Social Shopping App Depop Raises $8M, Hires Ex-Reddit GM To Break Into US Market
 While eBay tries to get more social and local, and Pinterest deepens is position in e-commerce, a new mobile app out of London is building out a platform that combines
With $1.75M In Funding, MaestroIQ Promises Smart Recommendations For Mobile Marketers
 When you talk to ad tech and analytics companies, one thing you hear over and over again is the promise to deliver recommendations that marketers can act on, rather than overwhelming
Why The Least-Talked-About Aspect Of The Dish Sling TV Is The Most Important One
 Among the many new technology products and services revealed at this year’s CES, perhaps none has gotten more press coverage than Dish’s new Sling TV service. As multiple outlets have reported,
Swipe Raises $6.5M To Combine Tinder And Photo Sharing Clichés Into Something Cool
 What if you swiped through Instagram rather than scrolling? What if posts were anonymous until you commented and the author replied? What if you’re already too old to know what kids
Reddit Complied With 58% Of User Info Requests, 31% Of Takedown Notices In 2014
 Reddit just released its first transparency report, outlining at the requests for user information and for content takedown that it received in 2014. Not surprisingly, the report doesn’t go into detail about
Now You Can Order Postmates From Your Browser
Today, instant-delivery startup Postmates brought its app from mobile to the web. The move helps those on Windows Phone, Blackberry, or even those on iOS and Android but too lazy to pick up their phone to order. (Several TechCrunchers in the
FullContact Raises $7 Million, Rolls Out A New Universal Contacts App For iOS
 FullContact, a company offering a range of solutions for contact management for both consumers and developers alike, has raised an additional $7 million in Series B funding, it announced this morning alongside the
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New footage reveals GoPro's upcoming HD slow-motion update
GoPro is about to upgrade its slow-mo capabilitiesGizmodos Brent Rose posted this first look, above, at an upcoming firmware update for the GoPro Hero4 that will
You can now order Postmates delivery from your web browser
Unlike, say, food delivery services like Seamless or Peapod, Postmates delivers almost everything, from a slice of pizza to an iPhone case or a medical prescription.If
Free Microsoft Office apps are now officially available on Android tablets
Android tablet users now have full-fledged Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps — for free.The beta versions of the Android apps have already been available in preview
Verizon customers will have to pay more to upgrade or add a new line
While T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint are all busy trying to convince customers that they have the best rate plans, Verizon is taking a slightly different approach.
Making GIFs just got easier with Imgur's new GIF creation tool
Making GIFs just got a whole lot easier.Imgur, the free image- and GIF-hosting website released its new GIF creation tool on Thursday called Video to GIF
Just how big is the Apple Pay mobile payment pie?
Apple Pay, as Tim Cook told us during Apple’s earning call on Tuesday, is already posting some pretty impressive usage numbers.Apple Pay makes up more than
Qantas is going to have Samsung virtual reality on its flights
Australias national airline, Qantas, announced Thursday it will start using Samsungs virtual reality device, Gear VR, on some of its flights.The company said in a statement
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Relive your Ikea nightmares with the Höme Improvisåtion furniture assembly game
Your Android phone can now unlock your Chromebook
You can now unlock your Chromebook with your Android phone using Smart Lock. It’s sort of like magic. Before you start waving your phone around
Facebook launches tips for places to compete against Yelp and Foursquare
Facebook is about to become a more serious competitor to Yelp and Foursquare. Now when you walk into a business, the suitably named “Place
Google is using synthetic skin to help create an early detection system for cancer
In addition to making driverless cars and weird headgear, the Google X labs also has a life sciences department where the company is working on an early detection system for cancer. The Atlantic got a look inside the lab and
FullContact’s new app will clean up and improve your iPhone’s contacts list
FullContact has today released an iOS app designed to keep Gmail users’ iPhone’s contacts in sync and up-to-date. In fact, it’s not quite
You can now order Postmates from your computer
Postmates makes it easy to order food from your smartphone or tablet. But sometimes it would be easier to use your computer to have delicious foods delivered
Reddit’s first transparency report shows it complied with just 32 user info requests in 2014
Reddit has released its first transparency report for the service, providing insight into the amount of user information requests
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Nintendo’s YouTube Revenue-Sharing Policy Is Here — With Lots of Strings Attached.
