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Ellen Pao jury reaches verdict - 21:45
After two days of deliberation, six men and six women reach a decision in Silicon Valley's highest-profile sex discrimination trial.Apple is Hitler, tech CEO alludes - 21:04
Technically Incorrect: In a bizarre image posted by CEO of Chinese company that's about to launch a smartphone, Apple is portrayed by Hitler with an Apple logo in place of the swastika.Iron Man looks even badder in sleek black 'Stealth Mode' suit - 20:36
In advance of the release of the latest Avengers movie, Hot Toys has been putting out some fine hero replicas, including this stealth-suited Stark.Facebook wants solar drone to bring Internet far and wide - 20:26
That boomerang-shaped aircraft you see -- eventually -- will be flying high to bring the Web down to earth where Internet access is hard to come by.Millennials snapping up Snapchat, study finds - 19:49
ComScore finds 71 percent of Snapchat's user base is between the ages of 18 and 34.'Grinder' biohacks his eyeballs to get night vision - 19:06
Members of a biohacking site experiment with a chlorophyll-like substance to try to see better at night. The instructions are online.Tech Retrospect: Meerkat vs. Periscope, and Facebook's grand VR plans - 19:02
Is Meerkat's dominance of the live-streaming mobile video market over? Also, Facebook talks more about Oculus, and its high-flying Wi-Fi drones. All that and more in your look back at the week in tech.This crazy mansion has an amazing 'Star Wars' bedroom - 18:33
For the low, low price of $14.9 million, you can own this crazy mansion in Los Angeles that has a bedroom that transports guests to the icy "Star Wars" planet of Hoth.
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Jury finds Kleiner Perkins not liable in any claims in Ellen Pao's gender discrimination case - 22:10
After less than 72 hours of deliberation, the jury in the gender discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins found the powerful Silicon Valley venture capital firm not liable for any of Pao's four claims, including retaliation and failure to prevent retaliation. Pao, now the interim CEO of Reddit, was seeking $16 million in lost wages and potentially $144 million in punitive damages.
Continue reading…Watch the stars of The Flash sing the theme song from Firefly - 21:52
It's nice to see that Firefly still has the ability to bring joy to the Verse. Here, three castmembers from the CW's The Flash — namely Jesse L. Martin, Carlos Valdes, and Rick Cosnett — came together to sing The Ballad of Serenity in honor of Joss Whedon. Clearly, Whedon can bring even Marvel and DC together.
Martin and company did the performance as a thank you to the Avengers director for donating to their Kickstarter campaign. The group is currently in the process of producing a musical s...We're about to get the Transformers movie universe no one asked for - 21:33
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I know I called you here on short notice, but there's something you're going to hear about soon, and I thought it would be best if you heard it from me: there's going to be more Transformers movies.
No, not just one more or two more. Not even just a trilogy. Yup, Transformers is going straight Marvel and trying to turn itself into a connected universe franchise. Uncalled for, I know. But these things make money at the box office...You can now play Super Mario 64 in your browser - 20:53
Super Mario 64 is still an amazing game, but nearly 20 years after it first launched on the Nintendo 64, it looks pretty dated. But with a little love, it can look amazing. Computer science student Erik Roystan Ross recently decided to remake the first level of the game while experimenting with the Unity game engine, and the results are impressive — the game looks almost as good as more recent games in the series, like Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U. And you can even play the remake in you...AMC's The Walking Dead spinoff is titled Fear the Walking Dead - 20:47
AMC's upcoming The Walking Dead spinoff is on the way, and it just got a title: Fear the Walking Dead. Series creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon:
IT'S OFFICIAL! The walking dead companion show on AMC is called FEAR THE WALKING DEAD! Expect more news very soon! #FearTheWalkingDead— Robert Kirkman (@RobertKirkman) March 27, 2015
The news comes only days before The Walking Dead's season five finale airs on Sunday night. The timing,...AMC, IFC, and other channels added to PlayStation Vue internet TV service - 19:56
Sony promised it'd be coming soon, and now it's here: AMC is available to watch on the company's PlayStation Vue internet TV service starting today. Other AMC Networks channels including IFC, Sundance, and WeTV have also been added to Vue, which launched in three markets (New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia) last Wednesday. Sony notes that it's brought subscribers AMC just in time for The Walking Dead season finale, which is this Sunday night. The final seven episodes of Mad Men are also ...The White House announces a five-year plan to fight drug-resistant superbugs - 19:54
The Obama administration unveiled a plan today to fight the spread of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs." The goal is to prevent the proliferation of aggressive bacteria responsible for 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses every year, the Associated Press reports.
