Flickr Removes Creative Commons Images From Its Wall Art Program Following Backlash
 Last month, Flickr expanded its Wall Art print service to include images from the photo-sharing site’s professional artists as well as images licensed for commercial use through Creative Commons. The project was
Mobile Commerce Consolidation As Mozido Takes Majority Stake In CorFire
 Just days after Dutch digital commerce provider Adyen announced a $250 million round of funding, another heavily capitalised player in the space has made an acquisition to up its game. Mozido, a
Neurence’s Cloud Platform Gives Wearables Eyes That Can See And Ears That Can Hear
 U.K. startup Neurence, which has previously released two proof-of-concept apps showcasing its augmented reality tech, called Taggar and Tag Me, has now launched its long term platform play: a machine learning cloud
Ending The Invisibility Of Homelessness
 The lack of affordable, safe, and supportive housing is a scourge on society. It costs $90K to maintain a human being on the streets for a year, compared to $18K to provide
Google Rips MPAA For Allegedly Leveraging Local Government To Revive SOPA
Corruption in the American Hollywood style is something to behold. Today, Google published a short blog post alleging that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), alongside a number of film studios, funded what was essentially opposition research about the
Are SaaS Companies Just Misunderstood?
 Depending on whom you ask, companies that sell their products on a subscription basis are either companies that are veritable giants of growth, or firms that hide
A Holiday Gift Guide For Your Tech-Savvy Girlfriends
 Whether you are looking for your girlfriend, your gal pal or that special lady in your life, or a gift for yourself, these items promise to charge, inform and add some chic
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The best iPad apps of 2014
Between iOS 8 and a new lineup of tablets from Apple, iPad users got some pretty big updates in 2014.Of course, major hardware and software updates
You can now explore Google Street View with virtual reality
Google Cardboard, the tech giants low-cost virtual reality headset thats literally made of cardboard and works with phones, is now compatible with Street View.Google announced on
Jawbone's next fitness tracker delayed until 2015
If the Jawbone UP3 fitness tracker was on your holiday wish list, heres some bad news: youre not getting one anytime too soon.The company confirmed to
Say farewell to 'Colbert Report' with a Google Street View studio tour
The Colbert Report ends on Thursday, as host Stephen Colbert gears up to become the next host of The Late Show. But for those of us
Double amputee controls bionic arms with his mind
Prosthetic technology has made huge leaps in recent years, but the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pushing it into Six Million Dollar Man territoryScientists
Taxes on iOS apps are about to change in the EU
Apple users who live in the European Union could be seeing price changes in the App Store very soon.Apple recently sent out an email to iTunes
Wristband notices when you fall asleep and records your TV show
LONDON — Wearable technology is great, but so much of it is obsessed with getting you fit. Apps can track your heartbeat, encourage you to hit
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Bing Search apps updated for iPhone and iPad with a new look
Search engine Bing has refreshed its apps for iPhone and iPad, with a revised home screen that looks better and simplifies navigation to view trending content. The iPhone app now has a cleaner layout on the home screen, with the
Follower counts plummet after Instagram deletes millions of spam accounts, vain users outraged
After Instagram made good on its promise to remove scores of spam accounts from its service, many users noticed that they
Saatchi Art’s “View in a Room” feature lets you visualize how art will look in your home
Saatchi Art, the marketplace for original paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and other artworks, has rolled out a
Saatchi Art’s “View in a Room” feature lets you visualize how art will look in your home
Saatchi Art, the marketplace for original paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and other artworks, has rolled out a customer service via its new iPhone app that promises to spur sales by helping art buyers with their selections. As part of the
Investigation unveils poor conditions in Apple factories, but it’s not entirely Apple’s fault
A BBC investigation into working conditions in Apple’s iPhone factories in China has unveiled poor conditions,
Next Android version will reportedly be car-ready
The next version of Android might be ready for your car right out of the gate. Reuters reports that vehicles will appear in 2015 that will be stand-alone Android devices thanks to the next version of operating system. The vehicles won’t
Flickr won’t print Creative Commons wall art after all, issues refunds to customers
Flickr today has killed a new service that promised to allow you to print wall art of any creative commons image
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Longtime Microsoft Executive Dean Hachamovitch Heads for the Exit
Hachamovitch, who for years ran the companys Internet Explorer effort, says its time for something new.
