Mobile Marketing Trends To Follow From The Israeli Elections
 The impact of mobile and social media on every aspect of our lives is nothing new, but certain events can really shine a light on how mobile has changed our way of
The Sharing Economy Is On The Brink Of Disrupting Business Travel
 The foundations of the business travel ecosystem are under more strain than ever before. U.S. companies are projected to spend $310 million on business travel in 2015 (up 6.2% from last year),
Gillmor Gang: Happy Medium
 The Gillmor Gang — Steven Levy, Erick Schonfeld, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Steve Jobs lives on in a new light, Periscope and Meerkat duel for attention, and
European Tech Verticals To Track
 While the high-level investment trend in innovative technology is similar between the U.S. and Europe, digging deeper exposes interesting differences. Europe seems to be punching above its weight in some predictable areas
A Farewell To Jobs
 Few subjects elicit more skepticism than the so-called “sharing economy.” Kevin Roose argues: “The Sharing Economy Isn’t About Trust, It’s About Desperation.” Catherine Rampell warns: “there’s a dark side to these work
Two Jurors On Opposite Sides Share Their Pao Vs. Kleiner Perspectives
 It’s been a very suspenseful day for all of those involved in the Pao vs. KPCB trial (well, maybe not “Sleeping Guy”). We had a verdict, and then suddenly we didn’t, because
TC AppleCast 11: If You Had To Choose Just One – Apple Hardware Or Apple Software?
 On this week’s episode, we discuss both a lengthy profile of Tim Cook, as well as a full biography of Steve Jobs. We also cover some concrete announcements, including the open-sourcing of
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4 tech innovations from the past decade you couldn’t live without
The year is 2005. The best thing you could do on your phone then was play snake and free-call friends who connected to the same service
Tim Cook and other tech leaders speak out against Indiana's 'anti-gay' law
Silicon Valleys focus on profits and innovation took a back seat to politics this week, as several high-profile technology executives publicly rebuked Indianas new law, which
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is the Android phone of the year
Welcome back, Samsung.Its been a while since youve been at the top of your game, but the Galaxy S6 proves youve got your mojo back. More
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: A beauty with a beastly compromise
Its hard to know what to make of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Once you get past the initial shock of seeing a smartphone that appears
5 creative ideas for one-second Snapchats (besides full frontal)
Image: Mashable, Tyler TronsonSeriously, why do one-second Snapchats even
Michael Jackson patented 'anti-gravity' shoes following famous lean dance
Image: Records of the Trademark and Patent OfficeA system for allowing a shoe wearer to lean forwardly beyond his center of gravity by virtue of wearing
Google teams with Johnson & Johnson to improve robot surgeon vision
Google wants in on the operating room, at least so it can help robot surgeons to a better job.The search giant and inveterate experimenter has partnered
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Pebble Time’s Kickstarter raised more than $20 million, smashed records
Pebble’s all new watch, the Pebble Time, launched on Kickstarter to much fanfare last month and has closed today with more than $20.3 million in funding. Pebble Time features a color e-ink display, seven day battery life, a 20 percent thinner
Unofficial Meerkat Chrome extension brings portrait support and comments to the Web
A new Chrome extension for Meerkat brings features from the mobile app to the Web so you
Why these 9 companies choose transparency
As Neil Patel recently said, “transparency is the new marketing.” For several years now, internet and affiliate marketers like Pat Flynn and Matthew Woodward, have shared their “income reports”.
Top deals this week from TNW Deals
Check out our top deals this week! Last Chance for Cloud Bud Headphones at $25 (and $30 International) with free shipping! These beautifully designed in-ear headphones can wirelessly stream your jams from up to 30 feet away — so if
The advantages of being rich and owning a Maserati
Once upon a time I met a marketing manager at a reasonably large company. He was very successful at his job and was known as the guy who ‘got things done’ within the company. Intrigued I
How to manage email and not let it manage you
New uploader app lets you send photos to Instagram directly from your Mac
There are quite a number of apps out there that let you interact with Instagram on your Mac. While elegant apps like
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Guess How Many Women Made the Forbes Midas List? (It’s Worse than You Think)
GGV Capital partner Jenny Lee is the first woman to crack the list of Top 10 tech investors.
