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Chances Are You Won’t Finish This Article

According to new data from Chartbeat, online articles rarely get read in full. But that doesn’t stop people from tweeting (...)

2013-06-09
Why Rogue Apple Developers Need AltWWDC

In 2010, tickets to WWDC sold out in eight days. In 2011, tickets sold out in under 12 hours. 2012? Two hours. And this year when (...)

2013-06-09
A Simple Solution For Buying Better Food While You’re Shopping In The Supermarket

Connect & Coach, the winner of the Data Design Diabetes Challenge, helps people make healthier choices to make grocery shopping (...)

2013-06-09
Lessons I Learned from Selling My Web Design Agency

Advertise here with BSAI sold my small web design business so that I could focus on my startup, Informly. If you’re providing (...)

2013-06-09
Stayed offline over the weekend? No worries, catch up on the tech news you missed here

You may have spent the weekend offline scarred by news of PRISM, or simply had a busy weekend and skipped your daily dose of news (...)

2013-06-09
Sean Parker joins $75m NJOY funding round to help take e-cigarettes to the masses

Makers of e-cigarettes NJOY has announced that it has secured $75m of new funding and can now count notable tech investor Sean Parker (...)

2013-06-09
In “Gun Rack,” Invisible Artist Liu Bolin Finds a New Hiding Place

The invisible man takes on a very visible issue. Chinese artist Liu Bolin is known for disappearing into all kinds of landscapes: (...)

2013-06-09
Relentless Monetization: The Moneyball Approach To Fighting Poverty

How an MIT-trained economist is driving one New York nonprofit to find the best value to society for each dollar they give away. (...)

2013-06-09
How MIT Is Hacking Thousands Of Worms To Print Buildings

Leveraging a biological swarm of silkworms, MIT has constructed a beautiful pavilion that questions the very nature of 3-D printing. (...)

2013-06-09
Kiehl’s Enlists Captain America To Prove Real Men Moisturize

The superhero comes to the rescue when Cobra attacks the brand’s flagship store in a limited-edition comic book created by (...)

2013-06-09
This Is What STEM Jobs Really Look Like

We’ve heard a lot about how science, technology, engineering, and math jobs are the key to the future. Well, there are more (...)

2013-06-09
Your Indie, DIY Guide To Creative Book Marketing

Co.Create contributor and novelist Jennifer Miller talks to self-starting writers about their bootstrapped marketing campaigns--and (...)

2013-06-09
Homeless-By-Choice Entrepreneur Is Launching His Startup From The Woods

All an Internet entrepreneur really needs to get started is a laptop, batteries, and decent Wi-Fi. Swedish developer Thomas Backlund (...)

2013-06-09
29 Portraits Showcase The Beauty Of Canadian Moths

An exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History shows that the moth can give the butterfly a run for its money. To most (...)

2013-06-09
Cisco And iRobot Team Up On A Bot That Lets You Remotely Hang Out In The Office

Telepresence robots can make working from home or distant offices more human. And now the Ava 500 might be the best version yet. (...)

2013-06-09
Investigating The Dark Side Of The Internship Economy

ProPublica is crowdsourcing funds to hire their own intern, and then set their new employee on a quest to expose the exploitation (...)

2013-06-09
Why Patent Trolls’ Greatest Threat To Innovation Is Invisible

These monsters gobble up vague patents and extort money from companies trying to make legitimate products. Here’s why that (...)

2013-06-09
3 Motivational Mind Tricks Designed To Power Progress

What building a Lego figurine, frequenting coffee shops, and "deliberate practice" teach us about completing the task at hand--happily. (...)

2013-06-09
A Is For API: The ABCs Of Modern Creativity, Illustrated

Two creatives from the ad world and 26 contemporary artists team up to create an illustrated alphabet of the terms that define (...)

2013-06-09
The States And Cities That Lead (And Lag) In The Cleantech Economy

In short: one state handily beats all the rest. But there are some dark horses that you might not associate with clean energy doing (...)

2013-06-09
Social group tour marketplace TourRadar books funding from ex-Expedia CEO and others

Founded by Australian brothers out of Austria, social travel startup TourRadar is today announcing a ‘strategic round of angel funding’ (...)

2013-06-09
Upcoming global Tech and Media events [Discounts]

Every two weeks, The Next Web helps you keep track of interesting technology events around the globe by bringing you a list of upcoming (...)

2013-06-08
Google is close to ending the speculation and buying Waze for $1.3 billion, according to reports

Google is close to completing a $1.3 billion deal to acquire social mapping firm Waze — finally ending months of speculation about (...)

2013-06-08
Qualcomm to complete second half of its $120 million investment in Sharp by June 24

It’s been almost six months since chip-maker Qualcomm announced a $120 million investment in struggling Japanese tech firm Sharp, (...)

