Navdy Raises $6.5M For Its In-Car Heads-Up Display Platform
 Hardware startup Navdy has raised a $6.5 million seed funding round for its connected car tech, which focuses on the heads-up display it created. The company had closed the funding officially before
Personalized News-Reading App Pipes Now Smartly Summarizes Articles, Without The Help Of Editors
 A personalized news reading app, Pipes, is now offering summaries of news stories to save mobile readers time while trying to catch up on-the-go. This is a
Locqus Launches To Equip Plumbers And Handymen With Technology
 So you run a little plumbing company. You have a couple of plumbers. They’re good guys. You get a call for a job, and assign it to Jim who
Google Wants Mr. YouTube To Go To Washington (Or Vice Versa)
 Google is hoping to encourage legislators, lawmakers, elected representatives and others under the general category of nation-runners to use YouTube to spread their messages and speak to
Social Media Engagement Startup Insightpool Raises $4M
 Insightpool, a startup that helps companies identify and connect with their target audience online, is announcing that it has raised $4 million in Series A funding.At first, the concept might seem similar
Translator Keyboard For iOS Makes Writing Foreign Missives A Breeze
 The Translator Keyboard for iOS 8 can translate what you’ve typed into one of 44 other languages — all without having to leave the keyboard interface. Read More
Roku Now Offers Screen Mirroring For Android And Windows 8.1 Users
 Roku announced this morning it’s rolling out screen mirroring functionality in beta for “a select number” of Windows 8.1 and Android devices. The feature will allow these users to quickly mirror content
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14 Hidden Tricks and Tools in iOS 8
Some of the best new features on iOS 8 are the ones you probably havent used yet. Thats because Apple has hidden a collection of new
Rumor: Apple Pay, iOS 8.1 Release Date Revealed
You wont have to wait much longer for Apple Pay, if a new report holds true. In fact, it might even arrive in time to help
Fighting Crime With Google Glass in Dubai
Policeman and detectives in Dubai are about to get some high-tech, wearable help in the fight against crime. Dubais police department plans to distribute Google Glass
LinkedIn Continues Mobile Push With SlideShare for iOS
LinkedIn has added another standalone app to its growing mobile portfolio.The company rolled out an iPhone version of SlideShare, the presentation-sharing platform acquired by LinkedIn earlier
New York Launches a Web Portal to Match Its Tech Boom
The dream of Silicon Alley, New Yorks first attempt at crafting a tech hub competitor to Silicon Valley before the Web 1.0 dot com crash of
Windows 10 Preview and OS X Yosemite Look More Alike Than Ever Before
So just how similar are Windows 10 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite? My immediate takeaway from Tuesdays Windows 10 Preview event was Wow, this looks a
Report: Twitter Creates New Platform to Make Nice With App Developers
After repeatedly angering third-party apps by cutting off access to its API, Twitter will launch a new app development platform called Fabric to bury the hatchet
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Designer passport: One cat’s animated adventure in paris
In this monthly series, we take an opportunity to spotlight great designers from around the world. Each month, Designer Passport brings you a new piece of
Twitter for Mac gets long-overdue update adding multi-photo viewing and DM photos
Twitter for Mac has received a rare update that adds months-old features, such as support for viewing and posting multiple photos in a single tweet and attaching pictures to a direct message, to the app. It’s not much of an overstatement
Offtime for Android wants to help you turn off and tune out
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re tethered to your smartphone more often than you’d perhaps
Google publishes its ‘Physical Web’ open standard for using URLs as beacons for smart devices
Google has unveiled the code for its open source Physical Web standard, an attempt to
Here it is: The schedule for The Next Web Conference USA
If you needed a reason to purchase your #TNWUSA ticket before prices increase on October 7, you now have two. Aside from announcing
Google gives its Play Newsstand app for Android a Material Design makeover
Google today updated version its Play Newsstand app for Android with a Material Design makeover. It follows the Play Newsstand app for iOS, which Google released less than 10 days ago as a successor to Google Currents. If you’ve tried
5 unique ways to measure and evaluate a social media campaign
This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. We share, share, share to social media. How can we tell what works? This is
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Navdy Raises $6.5 Million for Heads-Up Driving Display
An upcoming device called Navdy — which promises to let people more safely use their phones while driving, via a transparent dashboard display controlled by hand gestures and voice commands — has been enthusiastically embraced. There have already been more
Angry Birds Maker Rovio to Cut Up to 130 Jobs
Graffizone/iStock Finnish mobile games maker Rovio, owner of the Angry Birds brand, plans to cut up to 130 jobs in Finland, or 16 percent of its workforce, saying growth has not been as strong as expected and it needs a
Do More With Your Smartwatch With These Android Wear Apps
Get more out of your Android Wear smartwatch with these apps.
