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The Unbundling Of Finance
 In a world where everything is being unbundled, allowing consumers to pick and choose from things like television shows and college courses, financial services are becoming a la carte as well. People,
CrunchWeek: Path Found A Buyer, Google Overhauls Android, And What An Apple Car Might Look Like
 This has been quite the week in news. A bunch of tech companies got snatched up, including Path. The once Silicon Valley app darling just sold itself to some Korean company called
This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Google I/O
 Google I/O blasted us in the face with news, mostly around the new and improved Android M. Greg was live at the Moscone Center in San Francisco the whole time and reported
Should Your Uber Driver Know Exactly Where You Are? They Could Soon
 “Where are you? I’m outside. Do you see me? Where should I meet you?” These kinds of frustrating calls with your Uber driver could be a thing of the past. Today Uber
Salesforce Acquires Smart Calendar Startup Tempo, App Will Shut Down On June 30
 My favorite calendar app Tempo just announced that it has been acquired by Salesforce.com. The company was incubated by SRI, the birthplace of the voice-powered (and Apple acquired) assistant, and when tempo
The Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison
 The alleged owner of the Silk Road, an online black market, has been sentenced to life in prison by Judge Katherine B. Forrest in a Federal District Court in Manhattan. He was
This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: A Conversation With Nathaniel Popper
 This week on TCBTC, TechCrunch’s bitcoin podcast, our own John Biggs sat down with Nathaniel Popper, author of Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the
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'Minecraft' creators to compete in the first annual 'Builder Bowl'
Wouldnt it be great if you could share the elaborate Minecraft monorail network you spent weeks building with the world?The Immersive Education Initiative now has a platform for
Virtual reality sex is coming — and the toys are already here
Note: The following post contains sexually graphic images and descriptions.You’re lying back on a bed. You look around. A porn star walks in. She mounts you.
How 'Furious' director Justin Lin is helping Google put a movie theater in your pocket
SAN FRANCISCO — For the last two years at Google I/O, the company has unveiled a new short film to go along with a piece of
14,000 websites protest Patriot Act with 'blackout' and semi-nude photos
Members of Congress are in for a surprise if they visit one of over 14,200 websites currently protesting the Patriot Act with a redirect to a
MIT's jumping robot cheetah will keep you awake at night
Engineers at MIT successfully tested their robotic cheetahs ability to autonomously jump over obstacles up to 18 inches tall, becoming the first four-legged robot to do
Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison
NEW YORK — Ross Ulbricht, the man known for running the underground marketplace for drugs Silk Road, was sentenced on Friday to life in prison in
Marauder's Map, a Facebook stalker's dream, gets the axe
Marauders Map, a Chrome extension that showed your Facebook friends exact physical whereabouts, was officially axed on ThursdayHarvard computer science major Aran Khanna, an incoming Facebook
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What would an Apple smartphone have looked like in 1984?
Sometimes, when we let our imaginations run wild, incongruous visions appear. Artist Pierre Cerveau tried to imagine what an iPhone might have looked like
6 of the coolest experiments Google’s ATAP team showed off at I/O
Google may have released a ton of Android news yesterday, but that wasn’t all it had to show. We had the
Hands-on: Google’s Project Jacquard is the intersection of clothing and connectivity
Controlling a smartphone via the sleeve on your coat isn’t something you can do — yet. If Google’s ATAP division has their
Salesforce buys smart calendar, Tempo
Tempo, the artificial intelligence-powered smart calendar, has been acquired by Salesforce. A note from Tempo’s founders says the app will be discontinued on June 30, and is no longer
I’m really hoping people aren’t trying to make Ross Ulbricht some sort of freedom hero now.(...)
I’m really hoping people aren’t trying to make Ross Ulbricht some sort of freedom hero now. He’s not, he’s a business man. #SilkRoad
Silk Road founder is sentenced to two life terms without parole
Ross Ulbricht, convicted founder of the Silk Road online drug marketplace, was sentenced by a US federal
US reportedly tried to destroy North Korea’s nuclear program with a Stuxnet-type virus
It was five years ago and it ended in failure. But the details are trickling out now about how the
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As Ross Ulbricht Is Sentenced, ‘Deep Web’ Reveals Silk Road’s Back Alleys
The notion that if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear is a destructive axiom of Orwellian proportions, says the films director.
Apple Buys German Augmented-Reality Software Maker Metaio
The technology could make its way into Apples custom chips ahead of competitors.
Tech Leaders Confront the Lack of Diversity at Their Companies (Video)
The typical answer: not so much.
Unicorn CEOs Spout Off on the Dangers of Billion-Dollar Valuations (Video)
The ... problem for us is avoiding the feeling of okay, weve done it.
The IoT and the Needs of Business
Bolder use of the Internet of Things by customers is generally feeding into to the corporate level.
How to Solve Tech’s Diversity Problem? Code Speakers, Attendees Weigh In. (Video)
Its a problem, but whats the solution?
