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Microsoft Rolls Out Surface Pro 3 To 25 New Markets Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 2.55.55 PM In keeping with prior expectations, Microsoft is currently in the process of rolling out its Surface Pro 3 tablet-hybrid to 25 new markets over the next 24 hours. With the 25 new markets all live, Surface Pro 3 will be available in a total of 28 markets. The rollout of the device has therefore been quite constrained to date. Microsoft also detailed in a post today that the new Surface dock… Read More

Broad Range Of Public Tech Firms Trade For Record Prices 2067062407_c0ebf2204e_o All the talk of a bubble isn’t slowing down public interest in technology shares. Today, Apple, TubeMogul and Arista Networks set new record highs. TubeMogul and Arista both recently went public. Other firms, like Microsoft are trading near local maximums. MobileIron set an all-time high yesterday, managed a new intra-day high today, and is up strongly in the past few trading sessions. Read More

Incubated: Y Combinator’s Approach To Finding And Helping Startups Become Big Winners incubated-rect-icon Y Combinator is the most famous of all startup accelerators out there, thanks to success of companies like Airbnb, Dropbox, and Stripe, all of which have gone through its program. But how does YC do it? What sets it apart from some of the other accelerators out there, and why does it seem like its alumni companies are disproportionately successful? Read More

3D-Printed ‘Bump Key’ Can Open Almost Any Lock keybump-inline-lead-660x443 Bump keys are primitive tools used by locksmiths (and HAXoRZ) to knock open simple locks. Until now, many locks were secure simply because they were too complex to be bumped and, as a result, you had a bit of security by obscurity. That’s all changing. Read More

Why More Companies Should Submit To Peer Review taking business notes Academia is governed by a process called “peer review,” which ensures research is validated and reasoning is sound. More simply – it weeds out the real insights from the fluff. Meanwhile, most corporate data (think surveys, white papers), is made public after only an internal, inherently biased review. With recent backlash toward Facebook’s emotions experiment, being… Read More

How Many People See Your Tweets? Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone twitter analytics Back in July, Twitter launched a really nifty analytics dashboard. A bit like Google Analytics for tweets, it allows you to gauge the performance of each and every tweet you sent. How many people saw it? How many of those actually clicked your links? There was one catch, though: it was only open to advertisers and verified users. No longer! Read More

LendingClub Files For $500M IPO Wall Street LendingClub, a company that provides an online loan marketplace, filed today to go public. According to its S-1 document, the company intends to raise up to $500 million in its flotation. LendingClub, as with many technology companies currently seeking the public markets, has quickly growing revenues but isn’t profitable. Read More

MB&F Mixes Up Sci-Fi Canon With A New High-Tech Music Box MBF-MusicMachine2-music-box-4 Watchmaker MB&F aka Maximilian Büsser & Friends is well known for its dedication to the sci-fi cause. Many of the watches – some costing over $100,000 – are reminiscent of robots, steampunk engines, and alien heads. Now, however, you and yours can own a handmade music box that looks like a weird USS Enterprise and plays, oddly enough, the Superman theme. Read More

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Online Now Lets Developers Add Unlimited Stakeholders For Free microsoft sway Microsoft says it now has over 1.5 million users on Visual Studio Online, its hosted application lifecycle management service. Today, it is launching a new (and free) license for the service that makes it easier for developers to add extra stakeholders to a project who don’t need full access to the code but need to keep up to date with a project. Read More

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