A winery that acts like a tech startup uses grapes instead of silicon or software to deliver its goods.
The Six Most Important Moments in Reddit History
Alexis Ohanian, author of a new book, looks back at the highs and lows of the social news site he co-founded from landing an interview with the president to landing in hot water over its users’ behavior after the Boston Marathon bombing
Five Noteworthy Startups from TechCrunch Disrupt NY
Here are five startups from TechCrunch’s Disrupt event in New York that you’re going to want to keep your eye on.
eBay Now: The Promise and Pitfalls of Same-Day Delivery
The e-commerce behemoth’s experimental service aims to deliver an array of products in about an hour — which is even harder than it sounds.
Nonprofit ScriptEd NYC Teaches Coding to Underprivileged Students
If you read the article in Monday’s New York Times about Microsoft engineers who teach computer science in high schools, then you may be interested in ScriptEd NYC. Led by two New York City professionals and Teach for America …
Kickstarter Aims to Make Gadgets Less of a Gamble
For the new dead-tree issue of TIME that comes out today, I had fun profiling Kickstarter, the highest-profile site enabling crowdfunding of creative projects. (Subscribers can read the article here.) I write about some of the …
Behind the Story: TIME’s Harry McCracken Discusses Kickstarter
Tech editor-at-large Harry McCracken talks about how he reported and wrote his magazine story on the increasingly popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter
Lights, Camera, Learn: SchoolTube Strives to Be YouTube for K-12 Education
Can sharing facts you learn in class be as fun as sharing the latest “Call Me Maybe” parody on YouTube?
That’s what SchoolTube says. The free website claims to be “the nation’s largest teacher-moderated K-12 video-sharing …
The Doctor Will Email You Now: Sherpaa Handles Healthcare Online
Dr. Jay Parkinson, 36, gained notoriety in 2007 when he started his own practice in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a neighborhood known for its influx of arty types and bars. Gawker quickly dubbed him the “Hipster Doctor.” He’s also …
Video: Equiso’s Android-on-a-Stick Turns TVs into Smart TVs for $70
Boston-based Equiso is looking to be an early Smart-TV-on-a-Stick contender with its $70 thumbdrive-sized device that plugs directly into your TVs HDMI port, turning your set into a big-screen version of Android.
‘Girls Who Code’ Looks to Close the Tech Gender Gap
A slight media kerfuffle broke out this week after The Daily Beast released its Digital Power Index, a list of the 100 most influential people in the tech world. The problem? Only seven of the 100 honorees were women. Out of the …
Better than 3D Maps from Apple and Google? Hover Aims for Ground-Level Detail with Practical Value
Apple and Google have each announced visually dazzling 3D mapping software that lets you pan around major metropolitan areas rendered in beautiful, photographic detail from a bird’s eye view.
In Google’s case, it’s an update …