Ever turn down $80 million? Digg once did and Kevin Rose's admission of that moment was our top story in this week's rankings. In Internet of Things news, the makers of customer loyalty cards - which are powered by film-thin batteries - added high-power check-in capabilities. And as part of our continuing series on product innovation, we took a look at Ponoko's Sci-Fi "Making System".

This week we were proud to launch our newest channel: ReadWriteMobile. Led by Sarah Perez, this channel will cover the strategic business and technical implications of developing mobile applications. We hope its expert analysis and discussion will help you create, launch and refine your mobile apps. Read on for more.

Top Stories of the Week

 

More coverage and analysis from ReadWriteWeb

 

Don't Miss Our Newest Research Report - The Social Layer: How the Rise of Web-Oriented Architecture is Changing Enterprise IT

Our latest research report explores how social technologies in the enterprise have evolved into a new "social layer" that allows people to access information from a variety of enterprise applications and colleagues across organizational silos. It also explores the role of the open Web and the importance of Web services and applications to talk with one other easily and securely. The open Web has allowed services like Facebook to flourish by simply adhering to the HTTP protocol. The report demonstrates how enterprises can embrace a similar architecture to build their own social layer.

For more information or to read and download The Social Layer: How the Rise of Web-Oriented Architecture is Changing Enterprise IT visit our Reports page.


Real-Time Web

More Real-Time Web coverage

Internet of Things

More Internet of Things coverage

Augmented Reality

More Augmented Reality coverage

Mobile Web

More Mobile Web coverage

 

Check Out The ReadWriteWeb iPhone App

As well as enabling you to read ReadWriteWeb while on the go or lying on the couch, we've made it easy to share ReadWriteWeb posts directly from your iPhone, on Twitter and Facebook using the official ReadWriteWeb iPhone app. You can also follow the RWW team on Twitter, directly from the app. We invite you to download it now from iTunes.


ReadWriteStart

ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is a resource for startups and entrepreneurs.

ReadWriteCloud

ReadWriteCloud, sponsored by VMware and Intel, is dedicated to Virtualization and Cloud Computing.

ReadWriteEnterprise

ReadWriteEnterprise is devoted to enterprise 2.0 and using social software inside organizations.

ReadWriteBiz

ReadWriteBiz is a resource and guide for small to medium businesses.

ReadWriteHack

ReadWriteHack is a resource and guide for developers.

ReadWriteMobile

ReadWriteMobile is dedicated to helping its community understand the strategic business and technical implications of developing mobile applications.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up

You can subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up by RSS or by email below.

RWW Weekly Wrap-up Email Subscription form: