Will Tidal Make Waves In The Music Industry Or Get Washed Out?
 In late March, when a group of A-list musicians gathered in Manhattan to show support for Jay Z’s new music streaming service, Tidal, expectations were sky-high. The music stars, many of the
Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD Leads $70M Round In Online Produce Retailer FruitDay
 Chinese e-commerce site and Alibaba rival JD.com is putting its money into fresh fruit and vegetables after it led a $70 million Series C round in FruitDay, a company that
Expedia Sells Majority Stake In Chinese Partner eLong For $671 Million
 It’s been a pretty busy and expensive 2015 so far for Expedia — which forked out $280 million to buy Travelcity in February, before shelling out $1.6 billion for Orbitz a week
How Sony Or Microsoft Could Use Subscription To Win Video Games
 The next stage in the console business seems to be one of updating the business model toward one that provides much more value to players. Which of the major platforms will take
The Shift In Assets
 Asset prices are more sensitive to very low interest rates than most suspect. Global interest rates are now at historic lows. Conversely we are seeing record prices for asset prices be they
Lessons In Growing Revenue From Twitter’s Latest Acquisition, TellApart 
 On the heels of its acquisition by Twitter, TellApart chief executive Josh McFarland tells Greylock Partners how he grew the company from $7M to $100M in revenue.
What If Facebook Actually Paid People For Content?
 I know this sounds crazy, but what if authors and artists didn’t just pump their work into Facebook for free? Yeah, it built the pipes, but that doesn’t mean the
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Myo armband makes hands-free motion control real
Gesture-controlled computing is well on its way to transitioning from fantasy to realityIts most often accomplished via vision sensors that watch you or your hands and
iOS developer weighs in on how Apple HomeKit tools work, what lies ahead
While the first HomeKit-compatible accessories finally get ready to ship, developers have had a good bit of time to tinker around with Apples software tools to
Aesthetics algorithm spots beauty that humans overlook
Beautiful images are not always popular ones, which is where the CrowdBeauty algorithm can help, computer scientists say.One of the depressing truths about social media is
LinkedIn-esque app for doctors helped save lives after Nepal earthquake
When youre sick, you can choose the doctor who treats you. If that doctor cant handle your case, he or she refers you to another doctor.
5 can't-miss apps: 'QuizUp,' StubHub, Hoopla and more
With rumors swirling around the upcoming Android Mand Apple TV updates, you could have easily missed some of this weeks best new apps.See also: Googles latest
Google files patent for 'Chucky'-esque smart teddy bear that may haunt your dreams
Google just filed a patent for what may be its creepiest or coolest invention yet. You decideThe company hopes to break into the toy industry with
Samsung NX500 camera: High-quality 4K video capture for just $800
Once you go 4K, you just cant go back to full HDSamsungs NX500 is the first of what will be many affordable, sub-$1,000, mirrorless cameras that
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Time Warner Cable is reportedly be acquired by Charter Communications
Remember that Time Warner/Comcast merger basically everyone was hoping wouldn’t happenuntil it was canceled a month ago? Well, it looks like
This working hoverboard has set a world record
The promises of a particular 80s movie may not be a reality just yet — and time is running out, but the day when we
Photos without Google Plus is exactly what we’ve been asking for
Though nowhere near official, it seems Google may actually be splitting its impressive Photos service from their sputtering social arm. Android Police recently
Pext makes it easy to create and send custom memes in your messages
There are many, many services out there for sending messages, and there are also a whole bunch that will bring
Inherited type: meet the artist behind the Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud fonts
Someone writing a letter to their therapist in the Freud’s handwriting: That was the image that inspired German
Amazon to start paying ‘proper’ sales tax in Europe following increased pressure
You know how massive corporations often find clever and completely legal ways of paying less tax than they really should despite
When the IoT meets customer relationship management
This post was brought to you by GetApp, your number one cloud business apps marketplace.From cars to air conditioning, fridges to fitness
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Capital Gains: More Stripe Funding, Marc Andreessen’s New Board Seat and More
Funding news from this week in Silicon Valley.
Re/code on TV: Code Conference Preview and Apple, Apple, Apple
Re/code staffers went on TV last week to talk about Apple and more.
“Tomorrowland” (The Book) And the Heartbreak of Prediction
A hell of a lot more of Tomorrowland is likely to to feel familiar than outlandish a decade from now.
Last (But Not Least) Code Speakers: Twitter’s Costolo and Periscope’s Beykpour
Well be livestreaming this one from my iPhone 6, natch!
Hey Boo Boo Kitty: The Team Behind Hit TV Show ‘Empire’ Comes to Code
Well ask how the Cookie crumbles. As if.
Apple Wants Local TV in Its Apple TV Service, Which Means Apple TV Could Be Delayed
It could also take time. But its supposed to be worth it.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting Code (Video)
Here are the themes Kara and Walt plan to explore with this years speakers.
