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CloudSolar Helps Renewable Energy Fans Who Can’t Install Their Own Solar Panels
 Solar panels are becoming increasing affordable, but many people still face barriers to harnessing the power of the sun for their own homes. For example, they might live in an apartment or
Reach Your Customers Through The Subconscious
 Consider a scene that happens a billion times a day, at a billion computers across the globe. A man is searching online for new running shoes, or a woman is clicking through
YouTube Is Experimenting With Ultra High Def, Ultra Smooth Video Playback — Here Are The Examples
 Just a few months back, YouTube bumped up the quality of the videos it hosts by allowing for gorgeous, 60 FPS video playback.Now they’re cranking things up to an almost absurd level.
Beyond The Maquiladora: A Look At Mexico’s Startup Scene
 If Mexico is indeed in the process of building the world’s next great economy, technology and innovation will be a part of its foundation. Read More
Facebook Launches 3 New Open-Source Tools For Android Developers
 Most of Facebook’s announcements at its F8 developer conference this week were iOS-centric, but today, the company also released three new open source tools for Android developers. The first is a
Sources: Magic Is Raising $12M From Sequoia At A $40M Valuation
 Magic, an SMS-based on-demand delivery service that started as a YC company’s weekend project, is raising $12 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia, according to sources. Sources also say that
Fantasical 2 Makes Your Cal Fantastic-er
 Fanatical Fantastical users rejoice! The app, which makes adding appointments to your calendar as easy as clicking a button on top of your Mac menu bar and
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A Chinese company 3D printed a car using 'Tyrant Gold' filament
It may be the ugliest car to ever roll along the Earth, but it sure is handy. This is Chinas attempt at a low-cost, 3D-printed moving
Why developers want to be on WhatsApp so badly
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is good at putting on a conference. Attendees at this years F8 were greeted with a splashy tent-filled venue full of colorful
Day two of F8 in 2 minutes
The second day of Facebooks annual F8 Developer Conference had a much heavier focus on virtual reality and artificial intelligence than the first. Event participants took
Apple may soon expand iPhone trade-in program to China
Apple is reportedly eyeing an expansion of its iPhone trade-in program in China.According to a Bloomberg report, the Cupertino, California-based tech company is in talks with
Facebook's drone prototype has wingspan greater than a Boeing 737
Facebook revealed new details on Thursday about its plan to bring web connectivity to the 4 billion people worldwide without Internet — and its banking big
Apple rumor mill: 3 iPhones could launch this year
Its not unusual for Apple to debut two versions of the iPhone each year, but this year, we could see the launch of three.According to DigiTimes,
Facebook to talk drones, lasers and Oculus Rift at F8: How to watch online
Facebook is kicking off day two of its annual F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco on Thursday with a keynote that will shed new light on
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Voice messaging is coming to Xbox One this April
Xbox One users will soon
Juice for iOS helps you share content your Twitter followers will love
It’s not easy being good at tweeting. You’ve got to understand your audience, curate interesting content and ideas to share, and be
Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 sets the bar high for budget Android phones
Chinese smartphone maker
Product Hunt interviews Periscope: where it came from and its pivot from photos to video
Periscope, the new video streaming app owned by Twitter, launched today. In that time, we’ve seen users stream everything from
Periscope and live video are changing the internet forever
Today, I saw the future and it is Periscope. The app, which only launched earlier today, had its first moment in the spotlight as an
How the world’s first robot astronaut is helping pave the way for the future of human-android(...)
With automated systems, self-driving cars, and robot helpers on the horizon, the way in which we interact with technology
Google Cloud now makes it easy to deploy applications in one click
Google’s Cloud service just got a little easier to use. Today, it announced Google Cloud Launcher which makes it easy to deploy applications like WordPress or entire stacks like LAMP in a single click. The new launcher features more than
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Google to Pay New CFO Porat More Than $70 Million Over Two Years
Thats salary, stock, a biennial grant and a sign-on bonus.
Oculus VR’s Chief Scientist: “We’re All Headed Down the Rabbit Hole Together”
Good VR isnt perceived as pictures at all. It replaces, rather than augments, the real world.
Galaxy S6 Prices Range From Zero to More Than $1,000
Contract, no-contract or monthly installments? Base-level S6 or top-of-the-line Galaxy S6 Edge?
Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge (Video)
Samsungs latest flagship phones will be available starting April 10. Heres a glimpse of whats in the box.
August Locks Down $38 Million in Series B Funding
August, maker of an Yves Behar-designed, Bluetooth-equipped door lock, has closed a giant round of funding, as it looks to expand into new products. Bessemer Venture Partners, Comcast Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures are leading the $38 million dollar Series B
How Tech Companies Market Products to New Parents
Parenting is tough, but its also challenging to be a tech company that caters to parents and pregnant moms.
The Kleiner Perkins Guide to Venture Capital Jargon
Are you a self-starting thought leader looking for learnings that move the ball forward up your power alley?
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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…
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Gigaom Structure Data Awards
Senior Writers from the editorial team will present their selections of the best and brightest big data startups with an award and the chance to talk about how they are changing…
What big data means to businesses and consumers
Of course web companies have embraced big data, but what about the worlds biggest financial institutions?
Bottlenose Sponsor Workshop
Reinventing the music industry with computers that can hear
The co-founder of music data specialist the Echo Nest, Brian Whitman specializing in analyzing the sounds and meaning of music.
