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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple’s iWatch Patent, The MBA Sticker Ad, And The Defender
 As the summer presses onward, so do we. A massive Apple patent surfaced this week, giving us our most detailed look yet at the company’s focus for the much-rumored iWatch. And speaking of Apple, the company recently released an interesting commercial showing off MacBook Air notebooks covered in stickers. Plus, we discovered a fun Indiegogo campaign this week for the Defender, a… Read More
Homejoy Expands Beyond Cleaning With Beta Test Of Home Services
 When Homejoy raised its $38 million round of funding last December, the company did so with a plan to move beyond just offering cleaning services to its customers. It’s starting to make good on that plan, with the launch of a beta test for other home services. In an email sent out to some Homejoy users (text below), the company invites customers to book and try out some of the new… Read More
Google Docs Makes Collaborative Editing Easier For Word Users
 At its I/O developer conference earlier this month, Google announced a major update to its suite of productivity apps, including Docs, Sheets and Slides. The main feature there was the integration of QuickOffice, which now makes editing native Microsoft Office documents online easier. Today, Google recapped some of those updates in a blog post, but it also threw in a new Google Docs feature… Read More
Bose Picks A Patent Fight With Apple’s Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones
 Bose has sued Apple-owned Beats over patents it holds related to noise-cancelling headphones, according to a new report from CNBC. The new suit means that Apple has a brand new patent battleground, should the Beats acquisition go through as planned, in addition to its ongoing litigation with Samsung and others. The full complaint is listed on Priorsmart, and lists Beat Electronics and Beats… Read More
Greats Brand Sneakers Are Off To The Races Following $1.5M Funding Round
Greats Brand, aspiring to be the Warby Parker of mens’ footwear, has revealed that the company broke $100,000 in sales in June, with a projected $1.6 million run rate for the year. Following a $1.5 million financing round, the shoe brand will, for the first time, have three different models of their shoes available at once. Historically, the brand has sold only one or two versions of a… Read More
How Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Stacks Up A Month Later
 Microsoft has a new Surface tablet/PC hybrid, and it’s a departure from their first- and second-generation versions of the Surface line, with an all-new design and a bigger, better display. The device is basically the perfect partner for Windows 8 and the Modern Windows UI, but your appreciation of this device (or lack thereof) will depend heavily on what you want to do with your computer. Read More
JustReachOut Helps Startups Write Better Email Pitches
 JustReachOut, a new startup out of growth hacking consultancy firm Criminally Prolific, recently launched a service that makes PR easier and more affordable for startups by combining its web services with some basic consultancy services. Read More
Amazon Rolls Out A YouTube-Like “Video Shorts” Section On Instant Video
 Amazon‘s Instant Video service has traditionally been thought of as both a rival to iTunes and Netflix, in terms of offering movies and TV shows for rent, purchase or for free streaming via the company’s Amazon Prime membership program. But you might want to add YouTube to that list of would-be competitors, as Amazon has now introduced a new section to Instant Video focused on… Read More
Lyft Strikes A Deal To Launch Service In New York City, But Pauses Operations In Buffalo And Rochester
 Lyft has come to a bit of a resolution in the city and state of New York that will allow it to begin offering service in the city after two weeks of discussions with regulators there. But in striking a deal that will make it available in all five boroughs of the Big Apple, Lyft has agreed to pause its operations in two other cities in New York State. Read More
Tapulous Founder Bart Decrem Has Raised About $1M For His New ‘Hobby’
 It looks like Tapulous founder Bart Decrem is ready for his next act, as the gaming exec has raised some money for a new venture, one which is simply called “Hobby.” Read More
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The Vacant Presidency-The World Is Aflame And Our Leader Is On The 14th Green
The president’s demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of golf, fundraising, and photo ops, it&rsquo …
Conservatives religious fundamentalist groups are trying to impose their narrow religious views and beliefs on the entire country.
Conservatives religious fundamentalist groups are trying to impose their narrow religious views and beliefs on the entire country. Their actions are a threat to the civil and religious liberties to all who follow another or no religion. One of their goals is to end secularism and …
A refreshingly open call for ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from an Israeli deputy speaker
I’ve always said that I like my ethnic cleansers like my men: honest, direct, and with a plan. Sadly, like good men, honest and open ethnic cleansers are few and far between. As the Israeli government, and those who blindly defend it, claim that the attacks in Gaza are …
Koch Brothers Funded Holocaust Denial | Breitbart Unmasked
Mark Ames has done America a great service by digging up the January, 1976 issue of Reason magazine where the Koch brothers’ publication promoted Holocaust denial. You should really go read the whole article, but here is one key passage about their ideological purposes …
Michigan Mayor: Having Atheist Booth in City Hall Is Like Welcoming Nazis, KKK
Newsflash: there are lots of people who don’t particularly like atheists. And unfortunately, some of them are elected officials. Case in point, Warren, Michigan mayor Jim Fouts didn’t take too kindly to a proposal to give atheists their own station at city …
» Why Many People In The Middle Now Identify With The Left
While the country has become more liberal in some ways, the Republican Party has moved to the extreme right, and the Democratic Party has filled in the vacuum in the middle by also moving to the right on many issues. As a consequence, many people who previously considered themsel …
Right Wing Heads Explode: Thesaurus Now Lists 'Redneck' & 'Right-Winger' As Synonyms For 'Obstructionist'
Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft is having none of that Thesaurus stuff. The far, far, far right wing author writes, ‘Liberal indoctrination at work... Thesaurus.com now includes "redneck", "right-winger" and "traditionalist" as synonyms for "obstructionist."‘ W …
57% Support ACA...and the GOP, still doesn't get it
Cognitive Dissonance must be ripping through the hearts of many Republicans...that's their disease. They just cannot imagine, the political reality of their argument...and, they will refuse to listen...because naturally, they're going to be absolutely right. Yea...right!! Reali …
Do 60% of Newsvine Say Obama Is 'Incompetent'?
There is an article here on Newsvine, purporting that ... Almost 60% Of U.S. Say Obama Is 'Incompetent' That statement is based on a "poll" released by "FOX NEWS" of all sources. WTF! Who would have ever guessed that FOX NEWS would release another negative hit piece on President  …
'Gaystapo' Editor: 'I Penned A Theologically Based Article Stating My Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs'
As The New Civil Rights Movement has been reporting, fired editor Bob Eschliman has now filed a federal complaint after he lost his job at a small Iowa newspaper for penning a personal blog post that attacked the LGBT community.  "I’d like to tal …
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Homejoy Expands Beyond Cleaning With Beta Test Of Home Services (Ryan Lawler/TechCrunch)

Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch: Homejoy Expands Beyond Cleaning With Beta Test Of Home Services  —  When Homejoy raised its $38 million round of funding last December, the company did so with a plan to move beyond just offering cleaning services to its customers.  It's starting to make good on that plan, with the launch of a beta test for other home services.

IBM Said to Reject Globalfoundries Offer for Chip Unit (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: IBM Said to Reject Globalfoundries Offer for Chip Unit  —  International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)'s talks to sell its money-losing chip-manufacturing operations to Globalfoundries Inc. have ended after the two companies failed to agree on terms, according to people familiar with the process.

Bose Picks A Patent Fight With Apple's Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones (Darrell Etherington/TechCrunch)

Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Bose Picks A Patent Fight With Apple's Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones  —  Bose has sued Apple-owned Beats over patents it holds related to noise-cancelling headphones, according to a new report from CNBC.  The new suit means that Apple has a brand new patent battleground …

House votes to allow cellphone 'unlocking' (Julian Hattem/The Hill)

Julian Hattem / The Hill: House votes to allow cellphone ‘unlocking’  —  The House on Friday passed legislation allowing people to “unlock” their cellphones and switch from one carrier to another, sending the bill to the president's desk.  —  The bill won unanimous support in the lower chamber and has been widely backed …

Verizon will start restricting LTE speeds for its heaviest unlimited-plan customers (Kevin Fitchard/Gigaom)

Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom: Verizon will start restricting LTE speeds for its heaviest unlimited-plan customers  —  Verizon's 4G networks soon will start favoring customers who pay for mobile data by the gigabyte over customers who draw deeply from Verizon's unlimited plans.  —  Verizon Wireless has been trying to coax …

Fixed Raises $1.2 Million For A Mobile App That Fights Your Parking Tickets For You (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Fixed Raises $1.2 Million For A Mobile App That Fights Your Parking Tickets For You  —  Fixed, the clever mobile application that helps you fight your parking tickets just by snapping a photo of the ticket with your mobile phone, has now closed on $1.2 million in seed funding.

Lyft to launch 7pm tonight in NYC, drivers will need taxi commission licenses, company "will pause operations" in Buffalo and Rochester by August 1st (Paige Thelen/Lyft Blog)

Paige Thelen / Lyft Blog: Lyft to launch 7pm tonight in NYC, drivers will need taxi commission licenses, company “will pause operations” in Buffalo and Rochester by August 1st  —  Lyft Launches in NYC  —  Tonight, after making positive progress with local and state leaders, Lyft will launch in all five boroughs of New York City.

