- How Kleiner Perkins Rated Ellen Pao After Her Lawsuit @ WIRED - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:35 PM EST
Members of management at prominent venture capital firm KPCB knew Pao was suing the firm when they rated her performance in 2012, managing partner Ted Schlein testified on Friday.
- How Google's Silence Helped Net Neutrality Win @ WIRED - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 4:00 PM EST
Google kept a very low profile during the past year's lobbying over net neutrality. That doesn't mean that the company didn't care about the outcome though. In fact, laying low may have been the best thing ...
- Kleiner Perkins Says It Didn't Distribute Gender Discrimination Policy Until 2012 @ WIRED - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 3:34 PM EST
Prominent venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers had always had an anti-discrimination policy. But before 2012, it was tucked away in a payroll file and never distributed.
- Google Opens the Play Store to Ads to Keep Up With Facebook @ WIRED - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 9:01 AM EST
Google announced today that it will begin running ads in Google Play, in an apparent attempt to compete in a mobile advertising race that includes other frontrunners like Facebook.
- The FCC's Vote to Protect Net Neutrality Is a Huge Win for the Internet @ WIRED - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 8:28 AM EST
The FCC voted today to change the way it regulates internet providers in the United States. Net Neutrality advocates say it's a major victory for the internet.
- Ex-Amazon Cloud Computing Pioneer Joins Software Company Pivotal @ WIRED - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 8:20 AM EST
Benjamin Black---who claims a role in the creation of modern cloud computing at Amazon---is now joining one of the key companies providing the rather complex tools that allow the world's businesses to fashion their own cloud computing services. From his home base in Seattle, the former Amazon and Microsoft engineer will …
- Xiaomi's Great New Phone Is a Lot Like an iPhone. Apple Should Take Note @ WIRED - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 2:00 AM EST
Xiaomi's Mi Note doesn't really feel that different from an iPhone. And at half the price, that similarity makes all the difference.
- This Tiny Gadget Tells You Exactly How Much Power Your House and Gadgets Use WIRED - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 2:00 AM EST
Neurio is the latest company to help renters -- or anyone else -- turn their home into a smart home without retrofitting.
- EFF: If You Want to Fix Software Patents, Eliminate Software Patents @ WIRED - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 4:00 PM EST
Software patents have become every business owner's nightmare. Here, the Electronic Frontier Foundation lays out its argument for abolishing them altogether.
- Ellen Pao Trial Witnesses Expose Kleiner Perkins' Thorny Gender Politics @ WIRED - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 1:34 PM EST
The testimonies at the Pao-Kleiner trial paint a picture of the Kleiner Perkins workplace grappling with multiple tricky gender-related incidents.
- Google's 'Android for Work' Gives Your Phone a Split Personality @ WIRED - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 8:58 AM EST
Google has unveiled a new set of applications, online services, and industry partnerships designed to promote the use of its Android mobile operating system in the workplace. Known as Android for Work, this rather broad effort is meant to drive the use of Android not only on smartphones used inside the world's businesses, …
- Google's AI Is Now Smart Enough to Play Atari Like the Pros @ WIRED - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 8:00 AM EST
Google has pitted its latest AI software against professional gamers in a punishing set of 49 Atari 2600 games. And guess what? The AI is starting to beat the humans.
- I've Seen the Future of Phones, and It Looks a Lot Like Yo @ WIRED - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 1:30 AM EST
It's silly. It seems pointless. But here's the thing: Yo offers a glimpse of how our phones are going to start working more and more in the near future. Really.
- The Rise and Fall of RedBook, the Site That Sex Workers Couldn't Live Without @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 3:00 PM EST
Until last summer, pretty much anyone buying or selling sex in the San Francisco Bay Area used myRedBook.com. For more than a decade, the site commonly referred to as RedBook served as a vast catalog of carnal services, a mashup of Craigslist, Yelp, and Usenet where sex workers and hundreds of thousands of their customers …
- Magic Leap CEO Teases 'Golden Tickets' for Its Augmented-Reality Device @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 12:48 PM EST
The tech world's most mysterious venture may soon pull back the curtain on its creation for a lucky few.
- Kleiner Perkins Says Ellen Pao's Dismissal Was About Skills, Not Gender Bias @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 12:46 PM EST
Today in court, a lawyer for venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers argued that Ellen Pao was a serial complainer, and that she did not have the necessary skills for her job.
