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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DealBook: Aging Tech Giants Look to Deals to Help Bolster Revenue
Big hardware firms like EMC are looking at a range of pos...
Months After Beats Purchase, Apple’s Plans for Music Service Are Still Unclear
Apple paid $3 billion for Beats, which makes headphones a...
Sales of 2 New iPhone 6 Devices Top 10 Million in First Weekend
The strong demand for Apple’s new devices mirrors growing...
Hotels Use Online Reviews as Blueprint for Renovations
Hotel managers are relying more and more on reviews from ...
Bits Blog: Pass the Word: The Phone Call Is Back
New messaging apps are celebrating the sound (and the nua...
DealBook: EMC Said to Have Held Talks Over ‘Merger of Equals’ With HP
The computer storage company now facing pressure from a b...
Bits Blog: Neil Gaiman Hints at the Talk Around Jeff Bezos’s Campfire
Every year, Jeff Bezos hosts a top-secret conference for ...
Bits Blog: Amazon Workers Walk Off the Job in Germany Over Wage Dispute
A total of 2,000 workers refused to show up for their shi...
Venture Between AT&T and the Chernin Group Takes a Majority Stake in Fullscreen
The deal with Fullscreen, a digital media company that co...
Ars Technica
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: In deep with Apple’s thinnest phones
Apple finally brings the big-screen love—with some string...
Gravity wave evidence disappears into dust
There may still be evidence of cosmic inflation, but it w...
Google will stop supporting climate change science deniers, calls them liars
Controversial group also opposes net neutrality and munic...
Reports say Apple may bring changes to Beats Music streaming service
Beats Music may live on in iTunes, but Apple may not let ...
Google stops malicious advertising campaign that could have reached millions
Latest bit of "malvertising" targeted a popular ad platfo...
PSA: PlayStation TV launching October 14 in US for $99
$139 bundle adds a controller, memory, and game. It's Vit...
Comcast to FCC: We already face enough competition, so let us buy TWC
And it’s so easy for customers to cancel service and swit...
Weight loss firm demands $1 million from website hosting negative reviews
Lawyer for pissedconsumer.com says lawsuit is "bunk," pri...
Home Depot’s former security architect had history of techno-sabotage
Now serving four-year federal sentence, Ricky Joe Mitchel...
TechCrunch
iOS 8 Adoption At 46% After Five Days, Says Apple
 The latest official iOS 8 adoption stat comes court...
Online Survey And Form Builder Typeform Raises €1.2M
 Typeform, the Spanish startup that takes the heavy-...
In Me-Too Move, Finnish Mobile Messaging App Jongla Rolls Out Branded Channels
 When Finland’s Jongla re-booted to offer a mu...
Ray Ozzie’s New Venture Talko Launches An App For Collaborative Voice Communications
 After two and a half years, former Microsoft chief ...
ZEFR Has Acquired Social Advertising Startup Engodo
 Video monetization platform ZEFR could be looking t...
Lyft Acquires Shared Ride Startup Hitch To Bolster Its Lyft Line Service
 Before Lyft Line, before UberPool and before SideCa...
The Reinvention Of Medicine: Dr. Algorithm V0-7 And Beyond
 Editor’s note: Vinod Khosla is an entrepreneu...
Draper Nexus Holds $30 Million First Close For Its Latest U.S.-Japan Fund
 The cross-border Japanese-U.S. venture capital fund...
Lifehacker
The Startup CEO's Daily Bag
Being a CEO at a startup can mean just about anything t...
Get Perfect French Toast by Drying Your Bread in the Oven First
French toast is a classic breakfast staple, but it's har...
Build a Face-Recognizing Safe with a Raspberry Pi
Having a safe is a great way to store your valuables, an...
Evernote for Mac Rebuilds the Notes Editor, Improves Tables, and More
Mac: Evernote released an update to its Mac app today th...
How Emotions Drive Bad Financial Decisions (and How to Take Control)
Emotional situations can cause you to make bad financia...
Secure Loose Buttons with Twist Ties
We've all had to deal with a loose or popped button. Twi...
Five Best Electric Toothbrushes
Last week we stood in front of the bathroom mirror with...
Mute Inactive Tabs Automatically Mutes Background Tabs
Chrome: Chrome recently added a handy volume indicator t...
CNN.com - ...
6 must-have apps for the iPhone 6
As millions of people get their hands on the new iPhone 6...
How much does your iPhone really cost?
The iPhone 6 retails at $649 but only costs $227 to make....
6 must-have apps for the iPhone 6
As millions of people get their hands on the new iPhone 6...
It's going to get crowded around Mars
NASA says its latest Mars-exploring spacecraft is on trac...
MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars orbit
MAVEN has arrived in Mars's orbit after traveling 442 mil...
New tech could change life in space
A spacecraft that launched early Sunday is transporting a...
How much does your iPhone really cost?
The iPhone 6 retails at $649 but only costs $227 to make....
MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars orbit
MAVEN has arrived in Mars's orbit after traveling 442 mil...
Launch brings new technology that could change life in space
A spacecraft that launched early Sunday is transporting a...
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The New Chinese Factory
Leading manufacturers in China combine the country’s hist...
Robots That Learn Through Repetition, Not Programming
A startup says getting a robot to do things should be les...
Audi Drives Innovation on the Shop Floor
A carmaker’s automated body shop illustrates how German m...
Technology Stalled in 1970
Peter Thiel says he’s trying to get entrepreneurs to go a...
Radical New DNA Sequencer Finally Gets into Researchers’ Hands
A DNA sequencer the size of a cell phone could change whe...
Making Innovation
The hubs of advanced manufacturing will be the economic d...
Gene-Silencing Drugs Finally Show Promise
After more than a decade of disappointment, powerful new ...
Intel Says Laptops and Tablets with 3-D Vision Are Coming Soon
Your next laptop or tablet may have 3-D sensors that let ...
Cheap, Scratch-Resistant Displays
Ultrathin sapphire laminates could lead to new screen cov...
Engadget RSS ...
Google Chrome plugs into iOS 8 app extensions
Enjoy how Chrome and other apps share data back and fort...
Google Now's latest trick is finding you a cheaper flight
Google Now has been showing off alternate info for when ...
Plex is getting more expensive -- unless you sign up right now
Already a subscriber to media outfit Plex's services? Go...
Ray Ozzie's 'Talko' app is not the right productivity tool for the Atlanta Hawks
New team collaboration / messaging apps are seemingly ev...
UPS now lets you use 3D printers in nearly 100 US stores
UPS' experiment with in-store 3D printers apparently wen...
Dartmouth's StudentLife app can tell you if your mental health is hurting your grades
Not sure if you're depressed? Your smartphone may be abl...
MakerBot's Bre Pettis opens a workshop for 3D printing innovation
When MakerBot announced that Bre Pettis would be steppin...
Adobe buys Aviary to bring photo editing to more mobile apps
The world of image editing has changed a lot in the past...
Cosmic dust definitely clouded Big Bang researchers' findings
Earlier this year, researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonia...
WIRED
Ex-Microsoft Tech Chief Thinks He Can Get You to Talk on the Phone Again
Ray Ozzie, who invented Lotus Notes before becoming Bill ...
Square Is Making a Register That Takes Bitcoin and Apple Pay
Over the past year, it’s become a lot easier to buy...
X Prize Pledges $15M for Software That Lets Children Teach Themselves
The X PRIZE Foundation, the brainchild of entrepreneur an...
Learning How to Share: Why Delivering a Product or Service Isn’t Enough
The widespread growth of the sharing economy has been har...
Innovation: Hedge First, Optimize Later
There is a sequence to growth, an implicit order. Consecu...
AT&T’s New Internet Plan Comes With Free Amazon Prime
Amazon’s streaming video service began as an extra ...
Will Wireless Power Be the Catalyst for Wearables Adoption?
  Every day, it seems like there’s another new...
Hands-On: Nintendo’s New 3DS Underwhelms at Tokyo Game Show
Nintendo doesn't attend the Tokyo Game Show, but its late...
A Monumental Lookout Point That Could Transform an SF Landmark
Walking towards its edge would be an unearthly experience...
Techdirt.
Could Taking A Selfie In A Museum Violate Copyright Law?
Copyright infringement is everywhere. A few years back, J...
DailyDirt: Genetic Information Is Everywhere Now
The costs of analyzing DNA have come down significantly o...
PissedConsumer Fights Back Against Roca Labs' Attempt To Silence Customer Complaints
We recently wrote about a very questionable lawsuit filed...
Patent Troll Told That It Can't Sue The FTC For Merely Investigating Its Shakedown Scam
We've written a bunch of times about the "scanner patent ...
FTC Finally Sues Pharma Companies Over 'Pay For Delay' Deals
For some time now, Techdirt has been following the "pay ...
CIA Boss Lies About His Earlier Lie, Proved Wrong By Earlier CIA Statements
Last week, we wrote about how CIA boss John Brennan was t...
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