SEC Drops Probe Into Facebook for Pre-IPO Disclosures (Reed Albergotti/Wall Street Journal)

Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal: SEC Drops Probe Into Facebook for Pre-IPO Disclosures  —  Facebook on Thursday said the Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its probe into the company over disclosures about advertising revenue ahead of its May 2012 initial public offering.  —  The SEC had been investigating whether …

Lyft allowed to launch in NYC on Friday, drivers will need taxi commission licenses, company will shut down service in Buffalo and Rochester (Liz Gannes/Re/code)

Liz Gannes / Re/code: Lyft allowed to launch in NYC on Friday, drivers will need taxi commission licenses, company will shut down service in Buffalo and Rochester  —  Lyft Works Out Deal to Operate in New York City  —  Ride-hailing service Lyft on Friday will begin operations in New York City …

Amazon Fire smartphone now available at AT&T (Greg Bensinger/Wall Street Journal)

Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal: Amazon Fire smartphone now available at AT&T  —  Amazon's Fire Phone Hits Stores, Minus the Fanfare  —  Amazon on Friday is embarking on its grandest attempt yet to keep customers buying more from its namesake site.  —  The company will begin selling its new Fire smartphone at AT&T stores without …

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Mark Cuban Advocates Selling Shares of Tax-Dodging U.S. Companies

Mark Cuban, the billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, took to Twitter on Friday to rail against companies that adopt overseas addresses to avoid paying U.S. taxes. He urged investors to sell shares of those companies.

Cuban, who expanded on his remarks in a CNBC interview, echoed comments by President Barack Obama, who yesterday said the practice, while legal, is ethically wrong. By avoiding taxes, Cuban said companies create an unfair burden by requiring the...

Plane Crashes Are in the News, But Air Travel Is Still Pretty Much the Safest Ever

The aviation industry as a whole may be at its safest since the beginning of flight, but airline travel still requires a leap of faith for passengers who must trust airlines and regulators to keep them safe.

Thursday's crash of Air Algerie Flight 5017, likely due to bad weather, was terrible news in the wake of terrible news.

See also: Major Airlines Avoid Ukraine Airspace After Crash of Malaysian Plane

The mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in March, combined with the d...

'Retail Jedi' and 14 Other Absurd Job Titles

In a bid to achieve maximal hipness and happiness, companies, particularly in the tech world, have collectively begun to create bizarre new positions or to attach peculiar names to the same old corporate paper-pushing nine-to-fives. A lot of these jobs have a bizarrely spiritual flavor — “evangelists” and “prophets” — while others try and infuse excitement where there is none — “Jedi” and “heroes.” Much of this might be a way of skirting around the grim reality that life in a cubicle is neith...

Bose Sues Apple's Beats Over Noise-Canceling Patents

Bose has filed a lawsuit against headphone-maker Beats Eletronics, alleging patent infringements centered around noise-canceling technology.

The lawsuit claims that Beats has infringed on five ideas patented by Bose having to do with noise-canceling headphones, in particular the Beats "Studio" and "Studio Wireless" products. CNBC first reported the lawsuit, which can be found in its entirety at the bottom of this post.

See also: With Beats, Apple Has Its Next iPod

Bose released a statement to...

Vision-Correcting Display Could Free Users From Their Glasses

Those of us who need glasses to see a TV or laptop screen clearly could ditch the eyewear thanks to a display technology that corrects vision problems.

The technology uses algorithms to alter an image based on a person’s glasses prescription together with a light filter set in front of the display. The algorithm alters the light from each individual pixel so that, when fed through a tiny hole in the plastic filter, rays of light reach the retina in a way that re-creates a sharp image. Researc...

Medal of Honor Recipient Accidentally Smashes NYSE Gavel

Sometimes, we just don't know our own strength.

Former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts knows this all too well. His week started off on a high — President Obama presented him with the Medal of Honor on Monday for his outstanding service during a battle in Afghanistan, and then he was invited to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

Pitts was visibly excited as he began to bash the ceremonial gavel. His first whack was strong, his second was even harder, but his thi...

What's the Best Way to Use Apache Cordova?

In our latest Ask a Dev video, web developer Alex Wasner discusses using Apache Cordova to create cross-platform applications via web technologies.

Apache Cordova puts your HTML, CSS and JavaScript into a native web view and uses plug-ins to give you access to native features like the camera and GPS.

See also: 5 Phone Charging Myths, Debunked

Consider that you'll be limited to the power of the rendering engine on the platform you're targeting. Plus, with community-driven plugins, you'll be r...

