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“News Bites” was one of our 100 Things to Watch for 2013, the idea that as more people catch up with the news on smartphones, we’ll see an array of apps that help users stay current with a quick scan. The examples we pointed to—Summly and Wavii—have since been acquired, with Yahoo now incorporating Summly […]

Twyxt, an app that launched on Valentine’s Day 2013, focuses on preserving memories for couples “while they share, have fun and get things done.” Several other private social networks have sprung up recently, including Couple (previously Pair) and Avocado, a manifestation of Going Private in Public, one of our 10 Trends for 2013. But brother-and-sister […]

From the Middle East to Mexico, tech hot spots continue to spring up around the world (Silicon Valley Siblings was one of our 100 Things to Watch in 2012), in areas not previously known for digital innovation. In Mexico City, “new tech developers who used to work at a bank, today they’re making their own […]

Since the 2010 launch of Microsoft’s Kinect, which turns the user’s hand into a controller, companies in high tech and beyond have been working to leverage the potential of motion-sensing technology. The latest development in this space is Leap Motion’s Controller, a small USB device that came on the market last month. The $80 gadget, […]


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