“Legal agreements should be as easy and affordable as doing any other task on your phone — be it taking notes, reserving a car service, or managing your finances,” said Shake CEO and cofounder Abe Geiger.
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Since they’re digitally literate from the start, many younger workers are required or encouraged to use personal Facebook and Twitter accounts to post company-approved messages.
“We are already seeing strong sales growth, including Firefox OS accounting for 12 percent of our smartphone sales in Venezuela, and 9 percent in Colombia,” said a Telefonica rep.
Today’s funding roundup includes a $42 million haul for Compass-EOS. The rest is just filler, as far as we’re concerned.
Every time you complain about government spying on Facebook, an NSA agent gets his wings.
Is this facet of modern life something we are getting used to — something that doesn’t bother us any more than using a fob to enter a building?
Google and its partners provide small, concrete tasks; teens choose tasks that interest them and earn points for each task completed.
“For Microsoft to recommend Xamarin is a very big thing. There’s no stronger endorsement possible,” said Xamarin CEO Nat Friedman in a recent phone call with VentureBeat.
“We feel like we’ve got a phenomenal environment for developing for and in the cloud,” said Microsoft corporate vice president S. “Soma” Somasegar in a recent chat with VentureBeat.
San Francisco boasts the most fuel-efficient used cars, but you might be surprised at the location of the most fuel-inefficient cars.
“There is no restricted zone for us, and our top priority is to cater for the needs of micro and small enterprises” said Peng Lei, CEO of Alibaba Finance, last week.
“With Blinkist, we want to free the knowledge that is hidden in so many books,” said Blinkist CEO and cofounder Holger Seim.
The new company, set up in September 2013 and based in Berlin, currently employs about 20 people. It went live todayoffering a relatively small selection of clothing, jewelry, electronic and home goods.
Guest Post Software engineers who are feeding the beast need tools to deliver the next tasty morsel to ravenous end users. So the question you should be asking yourself is, “How well does my team cook”?
Check out our little picture gallery, featuring Stallman, DHH, Rasmus, and whole bunch of hardware hackers. It only gets better from here!
And you can get all that fancy book learnin’ for just $99, too. Read on, friends.
Guest Post Hadi and Ali Partovi are the co-founders of Code.org.
The team at Microsoft Ventures have pretty a lofty goal: working to become the “best accelerator in Europe” in the near future.
Guest Post The “hybrid versus native” debate touches on legitimate concerns of developers and business strategists alike. When evaluating these options for mobile app development, organizations are forced to choose between the cross-platform reach and single code base appeal of hybrid apps and the performance and tooling of native apps. It’s a tricky choice, and it’s one that leaves many wishing that a “best of both worlds” solution existed.
These “Prius clusters” may necessitate upgrades to local grid infrastructure, but that falls far short of an all-out grid overload.
Guest Post When implemented correctly, reactive programming is the ultimate nirvana. Those 500 lines of code are distilled away, maintenance almost disappears, and developers are empowered to operate at unprecedented speed.
You couldn’t find a better way to spend a hundred bucks. It’s going to be, as originally promised, the best damn hacker conference you’ve ever seen.
Put in a few hours, get back the time of your life at the best damn hacker conference you’ve seen. Couldn’t be easier.
Guest Post As developers and designers, it is in our interest to make the web a better medium — and web standards are a huge part of that process.
This will save you the “don’t worry, terrorists didn’t take down the plane” post-flight call to Grandma.
The stock-tracking, news-gathering service has been entirely redesigned and is now in keeping with Weather, Mail, and Yahoo’s other modern mobile apps.
Editor’s Pick Here’s a refreshing look at technology applied to some of the world’s most pressing problems: poverty, homelessness, clean water, rural medicine. We live for these stories.
He’s a musician, a dancer, a character actor, and the last great hacker. What’s not to love?
Instead of sticking our best speakers in boring old fireside chats, we’re putting ‘em on the spot with a live version of a Reddit Ask Me Anything thread.
Google would have been crazy not to build out Hangouts. Helpouts combines some of the best tools, services, and features Google has to offer, and it’s more than the sum of its parts.
But Glass and Helpouts are still in their milk years. Whether one or both makes it big is totally up in the air, but it’s hard to imagine Helpouts working perfectly without Glass.
It’s video chat plus scheduling plus payments plus ratings — it’s Google Helpouts. Based on the best of Google+, it’ll connect you with all kinds of experts.
Do you know what an air compressor sounds like? DO YOU?
If anyone can shake life into Daimler’s electric vehicles, it’s Tesla, and further collaborations could prove beneficial for both companies.
With this app, college students can download class schedules to their smartphones, since Super’s back-end system is connected with the administration systems of universities.
For the seasoned polyglot, this crash course, taught by Joyent’s training director, will be invaluable. And if you’re an experienced dev, it just might be free.
In our fiction about the future, sending messages through vast distances of space is a huge theme. But at some point, we need to bring our reality up to speed, too.
“Coding is the American Dream. If you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or even want a high paying job, those jobs are for programmers,” said Code.org founder Hadi Partovi.
Telefonica is bringing the ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire to more countries in Latin America, along with the usable UI and affordable hardware of Firefox OS phones.