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Filed Under:Technology / Technology Industry News
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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Apple Can’t Say What the iPad Is for, But That’s the Whole Point

At first, a lot of people didn’t get the iPad. “It’s just a really big iPhone,” the voices said when the Apple tablet made its debut. Some even called it a really big iPod Touch. “The unanswered question is whether we really need a ‘third...Show More Summary

Uber Delivers Flu Shots: How On-Demand Tech Can Actually Do Good

Flu is most dangerous to the most vulnerable---small children, the elderly, the immuno-compromised---and every responsible adult should get a flu shot to help keep the germ from spreading. Typically, this involves a trip to the doctor or a local drug store. Show More Summary

72 Percent of Airbnb’s NY Rentals Are Illegal, Report Says

A whopping 72 percent of Airbnb’s listings in New York are illegal, according to a new state report, and together with city regulators, the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is actively cracking down on the room-rental service. Show More Summary

Redfin Buys Startup to Make Online Home-Hunting a Little Less Maddening

If you've ever spent time looking at houses, you know how wildly a listing can differ from reality. In many cases, the text exaggerates the charm of decaying old homes. Photos make rooms look bigger than they actually are, while deftly avoiding problem areas. Show More Summary

The Great TV Unbundling Has Begun. But Be Careful What You Wish For

The distant dream of a la carte television has never seemed closer to reality. The post The Great TV Unbundling Has Begun. But Be Careful What You Wish For appeared first on WIRED.

The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

Inside the soul-crushing world of content moderation, where low-wage laborers soak up the worst of humanity, and keep it off your Facebook feed. The post The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed appeared first on WIRED.

Facebook’s New Tool Tells Friends You’re Safe During Natural Disasters

In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011, a team of Japanese Facebook engineers went to work on tools that would help people connect and communicate with friends and family in the event of other natural disasters. Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin, Blows Everyone’s Mind

Think you're too busy to learn another language? Well, you're not the CEO of a $205 billion company, and apparently, even this rather demanding job leaves plenty of time to learn some serious Mandarin. The post Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin, Blows Everyone’s Mind appeared first on WIRED.

Equity Crowdfunding Takes Another (Small) Step Forward

Officially launched today, FlashFunders is joining a wide range of other online services that provide a form of equity crowdfunding. The post Equity Crowdfunding Takes Another (Small) Step Forward appeared first on WIRED.

Why Google Wants to Get Its Hands on Mystery Company ‘Magic Leap’

Magic Leap is the company everyone’s talking about and no one quite understands. The post Why Google Wants to Get Its Hands on Mystery Company ‘Magic Leap’ appeared first on WIRED.

The New iPads Don’t Really Matter. They’re Just Another Screen

The fact that Apple is unveiling new iPads today—not last month—tells you everything you need to know about the declining importance of tablets. In early September, the Apple hype machine spun itself into full frenzy over the new, bigger...Show More Summary

New Tablet Case Recognizes Sign Language and Translates It Into Text

The UNI tablet case uses gesture recognition technology to translate sign language into audible speech. The post New Tablet Case Recognizes Sign Language and Translates It Into Text appeared first on WIRED.

Down With Cable! Why HBO Is Finally Launching a Standalone Streaming Service

Rejoice, cord-cutters. HBO has announced it will launch its own online video streaming service next year, no cable TV subscription needed. Until now, HBO’s streaming service, HBO GO, has required users to have an HBO subscription, but...Show More Summary

Nielsen Will Soon Rate Everything on the Web, From Videos to Articles

The Nielsen ratings have long held huge sway over the business of television, but television isn’t like it used to be. So, on Tuesday, Nielsen announced that it’s expanding its ratings system to all kinds of digital content to give both...Show More Summary

New York’s Bitcoin Regulations May Not Kill Startups After All

New York’s bitcoin regulations may not be as onerous as many have feared. In a speech at Cardozo Law School in New York on Tuesday night, Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of financial services for the state of New York, said that theShow More Summary

As Online Viewing Soars, Internet TV Will Soon Be the Only TV

More people are watching TV online than ever—a lot more. Viewers may not be cutting the cable cord altogether, but growth in the number who want to watch TV over a different set of pipes is surging, according to a new report from Adobe. Show More Summary

Why Marissa Mayer Is Still the Right CEO for Yahoo

Everyone loves to hate on Marissa Mayer. She’s an easy target. A celebrity long before she arrived at Yahoo, she’s a first-time CEO who has chosen to pose for fashion magazines, but has rarely opened up about Yahoo’s strategy to theShow More Summary

How Justin Bieber Could Spoil Instagram’s Plan to Introduce Ads

It finally happened: Snapchat will now have ads. Pinterest is also experimenting with advertising, as is Instagram. All three of these companies are in the enviable position of running wildly popular online platforms, but also in the less enviable position of not having a great, obvious way to make money off of them. Show More Summary

Snapchat Ads Are Heading Your Way Starting This Weekend

It's happened to Twitter. And Tumblr. And Instagram. And now, Snapchat's day has finally come. The post Snapchat Ads Are Heading Your Way Starting This Weekend appeared first on WIRED.

Going Global? The Growing Movement to Let Kids Learn Just by Tinkering

What would happen if you took a stack of tablet computers to a tiny schoolhouse in a remote part of Ghana and asked a group of fifth graders - who have never used a computer or the internet before - to use the mysterious devices to figure...Show More Summary

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