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A Conversation With DemocracyOS, The YC Non-Profit That Built A Latin American Political Partyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  One of the stranger things that Y Combinator has supported — among the many more interesting things they’ve started to back like prosthetic legs, macrobiotic research and Uber-for-marijuana startups — is a non-profit that built an entire political party in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (IT news)

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CrunchWeek: Yahoo+Foursquare, Etsy’s IPO Goes Boom, And Slack Raises Another Chunk Of Capitalview story

http://techcrunch.com –  We hope you accomplished enough this week. If not, you won’t be saving your productivity this Friday afternoon, so we’re here to CrunchWeek with you. This time around Sarah Buhr, Colleen Taylor and Alex Wilhelm riff through the latest Yahoo and Foursquare rumors, Etsy’s mind-bending initial public offering, and Slack’s massive new capital raise. Read More (IT news)

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15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Weekview story

http://techcrunch.com –  This week’s tech headlines saw Etsy’s IPO, the Falcon 9 rocket launch, and an abundance of funding news. These are our best stories of the week (4/11-17). Read More (IT news)

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Android 5.1.1 builds spotted for the Nexus 9 and Nexus 7 2013view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – With Android 5.1 out for most GPE and Nexus devices, attentions have moved on to the next version of Android and it looks like Google is getting ready to deliver. (IT news)

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7 Biggest Stories of the Week, April 13-17view story

http://thevarguy.com – Who's ready for the weekend? Show of hands, please. But first let's check out The VAR Guy's seven biggest stories for the week ending April 17. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1 read more (IT news)

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GNOME 3.18 to Bring GNOME Shell and Calendar Improvements, Might Offer a Full Wayland Sessionview story

http://spd.rss.ac – While the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment got its first point release today, the GNOME developers are already planning the features for the next major version of the acclaimed project, GNOME 3.18, due for release in October 2015. Thus, the first set of features that will be implemented in the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop envir... (read more) (IT news)

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Microsoft Promises ‘Universal’ Office App For Phones Running Windows 10 This Monthview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Microsoft promised this morning to release by the end of April a set of Office applications that it calls “Universal” for smartphones running Windows 10. The company has a two-prong productivity strategy in place for Windows: Office 2016 for desktop use, and, for all other Windows 10 experiences, its touch-focused Office Universal apps. (IT news)

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Trio Lets You Mash Up Your Own Media With GIFs, Vines, Music And Moreview story

http://techcrunch.com –  If you spend entirely too much time creating, searching for and sharing the best GIFs and Vines with your friends, then you might get a kick out of a new mobile application called Trio. The app allows you to mash up media in order to create unique “remixes” that combine photos, videos, GIFs and music pulled from a variety of public sources, as well as from your own Camera Roll. (IT news)

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How A Founder Can Think Like An Investor At The First Outside Round Of Fundingview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The mean case can cost a founder up to $200k in self-funded investment and up to 24 months before they are ready to test outside funding. It is a nontrivial investment, in both capital and time, to test a hypothesis of product-market fit. And in many instances, a founder can fail to give themselves enough time and runway to reach product-market fit. Read More (IT news)

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Wine 1.7.41 Officially Released, Fixes an Adobe Photoshop CS6 Crashview story

http://spd.rss.ac – Alexandre Julliard announced the immediate availability for download and testing of a new maintenance release of Wine 1.7.41, which brings better support for kernel job objects, improves MSI patches, enhanced support for Known Folders in the shell, and fixes theming issues. A total of 41 issues have been fixed in Wine 1.7.41, such as a startup crash with the Adobe Photoshop ... (read more) (IT news)

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Roommates stab each other in iPhone versus Android debateview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – It’s a debate almost as old as time. OK, it’s really not but it’s been a debate since the modern incursion of smartphones pit the iPhone and iOS versus Google’s Android platform. Fanboys on each side, spend announcement days bashing the other company’s newest device while offering quips about how their favorite OS is better. (IT news)

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 pre-order price lowered to $199 through April 20view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – This spring, Alcatel OneTouch is preparing to release their Idol 3 handset that offers respectable specifications at an affordable price. The Idol 3 has a 5.5-inch display with 1920×1080 resolution, front-facing speakers from JBL, Android 5.0 Lollipop, and a 13MP rear camera. All of this is packaged together for $279 seems like a fair price, right? (IT news)