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LinkedIn: Evolution of a Publishing Platform

For you, I, and probably many others, LinkedIn is a bit of an odd beast. We all no doubt have a profile on the ‘social network for professionals’, but how often we actually log in and check what’s going on is another matter altogether.<p>Founded in 2003, LinkedIn garnered somewhere in the region of …

This Origami Microscope Costs Just $3, But It Can Diagnose Malaria

The Foldscope is constructed out of greeting card paper, a watch battery, and a dirt cheap lens. But don’t be fooled, you can use it to detect more than 20 diseases.<p>Many of the world’s most fatal and gruesome infectious diseases can be detected with a simple microscope. Doctors, though, often skip …

How Pandora’s 40 Engineers Nabbed 70 Million Monthly Users

The Pandora Prioritization System brought users to their company in droves. How can their approach apply to your company?<p>When it went public in 2011, over a decade after the company’s founding, Pandora employed fewer than 40 engineers. With this skeleton crew, the company built products for 70 …

Product Management

Rural carriers start connecting customers to doctors via mobile video chat

If you’re a Cellular One customer in Louisiana or Texas and need to talk to a doctor, you now have a very high-tech option. You can conduct a video …

10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2014

December is always a great time to look back on the year that was and the new year that is soon to come. There are many exciting things that 2014 has in store for us who live, work, and produce the World Wide Web we love and cherish.<p>Last year, we looked at the 10 Web design trends for 2013. Many of …

BabyWatch releases new baby-monitoring Teddy bear and moves to the U.S.

Health tech startup BabyWatch (and recent graduate of Startupbootcamp Berlin’s accelerator programme) has announced its newest product — Tedi, an interactive toy and mobile app aimed to track the development of a child. The company is also moving to the U.S. “in the next few months.”<p>Tedi …

Mixamo debuts Fuse character creation tool on Steam using Valve’s Team Fortress 2 characters

Mixamo wants to democratize game creation. It is advancing that cause today with the launch of Fuse, a universal 3D character creation tool that will be available on Valve’s Steam game distribution network.<p>On top of that, Valve is making a few characters from its Team Fortress 2 game available to …

5 THINGS I WISH I HAD KNOWN WHEN WE LAUNCHED

Pathful CEO Campbell McDonald presenting at TechStars Chicago Demo Day 2013<p>On Wednesday I attended the TechStars Chicago Demo Day and was blown away …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

The 20 Smartest Things Jeff Bezos Has Ever Said

Words from the wise.<p><b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) was once the poster child of what happens when excitement about a company detaches from reality. The …

Top 8 Things That Make Investors Cringe

Have you ever left a pitch and wondered what investors really thought about you? I decided to roll up my sleeves and conduct a nationwide, sector and stage agnostic survey of investors. I insured that I included investors that represented all stages, sectors and geographies.<p>The survey includes …

Y Combinator To Fund Non-Profit Startups With Charitable Donations

Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham has penned a post that says the accelerator will begin funding non-profit startups and organizations that are accepted into its program. The news comes following admission of Watsi last year, YC’s first-ever non-profit. Graham also clarifies that the investment …

Meet Human, A Beautiful Fitness Tracking App To Help You Effortlessly Stay Healthy

Human is a newcomer in the crowded fitness space, but its take is different. Instead of being a stat-heavy activity app like RunKeeper or a life tracker gadget like Withings, Fitbit or Jawbone, Human is a passive iOS app designed to help you stay healthy. The goal is to move for 30 minutes every …

PigIt helps students pay for college via ‘educational piggy bank’

Piglt is one of the many startups trying to rescue students from the burden of student loans.<p>Cofounder Casey Wallace described the site as “education’s entrepreneurial piggy bank.” Piglt is an incentive-based crowdfunding platform for higher education expenses and student loan debt. Students offer …

Is making stories touchable the next big thing for journalism?

It seems like a simple enough concept: We experience storytelling through our senses. So the more senses you add to an experience, the more immersive …

Composite lighting technique lets amateurs produce well-lit photos in minutes (video)

Hobbyist photographers don't often have the luxury of elaborate lighting rigs. However, Adobe and Cornell University have developed a new software technique that could bring pro-grade illumination to a wider audience. Known as computational lighting design, the solution simplifies a familiar trick …

Tracing the rise of 'authentic' digital design

Apple's unveiling of a radically redesigned iOS last month at WWDC reignited a discussion about the merits of the more simplified, "authentic" design style that we've already seen Microsoft and Google push across the majority of their products. For those who want to go deeper into how Apple got to …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

What’s Twitter’s Role in the Wearable Computing Universe?

Does Twitter have a role in the wearable computing universe, a place in the so-called Internet of Things? CEO Dick Costolo thinks so. He’s just not …

Expensive Mobile Data Plans Will Soon Be a Relic of the Past, Says Cisco CEO

Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com<p>As data traffic increases 300 percent over the next five years and non-PC devices become more than 50 percent of usage, …

GE’s Jeff Immelt: The Full D11 Interview

The General Electric brand has long been synonynous with steam turbines, jet engines and heavy-duty industrial equipment. But if CEO Jeff Immelt has …

Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook, One Year After the IPO

It’s been a long, rough road for Facebook after the company was first listed on the Nasdaq exchange one year ago. The stock, which debuted at $38 per …

How the Macarena and Many Bar Mitzvahs Helped Psy Break Big with “Gangnam Style”

If you get the guys who manage Madonna, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga onstage together, you’re going to hear some great stuff. Here’s one of the …

Like Speech Control? Nuance CEO Ricci Says You’re Going to Love What’s Coming Next.

If you’ve ever spoken to or been spoken to by a computer or a smartphone, there’s a pretty good chance that there’s technology from Nuance involved. …

Musk: You’ll Be Able to Drive Your Tesla Cross-Country by Year’s End With Supercharger Expansion

Tesla is in the process of “dramatically accelerating” its network of supercharger car-charging stations through the end of the year, Elon Musk …

Steven Sinofsky: The Full D11 Interview

Steven Sinofsky is talking to lots of companies these days. He’s meeting with big companies, small companies and plenty of venture capitalists.<p>But as …

Google’s Sundar Pichai Is Cool With Samsung’s Android Dominance

Despite Google’s explosive growth in its Android mobile operating system, the company may have a problem. Among the many hardware manufacturing …