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eBay To Spin Off PayPal In 2015

Oct 01, 14 eBay To Spin Off PayPal In 2015

Posted by in Technology

eBay Inc. unveiled plans on Tuesday to separate the e-commerce giant and PayPal into independent publicly traded companies in 2015, a move activist investor Carl Icahn demanded earlier this year. In the wake of the mega-IPO of Alibaba Holdings Ltd., and the introduction of new competition in mobile payments, both eBay and PayPal are facing big threats to their core business.

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Ello: Facebook’s Morally Superior Alternative

Sep 30, 14 Ello: Facebook’s Morally Superior Alternative

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

It was launched in March without very many people noticing, but is experiencing a new surge in popularity that nobody can fully explain. Ello, the social network that has no advertising, requires that new members have an invitation in order to join. So sought after are the invitations that they are being bought and sold on eBay. Not unexpectedly, Ello is being talked about in the context of representing an alternative to Facebook.

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Wallpaper Design Goes Digital

Sep 30, 14 Wallpaper Design Goes Digital

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

If you're looking for a fun and unique way to update your space before heading into hibernation mode, we have a suggestion for you: NewWall. The company specializes in transforming a space by revamping its walls. The Toronto-based firm recently began working with J&V Digital wallcovering to craft 3D murals and prints that can be splayed across a basic space to give it a little life.

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Is The Cassette Renaissance For Real?

Sep 29, 14 Is The Cassette Renaissance For Real?

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On Saturdays outside my Brooklyn apartment, you can buy used cassette tapes from an older couple who set up shop each week with a modest tag sale. The tapes are dusty and cost $1, though on Amazon they would not be worth the cash it costs to ship them.

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Desperate For A Parking Space? There’s An App For That

Sep 28, 14 Desperate For A Parking Space? There’s An App For That

Posted by in Technology

One of the biggest frustrations for city dwellers is about to be solved with an app (of course)… if you live in San Antonio and a few other cities. Pango, a parking locator service that recently raised $6.5 million in venture capital funding, launches in that city’s downtown on October 27 with an app that allows drivers to find open spaces.

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Sex-Free Alternative To Tinder Offers Cuddles Only

Sep 27, 14 Sex-Free Alternative To Tinder Offers Cuddles Only

Posted by in Technology, WTF???

For those that want a relationship, there are plenty of long-established apps and websites to facilitate it. For those that want something a little more immediate - and let’s be honest, a little more promiscuous - there is Tinder. But what about people who want the sweet, intimate moments of a relationship but not the sex? The cuddles, the spooning? Now, there is Cuddlr.

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‘Iodine,’ The New Website That Gives You All The Data On Drugs

Sep 27, 14 ‘Iodine,’ The New Website That Gives You All The Data On Drugs

Posted by in Health, Technology

Startups and apps are looking for ways to improve the intersection of digital technology and health care. A former editor at Wired, Thomas Goetz, and a Google engineer named Matt Mohebbi teamed up to do just that — their brainchild, a website called Iodine, which launched on Wednesday, brings together a lot of data on the Web to help people learn about different drugs.

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The Best Places In The US To Drive An Electric Car

Sep 26, 14 The Best Places In The US To Drive An Electric Car

Posted by in Technology

If you own an electric vehicle in the United States, you might not be doing as much to save the environment as you think. The environmental impact of EV ownership varies greatly depending on where you live, thanks to how different parts of the country generate electricity.

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Apple Gets Bent

So many people were so excited to get their new iPhone 6's, and what did they get? A lot less than they expected, in most cases. One major issue that has been trending ever since the iPhone 6's release is the issue of phones being somewhat flimsy and easily bent and otherwise damaged.

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Facebook Wants To Launch An Unmanned Internet Air Force

Sep 26, 14 Facebook Wants To Launch An Unmanned Internet Air Force

Posted by in Technology

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is one of many people working fiercely on making Internet access a universal resource no matter where you are in the world. Rather than tackle the numerous challenges of regulation and infrastructure, the vision is to use solar-powered Internet-connected drones to beam data from servers to their recipients.

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