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Seeing Beyond The Hubris Of Facebook’s Free Basics Fiasco
 What Zuckerberg and his U.S. team didn’t understand was that in India you can buy computer tablets and smartphones for as little as $50, and that 100MB of data—which is
What New Mobile Hardware To Expect At MWC 2016
 Mobile World Congress, the biggest tradeshow specifically focused on mobile, kicks off in just over a week’s time in Barcelona so here’s a quick rundown of some of the big hardware-focused
It’s True, Black Female Founders Receive Basically Zero Venture Capital
 In “The Real Unicorns of Tech: Black Founders Women,” a recent report by #ProjectDiane, you’ll come across several startling statistics like, for example, of all venture deals from 2012
How To Expand Your Marketplace To LA
 “The theme of LA is diversity.” That is what DoorDash’s Kevin Huang told me in our conversation about how expanding on-demand marketplaces into LA differs from other
When Data Goes Bad
 So I know this guy Sulemaan from my Toronto days. Really good guy, despite being a Spurs fan. Sulemaan has a son, Syed, who is flagged as a security risk, a
Unscaling Energy
 Solving climate change is the biggest opportunity for entrepreneurs in our generation. In fact, the planet’s best hope lies in unleashing startups to unbundle and “unscale” the global energy industry. So
10 Amazing Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Mobile Phones
 Over the past few years, mobile
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Even Barbie gets a smart home in 2016
NEW YORK — Hello, Dreamhouse. Bring the elevator down to the first floor. Were still a few years away from the average person embracing a fully-connected
This might be the biggest Rubik's Cube ever, but it takes muscle to solve it
Weve seen the record-setting Rubiks Cube puzzle-solving by human and machine, but a new version of the cube hopes to set a different kind of record:
5 ways you can show your Valentine’s Day love through tech
If you accept the axiom “opposites attract” then it stands to reason that, often, one person in a relationship is the technophile while the other is
Trying on a smart ring: Fashion faux-pas or tech masterpiece?
The smart ring is here, but is it a fashion faux-pas or tech masterpiece? Mashable Fashion Reporter Noelle Sciacca tries out a smart ring from Ringly
17 people reveal how they really feel about their Fitbits
We love them, we hate them. And they expect us to walk how many steps a day? Please.Seventeen Fitbit users confessed their complicated feelings for their
Apple has corrected Apple Maps 2.5 million times
It wasn’t pretty. The first version of Apple Maps, a product that took the acquisition of three digital mapping companies to create, had more issues than
Customizing your iPhone vibrations is the coolest way to tell who's calling
Your phone vibrations are pretty important. Did you know you could customize your iPhone vibrations so you’ll know when mom is calling or bae is texting?
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uTorrent now has another subscription level for ad-free torrenting
For only $4.95 a year, BitTorrent now allows you to skip the ads on uTorrent. This isn’t the $19.95 a year pro tier, which
Apple offers replacement program for USB-C cables with ‘design issues’
Today, Apple launched a worldwide replacement program for USB-C cables that were shipped with the 12 inch Retina Macbook, or purchased as stand-alone
This Nigerian scam is literally out of this world
Nigerian scams aren’t new. For as long as we’ve had email, we’ve had princes claiming millions of dollars are ready for you to claim.
Members of ‘Crackas With Attitude’ pledge to intensify attacks on US government after arres(...)
Monday, we reported that a hacker followed through on a promise to
You can now pair your Echo and Ecobee 3 thermostat for god-like climate control
If you have an Amazon Echo and an Ecobee 3 connected thermostat, starting today you can yell things
iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 said to go on sale March 18
Apple is now said to put its iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 up for sale on March 18, just
Apple says there are over 11 million Apple Music subscribers, 782 million iCloud users
Apple’s Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi sat down with John Gruber for his ‘The Talk Show‘ podcast recently, and
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Watch This DARPA Drone Speed Around a Warehouse at 45 MPH
The project is developing drones that can quickly navigate a labyrinth of rooms, stairways and corridors or other obstacle-filled environments without a remote pilot.
