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ReadWriteWeb is a blog that provides analysis of web products and trends. One of the world's top 20 blogs, ReadWriteWeb speaks to an intelligent audience of web enthusiasts, early adopters and innovators.

ReadWriteWeb was founded on April 20, 2003 by Richard MacManus and is now one of the most widely read and respected blogs in the world. It is written by a team of Web enthusiasts.

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    Why Web Tools Like AngularJS Need To Keep Breaking Themselves

    30th October 2014 16:54

    As the line between native and Web applications increasingly blurs, more developers are turning to Web application frameworks like AngularJS. AngularJS, developed and open sourced by Google, has been especially hot, whether measured by general interest, jobs, or open source contributions, largely due to its ease of use. See also: Ember, Angular and Backbone—Which Web Framework Is Best For You?But not everyone is happy. According to AngularJS critic-in-residence Danny Tuppeny, the AngularJS development community has "lost its marbles" of late. But…

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

    30th October 2014 14:45

    Tim Cook is gay and proud of it, the Apple CEO revealed in a personal essay published Thursday by Bloomberg Businessweek. While he'd been silent on the matter of his sexual orientation for years, the CEO said he'd waited so long because he wanted to keep the focus on Apple's products, not himself.However, Cook said he decided to speak up in order to support other gays and lesbians with less visibility. For years, I’ve been open with many people about my…

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    BlackBerry Goes Back To The Future With Its "BlackBerry Classic"

    30th October 2014 14:00

    To salvage its business, BlackBerry's exciting new strategy is to deliver a modern smartphone … circa 2006. It sounds like a joke, but the company's serious about its upcoming Blackberry Classic Q20, heading to the market in December.CEO John Chen took to his company's blog on Wednesday hoping to appeal to the BlackBerry faithful. He wrote, "The things you remember about BlackBerry that made you better are better than ever with BlackBerry Classic.” They really do need to be better. A lot is…

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    Nintendo Just Wants To Watch You Sleep

    30th October 2014 13:46

    Game company Nintendo has developed a fatigue and sleep deprivation sensor (via GameSpot) that functions without ever touching your body. Instead, Nintendo chief executive Satoru Iwata says, the sensor can be placed on a nightstand to monitor you while you sleep. Its hands-free approach to health tracking has the company calling the device the first of its kind. These are the first details we’ve heard about Nintendo’s "quality of life" suite of products, due to be released in 2016. See also: Nintendo’s Next…

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    Microsoft Unveils Health Platform And $199 Fitness Band

    30th October 2014 13:12

    Apple’s got HealthKit. Google’s got Google Fit. Now Microsoft is is entering the fitness technology ring with the just announced Microsoft Health.The company describes Microsoft Health as a platform consisting of “a cloud service for consumers and the industry to store and combine health and fitness data.” Already, Microsoft Health is compatible with UP by Jawbone, MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper.See also: Apple's Health App Is An EmbarrassmentPerhaps the most interesting part of Microsoft’s announcement is the unveiling of a new…

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    Google Fit Has Its Own Ailments

    30th October 2014 13:00

    ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.Apple has some competition in the digital-fitness space, now that Google has launched Google Fit, its Android answer to the iPhone's built-in Health app.The problem is that Apple and Google seem to be competing for who can come up with the buggiest fitness software.See also: Apple's Health App Is An EmbarrassmentThis summer, both Apple and Google unveiled ways for developers to tap into sensors and connect fitness…

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    Lenovo Officially Welcomes Motorola To The Family

    30th October 2014 10:12

    News hit the wire early Thursday morning that Lenovo has finally completed its purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google. The $2.9 billion acquisition lets the Beijing-based tech company—already a leading PC maker globally—stake its claim in the ground for the mobile market in the western world. For Motorola, it has been a wild ride. In just a little over a year, it has gone from an ailing tech company bailed out by grand "Android papa” Google, to new Lenovo family member—one that brings…

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    OK, Google: Search Inside My Apps!

