The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social
 The holiday season is here, and shoppers and merchants alike are gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year. How will technology impact retail this season, and what’s new
Kobe Bryant Announces NBA Retirement Over Twitter
 *Cue the old man music* In my day, the best sports athletes of our time sat in front of a camera with their family by their side when they announced that
Automotive Disruption From The Bay Area To Atlanta
 Never has the traditional automotive business model been under constant siege as it is today from multiple fronts. Technology has not only changed the car-buying experience but it is
Start Up Services Snake Oil
 I’ve been so well entrenched in the journalistic world of entrepreneurship that I haven’t lifted my head out of the mess of funding stories and launch posts to actually pay attention
The End Of The Startup Gold Rush, Absurd Burn Rates And Tourist VCs
 In 15 years as a venture capitalist, I’ve seen just about every market condition you can imagine. I started at Insight Venture Partners in 2000 at a time when the stock
Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design
 Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project. You know, the flying delivery drone that some thought was a massive joke meant for April 1st. Included are some high-res
The True Impact Of The Snapchat Writedown For Entrepreneurs
 Writing down unicorns benefits everyone. Read More
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Amazon reveals Prime Air drone flight footage with Jeremy Clarkson explainer
Back in 2013, when Amazon revealed plans to begin delivering packages via flying drones through Prime Air, some seemed skeptical about the reality of deploying such
Roborace is the world's first driverless racing championship
The creators of the Formula E all-electric racing series have announced a new motoring championship called Roborace. It combines the fast-paced excitement of alternative energy racing
5 can't-miss apps: Giphy Cam, Picpal, Drop Messages and more
With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, you may have missed some of this weeks best new apps.See also: Instagram is testing support for
You can drive this $100,000 SandRacer on the street
It might not look like it, but this Zarooq Motors sand racing car is street-legal.Built in the United Arab Emirates, this sleek but boxy dune jumper
Here come the rose gold Android phones
It was only a matter of time before the fad for rose gold cellphones spread from the Apple store to the Android marketplaceChinese maker Oppo claims
Amazon now offering unlimited cloud storage for $5 for one year
Now may be a really good time to try out Amazon Cloud Drive.The company is offering a promotion for Black Friday that will give you a
Instagram is testing support for multiple accounts on Android
Instagram may finally be adding support for multiple accounts.The photo sharing app is testing support for multiple accounts for Android users. The feature appears to be
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Master JavaScript coding with 97% of this ‘essentials’ bundle
The turning gears behind the internet are driven in part by JavaScript, a vital component of every Web browser. You
Do you like Super Mario enough to spend nearly $19,000 on a watch?
While we write a fair amount about smartwatches and the future on The Next Web, we also have a fairly
Swedish court refuses to force ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay
Unlike many other governments around the world, a Swedish court has ruled that it cannot force ISPs to block their
China doesn’t seem to want Pepsi’s branded Android phone
When news of a Pepsi smartphone launching leaked, it seemed a bit of a left-field move that made little sense. Once announced, however, it
NSA stopped from indiscriminately collecting millions of phone records, but it’s not enough
The National Security Agency (NSA) is no longer allowed to collect and trawl the millions of phone calls made in
‘Random Darknet Shopper’ bot that bought ecstasy online is going on another spending spree
A laptop running a bot that makes automated purchases from the ‘darknet’ has just made its first since being
My phone is finally replacing my wallet… and it’s brilliant
At some point in the past year, my phone went from ‘useful communications tool that I mainly use for email and Twitter’
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Re/wind: More Dell-EMC Drama, An Amazon Competitor Beefs Up and More
The headlines we were thankful for.
Amazon Drones Are Ready. Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson Says So.
What does the Stieg think?
Four E-Commerce Lessons From Black Friday Weekend 2015
The mobile shopping era is here.
Capital Gains: Jet.com’s Thanksgiving Haul, Even More Big Delivery Rounds and More
Jet.com lands $350 million, Deliveroo nets $100 million.
‘Re/code Decode’: B.J. Novak and Dev Flaherty Talk Start-Ups and Hollywood (Full Video)
The best creativity comes when you give people an extremely blank form.
People Exaggerate Online, and the New York Times Is On It!