Hillary Clinton Still Struggling to Connect With ‘the Young People’
Clinton made modest gains with millennials in Thursdays debate, but Sanders is still the BMOC.
How Do Facebook and Twitter Decide What to Show You?
Also: Can Justin.tv live again on Snapchat?
Google’s Alphabet Poaches Intel Veteran Jim Campbell as Its First Controller
Alphabet gets employee number 6.
What if Facebook ‘Likes’ Were Votes?
If likes were votes, Bernie Sanders would defeat Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
‘The Jinx’ Director Andrew Jarecki Explains Why True Crime Pays
You can lead the audience through this labyrinth. You can have twists that are true.
Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison (Nikola Tesla Fans Exempted)
Its no wonder that the lightbulb remains the universal symbol for a bright idea.
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Corporations can be people, and now, cars can be their own drivers
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Agency may have adroitly resolved the notion of driver accountability for the coming smart car future.…
Q&A about Enterprise Social Networks with IBM
IBM sent some questions following the recent IBM Connect conference. They are based on some unwritten assumptions that I disagree with, which…
Have we seen peak tech? Is it becoming a game only giants can play?
On Thursday, LinkedIn posted some very disappointing numbers, and the result was a massive bailout on the stock. The companies reported losses…
Have we seen peak tech? Or is it becoming a game only giants can play?
On Thursday, LinkedIn posted some very disappointing numbers, and the result was a massive bailout on the stock. The companies reported losses…
A Curved Screen Skeptic Takes a Closer Look
This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Sometimes it can be helpful to make a snap judgement on a…
Cut into the present
I’m attending IBM Connect 2016 in Orlando as an IBM-selected Futurist, which is a first of a sort. While I have long…
Data security, the future of work and the consumerisation dilemma
This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Data security has never been as hard as it is today. And…
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A Printer Built for Today
If there is one thing that is a given at our office, it’s that everything happens quickly. It’s the world we now live in, where companies are doing more with less, and that also means with fewer employees, less time,
Have A Haptic Valentine's Day
Valentines Day is almost upon us, the time when couples make up for a year of passive aggression in a single evening. Youre obviously intelligent. You dont just do red roses and chocolates. Its the worst evening to book a
A Printer Built for Today
If there is one thing that is a given at our office, it’s that everything happens quickly. It’s the world we now live in, where companies are doing more with less, and that also means with fewer employees, less time,
Learning from Twitter's Decline
Reports this week suggest that the number of tweets per day created by Twitters users has fallen by more than half since a peak in August 2014, according to a sampling of data from Twitters API. Its hardly surprising, as
New Open Source Contributions Might Just Save Docker
As I’ve written before, Docker provides a better way to package and distribute software, which is one reason Docker adoption keeps booming, growing 5X in the last year. Awesome! But good luck getting those Docker containers into production. Not so
A Failure To Communicate In The World Of IoT, Part 2
This is Part 2 of a two-part Q&A with Linden Tibbets, CEO and co-founder of IFTTT. For Part 1, click here. This post also appears on Wearable.ai, which interviews the innovators in wearable computing, IoT and AR. For inquiries, please email
Our New Editor-in-Chief
Today begins a new day for ReadWrite. When we purchased the site last year, we had a plan to drive the community to conversations that would lead the world of connected devices. Recently, Wearable IoT World closed our latest investment
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To the Android open source community: Thank you!
While developing the Basecamp 3 Android app over the past year, we’ve leaned quite a bit on some really useful open source libraries.Continue reading on Medium »
Helping clients and firms get to Yes.
When we launched Basecamp 3 a few months back, we launched a flavor called “Basecamp With Clients.” This version of Basecamp 3 has one big…Continue reading on Medium »
Now that I’ve created something, how do I spread it?
