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: The ‘Sharing Economy’ Goes White-Collar
In some ways, the new focus Uber and Airbnb are putting o...
DealBook: Indian E-Commerce Firm Flipkart Raises Eye-Popping $1 Billion
The online marketplace confirmed on Tuesday that it had r...
Amazon Joins With Alloy Entertainment on Digital Publishing Imprint
The imprint, called Alloy Entertainment, released its fir...
Rhapsody Reaches 2 Million Monthly Subscribers
The music service announced the milestone on Tuesday as i...
Workout Clothes With High-Tech Twist Sell Briskly
Though clothing sales have been strained in recent years,...
OKCupid Plays With Love in User Experiments
The dating website OKCupid published the results of three...
With Microsoft in Sights, China Starts to Squeeze U.S. Tech Companies
An agency that enforces antimonopoly laws visited company...
DealBook: Zillow to Buy Trulia for $3.5 Billion in All-Stock Deal
The deal will create a giant repository of online listing...
Bits Blog: Airbnb Expands Into Business Travel
Airbnb introduced a new business travel initiative on Mon...
Ars Technica
Among meats, beef has a beefy environmental footprint
Though popular, it’s much less efficient than other foods.
EA unveils subscription plan for access to its Xbox One games
$30/year gets access to four legacy titles, with more com...
US Council of Economic Advisors: Delay on climate action will cost us
President's advisors put bill at $190 billion a year if w...
Chinese military “hacked” Israel’s Iron Dome
Phishing attack let Unit 61398 spend 4 months installing ...
Instasheep: Coder builds tool to hijack Instagram accounts over Wi-Fi
Bug “known for years” exposes mobile users’ accounts to h...
Supreme Court’s new rules on abstract patents hit Apple v. Samsung
Samsung: "Slide to unlock" and "universal search" shouldn...
Long-lived Opportunity rover breaks extraterrestrial mileage record
10 years into a 90-day mission, little robot has traveled...
Police to replace ads with warnings on piracy sites
Many big brands have been found to be advertising on pira...
Retina MacBook Pros get faster CPUs, more RAM, and a few price cuts
Gently tweaked models still use Intel's Haswell chips, sa...
TechCrunch
Exchange Corp. Launches Cardless Payment Service With $3.3 Million Series A
 The Japanese startup Exchange Corp. has launched a ...
Talk Private To Me: Free, Worldwide, Encrypted Voice Calls With Signal For iPhone
 Rejoice, O lovers of privacy! For Open WhisperSyste...
Microsoft Updates OneNote For Apple Products
 Microsoft debuted a number of changes to OneNote fo...
Backed By Tencent And Felicis, Scaled Inference Wants To Be The Google Brain For Everyone
 Google Brain, an artificial intelligence and machin...
Tech Companies Throw Their Support Behind Strengthened NSA Reform Bill
 As expected, Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced the USA ...
Project Management Platform Wrike Hopes To Challenge Asana With New Workflow Tools
 When it comes to web-based project management tools...
EA Launches A $30 Per Year Netflix For Games On Xbox One
 I’d play a lot more games if they weren&#8217...
Spotify Adds An Equalizer So You Can Turn Up The Bass
 A small but notable update to the Spotify iOS appli...
Peak Drive Aims To Be As Usable As Dropbox, As Secure As SpiderOak
 A new German cloud storage startup is preparing to ...
Lifehacker
Estimate Someone's Age with Just Their First Name Using This Data
It's not always easy to gauge someone's age (particularl...
AppDowner Downgrades Android Apps to Older Versions
Android: Sometimes upgrading an app means losing feature...
PSA: Dropbox Shouldn't Be Your Sole Backup for Your Files
It might seem like Dropbox (or other online file syncing...
Learn Linux with This Free edX Course from the Linux Foundation
Intro to Linux is normally a $2,400 course from the Linu...
OneNote for Mac and iOS Gets Better Organization, Office Compatibility
OS X/iOS: Not too long after (finally) rolling out a Mac...
The Best Productivity Tricks You Can Learn From Rock Stars
Beyond the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, musicians work...
Deals: UE Mini Boom, LG G3 for Half Price, Galaxy Tab Pro, Gaming Gear
The Ultimate Ears MINI BOOM offers shockingly robust so...
​Soothe a Sunburn with Yogurt or Milk
We all know we need to take care in the sun , but it's e...
