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How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

10 Hot Social Networks to Watch

Hot Social Networks to Watch<p>1. Medium<p>2. Kleek<p>3. Viddy<p>4. RunKeeper<p>5. Ghost<p>6. Pose<p>7. Vine<p>8. Atmospheir<p>9. Days<p>10. App.net<p>Have you ever dropped into …

The great shift in search

The ongoing list of failed search engine companies is deep and wide. Remember the likes of Excite, Lycos, or AskJeeves? Search companies that have …

The next big market for data and connected devices? Agriculture

Between efforts to eat more food grown locally, a younger generation of farmers and cheaper component-farming is getting an infusion of data and …

Monsanto Buys Weather Big Data Company Climate Corporation For Around $1.1B

Today’s big acquisition is a huge agritech exit: Biotech company Monsanto has bought Climate Corporation for approximately $1.1 billion. While the Monsanto press release says $930 million, we’re hearing from investors that the actual price is past the $1 billion mark, because part of the all-cash …

Starbucks Joins The Internet Of Things With Smart Fridges That Know When Milk Has Gone Bad

The fridges and coffeemakers at Starbucks are about to get a whole lot smarter. Within the next year, the coffee chain reportedly plans to connect its devices to the Internet of Things. Specifically, fridges will now tell employees when a carton of milk has gone bad, and cloud-based Clover …

Internet of Things

5 Budding Social Data Startups to Watch

It's still unclear exactly how Apple plans to use Topsy, the social media analytics firm the tech giant acquired on Monday for a reported $200 …

These Scientists Studied Why Internet Stories Go Viral. You Won’t Believe What They Found

Science confirms what Buzzfeed and Upworthy already know: In the hierarchy of digital contagion, content that evokes powerful emotions floats mercilessly to the top.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>A few …

Behavioral Sciences

With Revenue Now In The Millions, Piqora Prepares A “Content Management System” For The Visual Web

Piqora, a company that began its life as a Pinterest-centric company once called Pinfluencer has over the past year expanded further into the visual web space with marketing tools for Tumblr and Instagram, as well.<p>Today, the company is giving a peek inside its business, and announcing it’s now …

Silk Makes it Easier to Explore and Visualize Online Data

Silk is a beautiful website building platform for people who want to create and manage a specialized database online. Now, it’s rolling out a new ‘Explore’ page format so that visitors can easily search and filter the information that they’ve published online.<p>When you hit the Explore tab on the …