The age of commercial spaceflight is finally here. From Richard Branson to Elon Musk, some of the world’s greatest innovators have spent years developing a new kind of space shuttle, with the promise that one day, in the not too distant future, all of us will have a chance to hop on a flight to space. And Kevin Heath wants to make sure we don’t puke on the way.
Ray Ozzie, who invented Lotus Notes before becoming Bill Gates’ right hand man, thinks the phone part of smartphones is ripe for improvement. The post Ex-Microsoft Tech Chief Thinks He Can Get You to Talk on the Phone Again appeared first on WIRED.
Maybe you’ve heard of Aviary—it’s the company behind the Aviary photo editor for Android and iOS. That’s not all the company does, though. It also makes its tools available through a free SDK, and that’s what led Adobe to scoop up the company for an undisclosed sum.
Aviary’s own app has been downloaded more than 100 million times, but the free Aviary SDK is powering a plethora of other creative apps.
The X PRIZE Foundation, the brainchild of entrepreneur and futurist Peter Diamandis, is already working on some of the world’s biggest problems, and on Monday, it added another to the list: global education. The post X Prize Pledges $15M for Software T…
It’s common for companies to eliminate redundancy when an acquisition takes place. So it should come as no surprise that Apple is reportedly in the process of shutting down Beats Music, the streaming service it picked up when it bought the company for …
Amazon’s streaming video service began as an extra perk that could attract more people to Prime, the company’s unlimited two-day shipping program. Now, video is the main attraction and shipping the odd side benefit in a new subscription package from AT&T that bundles Amazon Prime with internet broadband access. The new offer also comes with […]
unlike any of this country’s biggest tech companies, Alibaba has mastered the Chinese economy. And it’s more likely to achieve the same results elsewhere in the world before U.S. companies do the same in China. The post Alibaba Is Already Bigger Than F…
Apple wants you to know that your data is safe in their hands, and on Thursday, the company launched a new website, complete with a letter from CEO Tim Cook, to explain just how your information is protected. With this new site, which Apple says will be updated at least once a year and whenever […]
Today, just a week after Apple unveiled a mobile service that seeks to eliminate the credit card, Nitish Kannan will roll out a new payments technology that would be completely useless without that familiar piece of plastic we carry in our wallets. Kannan is the founder of a year-old startup called Circle Payments Plus that […]
Every company needs electricity, but that doesn’t require building a power plant. Many organizations have reached the same conclusion about computing and storage needs. Why build out data centers if it’s not your core business? Plus it can be a costly proposition. That’s basically the premise of cloud computing: turn to trusted partners for your computing needs […]
The word “innovation” buzzes around business today. Every startup professes to be innovative, and writers, academics and industry leaders stress the need for a “culture of innovation” in journals, news and inflight magazines. For those of us with a mandate to innovate — especially those with Innovation in our title — should we worry that […]
Tech accelerator Y Combinator has given birth to so many of the country’s most successful startups—reddit, Dropbox, and Airbnb, to name a few—that it’s sometimes tough to remember that Y Combinator is a business in its own right. And nearly 10 years after it was founded, it’s a business that’s expanding in new ways. On […]
Markus “Notch” Persson has a message for Minecraft fans. “It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.” On Monday morning, tech giant Microsoft announced that it has acquired Persson’s indie gaming company, Mojang, maker of Minecraft, the hit game that lets you build your own virtual worlds, and Persson took to his blog to […]