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Who Gets Into Accelerators? Persistent Men With SaaS Apps, Says Study
 What kind of startups get into Accelerators? Well, according to new research, it’s startups with around 2-3 founders, most male, often SaaS platforms and ones who are persistent, applying for at least two programs. And on average, less than 4% of applicants ever make it in. Those are the findings of new research from F6S, a web portal which allows startups to apply for multiple accelerator… Read More
Crowdfunded Gadgets That Talk To Your Home And Charge Your Phone With Wind Power
Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research, a technology, media and telecom advisory firm, and founder of Backerjack. He blogs at Techspressive. Each week, Backerjack shares three tech-related products seeking funding.  Talk to your home and have it listen and respond with ALYT Part of the smart-home dream has always been being able to talk with a place of residence… Read More
Messaging Is A Winner-Take-Some Market
 If you are anything like me, you use multiple messaging apps on a daily or weekly basis – and you use them for more than just texting. My colleagues, friends and family all prefer different apps, and I use each app in a different way. I don't think messaging is a winner-take-all market globally. Read More
The Dawn Of Cloud 2.0 And Why Google Started A Price War
 Google recently announced up to 85 percent reduction in pricing for its PaaS and BigQuery services. Soon after, AWS and Microsoft followed suit. Welcome to Cloud 2.0. Read More
Why Your Favorite App Isn’t Business-Related And How It Can Be
 Think about your favorite app. Let me guess. It’s a consumer app -- something like Uber, Instagram or Pinterest. So what do we do to get business apps into that list of favorites? If we put the user experience first and incorporate utility, simplicity, engagement and emotion into our products, we can make work just as easy and delightful as posting a photo. Read More
Nike Says The FuelBand Isn’t Dead, New Color Options Coming
 Nike was said to be shutting down its FuelBand department on the heels of layoffs on Friday, signalling a significant exit of the wearable fitness device market by one of the more prominent companies involved in the space. That's not quite true, however, according to information provided to Re/code by the company. Read More
Gillmor Gang: Action Items
 The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It's called Lock Screen, and some of us think it's where the early adopters meet the great unvarnished Silent Majority. Forget clicks or swipes or doing anything; it's all about glancing. What this means is that social scientists… Read More
2,500 Bunsen Burners + Dubstep = Best Visualizer Ever
 Take 2,500 bunsen burners, and put'em in a grid. Make the flames react to sound waves, thanks to some amazing physics trickery. Then drop the bass. What do you get? The best visualizer ever. Read More
Google App Engine Gets GitHub Push-To-Deploy Support
Last summer, Google started allowing developers to use git to get their code onto App Engine to deploy their applications instead of using Google's usual SDK. Starting today, developers who use the popular GitHub service to manage their code repositories will be able to do the same. Read More
Beats Music Gets In-App Subscriptions, Beefs Up Free Streaming Options
 Beats Music, the streaming radio solution spun out from the makers of Beats audio hardware products, has decided to bite the bullet and give Apple its 30 percent cut on subscription sign-ups. The streaming music provider originally side-stepped Apple’s in-app ecommerce options in favor of carrier billing arranged outside the app to pay for its full service, but now users can sign up much… Read More
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The Politics of Pontius Pilate: How Not to Lead
We live in an age of Pilate politics.  Pontius Pilate is a familiar figure to many of us, especially on this Easter weekend. He was the Roman governor of Judea and Samaria, tasked with collecting taxes, building roads, and generally maintaining order in the region of the  …
Rush Limbaugh Is In Ruins - Bad News Coming From Every Direction - Including The Right
It's been a very bad week for talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, and a very rewarding week for the millions of Americans who have protested his extreme hate speech for decades. Two years ago, newer groups like BoycottRush/FlushRush/StopRush began a massive national boycott movement …
Oklahoma Governor Sides With John Birchers On Minimum Wage
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a ban on minimum wage increases this Monday. Defending her remarkable decision, Fallin issued a press release that indulges all the usual thoroughly-debunked talking points, including the long-discredited notion that only teenagers have …
Reaganomics killed America's middle class
There’s nothing “normal” about having a middle class. Having a middle class is a choice that a society has to make, and it’s a choice we need to make again in this generation, if we want to stop the destruction of the remnants of the last generation&rsqu …
Apparently, We Need To Remind People That Pro-Choice Women Are Allowed To Have Babies
Chelsea Clinton is pregnant, and some anti-abortion activists responded to the news Thursday by showing they don't understand what being "pro-choice" means: being able to choose to have a baby, or not.
What Motivates Republican Racism? (Video)
Republican ideological leaders like Paul Ryan and Rand Paul have been making headlines recently for making racially charged statements during media appearances and stump speeches. But the problem goes well beyond this.
The Five Most Scandalous Popes Of All Time
Lent is fully underway and in the spirit of giving things up we thought we’d take a look at one of the hardest things to give up: sex. In the Roman Catholic Church priests, nuns, bishops, cardinals and, of course, Popes take a vow of celibacy. Now, “celibacy”  …
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Samsung data center fire causes outage, errors on smart TVs and phones (update: fixed) (Richard Lawler/Engadget)