Nintendo gets to approve the videos, and some popular games are off-limits.
Major League Soccer Will Sell Its Own Games Online This Year — Which Means ESPN Won’t
But ESPN still plans on selling basketball games online. And probably cricket, too.
Viacom’s Nickelodeon Plans Subscription Video Service
Add Nickelodeon to the list of TV networks planning a direct-to-consumer subscription video service.
U.S. Prepared to Drop Insider Trading Charges in IBM Deal: Filing
Prosecutors intend to drop the charges, saying the evidence falls short of the appellate courts standards.
Twitch’s Monthly Viewers More Than Doubled (Again) in 2014
Thats a lot more than the 4.7 million gamers YouTube was claiming a few years ago.
Apple Gains as Samsung Drops in Smartphone Race
It wasnt just Apple. Chinas Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo all posted significant year-over-year increases.
HBO Tech Executives Leave Ahead of Internet Launch as Network’s Strategy Changes
The CTO resigned in December; two senior vice presidents on the technology team are also leaving.
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Google to release Nexus Player in Japan next month
Googles Nexus Player wont be exclusive to North America for much longer: The device will start selling in Japan next month, and other international rollouts may not be far behind. Google…
This is the year we find out whether new media can scale or not
Investment funds and traditional media entities have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into new-media entities like Vice, BuzzFeed, Vox and Business Insider over the past six months, but will these…
Advantages of Software-defined Storage in Petabyte-scale Environments
Separating hardware from software allows the end user to tailor the best possible configuration at the minimum price and operational costs.
4 Essentials for Managing Multiple Methodologies in the Enterprise
Agile methodologies have had tremendous success in task-oriented teams and are are increasing their penetration into the enterprise. Still, Agile is just a tool, and not all projects, business processes, and…
How AI can help build a universal real-time translator
The breakthroughs in natural language processing and machine translation brought by deep learning might enable us to build a trope of science-fiction books -- a universal real-time translator that fits within…
Kayak adds Cuba to its flight and hotel search
A sign that U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba are easing: Travel site Kayak now lets users find flights from the U.S. to the island and browse 300 hotels. The move comes a month…
BAM! The FCC just defined broadband as 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up
The Federal Communications Commission just took a bold step and redefined broadband as 25 Mbps for downstream speeds and 3 Mbps for upstream speeds a move FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler had…
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Don't Look Now, But Deep Linking Just Got Hot
Suppose the only way to get to this article—yes, the one youre reading—was to first visit readwrite.com and then trust that you could locate it using the sites navigation tools. Odds are good that youd be somewhere else
How Big Data Could Limit Super Bowl Sticker Shock
Guest author Alex Salkever is the head of product marketing and business development at Silk.co.Andrew Kitchell is from Seattle and is the co-founder of PriceMethod, a startup that helps AirBnB and HomeAway hosts price their properties. His co-founder Joe Fraiman is
App Revenues Are Booming—But Perhaps Not For Long
Former Facebook executive Jeff Hammerbacher once lamented that The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. I wonder if it would make him feel any better to know that a
How A Linux "Ghost" Spooked The Security World
A vulnerability in a widely used component of many Linux distributions could allow remote attackers to take control of a system. Researchers at Qualys have dubbed it Ghost since it can be triggered by the gethost functions
5 Reasons Your Company Should Open Source More Code
Given intense competition for the worlds best engineering talent, can your company really afford to lock up its code behind proprietary licenses? Sure, if youre in the business of selling software, giving it all away may not
This Startup Wants To Lock Up Your Collaborations
If security is the first, second and third priority for your business, then does a Vancouver startup have a collaboration suite for you.Witkit, founded three years ago by serial entrepreneur Sean Merat, aims to offer multiple enterprise software
The Apple Watch Is Coming In April
Apple Watch fitness run summaryApple CEO Tim Cook disclosed Tuesday that the highly anticipated Apple Watch will begin shipping in April.Last September, when Apple introduced the wearable gadget, its first, the company promised it would ship in
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Asking why
Last week I asked a question on Twitter: If you have a personal website, why do you have it?Some people used their site as a hub that collects their online identities. Others liked to fiddle with web tech or writing.
Lead Android at Basecamp!
