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.
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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.
Facebook was on fire this week — not in the Sherman-does-Atlanta sense, but in the Katniss-from-Hunger-Games sense. So why did its stock tank by nearly 8 percent?
Design retailer Fab.com has lost one of its guiding stars today: Chief design officer and cofounder Bradford Shellhammer has left the company after four years of making Fab into one of the most exciting shops on the Internet.
They’re taking it out behind the shed and coming back with an empty shell and a heavy heart.
The idea, which won the AppHappening Innovation Contest and helped Kristina Wilms secure a spot on StartupBus Europe, was inspired by her own struggles with depression.
Interestingly, US-based Airbnb has not joined the collective — potentially a deliberate effort by Wimdu, 9Flats, and HouseTrip to band together and compete against their strongest rival.
Ultimately, none of us can predict the future. But when global firms like Shell start assuming that gasoline will go away, the next 100 could be very interesting indeed.
With its clever engineering, Intro became a violation of trust. And worse, potentially a massive security hole.
GE, BMW, and even Martha Stewart aren’t above cuttin’ up a bit on All Hallows’ Eve.
“I want Exposure to be a place people can get lost in story after story and where authors can create these stories so easily that it inspires them to shoot more frequently and thoughtfully,” said creator Luke Beard.
The love of typography has somehow become part of nerd culture. Identifying typefaces, picking out favorite fonts, buying metal type, getting an ampersand tattoo, watching Helvetica more than once: all these are signs of type hipsterism.
Matt Rogers is doing a one-on-one job interview (his first) to explain how he went from being an iPod software developer to the head technical honcho at one of the most exciting hardware startups.
And all that mobile mayhem adds up to one gnarly bottom line: $880 million in mobile revenue for the past three months alone.
If gaining ground in mobile equates to preparing for a long and robust financial future, Facebook’s investors have nothing to worry about.
“We are always killing ourselves to better serve our students,” writes Treehouse co-founder Ryan Carson in an email to VentureBeat.
Code.org will be giving an hour-long class on code pedagogy. This class will walk attendees through basic coding tutorials that were designed to engage students of all ages.
Asteroids — or as they’re known in the scientific community, “flying death rocks” — can be thrown off-course by a single hit from a spacecraft if the projectile is launched five to 10 years in advance.
The company has been focusing a lot on mobile over the past year or two — and now we get to see whether that focus has paid off.
“I feel photos are the lifeblood of our service,” said Google+ lead Bradley Horowitz. “They are the way we can most immediately and viscerally connect as human beings.”
Also, in terms of momentum, the company told us that Google+ has accrued more than 300 million monthly active users and sees around 1.5 billion photos uploaded each week.
Ooh, ooh! Let’s play “Startup or Klingon”!
Editor’s Pick “Two years ago, [open-source hardware] sounded like a crazy mangling of apples and oranges,” said Facebook’s Frank Frankovsky. “We’re just at the beginning of open-source’s impact on the hardware business.”
The company produces Othermill, a 15-pound, 10-inch cube that creates circuit boards, ice cube trays, etc. by cutting out small pieces of physical material one layer at a time.
“Companies everywhere are starting to take the excitement they see in startups and figure out how to put that in their businesses … to not be lame,” said Seligman.
The German leader called President Obama demanding clarification and said that if such practices were being employed, it “would be a serious breach of trust” and “completely unacceptable”.
We took delivery of our Leaf in February 2011, and over the next two-plus years recorded more than 16,000 trouble-free miles. But with the consistently positive reviews of the upscale Tesla Model S, this year we decided to make the big jump to that car.
Guest Post Developers have a lot of choices when it comes to real-time data. It’s smart to investigate your options to find the right fit for your next app.
This bio-robotic marvel was assembled with bionic parts replacing those parts and systems of the human body that are already in use in humans: limbs, skin, bones and some, but not all, internal organs.
Windows phone success stories, a big CEO exodus — Microsoft is looking back at a rocky quarter.
“If we pull [Rubicon] off … we can do for meta-databases what Oracle did for databases,” said CEO Lew Cirne, continuing, “My goal is for New Relic to outlast me, to go for decades and decades and be a top enterprise company.”
“Version 1 is already on 100 million devices. This is going to increase our market penetration dramatically,” said CEO Lew Cirne.