Sell your clothing and electronics with these apps
 Are you looking to clean out your closet and make money while doing it? You no longer have to haul your used items to a consignment shop. A number of apps
Why image recognition is about to transform business
 From programs that help the visually impaired and safety features in cars that detect large animals to auto-organizing untagged photo collections and extracting business insights from socially shared pictures, the benefits
Review: Grenco Science’s G-Pen Elite is the best vape of its kind
 The fascination and rapid development of portable vaporizers for ground, plant-based material is hard to ignore, if you’re not living under a rock. Read More
New initiatives emerge to help refugees
 Prompted by the ongoing refugee crisis affecting much of the western world, new initiatives have emerged to provide solutions to the many challenges facing the beleaguered masses. In a sea of
According to its cofounder and CEO Snapchat is mainly “a camera company”
 While Snapchat Stories may be the feature that brings the company the revenue model it needs to validate its $16 billion valuation, and while the ephemeral messaging feature may be what
Kindle Oasis is beautiful, pricey and still not like reading a book
 I’ve spent the last week trying to pretend the new Kindle Oasis is the same as reading a real book. It’s not. I love books. I love Kindle’s e-readers and
Gillmor Gang: iPad Prose
 The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Frank Radice, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 29, 2016. Apple dips and Twitter flutters, but the Gang
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Samsung 'Bedtime VR Stories' might be the perfect remote parenting app
One of the most overlooked aspects of the emerging virtual reality space is its ability to bring people who are located many miles apart together in
Puma training robot lets you compete against Usain Bolt's championship records
Sports apparel brands are increasingly finding ways to create wearable tech that enhances the training experience, but one new piece of technology takes that dynamic to
Samsung 'Bedtime VR Stories' might be the perfect remote parenting app
One of the most overlooked aspects of the emerging virtual reality space is its ability to bring people who are located many miles apart together in
Puma training robot lets you compete against Usain Bolt's championship records
Sports apparel brands are increasingly finding ways to create wearable tech that enhances the training experience, but one new piece of technology takes that dynamic to
5 can't-miss apps: Rex, Kamcord, 'Loop Mania' and more
With Apple and Facebook both dropping their latest earnings reports and new rumors around the next generation Apple Watch, you may have missed some of this
This smart collar delivers the dumb idea of giving your cat a human voice
Because your cat doesnt already hate you enough, why not strap a gadget around its neck and give it even more reasons to look upon your
Apple Watch hack lets you put Windows 95 on your wrist
We love to see examples of how powerful current everyday technology is compared to the tech of just a few decades ago, but this might be
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8 things I learned in 7 years writing for The Next Web
Today is my final day writing for The Next Web before I embark on something new. Late May will mark seven years since my first ever article was published. It was about the launch of Google
How confidence affects your creativity
Chutzpah, pluck, or just blind faith in your creative idea – whatever you call it, self-confidence is essential if you’re going to put your writing out there. But confidence alone won’t mean your idea will see
Supercharge your resume with the Ultimate SQL Bootcamp
Professionals of virtually any field can significantly sharpen their resumés and expand employment opportunities with acquired mastery of SQL, the database communication language which enables businesses of all sizes to efficiently manage and deliver information throughout
Shoot and edit like a pro with the Adobe Digital Photography Training bundle
If you take pride in your photography or you’d like to learn how to master the tools and techniques of the pros, TNW Deals has an incredible offer to put you on the fast track to
Gone for Good makes giving items to charity as easy as using Uber
You know those old clothes, DVDs or books you’ve been meaning to give away to charity? I bet you haven’t done it, because it’s such a hassle when you’ve got other priorities in life. An app
You’re good to go with these 6 travel and transport startups
Every year, The Next Web holds hundreds of interviews with young startups in order to shortlist the cream of the crop and invite them to Boost, our early-stage growth program at TNW Conference. The applications for
98 lifestyle and work resources for digital nomads
I’m often asked what apps, services, and tools I use to lead my location-independent life. I’d like to emphasize one thing – it’s not about the tools, it’s about your results, personal preference, and efficiency. If you
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Take a flyover construction tour of Apple’s new $5 billion HQ
A new ariel video shows off a huge fitness facility and also tunnels.
