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  • A Printer Built for Today

    4h By ReadWrite Sponsors
    If there is one thing that is a given at our office, it’s that everything happens quickly. It’s the world we now live in, where companies are doing more with less, and that also means with fewer employees, less time, and less office infrastructure to…
  • Learning from Twitter's Decline

    12:25pm By Cate Lawrence
    Reports this week suggest that the number of tweets per day created by Twitter's users has fallen by more than half since a peak in August 2014, according to a sampling of data from Twitter's API. It's hardly surprising, as both the media and tech sector have…
  • New Open Source Contributions Might Just Save Docker

    Wed 8:02pm By Matt Asay
    As I’ve written before, Docker provides a better way to package and distribute software, which is one reason Docker adoption keeps booming, growing 5X in the last year. Awesome! But good luck getting those Docker containers into production. Not so…
  • A Failure To Communicate In The World Of IoT, Part 2

    Tue 1:29pm By Mark Brooks
    This is Part 2 of a two-part Q&A with Linden Tibbets, CEO and co-founder of IFTTT. For Part 1, click here. This post also appears on Wearable.ai, which interviews the innovators in wearable computing, IoT and AR. For inquiries, please email publisher Mark…
  • Our New Editor-in-Chief

    Mon 4:56pm By Redg Snodgrass
    Today begins a new day for ReadWrite. When we purchased the site last year, we had a plan to drive the community to conversations that would lead the world of connected devices. Recently, Wearable IoT World closed our latest investment round and… finally……
  • How Rovio Builds A Brand To Last

    Mon 1:46pm By Ramine Darabiha
    I have recently been hosting a series of fireside chats at Storm8 (maker of F2P mobile games such as Candy Blast Mania and Restaurant Story 2). My guests are people who have made large contributions to mobile game development and want to give back to the…
  • The Shadow in the Cloud

    Fri 9:17pm By Christopher Caen
    This week we were treated to an article declaring that consumers are not ready for the Internet of Things. Apparently this is due to the fact that the hardware is more expensive than their non-connected brethren. And yes, when you head down to Home Depot and…
  • IoT Security Concerns Show An Industry Struggling To Keep Up

    Fri 1:38pm By Cate Lawrence
    The growth of the Internet of Things  has been predicted over the last few years and has led to a plethora of connected devices. Household devices have led the charge with smart thermostats, refrigerators, and washing machines. We have seen security devices…
  • IBM Launches A Cloud Data And Analytics Marketplace For Developers

    Feb 4, 2016, 4:48 pm By Cate Lawrence
    There are certain topics in B2B technology that have staying power.  Cloud computing and big data are two of these. IBM today announced a broad expansion of its Cloud Data Services portfolio with more than 25 services now available to developers and data…
  • Waze introduces Transport SDK

    Feb 3, 2016, 2:41 pm By Cate Lawrence
    Popular navigation app Waze has introduced a transport SDK (software development kit) to enable third party developers to integrate Waze features into their own apps. Waze is a community-based traffic and navigation app that is owned by Google and services…
  • ReadWrite's Next Step

    Feb 2, 2016, 12:09 pm By Owen Thomas
    ReadWrite is entering a new stage—as am I. I'm stepping down as ReadWrite's editor-in-chief and leaving the publications in new hands.Change is an eternal current in the worlds of media and technology. When I joined ReadWrite three years ago, it would have…
  • Facebook Is Shutting Down Parse

    Jan 28, 2016, 6:28 pm By Owen Thomas
    What went wrong?Most observers are scratching their heads over the surprising announcement that Facebook is winding down Parse, the app-hosting service it bought in 2013 as part of a larger effort to woo mobile developers.Developers will have a year to move…
  • What The Internet Of Things Has Is A Failure To Communicate

    Jan 28, 2016, 1:25 pm By Mark Brooks
    This post also appears on Wearable.ai, which interviews the innovators in wearable computing, IoT and AR. For inquiries, please email publisher Mark Brooks.The market is flooded with the latest apps, the newest wearables, and spectacular innovations in the…
  • IoT, Easy As A-B-C?

