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  • ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Offers Bounties to Hunt Down Hackers and Thieves

    17 September 2014, 6:30 am by: Robert McMillan

    Roger Ver is so well known for his role in the rise of the world’s most popular digital currency that some people call him “The Bitcoin Jesus.” That makes him a prime target for hackers. They’ve stolen his money, and they’ve broken into his email…
  • NASA Picks Boeing and SpaceX to Build Its Space Taxi

    16 September 2014, 7:11 pm by: Issie Lapowsky

    Let the space race begin. NASA announced on Tuesday that it has awarded two multibillion dollar contracts to Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, to develop spacecraft to shuttle astronauts to and from the International Space…
  • PayPal’s Attack Ad Shows Apple’s Power to Inspire Fear and Loathing

    16 September 2014, 5:05 pm by: Marcus Wohlsen

    People complain about negative advertising, but it never goes away. That's because it works. The post PayPal’s Attack Ad Shows Apple’s Power to Inspire Fear and Loathing appeared first on WIRED.
  • Now You Can Take a Free Y Combinator Startup Course Online

    16 September 2014, 1:00 pm by: Issie Lapowsky

    Tech accelerator Y Combinator has given birth to so many of the country’s most successful startups—reddit, Dropbox, and Airbnb, to name a few—that it’s sometimes tough to remember that Y Combinator is a business in its own right. And nearly 10 years…
  • Minecraft Creator Explains Controversial $2.5 Billion Sale to Microsoft

    15 September 2014, 11:17 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    Markus "Notch" Persson has a message for Minecraft fans. "It's not about the money. It's about my sanity." The post Minecraft Creator Explains Controversial $2.5 Billion Sale to Microsoft appeared first on WIRED.
  • It’ll Take a Social Revolution for Americans to Embrace the Apple Watch

    15 September 2014, 6:30 am by: Robert McMillan

    The first wristwatches were a flop. Called bracelet watches, they were seen as a rather unseemly replacement for the pocketwatch, a more discreet means of keeping track of the time. Though mass-produced versions first emerged in the 1880s, it wasn’t until…
  • Anti-Taxi Campaign Shows Uber Can’t Afford to Play Nice

    12 September 2014, 4:48 pm by: Marcus Wohlsen

    Famously pugnacious Uber CEO Travis Kalanick almost sounded contrite during an onstage interview at Techcrunch‘s Disrupt conference earlier this week. At one point, Michael Arrington, the founder of Techcrunch, asked Kalanick how he felt about being compared…
  • Netflix Faces Tough Battles in Its Push to Rule Europe

    12 September 2014, 6:30 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    Can the tech giant replicate the success it’s had back home in the face of so much opposition from local governments and media companies abroad? The post Netflix Faces Tough Battles in Its Push to Rule Europe appeared first on WIRED.
  • Overstock.com Becomes First Major Retailer to Accept Bitcoin Worldwide

    11 September 2014, 9:20 am by: Cade Metz

    Overstock.com was the first major online retailer to embrace bitcoin, accepting payments in the digital currency here in the U.S. beginning in early January. And now, it’s the first to accommodate bitcoin across the globe. The post Overstock.com Becomes…
  • Uber’s Revenue Is 12 Times The Size of Lyft’s, New Study Says

    11 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Cade Metz

    According to new research that draws on credit and debit card transactions by 3.8 million Americans, Uber revenues were about 12 times higher than those of its rival between May 2013 and May 2014. Across the U.S., it provided more than seven times the number…
  • Fungus Could Be the Key to Avoiding a Global Food Crisis

    11 September 2014, 6:30 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    How one company is trying to save the world from a looming food scarcity problem and reduce our reliance on harmful chemicals. The post Fungus Could Be the Key to Avoiding a Global Food Crisis appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Apple Watch Is Steve Jobs’ iPod Launch All Over Again

    10 September 2014, 6:30 am by: Marcus Wohlsen

    Prior to the iPod, a new Apple product didn't carry the expectation that its launch would so thoroughly redefine its product category that all predecessors would become irrelevant. Thanks to the iPod---and the iPhone and iPad---that's the legacy the Apple…
  • The Next Big Thing You Missed: How to Add Location Data to Your App Without Relying on Google