Richard Lawler / Engadget: Samsung data center fire causes outage, errors on smart TVs and phones (update: fixed)  —  Seeing an error message on your Samsung phone, tablet or Smart TV today?  You're not alone, as the Samsung.com website appears to be down and owners worldwide have reported anything from error messages …

Aereo's CEO on the future of Netflix, TV sports and the public airwaves (Jeff John Roberts/Gigaom)

Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom: Aereo's CEO on the future of Netflix, TV sports and the public airwaves  —  In 2012, Chet Kanojia set out to take on TV's goliaths with a slingshot full of tiny antennas, but he never imagined things would go so far so fast.  Aereo, the start-up he created, is going before the Supreme Court …

Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone (Sharif Sakr/Engadget)

Sharif Sakr / Engadget: Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone  —  It's been nearly three years since I reviewed the Xperia Neo, manufactured by what was then Sony Ericsson.  The Neo represented just the second generation of Xperia phones running on Android, from a period when Sony was finding …

Galaxy S5's finger scanner marks an early milestone in the FIDO Alliance's efforts to eliminate passwords (Russell Brandom/The Verge)

Russell Brandom / The Verge: Galaxy S5's finger scanner marks an early milestone in the FIDO Alliance's efforts to eliminate passwords  —  The plot to kill the password  —  The world's most powerful companies want you to log in with fingerprints and eyescans  —  Last Friday, Samsung's new Galaxy S5 arrived with an unexpected and underhyped feature.

Digital Public Library of America to add millions of records to its archive (Megan Geuss/Ars Technica)

Megan Geuss / Ars Technica: Digital Public Library of America to add millions of records to its archive  —  Aquarium, Battery Park, New York City [Postcard], ca.  1931. This is just one of the many resources you can find online through the DPLA website or through apps using its API.  —  New York Aquarium Postcards collection …

Analyst consensus is that quarterly iPad sales might decline slightly compared to last year (Philip Elmer-DeWitt/Fortune)

Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Analyst consensus is that quarterly iPad sales might decline slightly compared to last year  —  How many iPads did Apple sell last quarter?  —  The analysts' estimates range from 15 million to nearly 22 million.  Average: 19.3 million.  —  FORTUNE —Although the heyday of the iPad …

Facebook's dedicated unfollow button triples unfollows as users tire of original friend model (Ellis Hamburger/The Verge)

Ellis Hamburger / The Verge: Facebook's dedicated unfollow button triples unfollows as users tire of original friend model  —  Facebook's friend problem  —  Why can't the social network adapt to how we make (and lose) friends?  —  When I arrived at the University of Michigan in fall 2007, everybody said “Facebook me.”

