12 years later, Twitter is still trying to explain itself

Twitter, more than any other social media company, faces a unique challenge even after more than decade of existence: It still doesn't know how to explain what it is to new users.

Snowball Debuts A Unified Inbox For All Your Messaging Apps

A new mobile application called Snowball, launching today, is going to give iPhone users Android envy. The app serves as a universal inbox for your many mobile messaging clients, including Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, SMS, Snapchat, Google Hangouts and more,

Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Music Skunkworks

Truffle Pig is just one of the new musical inventions dreamed up at the sonic skunkworks born from Spotify’s $100 million acquisition of The Echo Nest. Deep inside Spotify’s New York headquarters, the team gave me a peek how the combined company plans to nail recommendations,

Sand Hill Road’s Consiglieres: August Capital

There are VCs, and then there are classic VCs. It was 1980, and 30 year old Dave Marquardt was a young, hot shot VC at Technology Venture Investors looking for his next deal. He heard through the grapevine that another young hotshot, “Billy Gates,

Kevin Rose Is Competing With His Own Investment

On September 4th, Kevin Rose, the Digg founder turned partner at Google Ventures, sent out a series of texts to the folks who were beta testing his new photo-sharing app, Tiiny. People were curious about the similarities between Tiiny and another photo-sharing app, Cap,

The Psychopaths of GamerGate Are All That's Left, and They're Terrifying

Game developer Brianna Wu has been stalked, tormented, and harassed by GamerGate —the amorphous reactionary movement centered around video game journalism—for months now.

Why People Keep Trying to Erase the Hollywood Sign From Google Maps

The Hollywood Sign might be one of the most recognizable things on Earth. In Los Angeles, it's also one of the most visible. You can see it from a plane as you glide into LAX. You can see it from a car as you drive up the 101 freeway.

Meet The Censorship Activists Who Are Scaring China’s Government

TechCrunch talks to one of the founders of GreatFire.org about the organizations ‘David versus Goliath’ struggle to end internet censorship in China. Read More

How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained)

The Santa Clara Valley was some of the most valuable agricultural land in the entire world, but it was paved over to create today’s Silicon Valley.

'What Do You Mean, It Jammed': A Harrowing Journey to IUD City

On Monday evening at about 5:20 I was wearing a cream-colored sweater and nothing else, lying back on a medical table with my feet in stirrups, breathing like my 80-pound dog when she's having a stress dream.

The AI Revolution: How Far Away Are Our Robot Overlords?

Imagine taking a time machine back to 1750—a time when the world was in a permanent power outage, long-distance communication meant either yelling loudly or firing a cannon in the air, and all transportation ran on hay. When you get there, you retrieve a dude, bring him to 2015,

Watch new footage of John Lennon in the studio, dragging Paul McCartney

Diss tracks looked a lot different in 1971.Here we have John Lennon performing in the studio with his fellow Beatle George Harrison and the Plastic Ono Band. The song? A funked out version of "How Do You Sleep?" from Lennon's second solo album, Imagine.The song's lyrics take aim Paul McCartney,

20 online resources to take sex ed into your own hands

The internet has changed how kids learn about sex, but sex ed in the classroom still sucks. In Sex Ed 2.0, Mashable explores the state of sex ed and imagines a future where digital innovations are used to teach consent, sex positivity, respect, and responsibility.

6 things Deaf activist Nyle DiMarco wants you to know about sign language

You may know Nyle DiMarco from America's Next Top Model, where he was crowned the victor of the show's 22nd season, in 2015. You may have seen DiMarco demonstrate perfect rhythm on Dancing With the Stars, where he went home with yet another grand prize. DiMarco, in short, is a winner. But DiMarco,

Snag this illustrating software on sale for 50% off

Let's face it: Technology makes life a lot easier, doesn't it? With a few swipes and taps, you can do just about anything from hailing a cab, to meeting romantic suitors, to ordering a heaping plate of lo mein straight to your doorstep.SEE ALSO:

Learn how to draw by taking this online class that's on sale

Convinced coloring and sketching is child's play? Think again.It may come as no surprise that drawing, painting, and other creative pursuits can actually bolster creativity, improve memory, decrease stress, and make you a better communicator. Not just a kiddie activity anymore, huh?SEE ALSO:

The politicians who made veganism a little bit cool

Presidents didn't always down twelve Diet Cokes and multiple McDonald's sammies per day. Some even ate their vegetables.Back in early 2010s, things were different. Better. More than a few of the country's leading political figures had decided to go vegan. In earlier eras,

The wilderness has returned to idyllic Cape Cod. That means great white sharks.

