Benjamin Kabin

Benjamin Kabin

Benjamin Kabin is a Brooklyn-based technology journalist who specializes in security, startups, venture capital and social media.

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Square Releases a Better, Thinner Mobile Credit-Card Reader
Payments & Collections

Square Releases a Better, Thinner Mobile Credit-Card Reader

The new reader is compatible with more devices and is available to new users for free.
Social Media

Twitter Said to Launch Retargeted Ads Based on Users' Cookies, Location

The combination of data could help increase the relevancy of retargeted ads on mobile devices.
Google Gets Serious About Robots
News and Trends

Google Gets Serious About Robots

Google is reportedly aiming to create technology that can be used to automate existing logistical systems and supply chains.
News and Trends

Elon Musk's SpaceX Launches Satellite Into Orbit

The mission marked the first commercial launch from Cape Canaveral in more than five years.
Spotify to Musicians: Don't Hate On Us
News and Trends

Spotify to Musicians: Don't Hate On Us

The streaming music service is determined to convince artists, both big and small, that streaming can be a real money maker.
Apps & Software

Apple Improves App Store Search Engine to Recognize Typos and Misspellings

This update should increase the number of apps that turn up in a user's search, in turn increasing app developers' visibility.
Microsoft and Sony Battle for Gaming Supremacy This Holiday Season
Office Tech

Microsoft and Sony Battle for Gaming Supremacy This Holiday Season

Like Sony's PlayStation 4, Xbox One sales exceed one million in first 24 hours.
Pinterest Introduces 'Place Pins' to Showcase What Your Business Location Has to Offer
Social Media

Pinterest Introduces 'Place Pins' to Showcase What Your Business Location Has to Offer

The new feature links high quality photography to maps, making it easier to visit and share in real life.
NFL, MLB to Supreme Court: If Aereo Wins You'll Have to Watch Sports on Cable
News and Trends

NFL, MLB to Supreme Court: If Aereo Wins You'll Have to Watch Sports on Cable

The leagues said they'll take their programming elsewhere if the live TV internet streaming service is allowed to continue its operations.
Instagram Success: These Types of Images Drive the Most Engagement (Infographic)
Social Media

Instagram Success: These Types of Images Drive the Most Engagement (Infographic)

A new study unlocks the secrets to what's most shared on the popular social network.
Yelp Co-Founder: 'There Has Never Been Any Amount of Money You Could Pay Us to Manipulate Reviews'
Social Media

Yelp Co-Founder: 'There Has Never Been Any Amount of Money You Could Pay Us to Manipulate Reviews'

During a recent reddit AMA, Jeremy Stoppelman fielded questions from business owners about the site's alleged poor practices.
Apple to Hire 700 Jobs for Manufacturing Facility in Arizona
News and Trends

Apple to Hire 700 Jobs for Manufacturing Facility in Arizona

The site will be used for domestic crystal production and require 1,300 additional construction jobs.
BlackBerry Takeover Bid Falls Apart, CEO to Depart
News and Trends

BlackBerry Takeover Bid Falls Apart, CEO to Depart

Unable to raise the necessary funds, investment firm Fairfax Financial Holdings will invest only $1 billion as Thorsten Heins leaves the troubled tech company.
Heads Up Music Lovers: YouTube to Create Streaming Music Service
Social Media

Heads Up Music Lovers: YouTube to Create Streaming Music Service

With free on-demand mobile streaming and its own offline mode, YouTube could put Spotify on the defensive.
He's at It Again: Elon Musk Buys James Bond's Submarine and Has Big Plans for It
News and Trends

He's at It Again: Elon Musk Buys James Bond's Submarine and Has Big Plans for It

The tech entrepreneur wants to drop a Tesla engine into the working submarine and, well, you can only imagine what comes next.
A Year Later, Microsoft Finally Releases Windows 8.1 Update to Appease Angry, Confused Customers
Apps & Software

A Year Later, Microsoft Finally Releases Windows 8.1 Update to Appease Angry, Confused Customers

The free update offers customers more flexibility and customization, improved security and more robust cloud integration.
Square Makes Money Transfers as Easy as Sending an Email
Payments & Collections

Square Makes Money Transfers as Easy as Sending an Email

With Square Cash, peer-to-peer transfers link to users' checking accounts and debit cards and are free to use.
In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Israel-Based Data Analytics Startup Onavo
Mobile

In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Israel-Based Data Analytics Startup Onavo

The $200 million acquisition could also help in Facebook's mission to bring the internet to the masses.
This Desk Helps Keep You Healthy By 'Breathing'
Office Tech

This Desk Helps Keep You Healthy By 'Breathing'

A smart desk that moves up and down for sitting or standing, and keeps tabs on how many calories you burn through the day.
4 Ways to Turn Social-Media Fans Into Raving, Loyal Customers
Social Media

4 Ways to Turn Social-Media Fans Into Raving, Loyal Customers

With a little bit of focus, companies can convert casual fans into powerful brand advocates.
Apple Admits to iMessage Glitch in iOS 7 and Promises to Fix It
Apps & Software

Apple Admits to iMessage Glitch in iOS 7 and Promises to Fix It

The bug makes messages appear to send when they actually have not.
Google Announces 'Hummingbird,' an Algorithm Change to Handle More Complex Searches
SEO | Search Engine Optimization

Google Announces 'Hummingbird,' an Algorithm Change to Handle More Complex Searches

The update is the biggest change to the search engine in its 15-year history.
Hyperloop Team to be Led by SpaceX Alum, Former Bush Appointee
News and Trends

Hyperloop Team to be Led by SpaceX Alum, Former Bush Appointee

Elon Musk's Hyperloop is one step closer to becoming a reality with two seasoned engineers agreeing to manage the project.
eBay to Buy Online Payment Services Startup Braintree for $800 Million
Mobile

eBay to Buy Online Payment Services Startup Braintree for $800 Million

Acquisition aimed at expanding and accelerating PayPal's mobile payments business
Intuit Updates QuickBooks Online Accounting Tool With Customizable Features Aimed at Small Businesses
Payments & Collections

Intuit Updates QuickBooks Online Accounting Tool With Customizable Features Aimed at Small Businesses

The popular web-based program now supports payment and payroll integration, and CRM services.
New York Cracks Down on Companies That Buy Fake Online Reviews
Social Media

New York Cracks Down on Companies That Buy Fake Online Reviews

Nearly 20 small businesses fined $350,000 for engaging in the deceptive practice on sites such as Yelp and Google Local.
Google Looking Beyond 'Cookies' to Track People Online
Advertising

Google Looking Beyond 'Cookies' to Track People Online

In a shift for the advertising industry, Google is said to be developing a new system that assigns web users a unique identifier.
YouTube's New Offline Feature Could Boost Video Views for Businesses
Social Media

YouTube's New Offline Feature Could Boost Video Views for Businesses

Starting soon, users will be able to add clips to mobile devices to be viewed when they're without an internet connection
Done Deal: A Look at the Long, Contentious Road to Buying Dell Inc.
News and Trends

Done Deal: A Look at the Long, Contentious Road to Buying Dell Inc.

In this interactive timeline, we look back at how founder Michael Dell's proposal to acquire the company and take it private played out.
Apple's iPhone: Designed in California But Manufactured Fast All Around the World (Infographic)
Mobile

Apple's iPhone: Designed in California But Manufactured Fast All Around the World (Infographic)

With the release of the iPhone 5S and 5C, here we break down the complicated global relationship between Apple, its suppliers and manufacturers.

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