Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned

Following months of scandal at Uber and pressure from investors, CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick has stepped down from his position at the ridesharing company. While he will no longer head the $70 billion firm, Kalanick will remain on its board of directors. According to The New York Times, five of Uber’s major shareholders, including VC firm Benchmark’s partner Bill Gurley, demanded that Kalanick throw in the towel, in a letter addressed and delivered to him in Chicago. The letter from these investors also called for two now board members…

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Fill up your ebook reader with beautifully formatted free classics

I’ve long been meaning to get around to finally reading some classic must-read books by the likes of Jules Verne, HG Wells and Anton Chekov, and I’m glad that I’ve finally run out of excuses. You’ve probably heard of Project Gutenberg, an incredible initiative that’s turned over 54,000 books whose copyrights have expired into freely downloadable ebooks. But they aren’t formatted as well as most ebooks you’d pay for, and issues with justification, odd spaces and inconsistent typography can distract from the reading experience. That’s where Standard Ebooks comes in.…

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This QR code backpack is next-level social media

JanSport is dabbling in smart-tech fabric, and they want your backpack to be just as social as you. According to Steve Munn, President of JanSport: “A [backpack is a] place to put something to eat, something to drink and something to wear — [that’s] what’s most important. Now, it becomes potentially an avenue for social interaction.” The backpack is essentially a gigantic QR code. Take a picture of the backpack with your smartphone and access any online information the backpack owner creates. One in six consumers currently own and use…

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Social media poll finds women want to feel connected, men want to make you jealous

We’re all in a love/hate relationship with social media. For all the obvious benefits, studies are now showing Facebook and Twitter could actually be detrimental to our well-being. Yet we push on. But what motivates us to share our lives with friends and strangers on social media? Olapic, a leading visual content solution, released the findings of a recent poll aiming to answer that question. Half of the respondents polled use social media to communicate emotions (how they feel, what they think, or what they’ve been doing). And while most…

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5 beginners tips for Windows users switching to Mac

There seems to be an unspoken rule for OS users to stay in their lane. You’re a Mac user or a PC user, full stop. So when you want to make the leap from one to the other — either because you’re switching teams or you want to try both — there can be a bit of a learning curve. I’m looking at a desk with both a Mac and a PC on it right this moment. I started out as a Windows user due to a love of PC…

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CitrusBits Named a Top LA Developer by Clutch!

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We are pleased to announce that we have been recognized as a Top Los Angeles Mobile App Development Company and Custom Software Development Company by Clutch, a ratings and review platform out of Washington, D.C., in their annual research. Just last month, we were also recognized as a Top San Francisco Development Company by Clutch as well. Clutch is a ratings and reviews firm covering companies in LA and around the world. Their work examines thousands of companies based on their market presence, previous work, and proven ability to deliver…

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3 Lessons for Startups to Learn from Pokemon Go

Startups to Learn from Pokemon Go

There is no doubt that Pokemon Go took the world by storm. The Pokemon Go game was released on July 06, 2016 and within a week it was touching the Twitter as far as active users on Android are concerned. Pokemon Go is a free, location-based augmented reality game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. It was released in selected countries in July 2016 and made available to certain countries in the month of August. The way Pokemon Go got hype and attention, it reveals lots of lessons…

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Startup Quotes for Entrepreneurs that Motivate You

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The entrepreneurs are neither aliens nor super-humans. They are prone to disappointments, fear, and demoralization. Once in a while, they need a dose of encouragement and support to get going. Every entrepreneur has its own strategy to feed the encouragement and get back on the track. They read books, watch movies, go to YouTube, and read biographies. The reason behind that tiny effort of finding the motivation is that they exactly know what they want at times. If they don’t feed their mind with the right kind of motivational content,…

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