Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein introduced legislation that would ban people from wearing Google Glass while driving.
Only 14 states in the U.S. currently permit tough computer science courses to count toward graduation requirements for math and science. Meanwhile, some surveys say that 570,000 jobs are going unfilled in computing — and that the demand for software engineers is four times higher than the national average.
The game taps crowdsourcing to get more people to help in testing software.
IT HAS WORKED! YOU’VE GIVEN EVERYTHING AWAY! I KNOW WHERE THE POISON IS! … Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line.
Flipboard has confirmed with VentureBeat that it is indeed raising another $50 million as the second half of its third round of funding, which it plans to file tomorrow.
That’s a big bet on a nascent market.
Investments in big data are coming hard and fast this year in comparison with the last five years, according to a new infographic from the website Big Data Startups.
Facebook’s news feed and other elements could be in for improvements by way of artificial intelligence. The company is expanding its team and collaborating with New York University.
Former New Yorker Ben Wiener is launching one of the first micro-funds in Jerusalem, so new ideas can flourish in one of the world’s oldest cities.
What did we talk about most on the world’s largest social network this year?
“The app was designed fresh from the ground up to take advantage of the iPhone while still preserving all the design tenets from our web app,” said Codecademy co-founder Zach Sims.
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Google today took the wraps off +Post ads, a new ad format that lets brands take content from their public Google+ pages and run them on any site using Google’s ad network.
Guest Post Publishers, faced with declining CPMs and anemic mobile advertising, are still struggling to find the right monetization model for free content.
A new startup called HealthLoop offers analytics and peer-reviewed plans for doctors to stay connected with their patients.
Mobile payments startup Square has rolled out a new version of its credit card reader today, which offers some notable improvements over the previous model.
Facebook names hidden object game Criminal Case as the year’s best.
Sponsored Post Prairie Cloudware has recently completed a $1.65 million capital raise. The company is an Omaha-based early stage startup focused on building solutions that allow bank and credit union customers to make mobile payments in a safe and…
Cut the Rope 2 is coming soon, but most of Zeptolab’s people are working on brand new games.
Spycraft ain’t like it used to be.
Practice Fusion, a health care technology startup, has closed another $15 million in funding, the company announced today.
ObserveIT lets you know who did what, when. The startup compares its software to security cameras, watching everyone who accesses your servers.
Apple’s years-long courtship with the world’s largest carrier is almost over.
Sckipio provides chips that lets internet service providers provide fast broadband over the last mile to the home.
Confirming a report from over the weekend, Verizon announced today that it’s planning to snap up Edgecast, a content delivery network firm that powers the likes of LinkedIn, Pinterest, and WordPress.
Sponsored Post The Crowdfund Global Expo is a pivotal event for the crowdfund and finance industries, and the number one event for professionals taking crowdfunding into the next level.
Opscode morphs into Chef and takes on more funding amid a lively competition for helping code roll out more frequently across thousands of servers.
The nanomedicine was made from common plastic materials into ninja-like assassins for fungal infections.
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, LinkedIn, and Yahoo have banded together to created the Reform Government Surveillance coalition, declaring that spy tactics around the world need to change now.
This is shaping up to be the biggest Computer Science Education Week yet.
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When debating the merits of electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and other alternative fuels, it’s easy to get tied down in the notion they’re the solution to all our transport problems.
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Guest Post Teaching kids how to conduct themselves online has become a matter of urgency.
Most startups begin by pricing their product based on cost or competition. Smart startups price their product based on value to the customer — because you can’t guess how your product is valued by customers.
Several cities are considering using Nissan Leaf electric cars as taxis, but no place has yet replaced every single taxi with the battery-electric hatchback.
Guest Post What does 2014 hold for enterprise software and enterprise technology? We’ve heard (and started to implement) a few consistent things businesses are asking for. Here are a few of our favorites.
Now that the President and Congress have finally started to address the issue of patent trolls, the Supreme Court has another shot at dealing with this once and for all. I’m no longer optimistic about any of this.
A statue of famed scientists Nikola Tesla is being unveiled today in Palo Alto after the successful completion of a six-figure Kickstarter campaign.