The Return Of Reddit’s /r/Technology Is “Certainly Possible”
 A whole department of Reddit was demoted this week, with the /r/Technology subreddit being removed from the Reddit homepage and the default subreddit subscription feed. Earlier today
Gillmor Gang Live 04.23.14
 Gillmor Gang - Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Michael Arrington, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 5pm Pacific. Click here for the Friendfeed chat Read More
Vevo Releases New iOS App With A Real-Time Feed And Live Vevo TV Streams
 Music video distributor Vevo just launched an “>update to its iOS app today, providing users a new, regularly updated home page, as well as access to the company’s live, programmed
The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules Will Brutalize The Internet
 The FCC will propose new net neutrality rules that at once protect content from discrimination, but also allow content companies to pay for preferential treatment. The news,
Google, AT&T, Verizon And Comcast Each Spent More Than $3M In Q1 Lobbying Congress
 The dollars flowing into the Capitol from tech companies are showing little signs of abatement: Google spent $3.8 million on lobbying in the first quarter, AT&T $3.7
Apple Sold 20 Million Apple TVs And Is Now Far From A Hobby
 The Apple TV continues to gain traction despite little effort from Apple. On today’s financial earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has sold 20
Apple CEO Tim Cook Lauds Office On iPad, Chides Microsoft For Not Delivering It Earlier
 Apple CEO Tim Cook took time to answer a question about Microsoft Office for iPad arriving this past month, and his answer was surprisingly long. “I do see that Office is a
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These Musical Drones Are More Talented Than Justin Bieber
Even the most skilled guitar god has nothing on these dronesKMel Robotics created a swarm of flying hexrotors to play some sweet music. The perfectly synchronized
Instagram's Explore Tab: Now Tailored to You
Instagram has made a small but significant change to its app that makes photo and video discovery a more personal experience.The company has tweaked the algorithm
Siri Could Be Coming to Apple TV
Siri, play Game of Thrones. This could soon be a reality, according to recent reports that suggest Apple may be bringing its digital assistant to the
Samsung Tablets Overtake Kindle Fire in North America: Study
Samsung is selling a lot of tablets in the United States and Canada, a new study suggests. Samsung products were the most popular type of Android
'Bing in the Classroom' Filters Web Search for Students
As more U.S. schools look to incorporate the Internet into lesson plans, Microsoft is rolling out a program that lets students surf and search the web
Google Street View Now Has a 'Time Machine' Feature
You can now use Google Street Viewto explore locations all over the world, including some of the top zoos, national parks and even the ocean floor.With
Travel Back 50 Years to 1964 New York World's Fair
In 1964, the New York Worlds Fair opened with radical technologies and dazzling futuristic displays.Fifty-one million visitors descended on Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, N.Y. over
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Vevo launches a completely redesigned iOS app, emphasizing discovery and playlists
Last month we were given an early look at music video service Vevo‘s new iOS app, and now it’s gone live with a complete redesign across iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It features a feed-based interface to make it easier to
Carpooling.com adds Meet Me Now feature to make it easier to catch your ride
European ride-sharing service Carpooling.com has today launched new features for its mobile apps designed to make it easier for passengers to
Blurb teams up with Amazon for self-published photo books
Blurb, the indie publishing platform that lets photographers self-publish their books, has joined forces with Amazon, the retail giant, to sell
Uber likely to embrace new payment methods, including cash, to grow in emerging markets
Uber is now live in 100 cities across the world, but it is likely to embrace new payment methods,
10 Mac apps in 1 bundle – name your own price. Come and get them!
Mac Bundles remain a solid way to save money on top
7 things you can do right now to protect your vision
Andrea Ayres-Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Andrea writes
Codecademy leads by example, unveiling a gorgeous redesign of its ‘learn to code’ site
With each passing year, the ability to understand and write code becomes increasingly valuable. The demand for competent developers is
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You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello
To our dear readers: Thank you, thank you very much.
Another Longtime Windows Exec Heads for the Exit as 2013 Draws to a Close
Grant George, the former head of testing for Windows, was one of several executives left on the outside looking in following a September reorganization of the Windows unit.
Some of Our Fave D Conference Videos Before AllThingsD Signs Off in 3 … 2… 1 …
Tech and media bigs on the red-hot seat
Startups Scrape Your Financial Data for Good (No, Really!)