    Jan 27, 2016, 4:03 pm By Cate Lawrence
    Everyone from Facebook to Google to Salesforce is trying to make it easier to build software for the Internet of Things, the catch-all term that's come to embrace a wide variety of connected devices in our homes, on our bodies, and around the towns and…
  • How Video Games Boost Learning

    Jan 27, 2016, 10:00 am 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.Video games have a mixed record in education. Many studies fail to find much…
  • Google's Mobile Challenge

    Jan 26, 2016, 4:13 pm By Matt Asay
    Google's master plan has always been clear: Get more people using the Internet, and sell more ads alongside their searches. As I've written, that adds up to $6.30 per Internet user per year.Unfortunately, that plan has hit a snag, as the Guardian's Charles…
  • Smart Homes Need Smarter Apps

    Jan 26, 2016, 1:09 pm By Cate Lawrence
    Consumers are frustrated with smart homes. Notably, they're not annoyed with the devices that wire up their living environments. It's the apps through which they schedule and manage each device, according to a new report from Argus Insights.  Argus,…
  • 13 Steps To Take Before Your Business Ventures Abroad

    Jan 25, 2016, 3:12 pm By Scott Gerber
    While exciting, expanding your company internationally comes with a host of risks and challenges. From factoring time zones into meeting calendars to navigating differences in culture, there’s a lot more than the upfront cost to think about when you’re…
  • Staging Servers Must Die

    Jan 22, 2016, 6:31 pm By Edith Harbaugh
    Guest author Edith Harbaugh is the CEO and cofounder of LaunchDarkly, a service that helps software teams launch, measure, and control their features.The DevOps revolution has focused on automation and smoothing the process of getting code from developer box…
  • Why Women Now Outnumber Men At The Top US Video-Game Design School

    Jan 22, 2016, 3:23 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 male-dominated video-game world is inching closer towards a more balanced…
  • 7 Ways To Keep Your Startup Marketing Lean

    Jan 21, 2016, 6:51 pm By Stephen Moyers
    Guest author Stephen Moyers is an online marketer, designer, and tech-savvy blogger. Associated with Los Angeles-based SPINX Digital Agency, he writes about online marketing, web design, development, social media marketing and more.If you've recently launched…
  • The Future Of Virtual Reality Lies Beyond Gaming

    Jan 21, 2016, 1:15 pm By Richard MacManus
    Guest author Richard MacManus is the founder of ReadWrite. This article originally appeared in his Augment Intelligence newsletter. If you’re thinking that virtual reality (VR) is all about gaming, then think again. Are you a sports fan? The US Open Golf…
  • Netflix CEO Explains Why A "Gut" Feeling Is Still Better Than Big Data

    Jan 20, 2016, 6:29 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 CEO of one of the fastest-growing tech companies has some advice on how to…
  • Shut Out Of Mobile, Microsoft Courts iOS Developers

    Jan 20, 2016, 1:43 pm By Cate Lawrence
    We haven't heard much from Path, a social app, since Korean Internet company Daum Kakao bought it last year. But a recent tweet caught our eye:Path, which still has many users in Southeast Asia, has abandoned the Windows Phone platform. So, too, for that…
  • Zappos Founder Says His Self-Management Experiment Only Cost Him A Tenth Of His Staff

    Jan 19, 2016, 5:05 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.Amazon bought Zappos, an online shoe and apparel store, in 2009. Since then,…
  • Three Reasons Why Open Source Will Have A Great 2016

    Jan 19, 2016, 1:01 pm By Cate Lawrence
    When Netscape released its Web browser's source code to the public in 1998, it seemed like a Hail Mary move for a company embattled by Microsoft.Now barely a week goes by without a commercial tech company announcing the launch of a new platform, app or…
  • The Age Of Autonomy Is Coming

    Jan 18, 2016, 5:59 pm By Craig Macy
    Guest author Craig Macy has spent nearly two decades serving in a variety of technical, managerial, executive, advisory, and principal roles throughout the technology sector.…
  • Consumers Are Willing To Give Up Some Privacy—For The Right Products

    Jan 18, 2016, 12:45 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.Data is the lifeblood of connected products. If you're going to sell hardware,…
  • Netflix Throws Down The Gauntlet To VPN and Proxy Servers

    Jan 15, 2016, 4:50 pm By Cate Lawrence
    Netflix announced earlier this week that any subscribers using a virtual private network (VPN), proxy, or "unblocker" service to access a version of Netflix that is not the one based in their country of location  will be bounced over to their local service…
  • How Strava Is Using Data To Create A Community Of Athletes

    Jan 14, 2016, 1:02 pm By Courtney Dickson
    This post also appears on Wearable.ai, which interviews the innovators in wearable computing, IoT, and AR. For inquiries, please contact publisher Mark Brooks.We spoke to Mark Gainey, CEO and cofounder of Strava, a social network for athletes that makes use…