Daily Mail Acquires Millennial-Focused Website Elite Daily
 DMG Media, publisher of UK newspaper The Daily Mail, announced this morning that it has acquired Elite Daily. Describing itself as “The Voice Of Generation Y,” Elite Daily mixes general
Blinq Enhances Your Favorite Messaging Applications With Extra Information
 A new mobile application called Blinq is launching today into public beta to add a layer of contextual information to your favorite mobile messaging applications. Founder Yossi Ghinsberg, who’s better known for
Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities
 The snow is piled high and frozen on the New York City streets. Joshua and Amanda sit on their couch for the fifth night in a row, bored out of
Canon 5DS Leaked Specs Reveal A High Megapixel DSLR Geared For Color Accuracy
 Canon’s announcing a new pro-level DSLR camera next week, according to CanonRumors, and now specs have leaked that reveal what we can expect. The 5DS (and 5DS R, a variant with the
Airbnb To Begin Collecting Taxes In Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C.
 Today Airbnb announced that it will soon begin collecting and remitting tourist taxes in four new cities: Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C. Read More
Utah-based Kickstart Seed Fund Raises $39.2 Million
 Early stage venture capital investors Kickstart Seed Fund announced today that it has raised a $39.2 million investment round from various Utah investors. This is the third round for the seed fund
Sportsman Tracker Raises $950k To Bring Hunters Into The Smartphone Age
 Hunting is one of the oldest social activities. Even if the hunter goes out alone, there’s always a story to tell or a lesson to be learned. That’s where the Sportsman Tracker
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Apple updates iTunes with OS X Notification Center widget
Apple updated iTunes to version 12.1 Thursday, giving it a handy widget in the Notification CenterThe widget lets you see whats currently playing, pause or skip
Dell Venue 8 7000 might be the best Android tablet, despite lame 3D camera
Dude, its a Dell..Venue 8 7000. The company that once ruled the PC world is sending shockwaves through the tech industry once again — this time with
OnePlus has a new flavor of Android called OxygenOS
You may know OnePlus as one of the fast-rising Chinese mobile companies — the one that made a name for itself by offering an impressive phone,
Getting started with the Microsoft Outlook app
If any onlookers were puzzled by Microsofts recent acquisition of email startup Acompli its now clear the investment was well worth it.Microsofts plans for the app
Tesla's 'Insane' acceleration button about to get more insane
The Tesla Model S P85D can go from zero to 60 mph in as little as 3.3 seconds — with the press of its so-called Insane
Tumblr takes aim at serious writers with 'big' update
Tumblr began rolling out a major update on Wednesday that makes it more appealing to serious writers.While the blogging service remains hugely popular, with 420 million active
Misfit fitness tracker will unlock your doors and work with Nest, Spotify
Misfit, known for its budget fitness and sleep tracking gadgets, is again expanding beyond counting steps and monitoring your movementLike most companies, it has its sights
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Wunderlist for Android Wear now lets you interact with notifications, dictate to-dos and more
While Wunderlist already had a basic app for Android Wear smartwatches, it was a bit of a simple experience – essentially, it was a one-way mirror that let you see notifications, but not interact with them. That’s all changed now, however,
Win these Beats Studio Wireless headphones
Personal audio has never looked this good. The Beats Studio Wireless headphones feature sleek lines,
Nokia isn’t happy that there’s another location app called HERE
In a move that may seem unsurprising to some, Lowdown, maker of HERE for iPhone, has been asked to rebrand the app and materials or
AOL is closing The Unofficial Apple Weblog
AOL is closing The Unofficial Apple Weblog aka TUAW, reports The Verge. TNW understands the report is accurate and that an official announcement will be made later today. Founded in December 2004, TUAW was part of the Weblogs, Inc. stable
Google will change its privacy policy after signing an agreement with the UK’s data regulator
Box updates Notes with version history, tables and easier image insertion
Box has rolled out an
Jay Z is getting into the music streaming business by buying Aspiro
Jay Z is buying Aspiro, the Swedish music streaming company behind ad-free services WiMP and Tidal. Project Panther Bidco Ltd, a company controlled by the rapper’s firm Shawn Carter LLC, has agreed a $56 million deal to make the acquisition. While WiMP
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The Startup Behind Amazon’s Best-Rated Mattress Is Opening Its First Store
Tuft & Needle is opening its first retail store this summer in San Francisco.
