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  • Facebook’s ComponentKit Is A New Framework For Building iOS App Interfaces

    Facebook’s ComponentKit Is A New Framework For Building iOS App Interfaces

    At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today announced the launch of ComponentKit, a new Objective-C library the company built to improve the performance of its iOS app. As Facebook notes, ComponentKit uses a functional and declarative approach to building user interfaces that focuses on one-way data flow from immutable models. As Facebook engineer Daria Stroganova noted in a session at… Read More

  • Twitter Latest To Face Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

    Twitter Latest To Face Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

    A former Twitter engineer has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her ex-employer, alleging that promotion opportunities are denied to women because of arbitrary promotion policies within Twitter that unlawfully favor men. Read More

  • Why An Open Salary Policy Always Beats Secrecy

    Why An Open Salary Policy Always Beats Secrecy

    For four years, journalists and entrepreneurs have asked me why we created an open salary policy at my company. Here’s the answer: it prevents evil. Open salary policies mandate truthfulness and ethical behavior in organizations that would otherwise abuse the secrecy. “Transparency” is just a hollow buzzword unless executives are candid about compensation. Read More

  • Apple Explores A Smart Dock For iPhone That Could Also Act As A HomeKit Hub

    Apple Explores A Smart Dock For iPhone That Could Also Act As A HomeKit Hub

    Apple has a new patent application published by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that describes an iPhone outfitted for the new Lightning-sporting models. Apple has offered iPhone docks in the past with RCA and 3.5mm audio passthrough for stereo connectivity. This new patent could indeed offer audio output, as is mentioned in the title of the application, but it also includes options like… Read More

  • YC-Backed Outbound Helps Businesses Message Customers Over Both Email And Mobile

    YC-Backed Outbound Helps Businesses Message Customers Over Both Email And Mobile

    With the shift to mobile devices, businesses today have a need to reach their customers wherever they are – and that includes marketing to their customers outside of email alone. A Y Combinator-backed startup called Outbound wants to help today’s marketers run campaigns that go beyond just tracking “opens and clicks,” and can also reach customers using… Read More

  • 13 Questions With Matt Rogers

    13 Questions With Matt Rogers

    Welcome to 13 Questions, a series aimed at bringing a human face to notable figures in the world of startups, hardware, and tech. Ever wonder how your favorite designer learned to love tech? Curious what’s on your favorite VC’s bucket list? Want to see the person behind the media hype? 13 Questions is here. Matt Rogers is the co-founder and VP of Engineering of Nest Labs. Read More

  • Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital Watch: Some Watch!


    ABlogtoRead posted a little bit on the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster, a mouthful of a watch with some of the most striking styling I’ve seen in a while. I got to see this piece back at JCK and was extremely impressed. Ball is famous for their gas tube lume and they cover their watches with the stuff. The expected life of the lume is about 25 years, at which point you can have… Read More