The five-year plan is a response to the country's growing reliance on antibiotics for medicinal purposes and in the food industry. It outlines several goals, which include slowing the emergence of superbugs, strengthening surveillanc...Take a look at a four-player drunken horse racing game played on one phone - 19:44
I've been following the work of Nathan Fouts, the head of indie studio Mommy's Best Games, since he released Weapon of Choice, an underrated gem from the overlooked Xbox indie game storefront. His latest game is available on the significantly larger Android and iOS platforms, and allows up to four players to play at once.
Perfect for endless car rides with the family
Finger Derpy appears to play, as my pal Josh Lowensohn describes it, like "Hungry Hungry Hippos from hell." Each player control...
Jury: Kleiner Did Not Discriminate Against Ellen Pao - 22:10
After deliberating since Wednesday, a San Francisco jury delivered its verdict in Silicon Valley's most closely watched trial.
The post Jury: Kleiner Did Not Discriminate Against Ellen Pao appeared first on WIRED.F1 Drivers Push Their Bodies to Extremes in Malaysia’s Heat - 21:52
This weekend, Formula One heads to Malaysia, one of the most humid and hottest tracks on the calendar. It tests both man and machine.
The post F1 Drivers Push Their Bodies to Extremes in Malaysia’s Heat appeared first on WIRED.Storage Breakthrough Will Improve SSD Capacity Tenfold - 21:33
Two companies today announced new 3D NAND technology that stacks layers of flash cells vertically to increase density.
The post Storage Breakthrough Will Improve SSD Capacity Tenfold appeared first on WIRED.Get Your Shots, Wash Your Hands, Thanks, and Goodbye - 21:19
A final post from the Superbug blog, with sincere thanks to readers, colleagues and editors.
The post Get Your Shots, Wash Your Hands, Thanks, and Goodbye appeared first on WIRED.Slack Says It Was Hacked, Enables Two-Factor Authentication - 19:48
On Friday Slack announced on its corporate blog that it was hacked over the course of four days in February.
The post Slack Says It Was Hacked, Enables Two-Factor Authentication appeared first on WIRED.Soon, Humans Will Follow Robots Into Deep Space - 19:44
The crewed space program and the robot space program are two different things with two different purposes. And we need them both.
The post Soon, Humans Will Follow Robots Into Deep Space appeared first on WIRED.Water, Fire, and Costa Rica’s Carbon-Zero Year So Far - 19:17
Costa Rica hasn't burned any fossil fuel for energy in almost three months. How'd they do it?
