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Switchboard Is Like Craigslist Without the Creeps and Flakes

wired.com — Most startups want to grow as fast as they can. For many in the tech game, including as Paul Graham, the founder Y Combinator, one of Silicon Valley's hottest startup incubators, rapid growth is the very definition of a startup. So called "growth hackers" obsess over A/B testing and analytics, trying to maximize app downloads...

Our Sources Say the Next iPhone Will Include NFC Mobile Payments

wired.com — Platforms like Google Wallet, Isis, and Square have been around for years, while Apple has remained curiously silent on the mobile payments front. Well not anymore. The company's next iPhone will feature its own payment platform, sources familiar with the matter told WIRED.
Aug 28, 2014

I bet if the iPhone does have NFC, no one on stage calls it NFC (other than maybe in spec rundown... but only maybe) wrd.cm/1nJCj8n

Aug 28, 2014

Oh this would be good RT @WIRED: The iPhone 6 will include NFC mobile payments, according to our sources wrd.cm/1tPTOsK

Aug 28, 2014

The same iPhone-with-NFC rumor pops up every year. And every year it is wrong. wired.com/2014/08/iphone…

Aug 28, 2014

It would be about time -> Our Sources Say the Next iPhone Will Include NFC Mobile Payments | Gadget Lab | WIRED wired.com/2014/08/iphone…

Aug 28, 2014

WIRED--> Sources Say the Next iPhone Will Include NFC Mobile Payments | Gadget Lab | WIRED wired.com/2014/08/iphone…

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Mathematical Predictions for the iPhone 6

wired.com — Ok, this isn't really math. Let's instead call this a plain old model (you could argue it's math if you like). Suppose I look at the historical progression of features on the previous iPhones. Could I use this to make a prediction about future iPhone models?
Aug 29, 2014

Mathematical Predictions for the iPhone 6, baed on the historical progression of features on the previous iPhones. wired.com/2014/08/mathem…

MIT and Marriott Are Testing a Matchmaking Table Fed by LinkedIn Data

wired.com — "Say you like to jog in the morning and you're near Central Park, but you don't want to run alone because you're in a new city," says Paul Cahill, SVP of brand management at Marriott Hotels. "How do we curate those experiences and connect people with like interests?"
Aug 29, 2014

MIT & Marriott are testing a matchmaking table fed by LinkedIn data $LNKD #mobile @dkiesow buff.ly/1vURnp0 pic.twitter.com/8igJGYG9kI

Aug 29, 2014

MIT and Marriott Are Testing a Matchmaking Table Fed by #LinkedIn Data ubm.io/1vUsNVr

Game|Life Podcast: Nintendo Announcements, Nintendo Leaks

wired.com — Podcasts have a bit of a lead time, and sometimes things change between recording and release. In the case of this week's Game|Life podcast, something that we discussed as a rumor-the hero of Xenoblade Chronicles appearing in Nintendo's all-star fighting game Super Smash Bros. -came true this morning.
Aug 29, 2014

Podcast! @usebomswisely @jadedfox join in to talk about Nintendo rumors, some of which became fact after we recorded wired.com/2014/08/gameli…

High-Tech Frozen Yogurt That Comes in Edible Packaging

wired.com — About two years ago, WikiFoods, a weird little lab in Paris, started getting a lot of attention, because its founders invented something intended to change how we eat. They called it WikiCells, and it was an edible packaging technology intended to make plastic-packaging obsolete-or at least optional.
Aug 29, 2014

Bye-bye plastic containers? Frozen yogurt in edible packaging at #WholeFoods soon. ow.ly/ASkTs

America’s Tech Guru Steps Down-But He’s Not Done Rebooting the Government

wired.com — The White House confirmed today the rumors that Todd Park, the nation's Chief Technical Officer and the spiritual leader of its effort to reform the way the government uses technology, is leaving his post.
Aug 29, 2014

The greatest opportunity for new government IT had its roots in the greatest government IT disaster of all time. wrd.cm/1zMaqlY

Aug 29, 2014

America’s Tech Guru Steps Down—But He’s Not Done Rebooting the Government | Enterprise | WIRED wired.com/2014/08/health…

Aug 29, 2014

"If I hear one more person who tells me we can't use New Relic, I'll punch him in the face." My fave quote in wired.com/2014/08/health…

Aug 29, 2014

America’s Tech Guru Steps Down—But He’s Not Done Rebooting the Government | Enterprise | WIRED ow.ly/AQW1z

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Here’s Everything You Should Watch on Netflix Over the Long Weekend

wired.com — Who needs Labor Day plans? Maybe you're sensitive to the sun. Maybe that campground closed down because of season fires. Maybe you just want to fill your long weekend with ample sitting-around time. Whatever it is that's keeping you indoors, Netflix has you covered, like that old blanket you just can't surrender to Goodwill.
Aug 29, 2014

It’s not a long weekend for EVERYBODY. RT @WIRED: Here's everything you should watch on Netflix over the long weekend wrd.cm/1rE8i11

How to Use OS X Yosemite’s Best New Messages Features

wired.com — For those who've just started using the beta, or are just anticipating its launch later this year, we've got some tips on how to best take advantage of the redesigned OS and its many new features. In this edition, we take on the new features in Messages.

This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible

wired.com — Each week, there are dozens of rumors, reports, and patent filings that hint at what's coming out of Cupertino next. Some are legit, but many are totally bogus. As we're nearing the launch of the next iPhone, we're starting to see lots of leaks.
Aug 29, 2014

Rank them from dumbest to dumbererest. RT @WIRED: This week's Apple rumors, ranked from dumbest to most plausible wrd.cm/1rE0QD9

Uber’s Biggest Danger Is Its Business Model, Not Bad PR

wired.com — The real peril to Uber isn't bad PR. It's what the costs of recruiting drivers, both in terms of money and a blemished brand, says about Uber's business model compared to those of traditional software companies. More drivers don't equal more value added. They simply equal staying alive.
Aug 30, 2014

RT @WIRED: Why Uber's biggest danger is its business model -- not bad PR wrd.cm/1u6EBTc

Turns Out Wolves’ Yawns Are Contagious, Too

wired.com — In the yawns of wolves, scientists have found a hint of emotional depths once thought restricted to humans and our closest ancestors. Contagious yawning - the tendency to involuntarily follow suit when seeing another person yawn - is thought to be linked to empathy, drawing on some of the same cognitive mechanisms that underlie our ability to share the feelings of others.

This Is How You Have to Ship Bugatti’s $3M Supercar

wired.com — When you drop $3 million on a special-edition Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, you want everything to be perfect. That's why, before it leaves the factory, Bugatti wraps the car more carefully than royal nurses swaddle the future King George.
Aug 29, 2014

"Each spoke on the rims is individually wrapped with cloth and zip ties." How to ship a $3m car wired.com/2014/08/bugatt…