Breaking Down Billion-Dollar AR/VR Investment In The Last 12 Months
 Augmented and virtual reality are the new hotness, as VCs and corporates get in on the act. While Facebook’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of Oculus got everyone’s attention early last year, it’s
The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar
 Last week we brought you the 20 highest paying unicorns, based on median annual salary for all employees. This time around, we centered our search on the unicorns paying best for
Cards Against Humanity Has Made Over $54K Selling Nothing On Black Friday
 While chain stores everywhere are trying to get you to buy things in their physical and online marketplaces, one brand decided to sell absolutely nothing.For $5 a pop.That’s right. The
Build An Offshore Development Team That Won’t Suck
 The No. 1 problem of almost every Silicon Valley entrepreneur is finding engineers. Developers in San Francisco are similar to apartments in San Francisco — really expensive, hard to get and
How Mobile Apps Are Transforming The Job Search
 Searching for a job is just like dating, banking or procrastinating on chores until someone else does them: It’s something we all have to do. So why shouldn’t the job search
Not A Hobby — Disrupt London Lets Loose The Drones Of Awe
 We don’t just plan to talk about the Cloud at TechCrunch Disrupt London in two weeks time on December 7th-8th (Agenda, Tickets). The conference will also cover the booming world
This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Happy Thanksgiving!
 Though we’re in the midst of the holiday season, we’ve still made time to talk about the latest in gadgets news. The Samsung Gear VR went on sale last week, which
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You can drive this $100,000 SandRacer on the street
It might not look like it, but this Zarooq Motors sand racing car is street-legal.Built in the United Arab Emirates, this sleek but boxy dune jumper
Here come the rose gold Android phones
It was only a matter of time before the fad for rose gold cellphones spread from the Apple store to the Android marketplaceChinese maker Oppo claims
Amazon now offering unlimited cloud storage for $5 for one year
Now may be a really good time to try out Amazon Cloud Drive.The company is offering a promotion for Black Friday that will give you a
Instagram is testing support for multiple accounts on Android
Instagram may finally be adding support for multiple accounts.The photo sharing app is testing support for multiple accounts for Android users. The feature appears to be
6 technologies to make your travels easier
People love to travel, but its not always the easiest thing to do. Luckily, theres a lot of technology — from cutting edge apps to old
LG to build a new OLED plant for more than $8.71 billion
In the past couple of years, weve constantly seen launches of OLED TVs with amazing picture quality, but high prices kept their sales way below the
Snapchat introduces its first holiday-themed channel for Discover
Snapchat Discover just got its first seasonal offering.Media startup Brit + Co debuted a popup channel on Discover on Friday that will feature holiday-themed content around
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Here’s why privacy experts are concerned about Mattel’s new Hello Barbie
As an adult, most of us are painfully ware of just how often we’re tracked by marketers. Until now, children have been
Lenovo and Razer are teaming up to make better gaming PCs
Razer is known for its great gaming accessories – and more recently, laptops – but now
Try not to cry over the beauty of this handmade handheld console
Swedish designer and craftsman Love Hultén has made a name for himself by infusing his country’s trademark minimalism as well as
Ideal Gifts: Get Roku 2s for everyone you love and look like a benevolent genius
In the Ideal Gifts series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for gifts to give this holiday
Formula E announces ‘Roborace,’ the first driverless car race series
Formula E has just partnered with battery manufacturer Kenetik to kick off the world’s first driverless car racing series. Formula E, the first electronic
Cards Against Humanity gives you the pleasure of buying nothing for Black Friday
Folks over at Cards Against Humanity are pretty sick and twisted. The makers of the hit card game have a
Should you buy a new iPhone 6S or 6S Plus, or wait for the iPhone 7? A guide
Now that the holiday season has arrived, so has the time you likely decide what
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It’s Officially Time to Freak Out if Your Mobile Shopping Site Sucks
According to one report, 37 percent of all online Thanksgiving orders were made on smartphones, up 131 percent from last year.
Former Top Yahoo Exec Has Some Advice for a Lousy NFL Team
Its sure cold in the shade.
Why the Internet Could — But Probably Won’t — Land a Mega-Deal With the NFL
The last big prize in TV sports is up for grabs. Could Apple, Google or someone else make a run for it?
Geeks on a Plane: Silicon Valley’s Conservatives Head to GOP Debates in Vegas to Be Heard
The group of conservative- and libertarian-minded technologists hope to bring attention to innovation.
