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Mosaic Ventures Launches In Europe With $140M Fund Aimed At Series A
 “We need density in the cluster!” as an entrepreneur raising a Series A round in London said to me only last week. Her frustration was born of the
Ometria Raises Further $500K To Help Online Retailers Take Data-Driven Fight To Amazon
 When Ometria, the UK e-commerce intelligence startup, raised a $1.5 million seed round back in March from 16 individual investors, I joked that one might call it a party round, albeit one
Hey, Hackers! Register Now For The Disrupt Europe Hackathon In London
 For the second year in a row, TechCrunch is jumping across the pond and bringing the iconic Disrupt Hackathon to Europe. We’re heading your way, London!
Windows 9’s Preview May Not Touch Down Until October
 Remember that upcoming Windows 9 event that Microsoft is hosting on September 30th? It might not mark the actual release of Windows 9’s technical preview, as long-expected: According to Paul Thurrott, that
11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week
As we reflect on the week, we give you the 11 best stories from 9/13-9/19. 1.  It was announced that Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle since he founded the company in 1977, has relinquished his CEO title. He is to be replaced by a
Don’t Let iOS 8’s Accidental Selfie Feature Ruin Your Life
 Who has already sent an accidental selfie in iOS 8’s Messages app? I did. This one: Not great. I’m late to the game when it comes to iOS 8. Many of my
An Early Investor Offers Some Lessons From Alibaba’s Evolution
 A co-founder of GGV Capital, one of Alibaba’s earliest investors, reflects on the lessons other companies can take from how the e-commerce giant grew in China and how Yahoo’s
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Apple iPhone 6: Is It the Best Point-and-Shoot?
After months of waiting, we finally have Apple iPhone 6 (and its big brother, the iPhone 6 Plus). It’s the 7th or 8th edition of the
5 Can't-Miss Apps: A Goblin-Themed RPG, Storehouse and More
Between the rollout of iOS 8 and Apples two new iPhones going on sale, you may have missed some of this weeks best new apps.Luckily, Mashable
Microsoft Courts iOS 8 Users With OneDrive Free Space Promotion
Amid all the iOS 8, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus excitement, Microsoft wants to remind the world that OneDrive is still a thing.Through the end
The Obligatory iPhone 6 Unboxing
Happy iPhone 6 day! We already reviewed the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus earlier this week. Still, we cant have iPhone Day without an
First iPhone 6 Drop Tests Show Mixed Results
Apples two new iPhones went on sale Friday, so naturally the Internet responded by seeing how quickly they could destroy them.The new smartphones have been on
iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Which Should You Buy?
As you may have heard, there are two new iPhone 6 devices available today. And as lines for Apples new Jesus phone stretch into the stratosphere
How to Get the iPhone 6 Without Waiting in Line for Hours
If you havent pre-ordered an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and still want to be among the first to own the device, theres a good
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Sitting on the edge of the pool sipping your drink, blanking out with a box set of your favorite TV show
Yahoo has reportedly bought its first startup from India, cloud docs specialist Bookpad
Blogging platform Svbtle moves to paid membership, costs $6 per month for new users
Svbtle, the stylish blogging platform that opened up to all users at the beginning of the year, has pivoted into a
DuckDuckNo: The privacy-focused search engine is blocked in China
DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused search engine that lives in Google’s enormous shadow, has joined its big rival and plenty of other western tech
8 things you should never, ever include in a pitch deck
You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling
14 Apple devices, one clever music video
What happens when a band gets its hands on six iPhones, four iPads, one iPod and three MacBooks? Ukrainian musicians Brunettes Shoot Blondes used their collection of Apple hardware to tell a story about an adorable big-eared creature jumping around the
The marketing tools you need for any self-published book
Paul Jarvis experiments with words and design. His latest book is called The Good Creative: 18 ways to make better
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New $140 Million Early-Stage Fund Launched in Europe Called Mosaic Ventures
Three well-known tech investors and execs announced today that they had launched Mosaic Ventures, a new $140 million fund aimed at early-stage investments in Europe. It was created by Mike Chalfen, Simon Levene and Toby Coppel, all of whom have
Re/wind: Apple Re/viewed, Larry Ellison Steps Down and Alibaba Scores $$
Reviewing the latest lineup of Apple products, looking back on the legendary CEOs legacy at Oracle and assessing what the Chinese e-commerce giant will do with all that dough.
