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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Chief Executive of Rovio, Maker of Angry Birds Game, to Step Down
The move by Mikael Hed comes as the Finnish company strug...
Bits Blog: Apple Appeals Judge’s Decision to Deny a Ban on Samsung Products
The smartphone giants Apple and Samsung have agreed to dr...
Bits Digital Diary: On Instagram’s Hyperlapse, and Fast-Forwarding to the Future
Instagram’s new tool for capturing time-lapse video could...
Bits Blog: Lyft Says Uber’s Recruitment Efforts Are Hurting Drivers
In instances when Uber ambassadors take rides to recruit ...
DealBook: To Compete Against Alibaba, Wanda Joins Forces With Baidu and Tencent
Dalian Wanda, the Chinese conglomerate controlled by the ...
Bits Blog: Questions for IBM’s Watson
IBM’s Watson keeps adding new features. But can it make m...
Bits Blog: Google Joins Amazon in Dreams of Drone Delivery
Who needs UPS trucks and bicycle delivery when you can fl...
Bits | State of the Art: Uber and Lyft Have Become Indistinguishable Commodities
Though Uber and Lyft have become bitter enemies recently,...
Digital Divide: Inequality and Web Search: Q. and A. With Google Researchers
Two researchers responded to readers’ comments and questi...
Ars Technica
Samsung licenses HERE maps, still trying to escape the Google ecosystem
Samsung finally has a backup plan for the most important ...
Gencon: My journey into the heart of the nerd kingdom
Scenes from the world's biggest—and nerdiest—gaming conve...
Internet Archive posts millions of historic images to Flickr
Dating from 1500 to 1922, these images are now free and s...
Steve Jobs gets posthumous design patent on iconic NYC Apple store
Patent highlights new glass technology used in the cube's...
Los Angeles cops do not need to hand over license plate reader data, judge finds
Judge rules that such disclosure "could greatly harm a cr...
ALS Association drops ‘ice bucket challenge’ trademark app after complaints
"Ice Bucket Challenge" was a viral summer sensation, but ...
Report: Next iPhone will use NFC for mobile wallet functionality
Matches information about conversations with payment proc...
The long game: How hackers spent months pulling bank data from JPMorgan
Custom malware + lateral network moves = big problems for...
An era ends as Microsoft completely shutters MSN Messenger
Messenger users in China join the rest of the world in sw...
TechCrunch
Multi-Factor Analysis Of Y-Combinator’s Summer 2014 Class
 In my previous article, I wrote about how multi-fac...
Stanford Professors Want To Teach You How To Scale Your Business Without Screwing It Up
 After eight years of studying best practices for ex...
11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week
 Before we take off for the long weekend, check out ...
Clever Launches New Instant Log In Feature
 When adults are struggling to remember all of their...
The Revival Of Semiconductor Funding
 Over the past few years the semiconductor funding e...
Someone 3D Printed A Castle In His Backyard And It’s Awesome
 I now know what I want for my birthday. Using custo...
ThemeBoard Will Let Designers Share Custom Keyboards On iOS 8
 Since the introduction of custom keyboards in iOS 8...
Vice Media Confirms That It’s Selling A Stake To A&E Networks At A $2.5B Valuation
 Vice Media has agreed to sell a 10 percent stake to...
Yep, BuzzFeed Is Building A Games Team
 If you like BuzzFeed’s quizzes and interactiv...
Lifehacker
This Week's Most Popular Posts: August 22nd to 29th
This week we listed the best tech upgrades you can make ...
Match Your Suit and Shoes Perfectly with This Cheat Sheet
If you're still learning how to dress a bit better , it ...
Why Disabling IPv6 Won’t Speed Up Your Internet Connection
Support for IPv6 is enabled by default in most operating...
Build an Intruder Detector with a Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi is a great little computer to use for a...
Five Habits of Truly Effective Communicators
We all have room to polish our communication skills—som...
Batch Convert Text Files to Different Formats in Terminal
Converting texts between formats is a bit of a pain to d...
A Flash Drive for Your Android, a Fleet of Roombas, 3M Command [Deals]
If you've ever wanted an easier way to move data on and...
Wear a Wedding Band for Safe Traveling, Even If You Aren't Married
We women are at high risk when traveling alone, even loc...
Nova Launcher Adds a Searchable App Drawer, New Animations
Android: Nova, our favorite Android Launcher , just got ...