With the Model 3, will Tesla’s cult-like following stay that way?
With its first mass-market vehicle, Tesla will soon see its once-exclusive network of owners expand.
Icahn: We’re out of Apple, and it’s China’s fault
He said we no longer have a position in the great company where Tim Cook is doing a great job.
Activists urge Google: ‘Don’t be evil, #DumpTrump’
We think this is the moment to stand up and show leadership, says Color of Changes Arisha Hatch.
Priceline CEO quits over personal relationship with employee
Former CEO and current chairman Jeffery Boyd will serve as interim CEO.
The future of food and cars is on the Code agenda with Brown, Crenn, Liu and Tan
The future of food and cars is on the agenda at the annual tech and media conference.
Venmo is growing ridiculously fast
But can the money-transfer service make money for PayPal?
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Bob Metcalfe to Keynote at Gigaom Change in Austin
One of the nice things about the Internet Age being relatively new is that many of its earliest pioneers are not only…
A new era at Google? Hardware moving to the foreground?
Yes, I am breaking one of my own unwritten rules: putting two question marks in a post title. But this story warrants…
Everything You Know About the Stack is About to Change
I am at the OpenStack Summit here in Austin and the announcements and releases keep rolling out, illustrating that the growing OpenStack…
Mobile Strategy and ROI Calculation
When it comes to developing a successful mobile strategy, and building a long-lasting relationship with customers, a CMO is often faced with…
The Symbiotic Relationship of the OSI Model and Application Performance
It’s no secret that Application Performance Monitoring (APM) is becoming a critical competency in today’s enterprise networks. After all, so many enterprises…
Hotels are getting over the millennials and returning to basics, at last
It seems like millennia since hotel chains have been trying to tailor new ‘experiences’ that line up with carefully researched millennial leanings.…
Blockchains: The Next Generation of the Secure Web
Perhaps BITCOIN’s greatest gift to the web is not the disruptive nature of a digital currency, but the platform used to build…
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Is smart tech “a solution looking for a problem?”
Smart cities are becoming all the more common, but not everyone is impressed. Maarten Hajer, chief curator of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016, said
Tyfone and MIT partners in IoT security hack ridealong
Digital security solutions firm Tyfone is launching a new challenge at MIT focused on Internet of
Are wearables really a health risk?
With the popularity of health wearables on the rise, many consumers have shown concern over their possible negative impacts on health. Like with vaccines or other medical controversies,
Cypress to acquire Broadcom’s IoT business for $550 million
Semiconductor firm Cypress has announced a $550 million acquisition of Broadcom’s Internet of Things (IoT) division. It comes on the
Qualcomm sees IoT and 5G driving European DSM
For Europe to remain a technological leader it needs to ensure the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G systems are allowed to become the foundation that future wireless
Tata Group working on industrial – and yoga – wearables
Indian conglomerate Tata Group has announced plans to launch two wearables in the near future – one focused on crane
Can the Internet of Things turn back climate change?
The Internet of Things is set to revolutionize most industries, installing sensors to capture and analyze more data,
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Mickey D’s
What startups and small business owners can learn from the giant’s strugglesContinue reading on Medium »
You play like you practice
Back in high school my track coach would often get on me about my sloppy block practice. He’d say “You aren’t setting up in the blocks…Continue reading on Medium »
Feature Flags
Highrise has been around since 2007 and we have many loyal customers who have stuck with us from the beginning. So you can imagine how…Continue reading on Medium »
A cocktail for putting dents in the universe
Ignorance is a powerful catalyst for “unrealistic” dreams and ambitions. If you don’t know how hard something is going to be, you’re less…Continue reading on Medium »
Launch: Know Your Company moves to self-signup!
