Facebook launches Paper, a news-reading app

By Doug Gross, CNNupdated 2:10 PM EST, Thu January 30, 2014 | Filed under: Social Media The main section of Paper will be a user’s News Feed. Users can customize the app from there with other topics. STORY HIGHLIGHTSFacebook rolling out new app, Paper, on February 3App combines News Feed with story-sharing sectionsIt will…

Posted on: January 31, 2014 7:00 am

What Google Is Really Doing With All Those Robot Companies

Since December of last year, Google has purchased at least six companies either buildings robots or creating technologies used in the development of robotics. Former Google Android lead and current Google Robot Guru Andy Rubin’s list of acquired companies reads a bit like a baseline robot kit: Redwood Robotics for…

Posted on: January 31, 2014 7:00 am

Launch Center Pro lands on the iPad

Last October I reviewed Launch Center Pro for iOS 7 and shared a few actions and shortcuts I found useful. Today Contrast is out with Launch Center Pro for iPad, and it’s just as neat for anyone wanting to build shortcuts and more efficient workflows on the iPad. The app takes…

Posted on: January 30, 2014 5:00 pm

TiVo to Buy Content-Recommendations Firm Digitalsmiths for $135 Million

TiVo plans to acquire Digitalsmiths, a provider of TV and movie content discovery and recommendation services, for $135 million in cash. Digitalsmiths offers personalized video search, recommendations and browsing, social trending, and mood-based discovery across multiple devices. The firm works with 46 U.S. and international service providers, including seven of the…

Posted on: January 30, 2014 5:00 pm

TiVo To Buy Digitalsmiths For $135 Million

TiVo To Add Content Discovery And Recommendation Service To Its Cloud-Based Platform (Updated) TiVo is looking to shore up its cloud-based service offerings and expand its customer base by putting up $135 million in cash for video discovery and recommendation engine specialist Digitalsmiths.

Posted on: January 30, 2014 5:00 pm

Double win for CCA’s De-Evolution robotics team

Canyon Crest Academy’s robotics team, De-Evolution, has now qualified to compete in the Los Angeles regional competition, after the team’s double win at the L.A. qualifying tournament held Jan. 25 in Glendale. De-Evolution has already qualified to compete in the upcoming San Diego regional competition with the team’s double win…

Posted on: January 30, 2014 5:00 pm

TiVo acquiring Durham’s Digitalsmiths for $135 million

Digitalsmiths Matt Berry, chief operating officer and chief technology officer. DIGITALSMITHS Fast-growing video technology company Digitalsmiths has agreed to be acquired for $135 million in cash by TiVo, the company that pioneered digital video recording. In announcing the deal to buy Durham-based Digitalsmiths Wednesday morning, publicly traded TiVo said the deal…

Posted on: January 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Refresh, refresh, refresh… Twitter is monetizing your compulsiveness

Every time you refresh your tweets, Twitter banks a tenth of a penny. The company, which will issue its first quarterly earnings report next week, considers "timeline views" the best measure of how engaged its users are. It counts another view whenever* someone opens Twitter or requests to see new…

Posted on: January 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Bear of the Day: Boingo Wireless (WIFI)

This page is temporarily not available. Please check later as it should be available shortly. If you have any questions, please email customer support at support@zacks.com or call 800-767-3771 ext. 9339. Earnings estimates have been falling for Boingo Wireless (WIFI – Snapshot Report) after the company reported its…

Posted on: January 30, 2014 12:00 pm

HDTV deals of the week: 01.29.14

Early in the year is the best time to save your hard-earned cash on a new TV. Whether you’re prepping for the big game this weekend or just looking to upgrade your existing living room display, there are price cuts across the board on 2013 models to make room for Just…

Posted on: January 30, 2014 7:00 am