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Sam Byford / The Verge:
Galaxy S5 sold 40 percent fewer units than Samsung predicted: WSJ   —  A report in The Wall Street Journal claims that Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship phone has performed below expectations.  The S5 is said to have sold 12 million units in its first three months on sale; roughly 4 million fewer …
Nov 24, 2014, 7:20 AMIn context
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Assembly raises $2.9M for a platform letting anyone contribute to projects and share profits   —  With Assembly, anyone can contribute to open-source software and actually get paid  —  A new startup wants to evolve open-source methods, adding a wide range of skills and profit sharing
Nov 22, 2014, 12:50 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Dropbox's Carousel photo software comes to iPads and the web   —  In April, Dropbox launched Carousel, a standalone app for storing and managing photos and videos on your phone.  Designed as a single place to view your life's memories, until now Carousel has only been available for the smallest screen in your life.
Nov 20, 2014, 12:10 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Corning announces Gorilla Glass 4, designed to better withstand sharp drops on rough surfaces   —  Corning's Gorilla Glass 4 aims to protect your phone from deadly drops  —  It's unlikely we'll see a truly impervious smartphone screen anytime soon, but Corning says it's getting us closer.
Nov 20, 2014, 8:10 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Firefox drops Google as default search engine, signs five-year deal with Yahoo   —  Today, Yahoo and Mozilla announced a five-year partnership that would make Yahoo the default search engine for Mozilla's Firefox browser on mobile and desktop.  The agreement also sets the stage …
Nov 19, 2014, 5:00 PMIn context
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Indian phone manufacturer Micromax to put Cyanogen software on its upcoming low-cost devices   —  Cyanogen's next stop is India  —  The Android mod-maker inks a deal to come preinstalled on new Micromax phones  —  Cyanogen, the company that makes the popular Cyanogenmod Android Firmware …
Nov 19, 2014, 4:15 AMIn context
Ross Miller / The Verge:
Apple Watch will feature info-rich “Long Look” notifications if wearer keeps wrist raised, and static, non-interactive maps   —  11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works  —  As of today, developers can now make apps for Apple Watch.
Nov 18, 2014, 11:55 PMIn context
The Verge:
USA Freedom Act for NSA reform is voted down in the Senate   —  The US Senate has just voted down the USA Freedom Act by a vote of 58-42, leaving it just two votes shy of the 60 it needed.  The bill would have ended the controversial phone record metadata collection by the NSA …
Nov 18, 2014, 8:40 PMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
With some 650M MAUs, Facebook gives Groups its own app with more control over notifications, no ads for now   —  The new Groups app makes Facebook about your friends again  —  Imagine you have an online service for chatting with friends, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 650 to 700 million monthly active users.
Nov 18, 2014, 1:25 PMIn context
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Tiiny 2.0. update makes images, video permanent by default; adds profiles   —  Kevin Rose updates his micro-photo sharing app with Tiiny 2.0  —  Images are no longer ephemeral, still very tiny  —  Sharing photos of your day has become a ritual for billions of smartphone users around the planet.
Nov 18, 2014, 10:50 AMIn context

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All the coding ladies  —  Much has been said about women in technology this week as a result of Barbie once again, letting down the female population (or more appropriately, humankind as a whole) …