After Yet Another Police Shooting of a Black Man, Here’s What’s Next for Video Monitoring
Social media is amplifying the public outrage, allowing videos of these fatal encounters to spread virally.
Snapdeal, an Indian Amazon Rival, Distances Itself From Bollywood Star Spokesman
Aamir Khan incited outrage when he said his wife wondered if the couple should move out of India amid a growing sense of despondency in the country.
Adele Sells More Music Than Anyone Ever, and Gives It Away, Too
Funny how that works.
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Exploring Apple’s growing interest in VR content
While it’s no surprise that the presence of virtual reality is weaving its way into many sectors of tech, we’re still left waiting to find out how it’ll unfold when it comes to Apple. Google, Samsung, Sony, and Facebook have all shared
This food quality startup ruined Thanksgiving by analyzing turkey products
There are many ways for tech companies to ruin Thanksgiving dinner. Facebook could send a push notification to all your relatives to remind them about petty arguments had over the last year. Apple could release a novelty ringtone no-one but
Amazon Books should be the future of brick-and-mortar retail chains
Earlier this month, Amazon opened a bookstore in a mall that used to house a Barnes & Noble. Much has been written about this foray into the physical realm: It’s been called a potential library of the future; Amazon itself has
Amazon is reportedly running a secret shipping operation in Ohio
Amazon is steadily expanding its delivery infrastructure, whether it’s by driving items to consumers in select cities or testing a secretive drone delivery program. Could the company also reduce its reliance on shipping companies like UPS and FedEx by running
Snapchat rethinks content discovery with Story Explorer
A new Snapchat feature called Story Explorer will allow people in New York and Los Angeles to view specific moments from perspectives shared by other users. Snapchat says in a blog post today that Story Explorer works by taking Snaps curated
Facebook touts the strength of its developer tools
Facebook is tooting the horns of its various developer tools by sharing how DoubleU Games, a South Korean developer, used them to learn more about Facebook users who play in the virtual casino of its flagship DoubleU Casino. A case study
‘Breaker’ mixes content discovery with a messaging platform
Holiday dinners hosted by my wife’s family are bound to have three things: sugary desserts; copious amounts of wine; and heated discussions about politics. The exact mix changes depending on the holiday, but each of those things is bound to
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Dropbox's Developer Strategy: It's (Still) All About Dropbox
As Dropbox CEO Drew Houston left the stage at his companys Dropbox Open event Wednesday morning in San Francisco, Rumble And Sway by Jamie N Commons started playing.Dont you tell me no truths, I want all of your lies.So give me
Why Local Voters Will Likely Crush This Anti-Airbnb Proposition
This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.Very early election results suggest that San Franciscans have likely voted to reject a law
How To Save Money When You're Shopping Online
This post is sponsored by ChameleonJohn, a provider of online coupons, promo codes, and daily deals. It reflects the views of the sponsor, not ReadWrites editors.When the Internet was introduced to the general public, it brought changes of all sorts.
Lyft Is Getting Ready For Developers To Hop On Board
With three recent announcements, Lyft, a ride-hailing and -sharing service, is making moves that suggest it will soon become more open to third-party developers.On Tuesday, Lyft announced a new way to hail a ride through an integration with Slack, the
How One Startup Aims To Solve The Wired VR Issue
A growing number of hardware makers are searching for the best way of bringing virtual reality (VR) to the masses: Current contraptions cover every price point and style from Google Cardboard to the Oculus Rift (consumer version due 2016). The
How To Grow A Partnership From A Single Trial Into A Major Booster
Guest author Ramgopal Vidyanand (Anand) is vice president of corporate marketing and business development at Celltick. Partnership deals are never really closed—even if your initial deals don’t cover additional opportunities. Entrepreneurs often start small, on an experimental basis, with the expectation
Games Are Key To New Apple TV's Success, Early Data Shows
The Apple TV has only been out for a weekend, but already theres some unofficial data about the apps that are proving popular with early adopters—and games are leading the charge. The charts in question have been compiled using real
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Basecamp HQ Mural
When I painted a mural on the wall of the first 37signals office back in ‘98 or ‘99, I didn’t have a camera phone in my pocket. That’s why I took pictures of the wall with a
Chocoholic Anonymous
Athena Uslander is the Cyrano de Bergerac of brownies. The company she co-founded in 1983, Silverland Bakery, makes sweet treats that are sold under the names of grocery stores and restaurants across the U.S. and even internationally. Silverland Bakery may
