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  • This Dating Site Is Teaching The Internet An Important Lesson About Anonymity

    21 August 2014, 11:00 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    Anonymity online is as precious as it is problematic. This company may have the solution.
  • Finally, an App That Makes Online Video as Watchable as Regular TV

    21 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Marcus Wohlsen

    I have a confession: I don’t know how to use YouTube. Not that I don’t know how to upload a video, or watch one, or even embed one in a blog post. I don’t know how to use YouTube to find anything I’d actually want to watch. No doubt, it’s a sign of…
  • Screw Snapchat. This App Wants You to Write Something That Lasts

    21 August 2014, 6:30 am by: Ryan Tate

    Findery, from Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake, is betting big on in-depth location-based content. It's part of a new wave of companies who think mobile and social users want more substance.
  • Twitter Steps Up, Suspends Accounts That Share Horrific Beheading Video

    20 August 2014, 1:40 pm by: Issie Lapowsky

    Twitter plans to suspend any accounts spreading graphic imagery from a video that appears to show photojournalist James Foley being beheaded by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
  • This Startup Could Turn Your iPhone Into a Tiny Disease-Detecting Lab

    20 August 2014, 6:30 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    There are infinite uses for the mobile phone. At any given moment it can act as a camera, a game console, a GPS, and, of course, a telephone. But Max Perelman wants to add one more function to the ever-growing list.
  • Why Uber Just Hired Obama’s Campaign Guru

    19 August 2014, 8:50 pm by: Marcus Wohlsen

    Getting any startup off the ground is difficult, but things are particularly dicey when governments across the globe are working to make your app illegal. Such is the challenge facing Uber. Each time it spreads to a new city, it faces a new front in its…
  • With New Delivery Service, Uber Declares War on Google and Amazon

    19 August 2014, 1:10 pm by: Issie Lapowsky

    Uber is already an expert in getting you from door-to-door. Now, the company wants to figure out how to deliver stuff to your door as well.
  • The Next Big Thing You Missed: Thanks to Amazon, Tiny Sellers Can Now Reach Across the Globe

    19 August 2014, 6:30 am by: Marcus Wohlsen

    Go to Amazon.com and the link is right there at the top, nestled between “Gift Cards” and “Help.” Chances are, you haven’t noticed it in your frenzy to find the perfect potato peeler. But if you click it, a whole different world of Amazon opens up,…
  • The Newsletter That Became a $100M Business Selling Stuff to Dudes

    18 August 2014, 6:30 am by: Ryan Tate

    Once upon a time, Thrillist was just an email newsletter with a circulation of about 600 New Yorkers. It could tell you where to grab a nice cocktail, sit down for some amazing pasta, or get a good deal on a fashionable pair of pants. But today, Thrillist is…
  • The Internet Is Officially More Popular Than Cable in the U.S.

    15 August 2014, 4:40 pm by: Marcus Wohlsen

    You can’t call them “cable companies” anymore. For the first time, the number of broadband subscribers with the major U.S. cable companies exceeded the number of cable subscribers, the Leichtman Research Group reported today. Among other things, these…
  • This App Crawls the Web to Get You the Best Deal on Almost Any Product

    15 August 2014, 6:30 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    According to Gidi Fisher, the most powerful way to get shoppers to buy more is by employing the two oldest tricks in the retailer handbook: coupons and sales.
  • BitTorrent Sync Apps Offer Escape From Big Brother

    14 August 2014, 10:01 am by: Ryan Tate

    Maybe people are tired of having their personal information brokered and stored and sifted by large companies and government agencies, and ready for the fresh start developers are trying to give them.
  • Good News: This Shopping App Finally Makes the Mall Obsolete

    14 August 2014, 9:00 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    There was a time, not all that long ago, when the best way for brands to get discovered was to open up a shop in the mall. At the mall, brands got all the creative freedom of a standalone store with 10 or even 20 times the foot traffic. Then e-commerce came…
  • As Uber and Lyft Brawl, the Real Danger Is Both End Up Dead

    14 August 2014, 6:30 am by: Marcus Wohlsen

    The first rumblings came toward the end of the work day Tuesday a week ago, right as reporters were putting the finishing touches on their tidy stories of ride-summoning service Lyft’s plan to add on-demand carpooling to its app. Not very surprisingly,…
  • Google Wants to Save Our Schools—And Hook a New Generation of Users

    13 August 2014, 6:30 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    The old “dog ate my homework excuse” is about to become a thing of the past. And kids will have Google to thank. The search giant has just released Classroom, a free tool that allows teachers to do everything from assigning projects to collecting and…
  • Amazon Takes Shopping Offline With a New Mobile Credit Card Reader

    13 August 2014, 5:00 am by: Marcus Wohlsen

    Amazon is launching a new piece of hardware today, but it’s not for reading or watching or even buying things from Amazon. Instead, it’s for buying stuff in the one place Amazon doesn’t sell: Offline. Amazon’s new credit card reader plugs into the…
  • BuzzFeed Is the Apple of Media, and Everyone Else Is Microsoft

    12 August 2014, 1:47 pm by: Marcus Wohlsen

    Edward R. Murrow’s storied radio broadcasts from the London blitz might seem as distant from today’s animated GIF onslaught as caviar from Cheetos. But Chris Dixon, who led Andreessen Horowitz’s $50 million investment in BuzzFeed, believes the past is…
  • The Next Big Thing You Missed: A Startup’s Plan to End Health Insurance Tyranny, With Slick Tools

    12 August 2014, 12:01 pm by: Issie Lapowsky

    Insurance companies are notoriously unloved. But few of us hold so very much contempt for the industry as Ali Diab.
  • How a Pair of Jeans Could Save Our Plastic-Choked Oceans

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

    The earth's oceans are clogged with millions of tons of plastic trash. Can the fashion industry put a stop to this massive global problem?
  • The Startup That Lowers Your Energy Bills by Paying for Upgrades

    8 August 2014, 6:30 am by: Klint Finley

    Riding your bike to work is a good way to reduce your carbon footprint. But how green is the place you ride your bike to?
  • When Robots Take All the Work, What’ll Be Left for Us to Do?

    8 August 2014, 6:30 am by: Marcus Wohlsen

    Robots have loomed over the future of labor for decades—at least since robotic arms started replacing auto workers on the assembly line in the early 1960s. Optimists say that more robots will lead to greater productivity and economic growth, while pessimists…
  • Netflix Is Beating HBO in Revenue, But It’s Still the Underdog

    7 August 2014, 4:44 pm by: Marcus Wohlsen

    Reed Hastings has added another talent to his lengthy résumé: the humblebrag.
  • Old Frenemies Google and Barnes & Noble Unite to Fight Amazon

    7 August 2014, 11:45 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    Google and Barnes & Noble may seem like strange bedfellows, but they have a common enemy: Amazon.
  • The Most Fascinating Profile You’ll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup

    7 August 2014, 6:30 am by: Mat Honan

    Ariel Zambelich/WIRED Stewart is hungry. He’s munching on potatoes smothered in chicken fat drippings, sitting by a long metal table that once served as a gurney in the morgue at the Treasure Island Naval Base. It’s a prominent piece of furniture in what…
  • Why Google Just Bought a Company That Snoops on Your Chats

    6 August 2014, 4:38 pm by: Ryan Tate

    Google just bought another online communications channel it can fill with ads.

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