Asana for iPhone and iPad Updates with a New Interface and More Speed
iOS: Asana is one of our favorite to-do apps , and toda...
CNN.com - ...
Teen invents hot car alarm device
A New Mexico teen invented an alarm to alert people if th...
U.S. military wanted a moon base
The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to...
See through walls -- on your iPhone
Invasive or awesome? A new device turns your iPhone into ...
Teen invents hot car alarm device
A New Mexico teen invented an alarm to alert people if th...
U.S. military wanted a moon base
The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to...
See through walls on ... your iPhone
Invasive or awesome? A new device turns your iPhone into ...
Self-healing buildings, bodies, and machines
Crumbling buildings, burnt-out PCs, potholes, and cracked...
Google Glass now supports mind control
An app has been developed that allows a Google Glass user...
Netiquette: Saying farewell
So many folks manage to lose their netiquette heads when ...
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Startup Wants You to Capture the World in 3-D
Mantis Vision is developing 3-D scanning technology that ...
LCD Hacking Trick Could Make Virtual Reality More Real
Stacking components from two LCD panels more than doubles...
Can Technology Fix Medicine?
Medical data is a hot spot for venture investing and prod...
A Q&A with Gene Wolfe
A Twelve Tomorrows exclusive: Science fiction legend Gene...
Urban Jungle a Tough Challenge for Google’s Autonomous Cars
It may be decades before autonomous vehicles can reliably...
Prototype Display Lets You Say Goodbye to Reading Glasses
Researchers are developing technology that can adjust an ...
No Man’s Sky: A Vast Game Crafted by Algorithms
A new computer game, No Man’s Sky, demonstrates a new way...
Chinese Researchers Stop Wheat Disease with Gene Editing
Researchers have created wheat that is resistant to a com...
Flexible, Printed Batteries for Wearable Devices
Imprint Energy is developing a long-lasting, bendable, an...
Engadget RSS ...
Apple TV gets two new apps: Fox Now and CNBC
One of the things you can't find on the Apple TV is an o...
LG Heart Rate Monitor Earphone review: good fitness gadget, poor earphones
Heart rate monitors are no longer the exclusive domain o...
Stream Lollapalooza sets from Outkast, Skrillex and Phantogram this weekend
If you enjoy taking in the summer's big music festivals ...
'EA Access' subscription on Xbox One brings all-you-can-eat gaming for $5 per month
It appears EA and Microsoft have been paying attention t...
Uber for Business bills companies directly for employee's rides
Airbnb has realized the next step is to start heavily ta...
Beats Music adds new options for enhanced personalization
Some of the main items that Beats Music claims set it ap...
OneNote on iOS and Mac now lets you attach files
Like it or not, school is fast approaching. However, Mic...
How to make your dumb home smarter without spending a fortune
If you go all out connecting your house, you can end up ...
'The Last of Us' brought to life in live stage show
Today, The Last of Us is getting ready to take over Play...
WIRED
A Trippy Light Show That Lets You Dance With Light and Shadows
People love to dance, but it’s no easy task convincing th...
A Rolling Object Accelerating Down an Incline
Suppose you have a cylinder on an ramp and you let it sta...
An Ingenious Plane Design That Makes Room for Your Carry-Ons
London-based design firm Priestmangoode has solved the pr...
Exclusive: See James Cameron Prep His Submarine Team for a Deep Sea Dive
James Cameron's next film is deep. Like, seven miles deep...
Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance
There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and...
These Medical Apps Have Doctors and the FDA Worried
Iltifat Husain has seen an awful lot of sickness and inju...
Angry Nerd: What Marvel and DC Can Learn From Lucy
Scarlett Johansson stars as the ass-kicking, nearly super...
What’s Up With That: Why Does Your Dog Seem to Know What Time It Is?
It’s five o’clock, and your dog is excitedly ...
Facebook’s New Save Button Is Actually Useful
With the new Save Links feature, Facebook's main iOS app ...
Techdirt.
FISA Court Judges Keep Buying Verizon Stock; Wonder What They Know...
Lee Fang, over at Vice, has quite a revelation based on s...
Court To Frat Boys: Openness Of Courts More Compelling Than Your Potential Embarrassment
Via Eric Goldman, we learn of a case in Pennsylvania wher...
Germany Says It Won't Agree To CETA With Current Corporate Sovereignty Chapter
This is potentially huge: according to the leading Germa...
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