Two personal finance apps, SaveUp and Mogl, offer rewards as a byproduct. Their CEOs describe them as a bit of gummy on the financial vitamin and Toms shoes for food, respectively.
HP Affirms Higher-End Layoffs Figure
Hewlett-Packard Co. confirmed it has increased by 5,000 the number of layoffs it plans to implement under the restructuring plan it adopted in May 2012, bringing the expected number of job cuts to 34,000.
Apple Says It Is Unaware of NSA's iPhone Backdoor
The company says it will try to defend against attacks on its products by anyone.
Apple Feud Deepens With Court-Appointed Monitor
A feud between Apple Inc. and a lawyer appointed by a federal court judge to monitor the companys e-book pricing reform became even more acrimonious Monday.
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4 AXYZ’s 3D printed wood launches on Indiegogo
4 AXYZ, which plans to use additive manufacturing to make relatively affordable custom furniture and accessories out of high-quality wood, launched a campaign on Indiegogo today. 4 AXYZ hopes to raise $1 million to go toward research and development and the
Felix Salmon is leaving Reuters for the Fusion network because the future of media is “post t(...)
Financial and media blogger Felix Salmon says he is leaving Reuters to join Fusion, a cable channel co-owned by ABC and Univision, because the future of storytelling and communication is not in text but in video, animation and other digital
Could the Comcast-Time Warner merger actually be a good thing for online TV?
Dis is getting ready to launch its online TV service this summer, thanks in part to regulatory conditions put in place when Comcast and NBC Universal merged in 2011.
Look out, internet: the FCC’s latest “net neutrality” plan is hardly neutral
Some feared the worst when an appeals court struck down long-standing net neutrality rules in January. New developments show why the fear is not unfounded.
IntraLinks buys DocTrackr for $10M to beef up its document encryption and tracing talents
IntraLinks plans to integrate DocTrackrs digital rights management capabiliteis and user-controlled encryption in its content management service.
The benefits and challenges of software-defined power
Software-defined power provides key benefits for the data center. But how real is this technology, and is anyone using it yet?
Sponsored post: Securely manage business documents in the cloud
Cloud-based collaboration tools streamline external and internal communication and allow distributed teams to share information seamlessly. But easy file sharing can also lead to easy file hacking. Lock down your confidential company information with a document management platform that provides
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Why The Cable Companies Have Reason To Fear Amazon
The Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything.HBO programming is among the most coveted in
Blur Wars: Google's Camera App vs. The iPhone 5S And A Real Camera
You know when a photo has that fuzzy background thing going on and the subject is sharp while the rest looks all dreamy? That technique, usually achieved by setting a camera’s controls to a wide aperture—the smaller the f-stop number,
HBO Is Coming To Amazon—And You Don't Need To Be A HBO Subscriber
Amazon on Wednesday announced a licensing agreement with HBO, which will bring a number of premium shows to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video Service and bring the HBO Go mobile app to the company’s
My Fish Just Sent Me A Text Message
The Internet of Things makes it easy for us to monitor our homes. Today I’m taking that concept one step further—getting our homes to report back to us. In early March, I wrote about using Raspberry Pi to quantify my fish
The Facebook Effect: WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users
In just two months since Facebook dropped $19 billion to buy WhatsApp, the five-year-old mobile messaging app on Tuesday announced its its active user base has grown to more than half a billion
Cancel The Funeral For The Mobile Web—It's Not Dead Yet
Guest author Alex Salkever is head of product marketing and business development at Silk.co. This piece first appeared on his Tumblr.The venture capitalist and former entrepreneur Chris Dixon recently lamented the growing dominance of mobile apps as evidence that the open Web
You Can Now Run Beta Versions Of Apple’s OS X—For Free
People love trying out new Apple software before it’s fully baked, and the company knows it.That’s why Apple on Tuesday announced the OS X Beta Seed Program, which allows anyone to download and
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Looking into The Distance
Let’s take a break from the business news cycle. I love the news and I’ve covered it for a decade: what new startup is launching, why a stock price just moved, who’s being hired or fired. But there’s a whole
Basecamp at C2E2 This Weekend!
