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: As More Tech Start-Ups Stay Private, So Does the Money
Fledgling companies are increasingly delaying initial pub...
appraisal: Apple Music Is Strong on Design, Weak on Social Networking
The service brags that its playlists are curated by peopl...
Zozi Raises $30 Million in Financing
With the new capital, the start-up will continue its ques...
Uber Says Proposed Freeze on Licenses in New York City Would Limit Competition
Legislation proposed by the City Council’s transportation...
Bits Blog: The Sharing Economy Visits the Backcountry
A company called Hipcamp now offers “land sharing,” a sha...
Bits Blog: Zuckerberg Takes Questions in Facebook Session Marred by Tech Troubles
Facebook’s chief responded to ordinary users and celebrit...
Bits Blog: Facebook Wins a Round in Austrian Court Case
Max Schrems, an Austrian law student, had accused the soc...
Bits Daily Report: Apple Music Goes Boldly Where Others Have Gone Before
If the new service is successful, it could deliver billio...
Q&A: A Mac-to-iPhone Handoff
How to set up hardware so that Macs and iOS devices share...
Ars Technica
WikiLeaks: New intelligence briefs show US spied on German leader
"Merkel's fear was that Athens would be unable to overcom...
Rosetta spots sinkholes, hints of interior caverns on comet 67P
Interior of comet might have the texture of Swiss cheese.
California fiber optic cable vandalism continues unabated
New attack in underground vault brings to 11 the number o...
F-35 project team says bad dogfight report “does not tell whole story”
Older F-35 didn't bring "A" game, and besides—plane isn't...
Kenya to require users of public Wi-Fi to register with government
New Internet regs will require cafés, hotels to log devic...
Sony asks public to fund internal projects with its “First Flight” program
Directly engaging with customers is great, but should Son...
The future of car suspension is here: DSC Sport’s active shocks in action
It constantly samples data from the car's network, adapti...
1-megawatt electric car sets new record at Pikes Peak Int’l Hill Climb
Unencumbered by the effects of altitude, EVs are coming i...
As Greece falls in arrears, one man wants to crowdfund €1.6 billion payment
British campaign organizer: “Right come on guys, let's ju...
TechCrunch
A Look At The Tech That Could Mean We Never Have To Charge Our Phones Again
 Technology that can wirelessly power our devices on...
Watch Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator Demo Day Presentations Right Here
 TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream...
Shapeways Snags Another $30M In Funding To Expand Its 3D Printing Ecosystem
 Shapeways, a 3D printing service and marketplace, a...
WikiLeaks Drops New Docs Detailing NSA’s Hobby of Spying On Allies
 Why NSA, what big ears you have. WikiLeaks just rel...
Pluto TV, An Online Video Service Targeting Cord Cutters, Will Soon Stream Hulu
 Up-and-coming video streaming service aimed at cord...
Windows 8’s Market Share Maxes Out At 16% As Windows 10 Looms
 Windows 8’s days atop the Microsoft operating...
Legendary Venture Capitalist Vinod Khosla Is Returning To Disrupt SF
 We just can’t keep him away from Disrupt, and...
Snapchat Solicits Longer Content By Ditching Tap-And-Hold-To-Watch
 Snapchat wasn’t built to be a mobile televisi...
Lifehacker
Evernote's Web Clipper Now Works Better with Gmail, YouTube, and Amazon
Evernote’s Web Clipper extension is a great way to save c...
Get the Old Apple Music Interface Back (Sort Of)
Apple Music launched yesterday and with it came a whole ...
Here’s the SPF You Actually Get When You Apply Sunscreen Sparingly
A sunscreen labeled “SPF 15” should let you spend about 1...
Take the Fear Out of Raising Your Freelance Rates by Knowing the Market
Software developer Andy Adams wrote a great post on how t...
How to Stay Warm on a Cold-Ass Airplane in the Middle of Summer
For the perpetually cold people out there, true misery is...
The DIY Home Improvement Projects with a Great Return on Investment
When investing in a home improvement project, many people...
Donate Unused School Supplies to Avoid More Clutter and Do Some Good
Half-filled notebooks, pencil stubs, and broken crayons—w...
How to Move a PC Game to Another Hard Drive (Without Re-Downloading It)
So you’re running out of hard drive space (maybe on that ...
Run Long Distance in the Morning, Harder in the Evening
Sometimes you might want to go for a long distance run an...
CNN.com - ...
Vandals cut San Francisco area fiber optic lines for 11th time in a year
Fiber optic Internet cables in the San Francisco Bay area...
Long-term life support on Mars should be possible someday, study says
When the first two human colonists land on Mars, they cou...
Joyride on a jetpack
By the early 21st century, we were supposed to be living ...
The real-life Iron Man glove is here
You've seen the films — now you can have the gadgets. Mee...
Who's accountable if your personal data gets hacked?
The massive breach of federal employees' personal data sh...
'Emotional' robot sells out in a minute
Pepper the humanoid robot is so hot that he sold out with...
Self-healing plastic could end cracked phone horror
Many of us know all too well the frustration that comes o...