    9 September 2014, 6:30 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    There are curious kids, and then there are curiously curious kids. At an early age, Gil Elbaz developed a seemingly inexplicable fascination with data, and this being the early 1980s, he couldn’t feed his immense curiosity without some good old fashioned…
  • PayPal’s Support Is the Best Thing That Could Happen to Bitcoin

    9 September 2014, 6:30 am by: Marcus Wohlsen

    Fairly or not, bitcoin still has an image problem. For every VC who extols the innovative power of the digital currency, pop culture still sees it as a way for the paranoid cyber-libertarian to shop for black-tar heroin on the Silk Road. All the more reason,…
  • Why Facebook Is Totally Rethinking Online Ads in Africa and India

    8 September 2014, 4:31 pm by: Cade Metz

    In Africa, over 100 million people are now using Facebook. But they don't use it quite like we do here in the U.S The post Why Facebook Is Totally Rethinking Online Ads in Africa and India appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apple Is in Big Trouble if It Doesn’t Make Bigger iPhones

    8 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Marcus Wohlsen

    Smartphones with bigger screens are poaching Apple’s business from both ends of the size spectrum. As noxious as the “phablet” category may be in name, phones with screens larger than the iPhone’s four inches are hitting the sweet spot where mobile…
  • With New ‘Buy’ Button, Twitter Turns Itself Into a Shopping Mall

    8 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Cade Metz

    Twitter is now testing a system, long in the works, that lets businesses embed "Buy" buttons in their tweets, so that you can instantly purchase products through the popular social networking service. The post With New ‘Buy’ Button, Twitter Turns Itself…
  • The 8 Best Apps for Hardcore Stock Traders

    8 September 2014, 6:30 am by: Bryan Gardiner

    Those penny shares aren't going to pick themselves. Use these financial tools to stay informed—and ready to move—at all times. The post The 8 Best Apps for Hardcore Stock Traders appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apple Will Impose Tougher Security After Celeb Photo Hack

    5 September 2014, 2:01 pm by: Issie Lapowsky

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is finally speaking out about the hack that allowed nude photos of dozens of high profile celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, to be stolen from Apple's iCloud. The post Apple Will Impose Tougher Security After Celeb…
  • This App Is a 21st Century Rape Whistle

    5 September 2014, 6:30 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    After she was sexually assaulted by one of her colleagues, Nancy Schwartzman's rapist had to drive her home. Now, she's working on technology to ensure that no one ever feels stranded before or after an instance of sexual violence occurs. The post This App Is…
  • How the Next iPhone Could Finally Kill the Credit Card

    5 September 2014, 6:30 am by: Marcus Wohlsen

    At first, an iPhone wallet likely would act as a surrogate for credit cards, a way to store the data of multiple cards but using the phone as the way to transfer that data instead of a swipe. But over time, the point of holding onto any of those cards, which…
  • Obama’s New CTO Pick Is a Massive Win for Women in Tech

    4 September 2014, 2:50 pm by: Issie Lapowsky

    The United States has appointed a new chief technology officer and, in turn, women across the country have gained a new role model as they attempt to break through the gender bias in the tech industry.
  • We’d All Benefit if Celebs Sue Apple Over the Photo Hack

    4 September 2014, 6:30 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    Following the massive hack of celebrity nude photos, could Apple have a massive lawsuit on its hands?
  • An App That Makes It Easy for Internet Stars to Sell Stuff to Fans

    4 September 2014, 6:30 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    Creativity is in ample supply these days. In fact, it may even be in surplus. Instagram has made us all photographers, Vine has turned us into videographers, and on Pinterest, anyone can become the next Martha Stewart.
  • Silicon Valley Offices Are Stunningly Pricey, Just Like the Workers Inside

    3 September 2014, 6:30 am by: Marcus Wohlsen

    The internet's promise of instant global communication was supposed to free businesses from the constraints of geography. But judging from a new survey of the tech real-estate market, the industry that birthed the internet is still very much tied to its place…

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