#IStandWithPalestine vs. I <3 IDF: A War of Photos Between Supporters

As fighting in Gaza continues between Israeli forces and Hamas militants, users of Instagram and Facebook are getting creative to voice their support for the two sides of the conflict.

See also: Israel Is Losing Control of the Gaza Media War

A campaign on Instagram voices support for the Palestinians with users from around the world taking photos of the hashtag #IStandWithPalestine scribbled on hands holding their passport.

Gramfeed, a website for viewing Instagram photos, shows more than 4...

Browncoats, Rejoice! 'Firefly' Cast to Reunite for Online Game

If you're still pining for a return of Firefly, then you might be able to get your fix in the online game based in its universe.

In an announcement at San Diego Comic-Con Thursday, it was revealed that the the entire main cast of the short-lived show — which only ran for a season on Fox in 2002 — will reunite to voice their characters in Firefly Online. Actor Nathan Fillion, who played Captain Malcolm Reynolds, even appears in the game's first trailer, viewable above.

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19 Kickass Lady Superheroes You Should Know More About

They kick butt. They take names. And they look great in spandex.

Now that the god of thunder is officially a goddess, she joins the ranks of many superheroines who have made an impact on the comic book world for several decades, even if their manly counterparts are the ones getting all the press.

See also: 10 Superheroes Who Will Never Score a Movie Deal

These super-ladies may not have big, blockbuster movie deals, but that doesn't mean they can't dish out some cold, hard justice.

Fair warnin...