- Pebble's Insane Success Proves That Kickstarter Is Now a Marketing Tool @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 11:27 AM EST
The success of the Pebble Time campaign begs the question: Who is Kickstarter really for?
- Ellen Pao Lays Out Case Against Kleiner Perkins in Silicon Valley Gender Bias Trial @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 10:19 AM EST
Ellen Pao is suing her former employer, prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and the proceedings of the trial could have far-reaching implications for the tech ...
- Facebook Shares Its Design Secrets in the Apple App Store @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 8:00 AM EST
Facebook is releasing a new iPhone app through the Apple App Store, but it's not for everyone. This morning, the social networking giant unloaded an app-ified version of Origami, the primary design tool the company used in creating Facebook Paper---the rather impressive news reader it released last year---as well as various …
- This 23-Year-Old Is Taking on Nike and Apple With a Crowdfunded Sleep Tracker @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 1:45 AM EST
Ex-Thiel Fellow James Proud is the product of a new era of tech entrepreneurship in which young people are given the tools and encouragement to skip college and start companies, and much of the most promising ...
- The Next Big Thing You Missed: Startup Launches Tool to Help School Systems See Beyond Test Scores @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 1:30 AM EST
Panorama Education is giving schools better ways to measure the things that matter most.
- App Uses Powerful AI to Find Perfect Places for You to Eat @ WIRED - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 4:00 PM EST
With sites like Yelp, it's never been easier to find restaurant reviews. A company called 1,000 Plateaus wants to change that with Luka, an app that's a bit like a cross between Yelp and Siri. It uses artificial intelligence to learn your preferences and scan online reviews to find the perfect places for you. Depending …
- Your Kid's School Is Missing the Tech Revolution, and It's All Your Fault @ WIRED - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 4:00 PM EST
It's not like messaging apps are some terrifying new technology---they're basically ubiquitous. Seven hundred million people have signed up for WhatsApp! Workplace messaging app Slack became a billion-dollar business in just eight months, thanks to its 500,000-plus user base! Meanwhile, our school's communication system …
- I'm Too Old for Snapchat, Which Is Exactly Why It Should Be Worth $19B WIRED - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 3:20 PM EST
As I get older, I'm starting to think the best way to predict a tech trend's success is by how little I understand it. Right now, the app at the top of that list is Snapchat.
- Google Wallet Is Now Poised To Compete with Apple Pay After Its Deal with Softcard WIRED - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 1:27 PM EST
Google has completed an agreement with U.S. wireless carriers AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile to pre-install its Google Wallet payments app on Android phones sold by the carriers this year. In addition ...
- Google Launches 'YouTube Kids,' a New Family-Friendly App @ WIRED - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 10:29 AM EST
Google has launched a service called YouTube Kids, a new version of the internet's leading destination for video aimed squarely at children.
- Anti-GMO Activist Seeks to Expose Scientists' Emails With Big Ag @ WIRED - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 9:11 AM EST
The legal attack hit Kevin Folta in early February. After receiving a FOIA request from US Right to Know---a nonprofit dedicated to exposing " the failures of the corporate food system "---the ...
- Apple Hopes Its New European Data Centers Will Get Regulators Off Its Back @ WIRED - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 6:27 AM EST
Apple plans to spend $2 billion on new data centers in Ireland and Denmark, but will that be enough to score some goodwill with regulators?
- The Internet of Anything: This Wearable Could Keep You From Throwing Out Your Back @ WIRED - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 6:19 AM EST
Kinetic is a wearable device that helps warehouse workers lift boxes more safely.
- This Startup's Video Tech Counts Cars to Eliminate Traffic Hell @ WIRED - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 2:00 AM EST
Interminable red lights be damned. Miovision wants to help cities use technology to unclog congested roadways.
- Meet the Team That Makes It Possible for the Blind to Use Facebook @ WIRED - Sun, Feb 22, 2015 4:00 PM EST
"When you meet them in person, there are barriers." But in connecting with many of the same people on Facebook, she can push through these barriers. "Facebook lets me control the narrative and break down some of the stigma and show people who I am," she says. She uses Facebook through an iPhone and a tool called Voiceover, which …
- Pinterest Unveils Its New Spam-Fighting Tool @ WIRED - Fri, Feb 20, 2015 9:00 AM EST
Pinterest has built a system called Stingray, a platform that streams events in real-time so that Pinterest's Black Ops spam team can catch any activity that looks suspicious and shut it down within milliseconds....