Re/wind: The Ellen Pao Verdict, Facebook’s F8 and More
Also, Salesforce exits Indiana.
PopSlate: When a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Is Just the Beginning
After a successful Indiegogo campaign, startups founders spent another two years bringing their product to market.
The Real Precedent in the Ellen Pao Case Happened Out of Court
At times it was like we were all in a living Lean In book club together.
Taking a Spin with FlyKly, the Bike Wheel that Does the Work for You (Video)
The FlyKly Smart Wheel meddles with your peddles.
Ellen Pao Suffers Complete Loss in Historic Gender Discrimination Suit
A clear winner comes out of the trial.
Live: The Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Verdict
Time to hear from the people whose opinions really matter: The jury.
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The future of security: from restrictive to cognitive
We are on the verge of a new era of smart connected things, generating a wealth of information about ourselves and our environment.  As technology advances, security threats are increasing in…
Cocktail Reception
Closing Remarks
Gigaom Structure Data Awards
Senior Writers from the editorial team will present their selections of the best and brightest big data startups with an award and the chance to talk about how they are changing…
What big data means to businesses and consumers
Of course web companies have embraced big data, but what about the worlds biggest financial institutions?
Bottlenose Sponsor Workshop
Reinventing the music industry with computers that can hear
The co-founder of music data specialist the Echo Nest, Brian Whitman specializing in analyzing the sounds and meaning of music.
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Here's A New Way To Step Into A Virtual World
When you strap on an Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset, youre free to look up, down and around. But as soon as you try to explore the virtual world further, youre stuck. You cant interact with your surroundings or walk across
Your "Strong" Password May Be Weaker Than You Think
If youve been relying on password meters to determine how strong your passwords are, weve got some bad news. Their strength measurements are highly inconsistent and may even be leading you astray, according to a new study from researchers at Concordia
Why Facebook Messenger Is A Platform—And WhatsApp Isn’t
WhatsApp doesn’t want to be a platform. Co-founder Brian Acton, on a panel Wednesday at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, made that very clear. Unlike its sibling service Messenger, which has started courting outside developers and businesses, all that matters to
Oculus Rift Is Coming, And Facebook Wants It To Be Your New Reality
A wise man once said that reality is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain. Oculus, the virtual reality harbinger now owned by Facebook, agrees. And it wants you to believe it too, so you can accept virtual reality as a
It May Have A Billion Users, But YouTube Isn't A Sure Thing Just Yet
Since it launched to the public at the end of 2005 (the very first video is still online), YouTube has come to dominate online video in a way that few businesses manage to dominate anything on the Web. Today, it
How South By Southwest Turned Into A Hardware Show
Kyle Ellicott is the cofounder of Wearable World, ReadWrites parent company, and directs Wearable World Labs, a startup incubator.Many of those who have attended South By Southwest Interactive in recent years complain that its lost focus. Perhaps thats fair: Its
Facebook's First Drone Is Broader Than A 737
Drones and satellites will soar above the earth under Facebooks plan to bring Internet connectivity to remote corners of the globe. At the F8 conference Thursday, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer revealed images of the companys first such product: the Aquila, a
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Our favorite stuff
A few weeks ago, via Know Your Company , we asked folks at Basecamp what brand-name items they couldn’t live without. (We have strong feelings about yogurt, and Chicagoans are extremely serious about their skin care regimens.) Here’s what everyone
The Coffee Test
Some of the folks at our Chicago office drink a lot of coffee and have been known to have strong opinions on the quality. So I decided to see if they actually preferred the taste of really good coffee over
Taking off the developer goggles
One of the very best things about working at Basecamp is “Everyone on support (EOS)”. That’s our policy where everyone on the team—no matter what their normal job is—spends one day per month as a customer support agent.Each time my
Reproducible research isn't just for academia
My wonderful coworkers here at Basecamp have discovered a surefire way to make my head explode. All you have to do is post a link in Campfire to a piece of flimsily sourced “data journalism” that’s hard to believe (like
Welcome Jay Ohms, programmer
Today we’re excited to announce the latest addition to the Basecamp team: Jay Ohms joins us a our lucky 13th programmer. He’ll be working with our mobile team on Basecamp for Android. Android enthusiasts will know Jay as the one
VIDEO: Did y’all know you can share stuff…
Did y’all know you can share stuff directly to Basecamp from apps like Paper? Resident illustrator, Nate Otto shows it off.
