Mobile users love their apps. Of the 2 hours and 42 minutes per day the average U.S. consumer spent on smartphone and tablet iOS and Android devices during the first quarter of 2014, 86% of that time was spent within apps, according to new data from Flurry.
IBM's been teasing a future of apps that makes use of its Jeopardy-winning supercomputer Watson. We went straight to the source to hear more about what we could expect. IBM Watson Solutions VP Stephen Gold told us that starting in 2014, consumers can look for the first three Watson-powered apps from IBM business partners.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) are both federally-funded, state-administered programs with the simple goal of preventing Americans from going hungry. In Georgia, 54 people have been indicted for setting up pretend grocery stores that defrauded the programs of millions of dollars.
AMERICA leads the world in many categories: shale-gas production, defence spending, incarceration rates and, alas, payment-card fraud. In December Target, an American retailer, said that hackers had breached its network and stolen payment-card details of about 40m of its customers.
US retailer Target, which revealed this week that some 40 million customers' credit and debit cards may have been compromised, said Saturday that few incidents of fraud had occurred. The popular chain store announced Thursday that hackers broke into its payment system between November 27 and December 15, stealing debit and credit card data during the hight of Christmas shopping.
One of the biggest trends emerging in tech today is the category known as "wearables"— devices that you can have on your wrist or arm that keep track of things like fitness or vital signs like blood pressure.
Only two months after Dalton Caldwell successfully crowd sourced more than $800,000 in funding for App.net, a real-time messaging API, the fledging platform can already boast a small but growing developer community. More than thirty apps are listed in the App.net directory, which was launched just last week. And, in a [...]
Airtime, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning's new live video chat Facebook app, if finally live. It seems to be a bit of a glitchy launch, but the really interesting thing about Airtime, is that it builds identity options on top of Facebook. I discussed the lack of these in a recent post, but what I didn't say, which Airtime makes clear, is that app makers can do this job for Facebook.