Bitcoin Core Developers Weigh in on Side Chain Proposal (Danny Bradbury/CoinDesk)

Danny Bradbury / CoinDesk: Bitcoin Core Developers Weigh in on Side Chain Proposal  —  These days, everyone wants to add new features to the bitcoin block chain, but now one team thinks that it's found a way to do it responsibly - by creating “side chains” that can interact with bitcoin.  —  The process, known as ‘two-way pegging’, has some hefty backing.

What Does the Recent Tech Stock Downturn Mean? The Truth Is Nobody Knows. (Kara Swisher/Re/code)

Kara Swisher / Re/code: What Does the Recent Tech Stock Downturn Mean?  The Truth Is Nobody Knows.  —  In his new book on high-frequency trading, “Flash Boys,” Michael Lewis opens with the very simple premise he gleaned from watching the stock market crash in October of 1987:  —  “If you ever needed proof …

Nike Denies FuelBand Shutdown, but Layoffs Could Reveal New Cracks in Wearables Market (James Temple/Re/code)

James Temple / Re/code: Nike Denies FuelBand Shutdown, but Layoffs Could Reveal New Cracks in Wearables Market  —  Nike confirmed a “small number” of layoffs in its digital sports division, but attempted to tamp down a CNET report late Friday that said the company was shuttering the hardware side of its FuelBand team.

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Mashable is a leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's 25 million monthly unique visitors and 10 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online news communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.
10 Ways To IKEA Your Wedding

Warmer weather and beautiful blooms means wedding season is back in full swing, and lovebirds everywhere are getting ready for their big day.

Your wedding is one of the most important and memorable days of your life together — it's also one of the most expensive events you'll ever have to plan. But there are plenty of helpful ways to cut costs. With a little creativity and a nearby IKEA, you can cross a number of wedding supplies and decorations off that especially long list.

See also: The Be...

10 Desserts to Make With Your Easter Candy

Easter is a festive time of food, family and loads of pastel colored candies that will probably sit around until Halloween.

If you're bogged down by mountains of Easter candy, or want to try something different with your sweets, there are plenty of ways to upcycle your extra jelly beans and chocolate bunnies. Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you'll be tempted to whip up these delightful desserts.

See also: 14 Egg-ceptionally Nerdy Easter Eggs

But don't blame us if your friends show up wi...

A Soccer Star's Transition From the Pitch to YouTube

Jimmy Conrad was a reserve defender for the U.S. Men's National Team (USMNT) at the 2006 World Cup, getting onto the field against group-play opponents Italy and Ghana

He's going to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup in June — this time, however, in a completely different role. Conrad has become one of the Internet's go-to sources for soccer video content, thanks to his multi-pronged role with the popular YouTube channel KickTV.

Along with revolving around the world's favorite sport, Conrad's cont...

The Loch Ness Monster: Only on iOS

Apple Maps did what Google Maps never could -– it found the Loch Ness Monster

Members of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club identified a shadow in the loch's waters that can be seen only in Apple Maps' satellite imagery –– the same form was not found on Google Maps

See also: Food Maps Turn the World Into Delicious Art

The shadow, about 100 feet long with two “flipper-like” appendages, can only be seen on iPads and iPhones, according to The Huffington Post

The disputed outline of the Loch...

A-Sides and B-Sides: Record Store Day Lives On

These days, thanks to various technologies, listening to any type of music anytime, anywhere is pretty easy. But across generations, people still love dusting off an old vinyl record, and listening music on a record player

Record Store Day, which takes place every third Saturday of April, brings people together to celebrate their love of vinyl, even as digital-music sales continue to grow

See also: 11 Musicians on Tumblr Who Hit the Right Note

Despite the fact that music-streaming services su...

