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Pre-Owned Luxury Clothes Marketplace Vestiaire Collective Scores $37M Series D
 Vestiaire Collective, the French pre-owned luxury clothes marketplace, has picked up a $37 million Series D round as it aims to bed down on recent
The MB&F Arachnophobia Tells Time Through Fear
 Everyone’s favorite crazy watch maker, MB&F, has just announced a new model, the so-called Arachnophobia. This wild clock hides a L’Epée 1839 movement in the thorax and abdomen of an articulated spider.
The Internet Was Created For Cat Street View
 Drones are making it easier to share a bird’s eye view of the world around us, but we might be looking at things from the wrong perspective. Created as a tourism
The Dawn Of The Classic Publishing Era
 My father was a journalist. Growing up, I remember how excited I would get when visiting the printing house of the newspaper he worked for. I loved everything about the large, industrial
This Travel Jacket Is The Most-Funded Clothing Item In The History Of Crowdfunding
 This jacket is going to need a lot more pockets to stuff all of the $$$ it’s raising. With less than a day to go, Baubax‘s versatile travel jacket Kickstarter project
Ron Johnson Will Discuss His New Approach To Tech Shopping And Support At Disrupt SF
 In just a few weeks, I’ll be onstage with the man who spearheaded the creation of Apple’s friendly, futuristic retail stores.Ron Johnson spent more than a decade as the
Clips Offers Easy Video Editing On Your iPhone
 I could try to tell you about Clips. I could explain how it was created by startup Fly Labs, or I describe how it makes it easy to
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Tumblr changes reblogs so you can actually read them
Its not just you: Tumblr reblogs look a lot different.The Yahoo-owned blogging site changed the way that reblogs — posts that are re-shared by other users
Everything we think we know about the new Apple TV
For a company known for its discretion, never has an Apple product felt more like an open secret. A steady stream of reports has given us
Rand Paul's new app has a ridiculous 'Space Invaders' Easter egg
Apparently not content with being out-weirded by Donald Trump, Rand Paul just gave us a bizarre reminder of his ambitions for the 2016 presidential raceThe Kentucky
Tesla Model 3 preorders to begin March 2016, production in 2 years
The luxurious Model S sedan and Model X crossover helped start the conversation around Tesla, but the $35,000 Model 3 hopes to be the car that
You can now have an entire conversation in Kanye West emoji
Im sure your emojis look great and imma let you finish but ... Kanye West emojis could be the greatest of all time! A just-released keyboard
'Star Wars' is getting an X-Wing emoji on Twitter
The new Star Wars movie doesnt hit theaters until December, but the Disney hype machine is working in full — wait for it — force.Adding fuel
How your smartphone can tell if you're bored
Add boredom detector to the seemingly endless list of things your smartphone can do. A group of researchers say theyve developed an algorithm that can suss
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22 growth hackers to follow on Twitter
I checked my spam folder the other day. It was pretty amusing. I got one email that said, “Get 100k website visitors with the click of
Facebook is testing a pop-out video viewer for its iOS app
It appears that Facebook — that bastion of experimentation — is trying out a new way of displaying online video. Some users recently spotted what
Review: Lensbaby Creative Mobile Kit indulges your visual fantasies
Camera phones are smart devices that happen to have cameras. But don’t bother letting obsessive iPhone and Android photographers in on that. For many, their
Verizon made a video to announce its new logo, but it might be an Apple parody
To celebrate its new logo, Verizon made a video to better explain
Elon Musk: $35k Tesla Model 3 production to start in ‘about’ two years
Interested in a Tesla Model 3? You’ll have to wait. Company founder and CEO Elon Musk revealed via Twitter there was
The insanely slow road to building a blog (and why most people give up)
Building a successful blog is hard. There’s a lot more to it than simply creating a blog and writing
Google Maps for Android update makes it easier to choose a restaurant
Google Maps is improving its ‘Explore’ feature on Android. Starting today, it’ll be easier to discover some of the best restaurants in your
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Benchmark Leads Big Investment in Interior Design Marketplace Laurel & Wolf
The deal values the Los Angeles-based startup at north of $100 million.
Apple Adds More Publishers for Its News App, Which Will Launch Soon
Publishers like the idea and the business terms. But theyre not convinced it will work.
