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URL :http://blog.wired.com/business/
Filed Under:Technology / Technology Industry News
Posts on Regator:6248
Posts / Week:17.4
Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Box’s IPO Could Rain All Over Microsoft’s Comeback

But more than anything, today's public market debut of a "consumer-enterprise" startup is a way to take the temperature of the confidence Microsoft's ability to make software people actually want to use. In other words, can Microsoft make software people really want to use? The post Box’s IPO Could Rain All Over Microsoft’s Comeback appeared first on WIRED.

Tumblr Launches Creative Agency to Connect Artists With Advertisers

Tumblr has already helped millions of artists and creators build cult followings online. Now, the microblogging company wants to help those artists become commercial successes in the real world, too. The post Tumblr Launches Creative Agency to Connect Artists With Advertisers appeared first on WIRED.

This Startup Helps Companies Persuade You to Buy Anything

How does a wireless carrier get you to renew your phone contract? How does a bank persuade you to sign up for a new credit card? For Alex Vratskides, the CEO and co-founder of Persado, the answer is all in the messaging. The post This Startup Helps Companies Persuade You to Buy Anything appeared first on WIRED.

Bill Gates on His 15-Year Plan, Capitalism’s Downside, and Measles at Disneyland

In a wide-ranging phone conversation, WIRED spoke with Gates about this year’s letter, global inequality, and President Obama’s tax proposals. The post Bill Gates on His 15-Year Plan, Capitalism’s Downside, and Measles at Disneyland appeared first on WIRED.

A Key Issue in Obama’s State of the Union: Advocating for Women at Work

President Obama's State of the Union address covered a wide range of topics, but at its heart, was a focus on the importance of women as drivers of economic stability. The post A Key Issue in Obama’s State of the Union: Advocating for Women at Work appeared first on WIRED.

Windows 10 Looks Pretty Cool. But Microsoft Is Still So Far Behind

Its holographic interface looks cool. But Windows 10 still won't put Microsoft back in the most important race. The company came to the new mobile world last. And that's where it will likely remain. The post Windows 10 Looks Pretty Cool. But Microsoft Is Still So Far Behind appeared first on WIRED.

Satya Nadella’s Got a Plan to Make You Care About Microsoft. The First Step? Holograms

Wired subscribe SCROLL DOWN Microsoft in the age of Satya Nadella By Jessi Hempel On a campus notable for tight security and secret offices, Building 92 is a rare beacon of openness. Guests can enter without a Microsoft ID and browse...Show More Summary

After Beats Buy, Apple Snaps Up Music Analytics Semetric

It looks like Apple is working on adding analytics to Beats, the music streaming service it bought for $3 billion last May. Apple recently bought Semetric, the British startup behind a service called Musicmetric, according to a new report. The post After Beats Buy, Apple Snaps Up Music Analytics Semetric appeared first on WIRED.

Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft’s Unbelievable New Holographic Goggles

The prototype is amazing. It amplifies the special powers that Kinect introduced, using a small fraction of the energy. Project HoloLens’ key achievement—realistic holograms—works by tricking your brain into seeing light as matter. The post Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft’s Unbelievable New Holographic Goggles appeared first on WIRED.

Dropbox Buys Israel-Based Mobile Document Editing Startup

Dropbox has acquired CloudOn, a startup based in Israel that offers a service for creating and editing documents on mobile devices. The post Dropbox Buys Israel-Based Mobile Document Editing Startup appeared first on WIRED.

Ex-Hulu CEO Launches Video Subscription Service to Compete With YouTube

Jason Kilar, the former CEO of video streaming service Hulu, wants to change the way we watch video on the internet. Again. The post Ex-Hulu CEO Launches Video Subscription Service to Compete With YouTube appeared first on WIRED.

In State of The Union Address, President Obama Pushes His Agenda For the Future of Business

In his sixth State of the Union address Wednesday night, President Barack Obama delivered a glowing review of the nation’s economy, saying that after years of war, financial crises, and high rates of joblessness, it’s finally time to “turn the page.” The post In State of The Union Address, President Obama Pushes His Agenda For the Future of Business appeared first on WIRED.

Facebook Wants to Stop the Lies by Letting Users Flag News Hoaxes

Facebook is clearly self-conscious about its role as a leading venue where falsehoods are spread. Now it's trying to enlist its own users as crusaders for accuracy. The post Facebook Wants to Stop the Lies by Letting Users Flag News Hoaxes appeared first on WIRED.

Microsoft Acquires Machine Learning Startup To Help You Clean Up That Mess of Data

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Equivio, an Israeli-based startup that uses machine learning to sort large amounts of data into relevant groups. The post Microsoft Acquires Machine Learning Startup To Help You Clean Up That Mess of Data appeared first on WIRED.

Twitter Eyes Indian Market With Startup Buy

On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it has acquired Bangladore-based startup ZipDial, a mobile marketing platform. The post Twitter Eyes Indian Market With Startup Buy appeared first on WIRED.

Report: Google Closing in on SpaceX Investment

Google may be in the final stages of investing in SpaceX, a move that would bolster SpaceX's emerging satellite business, which would help Google expand access to the internet around the world. The post Report: Google Closing in on SpaceX Investment appeared first on WIRED.

Banks Are Now Handing Out Loans to People They’d Normally Shun

Before Jeff Stewart could credibly advance the notion that your Facebook friend network could—or even should—help you get a loan, he had to prove the system worked and was reliable. It took a long time. I first met him in 2012, a year...Show More Summary

The Nonprofit That’s Giving Underprivileged Kids Jobs in Tech Companies

Genesys Works recruits highschoolers from these underrepresented groups, including low-income kids, and places them in year-long paid internships in the IT departments of tech and non-tech companies in their senior year, with the hope...Show More Summary

Photos: Samsung’s Giant New Silicon Valley HQ Is Almost Complete

Mobile devices have made physical offices less important than ever for staying connected to co-workers. But you wouldn't know that from the massive building spree in Silicon Valley. The post Photos: Samsung’s Giant New Silicon Valley HQ Is Almost Complete appeared first on WIRED.

Even the Guy Who Designed the iPod Might Not Be Able to Save Google Glass

Google had hoped Glass' early users would help find the functions for its form; now iPod designer and Nest CEO Tony Fadell is tasked with pushing reset on that unsuccessful effort. Instead of asking users what Glass is for, Fadell must find a way to tell them. The post Even the Guy Who Designed the iPod Might Not Be Able to Save Google Glass appeared first on WIRED.

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