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It’s been a good few years since we last caught up with Digitally Imported, a platform for electronic music fans that we called a sleeping giant of online radio. Available on the Web and through mobile apps, Digitally Imported streams north of 80 channels dedicated entirely to thumping beats, with the company tapping the collective wisdom of electronic music aficionados to curate its content. Today, the Denver, Colorado-based company has announced plans for what it’s calling the “first electronic music platform to fully integrate radio, on-demand and e-commerce.” Here’s the lowdown. Pandora + Spotify + iTunes + electronic beats In... This story continues at The Next Web The post The ultimate electronic music emporium: Digitally Imported to offer radio, on-demand and downloads appeared first on The Next Web.

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When you think wearables you don’t usually think international superstar or Salesforce. Push aside that old way of thinking aside because Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am just unveiled his smartwatch the Puls. Pronounced “pulse” the smartwatch is voice controlled via a Siri type feature called Aneeda (get it? Aneeda. I need a…). It ships with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter (called Twitrist. get it? Twit wrist. Puns!), and Salesforce. It also have the expected photo, email, contacts, call, texting, calculator, music, fitness and music. The watch is released under his i.am+ brand which has a team of 35 engineers and took two and a... This story continues at The Next Web The post Will.i.am introduces the Puls smartwatch appeared first on The Next Web.

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Today Google introduced a new Chrome extension that will help you when you hit a site in a language you don’t speak. The new Google Translate Chrome Extension lets you highlight just the text you want to translate. Just select the text and either click the Translate icon or right click on the selected text and select “Google Translate.” If you click on the translate button in the upper right hand corner of Chrome the extension will translate the entire page. The Google Translate Chrome Extension is available now on the Chrome Web Store. ➤ Translate web pages more easily with the new Google Translate... This story continues at The Next Web The post Google introduces Google Translate Chrome Extension for inline translations of text appeared first on The Next Web.

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Callum Laing is the CEO of Entrevo Asia and the founder of Fitness-Buffet, an employee fitness business in 11 countries. When you first start pitching your business idea to the world, there is no worse feeling than someone telling you they don’t think it will work. Since that is your deepest fear, when someone articulates it, as someone invariably will, it will rip to your very core. It happened a lot when I was starting out. To feel better, I would tell myself that they were idiots who just didn’t understand my industry as well as I did. Any success they... This story continues at The Next Web The post Why your startup isn’t making any profit appeared first on The Next Web.

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The holidays are coming up and that means shopping for presents. If you’re a whitehat hacker looking to earn some cash, Facebook might be able to help you out. Facebook announced today that it will double the cash given to hackers that find bugs in the social network’s ad code. To help steer the whitehats to what they should be looking for, Facebook posted the following: At this stage of our bug bounty program, it’s uncommon for us to see many of the common web security bugs like XSS. What we see more often are things like missing or incorrect... This story continues at The Next Web The post Facebook doubles bounties on ad code bugs until the end of 2014 appeared first on The Next Web.

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As if it wasn’t clear enough, we’ve gotten about as good confirmation as any that there are new iPads on the way. The iOS 8.1 user guide for iPad just showed up on iBooks and shows images of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The images show off the a new Touch ID home button, which should make logging in easier. They also confirm burst mode for the cameras, taken by holding down the shutter button as on an iPhone. Be sure to stay tuned tomorrow as we find out more about the new devices. ➤ ‘iPad Air 2′... This story continues at The Next Web The post Apple has leaked details of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on iTunes appeared first on The Next Web.

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Barry Feldman is a content marketing consultant, copywriter, social media advisor and more. This post has been adapted from an original version on his blog, Feldman Creative. I had a hard time with this sentence. It’s called the lead—the first sentence or first paragraph—and it drives writers batty. You too, right? Well, help has arrived. I learned how to write leads (and most of what I know about writing) from doing what the pros do—following the leaders. You’re about to get the same lesson. I’ve collected tips for writing a lead from some of the best bloggers in the business. It’s hard to get started The... This story continues at The Next Web The post The best approaches for writing a lead: Advice from pro bloggers appeared first on The Next Web.

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The first 10 investors and accelerators for The Next Web USA Conference have now been confirmed, along with plenty of exciting content to help your startup secure its first round of funding. Click here to check out our conference schedule. Aside from main-stage talks from David Tisch of Box Group & Hilary Mason of Accel Partners – as well as Open Office Hours with Aaron Harris and Kevin Hale of Y Combinator – the investment companies listed below are sending some of their top players to see what our conference has to offer. If you’ve applied for our early-stage startup... This story continues at The Next Web The post The first round of investors have confirmed their attendance for #TNWUSA 2014 appeared first on The Next Web.

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Google today announced its first Android TV device will be the Nexus Player, a set-top streaming box made in partnership with Asus. Android TV was first announced back in June, and is Google’s newest attempt to taking a hold of your living room, following the popular Chromecast and less successful attempts like the Nexus Q. It’s Google Cast Ready, meaning it has essentially all of Chromecast’s features minus the minuscule size, as well as additional gaming and streaming abilities. You’ll be able to play games using a real gamepad (sold separately) on your TV, for instance, and then continue playing on... This story continues at The Next Web The post Nexus Player is the first Android TV device, pre-orders start October 17th appeared first on The Next Web.

