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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Apple Upgrades the iPhone With New 5S and 5C Models
Mobile

Apple Upgrades the iPhone With New 5S and 5C Models

Both devices come with new bells and whistles, but what's most significant is that they will run Apple's new iOS 7.
New Tablet-Specific Web Browser Is Built on Swipe Navigation
Mobile

New Tablet-Specific Web Browser Is Built on Swipe Navigation

By substituting gestures for buttons, Opera's 'Coast' ditches the bulky interface to make tablet browsing a full-screen experience.
Facebook's Hashtags Might Not Be as Social as You Think
Social Media

Facebook's Hashtags Might Not Be as Social as You Think

A new report says posts with hashtags get less viral reach than posts without.
Can't Make That Meeting? Skype Could Have the Solution With 3-D Video Calling
Office Tech

Can't Make That Meeting? Skype Could Have the Solution With 3-D Video Calling

The technology is far off still but could give the niche format wider appeal.
Foursquare Testing 'Sixth Sense' Location-Based Recommendations
Social Media

Foursquare Testing 'Sixth Sense' Location-Based Recommendations

New feature will proactively help users discover businesses and other interests they otherwise might miss.
5 Low-Cost Apps to Make Your Computer Run Super Fast
Apps & Software

5 Low-Cost Apps to Make Your Computer Run Super Fast

These apps can help your computer run less sluggish and increase your productivity at the same time.
Facebook Gives Businesses Free Access to Shutterstock Images for Ads
Social Media

Facebook Gives Businesses Free Access to Shutterstock Images for Ads

The social network is also updating its photo uploader tool and the Pages mobile app.
This New Software Lets You Turn Any Surface Into a Touch Screen
Office Tech

This New Software Lets You Turn Any Surface Into a Touch Screen

Users can project their desktop onto a flat surface and control it with the Windows Kinect sensor.
Social Media

New Feature Lets Customers Make Dinner Reservations From Facebook's Mobile Pages

Integration with OpenTable puts reservations at 20,000 restaurants at users' fingertips.
Good Marketing Move: Apple to Offer Trade-In Discount for Third-Party Chargers
Mobile

Good Marketing Move: Apple to Offer Trade-In Discount for Third-Party Chargers

The offer comes after faulty chargers were blamed for one death and one hospitalization in China.
Dell Founder's New Buyout Bid Wins Initial Shareholder Approval
News and Trends

Dell Founder's New Buyout Bid Wins Initial Shareholder Approval

The official vote on the bid from Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners has been pushed back to September 12.
Yelp Posts Massive Earnings Increase But Still Hasn't Turned a Profit
Social Media

Yelp Posts Massive Earnings Increase But Still Hasn't Turned a Profit

The social-review site's massive growth can be attributed to an influx of advertisers, an analyst says.
Yahoo Acquires Lexity, An Ecommerce Service for Small Businesses
News and Trends

Yahoo Acquires Lexity, An Ecommerce Service for Small Businesses

Founded by a former Yahoo search and advertising executive, the startup is Marissa Mayer's 19th purchase for the tech giant.
Online Startup Fab Sued for Copyright Infringement, 'Unfair' Competition
News and Trends

Online Startup Fab Sued for Copyright Infringement, 'Unfair' Competition

The suit comes on the heels of a $150 million fundraising round and coincides with layoffs.
Hiring Spree: Amazon to Add 7,000 New Employees
Human Resources

Hiring Spree: Amazon to Add 7,000 New Employees

The internet retailer is expanding its fulfillment and customer service networks in an effort to offer more customers speedier delivery options.
Apps & Software

Mobile App Basics: 3 Ways to Make User Security a Priority

After one popular app's privacy snafu, here's a look at what you should consider when developing your own mobile apps.
Dell Founder Sweetens Offer to Take the PC Maker Private
News and Trends

Dell Founder Sweetens Offer to Take the PC Maker Private

New offer adds $150 million and calls for a decision to be made by simple majority of shareholders.
Facebook Is Testing a Feature That Can Track Customers' Physical Movements at Businesses
Social Media

Facebook Is Testing a Feature That Can Track Customers' Physical Movements at Businesses

The social network encourages users to check in for free Wi-Fi, but the routers can monitor your movements.
Struggling Deals Site LivingSocial Kills Events Group, Closes New York Office
News and Trends

Struggling Deals Site LivingSocial Kills Events Group, Closes New York Office

The move eliminates 30 full-time positions and will have remaining staffers working remotely.
Angry Business Owners Appeal Yelp Ruling Over Alleged Extortion
Social Media

Angry Business Owners Appeal Yelp Ruling Over Alleged Extortion

Appeal drudges up accusations of review rigging, tilting the site's rating system.
Online Marketing

Report: Email is Better Than Facebook or Twitter for Acquiring New Customers

Here are three tips for turning email recipients into paying customers.
Social Media May Soon Drive More Traffic to Your Website Than Search Engines
Social Media

Social Media May Soon Drive More Traffic to Your Website Than Search Engines

A new report suggests internet users in the U.S. are looking to sites like Facebook and Twitter to find what they're looking for online.
Google Updates an App That Allows You to Search With the Swipe of a Finger
Apps & Software

Google Updates an App That Allows You to Search With the Swipe of a Finger

Ever heard of Gesture Search? It can help save time and offer a less distracting way for business users to search their Android devices.
Google to Buy Social Mapping Startup Waze
News and Trends

Google to Buy Social Mapping Startup Waze

Acquiring the real-time traffic and navigation app to help Google stay competitive in mobile mapping.
New Google+ Dashboard Lets Businesses Manage Multiple Tasks in One Place
Social Media

New Google+ Dashboard Lets Businesses Manage Multiple Tasks in One Place

Marketers can use the new tool to update and monitor information across tools such as Google+, Google AdWords and Maps.
News and Trends

Report: Wearable Devices Could Revolutionize the Way We Do Business

Mary Meeker's 'Internet Trends' report heralds hands-free tech as the next big thing.
Angel Investors Form Group to Fund Bitcoin Startups
News and Trends

Angel Investors Form Group to Fund Bitcoin Startups

After a tumultuous couple of months, the digital currency is turning investors' heads.
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