The post Water, Fire, and Costa Rica’s Carbon-Zero Year So Far appeared first on WIRED.How a Technology-Push Process Led to the Reboot of Google Glass - 19:12
Google Glass exploded into the tech scene in 2012 with the pomp and circumstance of an Apple product unveiling. It put “wearable technology” into the lexicon of the masses. Accolades poured in from both the technology world and the fashion world. Celebrities, politicians, runway models, even Prince Charles wore them in public. And yet, as […]
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15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week - 22:20
This week’s tech news included big announcements from Facebook and Y-Combinator, a sighting of the Tesla Model X on the road, a controversial Indiana bill that has tech leaders up in arms, and the launch of Periscope, a Twitter app that has potential to change the way we communicate online. At TechCrunch HQ we launched our new daily show, Crunch Report, a roundup of tech news airing… Read MoreThis Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Smartphone Stuff And Smart Home Stuff - 22:09
It was a big week for phones and homes. John Biggs has been reviewing the new Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung, while the HTC One M9 recently went on sale in certain markets. And speaking of things that just went on sale, Indiegogo darling Canary recently went live in retail stores like Best Buy and Verizon Wireless, as well as on Amazon. Meanwhile, August Lock raised a huge round of funding to… Read MoreThe Jury Rules Against Pao On All Four Claims In Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins - 21:40
Updated: After several days of deliberations, a San Francisco Superior Court jury has come to a conclusion in Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the gender discrimination trial that began with a lawsuit filed in May 2012 and has culminated this past month in a closely watched five-week-long courtroom trial. The jury has ruled “no” on all four claims Pao leveled… Read MoreThou Shalt Not Google - 21:18
At every break during the high-profile Pao versus Kleiner Perkins trial these past couple of weeks, judge Harold Khan reminded the jurors, “Do not form or express any opinions about the case. Do not do any research. Do not read any news reports. Do not Google the case.” It’s a pretty difficult ask, as the trial is one of the most mediated Silicon Valley has ever seen, with… Read MoreGillmor Gang LIVE 03.27.15 - 21:02
Gillmor Gang – Steven Levy, John Taschek, Erick Schonfeld, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session 1pmPT/4pmET today. Our FriendFeed chat during the show broadcast Gillmor Gang on Facebook Our sister show, G3 , on Facebook (please “like” the ladies) Our sister show, G3 , archived on Ustream Read MoreThese Brutally Honest Push Notifications Will Make You Rethink Your Life - 20:51
This is hilarious, and sad. We didn’t evolve to live with phones in our hands. We’re still getting the hang of managing our instincts and odd behaviors in the face of instant communication. This set of humorous push notifications proves that we have a lot to learn. Big thanks to Distractify for assembling these, which we discovered through DesignTaxi. Read MoreElecFreaks Is Selling (And Giving Away) A DIY VR Drone - 20:16
A new 3D-printed drone called the ELF VR Nano is available for pre-order on Indiegogo and for download on Thingiverse. That’s right: you can either buy the product and receive pre-printed parts or you can simply print it yourself. It’s one of the purest open source hardware plays I’ve seen in a long while and it just goes to show how cool it is to be able to print your own… Read MoreJoin Ron Conway And Fred Wilson At Disrupt NY - 19:53
It’s no secret that the incredible wealth of the technology industry has attracted critics in recent years. In this country’s two capitols of capital, San Francisco and New York, influxes of tech workers are reshaping neighborhoods, and accelerating tech salaries are ramping rent prices in entire area codes. Technology promises change, but not all change is popular. Startup… Read More
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The problem isn't if the Germanwings pilot had a mental illness, it's why he hid it - 22:19
The investigation into the deadly Germanwings crash revealed Friday that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz hid a psychiatric condition from his employer
While prosecutors have yet to specify the exact nature of that illness, there is speculation that mental illness may have affected his performance and perhaps the final decisions he made in the plane's cockpit
See also: Post-9/11 security reforms may have enabled Germanwings crash
Lubitz is accused of purposefully crashing Flight 9525 into the French A...Ellen Pao loses: Jury finds Kleiner Perkins not liable in gender discrimination suit - 22:14
SAN FRANCISCO — In a decision that sent shockwaves through Silicon Valley, a jury found that Kleiner Perkins did not engage in gender discrimination against its former employee Ellen Pao.
Pao, a former partner at premiere venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins Caufield & Byers, sued her ex-employer for $16 million in lost wages, as well as punitive damages which could have added tens of millions more.
See also: Kleiner Perkins partner says Silicon Valley is a 'boys club' but the firm is not
At...World's luckiest fan of 'The Wire' interviews its showrunner at the White House - 22:01
President Barack Obama got the opportunity of a lifetime on Thursday when he sat down for a chat with David Simon, creator of The Wire, at the White House
America's geek-in-chief says the Baltimore crime saga is "one of the greatest not just television shows, but pieces of art, in the last couple of decades." His wide-ranging chat with Simon covered the drug trade, unemployment and why Omar is his favorite character.
Adorable baby hippo’s pool party seems like a pretty chill afternoon
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Meerkat just delivered its first major update since going viral.
The live-streaming app promises a massive improvement, including "tons" of bug fixes and several new features, although some of these don't yet work as promised.