Drone Shoots Epic Footage of SpaceX Rocket Launch and Controlled Landing

Elon Musk's space-faring company SpaceX has released the first test footage of its Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking off, and making a controlled landing at the company's rocket-development facility in Texas

The epic video gives us a 360-degree aerial view of the feat, thanks to the unique perspective of a camera-equipped drone

See also: Elon Musk on Risky SpaceX Test: If It Works, It's the Biggest Thing We've Done

The video, above, opens with the hexacopter drone already airborne, and swooping...

Hands On With Facebook's Nearby Friends

There's a lot that Facebook allows you to share with your friends. On Thursday, the company added "exact location" to that list

Facebook's new Nearby Friends feature enables you to flip a switch to start broadcasting your location with friends in the area. If you see someone nearby with whom you want to meet up, you can tap a button, and send them your exact location — complete with a map detailing where to find you

See also: Facebook Launches 'Nearby Friends' Location Feature for Meet-Ups IR...

Healthcare.gov on Heartbleed: Actually, Do Change Your Passwords

After the massive online-security vulnerability known as Heartbleed was discovered earlier this month, Healthcare.gov officials said customers of the new medical-coverage site had nothing to fear

Now, however, the site is is singing a different tune: Users who visit the Healthcare.gov homepage are presented with a message reading: "Reset your password to access your Marketplace account."

See also: The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

That's right, users can't ev...

Submarine-Led Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 May End Within a Week

An unmanned submarine called the Bluefin-21 is scheduled to finish searching the Indian Ocean seabed for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 within one week, according to multiple reports.

Nearly a month and a half after the disappearance of Flight 370, rescue workers still haven’t found the Boeing 777-200, which went missing during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, despite the Bluefin-21's efforts. The submarine has already completed six missions searching for Flight 370, and began ...

22 Victorious Accomplishments in Stoner Engineering

If you give a stoner some weed and nothing to smoke out of, you can be sure they'll find a way to enjoy that sticky icky.

It's no secret that smoking devices can be quite pricey, or inaccessible for those who live in areas with strict marijuana laws. But most pot enthusiasts are certified bong-building engineers capable of creating a water-pipe using just about anything.

See also: Marijuana Vending Machine Rolls Out in Colorado

These marijuana MacGyvers have crafted a collection of unusual DI...

