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
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, 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
Cargomatic hopes to bring some technology to the local trucking industry by providing a platform enabling shippers to list available jobs that local truckers with excess capacity can complete. By making the
Giphy has just raised $17 million in Series B funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from General Catalyst and previous investors such as Lerer-Hippeau, betaworks, RRE Ventures, and CAA Ventures.
Kids’ TV network Nickelodeon will soon take its shows directly to consumers with the launch of a subscription streaming service in March, according to comments made by Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman on the company’s earnings
After smashing through its original crowd funding goal of $380,000 in just over two hours, eventually raising $1.8 million before the campaign closed in December, perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised to
Bench, the TechStars-backed company that matches bookkeepers with businesses, has today closed a $7 million Series A round. The financing was led by Altos Ventures with participation from Contour Venture Partners. Bench
The makers of the private photo-sharing app Cluster have been experimenting with spinning off the service’s technology into different verticals in recent days, including apps designed for documenting your travels, communicating with your community at
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
Uh-oh, something is wrong in Cupertino. A number of developers today turned to Twitter to complain that iTunes Connect, a hub for iOS and Mac software makers, was logging them into the wrong accounts. iTunes Connect just logged me in as a
Running and music go together like peanut butter and jelly. RunKeeper knows that, so now it’s adding Spotify integration into its app. The fitness app is today announcing the iOS app will allow Spotify premium users to open up music directly
Whether you want to get up to speed with basic web development languages like HTML, CSS and PHP, learn to work with and build projects on WordPress, Drupal and Joomla CMSes or improve search rankings with SEO, There’s never been
Sky has today announced that it will begin offering mobile voice and data services to customers for the first time following an agreement with Telefónica UK. The partnership means that the service will run via wholesale access to Telefónica’s mobile infrastructure and
Reuters / Aly Song Alibaba Group’s quarterly revenue fell short of analysts’ expectations, showing signs of a slowdown in the Chinese e-commerce company’s scorching growth. Alibaba’s shares fell 7 percent in premarket trading on Thursday. Revenue rose 40 percent to
Techstars, the well-known startup accelerator, has raised a new, $150 million investment fund intended for seed and Series A investments. Techstars founder David Cohen wrote in a blog post Wednesday that the fund will aim to invest in startups from
Bill Gates While he knows many computer languages, Bill Gates said Wednesday that the only human one he speaks is English. “I feel pretty stupid that I don’t know any foreign languages,” Gates said during an “Ask Me Anything” session
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…
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…
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…
Nickelodeon may be next to join the unbundling frenzy: Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman revealed during an earnings call Thursday that his company is looking to launch a paid streaming service with Nickelodeon…
The big stories this week all seem to revolve around numbers. Apple sold a whopping 74.5 million iPhones sold last quarter, for example. Qualcomm shipped 270 million mobile processors for devices in the last three…
Buzzing quarterback Tom Brady with an unmanned aircraft might sound like fun, but anyone who flies a drone remotely near the University of Phoenix stadium, where Superbowl XLIX is taking place this Sunday, could face big,…
Samsung Electronics announced a fourth quarter earnings decline on Thursday, its first holiday season drop in three years. The earnings report wasnt as gloomy as the past few quarters have been: Samsung made…
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lurking behind Apples dazzling October-December iPhone sales (74.5 million units, up 46% against a year earlier) and financial results (a 30% jump in revenue to $75.6 billion, a 38% jump in net income to $18 billion) was
Apple just removed one of the biggest irritations with its current iPhone software—the amount of free space on your handset required to install updates.The latest release of its iOS mobile software, version 8.1.3 shrinks that storage requirement,
Twitter direct messages just got more talkative. Now you can have a private conversation with a group, the social network announced Tuesday. Until now, Twitter’s direct messaging feature has been reserved for conversations between no more than
Hadoop is hot. But its kissing cousin Spark is even hotter.Indeed, Spark is hot like Apache Hadoop was half a decade ago. Spawned at UC Berkeley’s AMPLab, Spark is a fast data processing engine that works in the Hadoop ecosystem,
One of the big drawbacks to using secret or secure messaging is that everyone you want to contact needs to be using the same service. Even when they are, theres usually no easy way to share something with large numbers
Like the Little Engine That Could, Microsofts beleaguered Surface tablet keeps chugging uphill—and refuses to quit.Its latest achievement: In Microsofts latest quarterly earnings report, its Surface line pulled in $1.1 billion in revenue, a 24% increase over the year-earlier
ReadWritePredict is a look ahead at the technology trends and companies that will shape the coming year.Startups are all about innovation, although its often difficult to distinguish in advance between world-changing technology and mere novelty. And the competition to break
Early on Monday morning, the Secret Service found a drone on the White House grounds. A White House spokesperson said it poses no threat. But it does—at least to the way we think about drones.Ordinarily, the White House is the launcher of
Editors Note: This was originally published by our partners at <a href=http://www.popsugar.com/tech/Weird-Gadgets-2015-36513121>PopSugarTech</a>. People describe the annual Consumer Electronics Show as just an excuse for adults to get weird. And after seeing some of this years newest gadgets, theyre
Over the years, software development has fashioned itself more and more to resemble the lucrative, gonzo machine that fuels Hollywood, with top talent scoring big deals and even hiring agents. So it was just a matter of
The Internet of Things promises to create mountains upon mountains of data, but none of it will be yours.I dont mean that you wont be generating lots of data with your Fitbit, smartphone and a myriad of
Vine, the social media platform for creating and sharing short video loops, is one of the hottest growing social media trends right now. Heres a look at the top 10 Viners from the last 30 days based on new followers.