    30th October 2014 08:44

    Soon Android users won't have to trifle with actually opening apps to dig up social photos, find restaurants or conduct other in-app searches. Google's mobile operating system wants to make easier work of that—by letting its built-in voice tool search inside third-party apps.See also: Why Google's App Indexing In Android KitKat Is A Game ChangerCurrently "OK Google” searches only reveal some types of information, such as photos or data inside the phone's stock applications, Google Web searches and Gmail messages.…

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    IBM Partners With Twitter To Help Businesses Make Big Data Decisions

    29th October 2014 19:16

    IBM wants to help companies better understand trends and opinions by analyzing data in 140-characters or less. The technology giant announced a partnership with the hip, young Twitter on Wednesday that will offer Twitter data as part of its cloud-based services. Now IBM products and services, like the popular Watson Analytics, can tap into the stream of Twitter consciousness to answer questions like, "Why is my company growing so quickly in a particular country?"According to Twitter, this partnership has been years…

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    We Can All Now Safely Forget About CurrentC, A Mobile Payment System No One Needs

    29th October 2014 19:01

    So there's this mobile-payments thing. You can't get it yet. It doesn't work with your credit card. You have to scan something with your phone, or maybe the cashier scans your phone, or something. You have to give retailers your bank-account information. And it's already been hacked.Sounds great, right?I'm talking about CurrentC, which is an attempt by MCX, a consortium of retailers, to create a new mobile-payments system that bypasses banks, phone manufacturers, and mobile operating-system vendors in an attempt…

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    Hatsune Miku Is Here To Destroy Everything You Love (And Hate) About Pop Stardom

    29th October 2014 16:49

    Tell me how you felt when you saw itTell me why it made you so happyTell me now what is on your mindI’m still gonna listen to youHatsune Miku will never, ever put on a bad show. Every night, her pigtails will cascade flawlessly into four-foot azure foxtails. Every night, her choreographed steps will come down perfectly in place. Every night, her voice will align with the pitch, her internal tempo will fall in lockstep with the beat. As a Vocaloid—a…

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    Flipboard, Circa, And Yahoo Deliver The News

    29th October 2014 16:03

    The nearly-forgotten sound of the newspaper landing with a thud on a doorstep is being replaced by the bright chime of a smartphone notification. Thanks to new apps, the news is once more being delivered.The latest to jump on this trend is Flipboard, which updated its app late Wednesday evening with several new features. Notable among them is the Daily Edition, a collection of links to news stories selected by Flipboard's editorial staff.Flipboard's Daily Edition changes how people read the…

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    Microsoft Targets Mid 2015 For Office 16 Launch

    29th October 2014 14:45

    We’ll see Microsoft Office 16 in the second half of 2015, a Microsoft official said.During a during a session at Tech Ed Barcelona Tuesday, General Manager of Office and Office 365 Marketing Julia White said that Office 16 and the next generation of Microsoft server apps, like Exchange Server and SharePoint Server, will be released together. This is still at least a quarter later than ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley has been hearing from trusted sources. Coupled with the vague “second…

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    White House Confirms Cyberattacks

    29th October 2014 14:24

    The White House confirmed that it has been the victim of a cybersecurity attack, and the perpetrators are thought to be working for the Russian government. White House officials speaking anonymously to the Washington Post said that so far in the ongoing investigation, there is no evidence that bad actors breached any classified files. The NSA, FBI, and Secret Service are all involved in the investigation. However, officials are not commenting on whether other data was taken, or who is…

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    6 High-Tech Halloween Costumes That Took More Effort Than Yours

    29th October 2014 14:00

    A lot of people do last-minute costumes. Costumes that require the use of electronic parts are sort of the polar opposite of that. After the costume is sewn or painted or constructed, electronic crafters are still putting the finishing touches on their code weeks later. And unlike your ordinary Halloween costume, these use the DIY friendly microcontroller Arduino or mini-computer Raspberry Pi to ensure that costumes don’t just look, but behave the part.See also: Arduino Vs. Raspberry Pi: Which Is…