Chegg Buys Internships.com for $11 Million in Cash and Stock
Chegg said today it has bought Internships.com for $10 million in cash and $1 million in stock of the education hub website. “With this acquisition, Chegg is poised to disrupt the highly inefficient and fragmented $5 billion college recruiting market,”
Would You Trade Your Privacy for a Cookie? Plus More #Mustreads
Americans say they care about privacy, but they dont act like it.
Crouching Tiger, Meet Billy Madison: Now Netflix is Making Movies with Adam Sandler, Too
The guy who brought you The Waterboy - as well as Punch-Drunk Love will make four movies for the streaming video service.
Rocket’s Unbelievable IPO — And the (Re)Birth of the Digital Studio
Having the credibility to be a pioneer in emerging markets and bringing these startups to scale globally is amazing -- and unprecedented.
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Finally, a Big 5 publisher raises digital royalties (but there’s a catch)
HarperCollins is paying authors more when they sell their print, e- and audiobooks directly through its website. Its a step in the right direction, even if its not the standard higher…
How we built it: Ringly and the first 5,000 units
This is the fourth post in our How We Built it package featuring lessons from hardware entrepreneurs on getting from an idea to a product. Ringly offers a lesson in manufacturing…
How to check if an iPhone is stolen
A new Apple tool allows users to check whether a iPhone has Find My iPhone turned on by typing in the devices unique identifier into a web form on iCloud.com.
Lumia 530 comes to T-Mobile for under $80
For $79.80 off-contract, Im not sure you can beat the Lumia 530 if youre on a budget. Thats what T-Mobile will sell the Windows Phone 8.1 handset for when it arrives…
Google threatened with $100M lawsuit over nude celebrity photos, but case appears weak
Is Google dodging its legal duties to remove nude celebrity images in order to make a buck? No, but Hollywood lawyers are threatening a $100 million suit anyways.
You don’t need a new car for Apple’s CarPlay; Pioneer can give you a lift
Pioneer launched a handful of in-dash AirPlay-compatible consoles earlier this year but were waiting on a software update to work with iPhones. Now, the new firmware is available with a simple…
LG may be working on a smartwatch running webOS
According to files posted to the LG developer website, webOS may be installed on a smartwatch in the future.
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Damage Report: What Shellshock Has Done So Far
It’s been more than one week after security researchers discovered Shellshock, a 22 year old bug in the bash command-line interface used in Unix by default. Now, we’re just starting to uncover the extent of the exploits hackers have committed
Everything You Need To Know About The Shellshock Bug
Judging by how the past week has gone, it’ll be a while until we see the end of the Shellshock bug, an old but recently discovered flaw in Unix-like operating systems thats widespread, difficult to patch and
LinkedIn Launches SlideShare, An iOS App Built Entirely In Apple's Swift
SlideShare, LinkedIn’s platform for presentation sharing, just became one of the first apps built entirely in Apple’s new programming language, Swift.See also: Apple Wants Devs To Love Swift, Its Shiny New Language—But Theres A CatchSwift is Apple’s in-house programming language built
HTML5 Has A New Best Friend—And It's Apple, Not Google
Google should be leading HTML5 development, but its not. No, that honor goes to Apple, the company that has done more to trumpet the virtue of native apps than anyone else.Apple isnt known for being a champion
Verizon Won’t Hobble Heavy 4G LTE Data Customers After All
Say goodbye to the prospect of data throttling, 4G Verizon subscribers.October may be the month for goblins and ghouls, but there’s now one thing that will no longer haunt Verizon Wireless 4G LTE subscribers with unlimited plans:
A Top Facebook Executive Apologizes For "Real Names" Policy
After weeks of controversy surrounding Facebooks real-names policy kicked off by a group of drag queens and LGBT supporters, Facebooks chief product officer, Chris Cox, apologized on behalf of the company for the hardship the policy has caused.Anonymous ReportsFacebook
Cops Give Away Spyware And Tell Families It's For Their "Safety"
Hundreds of law enforcement offices across the United States are handing out free copies of software that claims to protect children and families while they browse the Web. But according to an investigative report by the Electronic
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Hamburger Helper
Businessmen like Ray Kroc and Dave Thomas have secured their places in the annals of the fast food industry. But what about Harry Holly? He invented the hamburger patty molding machine in the kitchen of the burger restaurant he opened
QUOTE: Clutter is taking a toll on both morale and…
Clutter is taking a toll on both morale and productivity. Teresa Amabile of Harvard Business School studied the daily routines of more than 230 people who work on projects that require creativity. As might have been expected, she found that
PHOTO: Just took an Uber Black Car to the office…
Just took an Uber Black Car to the office today and noticed that they round down the price and make it clear on the receipt. $21.00 is definitely more luxurious than $21.71. Nice touch.