2013-06-08
Gov: PRISM, “authorized by Congress,” is “not an undisclosed collection or data mining program”

The information continues to pour regarding PRISM and the NSA’s larger data acquisition techniques. Earlier today, in the face of (...)

2013-06-07
Video gaga: How technology is transforming live concert bootlegging

“If you put your cameras down you might be able to live in the moment,” chided Ian Brown, frontman of iconic Mancunian indie band (...)

2013-06-07
Google fires back against New York Times allegations of a selective, ‘drop box’ system for user data sharing

After an exposé today in The New York Times placed several large tech companies as having set up secret ‘drop box’ type data (...)

2013-06-07
Google fires back, saying that there is no government access to its servers, period

After an expose today in The New York Times placed several large tech companies as having set up secret ‘drop box’ type data stores (...)

2013-06-07
Just Because We Have Fossil Fuels, Doesn’t Mean We Can Burn Them

More and more energy companies keep touting the incredible energy reserves we’re building up. Sounds like the future is secure. (...)

2013-06-06
The Future Perfect’s Debut Collection Is All Grown-Up

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the quirky design boutique rolls out its first furniture line. A decade after The Future (...)

2013-06-06
Facebook’s Zuckerberg calls PRISM reports ‘outrageous,’ says company has received no blanket orders

One day after news of PRISM surfaced — a program which reportedly enables the U.S. government to tap directly into the central (...)

2013-06-06
Google CEO Larry Page issues further PRISM denial, calls for ‘a more transparent approach’

One day after news of PRISM surfaced — a program which reportedly enables the U.S. government to tap directly into the central (...)

2013-06-06
Ai Weiwei Brings 150 Tons Of Rebar To Venice

The artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has erected a 150-ton landscape of steel at the 2013 Venice Biennale. The 2008 Sichuan earthquake (...)

2013-06-06
Bags Made From Conveyor Belts Move Your Stuff In Style

Industrial recycling gets an upscale look with these Kazmok bags. If you didn’t know, you’d never guess what these (...)

2013-06-06
How Naughty Dog Reinvented The Apocalypse For “The Last Of Us”

When you decide to create a post-apocalypse with zombies, how do you make it your own? We spoke with game developers Naughty Dog (...)

2013-06-06
Adobe Ambushes Pedestrians With Real-Time Photoshopping

Part of the company’s Creative Days initiative, Adobe turned a Finnish bus stop into the site of an experiment where pedestrians (...)

2013-06-06
BIG Unveils Its Plan For LEGO’s New “Experience Center”

And it looks like . . . a bunch of LEGOs. Few were surprised to hear in March that the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) had been hired (...)

2013-06-06
Finally, Three Ways To Automate iOS App Testing

Agile development has long been all the rage; indeed, in most modern development shops the great agile methodologies are old hat. (...)

2013-06-06
Takes Of Extreme Creativity: How To Make A Backpack For A Dragonfly

That’s not a metaphor. To study insect flight, scientists had to outfit dragonflies with the tiniest of all carry-ons. (...)

2013-06-06
Gift Your Friends Your Parking Spot When You Leave

ParkTag lets you find your car where you left it, which is helpful. But even more helpful is the ability to alert friends who might (...)

2013-06-06
Infographic: Where Will A Map Of The Smiths’ Discography Take You?

Calling all fans of 1980s Brit rock. The Great Bear by Simon Patterson is perhaps the most famous reappropriation of any subway (...)

2013-06-06
If You Watch One Jaw-Dropping Polish Animation Trailer Today, Make It This One

Polish film studio Platige premiered the trailer for their first combination animated/live action feature recently, and it is an (...)

2013-06-06
A Food Sharing Club To Help The Elderly And Vulnerable

The Casserole Club adds a little social good to the glut of you-cook-for-others sharing economy startups. This one, you cook for (...)

2013-06-06
Bing Desktop for Windows gets inline search, real-time weather, trending topics, Facebook notifications, and more

Microsoft today released a new version of Bing Desktop, adding a slew of new features for Windows XP users and up. If you already (...)

2013-06-06
School Of Rock (And Content Marketing): 5 Lessons From The Red Bull Music Academy

Already a pioneer of the brand content, Red Bull took things to a new level this year with its multi-platform Music Academy experience. (...)

2013-06-06
Find Out How Much An Appliance Will Really Cost By Learning Its Energy Use—Before You Buy

One fridge may look cheaper, but its poor efficiency may end up costing you more than a more expensive, more efficient fridge over (...)

2013-06-06
What’s Great Art Doing In These Ugly Rooms?

A new tumblr blog counterpoints some of the ugliest rooms the Internet has to offer with some of the 20th century’s great (...)

2013-06-06
How Frank Ocean, Warren Buffett, And Other Badasses Deal With Soul-Sucking Haters

If jerks are being jerky to you, just "don’t ever forget the reason you started doing what you do." That and five other smart (...)

2013-06-06

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