Three Reasons Your Term Sheet May Fall Through
 So you’ve made it past all the VC grilling and received a term sheet. Congratulations! But don’t celebrate just yet. Term sheets are non-binding, and even though they should signify a VC
TC AppleCast 16: MacBook Redux, iOS 9 And OS X 10.11
 This week we cover one noteworthy review of the new MacBook by Marco Arment, as well as iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 details. Apple is supposedly tidying up with both OS
CrunchWeek: Pebble’s Cash Crunch, Stripe Hits $5B, And NSA Reform’s Uncertain Future
 Happy holiday Friday, team, and welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek. This time around, we remain camped out in the CrunchBase offices while TCHQ undergoes reconstructive surgery, Our own Kyle Russell, Colleen
Zendrive Uses Mobile Phones as Sensors To Reinvent The Accuracy of Auto Insurance In Partnershi(...)
 If you look across the space of consumer Internet services and physical sensors, people are producing more data than ever before, which is being used to make all kinds of insurance more
Jim Gaffigan, Comedian And POTI, Talks About His New Show
 Jim Gaffigan, comedian and official President Of The Internet, stopped in at our New York studio where we talked about his new show that is now streaming on JimGaffigan.com. The show will
Disney’s Research Lab Figures Out How To Put Words In Your Mouth
 Here’s another absurd one out of Disney’s research labs. We’ve seen them build adorable robots to draw on beaches, 3D printers that make huggable objects out of felt, and make spinning
This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Pebble, Stratos, And New Apple iMacs
 One important note about this podcast: Matt can’t seem to get his microphones to work. Ever. So if you’re wondering why we all sound like professional radio hosts (two of us are,
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Snapchat invests in shopping app Spring
Would you buy clothes on Snapchat? The social media startup seems to think so — or at least, it is investing an unspecified amount into a
The Internet golden rule: Pretend your online sex is already public knowledge
Time to update the adage “She’s a lady in the street and a freak in the sheets.” Let’s just simplify that to: “Actually? We’re all a
Mystery Uber cars in Pittsburgh aren't self-driving — yet
Mysterious Uber cars are zipping around Pittsburgh, and witnesses arent quite sure what to make of themUber is currently testing out several vehicles in the city,
Don't get too excited if you come across Zedd's profile on Tinder
Tinder users who stumble upon a potential match resembling Zedd should know theres a reason for that — and its not because hes looking for love.
Spotify Running timed my jog to Jennifer Lopez, and I didn't hate it
I wouldnt have guessed that the pace of my jogging is perfectly aligned with the musical stylings of Jennifer Lopez, but today, I learned my feet
Nest for electricity? Ecoisme offers full control over home power usage
How much power is currently being wasted in your house? Chances are, with all the gadgets and chargers plugged into sockets in remote corners of my
Next version of Android will let you log into apps with your fingerprint
Say goodbye to remembering long passwords.The next version of Android — tentatively called Android M — will reportedly include native fingerprint authentication, according to a report from
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Urgent vs important tasks
Bronnie Ware is a palliative care nurse who looks after patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. In her years working with dying people she put together a
10 deadly tech hazards in hospitals
Despite a stated mission of saving lives and providing care, hospitals and healthcare facilities can be very dangerous places. It’s estimated that more than 400,000 people are
Abused Emojis keyboard for iPhone helps kids talk about battering, bullying and dark feelings
A new emoji keyboard for children may cause alarm — and that’s the point. Abused Emojis, a free iPhone
Microsoft’s new WordPress plugin lets you directly publish your OneNote documents
Microsoft announced a new partnership today that makes it a lot easier to transfer your OneNote writings over to WordPress. The
This on-demand drone service brilliantly lets us use drones without learning how to fly one
A company named Skycatch wants to be your on-demand drone service. Instead of buying your own (likely expensive)
Firefox OS may soon add native Android apps, drop low-end pricing
Rather than attempt to conquer the world $25 at a time, Mozilla may be shifting gears on Firefox OS with a new
A glimpse at the future of commercial space mining, as the SPACE Act passes House of Representatives
In a move that shows commercial space exploration is not just possible, but probable, the United
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Last (But Not Least) Code Speakers: Twitter’s Costolo and Periscope’s Beykpour
Well be livestreaming this one from my iPhone 6, natch!