Hybrid : How we took Basecamp multi-platform with a tiny team
Yesterday we announced the official Basecamp app for iPad. Just like our other apps for iPhone, Android, and Kindle it’s a hybrid—a native wrapper around a mobile web core. We’ve written about this setup before but today I wanted to
Our favorite recent reads on the web
Each week, Know Your Company asks everyone at Basecamp a few questions, including one that helps us learn more about each other. Last week’s prompt was “What’s one great read on the web you’ve come across in the past month?”
Why we don't speak up at work
A few weeks ago, a friend told me he was thinking about quitting his job.He said it was because of communication breakdowns between him and his boss. Small moments of poor communication had snowballed into a deeper, gnawing frustration for
The Distance goes tiki
I first noticed the Hala Kahiki about a year ago driving north on River Road through the Chicago suburb of River Grove. I glanced at its colorful exterior and quirky signage and wondered, “What’s the story there?” The wonderful thing
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A foundation of empathy: The O’Reilly Radar Podcast
Editor’s note: you can subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast through iTunes, SoundCloud, or directly through our podcast’s RSS feed.In this podcast episode, Tim O’Reilly talks about building systems and services for people, keeping a close eye on the end
Asynchronous now!
Editor’s note: this post originally appeared on Medium; it is republished here with permission.Conventional workplace wisdom declares email a daily scourge. We receive too much of it. We spend too much
Four short links: 2 October 2014
I Heart Logs — I linked to Jay Kreps’s awesome blog post twice, and now he’s expanded it into a slim O’Reilly volume which I shall press into the hands of every engineer I meet. Have you heard the Good
Four short links: 1 October 2014
Robotics Has Too Many Dreamers, Needs More Practical People (IEEE) — Grishin said that while looking for business opportunities, he saw too may entrepreneurs proposing cool new robots and concepts but with no business cases to support them. The robotics
Stop hacking random stuff. It’s getting trivial.
I was gratified to read Dave Aitel’s rant about junk hacking last week :“Yes, we get it. Cars, boats, buses, and those singing fish plaques are all hackable and have no
What Amazon, iTunes, and Uber teach us about Apple Pay
Something’s been nagging at me about Apple Pay, and the hype about it.The Apple-Pay web page gushes: “Gone are the days of searching for your wallet. The wasted moments finding the
Four short links: 30 September 2014
Continuously Testing Infrastructure — “infrastructure as code”. I can’t figure out whether what I feel are thrills or chills.Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Including Programmable Bees (National Geographic) — He and fellow researchers devised novel techniques to fabricate, assemble,
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Today in APIs: Paypal eBay Relationship Hampered by API
Paypal spun out from eBay partly over conflict created by API strategy. MessageSystems updates Momentum with new API capabilities. Plus: Apigee named a leader in API management, and Ziftrs API for accepting cryptocurrencies.
Inbox Eases Access to APIs
Inbox today announced the launch of open source APIs for accessing email. The company is building on its early successes and now claims to support every email service, from legacy Exchange systems to
General Catalyst Creates $10 Million Fund for Stripe-Based Startups
Venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners today announced the creation of a $10 million fund to invest in companies building businesses and applications on the Stripe Connect platform.
Lingo24 Releases APIs for Machine Translation and Professional Service
Machine and professional translation service Lingo24 has opened up its services via API. Speaking with ProgrammableWeb at last week’s APIcon UK, CTO David Meikle explained how the service can provide greater accuracy than
APIcon UK: Why Developers Should Take Linked Data Seriously
If you arent familiar with linked data or the Semantic Web, its probably a good time to get better acquainted with the concepts, as it seems to be a popular theme that is
Today in APIs: ModoPayments Receives Patent, Offers API
ModoPayments plans to show API at FinDEVr event at the end of the month. WillowTree announces MonkeyPod, a tool for rapid API design. Plus: Yodlee launches API for FIs, and DriveRight offers AAIA
FBI to Open Up Malware Portal to Private Sector
The Federal Bureau of Investigation will soon open its Malware Investigator portal to the private sector.
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