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URL :http://blog.wired.com/business/
Filed Under:Technology / Technology Industry News
Posts on Regator:5945
Posts / Week:17.4
Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

We’d All Benefit if Celebs Sue Apple Over the Photo Hack

Following the massive hack of celebrity nude photos, could Apple have a massive lawsuit on its hands?

An App That Makes It Easy for Internet Stars to Sell Stuff to Fans

Creativity is in ample supply these days. In fact, it may even be in surplus. Instagram has made us all photographers, Vine has turned us into videographers, and on Pinterest, anyone can become the next Martha Stewart.

Silicon Valley Offices Are Stunningly Pricey, Just Like the Workers Inside

The internet's promise of instant global communication was supposed to free businesses from the constraints of geography. But judging from a new survey of the tech real-estate market, the industry that birthed the internet is still very much tied to its place of origin: Silicon Valley.

The Celebrity Photo Hacks Couldn’t Have Come at a Worse Time for Apple

The message to the world is that if it's that easy to hack Jennifer Lawrence's iCloud account, it's probably that easy to hack mine, too.

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Startup Aims to Give Everyone the Mighty Shipping Power of Amazon

The premise of Shyp is simple by design---the next best thing to pure teleportation. Download the app, take a picture of the thing you want to ship, put in the address where you want it to go, and done.

Switchboard Is Like Craigslist Without the Creeps and Flakes

Most startups want to grow as fast as they can. For many in the tech game, including as Paul Graham, the founder Y Combinator, one of Silicon Valley’s hottest startup incubators, rapid growth is the very definition of a startup. So called “growth hackers” obsess over A/B testing and analytics, trying to maximize app downloads […]

Uber’s Biggest Danger Is Its Business Model, Not Bad PR

The real peril to Uber isn't bad PR. It's what the costs of recruiting drivers, both in terms of money and a blemished brand, says about Uber's business model compared to those of traditional software companies. More drivers don't equal more value added. They simply equal staying alive.

Every Time You Buy Something, This App Invests a Few Pennies on Wall Street

Acorns makes it easy for even those with minimal financial knowledge to start investing.

What India Can Teach Silicon Valley About Its Gender Problem

The proportion of programmers in India who are women is at least 30 percent. In the US it's 21 percent. And this despite the fact that by most indexes—economic opportunity, educational attainment, health—women in India have access to a narrower set of opportunities than women in the United States. Show More Summary

10 Billion Reasons Why Snapchat Can’t Afford to Screw Up Its Advertising

Snapchat may be worth $10 billion some day, but for now, the startup will have to figure out how to navigate the mean terrain of mobile advertising.

Dropbox Slashes Its Price As the Cost of a Gigabyte Nears Zero

When I talk to folks at Dropbox, they’re eager to tell me about how different people are using its file-sharing service: the musician, the photographer, the professor, the startup founder. They like to talk about new features, like password-protected links and the remote wipe tool that lets you remove files from a lost computer. But […]

This Guy Is Launching 12 Startups in 12 Months

Can’t get enough of that animated GIF where Oprah unleashes a swarm of bees on her studio audience? Or the one where some guy gets hit in the face by a trashcan? You’re in luck. Soon, a new startup called Gifbook will sell you some flip books that recreate your favorite animated GIFs, so that […]

Netflix Petitions FCC to Block Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix has been one of the most vocal proponents of net neutrality, and now, the video streaming company is taking its fight straight to the top. On Tuesday, the company filed a Petition to Deny document to the FCC, asking the government body to block the merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, two of […]

Why Amazon’s $1B Twitch Buy Makes More Sense Than Its Fire Phone

Amazon wants to own all your screens. That’s why it sells Kindle tablets, the Fire phone, and the Fire TV set top box. And it’s why the company just inked a nearly $1 billion deal to Twitch, a company that lets people broadcast their videogame play over the net. As random as the Twitch buy […]

Fitness Trackers Show How Many People Woke Up During the Bay Area Quake

The earthquake that struck Northern California early Sunday morning sent many local residents stumbling from their beds and scrambling for steady ground. How many? You can get good sense of all this nocturnal movement from an unexpected source: wearable fitness trackers that measure the sleeping patterns of the people who wear them. The Jawbone UP […]

This Startup’s on a Mission to Save Us From Seedy Debt Collectors

The old saying tells us that you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Try telling that to a debt collector.

The One Credit Card to Rule Them All Is Finally Here (Kind Of)

When Coin released the first video of its über credit card, the response was enormous. After 40 minutes, even though it was still just a prototype, 1,000 people had evidently forked over $50 for the super-slim electronic device that stores multiple credit card numbers and lets you use any of them with the mere push […]

This Dating Site Is Teaching The Internet An Important Lesson About Anonymity

Anonymity online is as precious as it is problematic. This company may have the solution.

Finally, an App That Makes Online Video as Watchable as Regular TV

I have a confession: I don’t know how to use YouTube. Not that I don’t know how to upload a video, or watch one, or even embed one in a blog post. I don’t know how to use YouTube to find anything I’d actually want to watch. No doubt, it’s a sign of creeping middle […]

Screw Snapchat. This App Wants You to Write Something That Lasts

Findery, from Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake, is betting big on in-depth location-based content. It's part of a new wave of companies who think mobile and social users want more substance.

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