Director of “The Lawnmower Man” Thinks Real Virtual Reality Is Pretty Cool
Oculus has a unique ethos of hope, Brett Leonard says.
Re/code on TV: iPhone 6 Reviews and What’s Next for Alibaba
The Re/code staff cleans up nice to step behind the cameras.
Amazon Loses Payments Product Leader to Microsoft
Kennedy most recently oversaw the product management team that was working on a new set of payments-related products for consumers.
When Jack Met Jerry (Photo)
Perhaps the most lucrative walk of all time.
Meet the Guy Who Helped the NYSE Land Tech’s Biggest IPO
Alibabas landmark IPO capped off a busy first four months on the job for NYSE President Tom Farley.
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Why ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft have yet to prove their environmental friendliness
The bigger ridesharing companies get, the more important it becomes to understand their impact. Do the cities they grow in suffer from more or less pollution? What happens to the public…
China blocks private search engine DuckDuckGo
The privacy-friendly search engine DuckDuckGo has been blocked in China, company CEO Gabriel Weinberg has told Tech in Asia. Weinberg said he was unsure of when the blockade began, but Chinese…
Yowza: EMC mulled merger with HP and possibly others, according to report
The Wall Street Journal reports that EMC and HP seriously discussed a merger of equals, but talks broke down over fear that shareholders would not swallow the deal.
The tricky business of acting on live data before it’s too late
Were generating more data than ever and analyzing a lot more of it, too. But when it comes to responding quickly to potential public health crises or other situations, we need…
How I plan to use Apple’s HealthKit and other fitness-tracking apps to help save my life
I get it: I need to lose weight before I get too much older to increase the quality and longevity of my life. Thankfully, modern tools like Apples HealthKit are just…
Oracle CEO changes — laying out the conspiracy theories
The week in cloud: Oracle CEO change bombshell-that-may-not-be-a-bombshell overshadowed a week that also brought more OpenStack cloud M&A.
The floodgates open: Tool lets Android apps run on computers with Chrome
What started as an effort to get the first four Android apps to run on Chromebooks quickly turned into a way to get nearly any Android software on them. And now…
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How To Downgrade iOS 8 Back To iOS 7
Many people seem pretty happy with iOS 8, Apples latest operating system for iPhones and iPads. But not everyone is. If youve found yourself stuck with an older phone that isnt working as fast as youd like,
Five Common iOS 8 Complaints And How To Fix Them
iOS 8 is by no means as dramatic an upgrade as iOS 7, but people are still finding plenty of features to complain about. See also: The Three Most Annoying Things In iOS 7 And How To Fix ThemSome user
Normcore Nerds Flock to Gingham Shirts
Dorothy Gale doesnt need Auntie Em to tell her gingham isnt just in Kansas anymore. Silicon Valley Street Style is a weekly feature that looks at the intersection of fashion, technology and taste.How many gingham shirts can you
Twitpic Lives! Mystery Hero Buys Twitter Photo Host
Don’t mourn Twitpic. The popular service will continue to host images and video on Twitter thanks to an acquisition, the company tweeted Thursday. This is the company’s first tweet since Sept. 4, when it announced it would be shutting down
8 Things New iOS 8 Users Should Do First
Apple’s new iOS 8 software comes with a huge load of new features for iPhone users—some of which you could easily overlook.Thats because iOS 8 doesn’t push change in your face the way iOS 7 did when
As Systems Get More Complex, Programming Is Getting "Reactive"
Hardware keeps getting smaller, more powerful and more distributed. To keep up with growing system complexity, theres a growing software revolution—called “reactive” development—that defines how to architect applications that are going to participate in this new world of multicore, cloud,
In Its First Day, iOS 8 Took Off More Slowly Than Its Predecessors
One day after iOS 8 was made available to the public, adoption of Apples software for mobile devices is trailing that of its predecessors. According to data provided by mobile marketing firm Fiksu, iOS 8 adoption is lagging
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Hamburger Helper
Businessmen like Ray Kroc and Dave Thomas have secured their places in the annals of the fast food industry. But what about Harry Holly? He invented the hamburger patty molding machine in the kitchen of the burger restaurant he opened
QUOTE: Clutter is taking a toll on both morale and…
Clutter is taking a toll on both morale and productivity. Teresa Amabile of Harvard Business School studied the daily routines of more than 230 people who work on projects that require creativity. As might have been expected, she found that
PHOTO: Just took an Uber Black Car to the office…
Just took an Uber Black Car to the office today and noticed that they round down the price and make it clear on the receipt. $21.00 is definitely more luxurious than $21.71. Nice touch.
