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  • Silicon Valley May Be Friendlier to Female Execs Than It Seems, Study Says

    24 October 2014, 8:17 pm by: Issie Lapowsky

    Despite the controversy, one new study shows that, compared to the rest of the country, Silicon Valley is a pretty friendly place for women. The post Silicon Valley May Be Friendlier to Female Execs Than It Seems, Study Says appeared first on WIRED.
  • Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Urges Fans to ‘Be Curious’

    24 October 2014, 4:28 pm by: Issie Lapowsky

    Stephen Hawking is exploring yet another bizarre and fascinating part of our universe that stretches the very idea of reality: Facebook. The post Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Urges Fans to ‘Be Curious’ appeared first on WIRED.
  • A New Answers App Aims to Succeed Where Quora Failed

    24 October 2014, 2:26 pm by: Davey Alba

    Yahoo Answers. Quora. JustAnswer.com. Over the years, countless sites have offered to answer all your random questions with help from “experts” across the net. They’re called expert networks, and in some cases, they can be kinda helpful. But these myriad…
  • How the XPrize Foundation Is Building Our Next-Gen Health Sensors

    24 October 2014, 6:30 am by: Davey Alba

    Apple and Google aren't the only ones pushing for a new generation of wearables and gadgets that can monitor your health from minute to minute. The post How the XPrize Foundation Is Building Our Next-Gen Health Sensors appeared first on WIRED.
  • Why Amazon Insists on Losing So Much Money on Its Phone and Streaming Video

    24 October 2014, 6:30 am by: Marcus Wohlsen

    Amazon has a lot of space in its warehouses, and that's a good thing, because apparently it has a lot of phones just sitting around---specifically, Amazon's own Fire Phone. Sales of the less-than-acclaimed phone were so weak that Amazon took a $170 million…
  • Uber Delivers Flu Shots: How On-Demand Tech Can Actually Do Good

    23 October 2014, 6:17 pm by: Marcus Wohlsen

    Flu is most dangerous to the most vulnerable---small children, the elderly, the immuno-compromised---and every responsible adult should get a flu shot to help keep the germ from spreading. Typically, this involves a trip to the doctor or a local drug store.…
  • Redfin Buys Startup to Make Online Home-Hunting a Little Less Maddening

    23 October 2014, 6:30 am by: Klint Finley

    If you've ever spent time looking at houses, you know how wildly a listing can differ from reality. In many cases, the text exaggerates the charm of decaying old homes. Photos make rooms look bigger than they actually are, while deftly avoiding problem areas.…
  • The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

    23 October 2014, 6:30 am by: Adrian Chen

    Inside the soul-crushing world of content moderation, where low-wage laborers soak up the worst of humanity, and keep it off your Facebook feed. The post The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed appeared first on WIRED.
  • Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin, Blows Everyone’s Mind

    22 October 2014, 7:13 pm by: Marcus Wohlsen

    Think you're too busy to learn another language? Well, you're not the CEO of a $205 billion company, and apparently, even this rather demanding job leaves plenty of time to learn some serious Mandarin. The post Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin, Blows…
  • Why Google Wants to Get Its Hands on Mystery Company ‘Magic Leap’

    22 October 2014, 6:30 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    Magic Leap is the company everyone’s talking about and no one quite understands. The post Why Google Wants to Get Its Hands on Mystery Company ‘Magic Leap’ appeared first on WIRED.
  • New Tablet Case Recognizes Sign Language and Translates It Into Text

    21 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Issie Lapowsky

    The UNI tablet case uses gesture recognition technology to translate sign language into audible speech. The post New Tablet Case Recognizes Sign Language and Translates It Into Text appeared first on WIRED.
  • Nielsen Will Soon Rate Everything on the Web, From Videos to Articles

    21 October 2014, 6:00 am by: Marcus Wohlsen

    The Nielsen ratings have long held huge sway over the business of television, but television isn’t like it used to be. So, on Tuesday, Nielsen announced that it’s expanding its ratings system to all kinds of digital content to give both its creators and…
  • As Online Viewing Soars, Internet TV Will Soon Be the Only TV

