The problems with Facebook are inherent in its design, but that can change

Amber Case Contributor Share on Twitter Amber Case is the former CEO of Geoloqi, a past keynote speaker for SXSWi and at TED, and author of the O’Reilly book Calm Technology: Designing for Billions of Devices and the Internet of Things.

The Message Is The Product: Solving Mobile Gaming’s Price Problem

The medium is the message, says Marshall McLuhan. If so the message is the product too. In considering the problem of paid games on mobile (conventional wisdom says people won’t pay for them) it seems more than ever that that reasoning applies. Mobile game makers don’t market premium,

Silicon Valley Represents An Entirely New Political Category

Internet founders believe the best role for government is competitive and direct funding for non-government agencies to solve social problems, whether it’s these parent-run public charter schools, loans to immigrant entrepreneurs for an alternative energy startup,

Six Problems With Our Democracy… And Who’s Working To Fix Them

In Silicon Valley and beyond there are several companies that are working to change the systemic problems with our government, and it’s worth highlighting their efforts. Read More

The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet

Do we have the Internet we deserve? There’s an argument to say that yes, we absolutely do. Given web users’ general reluctance to pay for content. We are of course, paying. Just not with cold hard cash,

The Next 10 Years Of Automation And What It Might Mean For The Job Market

After decades of subtle developments that largely went unnoticed by much of the working world, artificial intelligence has taken center stage in the last 2-3 years as a “hot” technology. From Google’s surge of acquisitions (DeepMind, Boston Dynamics, etc.),

Apple, Amazon and the uncertain future of the book startup

Book startups face a number of challenges -- not least of which is the fact that they are competing with Amazon.

The Internet’s Missing Link

When the web was originally designed, its creators aspired to include a way to transfer value. According to the HTTP standard, error code 402 was “reserved for future use” and was labeled “Payment Required.” Just as we needed a way to freely share information,

The Greatest Investments Not Financed In 2014

Last year was a fun one to be in the business, generally, of evaluating and taking business credit risk, and the non-investment grade universe of companies and the venture sector, specifically, were no exception. The unambiguous commercial success demonstrated by companies like Airbnb, Uber,

​Walter Isaacson Talks AI, Apple Watch, and His New Book The Innovators

The stories we tell ourselves about genius and geniuses are often stories about history's great men. But Walter Isaacson's latest project is different. Read more...

​Walter Isaacson Talks Gamergate, Apple Watch, and His New Book The Innovators

The stories we tell ourselves about genius and geniuses are often stories about history's great men. But Walter Isaacson's latest project is different. Read more...

CIA, NSA and the Pentagon still aren’t using a basic email security feature

Some of the most sensitive U.S. government departments and agencies still aren’t using a basic email security feature that would significantly cut down on incoming spam or phishing emails. Fifteen percent of all U.S. government domains still aren’t employing DMARC,

Amazon puts $10M in Closed Loop Fund to make recycling easier in more American cities

Amazon announced today that it has invested $10 million in Closed Loop Fund, which finances the creation of recycling infrastructure and services in U.S. cities. In a statement,

Announcing the Disrupt Berlin Agenda

TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s biggest and most impactful tech startup conference, and we can’t wait to bring the hype to Berlin. We’re very proud of the show we’ve put together and are thrilled to give you a look at what’s in store. Editor’s Note:

Video-based recruitment startup JobUFO scores €2M seed

JobUFO, the Berlin-based startup that has built a video focussed app to help facilitate better job applications, has raised €2 million in seed funding. Leading the round is IBB and Hevella Capital, with the investment to be used for growth.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks publicly for the first time about its censored China search engine

Commenting publicly for the first time about Google’s censored search engine for China, CEO Sundar Pichai said onstage at the WIRED 25 summit in San Francisco that the company is taking “a longer-term view” about the country. Codenamed Project Dragonfly,

Uber and Lyft are responsible for about half of SF’s rise in traffic since 2010, SFCTA says

Uber and Lyft are often times the ones to blame for the rise in traffic and congestion in cities. In San Francisco, the two ride-hailing services are undoubtedly partially to blame, but not entirely to blame, according to a new study from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority.

