A look into Honeywell’s new Quantum Computers

An exclusive look into programming on Honeywell's new quantum computers. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 4 days ago

Evernote’s CEO on the company’s long, tricky journey to fix itself

When Ian Small joined Evernote, he decided the only way forward was to rebuild everything almost from scratch. Eighteen months later, a new Evernote is here. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 6 days ago

Evernote’s CEO on the company’s long, tricky journey to fix itself

When Ian Small joined Evernote, he decided the only way forward was to rebuild everything almost from scratch. Eighteen months later, a new Evernote is here. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 6 days ago

Google and Microsoft teamed up to try to reinvent smartphones

The inside story of how two trillion-dollar companies — and ruthless competitors — built the Surface Duo. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 14 days ago

The future, according to 212 startup pitches

Eight hours on Zoom for a glimpse at what comes next. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 23 days ago

Apple acquires VR startup Spaces

Spaces started as a location-based VR startup, but recently pivoted to videoconferencing. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 29 days ago

TestFlight forever: Developers are building a better world outside the App Store

This club has everything: Cool unreleased apps. Hardly any rules. Endless mystery and tech cred for those who get in. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 1 month ago

Why Microsoft's new Flight Simulator should make Google and Amazon nervous

Stunning visuals and world-building show Microsoft is far ahead of its rivals in bringing different teams and different technologies together. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 1 month ago

How Covid-19 rewrote Y Combinator's last Demo Day

And the checks that were handed over, too. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 1 month ago

Top philanthropists slam Google for placing charity ads on disinformation sites

The letter points to research that found ads from the American Red Cross and Save the Children running alongside conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 1 month ago

With Open Service Mesh, Microsoft Takes Direct Aim at Google’s Istio

Microsoft's latest open-source project will be transferred to a foundation at the earliest opportunity — a developer-pleasing move Google avoided to retain control of its similar software. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 1 month ago

Niantic COO: consumer AR glasses are just around the corner

But the Pokemon Go maker doesn't want to build its own AR hardware. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 1 month ago

Google's superpower: Your smart speaker with its always-on mics

Google speakers are listening to more than just voice commands. Using them for home security could supercharge Google's $450 million ADT deal. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 1 month ago

TikTok 365 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 2

TikTok 365 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 2OK, I admit it, my first thought upon hearing that Microsoft was interested in TikTok was "oh that'll be a disaster." This is the company that spent billions on Nokia and botched it, spent billions on Skype only to get slapped around t … | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 1 month ago

How Trump’s ban of TikTok might work – or not

The administration has been trying to get rid of TikTok for months, and now the President said he's going to make it happen. The question is, how? | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 1 month ago

After 15 years at Google, Sridhar Ramaswamy wanted out of the ad business. And he thinks getting out of ads is exactly what search engines need. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 1 month ago

Micro, solo and vocal: The new million-dollar lone-wolf VCs

Want to raise a fund? Just tweet about it. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 1 month ago

One company's plan to build a search engine Google can't beat

After 15 years at Google, Sridhar Ramaswamy wanted out of the ad business. And he thinks getting out of ads is exactly what search engines need. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 2 months ago

Twitter silences the blue checkmarks to halt a historic hack

The accounts of Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Joe Biden and many more were compromised. But a lot of unanswered questions remain. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 2 months ago

Facebook's plan for privacy laws? 'Co-creating' them with Congress

In a newly published white paper, Facebook makes a case for a light-touch approach to privacy regulation that involves maximum flexibility for businesses. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 2 months ago

The 'fwd: fwd: lucky pitch deck' that's reached over 500 investors

How an entrepreneur booked over a dozen meetings after starting a chain letter promising "good luck" and a "lucky pitch deck." | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 2 months ago

Voice is having a moment in our work-from-home world

Smart speakers and displays are seeing increased usage and experimentation since the beginning of the pandemic. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 2 months ago

Quibi – The Colossal Failure

Sensor Tower says that only 8% of the people who signed up for free trials have stuck around when it comes time to pay. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 2 months ago

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer on Trump, trolls and surviving the Covid-19 crisis

"We have a lot of work to do to get this exactly right." | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 3 months ago

Apple sends a letter to Hey: Change your app or get out of the App Store

Apple says its rules are clear, consistent and enforceable. Developers have long said otherwise. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 3 months ago