See also: 5 accessories to improve your crappy Meerkat videos
It seems that the update's primary focus was bug fixes and stability improvements. "It is much more stable and user friendly," Meerkat's developers promise in their release notes for the 1.1 update. They espe...High school says student with autism can't wear varsity letter jacket - 21:50
This isn't 'Nam, folks. This is Wichita East High School, and there are rules
So say officials at Wichita East, who are now facing criticism for forcing a student with special needs to remove his high school letterman's jacket
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Michael Kelley is a Wichita East student who has Down's Syndrome and autism, according to a report from local station KSN. He's plays for its special-needs basketball team, which is a club spor...Did Messenger just make Facebook cool for teens again? Not quite. - 21:48
Being "cool" is a fleeting sensation for Silicon Valley companies, where innovation moves at breakneck speeds, competition is relentless and users often fickle.
But when you're an 11-year-old publicly traded company like Facebook, it means dealing with the challenge of keeping young people hooked long after the newness rubs offMark Zuckerberg suggested as much in 2013 when he told investors that “coolness is done for us.”
And it's no secret that two years later, the company has a problem kee...AMC's 'The Walking Dead' summer companion show gets its title - 21:10
LOS ANGELES — Not that we needed to be reminded to be afraid of flesh-eating zombies, but hey, any extra measure of caution in The Walking Dead world certainly can't hurt.
Robert Kirkman, a comic-book writer who created the graphic novel upon which the popular AMC show is based, tweeted on Friday the companion series' new title: Fear the Walking Dead.
SEE ALSO: 'The Walking Dead' companion series will debut this summer
IT'S OFFICIAL! The walking dead companion show on AMC is called FEAR THE ...36 and won: Kentucky mocks trash-talker after blowing out WVU - 20:54
If March Madness is a video game, it's looking more and more like Kentucky is the Final Boss players will have to face if they want to beat the game and take home the NCAA title. And as every gamer knows plenty well, the Final Boss is no one to take lightly
West Virginia learned this the hard way in the Sweet 16 Thursday night, suffering a humiliating 78-39 blowout loss to the Wildcats after one of their players had publicly guaranteed an upset victory
After making their statement on the cour...
Here's A New Way To Step Into A Virtual World - 21:38
When you strap on an Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset, you're free to look up, down and around. But as soon as you try to explore the virtual world further, you're stuck. You can't interact with your surroundings or walk across the room.
New controllers and sensors hitting the market are built to solve this problem, whether by tracking the precise location of your fingers so you can grab that virtual gun or giving you a simple joystick so you can "walk" from place to place. The HTC Vive, on...Your "Strong" Password May Be Weaker Than You Think - 15:00
If you've been relying on password meters to determine how strong your passwords are, we've got some bad news. Their strength measurements are highly inconsistent and may even be leading you astray, according to a new study from researchers at Concordia University:
In our large-scale empirical analysis, it is evident that the commonly-used meters are highly inconsistent, fail to provide coherent feedback, and sometimes provide strength measurements that are blatantly misleading.
Researchers Xa...Why Facebook Messenger Is A Platform—And WhatsApp Isn’t - 3/26
WhatsApp doesn’t want to be a platform. Co-founder Brian Acton, on a panel Wednesday at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, made that very clear. Unlike its sibling service Messenger, which has started courting outside developers and businesses, all that matters to WhatsApp is that the service remain stable, simple and unfettered for its worldwide audience of 100 million monthly active users.
That matters to parent company Facebook too, but likely for different reasons.
See also: Looks Like Fa...Oculus Rift Is Coming, And Facebook Wants It To Be Your New Reality - 3/26
A wise man once said that reality is "simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain." Oculus, the virtual reality harbinger now owned by Facebook, agrees. And it wants you to believe it too, so you can accept virtual reality as a new form of reality.
"VR is more than just another platform," Oculus chief scientist Michael Abrash said at the F8 conference Thursday. "In the long run it has the potential to create the whole range of human experience. Virtual reality done right truly is reali...It May Have A Billion Users, But YouTube Isn't A Sure Thing Just Yet - 3/26
Since it launched to the public at the end of 2005 (the very first video is still online), YouTube has come to dominate online video in a way that few businesses manage to dominate anything on the Web. Today, it boasts more than a billion users, who are uploading more than 300 hours of video every minute and generating billions of views every single day.