Syncron, a SaaS to help manufacturers move to a service model, raises $67M

Syncron, a Stockholm-headquartered company that offers a SaaS to help equipment and other product manufacturers move to a service model, has raised $67 million, its first ever funding round despite being over 15 years old. Leading the round is growth equity firm Summit Partners,

As Chinese censorship intensifies, gays are back while teenage mothers and tattoos are out

Following the passage of a new cybersecurity law and the removal of term limits from Chinese president Xi Jinping, China’s government is conducting a comprehensive crackdown on online discussions and content, with few companies spared the rod by the central government.

US early-stage investment share shrinks as China surges

The global early-stage investment pie is getting bigger… a lot bigger. Just four years ago, investors were putting less than $10 billion per quarter into early-stage deals (Series A and B). The past two quarters, however, have all come in over twice that level. Q1 2018, meanwhile,

FCC dings T-Mobile $40M for faking rings on calls that never connected

T-Mobile will pay $40 million as part of a settlement with the FCC for playing ringing sounds to mislead customers into thinking their calls were going through when in fact they had never connected in the first place.

不似人间之物 诺基亚发布会预告现Lumia机

(威智网 2 月 22 日讯)距离 2 月 24 日的诺基亚发布会已经很近了,经过那么多的爆料,大家对于它的期待值已经不像原来那么高了。但诺基亚不久前公布新的 MWC 预告,一下子又吊起了大家的胃口。  

韩国制造:产自流水线上的男神欧巴!

导读:一个偶像剧男神,背后靠的是整个娱乐产业流水线。李敏镐那八颗牙齿的笑容,金秀贤冷若冰霜的表情,都是这种工业化生产的结果。”互联网的一些事“带大家一起去了解韩国如何在生产线制造男神欧巴。       

This Student-Designed Ventilator Is 80 Times Cheaper Than the Norm

Babies born premature or sick are often completely reliant on a ventilator to stay alive. In many parts of the world that's a $40,000 machine that runs completely autonomously, but in developing nations it's often the child's parents—continuously squeezing a hand pump.

Here's The Science Behind Neil DeGrasse Tyson's NASCAR Screwup

First of all, I should just say that you have to feel for Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He's a brilliant man, and he makes one mistake and we're all over him like flies on a rib roast. But that's okay — mistakes are useful for smart-making,

Windows XP退役或让PC明年出货量增长3%

美国市场研究公司Gartner预测,由于微软停止对Windows XP的支持,广大企业用户将需要进行设备更新,2015年,PC出货量或有3%的增长。但这不会撼动平板电脑的统治地位,据预测,其出货量将于明年超过PC。

Surface问世两年让微软亏了17亿美元

在刚刚结束的2014财年,微软的Surface平板电脑业务依旧处于亏损之中。自该公司在2012年推出第一代Surface平板电脑以来,该产品已累计给微软带来了17亿美元的亏损。

This video clearly explains how robots have already taken over our world

If you think it's just a joke that robots are going to replace humans, it's not. It's going to happen. In fact, CGP Grey explains in 'Humans Need Not Apply' how it's already happening around us right now.

数据的局限:大数据分析不能告诉你什么

咨询师Barry Devlin介绍了一些人们因为统计数据分析不当而误解风险的案例,同时阐述了为什么业务决策不能完全由数据驱动。他提醒企业要清醒认识数据科学家的阴谋,同时接受普通业务人员的天真想法。         

【早报】天猫“双十一” ,交易额38分钟过百亿

【天猫“双十一”,十百亿分分钟】11月11日,开场后1分钟,交易额突破1亿;零时2分53秒,突破10亿元;零点38分28秒,交易额超100亿元,其中无线成交占比45.5%。

【干货】Axure产品原型在手机上运行的完整教程

图1 模拟丁香园的高保真原型   在一般的开发工作之前,我们通常会设计产品原型,大部分为axure绘制的线框图作为产品的PRD文档,供UI和开发进行前期工作,但是有的时候客户、领导想在开发之前,看到产品的概貌,就必须做产品的高保真原型进行模拟,这时如果做出来的原型能运行在手机端,那再好不过,如图1(注:上图是仿照丁香园的家庭用药,做的一个高保真原型,算是免费给丁香园打广告,是不是考虑给我点广告费?

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