“‘Literally dying’ has become, like, the new LOL.
Neiman Marcus Extends Black Friday Online Sale Following All-Day Outage
The online promotions will now last until 6 p.m. CT on Saturday.
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Exploring Apple’s growing interest in VR content
While it’s no surprise that the presence of virtual reality is weaving its way into many sectors of tech, we’re still left waiting to find out how it’ll unfold when it comes to Apple. Google, Samsung, Sony, and Facebook have all shared
This food quality startup ruined Thanksgiving by analyzing turkey products
There are many ways for tech companies to ruin Thanksgiving dinner. Facebook could send a push notification to all your relatives to remind them about petty arguments had over the last year. Apple could release a novelty ringtone no-one but
Amazon Books should be the future of brick-and-mortar retail chains
Earlier this month, Amazon opened a bookstore in a mall that used to house a Barnes & Noble. Much has been written about this foray into the physical realm: It’s been called a potential library of the future; Amazon itself has
Amazon is reportedly running a secret shipping operation in Ohio
Amazon is steadily expanding its delivery infrastructure, whether it’s by driving items to consumers in select cities or testing a secretive drone delivery program. Could the company also reduce its reliance on shipping companies like UPS and FedEx by running
Snapchat rethinks content discovery with Story Explorer
A new Snapchat feature called Story Explorer will allow people in New York and Los Angeles to view specific moments from perspectives shared by other users. Snapchat says in a blog post today that Story Explorer works by taking Snaps curated
Facebook touts the strength of its developer tools
Facebook is tooting the horns of its various developer tools by sharing how DoubleU Games, a South Korean developer, used them to learn more about Facebook users who play in the virtual casino of its flagship DoubleU Casino. A case study
‘Breaker’ mixes content discovery with a messaging platform
Holiday dinners hosted by my wife’s family are bound to have three things: sugary desserts; copious amounts of wine; and heated discussions about politics. The exact mix changes depending on the holiday, but each of those things is bound to
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Dropbox's Developer Strategy: It's (Still) All About Dropbox
As Dropbox CEO Drew Houston left the stage at his companys Dropbox Open event Wednesday morning in San Francisco, Rumble And Sway by Jamie N Commons started playing.Dont you tell me no truths, I want all of your lies.So give me
Why Local Voters Will Likely Crush This Anti-Airbnb Proposition
This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.Very early election results suggest that San Franciscans have likely voted to reject a law
How To Save Money When You're Shopping Online
This post is sponsored by ChameleonJohn, a provider of online coupons, promo codes, and daily deals. It reflects the views of the sponsor, not ReadWrites editors.When the Internet was introduced to the general public, it brought changes of all sorts.
Lyft Is Getting Ready For Developers To Hop On Board
With three recent announcements, Lyft, a ride-hailing and -sharing service, is making moves that suggest it will soon become more open to third-party developers.On Tuesday, Lyft announced a new way to hail a ride through an integration with Slack, the
How One Startup Aims To Solve The Wired VR Issue
A growing number of hardware makers are searching for the best way of bringing virtual reality (VR) to the masses: Current contraptions cover every price point and style from Google Cardboard to the Oculus Rift (consumer version due 2016). The
How To Grow A Partnership From A Single Trial Into A Major Booster
Guest author Ramgopal Vidyanand (Anand) is vice president of corporate marketing and business development at Celltick. Partnership deals are never really closed—even if your initial deals don’t cover additional opportunities. Entrepreneurs often start small, on an experimental basis, with the expectation
Games Are Key To New Apple TV's Success, Early Data Shows
The Apple TV has only been out for a weekend, but already theres some unofficial data about the apps that are proving popular with early adopters—and games are leading the charge. The charts in question have been compiled using real
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Basecamp HQ Mural
When I painted a mural on the wall of the first 37signals office back in ‘98 or ‘99, I didn’t have a camera phone in my pocket. That’s why I took pictures of the wall with a
Chocoholic Anonymous
Athena Uslander is the Cyrano de Bergerac of brownies. The company she co-founded in 1983, Silverland Bakery, makes sweet treats that are sold under the names of grocery stores and restaurants across the U.S. and even internationally. Silverland Bakery may
Building Basecamp 3: Mobile Prototypes
Interactive prototyping was essential to designing Basecamp 3 for iOS and Android. In this article we’ll look at how we chose a prototyping tool and take a peek at a few of our prototypes.At Basecamp design happens through iteration. We
I don’t want to be a winner
Is there anything our society exalts more than The Winner? That fiery someone who crushes all competition to stand alone and victorious at the end. A genetic predisposition, I’m sure.The paradigm of competition is so ingrained as the basic business
Natasha “The Robot” Murashev joins Basecamp
We’re excited to announce that Natasha Murashev has joined us here at Basecamp as a programmer on our iOS team.Despite receiving over 100 applications for this position, it was by far the highest quality group of candidates we’ve seen. Not
A new episode and a big milestone
When Abdul Qaiyum, a young Pakistani immigrant and recent pharmacy school graduate, discovered Merz Apothecary in 1972, the Swiss German drugstore was on the verge of closing permanently after nearly a century in business. Qaiyum bought the store from the
VIDEO: I discussed the origin of Basecamp, the myths…
I discussed the origin of Basecamp, the myths of entrepreneurship, and the difference between finding and keeping a golden egg on the Being Boss podcast.
