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Fintech investor: 'Anything that has machine learning or blockchain in it, the valuation goes up, 2, 3, 4, 5x'

Andy Stewart, a managing partner at Motive Partners, said at the International Fintech conference in London last week: "I would call valuations right now frothy in general... tech generally is frothy."<p>A frothy market is one where valuations become detached from the underlining performance of a …

Machine Learning

Apple Learns a Bitter Lesson in China

The masters of the universe running Apple (aapl) have just discovered that the Celestial Kingdom is slipping out of their grasp.<p>China’s recent …

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

We've entered the most profound era of change for financial services companies since the 1970s brought us index mutual funds, discount brokers and ATMs.<p>No firm is immune from the coming disruption and every company must have a strategy to harness the powerful advantages of the new financial …

Financial Services

Apple says it has the 'most effective security organization in the world'

Apple engineers pull back the curtain on iPhone security<p>Apple said in a press briefing earlier today that it has the "most effective security organization in the world," and discussed multiple layers of iPhone security on both the hardware and software side to underscore this point.<p>The press …

Touch ID

Inside Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Fight With the FBI

The day after the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., where Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot to death 14 people and wounded 22 others at a …

Grieving father pleads with Apple to unlock his dead son's iPhone

Leonardo Fabbretti is pleading with Tim Cook to help him see the photos stored on his dead son's iPhone.<p>The Italian architect sent a letter to Cook on March 21. Apple's customer care team has expressed sympathy, trying -- and failing -- to help Fabbretti unlock the iPhone.<p>The news was first …

Are we losing our way the more we use Google Maps?

A Google Maps error has been sending tourists seeking "Mt. Rushmore, SD" to the wrong location for nearly five years now. Storm Mountain Center, a retreat center located some 13 miles from the real Mt. Rushmore, has repeatedly asked Google Maps to update the Mt. Rushmore address. But whatever fixes …

Artist Fuses Vintage Photographs with Present-Day Paris to Make History Come Alive

These historical composites layered over modern day scenes showcase the timeless postcard perfection and rich narratives that flow through the streets of Paris. By combining past and present portraits of the famous French capital, art director Julien Knez showcases just how many changes the City of …

France

How Bill Gates, Larry Page, and Mark Zuckerberg all thrive as introverts

At parties, I'd rather stand in the corner, chatting quietly with a close buddy, than work the room.<p>However, as cloud accounting company Xero's president, standing in the corner and watching isn't an option. It's my job to rally the troops, motivate, and push for results.<p>To get the job done, I …

Bill Gates

Sorry Sunrise, I’m switching to Fantastical

Fantastical has a huge update on OS X today. There are tons of new things, like native Exchange support, checking your coworkers’ availability, notifications for shared calendars in iCloud, printable calendars and more. But enough with the release notes, and let’s talk about calendars.<p>If you’ve …

12 of Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Music Videos

From "Bad Romance" to "Born This Way."<p>If there's anything we've learned from her music videos, it's that Lady Gaga is no shy girl. To celebrate her 30th birthday today, we've rounded up her most iconic, bizarre, memorable, and controversial videos over the years. Scroll through to watch them</b> …

Well, That Didn't Work: The Segway Is a Technological Marvel. Too Bad It Doesn't Make Any Sense

We were all supposed to be riding Segways by now. The company was supposed to be rolling in cash, the scooter's inventor a modern day Jay Gatsby …

Alienware Alpha review: almost the Steam Machine you're looking for

It's hard to describe the Alienware Alpha. On the surface, it's a small-form gaming PC, custom-built from laptop components to fit in your entertainment center. But it was <i>supposed</i> to be a frontrunner in a new category of gaming devices. It isn't. Valve's Steam Machine initiative was delayed past …

Apple's Ridiculous Censorship of the Nudity in Papers, Please

<b>UPDATE: 14:43 ET 12/12/14</b> <i>"Just talked to Apple. The initial rejection for porn was a misunderstanding on their part. They suggested I resubmit with</i> …

Is This Psychedelic iOS Keyboard The Craziest UI In Design History?

WHAT IS THIS…I DON’T EVEN…WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MEEEEEE????<p>On December 16, 1997, an episode of the popular animated series <i>Pokemon</i> aired in Japan, during which the lovable electric gopher Pikachu spent a few minutes frenetically blasting rainbow-hued missiles out of the air with his rapid-fire …

Does Beijing's new People's Daily building remind you of anything?

Beijing's building boom has already spawned a wealth of novelty forms, with a stadium in the shape of a bird's nest, a theatre nicknamed the egg, and …

Wired's Weekly Picks of Stunning Architecture

emojiSay Goodbye to the Blob. Google's New Emoji Have Arrived<p>Author: Elizabeth StinsonElizabeth Stinson<p>designYouTube's Redesign Makes It Easier to …

1977

Japan's Answer to Jeff Bezos Sets Sights on Amazon, America

When the World Wide Web first became a big deal in the mid-1990s, Hiroshi Mikitani was a 31-year-old executive with a Harvard Business School degree …

Indie Developers Reveal the Secrets — And Drawbacks — To Funding Videogames on Kickstarter

Just over a year after the videogame Double Fine Adventure set records on Kickstarter, talk about the crowdfunding leader is in the air at GDC, the …

Crowd Funding

Former Apple Employee Rediscovers Photos from Steve Jobs' First Day Back at Apple

Former Apple employee Tim Holmes recently discovered a set of photographs taken on an Apple QuickTake camera -- one of the first digital cameras made -- from the night Steve Jobs returned to Apple after it purchased NeXT.<p>Holmes notes in the description that the colors are incorrect in the photos …

Popular RSS App Reeder Announces Upcoming Support For Google Reader Alternative Feedbin

Reader is one of the most popular RSS clients out there for Apple devices. It’s available on OS X and iOS, and up until now it has mainly been used in conjunction with Google Reader. Now that Google has announced its plans to kill Google Reader in the coming months, many are starting to look to …

Google Reader

Matrix and Babylon 5 Creators to Make New Netflix Sci-Fi Series

For months now, it's been an open secret that Andy and Lana Wachowski, the directorial siblings best known for their work on <i>The Matrix</i> trilogy and</i> …