    20 October 2014, 10:00 pm by: Marcus Wohlsen

    More people are watching TV online than ever—a lot more. Viewers may not be cutting the cable cord altogether, but growth in the number who want to watch TV over a different set of pipes is surging, according to a new report from Adobe. If anyone was still…
  • Why Marissa Mayer Is Still the Right CEO for Yahoo

    20 October 2014, 6:30 am by: Jessi Hempel

    Everyone loves to hate on Marissa Mayer. She’s an easy target. A celebrity long before she arrived at Yahoo, she’s a first-time CEO who has chosen to pose for fashion magazines, but has rarely opened up about Yahoo’s strategy to the business…
  • How Justin Bieber Could Spoil Instagram’s Plan to Introduce Ads

    20 October 2014, 6:30 am by: Marcus Wohlsen

    It finally happened: Snapchat will now have ads. Pinterest is also experimenting with advertising, as is Instagram. All three of these companies are in the enviable position of running wildly popular online platforms, but also in the less enviable position of…
  • Snapchat Ads Are Heading Your Way Starting This Weekend

    17 October 2014, 7:15 pm by: Issie Lapowsky

    It's happened to Twitter. And Tumblr. And Instagram. And now, Snapchat's day has finally come. The post Snapchat Ads Are Heading Your Way Starting This Weekend appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apple Can’t Say What the iPad Is for, But That’s the Whole Point

    17 October 2014, 6:30 am by: Marcus Wohlsen

    At first, a lot of people didn’t get the iPad. “It’s just a really big iPhone,” the voices said when the Apple tablet made its debut. Some even called it a really big iPod Touch. “The unanswered question is whether we really need a ‘third…
  • Going Global? The Growing Movement to Let Kids Learn Just by Tinkering

    17 October 2014, 6:30 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    What would happen if you took a stack of tablet computers to a tiny schoolhouse in a remote part of Ghana and asked a group of fifth graders - who have never used a computer or the internet before - to use the mysterious devices to figure out the answer to a…
  • 72 Percent of Airbnb’s NY Rentals Are Illegal, Report Says

    16 October 2014, 4:34 pm by: Davey Alba

    A whopping 72 percent of Airbnb’s listings in New York are illegal, according to a new state report, and together with city regulators, the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is actively cracking down on the room-rental service. Covering…
  • The Great TV Unbundling Has Begun. But Be Careful What You Wish For

    16 October 2014, 12:16 pm by: Issie Lapowsky

    The distant dream of a la carte television has never seemed closer to reality. The post The Great TV Unbundling Has Begun. But Be Careful What You Wish For appeared first on WIRED.
  • Facebook’s New Tool Tells Friends You’re Safe During Natural Disasters

    16 October 2014, 11:55 am by: Davey Alba

    In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011, a team of Japanese Facebook engineers went to work on tools that would help people connect and communicate with friends and family in the event of other natural disasters. These tools…
  • Equity Crowdfunding Takes Another (Small) Step Forward

    16 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Cade Metz

    Officially launched today, FlashFunders is joining a wide range of other online services that provide a form of equity crowdfunding. The post Equity Crowdfunding Takes Another (Small) Step Forward appeared first on WIRED.
  • The New iPads Don’t Really Matter. They’re Just Another Screen

    16 October 2014, 6:30 am by: Marcus Wohlsen

    The fact that Apple is unveiling new iPads today—not last month—tells you everything you need to know about the declining importance of tablets. In early September, the Apple hype machine spun itself into full frenzy over the new, bigger iPhone 6 line and…
  • Down With Cable! Why HBO Is Finally Launching a Standalone Streaming Service

    15 October 2014, 1:01 pm by: Issie Lapowsky

    Rejoice, cord-cutters. HBO has announced it will launch its own online video streaming service next year, no cable TV subscription needed. Until now, HBO’s streaming service, HBO GO, has required users to have an HBO subscription, but in an investor meeting…
  • New York’s Bitcoin Regulations May Not Kill Startups After All

    15 October 2014, 11:07 am by: Issie Lapowsky

    New York’s bitcoin regulations may not be as onerous as many have feared. In a speech at Cardozo Law School in New York on Tuesday night, Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of financial services for the state of New York, said that the state will not require…

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