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Four short links: 27 November 2015
87% of Android Devices Insecure -- researchers find theyre vulnerable to malicious apps because manufacturers have not provided regular security updates. (via Bruce Schneier)A Computational Approach for Obstruction-Free Photography (Google Research) -- take multiple photos from different angles through occlusions
Four short links: 26 November 2015
Firefox Leaves Googles Money Behind (CNET) -- regional deals with other search engine companies, notably Yahoo in the United States, Baidu in China and Yandex in Russia.Managing Performance of Third-Party Scripts -- in the words of Tammy Everts, A typical
Kristian Hammond on truly democratizing data and the value of AI in the enterprise
Subscribe to the OReilly Radar Podcast to track the technologies and people that will shape our world in the years to come.In this weeks episode, OReillys Mac Slocum chats with Kristian
Four short links: 25 November 2015
magspoof -- a portable device that can spoof/emulate any magnetic stripe or credit card wirelessly, even on standard magstripe readers.LittleD -- open source relational database for embedded devices and sensors nodes.iondb -- open source a key-value datastore for resource constrained
Vanessa Cho on GoPro’s design approach
Subscribe to the OReilly Design Podcast, our podcast exploring how experience design — and experience designers — are shaping business, the Internet of Things, and other domains.In this weeks Design Podcast
Four short links: 24 November 2015
uitable -- cute library for tabular data in console golang programs.Did Carnegie-Mellon Attack Tor for the FBI? (Bruce Schneier) -- The behavior of the researchers is reprehensible, but the real issue is that CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has lost its
Four short links: 23 November 2015
Elasticsearch SQL -- Query elasticsearch using familiar SQL syntax. You can also use ES functions in SQL. Apache2-licensed.In Communist China, Tinder Screws You -- Chinese Tinder clone Tantan is endangering young women and men by failing to use encryption and
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Why API Developers Love To Use GitHub
GitHub is one of the most popular forms of source control for API development, boasting a community of over 11 million users and 27 million projects. In a recent post on the Nordic APIs
How Epoxy Uses the Twitter Video API to Increase Reach and Engagement
Online video distribution platform Epoxy nurtures the relationship between content creators and fans by allowing the sharing of videos across social media platforms.
3 Open Source Alternatives to Using the Google Maps API
The rise of data mining, mobile applications and social media, among many others, has dramatically changed the face of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and what they can accomplish. This has led to the creation of tools suited to various use
Why API Developers Loveto Use GitHub
GitHub is one of the most popular forms of source control for API development, boasting a community of over 11 million users and 27 million projects. In a recent post on the Nordic APIs
Amazon Releases Version 1.0 of the AWS SDK for Go
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the popular cloud computing provider that offers reliability across storage, database, analytics, applications and development services for a range of industries.
Daily API RoundUp: Heroku Connect, microBees, Sisense, Episerver, SetPay
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.
Top 10 Games APIs: EVE Online, Riot Games, Battle.net
According to a recent research report by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), more than 150 million Americans play video games and approximately 42 percent of Americans play video games at least three hours per week.
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