Columbia Journalism School Tries to Make That $92,933 Tuition Worth It
Im aware that I am a spy in the house of Pulitzer ... because Im a data scientist.
Maker Studios Founder Danny Zappin is Back in Business and Buying Companies. Here’s His First(...)
His Zealot Networks has bought the company behind AdRev, which helps music owners make money on YouTube.
“The Colbert Report” Was Brilliant From the First Episode. Here’s Proof.
Its the truth! Or something like that.
Amazon, Late to the Party, Introduces One-Hour Delivery in New York
Prime Now deliveries will cost $7.99 for one-hour delivery, but will be free if you can handle waiting two hours for your goods.
HP Stream 13 Review: A Low-Cost Windows Alternative to Chromebooks
How much laptop does $230 get you?
Apple’s Holiday Product Red Campaign Raises $20 Million for AIDS Research
The company partnered with software developers who sold apps or exclusive items and donated the proceeds to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.
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We did it! We 3D printed in space
Stuck in space without a part you desperately need? Thats not such a big deal anymore, thanks to a 3D printer that arrived at the International Space Station last month. 3D…
Flickr kills sale of Creative Commons prints, issues refunds
Flickr has abruptly ended a service that allowed people to buy canvas or wood prints based on pictures that appeared in its Creative Commons gallery, the photo sharing site announced on Thursday. The decision…
It may not feel like it, but the media has never been so accurate
It seems as though there are more mistakes, hoaxes and journalistic failures than there have ever been, but former Reuters media critic Jack Shafer argues they are just easier to spot…
Hold the beacon: McDonald’s tests wireless offers near stores
McDonalds was one of the first retail locations I used for Google Wallet back in 2011, so its not surprising to me that the fast-food retailer is among the early adopters…
Microsoft sues fake tech support service, warns of holiday scams
Microsoft filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a bogus tech support service that allegedly used the companys name to persuade victims, many of them seniors, to pay hundreds of dollars for worthless…
It’s all Docker, containers and the cloud on the Structure Show
It’s safe to say that Docker has had a momentous year with the container-management startup gaining a lot of developer interest and scoring a…
Lumia Denim update arrives, bringing Cortana and better pictures
Good news if you own a Lumia 830, 930, Icon or 1520 smartphone: Microsoft said Thursday it has started to roll out the Lumia Denim software update in some regions. Aside…
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A Yoga App Kicks MyFitnessPal Off The Top Of The Charts
ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.If you obsessively track App Annies rankings for top health and fitness apps like I do—okay, Im probably alone in this habit—youll have seen a familiar pattern:
Street View Comes To Google Cardboard
Samsungs Note 4 is too big for Cardboard, though you can hold it in manually. Good thing Samsung has its own Gear VR headset.Two cheap thrills, made better by joining forces: Google Cardboard now works with Google Maps to
Square Is Resurrecting Wallet, Its Pay-By-Name Mobile App, And Giving It Away
Wallet, the pay-by-name app that payments company Square introduced in 2011 and discontinued earlier this year, is back, according to an email Square sent to users Thursday.Square is retiring Wallet but its putting its key feature—the ability to pay in
Cartographic Survey: The Year In Video Game Maps
Editors Note: This was originally published by our partners at Kill Screen as part of Kill Screens Year In Ideas series.  Open a map in one of this year’s big video games and you’ll see mostly blank space. Sometimes it’s pitch
Pigs Fly And VMware Vaults Into The Top-3 OpenStack Vendors
OpenStack can make for strange bedfellows.If any one vendor served as the proprietary bogeyman to motivate the creation of an open source private cloud stack, it’s VMware. For more than a decade, the virtualization giant owned the core infrastructure of Global 2000
Everything We Know About Wannabe YouTube Killer Vessel
New Web video startup Vessel plans to challenge YouTube in 2015. And with the might of Hulu chief executive Jason Kilar and chief technology officer Richard Tom standing behind it, Vessel could even have a chance. The target of
Amazon Rolls Out One-Hour Delivery Service In Manhattan
Imagine if you could order something you desperately needed, and get it delivered a mere hour later. That’s the reality of Prime Now, the service Amazon is rolling out in parts of Manhattan today and several additional
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The Sweater Song
It all started with an Ewok.That’s my two-year-old daughter on Halloween. To complete the effect, I decided to dress up like Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi (her jaunty Endor speeder outfit, not the metal bikini)
