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URL :http://blog.wired.com/business/
Filed Under:Technology / Technology Industry News
Posts on Regator:6091
Posts / Week:17.4
Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

‘Viber’ Messaging App Now Lets You Peek in on Celebrity Chatter

Viber is betting on celebrities to help the company compete with WhatsApp. The post ‘Viber’ Messaging App Now Lets You Peek in on Celebrity Chatter appeared first on WIRED.

These Guys Made a T-Shirt. Now Silicon Valley Is Giving Them Millions

When police raided and shut down a bar popular among Brown University students, Walker Williams and his friend did what a lot of college students do when trying to rally people around a cause: they designed a t-shirt. The pair didn’t have enough money to actually order a batch of the shirts for those intent […] The post These Guys Made a T-Shirt. Show More Summary

The Next Big Thing You Missed: An App That Helps Women Deal With Life After Pregnancy

Glow just announced new features in Glow Nurture, giving new moms support during the postpartum period. But this is just a small part of Glow’s aspirations. The post The Next Big Thing You Missed: An App That Helps Women Deal With Life After Pregnancy appeared first on WIRED.

Snapchat Now Lets You Send Money Too

The wildly popular mobile messaging app on Monday announced a partnership with Square to allow Snapchat users to send cash via the app just as they would a text message The post Snapchat Now Lets You Send Money Too appeared first on WIRED.

Spotify and Uber Join Forces to Play Your Favorite Music While You Ride

Thanks to a new deal with Spotify, Uber passengers will be able to tell drivers not just where they want to go but what they want to listen to on the way there. The post Spotify and Uber Join Forces to Play Your Favorite Music While You Ride appeared first on WIRED.

Facebook Developing ‘Facebook at Work’ Service, Says Report

Facebook is reportedly testing a product called Facebook at Work, designed to let people, well, use Facebook at Work. The post Facebook Developing ‘Facebook at Work’ Service, Says Report appeared first on WIRED.

New Social Network Is a Lot Like LinkedIn, Only Actually Useful

WeWork already has a $1.5 billion valuation and 30 locations. Now, the four-year old company is expanding its large footprint even further with a new social network to rival LinkedIn---except this one might actually be useful. The post New Social Network Is a Lot Like LinkedIn, Only Actually Useful appeared first on WIRED.

AT&T Stops Using Invasive ‘Perma-Cookies,’ But It May Turn Them Back On

AT&T has put plans to include unique tracking IDs on consumer's mobile web traffic on hold. The post AT&T Stops Using Invasive ‘Perma-Cookies,’ But It May Turn Them Back On appeared first on WIRED.

Comcast Wants the President to Know That Net Neutrality Is Doing Just Fine

To make its case that broadband doesn't need to be regulated like a utility, Comcast has to make the case that the status quo is working out just fine. The post Comcast Wants the President to Know That Net Neutrality Is Doing Just Fine appeared first on WIRED.

Amazon Resolves Dispute With Top-Five Publisher Hachette Over Book Sales

After months of bitter fighting, Hachette and Amazon announced on Thursday morning that they have settled their differences and reached a new multi-year agreement for ebook and print book sales. The post Amazon Resolves Dispute With Top-Five Publisher Hachette Over Book Sales appeared first on WIRED.

Facebook Rolls Out Clearer Privacy Policy, But You Still Can’t Control Your Data

Facebook has condensed its complex and legalese-loaded privacy policy by two-thirds, in hopes of making it easier for the average user to understand. “Our goal is to make the information about Facebook as clear as possible,” Erin Egan, Facebook’s chief privacy officer, told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday. Show More Summary

This Startup Is Turning the Human Body Into a Next Gen Design Platform

Body Labs makes 3D avatars that could jumpstart the custom product revolution. The post This Startup Is Turning the Human Body Into a Next Gen Design Platform appeared first on WIRED.

Online Stores Change Prices Depending on How You Shop. Here’s How

A new study sheds light on the practices of major e-commerce retailers that show different users a different set of prices, depending on several factors. The post Online Stores Change Prices Depending on How You Shop. Here’s How appeared first on WIRED.

How Google Lost Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in an Hour and Half

Google’s ad serving tool failed on Wednesday morning, causing blank spaces to appear in place of advertisements. Here's how much money the glitch caused Google. The post How Google Lost Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in an Hour and Half appeared first on WIRED.

Software Designed to Make Customer Service Suck Less

Humanify helps businesses track their customers online to make the customer service experience less terrible. The post Software Designed to Make Customer Service Suck Less appeared first on WIRED.

Square’s Plan to Exploit the Big Switch to Next-Gen Credit Cards

By next October, every checkout counter in the U.S. is supposed to look a little bit different. That’s the deadline set by the credit card industry for merchants to upgrade their point-of-sale systems to accept chip-based credit cards, a more secure upgrade to the magnetic-stripe version that much of the rest of the world has already dropped. Show More Summary

How Alibaba Created the World’s Biggest Online Shopping Day

Thanks to Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, Singles Day has become the single biggest online shopping day in the world. The post How Alibaba Created the World’s Biggest Online Shopping Day appeared first on WIRED.

The Next Big Thing You Missed: LinkedIn’s Quest to Get a Job for Everyone on Earth

According to LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, the world has about 600 million "knowledge workers"---the professional class that spends much of its workday in front of a computer. Of these, he says, more than half have a profile on LinkedIn....Show More Summary

This Anti-Wall Street Startup Treats Small Investors Like Multimillionaires

This investment platform lets investors choose how much to pay them. It's a risky bet that turns Wall Street on its head. The post This Anti-Wall Street Startup Treats Small Investors Like Multimillionaires appeared first on WIRED.

A Touch-Free Smartphone the Disabled Can Control With Their Heads

The Sesame Phone is a smartphone designed explicitly for the mobility impaired population. It uses computer vision technology to allow people to access any app just by moving their heads. The post A Touch-Free Smartphone the Disabled Can Control With Their Heads appeared first on WIRED.

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