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Google has officially unveiled its newest Nexus tablet device today in the form of the Nexus 9, an 8.9-inch device which will arrive running the Android 5.0 Lollipop of the Google mobile OS. Announced today, the new device will feature a brushed metal frame, 64-bit processor, front-facing HTC speakers and a detachable keyboard folio (the latter, Microsoft Surface-esque accessory is sold separately). The Nexus 9 also comes equipped with a 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.6MP front shooter. The device is available for pre-order on October 17 and will be in stores on November 3 in your option of white, black or gold. You’ll... This story continues at The Next Web The post Google launches Nexus 9 tablet with 8.9-inch display and Android 5.0 Lollipop, available to pre-order on October 17 appeared first on The Next Web.

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After months of speculation on what dessert would take on the “L” name for Android 5.0, Google has announced it will be called Lollipop. The latest version of Android has over 5,000 APIs and a new design approach called Material Design that is supposed to create a consistent feel across multiple devices including gadgets running Android Wear and vehicles equipped with Android Auto. The mobile operating system was previewed at Google I/O in June. Google says that Lollipop is, “made for a world where moving throughout the day means interacting with a bunch of different screens—from phones and tablets to TVs.... This story continues at The Next Web The post Google introduces Android 5.0 Lollipop appeared first on The Next Web.

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Google has launched the Nexus 6, its newest smartphone and successor to the Nexus 5, which will be available to pre-order from October 29. Key specs of the Motorola-made device include a 2.7-GHz quad-core processor, the most recent Android Lollipop OS, an f2.0 13-megapixel rear camera, and of course, that 6-inch Quad HD display. Internal storage is set at 32GB or 64GB. And the cost? $649 from the Google Play Store, according to Motorola’s blog. Also on the front, there are dual front-facing speakers and a “turbo charger” charging option, which claims to give 6 hours of use from just 15 minutes of charge.... This story continues at The Next Web The post Google launches Nexus 6 Android smartphone with 6-inch display, available to pre-order October 29 appeared first on The Next Web.

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Netflix just tried to rain on HBO’s parade. The company has announced that all 10 seasons of Friends will be available to stream on its platform from January 1, 2015 in the US and Canada. The show is over a decade old now, but the escapades of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross are still loved the world over. Countless reruns and releases, both physically and digitally, have extended its appeal to new generations and cemented its status as one of the most iconic TV shows. HBO, if you missed the news, announced today that it would be launching... This story continues at The Next Web The post Netflix is getting all 10 seasons of Friends in the US and Canada appeared first on The Next Web.

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Umbrella’s disappear. So you buy a cheap umbrella, but as soon as the wind picks up it’s inside-out and now you’re drenched. Blunt and Tile have teamed up for a quality umbrella that you can find when left behind or accidentally taken by a co-worker or stranger. Starting today you can pre-order the Blunt + Tile umbrellas with the same abilities as the stand-alone Tile to help you track the umbrella when it’s misplaced. The Blunt umbrellas are able to handle wind gust up to 70MPH. There are two umbrellas available: the portable Blunt Metro X_S + Tile that folds up and... This story continues at The Next Web The post Stuff-tracking Tiles will keep you from losing your fancy Blunt Umbrella appeared first on The Next Web.

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HBO fans, rejoice. The company has confirmed it’ll be launching a standalone streaming service in the United States next year. The decision was confirmed by HBO chief executive and chairman Richard Plepler at a Time Warner investor meeting. He highlighted the growing number of homeowners that pay for broadband, but not a traditional cable TV package: “That is a large and growing opportunity that should no longer be left untapped. It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO.” HBO is yet to reveal the precise details of how such a service will operate. The pricing model... This story continues at The Next Web The post No cable required: HBO will launch a standalone streaming service in the US next year appeared first on The Next Web.

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Black car service Gett has raised the wages it pays drivers and issued a direct challenge to Uber by claiming to pay as much as twice the per-minute rate as its competitor. That won’t necessarily add up to twice the annual income for drivers, but it could help Gett recruit drivers away from Uber. Drivers will receive $0.70 per minute after tax and receive 100 percent of tips. Gett claims that drivers on its platform can make $100,000 a year working 40 hours a week. SUV drivers will earn $0.85 per minute. Gett is currently running a flat $10 ride promotion in... This story continues at The Next Web The post Gett announces new driver wages, claiming to pay twice as much as Uber appeared first on The Next Web.

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Online learning company Coursera has announced 18 new specializations, covering key areas such as entrepreneurship, software and healthcare. Coursera is a so-called ‘ed-tech’ company that works with universities to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs). It first announced specializations back in January, serving as a new kind of certificate program that lets students follow university-led tracks to become proficient in a given subject. The initiative kicked off with 10 topics, including ‘Programming Mobile Cloud Computing Applications with Android’. Coursera says that more than 1.5 million learners have participated in specializations since launch. The full list of specializations, and certifying educational body, are... This story continues at The Next Web The post Coursera launches 18 new specializations to help you master specific subjects appeared first on The Next Web.