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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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MediaTek’s Linkit One Platform Could Make Makers Of Us All
MediaTek, a Taiwan-based semiconductor company, took to the Wearable World Congress floor last week to show off a new way for makers to bring their ideas off the drawing board and into the real world. Priced at just $79, the
Open Platforms, Open Networks: The New IP
This post is sponsored by Brocade. It reflects the views of the sponsor, not ReadWrites editors.The Internet has grown enormously in the past 20 years. But in many fundamental ways, Internet Protocol-based networks havent. New application models require a New IP. See
Maybe Online Voting Isn't A Pipe Dream After All
This post first appeared on the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service; it has been edited. For inquires, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.A team of British and American researchers have developed a hacker resistant process for online voting (PDF)
Get Your Faces Ready: Oculus Announces 2nd Developer Conference This Fall
Oculus CTO John Carmack at Oculus Connect in 2014.In mere months, Oculus will show off its latest cool tools for virtual reality game and app makers. The Facebook-owned company announced Thursday that its second annual developer conference,
"Virtual Rooms" For The Apple Smart Home Sound Like A Great Idea
Since Apple announced its HomeKit smart home initiative last year, its been mostly quiet about just how iPhones and other Apple gadgets will wrangle those connected devices. Now, however, the company may have a fancy new app in the works—complete
Google Is Readying Its Own OS For Running The Internet Of Things
With Googles I/O developer conference around the corner, you can expect the rumors to start coming thick and fast, and The Information has the scoop that the Mountain View company is working on a new OS for the Internet of
Why Retail Beacons Still Have A Long Way To Go
Remember 1980? That was the year AC/DC released Back in Black, and the same year that Black Sabbath backfilled Ozzy with Ronnie James Dio (resulting in the incredible song Heaven and Hell, but not much else). It was a golden
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The stories we tell ourselves
The progress of technology needs a full spectrum of adoption to work well. From early adopters who jump in before kinks and warts have been banished, to a late majority who bring scale to the now-safe choice.If we didn’t have
A Year of The Distance
A year ago, The Distance published its first story: a profile of 110-year-old Horween Leather Co., Chicago’s last remaining tannery. Since then, we’ve visited an 18,000-square-foot costume and wig store and a vintage tiki bar with its own gift shop.
The homescreens of Basecamp (2015)
Back in 2011 and 2013, we shared our phone homescreens with you. We get a kick out of how others personalize their mobile phones. A lot’s changed since then: we have a few more folks on Android, there are 3
How do we become better product designers?We strive to better discern the needs of our customers, so we reach for a number of tools. Surveys. User testing. 'Jobs to be done' interviews (an interview process I highly recommend). But in
Programming with toys and magic should be relished, not scorned
In the early days of Rails, a common dismissal of the framework and its Ruby roots were that these were just toys. Something for kids or amateurs to play with; to build a quick throw-away prototype or system of no
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
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Four short links: 25 May 2015
Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) -- It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This
How Shazam predicts pop hits
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 Radar Podcast, I chat with Cait ORiordan,
Four short links: 22 May 2015
GM: That Car You Bought, Were Really the Ones Who Own It -- GM’s claim is all about copyright and software code, and it’s the same claim John Deere is making about their tractors. The TL;DR version of the argument
A “have-coffee” culture
Download a free copy of Building an Optimized Business, a curated collection of chapters from the OReilly Web Operations and Performance library. This post is an excerpt by J. Paul Reed from DevOps in Practice, one of the selections included
Cultivating change
Attend Cultivate July 20 and 21, in Portland, Oregon. Cultivate is our conference looking at the challenges facing modern management and aiming to train a new generation of business leaders who
What today’s fitness technology means for tomorrow’s office
Contributing Author: Claire NiechAttend OReillys Solid Conference, June 23–25, in San Francisco. Solid is our conference exploring how the collision of software and hardware is fueling the creation of a software-enhanced,
Toward a damned good information architecture
Download a free copy of The New Design Fundamentals ebook, a curated collection of chapters from our Design library. Note: this post is an excerpt from Information Architecture, 4th Edition, by Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville, and Jorge Arango, which is
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How APIs and Mashups Could Replace Patient Portals
The Health IT ecosystem is being driven toward an incentive-driven model through the implementation of Meaningful Use as the government standard for using Electronic Health Records (EHR).
Daily API RoundUp: Chromecast, Unofficial IMDb JavaScript Library
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.
Build Apps Directly Inside Gmail and Inbox with InboxSDK
Streak, a Gmail-based CRM platform, has announced the launch of InboxSDK, a JavaScript library that provides a set of APIs that allow developers to build applications directly inside Gmail and Inbox. InboxSDK is fully
Amazon Releases SDKs for Login and Pay with Amazon
In an effort to make it easier for developers to add one-time checkout and recurring payments to their applications, Amazon has released new SDKs and developer materials for its Login and Pay with Amazon
5 Things to Consider When Using RESTful APIs and OAuth 2.0
As the Internet of Things gains pace, users are increasingly required to sync data to cloud services.
Prime Numbers Technology Releases Traveler Scorecard API
This article is a company-provided press release and ProgrammableWeb cannot vouch for the accuracy of the statements within. If you have questions regarding the information below, please contact the company that issued the press release.
Webhose.io API Now Features Similarity Search
Webhose.io, a fairly new data-as-a-service platform, has added a similarity search feature to the Webhose.io API. Similarity search allows users to search for articles that are similar to another document. Webhose.io has been busy
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