Mobile, Laptop & Other Gadgets

Candy Crush maker King Digital Entertainment sets terms for $500 million IPO – NASDAQ

Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

King Digital Entertainment, the largest game developer on Facebook , announced terms for its IPO on Wednesday. The Dublin, Ireland-based company plans to raise $500 million by offering 22.2 million shares (30% insider) at a price range of $21 to $24. At the midpoint of the proposed range, King Digital Entertainment would command a fully diluted market value of $7.4 billion. We have previously reported on key comparisons between…

Starbucks to allow for digital tips from iPhone – CNET

Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mario Tama, Getty Images Coffee conglomerate Starbucks will push forward with its popular mobile payment program, which accounts for more than 11 percent of in-store transactions, by allowing customers in the US to add digital tips to their purchases. The digital tipping feature will be included in the company’s brand new Starbucks for iPhone application, arriving in Apple’s App Store on March 19. A redesigned Android version with the tipping…

Pevely’s mayor could get impeached over cell phone controversy – KMOV.com

Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

 (KMOV) — On Tuesday, the notice went up at Pevely city hall that there’ll be a special, closed door meeting of the board of aldermen on Thursday at 5 p.m.   News 4 asked if the controversy over Mayor John Knobloch’s cell phone was on the agenda but State law keeps the agenda of closed door meetings private. City Administrator Terry Thomas would only say, “It’s a…

One Laptop Per Child may be done – VentureBeat

Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The once-revolutionary One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project appears to be on its last legs. “The XO-1 laptop is history,” says a story in today’s OLPC News, which has long followed the movement to build and provide an easy-to-use $100 laptop to poor children in third-world countries. The flagship Boston area office, the publication noted, is closed, with staff gone. The office phone number plays an outgoing message saying that…

Digital Health And The Transition To Nothing. – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Yes. I did say nothing. So, this is my take of the famous Seinfeld episode about nothing.  And in this case it applies to digital health and the ubiquity of wearables.  It’s my point here that all this commotion over wearables is a bit much.  Of course, it might be a necessary device to grow awareness, but I think the future of digital health is best captured with one word–nothing….