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Opera Software has introduced a new, visual bookmarking system for its internet browser on Windows and Mac. When you hit the heart icon to the right of the address bar, Opera will now show a pop-up bookmarking window. Here, you can choose an image embedded in the current webpage and select the folder the link should be stored in. To see the new bookmarking panel, you just need to open a new tab and click on the ‘Bookmarks’ option from the top of the screen. It’s an attractive design, with a hierarchy of bookmark folders on the left and a... This story continues at The Next Web The post Opera debuts a more beautiful bookmarking experience for its Windows and Mac browser appeared first on The Next Web.

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This is the first of a series on "The Guide to Your Online Portfolio," and has been brought to you by Squarespace. Create exceptional websites, blogs, portfolios and online stores.Seven seconds. That’s all it takes for someone to form a first impression. That means you have less than one-ninth of a minute to show the world your shine. The power of that first impression, at the right moment, with the right person, is immeasurable. It could lead to a new colleague, creative project or a beautiful relationship. By this time, you may be used to perfecting in-real-life first impressions with a smart smile, articulate introduction and concentrated eye contact. But how can you translate this to the digital world? In today’s modern age, we live with one toe always dipped... This story continues at The Next Web The post Taking control of your online identity: Why you need a knockout personal website appeared first on The Next Web.

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Amazon Cloud Drive users in the UK, US and Germany can now access their files directly through the Amazon Instant Video app on the PlayStation 3 and 4, and through some LG and Samsung TVs. Similar to Google Drive and other cloud-based storage services, Amazon Cloud Drive is available in a number of countries and serves as a centralized repository for all your photos, videos, documents and more. While 5GB is available to everyone for free, the tiered pricing structure charges from $10 per 20GB up to $500 per year for a terabyte of storage. Amazon Instant Video, the service... This story continues at The Next Web The post Amazon Cloud Drive user? You can now access your photos and videos through Amazon Instant Video too appeared first on The Next Web.

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Do more with your Mac today, with these eight great apps from top developers in this fantastic bundle. For a fraction of their total value, you can: Learn to play your favorite songs with Capo Edit your photos professionally in AfterShot Pro 2, a full-featured 64-bit photo processing suite Add animations and interactive elements to your websites without coding in Lucid Schedule your events quickly and easily with Fantastical Organize and share images and screenshots across devices with Ember Access WiFi hotspots securely and browse the web anonymously for a year with Anonymizer Universal Recover lost data from your drives... This story continues at The Next Web The post Mac to the Future: Get 96% off a bundle of 8 OS X apps worth $961 appeared first on The Next Web.

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According to the latest figures from App Annie‘s quarterly market reports, app downloads from the Google Play store outstripped downloads from the iOS App Store by around 60 percent in comparison to the same time last year. Despite the increase in downloads from the Play Store, iOS downloads in Q3 2014 still generated more revenue than across Google Play – by about 60 percent again. One of the potential explanations for this trend could be the growth of Google Play downloads in developing and emerging markets, where users may be less likely to spend money on paid-for apps. App Annie said that in Brazil, Indonesia... This story continues at The Next Web The post Google Play downloads now exceed Apple’s App Store by 60 percent, but iOS apps still make more money appeared first on The Next Web.

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Lines are quickly blurring between what you’d consider a smartphone and a tablet, but that doesn’t stop Samsung from releasing more devices in an array of screen sizes. With the success of the Galaxy Note line, however, it’s only natural for the company to continue pushing out its most successful “phablet” annually – this time with subtle, underrated improvements in nearly every aspect. Here are my thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 after a week of living large. Design The physical upgrades on the Galaxy Note 4 follows along the lines of the Galaxy S family – with a new aluminum... This story continues at The Next Web The post Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: Subtle but powerful upgrades on Android’s larger-than-life phone appeared first on The Next Web.

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Ubi, a small computer that relies on voice commands for input, has begun shipping. The device completed a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012 and is now available in the US for $299. Ubi plugs into a wall outlet, connects to your WiFi and listens for your voice controls. The device can set reminders, play music, send messages and communicate with other Ubi units. You can also use it to control your smart home through integrations with Nest, SmartThings and WeMo. ➤ Ubi  The post Voice-controlled computer Ubi goes on sale for $299 to help make your home smarter appeared first on The Next Web.

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In the former USSR countries, criminal activities with stolen credit cards have created a market of $680,000,000. This accounts for 27 percent of the total high-tech crime market, says a report released by Russian cyber security firm Group-IB, covering the period from July 2013 and June 2014. The analysts say that today “Russian-speaking hackers are still one of the most important origins of global high-tech crime trends.” Among the analysts’ findings in regard to the black market for cards is that it currently looks like any other legitimate online market. Over the past years, it has become structured and “complete... This story continues at The Next Web The post A high-tech black market for stolen credit card details in former Soviet countries is worth $680m appeared first on The Next Web.

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