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield: “I Really Like to Be Liked”
Slacks $2.8 billion valuation has made him the prom king of the startup world.
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Gigaom.com Acquired by Knowingly Corp
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 22, 2015 Press Contact: Alessandra Wike alessandra@prbythebook.com Knowingly Corp, an Austin-based Internet startup, announced today that it has acquired a portion of the assets of Gigaom. These…
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…
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How Google ATAP's Wacky Ideas Could Change The Way We Use Gadgets
With a presentation rivaling Google I/Os keynote in scope and ambition, Googles Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team took to the stage Friday to give the world a peek at its latest badass, unconventional whacks at technology. Plucked from Motorola
The New Network Imperative For Today’s Clouds
This SDxCentral video is sponsored by Brocade. It reflects the views of the sponsor, not ReadWrites editors.With cloud architectures becoming pervasive across enterprise and service provider data centers, it’s important to understand the reasons why this new architecture is so compelling from
Want To Test Microsoft's Continuum? This May Be The Windows Phone You Need
A new, high-end Windows Phone was spotted on the GFXBench benchmarks database on Friday. This could wind up being Microsoft’s next flagship Lumia—and the first one to offer its exciting new Windows 10 feature, Continuum, which lets
Apple's Latest Acquisition Shows It's Serious About Augmented Reality
While Google was busy showing off its latest innovations in the field of virtual reality yesterday, Apple was quietly acquiring a augmented reality startup by the name of Metaio. TechCrunch confirmed the news. Apple, as is typical, had very little to
Chevy And Hyundai Step Up To Take CarPlay and Android Auto On The Road
There are a lot of important choices when buying a new car. What color? Two doors or four? Manual or automatic? Sunroof? Soon, Android Auto or Carplay? could be one of the common questions, at least at Hyundai and Chevrolet dealerships. The two
Google Beefs Up Chromecast With Super Bing-Watching Powers and Motion Control
The $35 Chromecast has been on the market since July 2013, and it’s still one of the best devices you can plug into your television. Now Google aims to make it even better with updates designed to boost binge watching and
Google's Offering Smarter Tools For Smarter Apps And Homes
When it comes to developer tools, Google made them rain like a dance enthusiast bestowing dollar bills on a virtuoso performer Thursday at its Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco.The announcements covered updates on existing software tools, as well
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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
Poison
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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Pop-up factory
Attend O’Reilly’s Solid Conference, June 23–25, in San Francisco. Solid, O’Reilly’s conference exploring how the collision of software and hardware is fueling the creation of a software-enhanced, networked physical world, will feature a radical demonstration: a live, pop-up electronics factory.https://youtu.be/WcuAuJu_0JkA
Signals from the 2015 O’Reilly Velocity Conference in Santa Clara
People from across the Web operations and performance worlds are coming together this week for the 2015 OReilly Velocity Conference in Santa Clara. Below, weve assembled notable keynotes, interviews, and insights from the event.Think like a villainLaura Bell outlines a
Designers as data scientists
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 Designing with Data, by Rochelle King and Elizabeth F. Churchill, which is included in
9.3 trillion reasons fintech could change the developing world
Request an invitation to Next:Money, OReillys conference focused on the fundamental transformation taking place in the finance industry.A relatively commonplace occurrence — credit card fraud — made me reconsider the long-term
Four short links: 29 May 2015
Using Logs to Build Solid Data Infrastructure -- (Martin Kleppmann) -- For lack of a better term I’m going to call this the problem of “data integration”. With that I really just mean “making sure that the data ends up
Applied DevOps and the potential of Docker
Editors note: this post is from Karl Matthias and Sean P. Kane, authors of Docker Up & Running, a guide to quickly learn how to use Docker to create packaged images for easy management, testing, and deployment of software.At the
Real-world interfaces are in an awkward and playful stage
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 episode of the Radar Podcast, OReillys Mary Treseler chats with Josh Clark, founder of design agency
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Ability Network's ABILITY I Access API Streamlines CMS to Medicare Activities
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
Google Offers Updates on Places API for iOS
Google’s I/O developer conference is always packed with announcements, and one of those was relating to the Google Places API for iOS, according to Jordan Kahn’s recent article for 9to5Google.Originally launched in beta back
New Accusoft APIs and Wizard Offer Cloud Services Customization
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Daily API RoundUp: Docker, ShapeShift, PayItSimple
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.
Android Vulnerability Lets Attackers Modify App Behavior
A major security vulnerability in Apache Cordova could give attackers the ability to tamper with Android applications with just a single click.
GitHub Repository Redirects to Go Live in API v3
GitHub repositories are often busy with resources constantly being updated. It is not just files that can added or removed but two other attributes: repository owner and repository name could change too. In such
Mertech Launches Evolution, a Multiprotocol API Dev Tool
Mertech, a specialty database middleware products provider, announced a new multilanguage, multiprotocol API server called Evolution. Evolution allows users to integrate apps at a global level without massive investment in infrastructure or software. Companies
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