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Mayor Bloomberg Tells Stanford Graduates To Go To NYC For Tech

“No other university in the world has so profoundly shaped our modern age,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today in his commencement speech at Stanford University. Bloomberg’s speech was relevant to both the tech and Stanford communities, and often self-serving, as he touched on …

Tweet Is Now a Real Word, and the Oxford English Dictionary Says So

The act of tweeting — that is, posting to Twitter — is now formally recognized as a part of the English language by the official arbiter of such …

The YouTube Paradox And The Off-YouTube Solution

When it comes to video distribution on the Internet, there are few solutions better than YouTube . The company is the No. 1 place to search for and find the video content that viewers want to watch, and for creators it provides a size and scale of audience it can offer videos to.<p>That said, a …

EA Games Boss: We Don't Have A Problem With Second-Hand Sales

As it is written, so shall it be. Yesterday, in the aftermath of Sony‘s PR spanking of Microsoft at their big console reveals at E3 – where the Sony PlayStation 4 was put forward as not only $100 cheaper than the Microsoft Xbox One, but also possessed of a friendlier attitude to disc reselling, I …

Rumor: New Gmail UI launching on Wednesday

Google is reportedly going to unveil the new Gmail user interface on Wednesday, with the new UI expected to include some of the features seen in previous reports.<p>Earlier this week we found out that potential Gmail UI changes were revealed at Google I/O and then we saw a bunch of screenshots …

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Yahoo reportedly willing to pay up to $800 million in bid for Hulu

Apparently Yahoo has some deep pockets: the company has reportedly bid somewhere between $600 million and $800 million in its quest to assume ownership of Hulu. Those figures come from <i>All Things D</i>, which first reported Yahoo's interest in the video streaming site last week. According to the report, …

Why Yahoo! Buying Tumblr Is Not Great For NYC's Tech Scene

For years we’ve been hearing about how the ascendant tech startup scene in NYC is going to rival Silicon Valley’s tech-hegemony. It’s a story the mainstream media has run with hard because, after all, NYC is the apex for the mainstream media and, who doesn’t like rooting for the home team? For …

European Startups: Practical Tips for Raising Capital in the US

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Brendan Gill is the co-founder and CEO of OpenSignal, a startup that crowdsources data on mobile networks from consumer smartphones. Prior to that he founded a California-based e-commerce company after retiring from a brief lifeguarding career. You can find him on Twitter as</i> …

Google defends listing extremist websites in its search results

Google's indexing of extremist websites helps police track their activity and will continue, the company's chief told an audience at the Hay festival.<p>…

What Games Are: Xbox One Is Microsoft’s Spruce Goose

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>During the 1940s Howard Hughes spent millions developing and building a plane with the largest wingspan in history and …

Airbnb could squander billions fighting every landlord in the world

So is it legal or not to use Airbnb in New York City?<p>Earlier this week, a New York City judge likened an apartment rented out through the online service to an “illegal hotel” and fined the offender, Nigel Warren, $2,400. But what about everyone else? Do New Yorkers who planned to make a few bucks …

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What Is Hulu Really Worth?

Hulu is on the block again, as its corporate parents (and content partners) are taking bids for the streaming video site. According to multiple reports, there are now seven bidders for Hulu, including pay TV operators DirecTV and Time Warner Cable; private equity firms KKR, Guggenheim Digital, The …

Here's An Excellent Presentation About The Rise Of Mobile And The Massive Implications

It's on the rise of mobile and what it means for the industry.<p>It's full of great charts like the one on the right about Microsoft. We first spotted it on Slideshare. We asked Evans if we could republish it, and he said yes.<p>Anyway … dig in!

