Facebook just sent a chill over every digital news organization | Quartz

Facebook just sent a chill over every digital news organization | Quartz Alice Truong, Quartz: Today (June 29), the world’s largest social network announced a change to its news feed algorithm that will show its 1.65 billion monthly active users more posts from friends and family. The tweak also means that articles posted by news…

Bloomberg: Twitter to Stop Counting Photos and Links in 140-Character Limit

Bloomberg: Twitter to Stop Counting Photos and Links in 140-Characters Sarah Frier reporting for Bloomberg: The social media company will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a person familiar with the matter. The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who…

Jack Dorsey on potential 10,000 characters on Twitter

Original tweet by Jack Dorsey, Twitter, CEO: Here And by focusing on conversation and messaging, the majority of tweets will always be short and sweet and conversational! We’re not going to be shy about building more utility and power into Twitter for people. As long as we’re consistent with what people want to do, we’re…

Danielle Fong of LightSail Energy Fights to Get Past the Clean-Energy Startup Pinch | MIT Technology Review

Danielle Fong of LightSail Energy Fights to Get Past the Clean-Energy Startup Pinch | MIT Technology Review. Danielle Fong, Co-founder and Chief Scientist of LightSail Energy, Inc. says I will admit a fair amount of frustration. There are a dozen venture-funded apps to pick up your dry cleaning. The basic story is that research and…

How the 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2015 Advanced in the Past Year | MIT Technology Review

How the 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2015 Advanced in the Past Year | MIT Technology Review MIT Technology Review has helpfully put together a list that summarises some technology milestones of 2015, and where they are today. As with the slowing economy and looming recession, mobile payments (Apple Pay) wasn’t exactly the game changer as…

Small Data: Why Tinder-like apps are the way of the future via Janel Torkington

Small Data: Why Tinder-like apps are the way of the future via Janel Torkington Two words: anticipatory computing. That your device can predict what you want to do better than you can might seem like futuristic fantasy, but Foursquare already does this. This is true. Swiping on cards is a great way to make a…

Google’s Quantum Computer Just Got a Big Upgrade via WIRED

Google’s Quantum Computer Just Got a Big Upgrade via WIRED But in a world where classical computers are approaching their limits, it at least provides some hope that the trend can be reversed. Jumping from 512 qubits to 1,000 qubits is a pretty big leap. And while still early in the realm of quantum computing,…

Slack adds Giphy to Every Chatroom. WUT?!

Slack adds Giphy to Every Chatroom. WUT?! We just switched this on in the office and all hell broke loose. We’ve teamed up with Slack to bring GIFs straight into your chatrooms. For the first time ever, Giphy support is built right into the chat client so you don’t have to do any dev work…

Moore’s Law Is Dead! (But Not In Mobile)

Moore’s Law Is Dead! (But Not In Mobile) Readwrite reports on how Moore’s Law of doubling processing performance every year by shrinking transistors and packing more onto chips, is coming to an end for the desktop era. More recently, however, the economics of shrinking transistors has become cost-prohibitive. However, demands on mobile devices and mobile…

5 Ideas for the Apple Watch

Apple announced their first wearable device, the Apple Watch. It’s supposed to integrate with iOS 8 and your iPhones and has NFC and mobile payment wallets included. Here’s where I think some of the magic might be, in defiance to some of the underwhelmed responses so far. 1. Fist bump and trade contacts I’m pretty…