Henri Bergius

Pitch: "Berlin as a Startup City"

Join our pitch competition and reply with a pitch for your own city: startupcitypitch.com! At 4YFN startup conference in Barcelona (Feb 2016), 10 cities pitched in front of a startup audience, trying to answer the question: Which European city should you found your startup in?
When Slate was founded in 1996, people all over the world spent much of their day speaking into telephones. In 2016, as celebrates its 20th birthday, the phone call is a thing of the past. Not entirely of the past, of course; phone conversation lives on in roughly the same way that swing dancing lives on, or Latin declension, or manual transmission.
A tiny blot of a landmass off the western coast of Ireland is curiously labeled "Imaginary Isle of O Brazil" on cartographer Thomas Jefferys's 1768 "Chart of the Atlantic Ocean." A 21st-century viewer might wonder: why include a fictional island on a map
A.I. Web Design Explained Like You're Six Years Old. When a magician wants a website, she'll have to create some content. So she'll shoot some photos and videos, gather testimonials and write a little about herself and her act.

Distributed Apps with IPFS (Juan Benet)

The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is a new hypermedia distribution protocol, addressed by content and identities. IPFS enables the creation of completely distributed applications. It aims to make the web faster, safer, and more open. IPFS enables completely decentralized and distributed apps. And it now supports fully dynamic apps, like real-time chat!
The MIT License is the most popular open-source software license. Here's one read of it, line by line. If you're involved in open-source software and haven't taken the time to read the license from top to bottom-it's only 171 words-you need to do so now. Especially if licenses aren't your day-to-day.
Kyle E. Mitchell / /dev/lawyer
In less than a week, SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk will finally explain how he plans to colonize Mars within the next few decades. It's a goal that he has adamantly championed for years, though he hasn't given many specifics about it.
Loren Grush / The Verge
Algorithms Engineering is a lot of fun because algorithms do not go out of fashion: one never knows when an oldie-but-goodie might come in handy. Case in point: Yesterday, Google announced Google Trips, a new app to assist you in your travels by helping you create your own "perfect day" in a city.
Bogdan Arsintescu / Google Research
Making humans an interplanetary species. Livestream on September 27th
Federal auto safety regulators on Monday made it official: They are betting the nation's highways will be safer with more cars driven by machines and not people. In long-awaited guidelines for the booming industry of automated vehicles, the Obama administration promised strong safety oversight, but sent a clear signal to automakers that the door was wide open for driverless cars.