CNN.com - ...
Google reveals drone tests
Google is the latest company to branch out into delivery ...
Apple sets event for Sept. 9
Apple has set Sept. 9 as the date for a big announcement....
Google reveals secret drone delivery tests
Google is the latest company to branch out into delivery ...
It's official! Apple sets event for Sept. 9
Apple has set Sept. 9 as the date for a big announcement....
Is bigger really better for Apple?
After ceding the smartphone and tablet size war to compet...
GHOST: Stealth ship of the future
Juliet Marine Systems is funding and designing GHOST, a c...
'Mousetronauts' and a real R2-D2 on the ISS
Mouse astronauts are joining the research carried out at ...
Netiquette: Saying farewell
So many folks manage to lose their netiquette heads when ...
10 smartphone habits to avoid
How annoying and rude and antisocial have we all become w...
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The History Inside Us
Improvements in DNA analysis are helping us rewrite the p...
Hidden Obstacles for Google’s Self-Driving Cars
Impressive progress hides major limitations of Google’s q...
2014 Entrepreneurs | Innovators Under 35
These innovators are creating businesses that will upend ...
A Headset Meant to Make Augmented Reality Less of a Gimmick
A novel optical technique could overlay virtual imagery o...
2014 Pioneers | Innovators Under 35
The frontiers of science provide ample space to explore i...
Love of Labor
Automation makes things easier, whether it’s on the facto...
2014 Inventors | Innovators Under 35
These people are inventing the devices and technologies t...
2014 Humanitarians | Innovators Under 35
By applying technology in novel ways, they are improving ...
In Praise of Efficient Price Gouging
Uber’s most important innovation is the way it prices its...
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Here's how Google's Project Loon retrieves its internet balloons (video)
Project Loon's balloons could not be more different than...
Home-made vibrating gloves train your finger muscles to touch type (video)
You know what can teach you Braille and piano a lot more...
'Party Down' comes to Hulu Plus, first five eps are on free Hulu
Amazon is loading up a new pilot season of original TV s...
Engadget Daily: Google's delivery drone, Nintendo's new 3DS handhelds and more!
Today, we take a look at Google's "Project Wing" delivery...
HTC's plasticky One E8 lands in the US courtesy of Sprint
Jonesing for a taste of the HTC One M8 lifestyle but don...
Browse astronaut photos taken from the ISS with this handy map
While you're gearing up for the weekend, why not peruse ...
So what is it like to drive with Nissan's Smart rearview mirror?
Despite all the changes going on in automobiles lately, ...
Yahoo Mail for Android now lets you filter emails while on the move
If you're an email fiend, you already know the value of ...
Use YouTube to queue videos for Chromecast viewing
Chromecast and YouTube are like a match made in heaven. ...
WIRED
Gadget Lab Podcast: Can I Use My iPhone’s NFC to Pay for My Uber?
This week, Mat and Mike talk about the latest leaks out o...
Mathematical Predictions for the iPhone 6
Ok, this isn’t really math. Let’s instead cal...
Game|Life Podcast: Nintendo Announcements, Nintendo Leaks
Did Nintendo announce that, or was it a leak? Rumors beco...
Eat-Commerce: How Technology and E-Commerce Are Redefining How We Eat
There’s little question that we live in an era that...
Flying a Blimp Is Way Trickier Than You’d Expect
Despite their slow speeds, blimps are notoriously difficu...
The War for Our Digital Future: Virtual Reality vs. Integral Reality
Like most people I spend much of the day digitally connec...
Switchboard Is Like Craigslist Without the Creeps and Flakes
Most startups want to grow as fast as they can. For many ...
With New 3DS Model, Nintendo Continues to Woo Hardcore Gamers
The New Nintendo 3DS, out October 11 in Japan, will have ...
Techdirt.
As Expected, Aereo Pleads Its Case For Survival
Aereo is back in a district court trying its "okay, fine,...
Awesomeness: Millions Of Public Domain Images Being Put Online
Here's some nice news. Kalev Leetaru has been liberating ...
DailyDirt: Protein Is Protein...?
Some foods are considered delicacies, but some edible stu...
President Obama Finally Gets Around To Nominating A New IP Czar
While we're still waiting for the White House to actually...
Magical 'Cancer Cure' Wins EFF's Stupid Patent Of The Month
Good news everyone! The Patent Office has granted a pate...
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