Netflix And AT&T Sign Peering Agreement

Tech Crunch - 17 min 2 sec ago
 Netflix has signed a peering agreement with AT&T that will see the video streaming service pay the ISP for direct connection to its network. Previously, Netflix signed similar agreements with Comcast and Verizon. Interconnection agreements do not deal with how content moves across the network of an ISP, but instead focus on how it gets onto the network. In short, Netflix customers… Read More
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A TV Show About Online Videos Shows Us We’re In A Weird Place With Content Right Now

Tech Crunch - 3 hours 4 min ago
 A TV show devoted entirely to showing nothing but online videos is now the No. 1 syndicated show in the nation. You may have seen it on HLN or one of your local channels: It’s on all Cox, Scripps and Raycom stations coast to coast and will soon be syndicated throughout about 91 percent of the country. The show gets over 2 million viewers for each half-hour episode. Comparing some of… Read More
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Our Nine Favorite Companies From The 500 Startups Demo Day

Tech Crunch - 3 hours 29 min ago
 It’s that time again: 500 Startups just put on demo day for its ninth batch of companies at Microsoft’s conference building in sunny Mountain View, Calif. The seed stage investor and startup incubator showed off 29 products and services that range from making it easier to get a home loan to a marketplace for 3D printed knick-knacks. Read More
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Facebook Is Shutting Down Gifts To Focus On Its Buy Button And Commerce Platform

Tech Crunch - 3 hours 57 min ago
 Facebook wants to help other businesses sell things, so it’s done selling its own. Facebook Gifts will shut down on August 12th and stop selling gift cards for businesses like Starbucks and iTunes. Facebook tells me no layoffs will occur, and most of the team has already been reassigned to other commerce initiatives it’s concentrating on. Those include the Buy button for making… Read More
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ThredUp Flush with $23 Million

Tech Crunch - 4 hours 50 min ago
 On the heels of online consignment rival Threadflip’s Series B, thredUP just filed a $23 million Series D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the filing, ThredUP is seeking a total of $25 million in equity funding. We’ve reached out to ThredUp about the filing but have not heard back. Read More
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Scientist Invents Ice Cream That Changes Colour as You Lick It

Gizmodo UK - 4 hours 56 min ago
Chameleon ice cream anybody? Nom nom nom.
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Palantir Acquires Social Polling Startup Poptip

Tech Crunch - 5 hours 10 min ago
 Poptip, a startup that helps companies conduct social media surveys and analyze online conversations, just announced its team will be joining Palantir starting on August 1. I’ve emailed Palantir for confirmation and comment, and I’ll update if I hear back. Read More
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Eventbrite’s Power Duo Julia And Kevin Hartz Will Speak At Disrupt SF

Tech Crunch - 5 hours 40 min ago
 We’re thrilled to announce that Eventbrite co-founders Julia and Kevin Hartz will be joining us for an on-stage interview at Disrupt SF 2014 — the tickets for which are sold by Eventbrite, natch. Julia and Kevin Hartz are married now, but they weren’t when they paired up with Renaud Visage to start the incredibly popular self-service ticketing company that lets users… Read More
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Woman Builds Giant Spirograph, Takes Chalk Art to the Next Level

Gizmodo UK - 5 hours 56 min ago
For once, amateur chalk art looks really good.
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Google Docs, Sheets And Slides Get New Home Screens With A Taste Of Material Design

Tech Crunch - 6 hours 1 min ago
 Google has rolled out a new look for its Docs, Sheets and Slides productivity web app suite, with new homepages for each that present your content in a visual grid and that introduce just a hint of Material Design into the look and feel of the apps, with bold edge-to-edge fields of color and some basic animations. The new start pages for Docs, Sheets and Slides do make it a lot easier to find… Read More
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Microsoft Now Builds Nearly 95% Of All Windows Phones

Tech Crunch - 6 hours 11 min ago
 The Microsoft-Nokia deal closed, and Microsoft now builds and sells millions of phones each month. But more to the point, Microsoft now builds 94.5 percent of all Windows Phone devices. That’s according to adduplex, an advertising company that services the mobile platform. The company’s July report on the Windows Phone ecosystem indicates that in the month, devices that it marks… Read More
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Twitter Picked Up 16M Active Users In Q2

Tech Crunch - 6 hours 20 min ago
 In its most recent quarter, Twitter didn’t just report stronger-than-expected financials. It also showed continued user growth, which has been an ongoing concern for the company. Twitter says there were an average of 271 million monthly active users, compared to 255 million in the first quarter of this year. (Of that total, 211 million active users were mobile, representing 78 percent of… Read More
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How This ISS Fireball Revealed a New Type of Cool, Invisible Flame

Gizmodo UK - 6 hours 27 min ago
This is why we actually bother to go to space. That, and to host Gecko orgies.
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Instagram Launches One-Touch Photo And Video Messaging App Bolt Outside The US

Tech Crunch - 6 hours 27 min ago
 Instagram is taking on Snapchat by turning your best friends’ faces into the shutter button with today’s official release of its first standalone app Bolt, but only Singapore, South Africa, and New Zealand will get this initial phase of the iOS and Android rollout. Designed for lightning-fast, ephemeral one-to-one video and photo messaging, Bolt was accidentally outed in promo… Read More
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What’s a Moon Shot Worth These Days?

Technolgy Review - 6 hours 39 min ago

Google X’s project to study human health is no Apollo 11.

The term “moon shot” has been getting tossed around a lot lately, mostly by Google X, the search company’s publicity arm.

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Twitter Skyrockets After Reporting Big Q2 Revenue Of $312M, Profit Of $0.02 Per Share

Tech Crunch - 6 hours 48 min ago
 This afternoon Twitter reported its second quarter financial performance, including revenue of $312 million, and earnings per share of $0.02. The street had expected Twitter to lose a penny per share on revenue of $283.07 million. Its revenue in the quarter was up 124 percent from the year-ago period. In the second quarter of 2013, Twitter’s revenue totaled $139.3 million. In its most… Read More
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Atheer Labs Releases A First Enterprise Developer Kit For Its 3D, Wearable Glasses

Tech Crunch - 6 hours 54 min ago
 There is a pretty wide spectrum between wearables like Google Glass, which you take around with you in your everyday life, and fully immersive virtual reality experiences like the Oculus Rift, which take you out of the real world and are experienced in a stationary environment. Atheer Labs, a Mountain View-based startup, is building a set of wearable glasses that’s somewhere in… Read More
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China’s Building the World’s Biggest Sea Plane

Gizmodo UK - 6 hours 57 min ago
Each one will be able to carry 53.5 tonnes of cargo, with a maximum range of 3,100 miles.
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Exchange Corp. Launches Cardless Payment Service With $3.3 Million Series A

Tech Crunch - 7 hours 26 min ago
 The Japanese startup Exchange Corp. has launched a new up-front payment service for online retailers called Paidy as it closes on $3.3 million in new financing. Launched by Russell Cummer, a former trader with Goldman Sachs in Japan, Exchange Corp. began as a peer-to-peer lending service in Tokyo, but is expanding to offer up-front payments as the market for those services begins to blossom… Read More
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How the “10 Percent of Our Brains” Myth Started (And Why it’s Wrong)

Gizmodo UK - 7 hours 27 min ago
Any half intelligent person know this, yet the myth prevailes.
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