Google Logo History: The Freak Shows in the Early Years
Larry Page wants to give you a backrub.
Hulu Will Let You Watch TV Without Ads for an Extra $4 a Month
Hulu aims at Netflix and Amazon.
Mobile Apps Have a Short Half Life; Use Falls Sharply After First Six Months
Smartphone apps tend to see half their use in the first five or six months -- and even that is skewed by the few enduring hits. Many are opened just once.
Huawei Hopes Watch Can Be Start of Bigger Device Business in U.S.
The Chinese tech giant, big in phones globally, has struggled for years to get a foothold in the U.S.
Uber’s Worker Classification Lawsuit Will Stay a Class Action
The decision, expected to be made next year, will apply to all drivers in California.
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Phil Libin steps down as Evernote CEO, taps Googler Chris O’Neill
Phil Libin -- the founder and long-time CEO of productivity company Evernote -- has stepped down as CEO, and former Google exec Chris Neill will be taking on the CEO job…
Welcome to the zero-cost operating system era
Microsoft has reversed earlier policies regarding the cost of upgrading to Windows 10, and will make it free to upgrade. Back in March I wrote Microsoft accepts the inevitable, takes first steps…
Homejoy calls it quits, Google scoops tech team
Deep pockets may be an essential element for competing effectively in the exploding on-demand economy. Today, the on-demand cleaning services company Homejoy announced it was closing shop on 31 July, after…
Handicapping On-Demand Market Sectors
The legality of the business model of certain on-demand service companies, like Uber and Homejoy, has led to a cultural debate about the relationship between on-demand workers and the services that…
BitTorrent partners with Onehub to scale up to enterprise file sync-and-share, building on new (...)
BitTorrent has been pushing hard to bring its Sync technology into the very competitive file sync-and-share marketplace (see BitTorrent releases Sync 2.0, and BitTorrent Sync 1.4 is released). The company has announced, today,…
Google takes first steps toward finer-grained access in Google Drive
Google Drive has provided a simple but powerful model for file sharing. The creator of a file can invite others to share it, as readers (read-only access), commenters (read and comment access)…
Microsoft is right: we need new ways to work, but is Gigjam the answer?
Microsoft has demoed a new technology, called Gigjam, an effort to change the way we think about getting work done in an increasingly mobile and connected world. At the Microsoft Worldwide…
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Tech Makers: Stop Treating Tablets Like Smartphones
Guest author Liraz Margalit, PhD, is a web psychologist at ClickTale, a company that provides website optimization software and consulting.Smartphones and tablets both get us online, store our photos and keep track of our calendars. But they are not the
Today's Developer: Multilingual, Excited For The Future ... And Worried About Keeping Up
A new study from the Developer Insights Report reveals some fascinating characteristics about todays developers: Apparently, they tend to be fluent in a variety of languages, excited about the rush of innovation sweeping the tech scene and, at the same time,
It's Time For Deep Linking To Move Past The Plumbing
Guest author Matt Thomson is the chief product officer at Bitly.Weve heard a lot about deep links so far this year. from Google at I/O and Apple at WWDC. My employer, Bitly, threw its hat in the ring, too. But
5 Trending Markets That Are Capitalizing On Virtual Reality
Guest author Konstantin Andreev is the CEO and Founder of Verdom IT Projects and 360-degree mobile app Round.me.Virtual reality is still in the early stages, and it still has several waves yet to go before entering the mainstream. But, with
Robin's Kickstarter Splash Points To Users' Smartphone Storage War
Nextbit is not just any Kickstarter startup. The company, formed by Google and HTC alumni, unveiled its Robin smartphone earlier today and, as of this writing, nabbed more than half of its crowdfunding goal on the first day. So far, more than
Google’s Alphabet: It’s All About Getting New Ideas Into Orbit
Guest author Christopher Lochhead is a cofounding partner of Play Bigger Advisors. He wrote this post with his partners Al Ramadan and Dave Peterson.“Gravity is working against me. And gravity wants to bring me down.” —John Mayer Asking why Google created
Samsung Gear 2 Takes Circular Path—Back To Tizen
When it comes to gadgets, round shapes are the new black, especially for smartwatches. If there’s any doubt, just check out Samsung’s latest update to its smartwatch lineup, announced Monday.See also: Maybe Samsung Is Starting To Think Wearables
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Growing our audience for The Distance
In late May, Jason and I decided to transition The Distance from monthly longform written stories to a podcast that would come out every two weeks. Jason also set an ambitious target for the podcast: Get to 6,000 listens on
Go at Basecamp
Basecamp is a Ruby company. All of our customer facing applications are written with Ruby on Rails, we use Ruby for our systems automation via Chef, we deploy via Ruby through Capistrano, and underneath most rocks you’ll find a Ruby
Something's coming 6
Can old world be more modern than new school?