Another company is giving up on AR. This time, it’s Bose

Researchers uncover six-years-worth of Russian attempts to mold international politics using fake news and forged documents. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 3 months ago

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson spent two decades telling anyone who would listen that remote work really could work. Now that a pandemic proved them right, they're shouting about email instead. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 3 months ago

One startup is doing what Magic Leap should've done from the start

"Magic Leap has sucked a lot of funding out of the room." AR startup Mira has shifted from consumer to business customers, and it seems to have found its audience. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 3 months ago

Basecamp’s founders are trying to start an email rebellion

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson spent two decades telling anyone who would listen that remote work really could work. Now that a pandemic proved them right, they're shouting about email instead. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 3 months ago

The VR gaming centers of the future may not survive the crisis of today

VR centers and arcades were growing quickly before the pandemic. Now, the industry is seeing furloughs, layoffs and pivots. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 3 months ago

List of contributions by the tech community to anti-racism groups

Matching employee donations to Black Lives Matter, Equal Justice Initiative and Black Girls Code. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 3 months ago

Microsoft, Amazon, & IBM express ‘solidarity.’ Should they end police contracts?

Activists say powerful tech companies have a responsibility to break business ties with law enforcement or use those relationships as leverage to demand needed reforms. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 3 months ago

‘Rammed it through’: Trump's Twitter order riles staffers and tech reformers

The hasty move angered many Section 230 reformers who believe the administration's actions undermine their cause. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 3 months ago

‘Hardware is hard’: Boz on VR’s iPhone moment and Facebook’s big bets

The latest on Oculus Quest, Portal and COVID-19 supply chain issues from Facebook's top hardware exec. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 4 months ago

Why Facebook thinks game-streaming is the future of Oculus VR

Jason Rubin, Facebook's vice president for special gaming initiatives, tells Protocol how Facebook thinks about gaming — and why streaming games are the future. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 4 months ago

'This happened fast': How Giphy's founders fast-tracked the Facebook deal

Giphy investor John Borthwick on why the $400 million deal made sense and what this means for the company's other integrations. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 4 months ago

Sporcle followed trivia fans from bars to Zoom and built a $2.5M business

Sporcle's move from bar trivia to virtual trivia is a prime example of the potential of Zoom — and perhaps its competitors — as platforms for third-party developers. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 4 months ago

How Zocdoc pivoted to video and seized the telehealth boom

In just two months, CEO Oliver Kharraz and his team built what other telemedicine companies had needed years to pull off. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 4 months ago

Alphabet scraps one plan to build and starts up another

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs shuts down its project in Toronto, as another Alphabet-backed infrastructure investment gets off the ground. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 4 months ago

Some of the world's best cloud talent is assembling in an unlikely place: Apple

Apple has for years been considered a bit of a backwater in the tech infrastructure community, far behind companies like AWS, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Netflix. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 4 months ago

Facebook’s oversight board could rewrite the rules of the entire internet

The new content moderation board is built so other companies could get in on the action. That could be a mixed blessing. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 4 months ago

Google’s next streaming device will shake up the Android TV world

The new dongle, with a content-centric user interface and possibly Nest-branded, is set to debut in the coming months. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 4 months ago

Risk and privacy collide as companies weigh contact tracing

Nearly one-quarter of CFOs surveyed by accounting giant PwC said contact tracing was part of their office reopening strategy. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 4 months ago

3D printing finally finds market in coronavirus pandemic

When COVID-19 disrupted supply chains, 3D printing stepped in to fill the gap. Will it stick around once the dust has settled? | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 4 months ago

How an army of tech volunteers is helping local governments cope with Covid-19

More than 4,500 volunteers, some hailing from the top tech companies, have signed up to wield their expertise as part of the U.S. Digital Response. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 4 months ago

Google’s Thomas Kurian on Covid-19, customers in crisis and the big cloud fight

More than a year after he joined Google Cloud, the CEO has made little headway against AWS and Microsoft. But once the shock of coronavirus fades, there will be plenty of cloud business to be won. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 5 months ago

Here Come the Zoom Startups

Your five-minute guide to what's happening in tech this Friday, from a flock of Zoom-based startups to the way Amazon builds its in-house brands. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 5 months ago

Little server startup wants to take on a horde of tech giants

Oxide Computer is a bold bet by three prominent engineers that some day, more and more companies will want cloudlike hardware under their own control. | Continue reading


@protocol.com | 5 months ago