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Stratio’s LinkSquare can scan your food or drugs to test their authenticity

How do you really know that the food or medicine you’re about to ingest is what the package label says it is? With the LinkSquare from Stratio, you can actually run a test to get confirmation.<p>Stratio is unveiling its new LinkSquare infrared scanner for food, pharmaceuticals, materials, and physical …

Researchers Have Found A New Way To Get Machines To Learn Faster

An international team of data scientists is proud to announce the very latest in machine learning: they’ve built a program that learns… programs.<p>That …

Reddit in revolt over anti-harrassment policy enforcement

Reddit is revolting -- or at least, some of its users are. After the popular discussion forum banned five subreddits for infringing its …

One of Twitter's biggest investors gives his prescription for fixing the company

Twitter’s board of directors will hold its quarterly meeting tomorrow, in the midst of a stock price swoon caused by stagnated user growth and an …

Facebook's instant articles arrive to speed up the News Feed

Facebook today is rolling out "instant articles," quick-loading stories from publishers including <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>BuzzFeed</i> that load on Facebook’s flagship app 10 times faster than before. The articles, which are hosted on Facebook’s servers, are well designed and create a genuinely better …

Facebook is bringing carousel ads to its mobile install links

Facebook is bringing the carousel format to mobile install ads.<p>The company says carousel ads have been quite successful on the desktop, equating to a 20-to-30 percent lower cost per click than boring old posts with just one image. Some advertisers have seen as much as 75 to 180 percent higher …

Apps

Spotter's iOS app selects news based on people and companies you really care about

Apps that help you keep up to date with the news are hardly a rarity. Alongside all the news organizations’ own native offerings, there are all sorts of aggregators and human-curated services promising to deliver content straight to your phone.<p>The problem with that is that there <i>really</i> are loads, …

Apps

Yelp sale rumor reminds us that social is terrible as a business even if it did change the Web

The rumors that Yelp might be for sale seem overdue rather than surprising.<p>From the start, Yelp has been a terrible business. What’s more surprising is that investors at times appeared so giddy about its prospects, despite a lack of profits for most of its history. And for many years, they appeared …

European Union

Google+ Turns Users Into Content Curators With New “Collections” Feature

Google+, the company’s social networking service that allows users to share posts and photos with family, friends and the broader public, has been sometimes criticized for being too much like competitor Facebook in terms of feature set. But today, Google+ is taking inspiration from another source: …

Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook are at war over the future of news — and one of them tried to buy a media company

"I still think we should buy them," his tweet, which has since been deleted, read.<p>"He is on your schedule for December 15 or 16 -- We need to sell him. I have a plan."<p>Noto was most likely trying to send a direct message to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. And the company he was interested in buying was …

Meet the man responsible for Google's billion-dollar acquisitions

On its top ten acquisitions alone, it has spent more than $24.5 billion dollars.<p>That's a lot of money, but Google has learned how to make the most of those purchases. Time Magazine recently wrote that the company had "perfected" the Silicon Valley acquisition, in part because its so good at …

Entrepreneurship

Google Chrome for iOS gets easier to use with one hand

Don't like that Chrome makes you use two hands to comfortably surf the web on your iPhone 6? Your life just got a bit easier. Google has updated Chrome for iOS so that you can pull down to not only refresh web pages, but open and close tabs. At this rate, you might only have to reach up when you …

Slidepick For Android Lets You Swipe to Delete Useless Photos

If you’re like me and have way too many pictures and screenshots saved on your Android device, you’ll want to check out this free app that makes it a snap to clean out your gallery.<p>If you’ve ever used Tinder to find a date, the interface should seem familiar. SlidePick lets you pick a folder or a …

Apps

New York Times will bring one-sentence stories to Apple Watch

What will the news of the future look like when we’re all busy staring at our tiny smartwatch screens instead of an iPhone or Mac? You’re not likely to scroll through long-form stories on your wrist, so <i>The New York Times</i> plans to roll out one-sentence news blasts to Apple Watch.<p>The <i>Times</i> says it’s …

Apple Watch

Periscope Won't Change the World, Whatever Journalists Say

The more people start to get excited about an app, the more the instinct to push back starts kicking around in my guts. Last week, the arrival of Periscope kicked off a rash of ‘hot takes‘ on how live streaming is about to change news, change our lives, hell, change the whole goddamn world.<p>But it’s …

Social Media

React Native Now Available, Build Native Apps In Javascript

Facebook announced today that its React Native library is now available on Github. The library allows you to build native iOS and Android applications with JavaScript and Facebook’s React library.<p>React Native compiles apps written in Javascript into native views, providing the platform-specific …

Software Engineering

Tech Bubble? Maybe, Maybe Not

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Bill Maris is president and managing partner at Google Ventures .</i><p>I’ve heard people wonder if we’re in a bubble with regard to startups. Is it as bad as the 2000 dot-com bubble? Might it actually be worse? I thought it would be worthwhile to look at the available data to see if we can …

Random for iOS Aims to Shake up the Way You View News

If you are constantly scouring the Web for interesting articles to read, this one’s for you. Random for iOS aims to change the way we discover content by injecting an element of surprise.<p>It works by giving you the option to explore topics that you wouldn’t usually read about. When you first launch …

Apps

Tim Cook On Apple's Future: Everything Can Change Except Values

In an exclusive Q&A, the current CEO discusses the Watch, how Steve Jobs informs Apple’s future, and how Apple lives “outside the box.”<p>Fast Company: How does Steve Jobs’s legacy live on at Apple?<p><b>Tim Cook:</b> Steve felt that most people live in a small box. They think they can’t influence or change …

Bill Gurley predicts 'dead unicorns' in startup-land this year

Bill Gurley, the prominent investor behind Uber and Snapchat, has been sounding the tech bubble alarm for months now. He’s preached about the …

Reddit: can anyone clean up the mess behind 'the front page of the internet'?

The social news site is almost as famous for its never-ending supply of creepy subforums as it is for memes, pictures and assorted lols. Can its new CEO change that? And should she?<p>When Ellen Pao became chief executive of the social news site Reddit in November 2014, few thought her tenure would …

Internet