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URL :http://blog.wired.com/business/
Filed Under:Technology / Technology Industry News
Posts on Regator:6170
Posts / Week:17.3
Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Believe It: Co-Working Space Startup WeWork Is Now Worth $5B

WeWork, the New York City-based startup that rents out office space to entrepreneurs across the country, has just raised a $355 million round of funding, a deal that values the company at a whopping $5 billion The post Believe It: Co-Working Space Startup WeWork Is Now Worth $5B appeared first on WIRED.

The Next Big Thing You Missed: ‘Rise’ App Puts a Real-Life Personal Health Coach in Your Pocket

Fitness and diet tracking technologies are great for collecting data about your health. But what should you do with all that data? Rise is here to help. The post The Next Big Thing You Missed: ‘Rise’ App Puts a Real-Life Personal Health Coach in Your Pocket appeared first on WIRED.

Apple Pay Ropes In ‘Dozens’ Of New Banks and Stores

Just two months after its launch, dozens more banks, retailers, and even an NBA arena now work with Apple Pay, the company’s mobile payments system that uses NFC to let users send money from their iPhones to payment terminals in-store, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. The post Apple Pay Ropes In ‘Dozens’ Of New Banks and Stores appeared first on WIRED.

Why Uber Isn’t the Only Future for the Business of Other People’s Cars

As Uber gets all the attention, the basic rationale for renting other people's cars still seems worth considering. For so many of us, our cars spend most of their time parked, empty, going nowhere. And isn’t that a waste? The post Why Uber Isn’t the Only Future for the Business of Other People’s Cars appeared first on WIRED.

This Digital Piggy Bank Could Finally Get You To Start Saving

Digit is like a digital piggybank. It connects to a user's checking account, analyzes the user's spending habits and income history, and uses an algorithm to automatically set aside small amounts of money at times when the user is least likely to miss it. The post This Digital Piggy Bank Could Finally Get You To Start Saving appeared first on WIRED.

The Guerrilla Tactics of The Racket, and How It Almost Upended Journalism

The plan was to make an Internet magazine that mixed hard-hitting reporting and in-depth features with wicked, Spy magazine-style satire. And the occasional kitten video. But The Racket is dead now. The post The Guerrilla Tactics of The Racket, and How It Almost Upended Journalism appeared first on WIRED.

What Uber’s Sydney Surge Pricing Debacle Says About Its Public Image

Uber's surge pricing is automated. Let's get that out of the way before discussing what just happened in Sydney. The post What Uber’s Sydney Surge Pricing Debacle Says About Its Public Image appeared first on WIRED.

Indiegogo Life Is a New Charitable Crowdfunding Platform

On Monday, Indiegogo launched Indiegogo Life, a standalone service that lets people raise money for emergencies, medical expenses, celebrations and other important life events. The post Indiegogo Life Is a New Charitable Crowdfunding Platform appeared first on WIRED.

To Compete With Fancy Brewers, Starbucks Opens a Shrine to Coffee

Over the next five years the company will roll out over 100 new outposts dedicated to their line of Reserve coffees. The post To Compete With Fancy Brewers, Starbucks Opens a Shrine to Coffee appeared first on WIRED.

Two Silicon Valley Startups Enjoy Strong Debuts on Wall Street

It's a big day on Wall Street for hardcore tech. The post Two Silicon Valley Startups Enjoy Strong Debuts on Wall Street appeared first on WIRED.

Chinese Tech Giant Baidu to Invest $600 Million in Uber, Says Report

Mo' problems? Mo'money! That seems to be Uber's motto. The post Chinese Tech Giant Baidu to Invest $600 Million in Uber, Says Report appeared first on WIRED.

Jesse Jackson Calls For Better Wages for Contract Workers on Apple’s Campus

Jesse Jackson and a group of 100 protesters battled the rain in Silicon Valley Thursday, as they led a protest on Apple's Cupertino campus, calling for better working conditions for Apple's service workers. The post Jesse Jackson Calls For Better Wages for Contract Workers on Apple’s Campus appeared first on WIRED.

Facebook’s First Female Engineer Speaks Out on Tech’s Gender Gap

As the first female engineer at Facebook, Sanghvi helped develop two of the company's more important creations: the iconic Newsfeed and the Facebook Platform. But despite the obvious success of her approach to not only engineering but management, her experience in the tech industry wasn't without its extreme difficulties. Show More Summary

Netflix and Amazon Will Battle at the Golden Globes

It was all but inevitable. Shows from two opposing streaming services, Amazon’s Transparent and Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, are competing for the best musical/comedy at The 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards. The post Netflix and Amazon Will Battle at the Golden Globes appeared first on WIRED.

Instagram Is Getting So Good at News, It Should Scare Twitter

Instagram has become a visual version of the real-time news stream that Twitter invented. And with 300 million monthly active users, it’s beating out the little blue bird to become the dominant mass messaging platform. The post Instagram Is Getting So Good at News, It Should Scare Twitter appeared first on WIRED.

Iowa Drivers Will Soon Be Using Their Phones as IDs

Iowans will be able to show off a mobile app installed on their smartphones that acts as their official license sometime in 2015, according to The Des Moines Register. The post Iowa Drivers Will Soon Be Using Their Phones as IDs appeared first on WIRED.

Stock Trading for the Touch-ID Era Has Finally Arrived

Robinhood uses swipes, and taps to make trading stocks feel more like checking your email as it re-imagines the brokerage as a mobile-only enterprise that fits in your pocket. The post Stock Trading for the Touch-ID Era Has Finally Arrived appeared first on WIRED.

Dating App Hinge Raises $12 Million to Be the Anti-Tinder

The way Justin McLeod sees it, Tinder is the MySpace of the mobile dating world. Hinge, the app McLeod started, is the Facebook. At least, that's the dream. Now, McLeod has a fresh round of funding to make that dream come true. The post Dating App Hinge Raises $12 Million to Be the Anti-Tinder appeared first on WIRED.

How Facebook Knows When Its Ads Influence Your Offline Purchases

It has happened to you, and it has probably happened more than once. But you may not have realized why. And you may not have known you were helping to change online advertising and, well, advertising in general. Chances are, you’ve bought...Show More Summary

In a First, Square Tops $100M in US Sales in One Day

Square just hit a new milestone: Its merchants recently processed more than $100 million in sales in a single day. The post In a First, Square Tops $100M in US Sales in One Day appeared first on WIRED.

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