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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State of the Art: How Companies Like Dollar Shave Club Are Reshaping the Retail Landscape
Dollar Shave Club, recently acquired for $1 billion, typi...
Tech Fix: Alexa, What Else Can You Do? Getting More From Amazon Echo
Making Amazon’s voice-activated speaker smarter is not in...
Facebook Profit Nearly Triples on Mobile Ad Sales and New Users
The social media company also said it was looking ahead t...
Is D.N.C. Email Hacker a Person or a Russian Front? Experts Aren’t Sure
The hack of the Democratic National Committee has focused...
Where It Happens: How Scalpers Make Their Millions With ‘Hamilton’
A sophisticated and lucrative bot operation on the second...
Scalping: To Learn About ‘Hamilton’ Ticket Bots, We Wrote Our Own Bot
We wanted to learn how bots worked in order to track the ...
The Interpreter: D.N.C. Hack Raises a Frightening Question: What’s Next?
With Russia accused of injecting itself into the American...
Modern Love: Words With (I Wish We Were More Than) Friends
While searching online for a local woman to date, a man f...
Google Silences Doubters With Blockbuster Quarter
It was a major recovery from a lukewarm previous quarter,...
Ars Technica
Jason Bourne review: Yes, it’s “worse than Snowden”
Stellar lead actors, killer action sequences can't save t...
Federal court says state law can’t ban political robocalls
An Arkansas law can not single out political robocalls ex...
FDA pauses blood donations in 2 Florida counties with unexplained Zika cases
Four cases don’t appear travel- or sex-related, suggestin...
Mr. Robot’s attention to detail even extends to campy, ’80s horror flicks
Mr. Robot not only tries all its hacks, it makes its back...
Apollo astronauts dying of heart disease at 4-5X the rate of counterparts
Deep-space radiation damages cardiovascular system in mou...
Report: Apple’s negotiating tactics sunk its long-rumored TV service
Apple asked for too much in exchange for too little, TV e...
Doom: The Board Game coming to a tabletop near you
Fantasy Flight Games reimagines the newest video game, de...
AT&T violated rule requiring low prices for schools, FCC says
AT&T claims it didn't have to follow rule designed to...
Formula E gets ready for season three with a striking new look
The all-electric racing series has gone for a bold look.
TechCrunch
Uber focuses on services as it begins to see profits in Southeast Asia
 Uber has abandoned its ‘land grab’ appr...
Sony posts $205M profit as downsized mobile business stops bleeding cash
 Sony posted a slim ¥21.2 billion ($205 million) pro...
Tech reacts to Clinton’s DNC speech
 Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the De...
Baidu, China’s dominant search firm, suffers record profit drop
 Baidu may be the dominant search company in China b...
Crunch Report | Oracle Buys Netsuite
Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp launches real estate venture...
How the media will rise in the face of the digital revolution
 The media is passing through an awkward digital ado...
SurveyMonkey study finds social media apps ruled mobile in first half of 2016
 A new study from SurveyMonkey Intelligence revealed...
What’s this whole email thing about, anyway?
 What do you know about the Clinton email scandal? I...
The rise and rise of Mexican fintech
 Nothing tells the story of how the Mexican tech eco...
Lifehacker
Everything You Need to Know About the Commencing Final Day of the DNC
Last night was the final day of the Democratic National C...
You Can Now Get Add-Ons For Google Docs and Sheets on Android
Android: Google Drive on the web comes with a ton of awes...
My Family’s Strategies for Saving During Back-to-School Season
It’s an annual tradition for parents all across the count...
The Beach Party Playlist
This summer is blazing hot, which means it’s the best tim...
A Guide To Choosing The Right Engagement Ring
There comes a time in almost every mature, adult relation...
What It Actually Takes to Get a Flat Stomach
There are all kinds of trainers, videos, and products tha...
Remains of the Day: Twitter Stickers Finally Available to All Users
Finally, now is the winter of our stickerless discontent....
io9 In All Seriousness, Was the Suicide Squad Set an Actual Circle of Hell?
io9 In All Seriousness, Was the Suicide Squad Set an Actu...
Quickly Pickle a Batch of Onions With a Red Wine Vinegar Bath
Pickled onions are a great condiment for sandwiches, sala...
CNN.com - ...
Musk's push for autopilot unnerves some at Tesla
Even before Tesla reported the first known death of a dri...
Uber punishes drivers who refuse UberPool
Uber has adopted a tactic with its drivers that parents u...
This startup wants to prevent another Flint water crisis
Entrepreneur Daniel Yazbeck has been thinking a lot about...
Nintendo delays release of Pokemon Go Plus
The Japanese video game developer said Wednesday it's del...
News anchor quits to become a Lyft driver
The backseat of a Lyft could just be the perfect confessi...
Facebook is unstoppable
The company now has 1.71 billion monthly active users, ad...
A close-up look at new Earth-like planets
For a craft that was launched in 1990, the Hubble Space T...
