reddit user received four nonfunctional pairs of Glass in the mail, each with a different titanium frame and different color of Glass, in what Google has confirmed to be a try-before-you-buy program.
  • apps add support for Chromecast

    17 April 2014, 1:42 pm by: Kif Leswing added Chromecast support for its iOS and Android apps on Thursday, giving baseball fans yet another way to stream America’s favorite pastime to their televisions. As always, live streaming requires a $129.99 premium subscription and in-market…
  • After big payday for WhatsApp, more app makers resort to “growth hacking”

    17 April 2014, 1:08 pm by: Jeff John Roberts

    Are you receiving a barrage of text message "invitations" to try an app? Blame desperate messaging apps that are trying to "growth hack" their way to survival.
  • Citymapper raises $10M to help you navigate on buses and trains

    17 April 2014, 12:28 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    Citymapper is more known in London than it is in the U.S., but with $10 million in new capital it plans to expand into other big metro areas where large numbers of public transit commuters live.
  • Ericsson solidifies OpenStack commitment with big assist from Mirantis

    17 April 2014, 11:10 am by: Barb Darrow

    The use of OpenStack in Ericsson's core next-gen gear means mobile operators will be able to roll out features faster and use cheaper hardware, said Mirantis CEO Adrian Ionel.

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