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How Ads Follow You from Phone to Desktop to Tablet
Advertisers are increasingly using technology that target...
Rebooting the Automobile
Automakers and tech companies are racing to bring safer a...
At a Crossroads, Biofuels Seek a New Path Forward
New microbes and new techniques show promise for advanced...
Who Will Own the Robots?
We’re in the midst of a jobs crisis, and rapid advances i...
China’s Climate Challenge
Rapid industrialization and rising standards of living ha...
Inside India’s Phablet Revolution
In India, bigger is better when it comes to mobile phones...
Technology and Inequality
The disparity between the rich and everyone else is large...
How Technology Is Destroying Jobs
Automation is reducing the need for people in many jobs. ...
The Wait-for-Google-to-Do-It Strategy
America’s communications ­infrastructure is finally getti...
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Hulu's free, ad-powered TV shows are coming to more devices
Up until now, Hulu has limited free videos to its desktop...
The iPhone 6 Plus won't fit Fallout 4's Pip-Boy (and I'm sad)
Thanks a lot, Bethesda. After the outfit's first E3 media...
Magic Leap adds former Vevo CEO to its mysterious team
Magic Leap is as mysterious as it's ambitious. Ever since...
Sony's Cast-friendly speakers offer high-res and multi-room audio
If you're a fan of using Google's Cast tech, AirPlay or S...
Swedish media house buys world's largest eSports company
Professional gaming is a hot item in the investment world...
Sony Xperia Z4 tablet review: a great device saddled with a terrible dock
Sony's tablets have quietly been getting better over the ...
Snapchat's 'tap to view' takes your fingers off the screen
Snapchat announced a host of new features for its messagi...
Disney Infinity might make its way to Microsoft's HoloLens
It's only natural for an entertainment corporation as mas...
Watch the extended 'Uncharted 4' demo at 11am PT on Twitch
Fans of the Nathan Drake saga are going to want to tune i...
WIRED
Eruption Update: Explosions at Hakone and Fuego, Swarm off Iceland
A new earthquake swarm started off the coast of Iceland, ...
Google Maps Could Make Train Crossings Less Deadly
To try to cut down on accidents, the Federal Railroad Adm...
Entertainment Podcast: The Biggest Blockbuster This July 4th Is…Magic Mike XXL
Was the Blockbuster Fourth of July Weekend a moviegoer my...
WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Queer as Folk
Strap in for one of the most radically entertaining shows...
Leap Second Causes Sporadic Outages Across the Internet
Yesterday's leap second caused "sporadic outages" in more...
Rosetta Found Sinkholes on the Surface of Its Comet
For the first time, researchers are able to link comet ac...
Trailer: Fassbender Fully Commits to This Steve Jobs Thing
And this time around, Steve speaks. The post Trailer: Fas...
The Man Who Wants to Turn Our Clothes Into Modular Gadgets
The real wave of innovation in wearable technology will b...
Brooklyn Artist Says Starbucks Ripped Off Her Paintings
Proving the artist’s case could come down to the minutiae...
Techdirt.
TSA Asks America To LOL At Traveler Who Had $75,000 Taken From Him By Federal Agents
The TSA runs a fairly entertaining Instagram account, if...
Daily Deal: Amazon Web Services Engineer Bootcamp Bundle
Learn all about cloud computing with 89% off of the Amazo...
Donald Trump's Lawsuit Against Univision Is Absolutely Hilarious
Donald Trump seems to be showing off what would happen if...
Court Tells City: No, You Cannot Sue Someone For Making A FOIA Request
Open records requests and lawsuits go hand-in-hand. Agen...
With 'Pregnant Woman Mode,' Chinese Router Maker Begins Marketing To Paranoids
For more than a decade we've noted that while there's no ...
CETA Isn't Dead, But Its Corporate Sovereignty Chapter Is Still A Huge, Unresolved Problem
It's been a while since we last wrote about CETA, the tr...
Slashdot
Microsoft To Launch Minecraft Education Portal For Teachers
Mickeycaskill writes: Microsoft wants to help educators u...
Google Apologises For Photos App's Racist Blunder
Mark Wilson writes: Google has issued an apology after th...
Pew Survey Documents Gaps Between Public and Scientists
PvtVoid writes: A new Pew Research Study documents an ala...
Interviews: Linus Torvalds Answers Your Question
Last Thursday you had a chance to ask Linus Torvalds abou...
18 Years On, Ultima Online Is Still Going
An anonymous reader writes: Ultima Online was released in...
Ask Slashdot: Getting My Wife Back Into Programming After Long Maternity Leave?
An anonymous reader writes: My wife has been on a materni...
NASA To Waste $150 Million On SLS Engine That Will Be Used Once
schwit1 writes: NASA's safety panel has noticed that NASA...
Where Facebook Stores 900 Million New Photos Per Day
1sockchuck writes: Facebook faces unique storage challeng...
Scientist Union's Talks Stall Over Pay
HughPickens.com writes: The Sacramento Bee reports that t...
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