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The World’s Most Exclusive Club
Plenty of rich people can buy a plane or an island, but only 30 of them can say they own an NBA franchise.
Man In India Swallows 12 Gold Bars
The 63-year-old man was admitted to hospital after complaining of vomiting and difficulty defecating.
Criminals Are Using Drones To Find Weed Farms To Rob
Criminals have reportedly started using unmanned drones fitted with heat-seeking cameras to steal from and extort illegal cannabis farms.
Building A Bigger Action Hero
A mere six-pack doesn't cut it in Hollywood anymore. Today's male stars need 5 percent body fat, massive pecs and the much-coveted inguinal crease — regardless of what it takes to get there.
How Do We Explain The Evolution Of Religion?
Religiosity is found in every human culture and biologists, anthropologists and psychologists keenly debate how it arose. Just like language, technology and bipedalism, religion too evolved over time. But how did that happen?
There's A Caucus For That
Like boating? There's a caucus for that. Are you a former Girl Scout? There's a caucus for that. Concerned about contaminated drywall? Yep, there's a caucus for that, too.
To Chug Or Not To Chug
What your brain knows about forcing down that last gulp.
A Brief History Of Beer
Around 10,000 years ago, mankind began to move away from living life as nomadic hunter gatherers, and began settling down in one spot to farm the land. Then, life got a whole lot better.
An Ant That Skydives And Uses Its Head As A Shield
This incredible genus of ants has mastered the art of rainforest skydiving, leaping from the canopy to avoid predators, only to steer themselves mid-flight right back onto the trunk of their home tree. And they do it with remarkable agility.
In Sad Twist On Proud Tradition, Captains Let Others Go Down With Ship
For the second time in just over two years, a sea captain — first in Italy and now inSouth Korea — has been among the first to flee a sinking vessel, placing his own life ahead of those of his terrified passengers.
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Turn off the Discovery Channel and use mobile apps to discover nature for yourself
Put down the laptop and turn off the TV. Free apps that are worth getting when visiting National Parks
What’s this ‘Heartbleed’ I keep hearing about, and why should I care?
Think of IT Heartbleed like “trick or treating” and you put your hand in a big bowl of candy, and pull out something random.
CEO Interview: What do Obamacare and HBO GO have in common?
I hope that HBO got themselves a SOASTA license after their Game of Thrones fiasco.
Water balloon content marketing: Who says cyber security can't be fun? [VIDEO]
What's so funny about cyber security? Normally, very little. But on this trolley-ride of a San Francisco night, something unusual happened: really fun video marketing.
Why 2015 will be all about transferable social media audiences
It’s your audience and you need to understand as much as possible about them in order to target marketing that drives revenue.
The 5 pillars of effective content marketing etiquette
Ethical content creation is giving readers valuable content that reads more like journalism than marketing-speak. Excel at this, and you’re well on your way to a solid content strategy.
Interview: Xola , the Apple of SMB software
Turnkey Solution for Sales, Marketing and Distribution
Freemium vs paymium: Which model is best for your mobile game?
Technorati game analyst Byron Gordon reveals the million-dollar question for every game remains: Where’s the fun? And how can I get more of it?
Podcast with Bobby Gill: 2 simple questions to test new app ideas
How to to get initial clients with good old plastering of posters around entrepreneurial communities, until referrals drive in traffic.
Today’s not-so-quiet social media revolution puts the performing artist center stage
Imagine if your organization had a list of 67,000 fans that wanted to hear about your performing arts? Social media has become the effective norm to reach them.
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The Exit Room. "In 2021, an imprisoned journalist facing execution contemplates a desperate escape attempt in order to return to his wife and newborn child." [Via]
The 2014 Hugo Nominees
The finalists for the 2014 Hugo Awards and finalists for the 1939 Retrospective Hugo Awards have been announced in advance of LonCon3, the 2014 WorldCon of Science Fiction. This year's ballot is particularly noteworthy for a few reasons: First, A quirk of the Hugo rules means that if no individual work within a series is nominated for a Hugo individually the entire series may be nominated. Thus, despite none of the 14 novels in the series being deemed even potentially Hugo-worthy the entire...
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New research suggests that it's the male black widow spider who chooses the female in order to avoid being post-coitally eaten, rather than the female who chooses the male. (article abstract)
"You can measure your life in a number of drops."
World's longest-running experiment captures elusive tar pitch drop fall on video after 84 years of waiting — though, sadly, too late for physicist and former pitch drop custodian Prof. John Mainstone, who passed away last year.
Data probably does have a fully-functional pornoraphic memory
Remember Texts From Last Night? This is that, with added Star Trek: The Next Generation. (Via io9)
Make It Social
Advertising trade paper ADWEEK is trying to handle 'viral marketing' and 'social media' the same way as it always handled TV commercials and magazine ads. So, it noted that one of the most successful 'social branding' promotions of the last six months was for Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart on Broadway.Note: While McKellan was much more active on Facebook recently, Stewart has had many more MetaFilter FPPs (in fact, Ian's only post here was about him officiating at Stewart's wedding).
15 famous landmarks, put into context
Sometimes, famous landmarks lose some of their draw when put in context, as seen in this Imgur gallery, which was expanded and modified slightly by Bored Panda. For more physical context, there are Google earth links below the break. 1. The Great Pyramids of Giza 2. Stonehenge 3. Taj Mahal 4. The Brandenburg Gate 5. La Sagrada Familia 6. Niagara Falls 7. The Acropolis 8. Mount Rushmore 9. The Forbidden City 10. The Hollywood sign 11. Santorini 12. Mona Lisa (Stockholm360.net panorama of the S...
Not 21 days
How Long does it actually take to form a habit? Answer: Not 21 days. ...Maltz's work influenced nearly every major "self-help" professional from Zig Ziglar to Brian Tracy to Tony Robbins. And as more people recited Maltz's story -- like a very long game of "Telephone" -- people began to forget that he said "a minimum of about 21 days" and shortened it to: "It takes 21 days to form a new habit." A study debunks a popular self-help myth.
Rachel Frederickson was doing exactly what we asked of her.
Roxane Gay on The Biggest Loser: "My body is wildly undisciplined and I deny myself nearly everything I desire. I deny myself the right to space when I am public, trying to fold in on myself, to make my body invisible even though it is, in fact, grandly visible. I deny myself the right to a shared armrest because how dare I impose? I deny myself entry into certain spaces I have deemed inappropriate for a body like mine—most spaces inhabited by other people. "
Do your civic doody.
Over the last six months, an unidentified person has been leaving feces on children's slides in the parks of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Despite deploying hidden cameras, the police have been unable to identify the mystery pooper. To enlist the help of the public, a series of billboards have been erected around Ypsilanti with such humorous taglines as "Do Your Civic Doody: Report the Pooper" and "Help us Catch the Poopetrator," as well as a Twitter campaign featuring the hashtag #ypsipooper.
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Amazon's Fire TV Still Needs Fixing, Stat

