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The app that blocks TV spoilers on Twitter, and its teenage developer

May 10, 2013
Jennie Lamere just turned 18. Between classes and college applications, she developed an app to block the live tweets that were spoiling her favorite shows.
Posted In: app, television, social media

Car service app Uber faces driver complaints

Mar 28, 2013
Does Uber properly share the bounty with drivers and does it operate in accordance with rules that govern taxis and limos in various cities?
Posted In: app, mobile, transporation, smartphone

Apple joins race for indoor mapping technology

Mar 25, 2013
Apple's purchase of an indoor mapping startup shows the competition for technology to help people navigate inside airports and stores -- as well as let marketers track consumers more closely.
Posted In: startup, google maps, smartphone, app, maps

Viral outbreak! The CDC has an app for that

Mar 1, 2013
You can identify the source of an outbreak, based on actual cases investigated by the Centers for Disease Control.
Posted In: disease, app

Apple to settle over kids' iTunes charges

Mar 1, 2013
Apple agreed to pay $100 million to parents whose kids racked up charges playing supposedly free mobile-device games. It has also since added parental controls to prevent unauthorized iTunes purchases by young gamers.
Posted In: app, itunes, apple

Thirst CEO on creating the future of online news

Feb 18, 2013
A startup called Thirst has just launched an app for iPhone-iPads that is trying to re-invent the way we get news online.
Posted In: news, media, social media, app

Applico CEO thinks beyond 'an app for that'

Feb 12, 2013
Alex Moazed, CEO of Applico, says companies need that companies need to think beyond just a mobile app and rethink their business.
Posted In: app, mobile, startup, Tech

New app teaches financial literacy to young people

Feb 8, 2013
Mindblown Life, a new mobile app, is designed to help young people achieve financial literacy by helping players make tough financial decisions.
Posted In: mobile apps, app, financial literacy

Washington Post Truth Teller app aims to fact check politicians in real-time

Feb 4, 2013
A new app from the Washington Post aims to automatically check political speeches for lies, darn lies, and other misrepresentations.
Posted In: app, washington post, politics

Twitter's Vine makes porn video an 'editor's pick'

Jan 28, 2013
The new app, which allows users to post and share six-second-long videos, chose a pornographic video this morning as its Editor's Pick. Whoops.
Posted In: Vine, app, Twitter

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