Hey Boo Boo Kitty: The Team Behind Hit TV Show ‘Empire’ Comes to Code
Well ask how the Cookie crumbles. As if.
Apple Wants Local TV in Its Apple TV Service, Which Means Apple TV Could Be Delayed
It could also take time. But its supposed to be worth it.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting Code (Video)
Here are the themes Kara and Walt plan to explore with this years speakers.
D.C. Lawmakers Unleashed — In 140 Characters or Less
Washington may be the cradle of the careful media message, but Twitter has exploded that etiquette.
FanDuel Hires the Majority of Zynga’s Recently Discarded Sports Division
FanDuel is bringing on nearly 40 new employees, almost all of them from Zynga.
Investor Chris Sacca Is Ready to Show Twitter Some Tough Love
Chris Sacca may bleed aqua, but hes about to make Twitters CEO sweat bullets.
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Beyond Batch Hadoop: Operational and Real-Time
Buyers and practitioners in the data market have faced a gut-wrenching choice: work with big data and tolerate the latency of batch-mode processing, or work interactively with relatively small data sets…
All-Flash Arrays for Primary Storage: The time is now
Many times faster than legacy spinning disk arrays, All Flash Arrays (AFA) have been widely adopted for demanding use cases where consistent ultra-high performance storage is needed to service the most…
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?
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Open Platforms, Open Networks: The New IP
This post is sponsored by Brocade. It reflects the views of the sponsor, not ReadWrites editors.The Internet has grown enormously in the past 20 years. But in many fundamental ways, Internet Protocol-based networks havent. New application models require a New IP. See
Maybe Online Voting Isn't A Pipe Dream After All
This post first appeared on the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service; it has been edited. For inquires, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.A team of British and American researchers have developed a hacker resistant process for online voting (PDF)
Get Your Faces Ready: Oculus Announces 2nd Developer Conference This Fall
Oculus CTO John Carmack at Oculus Connect in 2014.In mere months, Oculus will show off its latest cool tools for virtual reality game and app makers. The Facebook-owned company announced Thursday that its second annual developer conference,
"Virtual Rooms" For The Apple Smart Home Sound Like A Great Idea
Since Apple announced its HomeKit smart home initiative last year, its been mostly quiet about just how iPhones and other Apple gadgets will wrangle those connected devices. Now, however, the company may have a fancy new app in the works—complete
Google Is Readying Its Own OS For Running The Internet Of Things
With Googles I/O developer conference around the corner, you can expect the rumors to start coming thick and fast, and The Information has the scoop that the Mountain View company is working on a new OS for the Internet of
Why Retail Beacons Still Have A Long Way To Go
Remember 1980? That was the year AC/DC released Back in Black, and the same year that Black Sabbath backfilled Ozzy with Ronnie James Dio (resulting in the incredible song Heaven and Hell, but not much else). It was a golden
A Smartglasses Pioneer Has A New Vision For Wearables
Erick Miller talks fast. That’s fitting, considering he runs a boutique venture-capital firm called Hyperspeed Ventures.At Wearable World Congress, Miller was in stealth mode, his role unrevealed until the very end of the conference. Thats when ReadWrite editor-in-chief Owen Thomas
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The stories we tell ourselves
The progress of technology needs a full spectrum of adoption to work well. From early adopters who jump in before kinks and warts have been banished, to a late majority who bring scale to the now-safe choice.If we didn’t have
A Year of The Distance
A year ago, The Distance published its first story: a profile of 110-year-old Horween Leather Co., Chicago’s last remaining tannery. Since then, we’ve visited an 18,000-square-foot costume and wig store and a vintage tiki bar with its own gift shop.