Behind the scenes: From Herding Cats to Finishing a Project Together
Nate Otto and I made a new Basecamp homepage illustration based on a vector drawing I made in Adobe Illustrator. Initially I didn’t intend it to be hand drawn. I thought I’d refine the vector drawing. Somewhere in the middle
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The 3 best experience design things we saw this week – March 27, 2015
Our design editors curate the most notable, interesting, and important material they come across. Below you’ll find their recent selections.Get the weekly design newsletter to see more links and tips.John Maedas top 5When former RISD president John Maeda, now design
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Welfare Makes America More Entrepreneurial (The Atlantic) -- In a 2014 paper, Olds examined the link between entrepreneurship and food stamps, and found that the expansion of the program in some states in the early 2000s increased the chance that
How to create a Swarm cluster with Docker
Editor’s note: this is an Early Release excerpt from Chapter 7 of Docker Cookbook by Sébastien Goasguen. The recipes in this book will help developers go from zero knowledge to distributed applications packaged and deployed within a couple of chapters.
The shape of software architecture
Last week, I had the opportunity to see the first Software Architecture Conference spring to life after a winter of preparation. Software architects, with or without the official title, swarmed the
How the DevOps revolution informs software architecture
In this episode of the Radar Podcast, OReillys Mac Slocum sits down with Neal Ford, a software architect and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks, to talk about the changing role of software
Redefining power distribution using big data
When I first hear of a new open source project that might help me solve a problem, the first thing I do is ask around to see if any of my
Design’s role is to bridge context gaps
I sat down with Andrew Hinton, an information architect at The Understanding Group and author of the recently released O’Reilly book Understanding Context. Our conversation included a discussion of information architecture’s
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Yet Analytics Builds Upon the DoD’s Experience API
The developer community is an open and inclusive resource that encourages advancements by allowing collaboration. According to Stephen Babcock’s article for Technical.ly Baltimore, Yet Analytics recently benefitted from this fact with some help from
USS Connect API Provides Direct Ordering Interface
This article is a company-provided press release and ProgrammableWeb cannot vouch for the accuracy of the statements within. If you have questions regarding the information below, please contact the company that issued the press
Owler Looks at How APIs Fit into a DaaS Business Model
Serial entrepreneur Jim Fowler is seeking to replicate the success he created with Jigsaw — which was eventually acquired by Salesforce.com for $142 million in 2010 — with his new venture, Owler.
Groovy Project Joins Apache Software Foundation
Now that the open source programming language Groovy has signaled its intention to become part of the Apache Software Foundation, API developers should expect to see much broader use of the object programming language inside API
Google Postpones Plans to Integrate Dart into Chrome
In a polyglot world, the stakes for any language to be successful are getting higher by the day. Google’s Dart programming language was positioned and championed by many as a successor to JavaScript, the
Cyfe, Zapier Integration Expands Business Dashboard
Cyfe, an all-in-one business dashboard solution, announced that it has integrated with Zapier, an automated app integration solution. The Cyfe business dashboard allows users to monitor all of their business data from a single viewpoint.
Microsoft Announces Media APIs for Azure App Service
A few days ago, Microsoft announced the availability of the Azure App Service, a unique cloud-based service that allows developers to build cross-platform applications that work on all devices.
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