• Gillmor Gang: iPad Prose

    Gillmor Gang: iPad Prose

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Frank Radice, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 29, 2016. Apple dips and Twitter flutters, but the Gang won’t bet against them as new media picks new winners. Plus, the latest G3 with Halley Suitt Tucker, Elisa Camahort Page, Francine Hardaway, and Tina Chase Gillmor. @stevegillmor, @kevinmarks, @jtaschek… Read More

  • Pushing back against sexism, this is a new era for women online Crunch Network

    Pushing back against sexism, this is a new era for women online

    Take Back the Tech! (TBTT) is an expanding group of women active in 16 countries. They are set on reclaiming online space, making the net safer and more representative, as well as a place for women to thrive and change the world. Read More

  • Startups need to do due diligence, too Crunch Network

    Startups need to do due diligence, too

    I hear a lot of horror stories about investors. Many are misunderstandings. Some are just outright false. Then there are those that are true. Sadly, there are a lot of those. This kills companies. I’ve watched great entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas sink because they’ve been fucked around and because they made poor choices. I wanted to write something that will help people. Here… Read More

  • On the dark art of software estimation Crunch Network

    On the dark art of software estimation

    “How long will it take?” demand managers, clients, and executives. “It takes as long as it takes,” retort irritated engineers. They counter: “Give us an estimate!” And the engineers gather their wits, call upon their experience, contemplate the entrails of farm animals, throw darts at a board adorned with client/manager/executive faces, and return–a… Read More

  • Watch SpaceX land a rocket in this awesome 360 video

    Watch SpaceX land a rocket in this awesome 360 video

    Have you ever wished you could stand on deck as a 160-foot rocket lands an arm’s length away from you, after a short trip into space? Yeah, me too, but perhaps watching it on VR is a the slightly safer option. SpaceX just shared a gorgeous 360-degree video with the world, and if you happen to have a VR headset, now would be a good time to dig it out and strap it to your noggin. Read More

  • Welcome to the post-app world? Crunch Network

    Welcome to the post-app world?

    As instant messaging and voice control takes off, it increasingly seems that apps are not the solution for everything. Read More

  • Crunch Report | 3:05

    Rovi Buys TiVo | Crunch Report

    Rovi buys TiVo, Fullscreen has a new streaming service, Microsoft publically launches PowerApps, body found at Apple identified, Google has a new travel app.

    Rovi Buys TiVo | Crunch Report
  • Digital magazine company Issuu is now a collaboration platform, too

    Digital magazine company Issuu is now a collaboration platform, too

    Digital media company Issuu has been trying to offer a better way to present content online. Now it’s a promising a better way for teams to work together on creating that content too, with the launch of a new product called Collaborate. Issuu, for those of you who don’t know, allows publishers to create digital publications. They may resemble glossy magazines, except freed from… Read More

  • Windows 95 on the Apple Watch features the world’s most twee Start button

    Windows 95 on the Apple Watch features the world’s most twee Start button

    Big, complex things running on tiny things is a common theme this week. Earlier we had a hack that put Counter-Strike on Android Wear, and today some maniac has installed Windows 95 on his Apple Watch. At last it’ll do something worthwhile! That is, of course, if you can find the Start button. Read More

  • Puma’s got a tiny racing robot that can move as fast as Usain Bolt

    Puma’s got a tiny racing robot that can move as fast as Usain Bolt

    Its story is that of an epic battle. Mankind versus machine in a race for dominance. Only one can win. In practice, thankfully, it’s much, much more adorable. A four-wheeled robot that looks remarkably like an RC car crossbred with a shoebox , programmed to give athletes something to race against. A sort of free-roaming robotic rabbit to their inner-greyhound. BeatBot was created for Puma… Read More

  • Kentucky Derby attendees can now order food, place bets from their seats

    Kentucky Derby attendees can now order food, place bets from their seats

    Getting around, drinking and dining at the Kentucky Derby this year should prove a lot easier for fans and employees. According to Churchill Downs’ General Manager Ryan Jordan, the famed horse racing venue on Friday launched a Churchill Downs Racetrack app, powered by VenueNext, to give attendees a better experience on-site. The new app, available for iOS and Android devices, will let… Read More

  • Phil Schiller takes to Twitter to remind everyone not to pluralize Apple products

    Phil Schiller takes to Twitter to remind everyone not to pluralize Apple products

    Last night a single tweet on everyone’s favorite news platform was heard ’round the world. No, I’m not talking about the tweet that cost an NFL draft prospect $14 million dollars. Or Drake’s tweet dropping his new album, Views. I’m talking about Apple marketing boss Phil Schiller taking to Twitter to finally answer the age-old question of how to correctly refer… Read More

  • Sci-Hub is providing science publishers with their Napster moment

    Sci-Hub is providing science publishers with their Napster moment

    A report from Science shows that academic paper piracy site Sci-Hub is not a niche product catering to cheapskates and isolated mad scientists: It’s as popular as it is illegal, and its millions of users span the globe, from Tehran to Boston. Read More

  • Tech companies can make retention of female employees a priority Crunch Network

    Tech companies can make retention of female employees a priority

    The technology industry has a problem with retaining qualified female employees. According to a study by the Center for Work-Life Policy, 56 percent of women in computing jobs will leave their positions at the “mid-level” point, right when it is most costly to the companies that employ them. This is due to a number of factors that can be alleviated by corporations adopting… Read More

  • Home Chef raises $10M for meal kits and “taste algorithms”

    Home Chef raises $10M for meal kits and “taste algorithms”

    Home Chef, one of several startups delivering recipes and ingredients to take some of the hassle out of home cooking, is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Founder and CEO Pat Vihtelic told me that Home Chef stands out from similar-sounding companies in a couple of ways. The big one is flexibility — customers get to choose their meals from 10 overall choices… Read More

  • Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and every other letter had a wild week on Wall Street

    Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and every other letter had a wild week on Wall Street

    This week was completely loaded with earnings reports from some of the biggest tech companies in the world — and it was a crazy week of swings for most of the companies that reported. There’s a running theme here: growth is being heavily rewarded — and lack of growth, punished — by Wall Street. And that’s especially true when it comes to more mature companies. Read More

  • Fitbit scores win against Jawbone in trade dispute

    Fitbit scores win against Jawbone in trade dispute

    Chalk one up in Fitbit’s column. An International Trade Commission judge ruled in Fitbit’s favor on a series of patent disputes brought forth by Jawbone. This ruling seems to make it less likely that Fitbit would face an import ban of its wearable fitness trackers. In this case ITC Judge Dee Lord invalidated the last of Jawbone’s patents the two companies are fighting over. Read More

  • Samsung’s VR bedtime stories are cute, but really?

    Samsung’s VR bedtime stories are cute, but really?

    Samsung worries about your child. Are they sleeping well? Do they miss you when you’re away on business? Can they put on a VR headset without their parents’ help? That last one is pretty important. Because Samsung wants your kids to experience the joy of VR just before bed instead of a regular bedtime story even though why would you do that. Read More

  • Fullscreen’s new streaming service aims to be the MTV for the YouTube generation

    Fullscreen’s new streaming service aims to be the MTV for the YouTube generation

    It’s not exactly a Netflix or YouTube rival, but AT&T-backed Fullscreen is hoping to carve out its own niche in the now-crowded subscription video market with its new service, launched this week. The $5 per month offering includes a mix of shorter, original content alongside full-length Hollywood movies and TV shows, like “Hitch,” “Dawson’s Creek,”… Read More

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