Facebook adds “fill in the blank” gender option for users

Eric David | February 27th

Facebook Inc had already expanded the gender options on its social network to 58 different choices, and now it has expanded that number even further by adding a "fill in the blank" option...»

3D Robotics raises $50M to build better drones with mobile chips

Mike Wheatley | February 27th

Drone and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology startup 3D Robotics Inc. has just raked in a massive $50 million in a Series C funding round led by Qualcomm Ventures, the latest in a...»

Apple’s iOS dominated enterprise space and smartphone profits for Q4 2014

Collen Kriel | February 27th

Looking at overall smartphone market share for 2014, you’d be forgiven for thinking Google Inc.’s Android operating system is winning the race. Android took 81.5 percent market share compared to its nearest competitor Apple Inc.’s...»

Softcard confirms termination of Android, Windows Phone apps following Google deal

Collen Kriel | February 27th

On Monday, Google Inc. announced that it had purchased “technology and intellectual property” from Softcard to improve its own mobile payments service, Google Wallet. At the time, it was unclear what the deal would...»

Does the world need another IoT data platform? HP thinks so

Maria Deutscher | February 27th

Hewlett-Packard Co. has become the latest technology giant to stake a claim on the connected universe with the introduction of a cloud-based service for capturing data from emerging categories of networked devices. The launch represents the...»

Apple sets March 9 ‘Spring Forward’ event, likely to show off Apple Watch

Collen Kriel | February 27th

Apple on Thursday sent out invitations for its press event, “Spring Forward”, scheduled to take place on March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, while also updating the ...»

In a backflip worthy of a gold medal, Google abandons plans to ban nudity, sex on Blogger

Duncan Riley | February 27th

Google Inc. has backflipped on its decision to ban publicly viewable sexually explicit material and graphic nudity on its blogging service Blogger. The decision to implement the ban, despite sexually explicit material and graphic nudity being on Blogger going back to before...»

Silent Circle targets the enterprise with super-secure Blackphone

Mike Wheatley | February 27th

Remember the Blackphone? Developed in response to concerns over the US government's surveillance programs and concerns over web security, the $600+ handset is designed to keep your communications private and your essential data...»

Scandal at Microsoft: a $22,000 expenses bill in South Korean Hostess Bars and the now former managers who questioned it

James Farrell | February 27th

Two managers say they were forced out of their jobs at Microsoft after they questioned a $22,000 expenses claim that they believed could have partly been to pay for sexual services at a hostess bars in South...»

Deep-linking startup Branch Metrics takes $15 million Series A

Duncan Riley | February 26th

Deep-linking startup Branch Metrics Inc. has raised $15 million Series A in a round co-led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Ben Narasin, that included Pejman Mar Ventures, Zach Coelius, Cowboy Ventures and TriplePoint Capital. The company offers a...»