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The Big Picture On Digital Receipts
 What’s happening with digital receipts? The answer to that is – a lot. The last five years or so have seen an explosion of ideas surrounding the capture, management and
SchoolMint Takes $2.2 Million To Make School Enrollment Easier
 Startups have raised millions of dollars to improve every aspect of the classroom experience, but now there’s one focused on making it easier to actually enroll kids in schools.San Francisco-based SchoolMint, a
Super Early Data Suggests iPhone 6 Is Outselling 6 Plus By A Lot
 What’s going to sell better — the big ol’ iPhone 6, or the friggin’ huge iPhone 6 Plus? The data is really, REALLY early (the phone has only been on the shelves
Super Early Data Suggests iPhone 6 Is Outselling 6 Plus By A Lot
 What’s going to sell better — the big ol’ iPhone 6, or the friggin’ huge iPhone 6 Plus? The data is really, REALLY early (the phone has only been on the shelves
Bitcoin Slips Back Under $400
 After a steady decline from former, mid-year highs, bitcoin is now back under the $400 mark. The cryptocurrency hit that mark in April, at which point TechCrunch pointed out that the stuff
Rumor: Oculus Will Unveil A Handheld Virtual Reality Controller At Its Conference
 Oculus‘ headset lets you look around virtual reality but requires integrations with unofficial controllers to move an avatar, fire weapons, or input other commands. But at tomorrow’s Oculus Connect virtual
The $300 Headband That Gamifies Your Moment Of Zen
 The Muse brain-training headband promises to help you reduce stress and anxiety in just three minutes a day. I went with our TechCrunch TV crew to chat with Muse co-founder and CEO
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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
iPhone 6 Plus Teardown Reveals a Battery Nearly as Big as an iPhone 5S
You know the drill, folks: A new iPhone comes out, and within hours, it has been torn to pieces by the folks at iFixit.More precisely, were
The iPhone 6 Chaos Could Be the Biggest Crowds Since the First iPhone
The thermometer read 54 degrees Fahrenheit on the street outside Apple’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Store in New York City, but gusting 21 mph winds made it
9 Flashy Camera Accessories for the iPhone 6
With the launch of the iPhone 6 comes a flood of accessoriesThe new smartphones camera is impressive on its own, but there are several ways to
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8 affordable tools to help optimize for conversion and understand your users better
Paul Rogers works as Digital Marketing Manager for The Inviqa Group and is also the founder of MageSEO. Conversion rate optimization (CRO)
Pinterest plans to help advertisers track performance of Promoted Pins, serve ads based on pinn(...)
Pinterest today shared its latest plans for Promoted Pins, the social network’s advertising and monetization scheme. The company
5 analog approaches to unconventional photography
Lindsay Comstock is a New York-based writer, photographer, and editor. Her work has appeared in publications including American Photo, PDN and Rangefinder, and in her own image-based projects. This
Seven years later, Netflix is finally headed to Linux
In 2007, Netflix introduced video streaming to computer browsers. But not all operating systems got to enjoy the straight-to-DVD movies, Linux was noticeably absent. Now, seven years later and it looks like the open-source operating system is finally getting official
Vodafone buys 140 Phones4u stores, expects to hire 900 former employees
Vodafone has swooped in and bought 140 of the stores left behind by
Alibaba kicks off its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, trading at $92.70 per share
Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse, started trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today at a price of $92.70 per share. The company set its initial public offering (IPO) at $68 per share on Thursday, which would put it on
Sunrise for Android now supports push for Google Calendar, integrates Trello and Todoist dates
Sunrise is one of the best third-party calendar apps and today, it just got a little better for the Android community. The app now supports push for Google Calendar, which should ensure any changes you make in the Web, Mac
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Microsoft Delays Chinese Xbox One Launch to “End of This Year”
The Xbox One had been scheduled to launch in China this month, but Microsoft and its Chinese partner BesTV will “need more a bit more time,” according to a company statement. The console has now been pushed back to launch
Inside Alibaba’s Lavish IPO After-Party — Video! Audio! Photos! Shrimp!
Bonus: Audio of Jack Mas welcome speech. Also: Oysters!
Tim Attacks, Google Guys React! (Comic)
Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac & Snaggy.
Joe Green Pushed Out at FWD.us
Joe Green, the president of FWD.us, has resigned from the political organization that is backed by such tech luminaries as Mark Zuckerberg. According to a “confidential” email that Zuckerberg sent out earlier today to its major contributors, it looks like
The New Normal: Business Understanding
The cloud opens the door to bringing together structured and semi-structured data into business understanding.
Judge Awards $40.7 Million in SEC Case Over Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme
The collective loss to investors was close to $150 million.
Founder Institute Opens Palo Alto HQ, Hosts Unicorn Theme Party
And the cupcakes? I cant even.
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Sean Parker’s Airtime shut down its web-based video chat this summer, and no one even noticed
Remember Airtime? The Sean Parker-led startup finally shut down its web app during the last few weeks, and no one seems to have noticed.
Dad can use Facebook to serve child support papers, judge rules
Times are changing. For the first time, a New York state judge ruled that Facebook is an acceptable way to serve legal papers.
From Steve Jobs costumes to Batman: What the launch of the iPhone 6 looked like worldwide
You get an iPhone! And you get an iPhone!
GSM Nation finally launches its MVNO selling budget smartphone plans
Two years is quite the delay, but GSM Nation hasnt merely been dawdling. The new MVNO, US Mobile, is the product of two years of learning from GSM Nations MVNO partners,…
Mirantis wants to part ways with Red Hat and it’s easy to see why
More OpenStack follies: Last year, Red Hat invested in Mirantis, then things went sideways and the two companies were more enemies than partners which made everything awkward.
What does the rise of brand journalism mean? For one thing, it means journalists have to up the(...)
What happens when brands become media entities in their own right, with all the same tools for reaching readers or viewers? Journalists and traditional media outlets have to try harder to…
A 3D printer will make its way to the International Space Station tonight
A 3D printer could save astronauts in an emergency by providing access to a specialized tool they never thought they would need. Made in Space will use what it learns from…
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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
Twitter Debuts New Mobile Profiles For iPhone
Your Twitter profile is going to look a bit different to users on iPhones. On Thursday, Twitter rolled out a new look for user profiles on iPhones that puts user information—including profile photo, about section, and tabs for
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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 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
Follow These Simple Design Rules to Make Your API More Usable
Our biggest business at SDK Bridge is documenting other companies’ APIs. This has given us a chance to examine a large number of APIs in detail and to see which design patterns have emerged. If you use these design patterns
How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Remote Team
Outsourcing can save money and speed up the pace of development — in theory. But the theory often breaks down in practice because it can be very hard to manage a remote team.It’s easy to be frustrated or even threatened
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