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: Amazon Not as Unstoppable as It Might Appear
Despite growing fears of its invincibility, Amazon could ...
Obama Vows a Response to Cyberattack on Sony
President Obama said the U.S. would “respond proportional...
Business Briefing: Staples Says Breach Affected About 1.2. Million Cards
Criminals used malware that may have allowed access to ca...
T-Mobile to Pay $90 Million to Settle Claims of Wrongful Phone Charges
The company is the third major mobile phone carrier, afte...
Sued by Google, a State Attorney General Retreats
The search giant accused the official, Jim Hood, of viola...
Staples Says Security Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Cards
Office-supply retailer Staples Inc said about 1.16 millio...
App City: An App, Memoir, Guesses Your Fondest Memories
Memoir, a time-capsule app that resurfaces photos, Instag...
BlackBerry Narrows Loss, But Its Revenue Declines
The company reported a drop in third-quarter revenue to $...
Bits Blog: Rent the Runway, a Designer Fashion Start-Up, Raises $60 Million
Investors are bullish on the company’s prospects, particu...
Ars Technica
Attack code exploiting critical bugs in net time sync puts servers at risk
Updates available for remote code-execution vulnerabiliti...
Hollywood v. Goliath: Inside the aggressive studio effort to bring Google to heel
Leaked Sony e-mails show states' top lawyers and studios ...
EFF: Feds can’t get around Fourth Amendment via automated data capture
At hearing for years-old digital snooping case, EFF and D...
Malware believed to hit Sony studio contained a cocktail of badness
Feds release new details about exploit targeting major en...
Birds clear out of breeding ground as severe weather approaches
After a 5,000 mile migration, an impromptu 1,500 mile rev...
Open Bay lets you run your own copy of The Pirate Bay—emphasis on "copy"
At least for now, you can’t easily add your own torrents ...
Report: “Android M” to support use as a car infotainment OS
But will car makers agree to cede control of the infotain...
Film of graphic novel Pyongyang killed in wake of Sony hacks
Adaptation by cartoonist Guy Delisle suffers same fate as...
Cyber espionage targets Syrian activists, linked to ISIS
Activists tracking human rights abuses face cyber spying ...
TechCrunch
India’s E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Replenishes Its War Chest With New $700M Round
 Flipkart raised $1 billion at the end of July, and ...
Google+ Can Now Automatically Make Your Videos Look Better
 For almost two years now, Google has been automatic...
CrunchWeek: Fallout From The Sony Hack
 Acquisition leaks, embarrassing emails, threats, th...
Sony’s CEO Michael Lynton: “We Have Not Given In.”
 Sony CEO Michael Lynton blamed theaters for the stu...
After Sony, Every Startup Should Prepare For War
 The battle between Sony and what the FBI believes a...
Carnival’s Mobile Marketing Platform Gets More Automated
 When someone tells me that they’re introducin...
Reddit Announces RedditNotes, A Way To Share Equity With Readers
 Reddit, the world’s favorite repository for f...
Apple Responds To BBC Panorama’s Portrayal Of Supplier Conditions
 Apple was the subject of a recent investigative rep...
Gillmor Gang LIVE 12.19.14
 Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Al...
Lifehacker
Most Popular Interviews of 2014
Every week we have the pleasure of highlighting some of...
The First Parking Spot You See May be the Most Efficient Spot to Take
When you're trying to find a parking spot in packed park...
Clean Wool Blankets with Fresh Snow
Wool blankets are warm, comfortable, and they last forev...
Hone a Knife on the Rough Edge of a Vehicle Window
If you're out fishing, hunting, or camping, a decent kni...
A Basic Guide to the Countless Birth Control Options Out There
Deciding between endless methods of birth control is a c...
1.16 Million Payment Cards Breached in Staples Hack
In case anybody still believed we were doing ok on cyber...
Build a Spy Camera Inside a Coffee Cup
Need to take some secret spy photos? Make shows off a si...
CNN.com - ...
You can buy a Sony-style hack
The next Sony-style hack is for sale. CNN's Laurie Segall...
The 'Serial' podcast: By the numbers
The podcast "Serial" is wrapping up its first season on T...
Will we give up privacy without a fight?
What kind of privacy will you have 10 years from now?
NASA sees your Christmas lights
NASA says lights in suburban areas of the U.S. can be up ...
Adorable dog gets 3-D printed legs
Check out adorable pup's new 3-D printed legs! CNN's Jean...