Despite Amazon’s lofty ambitions to reimagine the multimedia center, its Fire TV streaming box entered the streaming-video fray earlier this month with a frustrating, fractured search engine. Amazon is taking some steps to fix the Fire's flaws—but so far it's not close to solving its biggest problems.

See also: Review: The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind Of A Mess

True, Amazon customer reviews of the device are generally positive—five-star reviews account for roughly for almost half of nearly 2,...

Americans Are Bullish On Technology's Distant Future, Less So Its Present

Despite the number of popular dystopian novels written over the years, Americans have continually been optimistic when it comes to the future of technology. At least, the distant future of technology. We're far less sanguine about the technology that threatens to upend our lives today or tomorrow, as a new Pew Research survey suggests.

In 1988, the Los Angeles Times took a break from crushing traffic (no, not really) to anticipate they'd have robotic maids and holographic conference calls in...

The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes

Guest author Matthew Brian Beck is a journalist and advertising strategist based in New York City.

The next big thing is getting smaller and smaller.

Historically, our social media experience has been chained to the first-screen browser and the one News Feed to rule them all. We've been saturated with bloated content from overpopulated streams. We've been bombarded with updates and notifications from friends and family we love, pages we Like, accounts we follow, colleagues we connect with, ...

5 Important Things To Consider If You're Still Running Windows XP

Microsoft has finally tied its good old dog, Windows XP, to a tree ... and bashed its head in with a shovel. After 13 years of loyal service, Microsoft has finally cut off support for Windows XP, which means the company won't be issuing further security updates for it. But plenty of people are going to keep using Windows XP anyway; it's still operating in machines everywhere, from ATMs and point-of-sale systems to computers at government agency and large corporations.

Fortunately, there are ...

How Technology Is Making It Great To Be A Music Fan

I’m a music junkie. Like many of you, my life is often accompanied by a soundtrack. I’ve got playlists for working out, and just plain working. Music for when I’m feeling on top of the world, and music for when I'm down in the gutter. Songs that make me think, and songs that bring back memories. Music is important to me—and probably to you as well.

But despite the importance of music, technology is really what allows it to be such a huge part of our lives. So how is tech going to shape the f...

Read All About It (On Your Wrist)

Every time ReadWrite publishes a story, I get a jolt. Literally. And I don’t mind, because that good vibration may point us toward the news industry’s wearable future.

Even when I’m away at a conference or traveling on business, I want to stay on top of ReadWrite’s newsroom. So when I joined the publication a year ago, I signed up to get a text message when we tweeted a story. Soon afterwards, I turned off my phone’s vibrate feature: There were just too many notifications for me to get shake...