Building Basecamp 3: Mobile Prototypes
Interactive prototyping was essential to designing Basecamp 3 for iOS and Android. In this article we’ll look at how we chose a prototyping tool and take a peek at a few of our prototypes.At Basecamp design happens through iteration. We
I don’t want to be a winner
Is there anything our society exalts more than The Winner? That fiery someone who crushes all competition to stand alone and victorious at the end. A genetic predisposition, I’m sure.The paradigm of competition is so ingrained as the basic business
Natasha “The Robot” Murashev joins Basecamp
We’re excited to announce that Natasha Murashev has joined us here at Basecamp as a programmer on our iOS team.Despite receiving over 100 applications for this position, it was by far the highest quality group of candidates we’ve seen. Not
A new episode and a big milestone
When Abdul Qaiyum, a young Pakistani immigrant and recent pharmacy school graduate, discovered Merz Apothecary in 1972, the Swiss German drugstore was on the verge of closing permanently after nearly a century in business. Qaiyum bought the store from the
VIDEO: I discussed the origin of Basecamp, the myths…
I discussed the origin of Basecamp, the myths of entrepreneurship, and the difference between finding and keeping a golden egg on the Being Boss podcast.
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Four short links: 27 November 2015
87% of Android Devices Insecure -- researchers find theyre vulnerable to malicious apps because manufacturers have not provided regular security updates. (via Bruce Schneier)A Computational Approach for Obstruction-Free Photography (Google Research) -- take multiple photos from different angles through occlusions
Four short links: 26 November 2015
Firefox Leaves Googles Money Behind (CNET) -- regional deals with other search engine companies, notably Yahoo in the United States, Baidu in China and Yandex in Russia.Managing Performance of Third-Party Scripts -- in the words of Tammy Everts, A typical
Kristian Hammond on truly democratizing data and the value of AI in the enterprise
Subscribe to the OReilly Radar Podcast to track the technologies and people that will shape our world in the years to come.In this weeks episode, OReillys Mac Slocum chats with Kristian
Four short links: 25 November 2015
magspoof -- a portable device that can spoof/emulate any magnetic stripe or credit card wirelessly, even on standard magstripe readers.LittleD -- open source relational database for embedded devices and sensors nodes.iondb -- open source a key-value datastore for resource constrained
Vanessa Cho on GoPro’s design approach
Subscribe to the OReilly Design Podcast, our podcast exploring how experience design — and experience designers — are shaping business, the Internet of Things, and other domains.In this weeks Design Podcast
Four short links: 24 November 2015
uitable -- cute library for tabular data in console golang programs.Did Carnegie-Mellon Attack Tor for the FBI? (Bruce Schneier) -- The behavior of the researchers is reprehensible, but the real issue is that CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has lost its
Four short links: 23 November 2015
Elasticsearch SQL -- Query elasticsearch using familiar SQL syntax. You can also use ES functions in SQL. Apache2-licensed.In Communist China, Tinder Screws You -- Chinese Tinder clone Tantan is endangering young women and men by failing to use encryption and
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Why API Developers Loveto Use GitHub
GitHub is one of the most popular forms of source control for API development, boasting a community of over 11 million users and 27 million projects. In a recent post on the Nordic APIs
Amazon Releases Version 1.0 of the AWS SDK for Go
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the popular cloud computing provider that offers reliability across storage, database, analytics, applications and development services for a range of industries.
Daily API RoundUp: Heroku Connect, microBees, Sisense, Episerver, SetPay
Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.
Top 10 Games APIs: EVE Online, Riot Games, Battle.net
According to a recent research report by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), more than 150 million Americans play video games and approximately 42 percent of Americans play video games at least three hours per week.
Daily API RoundUp: BaasBox, Sikka Healthcare, Akamai Connect, Tradable Bits
Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.
Aerohive API Platform Integrates Wi-Fi Network Data with Business Applications
Aerohive, cloud networking solution provider, recently announced a new Application Platform that integrates wireless network data with business apps and workflows. The API-driven platform provides monitoring, location, and identity elements that enable a broad range of business applications.
Daily API RoundUp: Ditto Labs, OpenStack Monasca, ReminderDrop, Pure Storage
Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.
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