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Why the startup powering Uber’s text messages is worth over $1 billion

For example, when Uber sends you a text message after a driver accepts a request or the ride arrives, it relies on Twilio's technology to do it. The number you call to reach the driver is a temporary, one-time number created by Twilio too. Uber simply has to integrate Twilio's software code into …

Microservices

Visa pumps money into payments startup Stripe, now worth $5 billion

The news was reported earlier by Re/code and the New York Times.<p>Stripe sets itself apart from other payments services by being the programmer-friendly backend "plumbing" that enables apps and online stores to take payments from anybody, anywhere.<p>Stripe counts companies like Facebook and Lyft as …

FinTech

SKEYE Nano Drone (International) | TNW Deals

Meet the SKEYE Nano Drone, the shockingly agile and tiny flying machine, perfect for airborne stunts (like figure 8s, banking turns, flips, etc) both indoors and out. The Nano Drone provides high thrust, low weight, and has incredibly responsive controls that are complemented by advanced hardware …

Drones

Best of ICFF 2015: Part 1

The 2015 ICFF kicked off and was full of modern furniture, lighting, accessories, textiles, and more. This year, they added an additional floor of …

Ad blocking software has figured out native content, threatening the new media economy

<i>On the ad blocking front, the situation keeps getting worse. Until now, the media industry pretended to ignore the problem, perhaps waiting for a miracle cure. This might turn into a long lull.</i><p>In the coming weeks, a large analytic firm will release disturbing figures on the state of the ad blocking …

Digital Advertising

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

Internet

Man Repeller Founder Leandra Medine Talks About Building A Brand Around Fashion Women Love And Men Hate

Man Repeller is a fashion blog that aims to write content around the kind of clothes women love but men hate. Like formless jumpsuits. Site founder Leandra Medine took to the stage at Disrupt NY in one such formless jumpsuit to chat with our own Alexia Tsotsis about her future plans for the brand.<p>A …

Juventus’ Max Allegri: ‘only a madman would take kids to stadiums in Italy’

• Coach speaks out after Turin derby was marred by crowd trouble • ‘Unfortunately in Italy we are still behind,’ says Allegri • Match report: Torino 2-1 Juventus<p>The Juventus manager, Max Allegri, has claimed that ‘only a madman’ would take their kids to a football stadium in Italy after their Turin …

This Picture Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Affect Your Photos

Here’s a helpful little infographic that has been floating around the Web. It’s a simple look at how the “exposure triangle” — aperture, shutter …

DIY- Overdyed Rug | Design Lines, Ltd.

Have you seen the overdyed rugs currently flooding the home decor market? It’s hard to resist the bright, saturated colors and unique character of …

40 Remarkable Art Deco Designs & Resources

Art Deco is characterized by strong lines and patterns, highly-defined shapes, and blocks of solid colors. This visual arts design first appeared in …

Typography

Italy is suffering from an overabundance of architects

You’ve heard of too many cooks in the kitchen, but what happens when there are too many architects? A new report from the Architects’ Council of …

This site lets you DJ with five different drum machines in HTML5

If you don't own any kind of synth, but harbor fantasies of being a DJ (who doesn't?) a new site in HTML5 is about to make your dreams a whole lot easier. HTML5 Drum Machine lets you mess around with a bunch of different drum machines in your browser. Sure, it's just an emulation, but it gives you …

GoodWeave modernizes its fight against child labor in the rug industry

The D.C.-based nonprofit <b>GoodWeave</b> has been fighting child exploitation by rug producers in Nepal, India and Afghanistan for more than 20 years.<p>Now, …

Child Labor

World-Famous Architects Share With Us Their Inspiring Quotes

If there’s anything famous architects tried to teach us over the years is to never underestimate the power of design. Iconic names such as Frank …

Frank Gehry

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

Best Platforms For Building Websites in 2015

You need to know your CMS, website building platforms, and page crafting tools. How else do you expect to pacify the two forces behind website …

What is this mystery sea creature found in tin of tuna?

Suggestions about what the tiny tuna monster might be include the foetus of a blowfish, a tadpole, or the head of a soft-shelled turtle.<p>When you open a tin of tuna the last thing you expect to see is a little head staring back at you.<p>So Zoe Butler, of Nottingham, was more than a little perturbed to …

Zoology

Study Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought

Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents …

Innovation

The 10 Best Stock Pickers You Read About On The Internet

There's always a ton of research from analysts that investors can sift through.<p>And in 2014, TipRanks kept track of who made the best calls. The service tracks the success of market analysts on Wall Street.<p>TipRanks measures analysts' "success rate" based on how their calls perform relative to the …

Morgenthaler

Dror Benshetrit Is Designing Entire Futuristic Communities in Turkey and Abu Dhabi (But He's Not an Architect) - Bloomberg

As a 25-year-old designer from Tel Aviv, with plenty of talent but no cash, you might, in the middle of your first New York winter, have an …

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

Apps

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

David Rockwell’s Secret To Creativity? Asking “What If”

David Rockwell’s exuberant designs have made him the go-to architect for everything from playgrounds to hotels. Here, a peek at his process.<p>Over the course of his 30-year career, architect David Rockwell has brought a characteristically exuberant approach to everything from playgrounds to the …

The Best Design Shops In Manhattan

New York City's iconic Flatiron Building lends its name to this bustling area. Lately, the blocks east of Fifth Avenue and south of 23rd Street have blossomed with design shops, anchored by the legendary ABC Carpet & Home.<p><i>Illustration by Nik Neves</i><p><b>Farrow & Ball</b><p>A new showroom from the British …

Honda says 6 million vehicles now affected by faulty Takata airbags

Hondais increasing the number of U.S. vehicles affected by the Takata airbag issue to 6 million, the automaker confirmed Friday.<p>That's up from the roughly 2.8 million Honda vehicles that the company previously thought were equipped with faulty airbag inflators, which can shoot metal into the cabin …

Honda CR-V

7 Inspirational Loft Interiors

• 1 |<br>• Architect: Nudesign<p>This first loft comes from the team at Nudesign and was created for Italian designers Snaidero. The design here takes full …

Interior Design

Senators Are Looking At A Gruesome Image Of A Takata Airbag Injury

Executives from Takata, Honda, and Chrysler are testifying at the Senate on Thursday.<p>Takata is currently dealing with a massive global recall of airbags the company manufactured that were installed in millions of vehicles worldwide.<p>Five people have died, all in Honda vehicles, when the airbag …

Automotive Industry