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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

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Why Inequality—and Not a Bubble—Should Be Silicon Valley’s Biggest Worry

Silicon Valley’s economy may be booming, but according to a new report, in recent years, the region has also “lost its spine,” that spine being the middle class. The post Why Inequality—and Not a Bubble—Should Be Silicon Valley’s Biggest Worry appeared first on WIRED.

CNBC Unveils Index For Tracking Equity Crowdfunding Revolution

Is equity crowdfunding tipping into the mainstream? The post CNBC Unveils Index For Tracking Equity Crowdfunding Revolution appeared first on WIRED.

The A.I. Software That Could Score You the Perfect Job

Finding a job is no easy task. It’s even more difficult to find the right job for you. Too often, we think we’ve scored our dream job with the company we’ve long admired from afar, only to end up realizing the match wasn’t the right fit. Show More Summary

These Drones Are Already Starting to Deliver Medicine, Books, and Pizza

Petulant American man-boy tycoons wishing to command armies of taco-and beer-delivering quadcopters are perhaps having their peevishness augmented by the Federal Aviation Administration, which has yet to finalize regulations on how commercial drones might ply the sky. Show More Summary

The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids

The Cook family are not just homeschoolers but unschoolers. They don’t prefer homeschooling simply because they find most schools too test-obsessed or underfunded or otherwise ineffective. They believe that the very philosophical underpinnings of modern education are flawed. The post The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids appeared first on WIRED.

Robot Cars Won’t Rescue Uber From Its Clash With Drivers

Uber took a big step yesterday toward driverless future. But the dream of perfectly automated transportation won't come true soon enough to save it. The post Robot Cars Won’t Rescue Uber From Its Clash With Drivers appeared first on WIRED.

Amazon In Talks to Buy Radio Shack Stores, Says Report

A deal between Amazon and RadioShack seems unlikely, but it does reveal a bit about the way Amazon is evolving. The post Amazon In Talks to Buy Radio Shack Stores, Says Report appeared first on WIRED.

Twitter Starts Selling Ads On Other Apps and Sites

Today, with a blog post, the company announced that it would begin syndicating its Promoted Tweets outside of Twitter. The ad unit will first appear on the social news app Flipboard as well as Yahoo Japan. The post Twitter Starts Selling Ads On Other Apps and Sites appeared first on WIRED.

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Software That Helps Businesses Rid Their Supply Chains of Slave Labor

Justin Dillon says that Steve Jobs was one of the first people who convinced him that he might have a shot at changing the way some of the world’s biggest companies do business. The post The Next Big Thing You Missed: Software That Helps Businesses Rid Their Supply Chains of Slave Labor appeared first on WIRED.

Twitter Aims to Lower Its Learning Curve by Automatically Filling Your Feed

Twitter is reportedly testing a new feature called Instant Timeline, which uses information about who your friends are and who they already follow to guess which accounts and topics you might like. The post Twitter Aims to Lower Its Learning Curve by Automatically Filling Your Feed appeared first on WIRED.

New Data Shows the Nest Thermostat Can Cut Your Heat Bill by 10 Percent

The energy-saving benefits of Nest’s thermostat have always been loudly trumpeted by the Google-owned company, but now it says it has proof. Nest today revealed that it had been quietly looking at the energy savings of thermostat users since 2013, and the results of the study are in. Show More Summary

Verizon Will Let Customers Sidestep Privacy-Killing ‘Perma-Cookie’

Good news: Verizon Wireless will soon let its users stop the invasive tracking of its ‘perma-cookie.’ The post Verizon Will Let Customers Sidestep Privacy-Killing ‘Perma-Cookie’ appeared first on WIRED.

Facebook Is Making News Feed Better By Asking Real People Direct Questions

It’s a well-known fact that Facebook’s flagship feature, News Feed, is run by algorithms. But Facebook knows that it can do better than relying solely on these cold computations. The post Facebook Is Making News Feed Better By Asking Real People Direct Questions appeared first on WIRED.

Jay-Z Enters Streaming Music Industry, With Bid to Acquire Swedish Company

Jay-Z's empire may soon be a little bit larger. The rapper and business mogul is about to get into the streaming music business. The post Jay-Z Enters Streaming Music Industry, With Bid to Acquire Swedish Company appeared first on WIRED.

The Grand Plan to Give Everyone a Free Year of Online College

As debate over free community college tuition continues in Congress, one private equity mogul and philanthropist is working to give students a head start at college for free online. The post The Grand Plan to Give Everyone a Free Year of Online College appeared first on WIRED.

The Smartest, Richest Companies Can’t Crack Mobile. The Future Belongs to Anyone Who Can

The smartest, richest tech companies in the world all posted their quarterly earnings this week, and if you had to draw one lesson from the results, it's this: mobile matters. More than anything. The post The Smartest, Richest Companies Can’t Crack Mobile. The Future Belongs to Anyone Who Can appeared first on WIRED.

Amazon Says One Million Customers Actively Use Its Cloud Services

During Amazon’s fourth quarter earnings announcement today, the company revealed that Amazon Web Services (AWS)—essentially its cloud computing infrastructure—has over one million active customers. The post Amazon Says One Million Customers Actively Use Its Cloud Services appeared first on WIRED.

Microsoft To Invest in Android Startup Cyanogen, Says Report

Microsoft will be investing $70 million in Cyanogen, the startup that makes a popular Android ROM, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The investment would make Microsoft a minority investor in a round of funding that puts Cyanogen’s value in the high hundreds of millions. Show More Summary

China’s New Rules for Selling Tech to Banks Have US Companies Spooked

Technology companies that want to sell equipment to Chinese banks have to submit to extensive audits, turn over source code, and build “back doors” into their hardware and software---presumably so that the Chinese government have the ability peek into computer banking systems. Show More Summary

How Sequencing Foods’ DNA Could Help Us Prevent Diseases

Scientists from the IBM Research and Mars Incorporated today announced the Sequencing the Food Supply Chain Consortium, a collaborative food safety platform aiming to leverage advances in genomics and analytics to further our understanding of what makes food safe. The post How Sequencing Foods’ DNA Could Help Us Prevent Diseases appeared first on WIRED.

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