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Square to Open East Coast Headquarters in New York City



On the heels of opening a new massive headquarters in San Francisco, mobile payment company Square is now expanding its presence in New York City

Square, which allows users to accept credit card payments via mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones, will be opening an East Coast headquarters in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan this summer

This isn’t Square’s first set up in New York. When it acquired design…

Acompli Launches App to Simplify Mobile Email



Email apps like Mailbox have gotten a lot of attention for features like gesture-based controls and and their ability to help you reach Inbox Zero

But Acompli, an email app that rolled out to the public Thursday, aims to simplify email by making it easier for users to use email while on the go.

The app, which currently supports Gmail and Microsoft Exchange email accounts, includes features for faster search and file discovery and a built-in calendar…

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5 Tips for Improving Your Ecommerce Revenues



Online shopping has created an efficient and enjoyable shopping experience for its users, and now, brick-and-mortar shops are trying to do just the same — by moving the online experience offline

Kate Spade Saturday, an innovative retailer in Tokyo’s fashion-forward Harajuku district, blends its online and offline worlds with in-store technology that emphasizes social sharing. Stroll through the flagship store in Tokyo, touch any of the oversized iPads embedded into the architecture and…

OnePlus One Smartphone Is a Customizable Beast



Tech startup OnePlus debuted its first smartphone called the One, combining a sleek and customizable appearance with some really powerful specifications.

Launched under the company mantra, “never settle,” the OnePlus One sports a 5.5-inch, full HD screen, a quad-core, 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with an Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 16/64GB of storage

The 13-megapixel camera on the back has a Sony Exmor sensor as well as dual-LED flash, and…

Google Follows Facebook, Twitter With App-Install Ads in Search, YouTube



Since 2012, Facebook has wrung profits from app-install ads. This month, we saw Twitter follow Facebook’s lead. Now Google is embracing app-install ads, too, in search and via YouTube.

The search giant announced on Tuesday that it will let app developers target Google’s mobile customers based on the apps they have already downloaded. Users can then take advantage of deep links to go directly to a prompt where they can download the apps

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LG G Watch Will Be Water and Dust Resistant



LG has launched a microsite for its upcoming Android Wear-based smartwatch, the LG G Watch, showing off some of the device’s main features.

The smartwatch, which was announced during Google’s unveiling of Android Wear, will be water and dust resistant

It will come in two colors — Stealth Black and Champagne Gold — and it will have a screen that’s “always on,” though LG doesn’t go into details about what that means

LG also points out…

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Nike Is Positioning Fuelband Software for Wearables Like the iWatch



When news broke late Friday that Nike had laid off part of its Fuelband fitness tracker team and had plans to abandon the corresponding hardware, some considered the announcement a failure in the wearable tech space

At a time when wearables are on an uptick, the news raised questions about why Nike was making the unusual move to slash its hardware team and curtailing plans to make another fitness tracker. Some saw it as a proactive effort to avoid being squashed by the likely growth of…

Google Smart Contact Lenses Move Closer to Reality



Google’s plan to bring smart contact lenses to diabetes sufferers inched closer to reality as the company secured two patents last week for the cutting edge, biometric sensor technology.

Known among scientists as “Ophthalmic Electrochemical Sensors,” these contact lenses will feature flexible electronics that include sensors and an antenna. The sensors are designed to read chemicals in the tear fluid of the wearer’s eye and alert her, possibly through a little embedded LED light, when her…