10 global start-ups to watch in 2015
At the end of another turbulent year for business as usua...
What you really Googled in 2014
In 2013, people just wanted to know how to twerk. It was ...
YouTube's top 2014 video was...
Mutant horrors, singers and kissing strangers had a big y...
Top News ...
Auras: There’s an App for That
A variety of new digital filters will make a photograph l...
The Troll Hunters
A group of journalists and researchers wade into ugly cor...
Geneticists Begin Tests of an Internet for DNA
Scientists are starting to open their DNA databases onlin...
Chemical-Sensing Displays and Other Surprising Uses of Glass
An inside look at Corning’s labs suggests what’s next for...
Desalination out of Desperation
Severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how te...
What Are MOOCs Good For?
Online courses may not be changing colleges as their boos...
Forget Hydrogen Cars, and Buy a Hybrid
Hybrids are a much more cost-effective way to reduce carb...
A Coal Plant That Buries Its Greenhouse Gases
The first commercial power plant to use carbon capture an...
Engadget RSS ...
Google needs partners to actually build its self-driving car
Apparently Google's sufficiently kickstarted pursuits int...
Microsoft apologizes for broken 'Halo' multiplayer with more 'Halo'
You know Halo: The Master Chief Collection's multiplayer ...
Staples breach may have affected over a million credit cards
Good grief, the hacks just don't stop. Now office-supply ...
Reddit Notes: Don't call it a currency
Back when Reddit -- bastion of the internet's weirdest co...
Netflix drops in a surprise 'Bojack Horseman' Christmas special
Wondering how to get the weekend started? If you're a fan...
On the sidelines: how the NFL is making use of the Surface Pro 2
Now that we've talked about the design process behind the...
Sony Pictures CEO claims 'we have not caved'
While President Obama has joined the voices criticizing S...
Tesla's first Model S battery swap station opens next week
Tesla's automated battery swap stations that boost cars w...
WIRED
Every Serial-Related Google Image Search You’ve Been Afraid to Do
Finished the Serial podcast and want to know what all tho...
Google and Hollywood Return to Bickering Over SOPA
On Friday, Google filed a lawsuit in federal court agains...
Predictions for 2015: Power to the People
When asked to predict the future, it’s hard to forget tha...
Apple Isn’t the Only One to Blame for Smartphone Labor Abuses
Apple is not the only company that benefits from a system...
If You Think Deep Links Are a Big Deal Now, Just Wait
They were a discussion topic on Google’s Earnings Call an...
Obama’s Bold Sony Statement: Canceling The Interview Was a ‘Mistake’
In his end-of-year press conference today, President Bara...
Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion, Eclipsing Twitter
On Friday, Citigroup raised the valuation of Instagram fr...
The Savvy Plan to Combat Malaria With Mobile Phones
Martin Edlund likes to say that malaria could be the firs...
Techdirt.
LAPD Body Cam Footage Can't Be FOIA'ed; Used In Court Cases Only
The Los Angeles Police Department is getting ready to de...
DailyDirt: Curious, Yummy Lobsters
We've pointed out some unusual lobster links before, but ...
Nothing Changes: Cops Still Threatening Citizens, Breaking Laws To Shut Down Recordings
The NYPD should know better. In August, it handed a $125...
FBI Formally Accuses North Korea Of The Sony Hack
Just this morning, Tim Cushing (aka, Other Tim) wrote ab...
Google Files Legal Challenge To Attorney General Jim Hood's Subpoenas
This story sure escalated in a hurry. Following all the n...
Slashdot
How a 3D Printer Let a Dog Run For the First Time
Nerval's Lobster writes Ever since 3-D printing began to ...
Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony
wiredmikey writes Just hours after the FBI and President ...
Staples: Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Customers' Cards
mpicpp writes with this excerpt from Fortune: Staples sai...
Calculus Textbook Author James Stewart Has Died
Onnimikki writes James Stewart, author of the calculus te...
T-Mobile To Pay $90M For Unauthorized Charges On Customers' Bills
itwbennett writes T-Mobile US will pay at least $90 milli...
NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere
astroengine writes: In a mesmerizing new video released b...
Ask Slashdot: Resources For Kids Who Want To Make Games?
Mr. Jones writes: My 11-year-old son is fascinated by gam...
Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program
cartechboy writes: Remember 18 months ago when Tesla prom...
Geoengineered Climate Cooling With Microbubbles
Rambo Tribble writes: Scientists from the University of L...
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