The annual Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo is this weekend and We’re really excited to announce that Basecamp will be sponsoring designer toy maker, Shawnimals at the show!Shawnimals uses Basecamp to make some really awesome stuff from plush ninjas to
Dragons on the far side of the histogram
Performance tuning is a fun sport, but how you’re keeping score matters more than you think, if winning is to have real impact. When it comes to web applications, the first mistake is start with what’s the easiest to measure:
Marketing around situations
Before he made The Simpsons, Matt Groening’s famous comics and illustrations graced the covers of Apple brochures. The writing inside—from 1989, mind you—still does a great job selling the Mac. Instead of blanket marketing a one-size-fits-all message, Apple
Another Chapter
So, a few years ago Dana Brunetti at Trigger Street Productions (Social Network and Captain Philips) got in touch with us after reading our book, REWORK. He loved the themes and the overall story of how our company came to
Basecamp goes back to basics
If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that computers and user interfaces peaked in the 1980s. Everything was clear and simple, without all of our modern annoyances like portability, color, touchscreens, and the Internet.With that in mind, we
Basecamp network attack postmortem
As we detailed in Basecamp was under network attack, criminals assaulted our network with a DDoS attack on March 24. This is the technical postmortem that we promised.The main attack lasted a total of an hour and 40 minutes starting
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Robots in the lab
An automated centrifuge at Modular Science — click here for instructions to hack one yourself.In the new issue of BioCoder, Peter Sand writes about
iBeacons, privacy, and security
iBeacons and various BLE technologies have the potential to shake up many established ways of doing business by streamlining interactions. Although there are potentially many uses for iBeacons, much of the initial discussion has focused on retail. (I’ll follow up with
Four short links: 23 April 2014
Samsung UX (Scribd) — little shop of self-catalogued UX horrors, courtesy discovery in a lawsuit. Dated (Android G1 as competition) but rewarding to see there are signs of self-awareness in the companies that inflict unusability on the world.Tools for Ideation
The crowdfunding conundrum
There is widespread consensus that crowdfunding is a boon, an egalitarian means for bringing products and services to market without relying on banks, venture capitalists, or established financial angels. Myriad platforms now allow entrepreneurs and folks with a little (or a
Four short links: 22 April 2014
PourOver — NYT open source Javascript for very fast in-browser filtering and sorting of large collections.LibreSSL — OpenBSD take on OpenSSL. Unclear how sustainable this effort is, or how well adopted it will be. Competing with OpenSSL is obviously an
Ask Tim O’Reilly about the Internet of Things on Reddit
Our new Solid conference covers a lot of ground: hardware, design, manufacturing, and, of course, software. At 10 a.m. Pacific Time / 1 p.m. Eastern Time tomorrow (Tuesday, April 22), Tim O’Reilly will take questions on these areas and how he
Toward an open Internet of Things
In a couple of posts and articles, we’ve nibbled around the notion of standards, interoperability, and the Internet of Things (or the Internet of Everything, or the Industrial Internet, or whatever you want to call it). It’s time to say
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Today in APIs: Withings API, and 4 New APIs
Blood and oxygen monitoring is available on the newly-released Pulse O2 from Withings. AgeCheq helps API providers comply with child privacy laws. Plus: MEVUs Bitcoin Wallet makes paying a real gesture, Enterprise Document Viewers New
AirPair Announces New API Provider Partners in Expert Network
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AtTask and WebDAM Announce Integration Partnership
AtTask, cloud-based work management provider, and WebDAM, digital asset management provider, announced their strategic partnership today. Both companies will integrate the others functionality to existing platforms to expand marketing-focused technologies. The AtTask Marketing Cloud will
Today in APIs: Mapbox adds Smart Directions, and 3 New APIs
Mapbox adds a new navigation service for apps. Cloudwords releases APIs and new machine translation capability. Plus: Convergence Innovation competition winners, CA Technologies simplifies enterprise cloud and mobile delivery, and 3 new APIs.
Two Breakout API Categories (And Two Slumpers) of 2014
So far more than 650 APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in 2014 and some new trends are starting to emerge. Some recent popular categories remain near the top of the
NIST’s AppVet Tests Apps for Government Use
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Dell Adds Analytics Capability to Boomi Integration Service
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