Vaguely remember something about the “discovery of electricity”?Continue reading on Medium »
Latest batch of Basecamp 3 updates (January and early February)
Hey all! 2016 is in full swing, and so are our designers and developers. We’re hard at work making Basecamp 3 better for you and you and…Continue reading on Medium »
Control Your Type: Google Fonts + Chrome = trouble?
tl;dr: If you use let Google Fonts host your type for you, it might look terrible for some users on Chrome, especially Open Sans. Solution…Continue reading on Medium »
What are you drawing, Lily?
I have more than a few friends who keep talking about the businesses they want to start. But every week there’s a new excuse.Continue reading on Medium »
Knowing the words is half the battle
One of my favorite career stories is this one from Michael Beirut:Continue reading on Medium »
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Sanjit Biswas on industrial sensors
Subscribe to the OReilly Hardware Podcast for insight and analysis about the Internet of Things and the worlds of hardware, software, and manufacturing: TuneIn, Stitcher, iTunes, SoundCloud, RSS.In this episode of
Four short links: 12 February 2016
Webstock: Bug Fixes & Minor Improvements -- notes from Anna Pickards talk about being the voice of Slack, recorded by Luke Wroblewski.Webstock: The Map & The Territory -- notes from Ethan Marcottes talk about making accessible experiences, recorded by Luke
Risto Miikkulainen on evolutionary computation and making robots think for themselves
Subscribe to the OReilly Radar Podcast to track the technologies and people that will shape our world in the years to come: Stitcher, TuneIn, iTunes, SoundCloud, RSSIn this weeks episode, David
Metadata services can lead to performance and organizational improvements
Subscribe to the OReilly Data Show Podcast to explore the opportunities and techniques driving big data and data science: Stitcher, TuneIn, iTunes, SoundCloud, RSS.In this episode of the OReilly Data Show,
Four short links: 11 February 2016
All File Systems are Not Created Equal: On the Complexity of Crafting Crash Consistent Applications (Paper a Day) -- an important subject for me. BOB, the Block Order Breaker, is used to find out what behaviours are exhibited by a
Four short links: 10 February 2016
Princeton Bitcoin Book (PDF) -- The Coursera course accompanying this book had 30,000 students in its first version, and it was a success based on engagement and end-of-course feedback. Large introduction to Bitcoin from Princeton. (via Cory Doctorow)A Quartet of
Four short links: 9 February 2016
Social Intelligence in Mario Bros (YouTube) -- collaborative agents built by cognitive AI researchers ... they have drives, communicate, learn from each other, and solve problems. Oh, and the agents are Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Toad within a Super Mario
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Daily API RoundUp: Insight360, Planwise, Dell, Planwise, Leftronic
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 Implement Basic Search with Google Maps API
Google Maps has always been at the forefront of JavaScript technology, and over the years it has evolved into several APIs that go beyond simple maps--offering the ability to, for example, convert addresses to geographic coordinates, locate named places, calculate
Daily API RoundUp: Oculus, Cisco PSIRT, Walgreens, Cars.com, Autochartist, UPS
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.
Google Announces Cloud Functions, Takes on AWS Lambda
The trend towards serverless computing is gaining more traction. The big cloud vendors are going full steam with the renewed belief that developer should focus on code and string together applications by orchestrating various services. The whole task of provisioning
How Developers Competed to Drive Innovation With Nexmo APIs
Early last year we launched some pretty awesome Nexmo developer contests. What made them awesome? The cool stuff developers built. As we continue our contests into 2016, I thought it would be a great time to take a look at
Daily API RoundUp: PortaText, Carnival, Joysticket, Virgil Security, plus Shippo, Preact, Algor(...)
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.
Google People API Lets Devs Poke Through Users' Contacts
Google today announced the People API, a single API it hopes will eventually be able to replace both the existing Google+ API and Google Contacts API. The People API will allow developers to snag connection data from authenticated Google users
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