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David Pierce / Wired:
Google announces more carrier support for its implementation of RCS, rebrands Messenger to Android Messages, makes app default on phones from LG, ZTE, others   —  When text messaging was simple, SMS worked beautifully.  You could send 160 characters to anyone with a cellphone, and they'd receive it the same way they would a phone call.
Feb 24, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
AI-powered hedge fund Numerai unveils new digital token Numeraire that collaboratively rewards Wall Street data scientists for the best trading algorithms   —  Wall Street is a competition, a Darwinian battle for the almighty dollar.  Gordon Gekko said that greed is good, that it captures “the essence of the evolutionary spirit.”
Feb 22, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Open Whisper Systems announces beta rollout of video calling feature for Signal app, which comes with new privacy tradeoffs   —  Even as the encryption app Signal became the go-to private communications channel for activists, journalists, politicians, and more, its encrypted calling feature remained less than perfect.
Feb 14, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Gabriel Snyder / Wired:
Inside NYT's digital transformation: luring subscribers via Beta Group's vertical apps, a Facebook chatbot, live video, VR, and more on top of strong journalism   —  Arthur Gregg Sulzberger doesn't remember the first time he visited the family business.  He was young, he says, no older than 6 …
Feb 12, 2017, 4:25 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Study finds that of 283 mobile VPNs in Google Play Store, 18% didn't encrypt traffic at all, while 75% used third-party data tracking libraries   —  Between an industry-wide push to encrypt all web traffic and the newfound popularity of secure chat apps, it's been a boom time for online privacy.
Feb 9, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Brian Barrett / Wired:
300 of Intel's Shooting Star drones were used for a choreographed light show for Super Bowl halftime show, which was taped last week because of FAA regulations   —  The best Super Bowl halftime shows leave indelible memories, be it a notorious wardrobe malfunction, that goofy Left Shark …
Feb 5, 2017, 10:30 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Iran-focused app developer IranCubator debuts RadiTo, an Android podcast app that evades Iran's censors, giving Iranians and foreign pubs a broadcast platform   —  Reza Ghazinouri remembers the importance of pirate radio as a teenager growing up in in the city of Mashhad in northeast Iran.
Feb 5, 2017, 7:00 AMIn context
Brian Barrett / Wired:
How Lego built Lego Life, its child-friendly social network with Instagram-style profiles, a news feed, and more, available now on iOS and Android   —  There are Lego bricks and Lego movies, Lego videogames and Lego books.  The stackable, sortable plastic molds permeate all corners of society.
Jan 31, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
The value of hyper-anonymous cryptocurrency Monero has risen 2,760% from 50¢ to $12 over the past year; the collective value of all Monero is close to $165M   —  For the cryptocurrency community, 2016 was a very good year.  Bitcoin doubled in price.  The far-out Bitcoin alternative Ethereum shot up by a factor of 10.
Jan 27, 2017, 6:05 AMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Inside Xiaomi's Internet of Things strategy: invest in IoT firms in exchange for 10-20% stake and the right to brand and sell their products   —  Xiaomi became the world's most valuable startup following a straightforward plan.  “We noticed a trend of switching from feature phones to smartphones in China …
Jan 22, 2017, 6:15 PMIn context

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