Lora Kolodny / Venture Capital Dispatch:
On Road to IPO, Shopify Raises $100M to ‘Bridge Clicks and Bricks’ … Canadian startup Shopify Inc. has raised $100 million to challenge juggernauts like Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. in the arena of merchant software and services. — Shopify's systems help merchants sell...
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Qualcomm Toq review: price, bizarre design decisions hamper the best smartwatch display yet — Qualcomm Toq review: a brief glimpse at the future of smartwatches — There's a difference between great technology and great products — The perfect smartwatch is deceptively...
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T accused of violating privacy law with sale of phone records to CIA — Consumer advocates have asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to declare that AT&T violated a privacy rule in the Communications Act by selling phone records to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
Apple scores legal victory over Samsung in South Korea — (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday lost its bid to ban sales of Apple Inc's older iPhone and iPad in South Korea, as a court dismissed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. firm had infringed three of Samsung's mobile patents.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Facebook to Join S&P 500 and 100 Indices — Facebook has just ascended to one of the most closely watched measures of the global market for stocks, the Standard & Poor's 500 index. — According to a statement from S&P Dow Jones Indices, a division of McGraw Hill Financial...
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
What might a new Windows Start Menu look like? — If Microsoft does end up reintroducing a Start Menu to a future release of Windows, as sources are hinting, does it necessarily mean that menu will be identical to what exists now? And if it's not, does that defeat the purpose? win7startmenu Your best ...
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Puts Its Web Feed In Motion With Auto-Playing Videos — The News Feed is about to get a lot more lively. Just days after pushing its auto-play feature for videos to all mobile users, today we spotted auto-playing videos on Facebook.com, and the company confirms to me …
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Microsoft introduces online tool for Gmail switchers — Summary: A year after its rebranding of Hotmail as Outlook.com, Microsoft is taking aim at Gmail users with a new online service that simplifies the process of switching. — Microsoft rebooted its aging Hotmail franchise a year ago … ...
John Doerr's last stand: Can a dramatic shakeup save Kleiner Perkins? — Jesus Christ, Kleiner Perkins just can't catch a break. — The latest news - in a year-long deluge of mea culpas, nasty lawsuits, and admissions of strategic missteps - is that the firm is retrenching …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Kleiner Perkins Names Bing Gordon As Chief Product Officer; Debuts Founder Education Program ProductWorks — It's no secret that Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has been restructuring its partnership, with some partners leaving and others transitioning to new roles within the firm.
Colin Campbell / Polygon:
YouTube defends copyright crackdown — Google today responded to widespread outrage at its recent crackdown on game videos on YouTube. — In recent days the company has sent out thousands of copyright infringement notices to video producers of game walk-throughs and Let's Plays.
Alex Dobie / Android Central:
Stock Android ‘Gallery’ app is no more on the new Google Play edition devices — GPe Sony Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3 ditch ‘Gallery’ in favor of G+ ‘Photos’ app — We suspected it was coming ever since we powered on the Nexus 5 to find both “Ga...
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Google Releases Its Find My iPhone-Style Android Device Manager App In The Play Store — Google launched Android Device Manager back in August, but it curiously made the tool web-only, eschewing a native Android app and causing a lot of confusion in doing so.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Twitter launches broad match for keywords, lets advertisers target synonyms, different spellings, and tweet lingo — Twitter today launched broad match for keywords, making it easier for companies to sell ads against tweets. The move is part of an ongoing effort by the company to monetize it...
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Valve: First version of SteamOS to be released to the masses on Friday — PC gamers who are champing at the bit to build their very own “Steam Machines” won't have to wait long to start tinkering, as Valve has revealed that its recently announced SteamOS will be available this Friday.