What was that mystery light in the sky?
Bright, long streaks of light soared across the sky from ...
Summer skies light up for Delta Aquarids meteors
The night sky is lighting up this summer.
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Artificial Pancreas Is First To Raise $1 Million Under New Crowdfunding Rules
When Beta Bionics needed idealistic investors it found th...
Taking Genomic Data Global
Startups focused on Asia are among those aiming to bring ...
This Tiny Country Thinks Virtual Citizens Will Make It Rich
Estonia aims to bring 10 million people to its digital sh...
Inside Genomics Pioneer Craig Venter’s Latest Production
His startup is using data to unlock the connections betwe...
Slow Progress to Better Medicine
Thirteen years after the human genome was sequenced, some...
Gene Therapy Trial Wrenches Families as One Child’s Death Saves Another
New DNA fix stops brain-destroying terminal illness, but ...
Better Than Opioids? Virtual Reality Could Be Your Next Painkiller
In one study, virtual reality did about as well as narcot...
Connected Toys Are Raising Complicated New Privacy Questions
Toys and other devices are collecting loads of data from ...
Minecraft Is a Testing Ground for Human-AI Collaboration
Microsoft turns the popular game into an “AI Olympics.”
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Apple's negotiation tactics might be hurting its TV plans
We're nearly a year into the era of the newest Apple...
Steam's latest weekend sale slashes VR game prices
Steam tossed some VR experiences into last month's s...
Microsoft is laying off 2,850 more workers
Microsoft is cutting an additional 2,850 jobs on top of 1...
Sony's mobile division (sorta) makes a profit
Sony's most recent financial report is out and, if y...
Watch SpaceX test fire one of the Falcon 9 rockets it relanded
SpaceX is getting ready to launch one of the rockets it r...
NASA's new satellite will look for Earth-sized planets nearby
The Kepler mission scopes out stars and galaxies thousand...
Ultimaker makes a backpack for its 3D printers
Ultimaker's 3D printers will now ship out with a bac...
Square Enix's first Apple Watch RPG is stylish yet dull
There aren't enough dedicated apps for the Apple Wat...
Kickstarter created over 300,000 jobs, study says
Kickstarter has created 29,600 full-time and 283,000 part...
WIRED
Jason Bourne Is Quite the Spectacle. In a Good Way. Mostly
The fourth installment in the globe-hopping action series...
Review: Yi 4K Action Camera
For nearly two years GoPro’s Hero4 Black has been the sta...
The Doom of Your Memories Doesn’t Really Exist
The popular Brutal Doom game mod teaches us about the way...
Don’t Understand Graffiti? Here It Is Translated in Helvetica
Mathieu Tremblin paints over graffiti tags, and re-stenci...
Google’s Famous Kitchens May Serve Fake Shrimp Made of Algae
Which is better: Shrimp made of shrimp or shrimp made of ...
Pocket Casts Is the Podcast App Every iPhone User Needs
Pocket Casts is like iTunes, only much, much better. The ...
Photo of the Week: Hell Hath No Fury Like a Dirty Thunderstorm
Japan’s Mount Sakurajiwa isn’t half as famous—or big—as M...
So Digital Billboard Ads Change With the Speed of Traffic Now
A little traffic data creates big opportunities for peopl...
Today’s Your Last Chance For a Free Windows 10 Upgrade
After today, you're going to have to pay up for a no-brai...
Techdirt.
New Law In Illinois Restricts Stingray Use, Requires Court Orders For Deployment
Roughly eight years after information about law enforcem...
Wireless Industry To Request En Banc Appeal Hearing On Net Neutrality Rules
After months of anticipation, last June the U.S. Court of...
Techdirt's DMCA Takedown T-Shirt, Going Fast
If you haven't yet, check out our latest t-shirt, the awe...
Daily Deal: Radix '.tech' Domain
With the supersaturation of .com domain names, most new d...
Slashdot
The Mojave Desert: Home of the New Machine Movement
pacopico writes: Most people think of the Mojave Desert a...
Study: Astronauts Who Reach Deep Space 'Far More Likely To Die From Heart Disease'
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Independent:...
Dark Patterns Across the Web Are Designed To Trick You
An anonymous reader writes from a report via Ars Technica...
Apple's Rigid Negotiating Tactics Cost Us 'Skinny Bundles' For Apple TV, Says Report
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Next Web: Ac...
UK Judge Calls For An Online Court Without Lawyers To Cut Costs
mi writes from a report via The Times: A senior judge has...
North Korea Is Blackmailing Top South Korean Online Retailer For $2.66 Million
An anonymous reader writes from a report via Softpedia: S...
Microsoft To Lay Off Another 2,850 People In the Next 12 Months
An anonymous reader writes from a report via Business Ins...
Samsung Beat Apple In Smartphone Shipments, Profit Surges To 2-Year High
An anonymous reader writes: Earlier reports speculated th...
The End of Gmane?
If any of you use mailing list archive Gmane, you would w...
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