So far, so rosy—but YouTube isn't exactly the home run that these figures might suggest it is, and it's facing increasing pressure from all s...How South By Southwest Turned Into A Hardware Show - 3/26
Kyle Ellicott is the cofounder of Wearable World, ReadWrite's parent company, and directs Wearable World Labs, a startup incubator.
Many of those who have attended South By Southwest Interactive in recent years complain that it's lost focus. Perhaps that's fair: It's no longer the insidery event that crowns new hot social apps like Twitter or Foursquare. And if it's just a big tech spring break dominated by recruiters trying to snap up engineers, why bother going?
For me, this year seemed diffe...Facebook's First Drone Is Broader Than A 737 - 3/26
Drones and satellites will soar above the earth under Facebook's plan to bring Internet connectivity to remote corners of the globe.
At the F8 conference Thursday, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer revealed images of the company's first such product: the Aquila, a solar-powered drone with the mass of a small car and a wingspan wider than that of a 737 jetliner.
Facebook acquired five employees from drone startup Ascenta last March. The team built the Zephyr—a drone that could fly for two weeks on s...React Native Will Ease, But Not Settle, The Native vs. Web Wars - 3/26
Facebook's Tom Occhino unveils React Native
Web apps and mobile apps don’t just look different, they have to be coded differently, too. However, a new open source framework from Facebook could make those two sets of code a little more similar to one another.
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The Invention Of The Baby Carrot - 22:18
Baby carrots are just regular carrots cut up and polished down. They're also the biggest thing to happen to carrots since orange. How did it happen?Jury Finds Gender Not To Be A Determining Factor In Ellen Pao's Termination From Kleiner Perkins - 22:10
The results of a months-long gender discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins.Russian Goalkeeper Hit By Flare - 22:10
A minute into Friday's European Championship qualifier between Russia and Montenegro, Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit by a lit flare thrown from the stands, suspending the match for 20 minutes. Akinfeev did not return to the game.13-Year-Old 'Minecraft' Player Confesses To Swatting, Police Say - 22:18
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Today James May started a YouTube channel and called it "JM's unemployment tube." By the looks of this single, unlisted video, he's already getting a little stir crazy.Inside Jeremy Lin's Life After Linsanity And The New York Knicks - 20:55
It isn't Kobe's taunts or humiliating viral videos that have made this the toughest year of Jeremy Lin's life. It is the feeling that, as hard as he tries, he just doesn't fit in.US, Russian Crew Blasts Off For Year-Long Stay On Space Station - 21:49
A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, sending a US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts on their way to the International Space Station, a NASA Television broadcast showed.It's Friday — Stop Working And Play 'Mario 64' In Your Browser Instead - 20:43
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In Vote to Expand Social Security, 42 Democratic Senators Vote Yes While Every Republican Votes No - 17:45
The political fight to increase Social Security benefits passed a milestone late Thursday night as 42 Democratic U.S. senators voted to increase payments to beneficiaries and all Republican senators voted no. While the amendment by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, did not pass&mda …Kansas, Arizona appeal voter citizenship ruling to Supreme Court - 21:41
Kansas and Arizona on Wednesday filed notice of an appeal to the US Supreme Court [official website] asking that federal elections officials force residents of their states to prove US citizenship before registering to vote. more fallout from Shelby v. Holder
This is where waterfalls should stay - 3/11
Waterfalls have been described as a dependable solution to programmatic advertising, and while that may be true, they're certainly sub-optimal.5 Things You Need To Know About ‘Advance Bidding’ - 3/05
It’s simple auction economics — the more people bidding on and competing for an item, the higher the price the item will sell for. Why wouldn’t publishers want this for their ad inventory? They do, obviously. But they’re not getting it under the current programmatic setup. The current programmatic auction dynamic is a “members only club,” with many would-be buyers waiting outside to bid on what’s left after the initial auction. The approach of ‘Advance Bidding’ aims to fix that. In an effort ...A visually simple look at Advance Bidding - 3/05
Here's what the Advance Bidding timeline looks like.The missing piece to the programmatic puzzle - 3/05
