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  • Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges

    Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges

    Disrupt NY is just a few days away, and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak throughout the three-day-long conference. You can still buy general admission tickets for Disrupt NY here. You can find full details about the event here. These are the speakers we are proud to announce and when you can expect to see them take… Read More

  • A Journey To Intelligent Design Crunch Network

    A Journey To Intelligent Design

    If you’re looking for zeitgeist Biblical metaphors for the tech sector, you can’t do much better than the Tower of Babel. Human civilization a hundred years after the Flood; monolingual and gathered in a city called Babel. They become possessed with the mission of building a tower to the heavens. Which they begin… Read More

  • XPRIZE Contender Astrobotic Strives To Be FedEx To The Moon Crunch Network

    XPRIZE Contender Astrobotic Strives To Be FedEx To The Moon

    Astrobotic Technology, a leading Google Lunar XPRIZE competitor, is setting up to become the first delivery service to the Moon. With a low-cost launch, they now have a lander with the potential for precision landings driven by new system on a chip (SOC) technologies developed by Nvidia with help from General Electric. Read More

  • 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 Crunch Network

    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