- Tech Time Warp of the Week: The 1968 Computer That Sings 'Daisy Bell' @ WIRED - Fri, Feb 20, 2015 4:32 AM EST
A look at the early days of electronic art and music.
- Influential Payments Startup Stripe Now Accepts Bitcoin @ WIRED - Fri, Feb 20, 2015 4:19 AM EST
Stripe, one of the most intriguing startups in the realm of online payments, now supports Bitcoins.
- Lenovo's Response to Its Dangerous Adware Is Astonishingly Clueless @ WIRED - Thu, Feb 19, 2015 11:18 AM EST
Lenovo says that the Superfish adware it preinstalled on laptop computers isn't a security problem. That's not true. And guess what? It breaks Slack too.
- Lawsuit Claims Apple Is Poaching Engineers to Build a Car Battery Division @ WIRED - Thu, Feb 19, 2015 9:27 AM EST
The clues that Apple may be building an electric vehicle are piling up. The latest: a battery-making startup is suing the gadget maker over alleged engineer poaching.
- Pinterest Eyes $11 Billion Valuation With New Round of Funding @ WIRED - Thu, Feb 19, 2015 7:29 AM EST
Pinterest may soon join Uber and Snapchat in the elite class of startups valued at more than $10 billion.
- How Internet Giants Upended the Networking-Hardware Business @ WIRED - Thu, Feb 19, 2015 7:20 AM EST
Google, Facebook, and Amazon don't sell networking switches. And they never will. But they've forever changed the way others sell them.
- In an Uber World, One Taxi Company Renames Itself After a Competing App @ WIRED - Thu, Feb 19, 2015 4:25 AM EST
It has come to this. In San Francisco, where Uber was born, the city's self-described oldest and largest taxi company is renaming itself after a competing app.
- The Patent Wars May be Cooling, But They're Far From Over @ WIRED - Wed, Feb 18, 2015 8:04 PM EST
So much for the end of the patent wars: Samsung will pay over $15 million to use Bluetooth.
- Facebook Says It Won't Charge for an Ad Unless Someone Sees It @ WIRED - Wed, Feb 18, 2015 12:40 PM EST
Facebook wants people to know that it only counts ads that are actually seen by humans.
- White House Names DJ Patil as the First US Chief Data Scientist @ WIRED - Wed, Feb 18, 2015 11:35 AM EST
It's finally official: The White House has named DJ Patil its first ever Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy.
- An App That Lets Kids Report Bullies Anonymously @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 17, 2015 4:00 PM EST
Stop!t is an app thats lets students anonymously report instances of bullying, and it's gaining ground in schools across the country.
- The Apple Watch Doesn't Have to Do Anything Special to Be Huge @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 17, 2015 3:45 PM EST
Apple's gadgets come with a built-in purpose no other device maker can offer: to tie together your digital life as mediated by Apple.
- GM Will Soon Use Wind to Power Its Factories @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 17, 2015 12:16 PM EST
General Motors today announced that it will soon use wind to power its manufacturing operations. GM has signed an agreement with Enel Green Power to procure 34 megawatts of wind power from 17 wind turbines ...
- Google Looks to Break Into China With a New YouTube Channel @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 17, 2015 11:54 AM EST
Google just launched a Chinese language YouTube channel for programmers.
- Twitter Says Its App Analysis Tool Is Quickly Catching On With Developers @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 17, 2015 10:01 AM EST
Twitter says it's now juggling about 5 billion "sessions" a day on its Answers service, the tool it released this past summer in an effort to help the world's software developers analyze the performance of their mobile apps. Answers is part of a larger suite of tools for software developers, known as Fabric, that Twitter …
- A Toy Dinosaur Powered by IBM's Watson Supercomputer @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 17, 2015 8:58 AM EST
Behind CogniToys' plastic dinosaur exterior lies a machine learning system based on Watson, the cognitive technology IBM once used to beat humans at Jeopardy.
- Microsoft Plugs Office Into Still More Rival Services @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 17, 2015 8:24 AM EST
Microsoft today announced new options for integrating even more third-party cloud services, continuing in its march to open itself up to, and play nice with, its competitors.
- Pivotal Doubles Down on Open Source in a Sign of a Changing Software World @ WIRED - Tue, Feb 17, 2015 6:12 AM EST
The business world continues its move to open source software.