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  • The Wait For HTC's Vive VR Headset Just Got Longer

    Fri 5:09pm By Adriana Lee
    From the beginning, HTC’s promise of delivering a consumer-ready virtual-reality headset by the end of the year seemed fantastical (in all senses of the word). How is the Taiwanese company, which announced the Vive early this year, going to release its VR…
  • The Top 5 Technologies That Have Changed Sports

    Fri 4:39pm By ReadWrite Sponsors
    This post is sponsored by The Wearable Tech In Sport Summit, an event taking place in San Francisco on September 9–10. It reflects the views of the sponsor, not ReadWrite's editors.Athletes today use increasingly complex technologies to enhance…
  • Taxicab Industry Has A New App To Compete With Uber

    Fri 3:47pm By Gregory Ferenstein
    This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.The tech sector has shaken up innumerable industries, and whenever that…
  • 4 Tools To Strengthen The Bond Between You And Your Customers

    Fri 10:00am By Yoav Vilner
    Guest author Yoav Vilner is a cofounder of Ranky. Launching a startup is no easy task. While there's certainly tremendous hype about the tech sector, the truth is that the overwhelming majority of startups fail—mostly because of a lack of market and…
  • The Internet of Reps: GymGroups Wants To Network Your Gym

    Thu 5:21pm By Owen Thomas
    Grou.ps, a company known for its social community tools, is adding hardware and a focus on fitness to the mix with the launch of GymGroups, a service targeted at health clubs. See also: Under Armour's New "Record" App: A Potential Social Revolution In…
  • The Wearables Market Is Exploding, And Apple Is Stealing The Show

    Thu 2:11pm By David Nield
    A new report published by IDC paints an intriguing picture of the wearables market as it looks in the middle of 2015. The market grew 223% over the course of the previous year, and Apple—new to the sector and with only one wearable to its name—was bested…
  • The Biggest Digital Marketing Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

    Thu 10:00am By Stephen Moyers
    Guest author Stephen Moyers is the Web marketing manager at SPINX Digital Agency, a designer and a blogger who writes about Web design, and online and social marketing. The success of digital marketing depends on a number of factors: understanding your…
  • Weaponized Drones Are Now Legal In The U.S.

    Wed 6:25pm By Gregory Ferenstein
    This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.Legislation around drone use is of paramount importance for their hardware and…
  • Yahoo Courts Developers With Tumblr In-App Sharing And Native Video Ads

    Wed 1:46pm By David Nield
    At the Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference in New York Wednesday, the company announced the arrival of in-app sharing. The new framework aims to make it easier to share photos, videos, links and other media to Tumblr with one tap. The update, integrated into…
  • You’re Managing Your Customer Journeys All Wrong

    Wed 10:00am By Pini Yakuel
    Guest author Pini Yakuel is the founder and CEO of Optimove, a provider of automated retention marketing services for customer-centric businesses. Marketers have a veritable arsenal of tools to help them understand and manage their customer relationships. One…
  • Slack's New Button Wants To Connect All Your Work Shares

    Tue 6:02pm By David Nield
    You're probably familiar with pinning something to Pinterest, sharing it via Twitter or posting it to Facebook. Now there's another option: Add to Slack.The new button introduced by the Slack team can be embedded into almost any site, service or app, giving…
  • Apple Music Is A Pandora's Box: Open At Your Own Risk

    Tue 2:49pm By Matt Asay
    I probably should wait a few days before writing this. I'd be calmer. Maybe I'd even have my music back.You see, I fell into the "three-month trial period" trap. I switched on Apple Music to try out the new subscription service, which allowed me to explore old…
  • For Medical Tech Startups, FDA Approval Is Crucial

    Tue 10:00am By Vizma Carver
    Guest author Vizma Carver is the founder of ClearRoadmap and an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience dealing with healthcare, life science, and environmental issues. Hardware and software innovation has touched innumerable areas of modern…
  • 6 Reasons That Apache Spark Isn't Flickering Out

    Mon 6:31pm By Peter Schlampp
    Guest author Peter Schlampp is the vice president of products at Platfora, a "Big Data" analytics platform provider.Apache Spark is quickly becoming a core technology for big data analytics in a surprisingly short period of time. This may lead cautious types…
  • Cortana Arrives On Android To Spearhead Microsoft's Mobile Assault

    Mon 3:04pm By David Nield
    After the official announcement in May and a short period of closed beta testing, Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant app has arrived on Android as a public beta—you need to jump through a couple of (easy) hoops to download it, and bugs should be expected.…
  • The Road Ahead For Connected Cars

