So About That Whole Tech-Eating-Jobs Thing
 The argument seems compelling, the logic inescapable. As hardware doubles its density every 18-24 months, courtesy of Moore’s Law, and as software eats the world, technology will replace a broad swathe of
From Remnant To Riches: What The Quest For Premium Inventory Means For The Industry
 The recent flurry of ad-tech acquisition deals clearly demonstrates that the industry is shifting its focus to developing solutions that support premium inventory. While all the attention has traditionally been around solving
Sources: YC Alums Club Together For Crystal Towers, A $100M VC Fund For Promising YC Startups
 Y Combinator has helped over 800 startups come to market that are today worth a collective $30 billion (and possibly even more very soon). Now it looks like a new VC is emerging
CrunchWeek: Apple Music, Uber’s Engineering Push, And Shyp’s Challenge To The 1099 Economy
 Happy Friday, everyone. We’re glad that you are with us today before we take off and drink beer celebrate America.Our own Sarah Buhr took over the hosting slot this week, while Matthew Lynley
Experiential Commerce Is The Next Billion-Dollar Opportunity For Developers
 Technology has transformed entire industries over the past decade, from travel and transportation to media and real estate. While commerce has enjoyed some innovation, its transformation is far from over. The next
Want Google Cardboard? OnePlus Is Giving Them Away For Free, If You Pay Shipping
 Since about 10 seconds after Google launched its do-it-yourself Cardboard virtual reality headset, other companies have been selling pre-made clones — and Google is totally fine with that. The catch: many of
The Incredible 3D Printed Zoetrope
 Here’s a wonderfully neat project to perhaps spark some creativity as we head into this holiday weekend: the 3D printed Zoetrope. Take the concept of a flipbook — a series of frames
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30+ events in tech, UX, analytics and more
The Mashable Events Board is a great place to list and find leading conferences in your industry, whether its advertising, technology, media or public relations. This
Apple Music vs. Spotify: Listen to our debate
Now that weve had a few days to play around with Apple Music, its time to debate how the streaming service stacks up against its main
Great Scott! 7 'Back to the Future' gadgets that are real in 2015
Its finally 2015, the year when Back to the Future II promised everything would be coolerThe first Back to the Future movie hit theaters 30 years
Report: F-35 can't dogfight. Lockheed Martin: Not so fast
You may have seen a highly critical report insinuating that the F-35 fighter jet can be outmaneuvered by its predecessor, the F-16. The Military said the
Why do we keep expecting robots to kill us?
A man died in an industrial accident at a Volkswagen factory in Germany Wednesday. Normally, this would have been little noted — industrial accidents are unfortunately
Windows 10's Wi-Fi sharing feature is really clever, but just got a bad rap
Microsoft is rebutting claims that an upcoming Windows 10 feature could leak your Wi-Fi password to strangers.A new feature on Windows 10 called Wi-Fi Sense allows
iTunes Home Sharing for music has disappeared in iOS 8.4
Like to use Apples Home Sharing feature to listen to any iTunes library in your network via an iPhone or iPad? We have a tip for
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Minecraft: Story Mode trailer from Telltale is the Lego Movie meets Wreck-It Ralph
There’s a new Minecraft game incoming and it’s just got its first preview at Minecon in London. ‘Minecraft:
GarageBand is great but SoundTrap is a collaborative music app for everyone
The past week has been dominated by Apple Music news, but how about creating some tunes rather than just
Making your design portfolio stand out in 2015
You know what sets a design portfolio apart these days? It’s not a designer’s experience, beautiful visuals or the number of clients. It’s the way
Company celebrates Independence Day weekend by claiming it owns ‘America The Beautiful’
It’s Independence Day weekend in the United States and one firm is celebrating its freedom by sending legal notices. Music licensing
Greeks can’t use iTunes, the App Store, PayPal and more thanks to the financial crisis
Greece has a lot of problems right now as a result of the debt crisis, but
Dr. Dre’s new Beats 1 radio show ‘The Pharmacy’ debuts tomorrow
Dr. Dre is making his presence felt on Apple Music. In addition to allowing the service to stream his album ‘The Chronic’,
13 tips for shooting low light photos on your phone like a pro
With July 4th coming up, you’ll want to make sure you can eke the best out of your phone’s camera
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Happy Independence Day From Re/code: Here Are Some Patriotic GIFs!
Oh, say can you see, by the GIFs loading time?
Will You Be Paying for That With Cash or Selfie?
Passwords may be a pain, but are selfies even more painful?
VR and Venice — Coming to a Gondola Near You if the Tourism Industry Has Its Way
People always say, Where are you? and not, What are you looking at?
UberPOP Suspends Service in France After Backlash Threatens Drivers’ Safety
Frances angry taxi drivers have spooked Uber into retreat, for now.
Hollywood VR Darling Kite & Lightning Is Moving to Paris
VR is a contact religion -- but VRs next sermon will take nine months to write.
Coming Out as Transgender to Two Million Teens — With a Text
The nonprofit DoSomething sends helpful text messages to teens. This one was personal.
Apple Music’s Beats 1 Is Like Radio Before It Sucked
Apples radio station recalls an older era, when listeners all tuned in to the same program.
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Structure 2015
Meet the innovators and thinkers who are building infrastructure for the next decade. Join us for Structure 2015 to hear the biggest names in cloud make predictions and forecasts about our future.
