POP Gets $700K To Make Prototyping Apps Easy, Releases Second Version

POP, an app that lets developers quickly turn paper sketches into prototypes for iOS or Android apps, has raised an angel round of $700,000 from ZPark, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups (which POP participated in last year) , and other investors. POP, which launched for iPhone first, also released
July 23, 2014 at 10:57AM

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Technology and recession are cutting into blue collar jobs

The National Bureau of Economic Research just published a paper that confirms what you might have been thinking for a long time now: recession and technology have been putting people out of work. Since we’ve yet to design a self-aware robot or AI…
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The Faceless Army: Filipino Call Centers

As each business day begins in New York City, Wall Street becomes flooded with expensive cars and designer suits. Meanwhile, as the sun sets in Manila, some Filipinos get ready to start their workday at a call center.
While the typical workforce in Manila begins to settle down for the night, the fac
July 23, 2014 at 10:31AM

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This amazing magical tree produces 40 different types of fruit

Sam Van Aken discovered that an old New York state orchard—with varieties of stone fruit 200 years old—was about to be abandoned in 2008. He bought it to save those species but also to experiment: Grafting from the existing trees he created the magical Tree of 40 Fruit, which produces over 40 type
July 23, 2014 at 09:56AM

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Google’s John Hanke

Elsa Jenna Alternate reality games existed before the iPhone, using email, fake ads, and even faxes to send players on clue hunts. But thanks to the smartphone, games now include geospatial triggers and social media integration, allowing players to seamlessly interact with one another and the world
July 23, 2014 at 09:53AM

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DJ Dan Deacon on Music Apps

Maciek Jasik “There’s no show without an audience,” says Dan Deacon, an electronic musician known for finding new ways to include his fans in his performances. A few years ago he created an app that responds to inaudible ultrasonic tones; when he plays those notes over the sound system, phones in th
July 23, 2014 at 09:51AM

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Four Smartphone Films That Are Actually Good

Elsa Jenna While you were using your iPhone to record your cat riding a Roomba, Hollywood types (and would-be Hollywood types) have used smartphones to create everything from heart-wrenching shorts to feature-length thrillers. There are a zillion smartphone films on the web; here are the ones you sh
July 23, 2014 at 09:50AM

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