ESPN Takes Another Step Outside the Bundle, Starts Selling Cricket World Cup Subscriptions
Small sport (in the U.S.). Big move.
Why Investors Are Going Bananas Over Amazon’s Holiday Results
Fourth-quarter results were ho-hum, until you look at some specific areas of significant growth.
Jay-Z to Snap Up Music Streamer Aspiro in $56 Million Deal
Shares in Aspiro, which runs music streaming service WiMP, leapt 59 percent in early trading.
Delhi Uber Passenger Who Alleges Driver Rape Sues in U.S.
The victim claims the company failed to maintain basic safety procedures.
Yahoo as Target Not So Certain, But Japan’s Masa Son Will Surely Be Company Kingmaker
As ESPNs Lee Corso always says: Not so fast, my friend.
Kabam Cuts Back on Third-Party Publishing as Revenue Tops $400 Million
Third-party games did not succeed at the volume we planned, Kabams CEO said.
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AWS gets with the Golang program
Amazon Web Services already offers software development kits (SDKs) for Java, C#, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, PHP, and Objective C programming languages. Now it says it will add Go or Go Lang…
The Sailfish OS Jolla tablet is back with a new storage option
A crowdfunded tablet with a unique operating system is back with a new option if youre willing to pay for it. In December, the Jolla tablet closed its Indiegogo campaign with more…
Inventor Dean Kamen wants you at his robot competitions
Dean Kamen -- the inventor of countless tech products, holder of 440 patents, and probably most famous for his creation of the Segway -- is scared shitless about the lack of…
Google promises better privacy information to settle UK case
Google has promised to revise its privacy policy and account settings, in order to make it clearer to people what it does with their data and give them more control. This…
Kik CEO: “Hey internet are you listening? Messaging has peaked”
It has certainly been an interesting month for messaging apps in the U.S. Around the same time the New York Times penned its zeitgeist proclamation that messaging apps like Snapchat will…
Where to watch the 2015 Super Bowl live online
You may watch it because youre a football fan. Or for the ads. Or simply because its tradition. Regardless of the reason, when the Super Bowl begins on Sunday, youre going…
Indian rape victim sues Uber in US court
The Indian woman whose alleged rape by an Uber driver led to the service being shut down in New Delhi has now sued the car-hailing platform in San Francisco, according to…
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The Scoop On Microsoft's New Outlook App For iPhone and Android
Acompli built an Outlook-like mobile app that was so good, Microsoft bought it, renamed it and just released it as the companys own official Outlook app for iOS and Android. Microsoft has been pushing to extend the reach of its Office productivity
White House Privacy Bill Would Reportedly Crimp Data Harvesting
The White Houses forthcoming online-privacy bill will would place restrictions on the handling of consumer data while giving more power to the Federal Trade Commission to enforce those restrictions, Politico reported.The current draft would require Internet companies like Google
Despite All The Buzz, Truly Connected Cars Are Still Years Away
ReadWriteDrive is an ongoing series covering the future of transportation.Every year, cars become a bigger deal at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Demonstration of self-driving and game-like dashboard wizardry—from the likes of Mercedes, Ford, Volkswagen and Audi—were
Don't Look Now, But Deep Linking Just Got Hot
Suppose the only way to get to this article—yes, the one youre reading—was to first visit readwrite.com and then trust that you could locate it using the sites navigation tools. Odds are good that youd be somewhere else
How Big Data Could Limit Super Bowl Sticker Shock
Guest author Alex Salkever is the head of product marketing and business development at Silk.co.Andrew Kitchell is from Seattle and is the co-founder of PriceMethod, a startup that helps AirBnB and HomeAway hosts price their properties. His co-founder Joe Fraiman is
App Revenues Are Booming—But Perhaps Not For Long
Former Facebook executive Jeff Hammerbacher once lamented that The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. I wonder if it would make him feel any better to know that a
How A Linux "Ghost" Spooked The Security World
A vulnerability in a widely used component of many Linux distributions could allow remote attackers to take control of a system. Researchers at Qualys have dubbed it Ghost since it can be triggered by the gethost functions
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Asking why
Last week I asked a question on Twitter: If you have a personal website, why do you have it?Some people used their site as a hub that collects their online identities. Others liked to fiddle with web tech or writing.
