In Digital Health, Does Nike Have A Path To Victory After Fuelband?
 This past week, conflicting reports about Nike leaked, suggesting either big changes or outright abandonment of its high-profile Fuelband line. For those focused on the intersection of digital health, wellness, mobile startups,
The Not-So-Secret Language Of The Misfit Shine
 Heres a random tidbit about the Misfit Shine, the activity tracking device from Misfit Wearables.I ran into CEO Sonny Vu about a week ago, and when he pulled a Misfit
The 3D Printing Landfill Of Opportunity
 There are lots of reasons to love 3D printing. It democratizes manufacturing, putting consumers in granular control of the things they own -- rather than requiring them to choose from
Who Gets Into Accelerators? Persistent Men With SaaS Apps, Says Study
 What kind of startups get into Accelerators? Well, according to new research, it’s startups with around 2-3 founders, most male, often SaaS platforms and ones who are persistent, applying for at least
Crowdfunded Gadgets That Talk To Your Home And Charge Your Phone With Wind Power
Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research, a technology, media and telecom advisory firm, and founder of Backerjack. He blogs at Techspressive. Each week, Backerjack shares three tech-related products seeking funding.  Talk to your home and have it
Messaging Is A Winner-Take-Some Market
 If you are anything like me, you use multiple messaging apps on a daily or weekly basis – and you use them for more than just texting. My colleagues, friends and family
The Dawn Of Cloud 2.0 And Why Google Started A Price War
 Google recently announced up to 85 percent reduction in pricing for its PaaS and BigQuery services. Soon after, AWS and Microsoft followed suit. Welcome to Cloud 2.0. Read More
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Job Searching? 500+ Openings in IT, Web Design and More
Looking for a new job? The Mashable Job Board is the place to search. With over 3,000 employers, we have a wide variety of top companies
The Videophone Turns 50: The Historic Failure That Everybody Wanted
Every day, around 50 million people a day stare at and speak to each other on computer or mobile device screens across the great expanse of
Drone Shoots Epic Footage of SpaceX Rocket Launch and Controlled Landing
Elon Musks space-faring company SpaceX has released the first test footage of its Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking off, and making a controlled landing at the
5 Can't-Miss Apps: Solar Walk for Android and More
Between Google revealing more details about its modular smartphones and all the cool tech coming out of the New York International Auto Show, you may have
Nike Layoffs Add Fuel to Apple iWatch Rumors
Layoffs at Nikes FuelBand unit took many by surprise when the news broke Friday, a move that has further fueled speculation that Apple may be working
Turn the Family Car Into a Connected Fleet Vehicle
Drivers often approach the idea of connected cars along the lines of a one-to-one ratio: one driver to one car linked by a data-gathering and reporting
8 Modern Gadgets That Look Like They Macarena'd Out of the '90s
The dream of the 90s is alive in modern technologyThe decade, which left its mark in the form of absurdly colorful outfits and zany cartoons, has
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PhotoSweeper for Mac whisks away duplicate images
When your computer slows down to a crawl and you figure out that it’s because your hard drive is stuffed to the gills, you need to do some house cleaning. Your photo collection is likely a good place to start,
Microsoft to open 11 new specialty retail stores in the US next month
Microsoft plans to open 11 new specialty retail stores in May, but only in the US. The new information comes by the means of a Facebook event posted earlier this week, as spotted by WinBeta. Here are the new locations
Office 365 is now generally available in China, as Microsoft increases its focus on the country
Microsoft has continued to increase its focus on China after it announced the full launch of Office 365 in the country. The move comes a month after its Azure cloud computing platform became generally available there, and six months after the
General Mills reverses new legal policy: Yes, you can like our Facebook Pages and sue us
General Mills, one of the world’s largest food companies, made headlines when the New York Times reported that its new legal terms meant those who liked Facebook pages belonging to its brands, bought a product or interacted in other ways waived
The one question budding entrepreneurs should always ask themselves
Anthony Del Monte is the CEO and founder of Squeaky Wheel Media, a Web design and development agency based in NYC. Most entrepreneurs can pinpoint the
LinkedIn is shutting down its last remaining polling feature, Polls in Groups, on May 15
There’s bad news if you use LinkedIn to run polls, as the professional-focused social network is removing the ability
10 guidelines to help you innovate and get stuff done
West Stringfellow is the CPO of Bigcommerce. Innovation is simple. You don’t have to be a genius, or boast an MBA from Harvard,
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Another Longtime Windows Exec Heads for the Exit as 2013 Draws to a Close
Grant George, the former head of testing for Windows, was one of several executives left on the outside looking in following a September reorganization of the Windows unit.
