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Robinhood Raises $13M To Democratize Stock Market With Zero-Commission Trading Appview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Half a million people have already signed up for Robinhood‘s unlaunched zero-fee stock trading service. Now the startup has raised $13 million to hire talent to make its app totally secure so it can start adding people from its private beta waitlist. (IT news)

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Google Currents For iOS Now Called Google Play Newsstand Following Big Redesignview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Google Currents, Google’s magazine-like news reading iOS app and a competitor to Flipboard, is rolling out a redesign and a handful of new features, including a way to subscribe to topics you’re interested in, instead of only subscribing to publishers, blogs and RSS feeds. (IT news)

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Google X Founder Sebastian Thrun Has Left His Role As Google VP And Fellowview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Sebastian Thrun has left the building — the Google X building, that is. The founder of search giant Google’s factory to develop and build “moonshot” technologies, who launched the company’s driverless car project and was the project lead on Google Glass, is no longer a VP and Fellow at the company. (IT news)

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The iPhone 6 Plus Gets Bentview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Every year, Apple announces a new iPhone. And every year, we go through a very similar cycle. First it’s rumors and leaks, and then spy shots from factory lines, and then the announcement comes! And then it’s reviews, and long lines, and pre-order figures, and first weekend sales figures… which brings us to today. (IT news)

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Belkin WeMo Crock-Pot Review: Not The Smartest Of Smart Devices, But It Gets The Job Doneview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Belkin is going all-out on the connected home, with products ranging from connected lighting systems to smart outlets. But one of its oddest offerings might just be a collaboration with slow cooker industry leader Crock-Pot, whose name is essentially synonymous with fire-and-forget meal-making. (IT news)

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Business Goals Platform BetterWorks Leaves Stealth With $15.5M Led By KPCBview story

http://techcrunch.com –  BetterWorks, a new, cloud-based platform designed to help employees set and reach business goals — and the newest project from gamification pioneer Kris Duggan of Badgeville — is coming out of stealth today, as the startup of the same name announces that it has reached some goals of its own. It has raised $15.5 million from a group of top investors; and it has picked up 25… (IT news)

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PayPal Enables Bitcoin Transactions For Merchants Selling Digital Goodsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Bitcoin’s momentum among key merchants and platforms on the web keeps accelerating. After hinting at it a few weeks ago when Braintree enabled Bitcoin-based transactions for PayPal developers, the company is now enabling Bitcoin across the PayPal network for merchants of digital goods. (IT news)

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Your iOS GIF Keyboard Is Finally Here, Thanks To Riffsyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Arriving today on iOS, Riffsy GIF Keyboard can be installed alongside all your other keyboards to send out funny animated GIFs via SMS, Twitter, Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp in the same way you would send a text. Read More (IT news)

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Expa Brings On Hooman Radfar, AddThis Founder, As San Francisco EIRview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Expa, a startup studio with $50 million in funding and led by Garrett Camp, is today welcoming a new member to the team. Hooman Radfar, founder and Chairman of AddThis, is coming on board the team to bring his expertise in big data and web services to the mix. (IT news)

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Second Bugfix Release for KDE Plasma 5 Arrives with Lots of Changesview story

http://spd.rss.ac – The KDE Community has announced that the second bugfix release for Plasma 5 is now out and available for download. Bugfix releases for the KDE Plasma 5, the new desktop experience that will be an integral part of the KDE ecosystem, have started to arrive very often. "This release, versioned plasma-5.0.2, adds a month's worth of new translations and fixes from KDE's contributors. (IT news)

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Details and images of the Motorola DROID Turbo leak along with Moto S back plateview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – It’s that time of the year when the new DROIDs usually get launched, and this year is no exception. (IT news)

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SunShine BootLoader Unlock tool launches for Motorola and HTC smartphonesview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Thanks to a new application designed and coded by TeamAndIRC, a loyal member of the XDA Developer forums, Android users can now automatically unlock the bootloader on a bunch of Motorola and HTC branded smartphones from 2013. Getting started is super easy. (IT news)