• Philz Coffee Drops Euclid Analytics Over Privacy Concerns

    Philz Coffee Drops Euclid Analytics Over Privacy Concerns

    In the conflict between advocates of consumer privacy and those promoting the benefits of wide-reaching data collection, it’s not often we hear about the former getting a win. Yet it appears that’s exactly what happened in San Francisco last night. Philz Coffee, the Bay Area coffee shop mainstay, announced that it would no longer collect the information of customers and passersby… Read More

  • Microsoft And Salesforce Announce Broad Product-Integration Partnership

    Microsoft And Salesforce Announce Broad Product-Integration Partnership

    This afternoon, Microsoft and Salesforce announced a broad partnership that will bring their respective software and service products closer together. Salesforce will support Windows, Windows 8.1, build “interoperability Salesforce and Office 365,” Microsoft’s subscription-based productivity suite, and integrate OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, And Outlook in… Read More

  • Twitter’s Senior Vice President Of Engineering, Chris Fry, Has Stepped Down

    Twitter’s Senior Vice President Of Engineering, Chris Fry, Has Stepped Down

    Christopher Fry, Twitter’s Senior Vice President of Engineering (read: the man responsible for fighting off the fail whale), has stepped down from his position. The news comes by way of documents filed with the SEC. Alex Roetter — a founding member of Google’s adsense team and Twitter’s current VP of Engineering — will be stepping up to Fry’s role. (If… Read More

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    A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster

    A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster

    It looks like something from the Borg (read, cool), but it’s actually a cast for healing bones. The Osteoid, created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin, incorporates 3D printing and ultrasonic tech to make healing a broken bone more bearable. The idea of ultrasonic healing vibrations to heal bones (and other wounds) has been around for a while. But the problem was doctors couldn’t… Read More

  • The Best News-Reading App, Reeder 2, Returns To Mac

    The Best News-Reading App, Reeder 2, Returns To Mac

    For all five of us who still prefer managing our own news-reading experience through a dedicated RSS reader application, there’s good news out today: One of the best news readers on the market, Reeder 2, has finally returned to the Mac. The Mac application had been unavailable for nearly a year, following the shutdown of Google Reader, because it was built on top of the search… Read More

  • Watch The Finale Of HBO’s Silicon Valley With TechCrunch

    Watch The Finale Of HBO’s Silicon Valley With TechCrunch

    That HBO show about Silicon Valley is actually good, so good I binge-watched all 7 episodes last Friday. The last two episodes take place at TechCrunch Disrupt, replete with my former colleague Jason Kincaid as a host and a guest appearance by our founder Michael Arrington. Because there’s so much TechCrunch in the show, we thought it might be cool to host a viewing of the finale… Read More

  • Skycatch Raises $13.2M To Field Data-Gathering Drones Both High And Low

    Skycatch Raises $13.2M To Field Data-Gathering Drones Both High And Low

    Drones distract, drones deliver and drones do battle. But what else can drones do? That was the question facing entrepreneur Christian Sanz when he began building his own drones a few years back, and after exploring various possibilities, including delivery and also simply drawing together audiences of curious spectators, Sanz found a big need drones are perfect for that wasn’t being… Read More

  • Read The Email Snowden Sent To The NSA

    Read The Email Snowden Sent To The NSA

    In an interview yesterday, former NSA contractor and now infamous leaker Edward Snowden indicated that the NSA had record of his internal complaints regarding government policy. Today the United States government released an email from Snowden asking several questions. Read More

  • Lyft Strikes Back With “Be More Than A Number” Billboard Outside Uber’s Office

    Lyft Strikes Back With “Be More Than A Number” Billboard Outside Uber’s Office

    Lyft has had it up to here with Uber reps requesting rides from its drivers only to offer them cash and phones to switch to Uber. So yesterday Lyft went on the offensive, parking a giant driver recruitment billboard outside Uber’s San Francisco Driver’s office. It says “Be More Than A Number”, urging Uber pilots to join Lyft’s merry band rather than be some… Read More

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