Lead Android at Basecamp!
We’re looking for a programmer to lead us on Android and push us further into the platform. This is a unique opportunity: we don’t hire often! We’ve got a serious foothold in the
Effort in the Application: sites that got our attention and got Basecampers their jobs
We’re really proud of the small-but-mighty team we’ve built here at Basecamp. Hiring is hard. Likewise, landing a great job is hard. In a sea of resumes, effort rises to the top.Here are a few of the websites and commissioned
Sometimes there really is an easy button
For a long time, I was frankly somewhat dogmatic about the tools I used to analyze data: Give me a SQL connection, R, and my trusty calculator and that’s all I need. If I need to make a report, I’ll
One of Basecamp's Water Coolers is a chatroom dedicated to pets
As you can see from Dan’s post, lots of us are animal lovers. Back when I lived in Chicago, a few of us would take turns hosting a workday that we would call “Bring Your Work to Day.”When Ann, Sam,
Strategies for getting feedback (and not hating it)
Recently my team has been working on core improvements for Basecamp. We planned to move quickly on a range of projects, and we wanted to make sure everyone at the company stayed in the loop. Plus, our company is full
Do you have to love what you do?
Attend enough startup conferences or listen to enough motivational speakers and you’ll hear one piece of advice repeated over and over again: You’ve got to love what you do! If you don’t love what you do, you might as well
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Four short links: 30 January 2015
FAA to Regulate UAVs? (Forbes) — and the Executive Order will segment the privacy issues related to drones into two categories — public and private. For public drones (that is, drones purchased with federal dollars), the President’s order will establish
A human-centered approach to data-driven design
This week on the O’Reilly Radar Podcast, O’Reilly’s Roger Magoulas talks with Arianna McClain, a senior hybrid design researcher at IDEO, about storytelling through data; the interdependent nature of qualitative and quantitative data; and the human-centered, data-driven design approach at
The evolution of GraphLab
Editor’s note: Carlos Guestrin will be part of the team teaching Large-scale Machine Learning Day at Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose. Visit the Strata + Hadoop World website for more information on the program.I only really started playing
Four short links: 29 January 2015
ShmooCon 2015 Videos — videos to security talks from ShmooCon 2015.Comcast (Github) — Comcast is a tool designed to simulate common network problems like latency, bandwidth restrictions, and dropped/reordered/corrupted packets. On BSD-derived systems such as OSX, we use tools like
Four short links: 28 January 2015
Note and Vote (Google Ventures) — nifty meeting hack to surface ideas and identify popular candidates to a decision maker.Applying Psychology to Improve Online Behaviour — online game runs massive experiments (w/researchers to validate findings) to improve the behaviour of
Avoid disruption through exploration
Businesses have always come and gone, but these days it seems that companies can fall from market dominance to bankruptcy in the blink of an eye. Kodak, Blockbuster and HMV are
Four short links: 27 January 2015
Decentralised Autonomous Corporations — Charlie Stross’s near-future fiction of Accelerando comes closer to reality: Malice – revenge for waking him up – sharpens Manfred’s voice. “The president of agalmic.holdings.root.184.97.AB5 is agalmic.holdings.root.184.97.201. The secretary is agalmic.holdings.root.184.D5, and the chair is agalmic.holdings.root.184.E8.FF.
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AgriCharts Releases APIs For Agriculture and Crop Market Indicators
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
Penton Launches API Store for Professional Data
Professional information services provider Penton this week announced the launch of a new API store that will enable customers to integrate Penton’s data into their applications.
SOA Software Embraces Multiple API Description Languages
Rather than picking sides in the battle over API description languages, SOA Software has opted for the middle ground by adding support for RAML, Swagger, WSDL, and WADL to its API management platform.
Real Estate Discovery Service Launches Listing Enhancement API
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Coinding Hackathon Encourages Bitcoin Game Development
Coinding is launching a Bitcoin GameDev Hackathon that focuses on promoting the inclusion of bitcoin in gaming. The contest is open to anyone, as long as the game entries use blockchain technology in some way.
NFL Mobile App Vulnerability Poses Threat To Super Bowl Fans' Personal Data
TomTom's New API Crowdsources Map Updates
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