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

Blog Post Archive

Like the Fire Phone, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick May Be Too Little, Too Late

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is cheaper and more powerful than some competitors. What's most noteworthy about the stick is not its low cost or its capabilities, but its timing. The post Like the Fire Phone, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick May Be Too Little, Too Late appeared first on WIRED.

This App Teaches Millennials About the World Before They Try to Change It

18-year old Patrick Finnegan is worried about his fellow millennials. "A lot of people my age talk about changing the world," he says. "But they don't know anything about it." The post This App Teaches Millennials About the World Before They Try to Change It appeared first on WIRED.

Apple and Amazon Have a Problem: People Don’t Want to Buy Stuff Anymore

The failure of the Fire Phone has been widely cited as the reason for Amazon’s disastrous quarter, but a darker cloud has settled over the world’s biggest online retailer. The core of Amazon’s business—its original reason for being: selling books and other media—has grown wobbly. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley May Be Friendlier to Female Execs Than It Seems, Study Says

Despite the controversy, one new study shows that, compared to the rest of the country, Silicon Valley is a pretty friendly place for women. The post Silicon Valley May Be Friendlier to Female Execs Than It Seems, Study Says appeared first on WIRED.

Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Urges Fans to ‘Be Curious’

Stephen Hawking is exploring yet another bizarre and fascinating part of our universe that stretches the very idea of reality: Facebook. The post Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Urges Fans to ‘Be Curious’ appeared first on WIRED.

A New Answers App Aims to Succeed Where Quora Failed

Yahoo Answers. Quora. JustAnswer.com. Over the years, countless sites have offered to answer all your random questions with help from “experts” across the net. They’re called expert networks, and in some cases, they can be kinda helpful. Show More Summary

How the XPrize Foundation Is Building Our Next-Gen Health Sensors

Apple and Google aren't the only ones pushing for a new generation of wearables and gadgets that can monitor your health from minute to minute. The post How the XPrize Foundation Is Building Our Next-Gen Health Sensors appeared first on WIRED.

Why Amazon Insists on Losing So Much Money on Its Phone and Streaming Video

Amazon has a lot of space in its warehouses, and that's a good thing, because apparently it has a lot of phones just sitting around---specifically, Amazon's own Fire Phone. Sales of the less-than-acclaimed phone were so weak that Amazon took a $170 million loss on them last quarter, according to the company's latest earnings report. Show More Summary

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.

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