I’ve got two machines on me.One’s strapped to my left wrist. The other lives in my pocket.The one on my wrist can tell me the time (precisely in 12 hour format, roughly in 24), the day of the week, the
Extra Drawings for The Distance
Last year I shared some extra drawings I made for the Basecamp marketing site that for a variety of reasons never went live or were seen by anyone outside of Basecamp. There have also been many drawings for The Distance
A chart a day keeps the data in play
Every working day for the last month or so I’ve posted a single “chart of the day” to our Basecamp account. They’re posted internally without much commentary—just enough to explain what the chart is about. The topics are wide ranging:
Grit is for cowboys
The cattle has to be round up. Complaining about the weather or going without sleep for 16 hours isn’t going to do it. So clench your teeth and get the work done. That’s the grit needed to be a cowboy.But
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A world of continous partial employment
Request an invitation to Next:Economy, our event aiming to shed light on the transformation in the nature of work now being driven
Four short links: 2 September 2015
There Are Only Two Hard Problems in Distributed Systems -- the best tweet ever. (via Tim Bray)Building LinkedIns New Engineering Bootcamp -- transmitting cultural and practical knowledge in a structured format.Soul-Searching in TV Land Over the Challenges of a New
Lead with merit and be rewarded with success
Attend Cultivate, September 28 to 29 in New York, NY. Cultivate is our conference looking at
Showcasing the real-time processing revival
Register for Strata + Hadoop World NYC, which will take place September 29 to Oct 1, 2015.A few months ago, I noted the resurgence in interest in large-scale
Four short links: 1 September 2015
End-to-End People Detection in Crowded Scenes -- research paper and code. When parsing the title, bind end-to-end to scenes not people.Statistical Patterns in Movie Ratings (PLOSone) -- We find that the distribution of votes presents scale-free behavior over several orders
CSS fundamentally transforms
Choose your Learning Path. Our new Learning Paths will help you get where you want to go, whether it’s learning a programming language, developing new skills, or getting started with something
How the IoT will transform manufacturing
Register now for Solid Amsterdam, October 28, 2015, where Dirk Slama will present the session Managing the Clash of Two Worlds in the IoT. Editors note: this post is an excerpt from Enterprise IoT: Strategies and Best Practices for Connected
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AnyPresence Updates its Mobile Application Development Platform
Mobile application development platform and backend-as-a-service provider AnyPresence recently announced significant updates to its platform.According to AnyPresences CEO, Anirban Chakrabarti, The foundational capability for digital transformation is the ability to create APIs and microservices that
Daily API RoundUp: Contentful, Smoke Reports, Rickshaw, Ordoro
Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.
Google CSV Download Scripts Replaced by Search Analytics API
Less than a month after announcing its Search Analytics API, Google has now stated that its now time to gradually say goodbye to the old CSV download scripts for information on queries and rankings. Google will keep the
Google CSV Download Scripts Replaced by Search Analytics API
Less than a month after announcing its Search Analytics API, Google has now stated that its now time to gradually say goodbye to the old CSV download scripts for information on queries and rankings. Google will keep the script downloads available for a bit
AnyPresence Updates its Mobile Application Development Platform
Mobile application development platform and backend-as-a-service provider AnyPresence recently announced significant updates to its platform.According to AnyPresences CEO, Anirban Chakrabarti, The foundational capability for digital transformation is the ability to create APIs and microservices that
How APIs Power News Organizations
APIs are used in many, many ways in a wide range of industries. However, it seems that some organisations are implementing them in more beneficial ways than others, according to David Weinberger’s recent article for Nieman Reports.
Daily API RoundUp: WordAi, Coub, Knowtify, Circuit
Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.
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