We’re looking for a programmer to lead us on Android and push us further into the platform. This is a unique opportunity: we don’t hire often! We’ve got a serious foothold in the
Effort in the Application: sites that got our attention and got Basecampers their jobs
We’re really proud of the small-but-mighty team we’ve built here at Basecamp. Hiring is hard. Likewise, landing a great job is hard. In a sea of resumes, effort rises to the top.Here are a few of the websites and commissioned
Sometimes there really is an easy button
For a long time, I was frankly somewhat dogmatic about the tools I used to analyze data: Give me a SQL connection, R, and my trusty calculator and that’s all I need. If I need to make a report, I’ll
One of Basecamp's Water Coolers is a chatroom dedicated to pets
As you can see from Dan’s post, lots of us are animal lovers. Back when I lived in Chicago, a few of us would take turns hosting a workday that we would call “Bring Your Work to Day.”When Ann, Sam,
Strategies for getting feedback (and not hating it)
Recently my team has been working on core improvements for Basecamp. We planned to move quickly on a range of projects, and we wanted to make sure everyone at the company stayed in the loop. Plus, our company is full
Do you have to love what you do?
Attend enough startup conferences or listen to enough motivational speakers and you’ll hear one piece of advice repeated over and over again: You’ve got to love what you do! If you don’t love what you do, you might as well
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A human-centered approach to data-driven design
This week on the O’Reilly Radar Podcast, O’Reilly’s Roger Magoulas talks with Arianna McClain, a senior hybrid design researcher at IDEO, about storytelling through data; the interdependent nature of qualitative and quantitative data; and the human-centered, data-driven design approach at
The evolution of GraphLab
Editor’s note: Carlos Guestrin will be part of the team teaching Large-scale Machine Learning Day at Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose. Visit the Strata + Hadoop World website for more information on the program.I only really started playing
Four short links: 29 January 2015
ShmooCon 2015 Videos — videos to security talks from ShmooCon 2015.Comcast (Github) — Comcast is a tool designed to simulate common network problems like latency, bandwidth restrictions, and dropped/reordered/corrupted packets. On BSD-derived systems such as OSX, we use tools like
Four short links: 28 January 2015
Note and Vote (Google Ventures) — nifty meeting hack to surface ideas and identify popular candidates to a decision maker.Applying Psychology to Improve Online Behaviour — online game runs massive experiments (w/researchers to validate findings) to improve the behaviour of
Avoid disruption through exploration
Businesses have always come and gone, but these days it seems that companies can fall from market dominance to bankruptcy in the blink of an eye. Kodak, Blockbuster and HMV are
Four short links: 27 January 2015
Decentralised Autonomous Corporations — Charlie Stross’s near-future fiction of Accelerando comes closer to reality: Malice – revenge for waking him up – sharpens Manfred’s voice. “The president of agalmic.holdings.root.184.97.AB5 is agalmic.holdings.root.184.97.201. The secretary is agalmic.holdings.root.184.D5, and the chair is agalmic.holdings.root.184.E8.FF.
It’s not just about Hadoop core anymore
Data is deluging today’s enterprise organizations from ever-expanding sources and in ever-expanding formats. To gain insight from this valuable resource, organizations have been adopting Apache Hadoop with increasing momentum. Now, the most successful players in big data enterprise are no
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Coinding Hackathon Encourages Bitcoin Game Development
Coinding is launching a Bitcoin GameDev Hackathon that focuses on promoting the inclusion of bitcoin in gaming. The contest is open to anyone, as long as the game entries use blockchain technology in some way.
NFL Mobile App Vulnerability Poses Threat To Super Bowl Fans' Personal Data
TomTom's New API Crowdsources Map Updates
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Java Security Improvements Shift Cybercrime Elsewhere
For years, Java took it on the chin in terms of its security reputation when deployed inside a browser. But a new report issued by Cisco finds that the number of Java exploits has actually decreased by 34%, mainly because
How Kimono Fills Need For API-Second Design And Transformation-As-A-Service
EchoSign Adds New Digital Signatures APIs
Adobe has released a new version of its e-signature solution, EchoSign, which includes Microsoft 365 integration and a set of new APIs.
Google Container Registry Allows Secure Hosting of Docker Images
Google last week announced the beta release of Google Container Registry, a service for secure hosting, sharing and management of private container repositories.
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