Allen de la Cruz

New York City, Boston
Software Consulting - platform integrations, user engagement and monetization
Social Media, Online Video, Mobile

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Bits Blog: Zynga Founder Leaves Struggling Game Maker
Mark Pincus, the founder of Zynga, is leaving the once-ho...
Bits Blog: Some Setbacks for the Sharing Economy
San Francisco sued two landlords who allegedly evicted te...
State of the Art: App-Controlled Hearing Aid Improves Even Normal Hearing
As they work more closely with our mobile computers, devi...
Gadgetwise: Cellphone Cases to Prepare You for Anything, Even a Flat Tire
These cases can add speakers, encryption, a hard drive an...
Machine Learning: Windows Phone 8.1 Finally Catches Up to Its Rivals
With the addition of Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Siri ...
Bits Blog: IBM Opens Chip Architecture, in Strategy of Sharing and Self-Interest
The first server designs resulting from IBM’s decision to...
Bits Blog: Etsy Buys Grand St., a Boutique Electronics Start-Up
Grand St., which led by serial entrepreneur and Y-Combina...
F.C.C., in ‘Net Neutrality’ Turnaround, Plans to Allow Fast Lane
Planned new rules would allow an Internet provider to neg...
Facebook Profit Tripled in First Quarter
The company reported 1.28 billion monthly users, most on ...
Ars Technica
In just one year, Zynga has lost nearly half of its daily active users
Amid executive reshuffle, gaming studio loses $61M in Q1 ...
Suit claims Muslims put on no-fly list for refusing to become informants
Brooklyn man refuses to become informant and "turn my bac...
Mystery attack drops avalanche of malicious messages on Twitter
Scammers abuse thousands of compromised accounts linked t...
Prenda-linked lawyers pulled in $4.4M but now say they’re broke
Someone got millions in porn-lawsuit settlements—just not...
Football team settles suit over text messages to fans for $3 million
The Buffalo Bills went to court over texting fans one (or...
Online child porn victims lose at Supreme Court
Victims can't recoup 100% of damages from criminals who v...
Xbox One to launch in Japan on September 4
Microsoft teases "Halo for Xbox One" but is quiet on JRPG...
iPhones and profits up, iPads down for Apple in Q2 of 2014 [Updated]
Apple beats its guidance, but it isn't growing like it us...
FCC proposes sharing 150MHz of federal spectrum with wireless broadband
A precious resource that belongs to the federal governmen...
TechCrunch
Vevo Releases New iOS App With A Real-Time Feed And Live Vevo TV Streams
 Music video distributor Vevo just launched an “&#62...
The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules Will Brutalize The Internet
 The FCC will propose new net neutrality rules that ...
Google, AT&T, Verizon And Comcast Each Spent More Than $3M In Q1 Lobbying Congress
 The dollars flowing into the Capitol from tech comp...
Apple Sold 20 Million Apple TVs, Which Are Now Far From A Hobby
 The Apple TV continues to gain traction despite lit...
Apple CEO Tim Cook Lauds Office On iPad, Chides Microsoft For Not Delivering It Earlier
 Apple CEO Tim Cook took time to answer a question a...
Apple Acquired 24 Companies In The Last 18 Months
 Apple’s pace of acquisition has seemed to be ...
iTunes Now Has Nearly 800 Million Accounts, Most With Credit Cards Attached
 In June of last year, Apple announced that over 575...
Apple’s New Retail Leader Angela Ahrendts Officially Steps Into Her Role Next Week
 Apple’s new retail chief Angela Ahrendts is g...
Lifehacker
The Best Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw, In Video Form
We've shared many ways to remove a stripped screw over t...
Synchronize Your iTunes Library with Spotify with a Click
Spotify recently introduced a new "My Music" section th...
How to Stop Buying Clothes You Never Wear
We all do it—buy clothes that we wear once or twice and ...
Put Great Buildings on Your Desktop with These Architecture Wallpapers
Buildings and other man-made structures can be awe-inspi...
Recycle Wine Corks Into Ready-to-Use Fire Starters
When the wine bottle is empty, don't throw away the cork...
How I Work: Jimmy Soni, Managing Editor of the Huffington Post
The Huffington Post is, of course, one of the landmark b...
Quick Control Panel Adds a Customizable Control Center to Android
Android: Control Center is one of the better new additio...
$50 SodaStream, DIY Waffles, iPhone 5c, Philips Wake-Up Light
11,000mAh external chargers are nothing new, but I'm not...
Turn a La-Z-Boy Recliner into the Ultimate Desk Chair
Comfort is key when you're spending long hours in front ...
CNN.com - ...