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Why Facebook Messenger Is A Platform—And WhatsApp Isn’t
WhatsApp doesn’t want to be a platform. Co-founder Brian Acton, on a panel Wednesday at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, made that very clear. Unlike its sibling service Messenger, which has started courting outside developers and businesses, all that matters to
Oculus Rift Is Coming, And Facebook Wants It To Be Your New Reality
A wise man once said that reality is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain. Oculus, the virtual reality harbinger now owned by Facebook, agrees. And it wants you to believe it too, so you can accept virtual reality as a
It May Have A Billion Users, But YouTube Isn't A Sure Thing Just Yet
Since it launched to the public at the end of 2005 (the very first video is still online), YouTube has come to dominate online video in a way that few businesses manage to dominate anything on the Web. Today, it
How South By Southwest Turned Into A Hardware Show
Kyle Ellicott is the cofounder of Wearable World, ReadWrites parent company, and directs Wearable World Labs, a startup incubator.Many of those who have attended South By Southwest Interactive in recent years complain that its lost focus. Perhaps thats fair: Its
Facebook's First Drone Is Broader Than A 737
Drones and satellites will soar above the earth under Facebooks plan to bring Internet connectivity to remote corners of the globe. At the F8 conference Thursday, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer revealed images of the companys first such product: the Aquila, a
React Native Will Ease, But Not Settle, The Native vs. Web Wars
Facebooks Tom Occhino unveils React NativeWeb apps and mobile apps don’t just look different, they have to be coded differently, too. However, a new open source framework from Facebook could make those two sets of code a
LG's Urbane LTE Smartwatch Looks Great, But It'll Cost About $600
South Korean electronics giant LG announced Thursday (via AndroidCentral) that it plans to release its SIM card equipped smartwatch, the Urbane LTE, in a little less than a month in its home country, with a price of 650,000 won. That
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Our favorite stuff
A few weeks ago, via Know Your Company , we asked folks at Basecamp what brand-name items they couldn’t live without. (We have strong feelings about yogurt, and Chicagoans are extremely serious about their skin care regimens.) Here’s what everyone
The Coffee Test
Some of the folks at our Chicago office drink a lot of coffee and have been known to have strong opinions on the quality. So I decided to see if they actually preferred the taste of really good coffee over
Taking off the developer goggles
One of the very best things about working at Basecamp is “Everyone on support (EOS)”. That’s our policy where everyone on the team—no matter what their normal job is—spends one day per month as a customer support agent.Each time my
Reproducible research isn't just for academia
My wonderful coworkers here at Basecamp have discovered a surefire way to make my head explode. All you have to do is post a link in Campfire to a piece of flimsily sourced “data journalism” that’s hard to believe (like
Welcome Jay Ohms, programmer
Today we’re excited to announce the latest addition to the Basecamp team: Jay Ohms joins us a our lucky 13th programmer. He’ll be working with our mobile team on Basecamp for Android. Android enthusiasts will know Jay as the one
VIDEO: Did y’all know you can share stuff…
Did y’all know you can share stuff directly to Basecamp from apps like Paper? Resident illustrator, Nate Otto shows it off.
Behind the scenes: From Herding Cats to Finishing a Project Together
Nate Otto and I made a new Basecamp homepage illustration based on a vector drawing I made in Adobe Illustrator. Initially I didn’t intend it to be hand drawn. I thought I’d refine the vector drawing. Somewhere in the middle
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How to create a Swarm cluster with Docker
Editor’s note: this is an Early Release excerpt from Chapter 7 of Docker Cookbook by Sébastien Goasguen. The recipes in this book will help developers go from zero knowledge to distributed applications packaged and deployed within a couple of chapters.
The shape of software architecture
Last week, I had the opportunity to see the first Software Architecture Conference spring to life after a winter of preparation. Software architects, with or without the official title, swarmed the
How the DevOps revolution informs software architecture
In this episode of the Radar Podcast, OReillys Mac Slocum sits down with Neal Ford, a software architect and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks, to talk about the changing role of software
Redefining power distribution using big data
When I first hear of a new open source project that might help me solve a problem, the first thing I do is ask around to see if any of my
Design’s role is to bridge context gaps
I sat down with Andrew Hinton, an information architect at The Understanding Group and author of the recently released O’Reilly book Understanding Context. Our conversation included a discussion of information architecture’s
Four short links: 26 March 2015
gunrock -- a CUDA library for graph primitives that refactors, integrates, and generalizes best-of-class GPU implementations of breadth-first search, connected components, and betweenness centrality into a unified code base useful for future development of high-performance GPU graph primitives. (via Ben
Four short links: 25 March 2015
RadioShacks Customer Data For Sale (Ars Technica) -- trying to sell customer data as part of court-supervised bankruptcy.classp: A Classier Way to Parse (Google Code) -- The abstract syntax tree is what programmers typically want to work with. With class
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OBS Logistics Releases Mangament APP Integrated With TomTom Telematics API
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
eXact Learning Solutions Named as Tin Can API Adopter
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.The digital learning content management business
Google Announces Safe Browsing API
Google has announced that the company’s malware-blocking software data is now publicly available. Developers can now incorporate additional security measures into web and mobile applications using the Google Safe Browsing API.
Paytronix API Provides Loyalty Functionality Access
Forget coupons and punch cards — these days, customers are expecting something a little more intuitive to get their attention. That’s where Paytronix comes in: a guest loyalty tool that provides reward programs, email
SmartBear Picks Up Swagger API Project
SmartBear announced that it has acquired the Swagger API Open Source Project from Reverb Technologies. The deal puts SmartBear in charge of two of the larger open source projects (Swagger & SoapUI) within the
Facebook Announces New Messenger, Opens Platform to Devs
Unitedprint.com USS Connect API Automates Online Printing
Unitedprint.com, an online print shop, has released an API that allows business customers to programmatically place orders through its ordering system, the USS Connect API. Prior to the API release, business customers were forced
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