Monthly Archives: September 2015

Twitter Expands ‘Buy’ Buttons To Bigcommerce, Demandware, Shopify… And Best Buy

 A year after Twitter launched its first commerce product in the form of “buy now” buttons in Tweets, get ready to start seeing a whole lot more of them in your feed. The social media company today is expanding the service in partnership with Bigcommerce, Demandware, and Shopify, three big and well-used commerce platforms, so that merchants using them to run their own… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Farmigo Raises $16M For A New Approach To The Farmers’ Market

 Farmigo, a startup rethinking the local farmer’s market, has raised $16 million in series B funding. Founder and CEO Benzi Ronen said the company started out by building software for farmers, but its focus has shifted to a consumer marketplace where you can order farm-fresh groceries, then pick them up from local “food communities,” such as a nearby school or office.… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Foursquare Taps Button For Deeper Integration With OpenTable

 Foursquare is getting a touch closer to OpenTable through deeper integrations via Button. Users on the Foursquare app will now be able to see available tables (from OpenTable) right within the Foursquare app, as well as have the ability to book tables. Button, which helps different applications work more seamlessly together, is powering the integration. Foursquare has already taken steps… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Uber London Revs Its Lobbying Engines Against “Bureaucratic” Rule Changes

 Transport for London, the local body responsible for transport regulations in the U.K. capital, has published a set of proposals for changes to regulations pertaining to the operation of private hire vehicles (PHVs) in the city — with the stated aim of improving passenger safety. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

That Big Security Fix for Credit Cards Won’t Stop Fraud

The new chip cards and readers won’t stop card fraud but will simply shift it to a different area. The post That Big Security Fix for Credit Cards Won’t Stop Fraud appeared first on WIRED.
Source: wired

Credible, The Marketplace For Student Loans, Closes $10 Million Series A Funding

 Credible, the multi-lender marketplace for student loans, has today announced the close of a $10 million Series A funding round led by Soul Htite, founder and CEO of Dianrong.com and cofounder of LendingClub, with participation from Prosper president Ron Suber, and Scott Langmack. Unlike other student loan marketplaces that sell leads to lenders, Credible works by getting fixed-rate lines… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Photos of Polluted Scenery–Tainted with the Same Pollutants

Brandon Seidler bathes film negatives in the very chemicals that corrupt the landscapes he photographs. The post Photos of Polluted Scenery–Tainted with the Same Pollutants appeared first on WIRED.
Source: wired

Google’s Cell Service Could Snare All the Major Carriers

The idea of Google offering its own wireless service may seem like a stretch. But it has the power to make the carriers cave. The post Google’s Cell Service Could Snare All the Major Carriers appeared first on WIRED.
Source: wired

In This Videogame, Death Means You’ll Never Play Again

In videogames, death is rarely fatal. That’s what makes the twist behind the upcoming PC game Upsilon Circuit so scary: If you die in this world, you’re done. You can’t play again. Ever. The post In This Videogame, Death Means You’ll Never Play Again appeared first on WIRED.
Source: wired

The Wild Architecture of Soviet-Era Bus Stops

You’ve never seen bus stops like these before. The post The Wild Architecture of Soviet-Era Bus Stops appeared first on WIRED.
Source: wired