On Sept. 14, Wendy Dockray strolled down to Newcomb Hollow Beach, on the shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The waves were mighty that day, so she went to watch the surf pound the shore. The waves also attracted surfers. "I actually thought, 'Aren't they worried?'" Dockray,

Here's when you can expect next-gen Xbox consoles and Surface devices

If you're thinking about selling your Xbox One because a new release is imminent, you may not want to unplug it from your TV just yet.A new report from Thurrott, a tech blog that's previously leaked accurate information about unannounced Microsoft products,

The Fyre Fest guy is still out here conning people

Just when you thought it was safe, the epic millennial influencer debacle known as Fyre Festival is back in the news for, surprise, fraud.SEE ALSO: Upcoming documentary to add fuel to the Fyre Festival disasterBilly McFarland,

Amazon wants to sell you two Echo Spots and take $40 off your total

Smart home hubs and security cameras have basically taken over the internet, and if you still haven't gotten into that game, you're probably having a hard time justifying the purchase.SEE ALSO: The lighting is always flattering with these smart home light bulbsBecause yeah,

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Google’s Acquisition Of Green Throttle Games Could Signal Better Native Android Gaming

Google has acquired Green Throttle Games – or at least what was left of the company after it essentially shut down late last year, according to a new report by PandoDaily. The startup followed Ouya, GameStick and others in providing an Android-based gaming experience designed for the living room,

“造节”的背后:让创意驱动营销

“正妆蝴蝶节”,“超强奶爸节”——尽管我们已经拥有了各种千奇百怪的节日,但这两个名字一定还是会让很多人感到新鲜 […]

埃森哲研究发现:中国企业部署移动技术起步快,信心足

但中国企业仍需克服重重挑战,才能更好地转型为数字化企业上海2014年6月11日电 /美通社/ -- 埃森哲最新调查发现,中国是全球部署移动技术步伐最快的市场:三分之二的受访中国企业表示其关键的移动技术工作进展不错;相比之下,全球持同样态度的其他企业仅占受访企业的44%。

An Israeli BuzzFeed Copycat Is Suddenly in the Top 10 of Facebook's Publishers

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and the surest way to Internet trafficPlayBuzz, an Israeli knockoff of viral media giant BuzzFeed, has become one of the most popular media publishers on Facebook, according to data released by NewsWhipThe site, which looks very similar to BuzzFeed,

当IFTTT连接汽车:让你的OBD硬件触发一切有趣的应用

过去的一段时间内OBD产品层出不穷,越来越多的汽车数据通过OBD II接口被挖掘出来。但在尝鲜之 […]

转基因研发或将退出外商投资禁止目录

风向或许真的是要变了。一直以来,中国政府对转基因的官方表态一直是“积极研究、谨慎利用”,在政府投入大量资金支持科研机构以及部分本土企业进行研发的同时,禁止外商企业在中国进行转基因生物研发。

黑客抢着对Facebook瘫痪负责 遭官方无视

针对Facebook、Instagram北京时间今天下午故障1小时一事,一黑客组织发表声明称对故障负责,但却遭到了Facebook官方否认。今天下午从格林尼治时间1月27日6:00(北京时间1月27日14:

这一夜,“摇一摇”最性感,微信支付赢了新年头一仗

伴随着凌晨30分的微信“摇一摇红包”结束,今年的“红包大战”基本上可以预知结果了。不知道大家都摇到的多少红包,反正我觉得自己的“麒麟臂”又粗壮了几分。今年的“红包大战”,最主要的玩家就是微信和支付宝。

Four Myths About Robotic Coworkers, Debunked

It’s a robot nerd lovefest at RoboUniverse 2015, and it’s great to be surrounded by other folks decidedly pro-robot. But some naysayers are less keen on sharing space with soulless gizmos. Know this: Misconceptions about robotic companions are aplenty.Read more...

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