About three years ago, Basecamp built Know Your Company to solve their own growing pains as a company. The tool helped their partners…Continue reading on Medium »
Why I don’t worry about our app’s negative reviews
Our happiest customers are most likely our quietest customersContinue reading on Medium »
If we had a Roadmap . . .
Some examples of emails we get about our product roadmap at Highrise:Continue reading on Medium »
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Four short links: 29 April 2016
OpenAI Gym -- A toolkit for developing and comparing reinforcement learning algorithms. It supports teaching agents everything from walking to playing games like Pong or Go.Open Xamarin -- the Xamarin tools are now all MIT-licensed, after the Microsoft acquisition. And
Four short links: 28 April 2016
The Shape of Things (Tom Coates) -- In fact it’s this problem of what’s most intuitive that gives me most pause for tangible computing generally. The assumption from many of these thinkers is that making an interface that’s physical makes
Four short links: 27 April 2016
Idea Space VR -- CMS for VR worlds published on the open web.Does Science Advance One Funeral At a Time? (PDF) -- answer: yes. Research shows that when alpha scientists die, their collaborators wither and the field blooms. (via Roger
Four short links: 26 April 2016
Driverless Trucking Numbers (TechCrunch) -- $4.5k to truck something across country, 75% of which is labour. Trucks most fuel-efficient at 45mph but drivers are paid by the hour and their hours capped at 11/day. More truck drivers killed on the job
Four short links: 25 April 2016
Making Movies with Virtual Reality -- As Julia Kaganskiy, who runs an art-and-technology incubator at the New Museum, put it, “We’re watching the semiotics come together in front of our eyes.”A Methodology for Retiring Products -- if youre any good,
Four short links: 22 April 2016
Why The Unicorn Financing Market Just Became Dangeorus to Everyone -- read with Fortunes take on the Tech IPO Market. They profess to take a long-term view, but the data shows post-IPO stocks are very volatile in the case of
Four short links: 21 April 2016
Bribing Miners to Regulate Bitcoin -- interesting! A somewhat conspiracy-theoretical take on an MIT proposal to layer identity onto Bitcoin. Features repurposed DRM tech, no less.Tesla Model X Quality Issues (Consumer Reports) -- hardware is hard.Data Proofer -- open source
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7 Deadly Sins of a Microservices Architecture
At the end of 2014, Tareq Abedrabbo, CTO of OpenCredo, published a post titled “The Seven Deadly Sins of Microservices“ in which he identified seven common anti-patterns of developing in a microservices architecture. In January 2016, Danial Bryant from Voxxed
Daily API RoundUp: Tonzy, eSign Genie, PersistIQ, Slurplick, Gophish, Simple Movies API
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.
EveryMatrix Updates Web API to Include Native Mobile Support
EveryMatrix announced the upcoming release of its new Web API. The updated API allows the platform to service mobile content. Accordingly, users can supply gaming content to native mobile apps.
How Government Meddling and Regulation is Impacting the API Economy
Mark Twain once said: “The mania for giving the Government the power to meddle with the private affairs of cities or citizens is likely to cause endless trouble”. If this is true, at the heart of this “endless trouble” is
Emirates Launches IATA NDC Compliant B2B API
Emirates joins others in the airline industry with its launch of its IATA NDC compliant Emirates Online B2B API. The API allows distribution partners to connect to Emirates host reservation system.
Daily API RoundUp: Google Consumer Surveys, Be Like Bill, Vendasta, MediaMath, Reckon One
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.
How to Create a Text-to-Speech Audio Broadcast with PubNub and Raspberry Pi
According to Gartner, there will be nearly 21 billion devices connected to the Internet by the year 2020. That’s a lot of devices. While I have no doubt these predictions are reasonably correct, that doesn’t make it any easier to
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