Web 2.0

Clever Ethereum honeypot lets coins come in but won’t let them back out

An interesting new Ethereum-based honeypot has been discovered that essentially allows hackers to steal from hackers. The honeypot is detailed on Reddit. A user was hunting for examples of contracts t

Apple addresses why people are saying their iPhones with older batteries are running ‘slower’

Because of a Reddit post and the loose interpretation of subsequent benchmark tests posted by Primate Labs’ John Poole, the "Apple throttles old iPhones" meme has reared its ugly head again. The gis

Company raises $347K ICO, vanishes

A company called Confido raised a small ICO by selling special CFD designed to allow “safe and trustless cryptocurrency payments. According to ICODrops they raised their goal of about $400,000 a

Small startup shows us the wrong way to incentivize programmers

A small Los Angeles-based company, Bee Technologies, recently made a stir on Reddit by asking potential unpaid interns to complete a fairly complex software product before they were “hired.&#822

Already huge in China, Tuputech pitches its AI that identifies porn and violence stateside

In China, where content laws are far more restrictive and penalties for defying government proscriptions on content are far more severe, new social media giants and telecom providers like Musical.ly,

Search and social media was filled with clickbait and propaganda in the wake of Vegas shooting

Letting an algorithm cull links from the sewer of internet commentary, and then distributing that to millions of people, is a losing game. It's another sign of how Facebook and the rest continue to ab

Reddit’s new location tagging feature continues its push to become a social network

Reddit is continuing its march towards becoming a social network after it added location tagging to its mobile app. The service is famously known as “the front page of the internet,” but t

Social Native raises $8 million to build a new social media ad platform

No one, it seems, has come up with a good way to harness all the videos, photos, and tweets that budding creators post every day on YouTube, or the Facebook media juggernaut, or its smaller Snap-pier

Facebook’s AI unlocks the ability to search photos by what’s in them

Initially used to improve the experience for visually impaired members of the Facebook community, the company’s Lumos computer vision platform is now powering image content search for all use

The NFL will reportedly relax their social media rules so teams can post more GIFs and videos

About two months ago the NFL implemented a new social media policy that effectively banned teams from posting any video-based content during games. The backlash was tremendous, with fans and teams cri

SocialBooks turns your social media into a lasting memento of your horrific year

If you’re anything like me you hate social media with a white-hot passion yet you feel oddly compelled to put garbage into it on a regular basis, to your great shame. Thankfully there is now a s

Email Is The Last, And Ultimate, Social Graph

One of the magical innovations of the Web 2.0 era was when the bigger social platforms opened their doors to third-party app developers. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter widely touted ,and profited from

Gillmor Gang: Action Items

The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It's called Lock Screen, and some

Why Is It Still Web 2.0?

<a href="http://www.web2expo.com/"> Web 2.0 Summit </a>went down in SF this week and, with the exception of a few speakers who ducked out because of pre-IPO jitters, a good portion of the upper echel

Watch The 2011 Web 2.0 Summit Day Two Live

We’re at the Palace Hotel for day two of for <a href="http://www.web2summit.com/web2011">the 2011 Web 2.0 Summit</a>, where the lineup for the next three days consists of almost everyone on the enti

Fixing a Hole

<img src='//tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/beatlesforsale.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot2" alt="" />And it really doesn’t matter if I’m wrong I’m right where I belong, sings Paul McCa

Mary Meeker: Smartphones Will Surpass PC Shipments In Two Years

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/internet-trends-smartphonesvspcs.jpg"> Every year at the Web 2.0 Summit, Mary Meeker gives a ten-minute <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/

Venture Capital Sputters in the Third Quarter; Consumer Down, Business Services and Software Up

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-235829" title="mens_suits_at_suitmart" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/mens_suits_at_suitmart.jpeg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="231

If Web 1.0’s Kryptonite Was the Bust, Web 2.0 Kryptonite Was the Grind

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-227346" title="kryptonite" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/kryptonite.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="233" /></a>There were two s

Now That It's The One Millionth Word, "Web 2.0" Can Be Retired To The Dictionary

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/shakespeare-seriously-noob-215x150.jpg" width="215" height="150" /> What do you do if you are an obscure language group in Austin, Texas look
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