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See What Times Square And Wall Street Looked Like 100 Years Ago

Software engineer Dan Vanderkam has embedded a collection of historical photos from the New York Public Library into an awesome interactive map of old New York. If you’re a history nerd, or you just love New York, prepare to waste your entire afternoon (or weekend) on this site.<p>Here’s how it works: …

The smart card: Apple Pay competitor or simple stopgap?

Mobile payments is a crowded industry, but is one card for storing all your credit cards more practical than we think?<p>The only problem [smart cards are] addressing is a fat wallet full of cards. Is that really that big of a problem?<p>Sucharita Mulpuru of Forrester Research

FinTech

The Interface is the Message: Aaron Koblin on Visual Storytelling at TED

I was thrilled to see my friend Aaron Koblin, presently of Google Creative Labs, take the TED stage earlier this year. I’m an enormous data viz geek, I’m deeply interested in the evolution of storytelling, and have been a longtime supporter of Aaron’s work. This talk is an excellent primer to both …

Christophe Viau: From Arts & Biology to Big Data Visualization

Christophe Viau taking a musical break from D3.js.Earlier this year we were excited to welcome data visualization engineer Christophe Viau to Planet …

Data Visualization

DataHero Snags $6.1M To Democratize Data Visualization

DataHero, the SaaS company that wants to bring data visualization to non-technical end users, announced $6.1 million in Series A funding today. It also announced a new chief executive and a partnership with Hubspot.<p>The round was led by existing investor Foundry Group. The company also announced it …

Questioning Facebook's Internet.org Altruism

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's public-spirited effort to bring internet access to the impoverished isn't quite as magnanimous as it might seem.<p>Mark Zuckerberg wants to disrupt internet access in developing countries in a way that only a Silicon Valley billionaire would. Not only does he want …

Net Neutrality

Here's why pro gaming is exploding in popularity

That's more viewers than the 23.5 million who watched Game 7 of the World Series and the 18 million who tuned into the NBA Finals.<p>To anyone paying attention, pro gaming is exploding in America.<p>One of the chief beneficiaries of that growth has been Team SoloMid, a top team that plays "League of …