Who Will Own The Virtual Reality Interface?
 The mainstream is starting to consume virtual and augmented reality experiences, but we’re only at the start of what will be a long and iterative transition to a new interface. Read
Tunisia Is Becoming The Middle East’s Next Startup Hub
 Since the Arab Spring in 2011, Tunisia’s new democracy has struggled to enact prudent economic policy to provide employment and opportunity for its young, growing population. Unemployment is currently at 15
Vevo’s New, More Personalized Music App Comes To Android & Apple TV
 In recent months, Vevo has been working to extend its brand from being best-known as the provider of original music videos on YouTube to being a service for music discovery in
Sky-Futures, The Drone Startup Targeting Oil And Gas Industry, Picks Up Another $5.7M
 Sky-Futures, the drone startup that flies drones around oil rigs and gas pipelines and analyses the resulting data to spot problems before they become a problem, has raised an
Eyefluence’s Eye-Tracking Interface Lets You Navigate Virtual Reality Hands-Free
 Earlier this month, I joined the team at Eyefluence, an eye-tracking startup, for a demo in a San Francisco office overlooking the bay. Over the course of the meeting I was walked through
Online Dating Use Jumps Among Youngest US Adults And The Middle Aged, Finds Pew
 Call it the Tinder effect: in the past two years use of online dating has surged among the youngest U.S. adults, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.
Time Inc Acquires Viant, Owner Of Myspace And A Vast Ad Tech Network
 It looks like Myspace is becoming a big-media property once again. Today during its quarterly earnings report, Time Inc announced that it has acquired Viant, a company that
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Hands on with the new Twitter Timeline: Don't expect fireworks
Relax. Twitters new Timeline algorithm is pretty tame.Nearly 24 hours after Twitter first announced a new Twitter Timeline option to load Best Tweets First on your
Who knew your printer was fashion's new best friend?
NEW YORK — Printers are no longer just for homework assignments. When you hear the word Epson, visions of swag dont really dance in your head. Well, the
Why your love for Tinder is so blinding
Over 100 million people have downloaded Tinder since its inception in 2012. Now it seems singles are more interested in spending their days swiping left or
Are there any new web features in iOS 9?
In this Ask A Dev, web developer David Dulak explains why iOS engineers arent the only ones who have fallen in love with all the helpful
Facebook's Free Basics is no longer available to people in India
Facebook has withdrawn its Free Basics service from India, after the countrys telecom regulator banned discriminatory pricing for different data services on Feb. 8. The decision
Google will stop serving Flash ads in 2017
Adobe Flashs death march continues. Google announced Tuesday that beginning June 30, display ads built in Flash can no longer be uploaded to AdWords or DoubleClick
Alexander Graham Bell's kites looked like bizarre UFOs
Oct. 16, 1903Alexander Graham Bell kisses his wife Mabel Hubbard Gardiner Bell inside a tetrahedral framework.Image: Library of CongressIn 1899, Alexander Graham Bell, famous for inventing
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HipChat adds Cloudo for centralized cloud storage search in your team chat
HipChat just added a plugin that will help you keep track of all your cloud files, no matter where you store
Don’t miss out: You could win an Olio Model One luxury smartwatch
Your smartwatch options consist of far more than the Apple Watch. For Olio, a newcomer to
UK urged to clarify whether new surveillance bill gives spies access to Facebook profiles
The UK government has been urged to make significant changes to
Myspace and its parent company just got acquired by Time Inc.
Amidst earnings weeks and acquisition news, here’s one you may not have been expecting: 94-year-old publishing house Time Inc. has acquired Viant,
Say hello to better battery life on your smartwatch
Qualcomm has revealed a new processor that’s specifically designed for wearables and
This new coding bundle trains you to become a Certified Web Developer
A new professional path awaits in the world of coding, and TNW Deals has a great
This adblocker-blocker helps you get around sites that ban you for hiding ads ¯_(ツ)_/¯
WIRED announced this week a novel approach to dealing with adblocking users: either they’ll be blocked entirely from seeing
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‘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.
Yahoo Layoffs Have Begun Today, as Mayer Tries to Turn Around Her Turnaround
Yahoo layoffs have begun today, according to numerous sources, with conference rooms across all its facilities reserved to tell employees that they have been fired. Sources said the cuts are deep and widespread, up to 15 percent of the staff
New Satellites Will Deliver High-Speed Internet to Remote Areas
ViaSats next generation of satellites will be able to deliver 100 Mbps residential service.
A Customer Satisfaction Tool That Actually Works? Jet.com Thinks It’s Found One
Its about the people, stupid.
HBO Now Is… Just OK, with 800,000 Subscribers
Disney Says Skinny Bundles Are Hurting ESPN and Will Save ESPN
Disney bosses to customers: You need ESPN. You want ESPN.
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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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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
How Rovio Builds A Brand To Last
I have recently been hosting a series of fireside chats at Storm8 (maker of F2P mobile games such as Candy Blast Mania and Restaurant Story 2). My guests are people who have made large contributions to mobile game development and
The Shadow in the Cloud
This week we were treated to an article declaring that consumers are not ready for the Internet of Things. Apparently this is due to the fact that the hardware is more expensive than their non-connected brethren. And yes, when you
The Shadow in the Cloud
This week we were treated to an article declaring that consumers are not ready for the Internet of Things. Apparently this is due to the fact that the hardware is more expensive than their non-connected brethren. And yes, when you
IoT Security Concerns Show An Industry Struggling To Keep Up
The growth of the Internet of Things  has been predicted over the last few years and has led to a plethora of connected devices. Household devices have led the charge with smart thermostats, refrigerators, and washing machines. We have seen
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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 »
Pulp Fixing
Human history comes with a long paper trail, and there’s a company in Chicago whose mission is to preserve and restore that physical record…Continue reading on Medium »
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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
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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
Four short links: 8 February 2016
Elemental Machines -- Boston startup fitting experiments & experimenters with sensors, deep-learning to identify problems (vibration, humidity, etc.) that could trigger experimental failure. rucial experiments are often delayed by things that seem trivial in retrospect. “I talked to my friends
Four short links: 5 February 2016
Introducing the Keybase Filesystem -- love that crypto is making its way into the filesystem.DIY Smart Bathroom Mirror -- finally, someone is building this science-fiction future! (via BoingBoing)tensorflow tutorials -- for budding deep learners.clmystery -- a command-line murder mystery.
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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
GitHub Enterprise 2.5 is Now Available
GitHub is excited to announce the release of GitHub Enterprise 2.5. With this release, we’re introducing features and updates that will help development teams build software at scale with a focus on scalability, security, and management of GitHub Enterprise for
CloudKit Adds Support for Server-to-Server API Access
Hot off the heels of Facebook’s announcement that it is shutting down it’s Parse Cloud platform, Apple has announced in a press release that they are adding additional capabilities (including server-to-server Web service requests) to CloudKit, their cloud-storage and authentication offering. CloudKit,
Edamam Opens New Nutrition Data API
Edamam, a company providing structured food and nutrition data to businesses in the health, wellness and food industries announced today the release of its new Nutrition Data API. 
How to Build an App Ecosystem Using Your API
APIs are all about empowering users and creating partnerships. There are a lot of great, standard ways to use APIs but they are much more powerful than you think. APIs have the ability to completely transform your product or an
SendGrid Deprecates Several API Endpoints
SendGrid, a Colorado-based email delivery service, announced they are sunsetting two of their API endpoints this month. In a short email sent to their API consumers, Sendgrid stated that all API calls must now use a new base URL. They
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