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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

Sorry, But Technology Alone Can’t Help Us Build a Better World

The question of the evening was: "Can tech bring equality and peace?" Given the high profiles of the group assembled to entertain an answer, you could almost be forgiven for thinking they were going to come up with a definitive yes-or-no. The post Sorry, But Technology Alone Can’t Help Us Build a Better World appeared first on WIRED.

Why Facebook Has Entrusted Its Future to the CEO of PayPal

The company that controls messaging will control the future of the way we interact with people. The post Why Facebook Has Entrusted Its Future to the CEO of PayPal appeared first on WIRED.

This Device Diagnoses Hundreds of Diseases Using a Single Drop of Blood

The digital health revolution is still stuck. Tech giants are jumping into the fray with fitness offerings like Apple Health and Google Fit, but there’s still not much in the way of, well, actual medicine. The Fitbits and Jawbones of...Show More Summary

In the New New World of Tech, This Company Is Banking on Longevity for the Win

Zerve.com wants to help you find an alternative to the dinner and a movie rut. The post In the New New World of Tech, This Company Is Banking on Longevity for the Win appeared first on WIRED.

Twitter Launches New Tool That Lets Women Report Harassment

Twitter has been taking an active approach against harassment and inappropriate content this year, and now, the social media site is using yet another weapon in its fight against online trolls and bullies. The post Twitter Launches New Tool That Lets Women Report Harassment appeared first on WIRED.

New Initiative Aims to Teach People to Code—Then Find Them Jobs

Codecademy already makes it easy for anyone, anywhere to learn how to code. Now, the New York City-based startup wants to make it just as simple for this new generation of coders to find jobs, as well. The post New Initiative Aims to Teach People to Code—Then Find Them Jobs appeared first on WIRED.

The Music at Your Next Rave Could Be Produced in the Cloud

Thomas Porostocky Desk Monkeys have gotten used to autosaved text. But electronic music producers are out of luck if their MacBook dies in the middle of an inspired recording sesh. That's a problem programmer Steve Martocci was focused on fixing when he coded Splice, a tool that can back up musicians' files to the cloud. Show More Summary

Think Your Office Sucks? Here Are the 15 Saddest Desks We Could Find

When we asked our readers to show us their depressing workspaces last month, we weren’t sure if we could top the submissions to our “Saddest Cubicle Contest” from 2007. We think it’s safe to say we did. The post Think Your Office Sucks? Here Are the 15 Saddest Desks We Could Find appeared first on WIRED.

Startup Builds Sensors That Will Analyze Sweat to Track Your Health

When you exercise, you sweat. It can be gross, but it helps your body cool down. And it’s packed with useful data. That’s the pitch from Joshua Windmiller and Jared Tangney, the co-founders of a startup called Electrozyme. The company...Show More Summary

Amazon’s Weird New Siri-like Speaker Is One More Way to Get You to Shop

Amazon has taken another strange turn in the world of hardware by unveiling a wireless speaker with a Siri-like ability to recognize speech and answer questions. The post Amazon’s Weird New Siri-like Speaker Is One More Way to Get You to Shop appeared first on WIRED.

Zynga Founder Launches New Startup Incubator

The home screen on Zynga founder Mark Pincus's smartphone is pretty empty. Not because there aren't a ton of interesting apps out there. It's just that there aren't that many he can't live without. The post Zynga Founder Launches New Startup Incubator appeared first on WIRED.

Facebook Joins the Fight Against Ebola

The world's largest social network is joining the fight against Ebola. On Thursday, Facebook announced three initiatives that aim to help curb the recent outbreak of the deadly virus: a fund raising drive for aid organizations, an informational...Show More Summary

Scribd Rolls Out the Internet’s First All-You-Can-Listen Audiobooks Service

The rise of the Subscription Economy continues. Little more than a year after launching its all-you-can-read ebook service, the San Francisco startup Scribd has announced that the service now offers more than 30,000 audiobooks, including titles from big-name publishing houses HarperCollins and Scholastic as well as audiobook-specialist Blackstone. Show More Summary

The New Office Apps for iPhone Could Make Microsoft Relevant Again

Microsoft announced it was releasing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as separate apps for the iPhone. Instead of trying to cram mobile computing into a shape that fits Microsoft's old model, the company is trying to reshape itself to fit what mobile computing has already become. The post The New Office Apps for iPhone Could Make Microsoft Relevant Again appeared first on WIRED.

Why Jawbone Thinks You’ll Still Buy an Up Even If You Have an Apple Watch

Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman doesn't seem anxious that the world's most valuable company will soon be vying with his own for your wrist's real estate. The post Why Jawbone Thinks You’ll Still Buy an Up Even If You Have an Apple Watch appeared first on WIRED.

Investigation Reveals Silicon Valley’s Abuse of Immigrant Tech Workers

According to a report, which was released by The Center of Investigative Reporting (CIR), The Guardian, and NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit, labor brokers have often charged workers the cost of a visa and didn’t have a job waiting for them when they arrived, both of which are prohibited by visa rules. Show More Summary

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Surfboard Collects Oceanic Data While You Ride Waves

In a world that grows more “Big Data”-obsessed by the day, the amount of information we have on the world’s oceans remains curiously small. One San Diego-based outfit wants to change that...with surfing. The post The Next Big Thing You Missed: Surfboard Collects Oceanic Data While You Ride Waves appeared first on WIRED.

Microsoft’s Dropbox Deal Shows It’s Finally Starting to Get Mobile

Microsoft is the company that missed mobile, but a new deal with Dropbox shows it's finally starting to get wise. The post Microsoft’s Dropbox Deal Shows It’s Finally Starting to Get Mobile appeared first on WIRED.

IAC Proves Its Dating Industry Dominance With Tinder CEO Ouster

Sean Rad, founder of the red hot dating app Tinder, has been removed from his role as CEO of the company by Tinder's parent company, IAC. The post IAC Proves Its Dating Industry Dominance With Tinder CEO Ouster appeared first on WIR...

Urban Onshoring: The Movement to Bring Tech Jobs Back to America

How a group of activists and business executives are adding hundreds of tech jobs in the most unlikely of places: the South Bronx. The post Urban Onshoring: The Movement to Bring Tech Jobs Back to America appeared first on WIRED.

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