SimplyCook Is A Recipe-Kit Startup That Avoids Being In The Fresh Food Delivery Business
 U.K. startup SimplyCook is another recipe kit service. However, unlike competitors HelloFresh, Gousto, Marley Spoon, and Shuttlecook, the company doesn’t send you all of the fresh ingredients required to turn its recipes into food
Tencent Introduces An Operating System For Smart Devices And Wearables
 Tencent today unveiled an operating system for smartwatches, TVs and other internet-connected devices today. The system, which was first discussed last year, leverages Tencent’s hugely population social services, which includes QQ
Ticket Booking Startup Beijing Weiying Raises $105M From Investors Including Tencent
 Beijing Weiying Technology, the maker of a movie ticket booking platform that is embedded in WeChat, China’s largest messaging app, has raised a $105 million series B. Investors include WeChat owner
Vivaldi Browser Now Features Improved Support For Large Screens, Mouse Gestures And More
 Vivaldi, the browser project headed by former Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner, continues on its march toward its 1.0 release. Today, the company is launching its third technical preview since the browser
2C2P Raises $7M To Bridge The Payment Gap In Southeast Asia
 Payments continue to be a huge issue in many parts of Asia and emerging markets. That’s why 2C2P, a Singapore-headquartered startup, has closed a $7 million Series C round to help solve
Singapore’s DocDoc Lands $8.6M Series A To Help People Find Medical Specialists
 DocDoc, a startup that helps people find doctors in Southeast Asia, announced today that it has raised a $11.5 million SGD (about $8.6 million) series A. The funding will be
Refinery29 Raises $50 Million In Series D
 Refinery29, the five-year-old media site that caters specifically to the young female reader, has today announced the close of a $50 million Series D financing, led by Scripps Networks Interactive and WPP.
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LG Watch Urbane arrives in Google Store for $349
LG Watch Urbane, the companys latest smartwatch originally unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, is now available for order in the Google StoreThe watch costs
How this startup helped the 'New York Times' create a virtual New York City
Technology-powered visual storytelling is the new frontier in journalism. But that doesnt just refer to video-streaming apps such as Snapchat and Periscope; there are also ways
Intel's $150 Compute Stick is a tiny Windows 8.1 PC — and a slowpoke
Intels Compute Stick, an entire PC crammed into an HDMI stick that fits in the palm of your hand, is nothing short of a landmark in
Tesla invite teases 'the missing piece'
Tesla has sent out an official invite to a mystery press event in Hawthorne, Calif. on Thursday night, promising to provide a missing piece — and
Asus's ZenBook Pro with 4K display targets the Apple MacBook Pro
There are many legitimate reasons why so many professionals use Apples 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. Its powerful, has a gorgeous high-resolution display and comes
It looks like you'll lease Tesla's home battery instead of buying it
We already knew, thanks to Elon Musk, that Tesla was working on big, energy-efficient batteries for businesses and households using the same technology from its electric
The bottleneck for Apple Watch delays seems to be the bands
The Apple Watch officially started shipping on Friday, but for many buyers, the wait is just beginning.Within hours of becoming available for preorder, the Apple Watch
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Steam kills paid mods for Skyrim after user backlash
Last week, Steam launched the ability for developers to build mods that could be sold on the Workshop. The first game to get the new
Amazon opens a store for businesses
Amazon announced today the launch of Amazon Business, a new marketplace where customers can buy everything from mundane office supplies to high-end equipment. This is
Dimitri is not happy with the TNW redesign, but there’s a happy ending
Not everybody is happy with our new design (now in beta), but there’s a happy ending to this movie… Dimitri finds
WordPress now lets you use emoji… even in the URL of your post
Emoji support while blogging is something I’ve been waiting for as long as I can remember and it’s
Sky’s 3D channel will close on June 9, all content moving to on-demand
UK broadcaster Sky has confirmed that it will be closing its dedicated 3D channel next month. From June 9, customers
Latest Vivaldi browser preview brings useful tab stacking feature, mouse gestures and more
Earlier this year, former Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner, launched Vivaldi as a new browser for power users. Today, the company has released the latest preview of the browser which adds some interesting new features. The most interesting new feature is the
User testing, explained (part two)
Jerry Cao is a UX content strategist at the wireframing and prototyping app UXPin. For advice on how to conduct 30+ different types
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Panasonic Sees Fourth Straight Year of Profit Gains
Results were bolstered by growth in high-tech auto parts.
