ZUCKERBERG: It doesn’t, which I think is partially why it hasn’t caught on externally. But by building a stable infrastructure, we allow ourselves to always make sure that we’re moving forward, even if we move a little bit slower upfront. Because when you build something that you don’t have to fix it 10 times, you can move forward on top of what you’ve built. We’re applying that same philosophy now to the development community. The API that developers use is actually the same as we use to deliver our own mobile apps. The vast majority of the platform usage is our own, so it needs to be super stable. We’re also going to commit to a two-year stability guarantee for our core APIs. These are real changes that we’re making so people can rely on us as a critical infrastructure for building all of their apps across every mobile platform.
Another company that received an enthusiastic response was Photoleap. Its software allows anyone to send large amounts of digital photos to friends or family without running up against e-mail storage limits. It does so using an e-mail-client-like interface and employing unique compression technology.
“It was like going back to the origins, when I filmed in Super 8,” Bajo Ulloa said. “Back then, you had to take care of everything: the script, camera and lighting – without having to give explanations to anybody.”
The long process of sorting out Mullen’s crimes and finding all his assets had begun. (Mullen declined repeated requests to be interviewed for this story.) The Secret Service acknowledged that an investigation was under way, but the prosecutor on the case in Jefferson Parish, Jody Fortunato, knew nothing beyond that. The Secret Service declined to speak with WIRED about the case.
President Donald Trump’s administration is considering using rarely invoked U.S. trade laws to fend off China’s demands that foreign companies share their technology in return for access to the country’s vast market, a person familiar with U.S. discussions said Wednesday.
MetaCert started indexing the web in 2011 to support its original product, a porn blocker for mobile phones. Walsh says Apple and Samsung both considered bundling MetaCert’s software with their devices, but ultimately decided against it. The team realized the company needed a new plan, so in 2014 it turned their attention to mobile applications and settled on building phishing protection tools for messaging apps like Slack. That’s how Walsh found out about the cryptocurrency community.
So it’s not a “Oh, now everyone on the spaceship is dead because John Hurt couldn’t stop going to investigate weird alien eggs by himself” scale mess, but it’s close.
The Takeaway: There’s really only one response, right?
Ashley Grills, a former employee of Drew’s who helped set up the phony MySpace account that was used to harass Meier. Grills has pointed the finger at Drew as the mastermind of the hoax
The quarter included a $974 million reduction to revenue, or 48 cents per share, related to the BlackBerry arbitration decision, Qualcomm said on Wednesday.
OMSI also just started running another related IMAX film this weekend: Rescue. it’s all about rescue training and responding to disasters, focusing on the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. I haven’t seen that one yet, but I may try to watch it later this week.
Read all about Google’s noble mission to shame non-HTTPS sites into getting with the program
“We are part of an elaborate deception from China to control and sheepify the nation, to protect the children,” one part of the five-sentence message read, according to a screenshot. “All opposers must hate children, and therefore must be killed with a (sic) large melons….”
The provisional ballots were questioned for three primary reasons: the signature did not match registration records, there was no record that the voter was registered, or the voter had already mailed in an absentee ballot.
According to the Washington Post, Blackbird developed “a compact, rugged, powerful, all-in-one kit” to pull out this information. “Its capabilities include detection of chemical and biological agents, extraction from cellphones and PDAs, scanning and translation of documents, computer forensics, collection and transmission of biometric data, and digital photography.”
Thanks mostly to Twitter, it wasn’t long until Kutiman had logged more than 1.5 million views on YouTube. Praise came from outlets as varied as National Public Radio and Gawker, and Kutiman drew plaudits from open source advocates like Lawrence Lessig, who called ThruYou a nail in the coffin of copyright as we know it.
Which is to say that Embarq was arguing that it was following industry-agreed upon rules that websites like Yahoo! or sites with cookies from ad-serving giant DoubleClick follow.
“It’s much better to create one account, and build up a relationship on Twitter, or any other social media site or platform,” Vernon added. “But create a bunch of spam accounts with made-up people behind them? No one’s going to pay attention, and you’ll be lucky if they aren’t all deleted as spam within days.”
4:46 pm: Panay is talking a lot about the kickstand. Now he’s talking about the sound of the kickstand. That’s a lot of kickstand love.
Wired‘s Anderson writes: “The Web is all about scale, finding ways to attract the most users for centralized resources, spreading those costs over larger and larger audiences as the technology gets more and more capable.”
Home to the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World and The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland, the website is laid out so that even the most frazzled parent can understand what they are looking at. The coolest aspect of the website for me are the touring plans. This is where you can find out how to see more of the park, while wasting less time in lines trying to see it all. With over 140 different step by step touring plans for the Walt Disney World resort, there is something for every family.
“Transit Maps of the World is the first and only comprehensive collection of historic and current maps of every rapid-transit system on earth. Using glorious, colorful graphics, Mark Ovenden traces the history of mass transit-including rare and historic maps, diagrams, and photographs, some available for the first time since their original publication. Transit Maps is the graphic designer’s new bible, the transport enthusiast’s dream collection, and a coffee-table essential for everyone who’s ever traveled in a city.”
The first bag from this “Tarp on PET” collection, a drawstring-closure backpack/tote combo named Cinnamon, was released on February 14. Now, exactly one month later, Freitag is adding three new designs. There’s a commuter backpack called Carter, a sling/fanny-pack piece called Phelps, and a roll-top shoulder bag named Rollin.
Poster artist Shepard Fairey puts an obedient spin on John Carpenter’s politically themed horror satire They Live in a new poster, unveiled Thursday night in conjunction with Alamo Drafthouse’s screening of the 1988 sci-fi classic.
Got radio?: With a new generation of wireless, portable music devices on their way to the market, iQradio is trying to become the listen.com for the radio industry.
At least four staffers at WIRED with phones on major carriers like Verizon and T-Mobile didn’t receive the alerts. Many WIRED readers reported the same thing on social media. People on every major carrier, with both old and brand new phones, reported not receiving the message. One reader said that AT&T customers in their office didn’t get it while Verizon customers did.
PDF alternative: FinePrint Software is going head to head with Adobe Acrobat for creating PDF files, and they’re doing it at less than half the price.
Volkswagen vehicles have always had a cultlike following, their owners attracted to the brand’s unusual designs and quirky mechanics. But there may never have been a group of disciples as obsessed with their Volkswagens as the members of the online TDIClub.
NASA also has shared the quest for rocket reusability. During the space shuttle program, the twin booster rockets dropped away two minutes into flight and parachuted into the Atlantic for recovery. The booster segments were mixed and matched for each flight.