Why Does Facebook Want You To Broadcast Your Location To Your Friends?

Facebook is trying to get you to share even more information, this time by beaming your location to your friends all the time.

The optional feature, called Nearby Friends, is built to help you find people around you. You can tailor the options to prevent specific friends from seeing your location. Nearby Friends alerts you to when friends are in your area, and allows you to share your precise location with them for a set period of time. On the upside, it might inspire some friends to meet up...

Taking My Diet To The Next Level

ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.

Quantifying your activity and nutrition, as I’ve done for years, can only take you so far. Sometimes gathering the numbers just tells you the same bad news you can see in the mirror. Here it is: After dropping 12 pounds last year, I’ve been stuck around 195 pounds for months.

I'm still very active, going on runs with my dog around Telegraph Hill, spiking my heart rate with g...

Dropbox Buys Loom For Photo Sharing, HackPad For Collaboration

Dropbox is having a busy Thursday.

The file sharing giant has acquired Loom, a photo sharing app that offered mobile users up to five gigabytes of free storage. Loom announced the deal on its company blog.

Dropbox recently announced an update to its photo sharing capabilities with its Carousel feature, and the Loom team will likely join Carousel as the home for syncing and sharing the ever increasing amounts of photos people take on their devices.

Unfortunately, the acquis...

Suddenly, Mobile App Install Ads Are Popping Up Everywhere

Developers love them, advertisers love them, and companies are raking in cash—all thanks to the little buttons in mobile advertisements that urge you to download an app.

See also: How Post-IPO Twitter Could Make Billions Without Alienating Users

Twitter is the latest company to introduce these new mobile advertisements. Today the company announced that developers and advertisers can urge mobile Twitter users to download applications through these so-called app install ads, and reach up ...

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Thin film electronics may hold the key to human size health care
Sensors and other electronics will drive tremendous innovation in medical devices, building off the current momentum in fitness and wellness devices.
Moore’s law gives way to Bezos’s law
The future of cloud computing is the availability of more computing power at a much lower cost.
Choosing the best cloud based music app on iOS for your CD music library
For those of you that still purchase music CDs, the following guide will help decide which is the best cloud based music library to access your digitized music library from your iOS device.
I analyzed more than a million bitcoin tweets. Here’s what that looks like
In an effort to get a grip on how global a phenomenon bitcoin really is, I acquired data on more than 1.3 million tweets, spanning the month of February, about the crypto-currency. Here's a breakdown of who's tweeting, where and what they're sharing.
Sorting through the OpenStack nuttiness
ICYMI: On this week's Structure Show, the OpenStack Foundation's Mark Collier and Jonathan Bryce take us through the Icehouse release and why we shouldn't get our knickers in a bunch re. the Solum Paas project.
Nike has reportedly fired most of its FuelBand team and is getting out of the hardware business
Nike has let go most of the members of its FuelBand wearables unit and will stop developing new versions of the device, according to a report by CNET. The tech news site quoted an unnamed person “familiar with the matter” as saying that the firm has […]
Turn your Instagrams into a business: Snapwire, a new mobile stock photo website, opens to public
Snapwire, a mobile app and website, is trying to connect the creative power of the Instagram generation with the companies and people who are willing to pay them to keep snapping.
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches despite bad weather
The Dragon capsule will carry important science experiments to the International Space Station. It also holds a part needed to repair a backup computer on the ISS.
Welcome to the spectrum-dome: FCC lays groundwork for its controversial incentive auction
The FCC has issued its proposed rules for the 2015 incentive auction, which aims to repurpose a sizable chunk of the UHF TV band for 4G. The FCC will make its first -- but not last -- vote in May.
This week in bitcoin: Another creator, another MtGox failure
It's deja vú for bitcoin followers as a new possible creator is brought into the spotlight and MtGox continues to fight its long legal road ahead.