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
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Oculus Will Let You Grab Virtual Reality With Both Hands
In its bid to break into the mainstream, virtual reality tech company Oculus VRannounced a brand-new wireless gesture-based controller, the Oculus Touch, at a press event Thursday in San Francisco. See also: Oculus And Microsoft Team Up To Dominate Virtual-Reality GamingThe new
Oculus And Microsoft Team Up To Dominate Virtual-Reality Gaming
At a press event in San Francisco Thursday, Facebooks Oculus VR unit announced a hardware and software partnership with Microsoft to help bring its virtual-reality wares to market.First, well see a wireless Xbox One controller and PC adapter packed into
Google Slides Shows Off Chromecast And AirPlay Support
Google’s Slides app learned a new trick Tuesday, as it now features support for Googles Chromecast streaming stick and AirPlay devices like Apple TV. Giving a presentation is anxiety-inducing enough without adding the pressure of trying to get
Why Apple's Letting Developers Test Apps On 100 Apple TVs
Although there was no new Apple TV announcement at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday, that doesnt mean Apple has ignored its streaming set-top box. In fact, it just increased the number of TV devices developers could test their apps, boosting
Who's Making Money With Pinterest's Buyable Pins?
PayPal and Stripe are in a knock-down, drag-out battle for every big e-commerce apps business.So on some level, it wasnt surprising to see both Stripe and PayPals Braintree unit involved in Pinterests new Buyable Pins feature, which will soon allow
Unity Dives Into The Rift With Virtual Reality Tools
As the virtual reality boom draws near, developers have to adjust to a new software-making reality. Fortunately, game companies joining the ranks are bringing new tools with them specifically for creators of games and apps. The latest: Unity Technologies. See also:
Microsoft's Massive Surface Hub Opens For Orders July 1
Start making space in your conference rooms, IT managers: Microsoft will open its monster Surface Hub for orders on July 1.See also: Holograms! Also, What Else Microsoft Announced At Its Windows 10 EventEssentially an oversized, touch-friendly tablet,
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Empty stomach, poor decisions
Entrepreneurial lore is rife with odes to hunger as a foundational necessity of success. Hungry founders are commended as the ones desperate enough to do whatever it takes. Hustle the gullible, bend the law, persevere through endless death marches. Whatever
Finding the voice of The Distance
We introduced The Distance podcast in February as a companion to our longform written stories about businesses that have stood the test of time. In just a few months, we’ve learned an incredible amount about creating audio narratives and had
Hitting our stride with Android
Over the past few months, our newly minted Android team (Jamie, Jay, and myself) has been hard at work on some shiny new Android stuff. And while we can’t share it yet (soon, I promise!), we’ve learned a lot about
The special recipe for DELIGHT
Delight is a word interaction designers have been throwing around for the past couple of years. Some people think it’s an overblown buzzword, while others believe it’s a subject worthy of an entire conference.One part of “designing delight” is about
Please allow me to re-introduce myself
On March 20, 2007, Highrise, Basecamp's simple CRM tool, was launched to the public. Three years later, Highrise for the iPhone was released. Over the years, Highrise has received upgrades and improvements, but it needed a new home and dedicated
I’ve been a vocal critic of Android for years. Compared to the glorious polish, consistency, and coherence of Apple’s iOS, Google’s sprawling, inconsistent, and incomplete operating system always felt less. Yes, occasional rays of brilliance, but a sum less of
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
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Four short links: 3 July 2015
The Storage Tipping Point -- the performance optimization technologies of the last decade – log structured file systems, coalesced writes, out-of-place updates and, soon, byte-addressable NVRAM – are conflicting with similar-but-different techniques used in SSDs and arrays. The software we
To create the future we want, we need more moonshots
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 episode, Tim OReilly sits down
Why data preparation frameworks rely on human-in-the-loop systems
As I’ve written in previous posts, data preparation and data enrichment are exciting areas for entrepreneurs, investors, and researchers. Startups like Trifacta, Tamr, Paxata, Alteryx, and CrowdFlower continue to innovate and
Four short links: 2 July 2015
How Not to be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking (Amazon) -- Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire,
Four short links: 1 July 2015
Google Dev Apologies After Photos App Tags Black People as Gorillas (Ars Technica) -- this is how you recover from a unequivocally horrendous mistake.IRS Finally Agrees to Release Non-Profit Records (BoingBoing) -- Today, the IRS released a statement saying theyre
Learn a C-style language
You have a lot of choices when youre picking a programming language to learn. If you look around the web development world, youll see a lot of JavaScript. At universities and
Battery performance in Android M
It has been a long held personal belief that most battery drain issues on smartphone devices are due to applications that are improperly tuned. I work very closely with mobile developers
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Plex Launches Plex Connect Open Integration Framework
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.
How Pixel Lab Used Microsoft Edge to Build a Flight Simulator
Several of Microsoft Edge’s platform features were showcased recently during Microsoft’s Build conference. According to a post on the Microsoft Edge Dev Blog, Pixel Lab created a flight simulator using features of the new
Daily API RoundUp: Yammer, Medable, Google Distance Matrix Libraries
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.
Thomson Reuters Launches Open Source Market Data APIs
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.
Uber’s API Affiliate Program Now Pays Developers in Cash
10 Tips To Becoming A Better Programmer
Becoming a complete programmer involves building experience across a range of development tasks, including algorithms, data structure and OOPS, to name a few, over many years.
Yelp Announces API Console and Will Soon End V1 Endpoints
As Yelp prepares to end version 1 of the Yelp API, the local business data provider announced an API console that allows developers to explore response details returned by the API without writing any code.
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