The man who invented Internet lists (well, sort of)
David Wallechinsky didn't invent what's on the Internet. ...
The man who invented Internet lists?
David Wallechinsky didn't invent what's on the Internet. ...
Lytro refocuses with $1,600 camera
Lytro is trying to make interactive pictures happen -- ag...
Inside the Aereo antenna farm
Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia explains how his company brings te...
AT&T eyes high-speed Internet in 100 cities
AT&T has announced a plan that could see high-speed f...
Is an Apple-Nike partnership on the way?
It's a simple thing, really, the rubber and stainless ste...
AT&T eyes high-speed Internet in 100 cities
AT&T has announced a plan that could see high-speed f...
SpaceX's reusable rocket takes off!
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket launched in McGre...
Is an Apple-Nike partnership on the way?
It's a simple thing, really, the rubber and stainless ste...
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Increasingly, Robots of All Sizes Are Human Workmates
Even conventional industrial robots are becoming safer to...
SpaceX Brings a Booster Safely Back to Earth
The successful test of a soft touchdown demonstrates a ca...
A Better Breed of News App
Mobile news curation uses human editors and good design ...
Enlightened Spaces
For almost half a century, James Turrell has been working...
The Cost of Limiting Climate Change Could Double without Carbon Capture Technology
The economics of combating climate change may depend on a...
Shape-Shifting Touch Screen Buttons Head to Market
An iPad accessory launching later this year will bring tr...
Selling Teslas in China Won’t Do Much for the Environment
Because China relies so heavily on coal for power, electr...
Microrobots, Working Together, Build with Metal, Glass, and Electronics
Tiny robots that work together like ants could lead to a ...
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Doctors want to fix you with 3D-printed tissues made from water droplets
Doctors dream of using 3D-printed tissues to patch up in...
Brazil passes an internet bill of rights enshrining net neutrality and privacy
While the world has been deciding who governs the intern...
One of Activision's top moneymakers gets a new entry in Skylanders: Trap Team
Like taxes, iPhones and, well, Madden, you can count on ...
Amazon's Prime Pantry service lets you ship 45 pounds of groceries for a $6 fee
Amazon's dead-set on killing off the grocery store, with...
Bing's kid-friendly search is now available to every grade school in the US
Your kid's in-school web searches may soon be much safer...
Etsy acquires indie-gadget marketplace Grand St.
Gadgets are probably the last thing you'd look for on Et...
Apple's iPhone sales soar while the iPad slumps slightly
It's that time again: Apple has just posted its Q2 2014 ...
Engadget HD Podcast 395 - 4.23.14
Let's just cut to the chase: Aereo's battle with broadca...
WIRED
Apple Sales Numbers Show iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling
For the first time, analysts, investors, and the public w...
Pulp Hero Flash Gordon May Be Headed Back to the Big Screen
Fox has reportedly snagged the rights to pulp hero Flash ...
Feds Beg Supreme Court to Let Them Search Phones Without a Warrant
American law enforcement has long advocated for universal...
Here’s the Right Way to Build the Futuristic Cities of Our Dreams
Our technology-first approach has failed the city of the ...
Award-Winning Microscope Images Come to Life in Extraordinary Videos
The Nikon Small World photomicrography competition was ex...
Genetic Tricks Could Make Bionic Ears Hear Better
Scientists have devised a strategy they hope will one day...
This ’80s Anime Version of Harry Potter Is Everything
OK, so this isn't the entire Harry Potter series reimagin...
Twitter’s Redesign Is Live. Here’s How to Make the Most of It
Twitter just rolled out its latest profile redesign to th...
With Amazon Deal, HBO Finally Lets Shows Loose on the Net
It's been a long time coming, but HBO has finally inked a...
Techdirt.
DailyDirt: The Growing Pains Of Biofuels
So far, grabbing fossil fuels out of the ground has been ...
IP Sanity: Boston Strong Trademark Applications Denied
With all of the trademark insanity we see here at Techdi...
Police Chief: Not Wanting To Talk To Police Officers Is 'Odd'
This insight into how police think the public should int...
NYPD Failed At Social Media This Time, But They Reacted Like Adults To That Failure
If you were alive yesterday and opened up a web browser,...
LG/Netflix Rebate Site Exposes User Data With AT&T-Esque Hole [Updated]
[Update: hole has been closed by ACB's IT team] The Com...
Why Is The DOJ Gagging Twitter And Yahoo Concerning Grand Jury Subpoenas?
The ACLU has jumped into a troubling legal fight, in whic...
Quentin Tarantino Loses Big In Trying To Paint Gawker As A Copyright Infringer
We didn't write about this case when it came out because ...
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