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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Technology

Portland unbans UberX

Yesterday - Engadget
Citing violations of its hired transportation rules, the city of Portland, OR sued Uber last December and temporarily halted the ridesharing company's operations within city limits. Now, after months of haggling with civic and community leaders, Uber by Andrew Tarantola

Commandments For The Speed Of Security

Yesterday - Techcrunch
 PF Chang’s. Domino’s. eBay. Home Depot. Nieman Marcus. Sony. That isn’t just a list of wildly successful companies, it’s also a list of hacked companies; companies whose security was profoundly, publicly compromised. And it’s just a very small sample of a much larger set. The problem is not just that our industry’s approach to securit... by Steve Herrod

Creep your friends out with this online GIF tool

Yesterday - Engadget
GIFs are usually a source of delight and wonder. Artist Vince McKelvie, however, has taken that wonder and warped it beyond recognition. In his new site, click drag click, you can create animated terrors by plugging in a URL of a photo or GIF. Then, by Roberto Baldwin

Yahoo Researchers Use A Phone’s Touchscreen To Scan The Ear Like A Fingerprint

Yesterday - Techcrunch
 What if your phone could let you — and only you — answer an incoming call, no thumb print/PIN/swipe gesture required? Instead of a finger, it’d gauge the shape of your ear; instead of a fingerprint sensor, it’d use the touchscreen your phone already has built-in. That’s the idea behind Bodyprint, a new concept out of Yahoo’s research... by Greg Kumparak

Comcast Can Blame Us All for Sinking Its Time Warner Deal

Yesterday - Wired
The world is paying attention to internet policy in a way that it never has before. The post Comcast Can Blame Us All for Sinking Its Time Warner Deal appeared first on WIRED by Klint Finley

No, Apple Isn’t Cutting Pebble Off From iOS

Yesterday - Wired
Apple started rejecting Pebble apps seemingly out of nowhere---but it's not as bad as it looks. The post No, Apple Isn’t Cutting Pebble Off From iOS appeared first on WIRED by David Pierce

My Apple Watch arrived today. Here are my first impressions

Yesterday - Venture Beat
Successful CMOs achieve growth by leveraging technology. Join us for GrowthBeat Summit on June 1-2 in Boston, where we'll discuss how to merge creativity with technology to drive growth. Space is limited. Request your personal invitation here! It’s here. And I’ve been playing with my Apple Watch for about an hour. I have the white Sport mod... by Mark Sullivan

Navy researchers make bulletproof glass out of clay

Yesterday - Engadget
The US Naval Research Laboratory announced a major breakthrough in materials science on Thursday. After decades of research and development, the NRL has created a transparent, bulletproof material that can be molded into virtually any shape. This mat by Andrew Tarantola

IPO Scorecard: Apigee’s down round gives win to early-stage VCs

Yesterday - Venture Beat
GUEST: Successful CMOs achieve growth by leveraging technology. Join us for GrowthBeat Summit on June 1-2 in Boston, where we'll discuss how to merge creativity with technology to drive growth. Space is limited. Request your personal invitation here! [“IPO Scorecard” is a column by New York Hedge Fund investor Jeremy Abelson and Sand Hill V... by Ben Narasin, TriplePoint Ventures

Oculus Co-Founder Nate Mitchell Will Give Disrupt NY The Real Deal On Virtual Reality

Yesterday - Techcrunch
 Oculus is getting ready to launch its consumer Rift virtual reality headset so at TechCrunch Disrupt NY I’ll be sitting down with the man who made it. Nate Mitchell is the co-founder and VP of Product at Oculus. While visionary Palmer Luckey and CEO Brendan Iribe get a lot of attention, its Mitchell who’s in charge of engineering, product, it... by Josh Constine

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