What’s Next For Firefox?
Firefox When historians look at the history of the Web ten or twenty years from now, chances are they will point to Firefox as one of the most important products of the last ten years. But right now, it’s hard not to look at Firefox and worry a little bit about its future. At the height of its success, around 201 READ MORE
What’s Next For Firefox?
Firefox When historians look at the history of the Web ten or twenty years from now, chances are they will point to Firefox as one of the most important products of the last ten years. But right now, it’s hard not to look at Firefox and worry a little bit about its future. At the height of its success, around 201 READ MORE
Psychology of a VC and how to take advantage of it
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In the startup community, we often hear and read a lot about the entrepreneurial struggle — the daily difficulties and challenges facing those building companies. Rarely, however, do we hear about the other si READ MORE

Black Friday Online Sales Up 8.5% Over Last Year, 20% Of Sales Came From iOS
buy now key Online retailers had a good Black Friday, with sales up over 8% from a year ago, and nearly 47% of online traffic coming from mobile devices throughout the day. Mobile played a big role this year in terms of both traffic and sales, and yesterday was especially notable for being the first Tha READ MORE
Hampton Creek’s data scientists team up with chefs to find the holy grail of plant proteins
Hampton Creek's Ben Roche prepares scrambled eggs using one plant protein.

At Facebook and LinkedIn, data scientists analyze site usage and develop features that take user information into consideration. Inside READ MORE

How Arizona (yes, Arizona) is becoming a hotbed for tech startups
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Let’s be blunt. The technology startup scene in Arizona was essentially non-existent for a long time. In a state economy traditionally dominated by real estate and tourism, technology has always been a tough sell.

Sure, Motorola once emp READ MORE

The Trolls Among Us

LONDON—If you are reading this article on the Internet, stop afterward and think about it. Then scroll to the bottom and read the comments. Then recheck your views.

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LinkedIn data: Highly skilled immigrants are losing interest in America (in 1 graph)
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The United States is quickly losing it’s appeal to the world’s most talented immigrants, according to a new study. READ MORE

Open data startup Socrata brings in $30M to make government data more accessible
The U.S. capitol building

Socrata, a startup working to make government data more easily accessible to companies and services, has raised $30 million in new funding.

Socrata has raised at least $30 million out of possible $35 million it’ READ MORE

Gillmor Gang LIVE 11.28.14
Gillmor Gang Artcard Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. Our Friendfeed chat Gillmor Gang on Facebook Our sister show on Facebook G3 READ MORE
Mophie Powerstation Plus Review: Integrated Cable Is Both Blessing And Curse
mophie3 Mophie has a new Powerstation Plus backup battery, and it aims for compact, all-in-one design that should reduce bulk and complication when you’re searching for supplementary power. The new design builds a cable right into the power pack, which holds a battery powerful enough to charge your iPhone up to e READ MORE
DIY Exoplanet Detector
img of tracking mount and digital camera Photo: David Schneider Star Track: The rotation of the Earth causes stars to continuously shift position in the sky. Detecting the subtle signs of the existence of an orbiting exoplanet requires compensating for this shift. To do that, I bu READ MORE
Nintendo patents Game Boy emulators, and you can guess why
EmulatorI don’t know of many platforms today that don’t have support for some kind of classic game emulator. The ability to fire up digital versions of games that you acquired through perfectly legal […] Go to Source READ MORE
Five Windows 8.1 tablets under $200

Windows 8.1 has well and truly arrived in the budget tablet space, with prices starting as...

Windows 8.1’s tile UI makes it better suited to touchscreen input than other desktop operating systems, and by now we’re used to seeing hybrid systems, like Microsoft’s own READ MORE
Weekend Read: Jane Kramer’s August Thanksgiving in Italy

New Yorker cover, November 2009Welcome to our new feature, “Weekend Read.” Each Friday, the Observer will suggest a long story to read.

Food is central to most holidays, but none more so than Thanksgiving. Sure, there are regional READ MORE

Send emails from the command line with SendSMTP

SendSMTPIf your PC is always running, even when you’re not around, then you might want it to alert you about important events. Some backup programs have an email notification feature, for example, which keeps you up-to-date with backup progress.

Alternatively, you could use the free READ MORE

Fans Brave the Cold as Hoodie Allen Spends Shabbos at the Garden
Hoodie Allen fans braved the cold for a chance at a better view of the performer. (New York Observer)

Hoodie Allen fans brav READ MORE

The benefits of choosing SaaS over ASP

Cloud storage

There has been a lot of discussion in the treasury management software market over the years about which deployment method is the best for clients. The general consensus, both among industry experts and, as evidenced by growth figures put out by analysts such as READ MORE

Best Buy’s Website Crashes Hard On Black Friday
Screen Shot 2014-11-28 at 7.32.12 AM WHOOPS. Seems Best Buy was ill prepared for today’s post-Turkey shopping madness — at least online. BestBuy.com has been down for nearly an hour now (since roughly 6:15 AM Pacific), on a sales day that the company likely hoped would be one o READ MORE
Line Purges Its Games Platform Again, Removing 15 Titles From Its Messaging Service
line games Today may be holiday time in the U.S., but it also seems to be a time for cleaning in Japan. Line, the messaging app company with 500 million registered users, just announced the closure of 15 of its third-party games, that’s nearly half of the titles on its games platform and its second purge in s READ MORE
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