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'Tumblr is David, and David is Tumblr:' the man behind Yahoo's new blogging platform

At age 20, high-school dropout and startup industry veteran David Karp co-founded Tumblr, the now six-year-old blogging platform that was just bought by Yahoo for $1.1 billion. But who is he? <i>The New York Times</i> profiles Karp, who left school at age 14 to focus on programming and web design and …

Meet Agent, A Smartwatch With A Second Processor For Minimizing Power Consumption And Wireless Charging

[protected-iframe id=”92e73c9c46c3f3a15d9c7f35fd0f2ddd-24588526-31728622″ info=”http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/secretlabs/agent-the-worlds-smartest-watch/widget/video.html” width=”640″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″]<p>Smartwatches are all the rage, and judging by the turnout and level of …

Boost Mobile launches mobile wallet app, offers prepaid Visa card for in-store purchases

In yet another sign of just how crowded the mobile payments market is becoming, Boost Mobile today launched its own mobile wallet app. Dubbed (predictably) Mobile Wallet, the new service allows customers of the Sprint-owned MVNO to make payments in over 135 countries and set up bill payments with …

Leap Motion's quest to bring gesture control to the PC

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Leap Motion's quest to bring gesture control to the PC<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Leap Motion debuted in June 2012 with an impressively polished demo, but after its attention-getting debut, the company's path to market has been a bit rockier. It's …

Are Reuters and banks prepping a service to compete with Bloomberg terminal chat?

Bloomberg terminals, long standard in the banking industry, have had their public image tarnished by the revelation that reporters were covertly using them to watch Wall Street. But that might not be the only challenge they face: according to <i>Financial News</i>, Reuters and financial services company …

Brrr: The chilly conditions that quantum computers need to run

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The quantum computers that Lockheed Martin and Google (s GOOG) are buying — and that startup D-Wave is building — have some …

'Star Wars Rebels' is Lucasfilm's first animated series under Disney, coming fall 2014

It's not quite a full reveal, but Disney today announced the name of its first <i>Star Wars</i>-based animated series. It's called <i>Star Wars Rebels</i>, and the show's plot line will take place in a "whole new era" between <i>Star Wars Episode III</i> and <i>Episode IV</i>. A one-hour pilot is slated to air on the Disney …

Swiss group builds insect-inspired camera system with 180-degree vision

There's a race underway to bring insect-like compound eyes to micro drones. Curvace, a research group from Switzerland, is the latest to announce a compound eye invention with its Curved Artificial Compound Eye (CACE) prototype, made up of a strip of small cameras. Curvace is competing with a bug …

Founders Fund Backs Its First Food Tech Startup, Hampton Creek Foods, With A $1M Investment

Founders Fund, the firm founded by Peter Thiel and other PayPal executives, famously declared that it wants to back companies with big, ambitious visions (not just dinky web startups). And that description certainly fits Hampton Creek Foods, a startup that wants to move the world from animal-based …

Big Data: It's Hyped, but Here's How it will Change the World

Is there too much hype around ‘big data’? Kenneth Cukier thinks so, and yet he remains passionate about what we can achieve with it.<p>Cukier is the Data Editor at The Economist and co-author of the book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. At The Next Web …

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

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TC Makers: 3D Printing Wizards At Shapeways Show Us Their Brand New Queens Factory

It’s rare to see a company that is so established yet as cutting-edge as Shapeways. The company, founded in 2007 as a spin-off of Royal Philips Electronics, began as a one-off 3D printing service that offered basic plastic items for sale online. Over the years, however, the company has branched off …

Google has rebuilt Maps from ‘ground up,’ with iPad version coming this summer

We knew Google would unveil new updates on Google Maps today at I/O, but we didn’t expect it to be <i>this</i> substantial. Google claims it has completely rebuilt Maps with a new interface, search abilities, and faster performance.<p>You can request access to a preview of the new Google Maps here.<p>One big key …

Google Launches Hangouts Messaging Service for iOS, Android and Web

Google has today announced Hangouts, a new messaging service that replaces the numerous Google services that currently help you have real-time conversations with other users, such as Google Talk, Google Voice and Google+ Hangouts.<p>It will launch on most major platforms later today, including iOS, …

Google's Schmidt: The Internet needs a delete button

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says mistakes people make when young can haunt them forever.<p>NEW YORK--The Internet needs a delete button, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Monday.<p>Actions someone takes when young can haunt the person forever, Schmidt said, because the information …

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How Would We Know If Google Glass Was Any Good?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google Glass has itself a marketing problem: maybe the small number of people who have tried Glass …