How Americas Aircraft Carriers Could Become Obsolete

July 3, 2017

President Donald Trump has been consistent in his argument that the U.S. Navy has shrunk to a woefully inadequate size. The Republican has repeatedly said he wants the service to expand, including a fleet of a dozen aircraft carriers. That plan isn’t in the Pentagon’s current budget, but on July 22 the Navy will formally commission precautionary signal to North Korean aggression. The is the first of four planned -class carriers,…


Advertising giants leave little room for adtech startups, and VCs are noticing

June 14, 2017

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: How Ethereum became the platform of choice for ICOd digital assets Heres how likely your startup is to get acquired at any stage Since the earliest days of the commercial web, there was a Faustian bargain struck between users and content publishers: Users got free access to online content in exchange for tolerating ads sold…


How Adobe Got Its Customers Hooked on Subscriptions

June 11, 2017

When Adobe Systems Inc. started the transition from a product-sales model to a petition demanding the company abandon the scheme. Revenue shrank 8 percent in 2013 and was pretty much flat the next year. There aren’t many doubters today. Adobe’s revenue was just shy of $5.9 billion for the fiscal year ended in November, up from $4 billion in 2013; about 80 percent of that came from subscriptions and other recurring sources. Melissa…


This ‘tree’ has the environmental benefits of a forest

June 8, 2017

( CNN) Air pollution is one of the world’s invisible murderers. In urban areas, aura character is particularly problematic. More than 80% of people living in areas where pollution is checked are exposed to breeze tone positions that exceed WHO restriction. And given that by 2050 two one-thirds of the global population will be city, cleaning up our cities’ air is a matter of urgency.


Twitter tests rounded buttons and thumbnailsbecause thats the problem?

May 31, 2017

Twitter is testing a new interface for its mobile applications on iOS and Android, which involves rounded profile images, buttons and other features. Its unclear what advantage going round would bring, as the styles adoption among app makers and designers tends to be more of a trend that ebbs and flows over time, rather than a format thats proven to have a significant advantage over the here on Quora where…


Greg Mark talks about the future of 3D printing

May 2, 2017

In this episode of Technotopia I talk to Greg Mark, founder of Markforged. Mark recently made news with his new metal printing technology that heats metallic objects in a microwave, reducing by hours the time it takes to make metal parts. He believes that 3D printing is the future, but not in the low-quality, stringy and plasticky way we expect. Mark said that rapid prototyping has gotten easier and better….