Some of Our Fave D Conference Videos Before AllThingsD Signs Off in 3 … 2… 1 …
Tech and media bigs on the red-hot seat
Startups Scrape Your Financial Data for Good (No, Really!)
Two personal finance apps, SaveUp and Mogl, offer rewards as a byproduct. Their CEOs describe them as a bit of gummy on the financial vitamin and Toms shoes for food, respectively.
HP Affirms Higher-End Layoffs Figure
Hewlett-Packard Co. confirmed it has increased by 5,000 the number of layoffs it plans to implement under the restructuring plan it adopted in May 2012, bringing the expected number of job cuts to 34,000.
Apple Says It Is Unaware of NSA's iPhone Backdoor
The company says it will try to defend against attacks on its products by anyone.
Apple Feud Deepens With Court-Appointed Monitor
A feud between Apple Inc. and a lawyer appointed by a federal court judge to monitor the companys e-book pricing reform became even more acrimonious Monday.
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Record industry finds a new way to squeeze Pandora, but it won’t help musicians
Record companies are using obscure state laws to take another legal whack at Pandora. Making a scapegoat out of the internet radio service is unlikely, however, to make new money for musicians.
User experience is the new differentiator. How will that affect the internet?
As businesses demand faster user experiences, the nature of the internet is going to change.
Firehost, Linode news shows IaaS life beyond Amazon Web Services
The week in cloud: Firehost nets $25 million in new funding to add features to and market its secure cloud; Linode pours $45M into its infrastructure.
Thin film electronics may hold the key to human size health care
Sensors and other electronics will drive tremendous innovation in medical devices, building off the current momentum in fitness and wellness devices.
Moore’s law gives way to Bezos’s law
The future of cloud computing is the availability of more computing power at a much lower cost.
Choosing the best cloud based music app on iOS for your CD music library
For those of you that still purchase music CDs, the following guide will help decide which is the best cloud based music library to access your digitized music library from your iOS device.
I analyzed more than a million bitcoin tweets. Here’s what that looks like
In an effort to get a grip on how global a phenomenon bitcoin really is, I acquired data on more than 1.3 million tweets, spanning the month of February, about the crypto-currency. Heres a breakdown of whos tweeting, where and
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Weekend Project: Start Guarding Yourself Against Heartbleed
EDITOR: SEE NOTE AT THE ENDIt’s a dangerous world out there, now made a little scarier thanks to Heartbleed.A small coding error in OpenSSL, a massively adopted open-source protocol, the Heartbleed flaw managed to go undetected for two years as
Amazon's Fire TV Still Needs Fixing, Stat
Despite Amazon’s lofty ambitions to reimagine the multimedia center, its Fire TV streaming box entered the streaming-video fray earlier this month with a frustrating, fractured search engine. Amazon is taking some steps to fix the Fires flaws—but so far its
Americans Are Bullish On Technology's Distant Future, Less So Its Present
Despite the number of popular dystopian novels written over the years, Americans have continually been optimistic when it comes to the future of technology. At least, the distant future of technology. Were far less sanguine about the technology that threatens
The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes
The next big thing is getting smaller and smaller.Historically, our social media experience been chained to the first-screen browser and the one News Feed to rule them all. Weve seen saturated with bloated content from overpopulated streams. Weve been bombarded with
5 Things You Need To Know To Cope With The Death Of Windows XP
Microsoft has finally tied its good old dog, Windows XP, to a tree ... and bashed its head in with a shovel. After 13 years of loyal service, support Windows XP has finally been cut off by Microsoft. Not all is
How Technology Is Making It Great To Be A Music Fan
I’m a music junkie. Like many of you, my life is often accompanied by a soundtrack. I’ve got playlists for working out, and just plain working. Music for when I’m feeling on top of the world, and music for when
Read All About It (On Your Wrist)
Every time ReadWrite publishes a story, I get a jolt. Literally. And I don’t mind, because that good vibration may point us toward the news industry’s wearable future.Even when I’m away at a conference or traveling on business, I want
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Dragons on the far side of the histogram
Performance tuning is a fun sport, but how you’re keeping score matters more than you think, if winning is to have real impact. When it comes to web applications, the first mistake is start with what’s the easiest to measure:
Marketing around situations
