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Mark Zuckerberg

Sam Altman sits down with Mark Zuckerberg to talk about how to build the future.Watch the VideoListen on SoundCloudRead the Transcript <i><br>Subscribe to</i> …

Mark Zuckerberg

Just Beyond The Breakwater - South Africa’s latest surf discovery wasn’t made during an off-the-grid expedition. It happened in the middle of one of the country’s biggest urban centers

Shipping lanes aren’t meant for surfing. <i>The Pacific Hero</i> serves as reminder of this as its massive red hull slices through the busiest channel in …

Aquatic Sports

An open letter to Elon Musk

Dear Sir: First of all, I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on having achieved the status of a nation-state. Indeed, as capital has …

Elon Musk is Going to Build an Internet In Space

Last night at a SpaceX event in Seattle, Elon Musk revealed that he plans to spend $10 billion building out the internet in space.<p>Bloomberg reports that Musk imagines it would change the way the internet on Earth fundamentally operates; instead of data packets bouncing around routers and networks …

Tesla

Apple's Swift Exploded in Popularity In 2014, Javascript Still #1

Redmonk’s programming language rankings for 2015 are out and show a huge growth in popularity for Apple’s new Swift development language.<p>According to the results, Swift went from the 68th most popular language last quarter (when it launched) to the 22nd, a jump of 46 spots which is “unprecedented …

Stack Overflow

New ‘Super Cookies’ Can Track Your Private Web Browsing — And Apple Users Can't Get Rid Of Them

Apple users are particularly vulnerable, as their devices do not have a function that lets users delete super cookies from their browsers.<p>Most websites place what's called a "cookie" on visitors' computers, which is used to track them and record their preferences. It's how websites can remember …

IT security

Blockstream

Blockstream is proud to contribute as one of the implementers of the Lightning Network protocol and to take part in the joint announcement of an …

Decentralize All The Things!

They gave us a fully decentralized Internet and we used it to build web services–Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, iCloud–so massively centralized they verge on being quasi-medieval fiefdoms. Now we’re building the Internet of Someone Else’s Things, wherein every room of every home will contain devices …

The beginning of the end for email

Along with global warming, the Ebola virus, and gridlock politics, this year, for me at least, something far less life- and society-threatening also …

Skype founder backs Wire, the 'best possible communication tool'

Backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis and a team of tech veterans, the freshly launched Wire aims to be more than a regular chat service. It is a marriage of its competitors' most popular features, including the ability to "ping" contacts. In an interview with <i>The Guardian</i>, Skype co-founder and …

The Internet of Things and Humans Tim O'Reilly #IoTH - Strata Europe 2014

Internet of Things

LittleBits Introduces Internet of Things Enabled Smart Home Kit

The Internet of Things (or connected home) is pretty sweet. You can turn on lights from the couch or across the country. You can start a delicious stew in a crook pot on your way home. All of which are great, as long as you buy the products that actually do those things. So if you want to do …

Sharetribe Lets You Create Your Own P2P Marketplace

Sharetribe today launched its full-service marketplace platform for niche communities. The service lets you build hosted sites that can be the “Airbnb for X” or the “Etsy for Y.” With today’s launch, Sharetribe now accepts payments outside the US.<p>As the sharing economy takes off in full force, …

What Google’s new Inbox app means for email marketers

Google is a company that thrives on innovation, and it has brought that energy and spirit to the email channel over the last few years, helping shake …

Products Don't Become Interesting Businesses Until They Have 1 Billion Users, Mark Zuckerberg Says

But Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn't think any product is a truly compelling business until it hits <i>1 billion</i> users. It took Facebook eight years to become that big.<p>The number of products that reach 1 billion users can probably be counted on one hand (Google, Facebook ...). But over the next …

Mark Zuckerberg

Google’s dominance in search is nearing its peak

Google is stumbling. Earlier this month the company disappointed shareholders with underwhelming quarterly results. The amount of money it makes each time somebody clicks on an ad has steadily fallen for the past three years.<p>In response, according to Re/Code, Google CEO Larry Page has appointed …

Wolfram Alpha

3 Reasons Why Startups Don't Need CFOs Anymore

The role of the financial officer is changing. So is its effectiveness in a small company.<p>There used to be a time when it was easy for startups to determine when to hire a CFO. Once the startup began to achieve meaningful revenue, the conventional wisdom said, or when the startup was a year away …

Management

“Ephemeral” Messaging App Frankly Raises $12.8 Million, Rolls Out A Social Chat SDK

Mobile startup Frankly has been steadily growing its user base amid a wave of self-destructing messaging apps with an app that lets you send text messages to other users that disappear after 10 seconds. Today, the company is announcing it has secured $12.8 million in funding from JJR Private …

Ello vs. Facebook

The eight-week-old social network Ello has a manifesto: no ads, no data-mining, no algorithms that make decisions about what you should see, no turning users into products. If you hit the “I agree” button after the manifesto, the site puts you on the waiting list for an invitation. If you click …

Here's The Evidence That Google's Search Results Are Horribly Biased

It's a Chrome browser extension that Yelp says strips Google+ pages from Google's search results, forcing the search engine to display only the "organic" results Yelp says Google would serve if it wasn't biased in favor of Google's own sites and links.<p>The device lets you compare Google's results …

SEO