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Meet Re.mu, The Social Network For Idealistic Style Lovers From Plurk’s Founder

Remember Plurk, the social network once considered a rival to Twitter, along with other microblogging sites like Heello, FriendFeed and the late Rejaw? Plurk is still trucking along with 10 million users (and recent funding from W.I. Harper) and now its founder, Alvin Woon, is working on Re.mu, his …

Code.org: 2 Weeks And 600M+ Lines Of Code Later, 20M Students Have Learned An “Hour Of Code”

Less than a year ago, brothers Hadi Partovi and Ali Partovi launched Code.org to help advocate for computer science in the U.S. and increase participation in STEM education by making these subjects more available in schools and classrooms around the country. Today, it seems that what started as a …

Filmmaker Was Given $25,000 To Make A Promo Video For ‘Walter Mitty’ But He Used It To Help Typhoon Victims Instead

Indie Filmmaker Casey Neistat was offered $25,000 of Twentieth Century Fox's advertising budget money to create a promotional video with the theme "live your dreams" for the upcoming Ben Stiller movie, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."<p>Neistat accepted the challenge, but there was a catch -- he …

Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

Running a SaaS Startup? ChurnBee is a Simple Dashboard to Track Your Growth

ChurnBee, from the team behind Newscurve, has just launched in beta form, bringing a simple approach to understanding business and customer data for for SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)-focused startups.<p>The software gives SaaS startups access to key business metrics like Monthly Recurring Revenue …

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Round House Design Offers a Unique Architectural Experience

This beautiful <i>Round House</i> is a unique home design concept where soft curves replace the dusty corners of a typical four-sided home. Developed by L.A.-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee, the completely open interior space is enclosed by floor to ceiling windows, allowing light to radiate …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

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Here Are The Real Odds Of Your Startup Becoming Worth $1 Billion Or More, Like Facebook, Twitter Or Tumblr

They're so tiny that Lee calls $1 billion startups "unicorns." And you're not getting into the Unicorn Club any time soon.<p>Previously Lee worked at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital fund — so she knows what she is talking about.<p>Only 39 companies have reached the $1 billion …

Starbucks Just Figured Out How To Take Your Money Over Twitter

Buying someone a coffee is a small gesture of kindness, but you usually need to be with a friend to make it. However, starting Tuesday, Starbucks has a solution: Just pay for your faraway friend's coffee over Twitter.<p>The new program, appropriately called "Tweet a Coffee," works like this: To tweet …

More than 5 million people have backed a Kickstarter project

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Crowd-funding giant Kickstarter unveiled some of its latest stats on Tuesday, showing just how quickly the company’s community …

Meet the Exec Crafting Google’s Vision for the Future of Shopping (Maybe This Time It’ll Work!)

Like many of its peers, Google has its own take on what the future of digitally-enabled commerce should look like.<p>In fact, it has had a lot of takes …

“Post-Print” Startup Stateless Media Creates Short, Smart Documentaries For The Web

My recent conversation with Stateless Media’s Peter Savodnik was a bit discombobulating. He’s had what seems like a successful career in longform journalism, with publications in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, and elsewhere. Yet he sounded awfully pessimistic about print — …

Livescribe's beautiful new smartpen turns pen and paper into apps and pixels

We may be constantly staring into our phones and laptops, but Livescribe CEO Gilles Bouchard says pen and paper are more popular than ever — and he has data to back it up. We want to write and draw the way we always have, he says, but we also want all the sharing, instant access, and searchability …

Unlock Your Bike With Your Phone, With This Smartphone-Controlled U-Lock

With Bitlock, it’s now easier to share or rent your bike to anyone, and you’ll never lose your keys again.<p>Here is a basic fact of modern life: You’re more likely to lose your keys than a smartphone, which would be like losing a limb to a growing portion of the population. That’s one reason that …

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Anonymous: 'Topiary' Talks Hacking and Life After LulzSec

“‘Conspiracy to commit computer misuse with intent to disrupt or impair the operation of a computer or computers’,” commenced Jake Davis in front of a packed auditorium at Wired 2013. “This is what I was sent to prison for.”<p>If that just made you blurt out ‘huh?’, you’re not the only one. “Don’t …

Why John Carpenter Is the Most Underrated Filmmaker Of Our Time

About a decade ago while I was attending the Vancouver International Film Festival, I ended the screening day over beers with a small group of …

Nick D'Aloisio: young people need to learn entrepreneurship, not just coding | Wired 2013 video

[VideoLibrary##12662##KeepInline]<p>Young people need to not only learn how to code, but be aware that being an entrepreneur is a potential profession …

Amazon’s Secret Website

Like most entrepreneurs, Jeff Bezos cycled through various company names before settling on Amazon for his online bookstore.<p>Most Amazon history buffs …

PayPal Expands “Real World” Presence Via Integration With iPad Point-of-Sale Maker Revel Systems

PayPal has today scored another deal to bring its technology to more point-of-sale platforms via an integration with iPad POS solution provider, Revel Systems, a company whose business has grown by 400% year-over year and now includes big-name clients like Dairy Queen, Goodwill, Popeye’s, and …

MyCheck's investor tab: $6.1M for waiter-less checkout

We’ve all been trapped at a busy restaurant, desperately trying to flag down a waiter, pay, and escape. MyCheck thinks there’s an easier way.<p>MyCheck has raised $6.1 million from investors to enable waiter-less checkout at more than 3,000 venues worldwide, the company will announce Tuesday. …

Code.org Unveils 'Hour of Code' Campaign To Promote Computer Science

Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting computer science education, has unveiled a new campaign it calls “Hour of Code” targeting 10 million students in the United States. From December 9-15, 2013, Code.org is asking schools, teachers, and parents for their help in motivating …

PayPal Unveils Yet Another Way to Pay in Stores. Now It Has to Get People to Use It.

Another day, another announcement of a product aimed at getting shoppers to buy stuff in retail stores using an app on their phone instead of a …

The 2020 network: How our communications infrastructure will evolve

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Ericsson<p>Let’s start with two basic questions: In the year 2020, what will the network look like? What are the …

New Kindle Paperwhite Is a Snappier, More Capable E-Reader

There’s a new Kindle in town: The Kindle Paperwhite. This latest product in Amazon’s line of basic monochrome e-readers has some welcome improvements …

Meet Four Teen Hackers (And Another Even Younger One)

Teens have always been stereotyped as massive consumers of technology, but in some cases they’re also the ones advancing it. Young people have long been avid early adopters, and not just of applications like Snapchat and Instagram.<p>The Internet and mobile devices have democratized access to …