The curse of compressing reality
When I’m not analyzing data, I like to make things from wood—furniture, cutting boards, etc. Making something physical after sitting at a computer all day is relaxing and rewarding, and I’m never short on gifts for family and friends.My woodworking
Stuck Again
In 1949, Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law Palmer Hermundslie started a medical device repair shop in Palmer's garage. It was a terrible place to work – freezing in the winter, stifling in the summer. We used a garden hose to
A Slice of Small Business Life
There was a time in America, if you can believe it, when you would order a pizza and it would arrive somewhat cold and soggy. A horrifying prospect! Ingrid Kosar was disenchanted with cold delivery pizza too, and she wanted
Shipping Basecamp for iOS 2.0
Almost 2 years ago I wrote about our approach to building our first in-house native application. This week, we shipped version 2.0 of Basecamp for iPhone, which now shares a codebase with Basecamp for iPad. I’m proud to say this
Basecamp the Infomercial
An ecosystem, fragmented
Fragmentation isn’t just Android’s problem anymore.Here’s the last 2 years worth of iOS and Android usage by operating system version for Basecamp, combining our native app usage and our mobile web views:Fragmentation is the
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Clustering bitcoin accounts using heuristics
Editor’s note: we’ll explore present and future applications of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies at our upcoming Radar Summit: Bitcoin & the Blockchain on Jan. 27, 2015, in San Francisco.A few data scientists are starting to play around with cryptocurrency data,
What you need to know for the hardware-software convergence
As I noted in “Physical and virtual are blurring together,” we now have hardware that acts like software, and software that’s capable of dealing with the complex subtleties of the physical world. So, what must the innovator, the creator, the
Four short links: 18 December 2014
Popular Chinese Android Smartphone Backdoored By Manufacturer — Coolpad is the third largest smartphone builder in China, and ranks sixth worldwide with 3.7 percent global market share. It trails only Lenovo and Xiaomi in China and is the leader of
Business at web speed
Seven years ago, Steve Souders and Jesse Robbins came to the realization that they both
21st century communication with WebRTC
As the web platform continues to evolve, tools have emerged for connecting people and computers in new and interesting ways. Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) stands out as one of the most significant and disruptive of these emerging technologies, allowing developers
An ecosystem of connected devices
Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from our recent book Designing Multi-Device Experiences, by Michal Levin. This excerpt is included in our curated collection of chapters from the O’Reilly Design library. Download a free copy of the Experience Design ebook
Four short links: 17 December 2014
USB Armory — another Linux-on-a-stick, but this one has some nifty dimensions and security applications in mind.Who’s the Boss? — The Elf on the Shelf essentially teaches the child to accept an external form of non-familial surveillance in the home
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Apigee Extends Edge API Analytics Depth and Scope
With organizations now routinely monetizing APIs, developers are being asked to provide more insight into how data is flowing into and out of those APIs. To help developers achieve that goal Apigee this
Restlet Java Framework Debuts Version 2.3
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
Microsoft Extends Data Reach Across Hybrid Clouds
Microsoft has moved to make database services running on the Microsoft Azure cloud more accessible by enhancing the level of support it provides Java and PHP developers, while also making available a data
Open APIs Hold the Key to the Future of Banking
It’s tempting to see banking as one of the most conservative industries out there. After all, the foundations of modern banking go back nearly six centuries. But banking as we know it is changing fast, undergoing one of the biggest
Apps For Europe Will Reward Best Open Data App With 5,000 EUR
Apps For Europe, a support network for turning ideas for data-based apps into viable businesses, is running a competition to find the best open data applications and startups in Europe. The winner will
Amazon Updates Maps API, Adds 3D Vectoring and Fluid Movement
Amazon recently released Amazon Maps API version 2.0. The mapping API has long enabled developers to add maps to their apps for Amazon’s Fire Tablets and the Fire Phone. The revised API takes
​Google Closes Freebase, Launches Knowlege Graph API
Google is shuttering Freebase, a community-curated database of well-known people, places, and things, and providing a tool that will enable its data to be imported into the Wikidata project. Originally started by a company
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