The homescreens of Basecamp (2015)
Back in 2011 and 2013, we shared our phone homescreens with you. We get a kick out of how others personalize their mobile phones. A lot’s changed since then: we have a few more folks on Android, there are 3
How do we become better product designers?We strive to better discern the needs of our customers, so we reach for a number of tools. Surveys. User testing. 'Jobs to be done' interviews (an interview process I highly recommend). But in
Programming with toys and magic should be relished, not scorned
In the early days of Rails, a common dismissal of the framework and its Ruby roots were that these were just toys. Something for kids or amateurs to play with; to build a quick throw-away prototype or system of no
QUOTE: Would you hire the last Delta representative…
Would you hire the last Delta representative you spoke with if you owned a customer service company?—First question in the Delta Airlines customer service follow-up survey. Love it.
LINK: Shhh... Made by Few 2015
Shhh... Made by Few 2015I’d been pretty bored with web conferences but the tiny team at Few changed my mind. Last summer’s Made by Few was well-run, fun, focused, intimate, and worthwhile. The couple of hundred lucky attendees were treated
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How Shazam predicts pop hits
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 Radar Podcast, I chat with Cait ORiordan,
Four short links: 22 May 2015
GM: That Car You Bought, Were Really the Ones Who Own It -- GM’s claim is all about copyright and software code, and it’s the same claim John Deere is making about their tractors. The TL;DR version of the argument
A “have-coffee” culture
Download a free copy of Building an Optimized Business, a curated collection of chapters from the OReilly Web Operations and Performance library. This post is an excerpt by J. Paul Reed from DevOps in Practice, one of the selections included
Cultivating change
Attend Cultivate July 20 and 21, in Portland, Oregon. Cultivate is our conference looking at the challenges facing modern management and aiming to train a new generation of business leaders who
What today’s fitness technology means for tomorrow’s office
Contributing Author: Claire NiechAttend OReillys Solid Conference, June 23–25, in San Francisco. Solid is our conference exploring how the collision of software and hardware is fueling the creation of a software-enhanced,
Toward a damned good information architecture
Download a free copy of The New Design Fundamentals ebook, a curated collection of chapters from our Design library. Note: this post is an excerpt from Information Architecture, 4th Edition, by Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville, and Jorge Arango, which is
Data science makes an impact on Wall Street
Having started my career in industry, working on problems in finance, I’ve always appreciated how challenging it is to build consistently profitable systems in this extremely competitive domain. When I served
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Build Apps Directly Inside Gmail and Inbox with InboxSDK
Streak, a Gmail-based CRM platform, has announced the launch of InboxSDK, a JavaScript library that provides a set of APIs that allow developers to build applications directly inside Gmail and Inbox. InboxSDK is fully
Amazon Releases SDKs for Login and Pay with Amazon
In an effort to make it easier for developers to add one-time checkout and recurring payments to their applications, Amazon has released new SDKs and developer materials for its Login and Pay with Amazon
5 Things to Consider When Using RESTful APIs and OAuth 2.0
As the Internet of Things gains pace, users are increasingly required to sync data to cloud services.
Prime Numbers Technology Releases Traveler Scorecard API
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 release.
Webhose.io API Now Features Similarity Search
Webhose.io, a fairly new data-as-a-service platform, has added a similarity search feature to the Webhose.io API. Similarity search allows users to search for articles that are similar to another document. Webhose.io has been busy
Gogobot Launches API Platform and Widget Tools
Gogobot, a popular travel planning and local discovery application, has launched a brand new API platform as well as widget-building tools that can be used to add Gogobot content to websites and mobile applications.
The Time I Took My 6 Year Old to a Hackathon
My oldest daughter has been helping out with hackathons and startup weekends for the past few years. Usually it’s helping me set up on Friday, and coming to see the demos on Sunday - but she loves the idea of
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