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The New “One Microsoft” Is—Finally—Poised For The Future

Microsoft has completely overhauled its corporate kernel. The stodgy old enterprise company whose former CEO once called open source Linux a “cancer” is gone. So is its notorious tendency to keep developers and consumers within its walled gardens. The “One Microsoft” goal that looked like more gaseous corporate rhetoric upon its debut last summer now […]

Sonos Lets Google Put It To Work, Chromecast-Style

Just when we were looking at how to turn a Chromecast into a Sonos, Google turned the Sonos into a Chromecast. Sonos and Google’s new partnership, touted on Google’s fairly elaborate launch page, means that you can now stream music to a Sonos speaker from the Google Play Music app. That feature launched as an […]

India Starts Paying Big For Software—Will China Follow?

India has never paid much for software, but that may be changing, according to a new Gartner report. With the Indian software economy growing at a hearty 10% clip, there are signs that indicate India is growing out of the rampant software piracy that has long characterized the market. The question is whether or not […]

Lynda Acquires Compilr, Expands Learn-To-Code Empire

Lynda.com, a learn-to-code site, has just acquired Compilr. Founded in 1995, Lynda is one of the oldest technology education companies on the Web. Students, usually novice to intermediate technology enthusiasts, can learn a variety of Web-essential skills from software development to design by watching experts’ videos. See also: Lynda.com Founder: I Was Educating Online Before Online […]

Microsoft’s Original Programming Might Not Help The Xbox One

In just two short months, Xbox Entertainment Studios will start trickling out original content onto its digital media delivery service, Xbox Live. Formerly a domain exclusive to gamers, Xbox Live is now Microsoft’s canvas for its broader experiment in capturing the living room, which was the original thrust of its latest gaming console released in […]

Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton: How We’re Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

ReadWriteBuilders is a series of interviews with developers, designers and other architects of the programmable future. I’ll never forget my first time seeing a Raspberry Pi. The tiny, credit-card sized computer is powerful enough to operate as a home PC, a media center, a gaming console, or anything you can dream up. At only $35, it’s a […]

Twitter Rolls Out New Profiles, Taking Another Page From Facebook

The rumors are true: Twitter is turning into Facebook. The pioneer of the 140-character text update is rolling out a new image-centric Web profile page for users that bears a striking similarity to those of a certain other social network.  The first thing you’ll notice is a huge new header image that extends across the top of […]

Azure Is Helping Microsoft Catch Up In The Cloud

Mobile and cloud go together like spring and rain, which is why Microsoft wants to keep them together for years to come—the latest updates to its Azure Web-based computing service will certainly help with that. Microsoft Azure is the company’s bet against Google and Amazon Web Services, and at the recent Microsoft Build conference, we […]

The Reasons Why Businesses Use Open Source Are Changing Faster Than You Realize

Open-source software, once used primarily because it was cheap and “good enough,” now gets top ranking for delivering high quality, according to the latest Future of Open Source survey. While lowering costs remains the top reason companies elect to participate in open-source projects, they now view open source as a way to drive innovation, shorten […]

Andromeda: Google’s Secret Weapon To Keep Amazon And Microsoft On Their Toes

Years ago, Google figured out that users prize speed above almost everything when it comes to surfing the Web. They’re now applying that insight to courting developers, too, through a tool named Andromeda. Google Compute Engine, the version of Google’s infrastructure it rents out to developers, is getting access to Andromeda, a set of technologies […]

Apps To Discover Earth’s Mysteries Right On Your iPad

Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech. April marks the annual celebration of Earth Month, a 30-day-long celebration of environmental appreciation. While we’re working at our desk jobs or spending time on our tablets, it’s easy to lose perspective of how majestic our planet is. We’ve found a few apps […]

How Samsung Penetrated The Fashion Industry

Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at Fashionista. DJ/tech entrepreneur/fashion party fixture Hannah Bronfman loves her Samsung Galaxy Note III smartphone. Oh, and the Galaxy Gear watch, too. “I really like the idea of spyware. I wish I was a ninja,” Bronfman half-joked at a dinner she co-hosted last week with Editorialist […]

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