Hybrid : How we took Basecamp multi-platform with a tiny team
Yesterday we announced the official Basecamp app for iPad. Just like our other apps for iPhone, Android, and Kindle it’s a hybrid—a native wrapper around a mobile web core. We’ve written about this setup before but today I wanted to
Our favorite recent reads on the web
Each week, Know Your Company asks everyone at Basecamp a few questions, including one that helps us learn more about each other. Last week’s prompt was “What’s one great read on the web you’ve come across in the past month?”
Why we don't speak up at work
A few weeks ago, a friend told me he was thinking about quitting his job.He said it was because of communication breakdowns between him and his boss. Small moments of poor communication had snowballed into a deeper, gnawing frustration for
The Distance goes tiki
I first noticed the Hala Kahiki about a year ago driving north on River Road through the Chicago suburb of River Grove. I glanced at its colorful exterior and quirky signage and wondered, “What’s the story there?” The wonderful thing
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Multipeer Connectivity on iOS 8 with Swift
Multipeer Connectivity is a means of identifying and connecting services together, and allows for very easy passing back and forth of data with minimal setup. If you are thinking that this
Four short links: 19 September 2014
Deep Learning Bibliography — an annotated bibliography of recent publications (2014-) related to Deep Learning.Inside the Go Playground — on safely offering a REPL over the web to strangers.Wolfram Tweet-a-Program — clever marketing trick, and reminiscent of Perl Golf-style “how
The promise of Promise Theory: The O’Reilly Radar Podcast
Editor’s note: you can subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast through iTunes,SoundCloud, or directly through our podcast’s RSS feed.As systems become increasingly distributed and complex, it’s more important than ever to find ways to accurately describe and analyze those systems, and to
Announcing Spark Certification
Editor’s note: full disclosure — Ben is an advisor to Databricks.I am pleased to announce a joint program between O’Reilly and Databricks to certify Spark developers. O’Reilly has long been interested in
What every Java developer needs to know about Java 9
Java 8 may only have been released a few months ago, but Oracle has already announced the first set of features that
Four short links: 18 September 2014
Guide to Writing Testable Code (PDF) — Google’s testable code suggestions, though C++-centric.Enchanted Objects (YouTube) — David Rose at Google talking about the UX of magical UIs. (via Mary Treseler)hpn-ssh — High Performance SSH/SCP.Lost Lessons from an 8-bit BASIC —
New Swift language shows Apple history
Like many Apple programmers (and new programmers who are curious about iOS), I treated Apple’s Swift language as a breath of fresh air. I welcomed when Vandad
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How To Ace Your Hackathon Presentation
Hackathon participants have it hard. You sweat for 3 days on end, and then have to present your project in 3 minutes. Under this type of stress, it can be hard to structure a persuasive and concise presentation for the
IT Managers Need To Rethink Security Measures
IT security is becoming more and more a serious topic. Target’s recent breach marked the first time a major CEO had been dismissed due to an IT problem, but it could get much worse. The old thinking was that if
How To Pair Your API With The Right Monetization Strategy
API managers who have developed an API now face the problem of figuring out a revenue generation model that makes sense to their company’s initiatives. Though there are many API business models out there, a way to group them is
Today in APIs: Twilio Launches New API-Twilio MMS
Twilio has launched a new API: Twilio MMS. Beyond Verbal has announced a Wellness API to create emotionally-aware apps, devices and services. Plus: Shippo lands new funding.
Human API Says the Time Is Right for Health Data Apps
Now is the perfect time to enter the health care market with apps that make use of a data flow from APIs, says Human API founder and CEO Andrei Pop. Speaking at DataWeek/API
MindMeld API Helps Businesses Prepare for a Voice-Activated Future
At DataWeek/API World this week in San Francisco, Timothy Tuttle, CEO and founder of Expect Labs, creator of the MindMeld API, argued that businesses need to start thinking about how to incorporate speech-recognition
Dropbox Announces New Features In Its Datastore API
Popular cloud file-sharing platform Dropbox has announced the addition of three new features to its Datastore API. Data stores are simple embedded databases that are linked to Dropbox, making it easy to keep
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