platforms

Report calls for algorithmic transparency and education to fight fake news

A report commissioned by European lawmakers has called for more transparency from online platforms to help combat the spread of false information online. It also calls for urgent investment in media a

Platform power is crushing the web, warns Berners-Lee

On the 29th birthday of the world wide web, its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has sounded a fresh warning about threats to the web as a force for good, adding his voice to growing concerns about big

Makers or breakers?

The weight of problems being demonstrably attached to heavily used tech services has acquired such a gravitational and political pull that it's becoming harder and harder for these businesses to sides

I watched 1,000 hours of YouTube Kids’ content and this is what happened…

What do you get if you endlessly recombine Spiderman and the Joker with Elsa from Frozen and lashings of product placement for junk food brands like McDonalds?

Thinking about the social cost of technology

All too often the fact that human lives are increasingly enmeshed with and dependent on ever more complex, and ever more inscrutable, technologies is considered a good thing. Negatives don't generally

Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M

The race for artificial intelligence technology is on, and while tech giants like Google and Facebook snap up top talent to build out their own AI-powered products, a new startup has just raised a hug

New Box platform pricing designed to give developers more cost certainty

Box has been in the process of enhancing its developer platform, and today it announced a new pricing plan designed to provide developers with more cost certainty than the old pricing approach. &#822

Computing’s future? It’s in your pocket

Technology's neverending story has always, apparently, been the quest for The Next Big Thing. Whether that thing is something entirely new and transformative -- unimaginable except within the fantasti

Why Clayton Christensen Is Wrong About Uber And Disruptive Innovation

Silicon Valley has disrupted disruptive innovation, and Clayton Christensen isn’t happy about it. Christensen vaulted to rock-star status in the tech world in 1995 when he introduced the theory of d

Building A Framework For Sustainability

Platforms are what make the technology world go 'round. Great platforms create value for technologists everywhere -- be it a technology-specific platform like what Google has newly open-sourced throug

The Platform Paradox

I often hear VCs say that they don’t back products, they back platforms. I find that logic backwards and in many ways dangerous for founders. Platforms can provide a durable competitive advantage, a

Comscore’s Latest Says Apple Top Smartphone OEM, But Android Still Top Platform In U.S.

Ahead of Apple’s WWDC event, analytics firm comScore released on Friday a new report detailing Apple’s mobile operating system iOS’s growth in the U.S. market. The reported noted th

So Many Platforms, So Few Developers

As I walked around the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon today, I talked to a lot of vendors who decided to set up tables at the event for one reason: to lure developers to use their APIs and build appli

Tablets Are Eating Into Smartphones’ Share Of Mobile Content Usage, While Android Remains In Lead Overall, Finds Jumptap

Tablets are continuing their rise as the preferred screen for consuming mobile data, according to the latest figures from mobile advertising network <a target="_blank" href="http://www.jumptap.com">Ju

Nodejitsu Takes On Heroku, Microsoft Azure With Node.js Platform Cloud

<a target="_blank" href="http://nodejitsu.com">Nodejitsu</a> announced a long awaited public beta for its Node.js platform cloud service this week, that runs on Amazon Web Services, Joyent or Rackspac

The Case For Developer Platforms

Over the years, software development has ping-ponged between server-centric and client-centric designs. Today, with dominant mobile platforms like iOS and Android, apps have entered a hybrid client-se

Intel details next-generation 'Pine Trail' Atom platform, intros updated 'Moblin' UI

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/pinetrail.JPG">Intel just held a teleconference outlining some information on its next Atom platform, code-named "Pine Trail" and introduced

T-Mobile Dev Program: No Android or Sidekick at first

mocoNews.net had a chance to sit down with some T-Mobile brass and get some details about T-Mobile’s upcoming developer program. Here’s the short version (you can read the whole thing here).

iPhone now fourth most popular Web platform

[photopress:feb08web.jpg,full,center] Newly released Net Applications numbers show the iPhone at the fourth most used Web browsing platform out there. Windows leads the pack with more than 91 percent

Trolltech ends run of Qtopia Greenphones

Trolltech has done a lot in the past year for the world of developers. With its amazing Qtopia Greenphone, developers were able to have a completely open mobile phone that allowed for application test