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Casey Newton / The Verge:
How Apple changed the world again: the App Store turns five   —  Apple's mobile software marketplace kickstarted the post-PC era — so why was Steve Jobs so against it?  —  Five years ago today, the App Store opened for business.  On its first day, the store offered 500 applications …
Jul 11, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
YouTube renews Vevo deal, buys stake in company to keep music videos off Facebook   —  Google said today that it has renewed its agreement with Vevo, the music video distributor, keeping its popular programming on YouTube and preventing it from falling into the hands of its rivals.
Jul 2, 2013, 9:55 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
First clues emerge about Jelly, Twitter co-founder's mysterious new startup   —  On April 1st, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone posed a question on a company blog: “What is Jelly?”  The answer, he said, is a new company and product named after the jellyfish.  Unmentioned in the post is that Jelly …
Jun 27, 2013, 3:35 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Inside Pocket: how a startup beat its rivals to build the ‘DVR for everything’   —  Nate Weiner turned down millions from Evernote to stay independent — but how big a business can you build off a bookmarklet?  —  The day before he turned 27, Nate Weiner drove from San Francisco to Mountain View …
Jun 18, 2013, 3:20 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sony to require PlayStation Plus membership for online multiplayer gaming on PS4   —  Playing online multiplayer games on PlayStation 4 will apparently require a PlayStation Plus membership, Sony said today during its E3 liveblog.  A slide shown during the presentation said “immersive multiplayer online” …
Jun 11, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Mad genius Rickrolls and crashes Vine with full-length music video embed   —  Web developer Will Smidlein managed to bypass the six-second upload limit on Vine today, inserting the entirety of Rick Astley's immortal “Never Gonna Give You Up” into a post that was ultimately taken down by Twitter.
Jun 3, 2013, 8:15 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Fan TV revealed: is this the set-top box we've been waiting for?   —  Built in secret, Fanhattan is finally showing off its Yves Behar-designed device to the world.  —  In June 2011, a Silicon Valley startup released a well received iOS app named Fanhattan to serve as a central place for finding streaming video.
May 30, 2013, 2:25 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Gmail wages war on inbox clutter with new design for mobile and desktop   —  Three years after Priority Inbox, Google tries another approach at managing email overload  —  Google begins rolling out a redesigned Gmail today with an eye on removing inbox clutter, separating bulk emails …
May 29, 2013, 12:05 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Temping fate: can TaskRabbit go from side gigs to real jobs?   —  The errand marketplace hires for longer-term work, and may add benefits  —  Not long ago, Chris Mok worked in the advertising department for Macy's in San Francisco, booking models for the department store's catalogs.
May 23, 2013, 11:45 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Windows Phone hits 145,000 apps, but progress slows   —  Microsoft's efforts to build out the app ecosystem for Windows Phone 8 appear to be reaching a plateau.  Buried in today's announcement of the Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon was the fact that the Windows Phone Store now has 145,000 apps …
May 11, 2013, 7:30 PMIn context

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