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URL :http://blog.wired.com/business/
Filed Under:Technology / Technology Industry News
Posts on Regator:5965
Posts / Week:17.4
Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Facebook Takes Aim at Google With Launch of New Ad Network

Facebook's long-awaited Google Ad Sense competitor is finally here. It's called Atlas, and like Ad Sense, it will allow brands to buy ads on Facebook, using the social network's massive trove of data, and have those ads show up on sites across the web. The post Facebook Takes Aim at Google With Launch of New Ad Network appeared first on WIRED.

You Should Run Your Startup Like a Cult. Here’s How

No company has a culture; every company is a culture. A startup is a team of people on a mission, and a good culture is just what that looks like on the inside. The first team that I built has become known in Silicon Valley as the “PayPal...Show More Summary

Comments: The Ghost of Invention

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Why Free Online Classes Are Still the Future of Education

Don't give up on MOOCs yet. That's the message from MIT computer science professor Anant Agarwal, also the founder and CEO of the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based non-profit, edX. The post Why Free Online Classes Are Still the Future of Education appeared first on WIRED.

‘Facebook Killer’ Ello Doesn’t Care About Money—So It Won’t Work

Ello’s founders, a group of designers and programmers led by artist Paul Budnitz, use the statement to criticize social networks for building businesses that track their members’ personal data and sell it to advertisers. “Your social network is owned by advertisers,” they write. Show More Summary

Drones Get OK from Feds to Shoot Movies in US Airspace

The federal government has taken a step toward opening US skies to commercial use of drones, allowing several movie production companies to use flying bots on their shoots. On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that...Show More Summary

Amazon Takes a Big Step Toward Finally Making Its Own Deliveries

Over the past year, Amazon has been quietly building out its own capacity to do more of what the big carriers do---a logistics upgrade that takes the company one step closer to taking over the entire delivery process for itself. The post Amazon Takes a Big Step Toward Finally Making Its Own Deliveries appeared first on WIRED.

Pixar Vets Reinvent Speech Recognition So It Works for Kids

Oren Jacob and his daughter Tobey had just finished Skyping with some family members when his daughter, then 7-years-old, picked up Jacob’s phone and asked if she could call her American Girl doll. The post Pixar Vets Reinvent Speech Recognition So It Works for Kids appeared first on WIRED.

Hillary Clinton on How to Close the Business Gender Gap

The numbers around women in the workforce are disheartening at best. On stage at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton offered up her own ideas for turning those numbers around. The post Hillary Clinton on How to Close the Business Gender Gap appeared first on WIRED.

Amazon Doubles Down on Gadgets in Battle With Google and Apple

Amazon is reportedly diving even deeper into the world of hardware development with a major investment in its own hardware division, a move that will no doubt pit the company against the likes of Google and Apple. The post Amazon Doubles Down on Gadgets in Battle With Google and Apple appeared first on WIRED.

The Ghost of Invention: A Visit to Bell Labs

The shuttle bus from the local hotel drops me off outside what appears to be an architecturally unmodified early-1980s facility for making robot housewives. Hot robot housewives. Hot corn-fed robot housewives who look like Ann-Margret in her prime. Show More Summary

Alibaba’s CEO on Why His Company Is Killing It in China

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma and the Notorious BIG may seem like two very different people---OK, fine, they're polar opposites---but on stage at the Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting in New York City on Wednesday, Ma made it clear that he shares at least one belief with the late rapper: mo' money, mo' problems. Show More Summary

New App Aims to Make Trading Stocks As Easy As Posting Selfies

Standing in line for coffee may seem like an awkward time to trade stocks. But for the makers of the new app Robinhood, those casual moments are exactly when they want to reach a new generation of potential investors. The post New App Aims to Make Trading Stocks As Easy As Posting Selfies appeared first on WIRED.

The Next Big Thing You Missed: This Startup Will Train You for That Trip Into Space

The age of commercial spaceflight is finally here. From Richard Branson to Elon Musk, some of the world’s greatest innovators have spent years developing a new kind of space shuttle, with the promise that one day, in the not too distant future, all of us will have a chance to hop on a flight to space. Show More Summary

Ex-Microsoft Tech Chief Thinks He Can Get You to Talk on the Phone Again

Ray Ozzie, who invented Lotus Notes before becoming Bill Gates' right hand man, thinks the phone part of smartphones is ripe for improvement. The post Ex-Microsoft Tech Chief Thinks He Can Get You to Talk on the Phone Again appeared first on WIRED.

X Prize Pledges $15M for Software That Lets Children Teach Themselves

The X PRIZE Foundation, the brainchild of entrepreneur and futurist Peter Diamandis, is already working on some of the world's biggest problems, and on Monday, it added another to the list: global education. The post X Prize Pledges $15M for Software That Lets Children Teach Themselves appeared first on WIRED.

AT&T’s New Internet Plan Comes With Free Amazon Prime

Amazon’s streaming video service began as an extra perk that could attract more people to Prime, the company’s unlimited two-day shipping program. Now, video is the main attraction and shipping the odd side benefit in a new subscription package from AT&T that bundles Amazon Prime with internet broadband access. Show More Summary

Money Is Pouring Into Tech Like It’s 1999—And That’s Not Good

When respected venture capitalist Bill Gurley said that tech startup investors were taking on a level of risk not seen since the dotcom bubble days, the reaction in Silicon Valley was a collective sigh of relief: finally, someone was saying what everyone was thinking. The post Money Is Pouring Into Tech Like It’s 1999—And That’s Not Good appeared first on WIRED.

Alibaba Is Already Bigger Than Facebook, Amazon, and IBM

unlike any of this country's biggest tech companies, Alibaba has mastered the Chinese economy. And it's more likely to achieve the same results elsewhere in the world before U.S. companies do the same in China. The post Alibaba Is Already Bigger Than Facebook, Amazon, and IBM appeared first on WIRED.

In Open Letter on Apple’s Privacy Policy, Tim Cook Takes Swipe At Google

Apple wants you to know that your data is safe in their hands, and on Thursday, the company launched a new website, complete with a letter from CEO Tim Cook, to explain just how your information is protected. With this new site, which...Show More Summary

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