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.
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
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
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
We’re looking to hire a Designer to join us at Basecamp to work on all sorts of fun, meaningful marketing projects. The last time we hired for this role was when I joined in 2012. The last time before that?
I’m a sucker for “behind the scenes” articles on how other people made design decisions. They’re usually accompanied with neatly packaged lessons for everyone to walk away with.Designing—especially during the early exploration phases—is anything but neat. There’s plenty of debates,
Some people are destined for mediocrity.Take this guy for example: A college kid, who, despite a semi-decent college showing as an American football quarterback, was drafted 199th by a professional team. You don’t have to be a football or sports
Our setup at Basecamp for testing our iOS apps is pretty neat. It (synonymously) involves Xcode’s CI Bots, but that’s easily the most uninteresting part of it. Here’s how we continuously integrate our iPhone and
Kristin wrote about our efforts to achieve 24/7 support, and it reminded me of a project I worked on last year. When we started talking about expanding the support team to improve our coverage outside of US business hours, David
Almost ten years to the day, we launched a free service called Ta-da List: A simple way to manage and share to-do lists online. It’s funny to read the announcement now. You need a MINIMUM of Internet Explorer 6 to
It’s been a big year for our support team here at Basecamp, as Noah wrote last week. We’ve gone through lots of change and added several more people to the team.Back in 2012, a few of us began working swing
When you look at most designers’ portfolios, you usually see beautiful, polished work — finished products with plenty of spit and shine.Those examples are great for showing off your talents and the culmination of your hard work,
“Every boat is copied from another boat….It is clear that a very badly made boat will end up on the bottom after one or two voyages, and thus never be copied….One could then say, with complete rigor, that it is
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Download the free ebookIn the four years we’ve been producing Big Data Now, our year-end wrap-up of important developments in the big data field, we’ve seen tools and applications mature, multiply, and coalesce
How Might We Code in VR? — caught my eye because I’m looking for ideas on how to think about interaction design in the holoculus world.Git Workflows for Pros — non-developers don’t understand how important this is to productivity.All Programming
16 Andreessen-Horowitz Investment Areas — I’m struck by how they’re connected: there’s a cluster around cloud development, there are two maybe three on sensors … Pattern — a web mining module for the Python programming language. It has tools for
Author note: Vitalik Buterin contributed to this article.Editor’s note: Kieren James-Lubin is a program co-chair for our O’Reilly Radar Summit: Bitcoin & the Blockchain on January 27, 2015, in San Francisco.
Editor’s note: this podcast is part of our investigation into synthetic biology and bioengineering. For more on these topics, download a free copy of the new edition of BioCoder, our quarterly publication covering the biological revolution. Free downloads for all
There are many algorithms with implementations that scale to large data sets (this list includes matrix factorization, SVM, logistic regression, LASSO, and many others). In fact, machine learning experts are fond of pointing out: if you can pose your problem
Microsoft HoloLens Goggles (Wired) — a media release about the next thing from the person behind Kinect. I’m still trying to figure out (as are investors, I’m sure) where in the hype curve this Googles/AR/etc. amalgam lives. Is it only
Where do new designers come from? In the case of Heather Wydeven, a UX designer at The Nerdery, she came to UX via theater and then graphic design. In a recent interview, Wydeven took the time to speak with me
Download the free reportThe Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere right now. It appeared on the cover of the Harvard Business Review in November, and observers saw it in practically every demo at CES.One
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.
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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
Mozilla has added core virtual reality support to its Firefox Nightly builds. Mozilla has long desired to bring VR functionality to the mainstream Web. Adding VR capability to Firefoxs development version takes Mozilla one step closer to
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a digital rights advocate community, has just released their new smartphone app. Connecting users to the EFF action center, the app acts as an alert system that notifies a user when new digital rights campaigns are launched.
The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has released an API to grant developers programmatic access to its collection. Developers within the Smithsonian and third-party developers alike can utilize API access to collect data for
Android developers can now create robust direction-enabled applications with new Google Maps API enhancements. Writing for 9to5google.com, Joe Rossignol highlights major takeaways from Googles new release.
API Report this week announced the release of Geist’s next-generation platform, available in their R-series Power Distribution Units (PDUs). With the importance of a complete Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) system covering power,
Satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat hosted its first ever developer conference in London this week and introduced developers to APIs that give them the ability to interact with its satellite network.