Category: Business / Computers and Software

November 13, 2019

GitHub Finally Has Its Own iOS and Android Apps

First launched in 2008, the open source hub is launching its first apps for iOS and Android.

by Klint Finley in Business
November 9, 2019

Slack’s Stewart Butterfield on Making Workers More Productive—or Not

The CEO spoke with WIRED’s editor in chief about the pros and cons of replacing in-person workplace conversations with messaging software. 

by Louise Matsakis in Business
November 8, 2019

WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton on Why Privacy Matters

The cofounder of the messaging service and the current chair of the Signal Foundation talks about the proliferation of end-to-end encryption in personal communications.

by Boone Ashworth in Business
November 4, 2019

Microsoft Is Taking Quantum Computers to the Cloud

The company will allow its cloud customers to tap quantum computers made by Honeywell and two startups.

by Tom Simonite in Business
November 3, 2019

The Internet Archive Is Making Wikipedia More Reliable

The operator of the Wayback Machine allows Wikipedia’s users to check citations from books as well as the web. 

by Klint Finley in Business
October 24, 2019

Quantum Computing Is Here! But Also Not Really

Google shows off its Sycamore chip that it says reached “quantum supremacy,” but it will still be years before quantum computing is useful.

by Tom Simonite in Business
October 22, 2019

IBM Says Google’s Quantum Leap Was a Quantum Flop

A paper from Google leaked last month claimed its researchers had achieved “quantum supremacy.” Now IBM says Google rigged the test.

by Tom Simonite in Business
October 14, 2019

To Go Green, the Energy Industry Goes Open Source

Challenges around renewables are prompting players in the “traditional” sector to collaborate on software they can modify to address their changing needs.

by Klint Finley in Business
October 4, 2019

An Open Source License That Requires Users to Do No Harm

Open source software can generally be freely copied and reused. One developer wants to impose ethical constraints on the practice.

by Klint Finley in Business
September 26, 2019

Want Free Coding Lessons? Twitch Makes It Happen in Real Time

While the platform might be known for videogame livestreams, more people are flocking there to share their work—or learn to be better programmers.

by Klint Finley in Business