Refinery29 Joins the Big Media Startup Club, with a $50 Million Funding Round
The site aimed at millennial women is now worth nearly $300 million.
Apple Pay Coming to Best Buy Stores as Retailer Breaks Ranks From Walmart-Led Rival
A big win for Apple.
Apple Reports Strong Second Quarter, Buoyed by iPhone 6 Sales
More people are switching to iPhones than in other cycle, Tim Cook says.
Video Games on ESPN? It’s Time to Stop Pretending eSports Are ‘Real’ Sports.
Theres a lot to like about pro gaming. But it has a serious identity problem.
Pinterest Woos Big Brands with Its New API
Pinterests new API isnt for the plebeian masses, its for the Fortune 100s.
Behind the Scenes at ‘Silicon Valley': Walt and Kara Play Walt and Kara
This weeks re/cap of HBOs show, featuring two very special guest stars.
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Beyond Batch Hadoop: Operational and Real-Time
Buyers and practitioners in the data market have faced a gut-wrenching choice: work with big data and tolerate the latency of batch-mode processing, or work interactively with relatively small data sets…
All-Flash Arrays for Primary Storage: The time is now
Many times faster than legacy spinning disk arrays, All Flash Arrays (AFA) have been widely adopted for demanding use cases where consistent ultra-high performance storage is needed to service the most…
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…
Cocktail Reception
Closing Remarks
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?
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At Apple, Macs Pull In More Revenue Than iPads
The demise of the computer is still nowhere to be seen. In fact, at Apple’s latest earnings call Monday, the company revealed that it in $58 billion in total revenue in its January-March quarter, $5.6 billion of
Facebook Brings You Face-To-Face With Video Calling In Messenger
Facebook just rolled out a new update for Messenger that lets users place video calls to each other.Given its name, its no real surprise that Facebook is bringing “faces” to its messaging service. But the move covers a gaping hole
New Security Flaw Allows Attackers to Hijack WordPress Sites
If youre a WordPress user, youll want to update your site with a critical security release. Thats because a new zero-day vulnerability, discovered by Jouko Pynnönen of the Finnish security firm Klikki Oy, allows attackers to gain administrative control of
This Project Fi Video Might Hint At A New Google Nexus Phone
Theres a new reason to think Google might be prepping a new Nexus smartphone—possibly one that might fill the gap left by its just-discontinued Nexus 5.The latest speculation centers on a Google informational video for its new
Why The Rich May Be Last To The Mobile Commerce Future
Mobile commerce is booming. Indeed, according to Forresters estimates, by 2018, mobile commerce (excluding travel/food services) will exceed 53% of US online sales. But in a striking reversal to the norm, wherein the rich get access to the future first, mobile commerce
Speaker Profile: Built.io’s Neha Sampat Wants To Connect The World—Using Drag And Drop
Wearable World Congress, ReadWrites signature annual conference in San Francisco on May 19-20, will feature the key players who are shaping wearable technology and the Internet of Things. This series profiles some of the experts who will be speaking at
11 Things About The Apple Watch That May Surprise You
Apple’s much anticipated new smartwatch has finally landed at its ultimate destination: on the arms of consumers. See also: Theres Gold On Them Thar WristsAs the earliest adopters get busy binding their wrists, practicing their “force touches” and updating their iPhone
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QUOTE: Would you hire the last Delta representative…
Would you hire the last Delta representative you spoke with if you owned a customer service company?—First question in the Delta Airlines customer service follow-up survey. Love it.