    Mon 10:00am By Vitaly Ponomarev
    Guest author Vitaly Ponomarev is the founder and CEO of connected-car developer WayRay.Henry Ford would be astounded at what’s happened to the automotive industry he pioneered. No longer only a means of transportation, cars have entered an age where…
  • The No-Bullies Guide To Creating A Healthy Startup Culture

    Aug 21, 2015, 6:21 pm By Tom Hogan
    Guest author Tom Hogan is the cofounder and principal of Crowded Ocean, a Silicon Valley marketing agency for startups. He wrote this post with cofounder Carol Broadbent. Reading Sunday's New York Times article on Amazon’s demanding and nerve-wracking…
  • 5 Killer Types Of Wearable Apps For Companies

    Aug 21, 2015, 10:00 am By Quinton Wall
    Guest author Quinton Wall is the director of developer relations at Salesforce.While wearables may still be in their ramp-up stage, there’s little doubt they are here to stay. Gartner expects the wearables market will hit $10 billion by next year, while IDC…
  • Amazon Joins Adobe Flash Hate Parade

    Aug 20, 2015, 5:00 pm By David Nield
    Amazon has announced that ads on its network (including the Amazon.com portal) will no longer be able to use Flash from September 1. It's another nail in the coffin for the ailing interactive Web technology, which became the go-to tool for displaying videos,…
  • How To Run Remote Teams Effectively

    Aug 20, 2015, 2:28 pm By Hugo Messer
    Guest author Hugo Messer is the CEO of Ekipa and a global IT staffing expert.When compared to office-dwelling counterparts, managing a remote team has always been a challenge. But at least these days, modern technology helps the cause more than ever. Today's…
  • Homes Can't Truly Be Smart Without Security

    Aug 20, 2015, 10:00 am By Chris Boross
    Guest author Chris Boross is president of the Thread Group and Nest's technical product marketing manager overseeing technology partnerships and wireless networking technologies. The connected home is now closer within reach for consumers than ever before, and…
  • Google Gets Going With Update For Go Programming Language

    Aug 19, 2015, 5:10 pm By David Nield
    Google's attempt to kill off C just got a new development: Today, the company announced a new update for Go, its own 6-year-old programming language, bringing it to version 1.5. It's the sixth major update since Go's inception in 2009, and it finally removes…
  • The Changing Face Of Today’s Consumer

    Aug 19, 2015, 2:02 pm By Ori Karev
    Guest author Ori Karev is general manager of enterprise and the U.S. CEO of Gett, an on-demand purveyor of ground transportation.Back in the 80s and the 90s, companies worked hard on their interactions with consumers. Everything was about communicating…
  • The Genius Of Zero-Billion-Dollar Markets

    Aug 19, 2015, 10:00 am By Christopher Lochhead
    Guest author Christopher Lochhead is a cofounding partner of Play Bigger Advisors. He wrote this post with his partners Al Ramadan and Dave Peterson.Forget the story you might have heard about how Netflix CEO Reed Hastings started the company because he got a…
  • Eve Aims To Change The Way Programming Works

    Aug 18, 2015, 4:06 pm By David Nield
    There's been a tremendous amount of focus on teaching the world to code in the last couple of years, but Eve—out in public for the first time this week—takes a different approach. Rather than turning us all into computer programmers, it wants to change…
  • Bublcam Brings VR Filmmaking To The Masses

    Aug 18, 2015, 11:41 am By David Nield
    Just over a year after a successful funding campaign on Kickstarter, the Bublcam is shipping to backers. It's a 360-degree, virtual-reality-capable camera aimed at amateur enthusiasts very much like the Sphericam 2 we reported on last month.The concept isn't…
  • Are We Living In A "Post-Startup" World?

    Aug 18, 2015, 10:00 am By Carol Broadbent
    Guest author Carol Broadbent is the cofounder and principal of Crowded Ocean, a Silicon Valley marketing agency. She wrote this post with cofounder Tom Hogan.Industry pundits like to talk about how we’re now inhabiting the post-PC, post-desktop,…
  • Amazon's Not Much Different From Other Tech Employers, Public Data Says

    Aug 17, 2015, 6:02 pm By Gregory Ferenstein
    This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.The New York Times caused a stir in Silicon Valley with a viral article…
  • 10 Ways Lean Startup Methodology Can Impact Your Business

    Aug 17, 2015, 6:00 pm By Scott Gerber
    Guest author Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council.Lean startup methodology—rapidly building and testing, iterating on your product and releases and validating what you've learned—can help you get to market quicker and avoid…
  • Google Taps Maps Data For Project Sunroof

    Aug 17, 2015, 2:19 pm By David Nield
    The latest Web app out of Mountain View, Calif. wants to tempt people to go green by showing them how much money they could save with solar energy. Google's new Project Sunroof draws from aerial imagery from Google Maps and Google Earth, along with the…