Before he made The Simpsons, Matt Groening’s famous comics and illustrations graced the covers of Apple brochures. The writing inside—from 1989, mind you—still does a great job selling the Mac. Instead of blanket marketing a one-size-fits-all message, Apple
Another Chapter
So, a few years ago Dana Brunetti at Trigger Street Productions (Social Network and Captain Philips) got in touch with us after reading our book, REWORK. He loved the themes and the overall story of how our company came to
Basecamp goes back to basics
If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that computers and user interfaces peaked in the 1980s. Everything was clear and simple, without all of our modern annoyances like portability, color, touchscreens, and the Internet.With that in mind, we
Basecamp network attack postmortem
As we detailed in Basecamp was under network attack, criminals assaulted our network with a DDoS attack on March 24. This is the technical postmortem that we promised.The main attack lasted a total of an hour and 40 minutes starting
Basecamp was under network attack this morning
Criminals attacked the Basecamp network with a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) attack this morning. The attackers tried to blackmail us to make it stop. We refused to give in and worked with our network providers to mitigate the attack the
Finding your workbench muse
Much intellectual capital is spent examining the logical advantages and disadvantages of our programming tools. Much ego invested in becoming completely objective examiners of productivity. The exalted ideal: To have no emotional connection to the workbench.Hogs and wash. There is
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M2M, IoT, and the invisibility of ubiquity
I started writing this post to respond to the question: “What is the difference between machine-to-machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT)?” It turns out, a post answering that question isn’t really necessary. There is already a pretty good
Four short links: 18 April 2014
16 Interviewing Tips for User Studies — these apply to many situations beyond user interviews, too.The Backlash Against Big Data contd. (Mike Loukides) — Learn to be a data skeptic. That doesn’t mean becoming skeptical about the value of data;
Biomimicry in the real world
Festo’s Robotic Bird. Photo by Mike Loukides.A couple of years ago, I visited the World Science Festival in New York and saw Festo’s robotic bird. It
Four short links: 17 April 2014
Playbook for Strategic Foresight & Innovation — MANY pages of framework and exercises. Good for what it is, but also as a model for how to disseminate your ideas and frame for the world to consume.Why I’m a Crabby Patty
Four short links: 16 April 2014
morris.js — pretty time-series line graphs.Open Source CT Scanner — all the awesome.Alan Kay’s Reading List — in case you’re wondering what to add to the pile beside your bed. (via Alex Dong)Foldscope — origami optical microscope, 2000x magnification for
Disposable architecture?
I’ve noticed a number of faint signals recently pointing to a general shift in the speed of technology and the repercussions it’s having on the products we’re seeing come to market. This recent Tweet from Tom Scott got me really
#IoTH: The Internet of Things and Humans
Rod Smith of IBM and I had a call the other day to prepare for our onstage conversation at O’Reilly’s upcoming Solid Conference, and I was surprised to find how much we were in agreement about one idea: so many of the
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Today in APIs: WSO2 to Host Integrated Ecosystem Workshops, and 11 new APIs
WSO2 is set to host three workshops on integrated ecosystems across three Asia-Pacific cities throughout the month of May. Plus, the role of APIs in cross-border currency transfer and 11 new APIs.
MQTT Promotes Standards, Interoperability on IoT
Last week MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) provided developers with a signal that it may be emerging as the de facto protocol for the IoT. This validation comes in the light of positive
Today in APIs: Aplos’s API for Nonprofits, and 6 New APIs
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Twitter’s Acquisition of Gnip Highlights Rise of Aggregators in DaaS Market
On Tuesday, social media giant Twitter announced that it is buying Data as a Service (DaaS) provider Gnip for an undisclosed amount. Gnip, which is one of several companies that sell
Samsung’s Position On Tizen May Hurt Developer Recruitment
Samsung isnt making it easy for developers. The company may have released a handful of SDKs for its latest devices, but Samsungs non-committal approach to its Tizen platform is probably going to cost
Enigma Opens Door to Public API and Platform Access
Open data startup Enigma has released its platform to the public and now provides the open Enigma API so that developers can begin drawing on open data sources and feeding
Today in APIs: HTC’s Dual Lens SDK, and 10 New APIs
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