If publishers are ever going to get their fair share of the growing programmatic market, they need to stop depending on daisy chains or waterfalls to manage demand partners. Publishers need to a way to give multiple partners equal access to their inventory to create true competition for each impression.Blocked ads certainly aren’t viewable, are they? - 2/20
Fraud, viewability and trust are big issues for the online ad industry right now. There’s a lot of overlap. Fraudulent impressions aren’t viewable (because they’re “seen” by bots), and this erodes trust in the relationship between buying and selling. There’s another part of the trust mission — the users. You know, the ones advertisers want to see their ads. There seems to be eroding trust on the user-side, as is apparent from the continued growth of ad-blocking software. This is why so many a...How Skateboarding Made Me a Better Marketer - 2/19
Long-time skateboarder Ben Plomion (VP Marketing, Chango) discusses the similarities he's found between his lifelong passion and his chosen profession.Technorati emerges as leader in inventory quality after venture with Forensiq - 2/17
Technorati, an advertising technology company focused on accelerating publishers programmatic revenues, has partnered with Forensiq, a leading advertising technology company that fights ad fraud, to provide a safe environment for buyers and sellers to transact programmatically with minimal risk of fraud. This successful partnership has helped Technorati achieve industry recognition from the IAB and Pixalate as a leader in quality assurance and seller trust. In the programmatic landscape where...Peering through the window at an evolving programmatic landscape - 2/06
An industry that's evolving comes with it many other evolutions as well -- how we think and talk about things, how solve new problems, how we solve old problems, and how sometimes it's preferred to just stick to what you do best. Here's a roundup of headlines from this week that covers changing terminology and strategies and a company changing its strategy and focus. There's also a bit on what we can learn from windows (the real ones, not the OS).
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Ellen Pao loses lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins; jury answers "no" to all four of Pao's claims (Re/code) - 22:10
Re/code: Ellen Pao loses lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins; jury answers “no” to all four of Pao's claims — Live: The Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Verdict — At 2 pm PT Friday, we'll hear a verdict in the months-long gender discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins.EU announces plans to banish geo-blocking, modernize copyright law (Glyn Moody/Ars Technica) - 21:50
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica: EU announces plans to banish geo-blocking, modernize copyright law — General digital strategy likely to collide with sectoral special interests. — At the heart of the European Union lies the Single Market—the possibility for people to buy and sell goods and services anywhere in the EU.Facebook announces Nuclide, an open-source IDE based on GitHub's Atom text editor (Jordan Novet/VentureBeat) - 21:20
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat: Facebook announces Nuclide, an open-source IDE based on GitHub's Atom text editor — Facebook today announced that it's built Nuclide, its own integrated development environment (IDE) composed on top of Atom, the text editor that code-repository software company GitHub first released last year.Intel is in talks to buy programmable logic device maker Altera, which would be its largest acquisition ever given Altera's $10.4B market capitalization (Wall Street Journal) - 20:50
Wall Street Journal: Intel is in talks to buy programmable logic device maker Altera, which would be its largest acquisition ever given Altera's $10.4B market capitalization — Intel in Talks to Buy Altera — Intel is in talks to buy Altera Corp. in what would be Intel's largest purchase ever.Google loses appeal court bid to prevent UK Safari users from suing over circumvention of privacy settings (BBC) - 20:15
BBC: Google loses appeal court bid to prevent UK Safari users from suing over circumvention of privacy settings — Safari users win right to sue Google over privacy — Google has delivered “notices of removal” to sites whose content is being removed from some searchesVine now supports 720p videos for iOS, with Android support coming soon (Jacob Kastrenakes/The Verge) - 20:00
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Vine now supports 720p videos for iOS, with Android support coming soon — Vine now supports high-definition videos — Vines are about to start looking a bit nicer. Over the “coming days,” the Vine app will start to roll out support for higher quality videos — Vine's blog post suggests …Meerkat now lets you follow people inside streams, discover streams your friends like, and opt out of tweeting comments (Josh Constine/TechCrunch) - 19:40
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