Former Apple executive Tim Bucher’s Lyve Minds is starting to sell its first product, the personal media backup device LyveHome. Read more »
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Pinterest announced changes to its discovery tools, including a guided search system built for mobile. Read more »
The FCC is proposing new rules that would govern cable networks and other carriers — rules it says will protect the open internet. But critics say the regulator is going to cripple net neutrality and introduce a pay-to-play internet. Here’s what you need to know. Read more »
VC Ben Horowitz spoke on GitHub’s troubles and ideal company culture tactics at Airbnb’s first developer conference. Read more »
T-Mobile is bucking the trend of focusing single-mindedly on faster networks. Using a new antenna technology, it’s building better, more consistent mobile data networks. T-Mobile will roll out the new technology to multiple cities this year. Read more »
New Microsoft CEO promised continued dialogue with investors and analysts and beat the cloud-first-mobile-first drum on his inaugural earnings call. Read more »
Here are some highlights from a Reddit Ask Me Anything featuring members of Twitter’s open source engineering team. It’s a pretty informative look at Twitter’s open source culture, the statuses of its various projects and its high hiring standards. Read more »
The device prints electronic ink, among other materials, to help bring connectivity to projects. RepRap owners can add the device to their existing 3D printer. Read more »
After installing iOS 7.1.1 when it became available on Tuesday, I thought I saw a marked improvement in my iPhone’s battery life. I’m not the only one as ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes noted the same on Thursday, sharing results from multiple six-hour battery tests. Prior to the update, his iPhone battery would drop from 100 percent capacity down to 48 percent. After installing iOS 7.1.1, his iPhone battery is only falling to 76 percent from a full charge in a test cycle. Several commenters on his article agree or have seen similar results, so if you haven’t updated to iOS 7.1.1, I recommend doing so sooner rather than later.
Amazon Web Services sales were up 60 percent year over year for the first quarter of 2014, Amazon announced in its earnings report Thursday. Read more »