LINK: Shhh... Made by Few 2015
Shhh... Made by Few 2015I’d been pretty bored with web conferences but the tiny team at Few changed my mind. Last summer’s Made by Few was well-run, fun, focused, intimate, and worthwhile. The couple of hundred lucky attendees were treated
For years I’ve chatted with smart, ambitious people and friends who want to start new projects or businesses. Often their visions are big. So they dream up equally big things their startups need: money, connections, resources. And that’s where they
Imagining Basecamp on Apple Watch
Over the last day or so I spent some time learning about the different Apple Watch components (notifications, glances, WatchKit app) and imagined how Basecamp might work on the upcoming device. Here’s what I came up with.Notifications are a given
Look and Feel and Feel
Designers often talk about the look and feel of a product, an app, an object, etc. These are good concepts to be talking about, but how the thing feels isn’t really the important feel. The important feel is how it
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
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Embracing failure and learning from the Imposter Syndrome
Download our updated Women in Data report, which features four new profiles of women across the European Union. You can also pick-up a copy at Strata + Hadoop World London, where
How to implement a security data lake
Information security has been dealing with terabytes of data for more than a decade — almost two. The benefits of having more data available spans many use cases, from forensic investigations to pro-actively finding anomalies and stopping adversaries before they
Four short links: 28 April 2015
Defining Mobile (Luke Wroblewski) -- numbers on size, orientation, and # of thumbs across mobile users. 94% of the time its in Portrait mode.PwC Manufacturing Barometer: Robotics -- Planned acquisition of robotics systems over the next two to three years
Google’s Physical Web vs Apple’s iBeacon
Register for Sean O Sullivans free webcast, to be held on April 29 at 10 a.m. PT.This is the second post in a three-part series looking at beacon technology and the burgeoning beacon ecosystem.
Four short links: 27 April 2015
Living Figures Make Their Debut (Nature) -- In July last year, neurobiologist Björn Brembs published a paper about how fruit flies walk. Nine months on, his paper looks different: another group has fed its data into the article, altering one
Four short links: 24 April 2015
Decoding Jeff Jonas (National Geographic) -- He thinks in three—no, four dimensions, Nathan says. He has a data warehouse in his head. And thats where the work takes place—in his head. Not on paper. Not on a computer. He resorts
IBM is banking on design’s ROI
Companies of all sizes are recognizing that by taking a design-first approach to product development, they can improve profit. I recently sat down with Phil Gilbert, GM of design at IBM,
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Qlik Software Creates Developer Edition of Data Visualization Platform
Qlik Software today moved beyond its core base of business intelligence (BI) application users to make available a developer edition of its data visualization software based on an open setoff RESTful APIs.
Daily API RoundUp: MapmyIndia, BoldChat, AirBNB Source Code Samples
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.
Applivery Opens Mobile App Distribution Beta Program
Distributing pre-release applications outside of official delivery channels isnt exactly easy. Thats why Applivery, a Spanish startup, launched its new, free distribution system today for both Android and iOS beta apps. The service promises
How The Guardian is Approaching Hypermedia Based API Infrastructure
Known for its use of data and API-enabled journalism and content provision, The Guardian is moving to a hypermedia-based API infrastructure.
Gender Gap Grader API Enables Gender Data Revolution
A new tool is available to perform gender analysis on any large data set. Gender Gap Grader uses a databank of world names to analyze any data set by likely gender, taking into account
How CowBoom Streamlines Merchandising With BestBuy’s APIs
As a leading retailer of consumer electronics, Best Buy moves much of their Open Box, Refurbished, and Pre-owned Goods through their subsidiary CowBoom. As part of its Secondary Markets division, CowBoom use Best Buy’s
Four Ways APIs Can be used to Gain Competitive Advantage
In the digital age, many companies use customer touch points to collect information without capitalizing on its full potential. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Bala Iyer and Mohan Subramaniam discussed how companies can use APIs to harness this
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