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How The Mother Of All Sequels Crashed And Burned
Ten years ago, Benedict Fitzgerald's screenplay helped turn "The Passion of the Christ" into the most successful independent movie ever made. Later, he wrote a follow-up that he thought could be as big — and so did some drug dealers, money launderers, and kidnappers.
Congress Has Passed A Bill Making Phone Unlocking Legal In The U.S.
Consumers in the U.S. should soon be able to legally unlock their phones for use on other wireless networks. The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill this afternoon legalizing cell phone unlocking, following the lead of the U.S. Senate earlier this summer.
The Hidden, Horrifying Impacts Of Climate Change
It's not all hurricanes and floods. Expect sewage in your drinking water.
Now You Can Get Digg In A Box
Do you like Digg? Of course you do, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this. Well now you can get the same kind of great, weird and curious stuff you find on Digg but in real life, delivered right to your door. We don't know what you'll be getting yet, but rest assured it'll be really cool. And if you use the code "DIB5OFF" today it'll be really cool for $5 less. What could go wrong?
Should Almond Milk Exist?
Recently, a number of media outlets debated the value of almond milk. Here's why they did that.
Google Is Trying To Define The Perfectly Healthy Human
Called Baseline Study, the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people — and later thousands more — to create what the company hopes will be the fullest picture of what a healthy human being should be.
Keith Olbermann Is (Rightfully) Mad As Hell About Sexism In Sports
Keith explains how sports sexism let the NFL get away with suspending a wife-beater for two games when an on-field stomp got another player a five-game suspension.
Portraits Of America’s New Nomads
There is a loose tribe living at nature’s margins in the United States, slaughtering goats raised by hand at Idaho’s Lost River and picking cherries growing wild in California’s Marble Mountain Wilderness.
How To Disarm A Live Mine
This Cambodian man takes us through the incredibly dangerous task of rendering a mine useless with nothing more than a rifle and a multi-tool. Talk about nerves of steel.
A Young Jason Statham (With Hair) At A Diving Competition
It's upsetting to watch one of our favorite badasses get ripped apart by the commenters for his performance. But the happy ending is that he eventually found his true calling.
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Putting a Price on Data For Big and Small Sports
Companies are putting more and more into sports technological data each day.
Why MBA's still matter to the startup world
Interview with Rick Vanzura on the importance of education in the age of the “microwave millionaire” and “right now” culture.
Social and streaming indicted in the case of the disappearing cable subscriber
Is it time for me to slip them a pill, and cut cable? It may very well be. And I'm hardly alone in this "cut the cord" home economics decision.
3 reasons your business website needs a thriving online forum
Are you an up-and-coming blogger? Or perhaps an established one who’s looking for ways to bring in more revenue from your website?
Cyberbullying: Are you just as brave in person?
Cyberbullying: Your biggest challenge is going to be to control yourself to only pay attention to the items that are issues and not intrude entirely in your kids lives.
'Weird' email marketing subject lines can increase your open rate nearly 50%
Have you ever seen a seductive email subject line that drew you in completely?
Big risk marketing: You lose 100% of the races you don’t enter
Companies like Virgin America, IKEA, and AT&T, and brands like Old Spice and Hydroxycut are betting big and winning big in marketing.
Scientifically proven email techniques to make you look more professional
Email marketing continues to be an effective medium for reaching audiences. In order to keep your email campaigns looking professional, consider the following tips and strategies.
5 steps to living a Jetsons-style, automated life
Never before now has it been easier to control your environment and delegate mundane tasks to electronics, apps and other remote options.
How to use Google Adsense for site analysis
Google Analytics is a great free tool to track site performance, and analyze visitors and their behaviors. It provides robust data to gauge traffic and audience.
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Leia ambivalence
Reelgirl: Slut-shaming Princess Leia or protecting childhood from adult sexuality? HitFix: The Terrible Unspoken Implications Of Star Wars' Slave Leia Bitchflicks - Princess Leia: Feminist Icon or Sexist Trope? Tor - Carrie Fisher's Sound Thoughts on Princess Leia in 1983 (discusses & links to this 1983 Rolling Stone interview) previously on MeFi: - Genderbending, Nerdery, and Armorsmithing, Oh My - ...and then you strangle a giant slug with a chain
Reason magazine and racism
Last week, Pando.com's Mark Ames posted an article on the efforts of the GOP to recruit in Silicon Valley using libertarianism as a wedge and the history of libertarian links, particularly through Reason magazine, to racism. Reason responded, calling Ames a "conspiracy theorist". Ames, who has a history of digging into the seedy history of libertarianism, has responded by posting a copy of Reason's holocaust denial and revisionist history issue, along with profiles of its contributors and the...
Flag Flags and Furl On
The North American Vexillogical Association [previously] guides you through the 5 Basic Principles of Flag Design, citing examples of good and bad flags. Badflags, however, focused on the latter -- "the most vexing examples in vexillology."
a series of "whoas" strung together
The success of "24" was just one innovation of the '00s that helped change the TV landscape into what we're living with today. Another was the rise of the premium cable drama. "The Sopranos" wasn't HBO's first original series, but it was its first to draw comparisons to Shakespeare. Broadcast networks, seeing all that prestige flowing higher on the dial, started pushing the boundaries of what kind of language and imagery they could get away with in order for network series to be as dark and t...
A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center presents an experiment in cultural democracy – the first crowdsourced photo gallery of the Asian Pacific American experience around the world as lived on one day: May 10, 2014. The day was May 10, 2014, the 145th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railway. The Transcontinental Railway was an unprecedented national project that relied heavily on Chinese labor, but whose Asian history was excluded from its visual documentation in ...
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Treading Water
Prinna Boudreau tells the story how she and her husband became the focus of a police investigation after the loss of their infant daughter (audio - Boudreau's story begins at 20:17). From The Moth. [Warning: No graphic details but this is a very harrowing story]
Uncontrolled Orbital Lizard Sex Satellite
On July 18th, Russian researchers launched a Foton-M satellite in hopes of study how reptiles reproduce in a zero-g environment. They lost the ability to send commands to the biosatellite later that same day.
It's not like she walked in here for a Diet Coke and I broke her arm
The New Yorker talks with "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey, the worlds best female fighter, about why she loves to be hated. Ronda Rousey is the first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. She's aggressive and unapologetic, and has a brutal arm-bar submission hold that can break her opponent's arm if her opponent doesn't submit quickly enough. I don't want every girl to have the same ambitions as me, but I want them to be ambitious. I'm tired of seeing girls that shut up and have no ambition bei...
WAF? More like WTF.
Still shaking your head over that ridiculous "Women Against a Feminism" tumblr? The inimitable Bloggess weighs in with some welcome comic relief. (Time, right on schedule, helpfully pops up to explain it all for you).
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Internapalooza: Silicon Valley's Weird World of Interns

I saw the massive line of interns long before I could see the venue. The young crowd waiting outside Broadway Studios in San Francisco on Tuesday chatted with friends and checked their phones, eagerly awaiting to get inside.

Interns line up outside of Internapalooza&nbsp;

Approximately 2,000 interns from around the Bay Area signed up to attend Internapalooza, an industry-sponsored event for Silicon Valley’s interns to meet each other, chat up potential employers, and hear some of the tech indu...

Amazon Web Services: It's Big, Getting Bigger And Not Slowing Down

Amazon Web Services is already the 800-pound gorilla in cloud. It offers five times the utilized compute capacity of its next 14 competitors combined and is arguably the fastest-growing software business in history. According to Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, however, this isn't nearly ambitious enough. AWS aims to become an 800,000-pound gorilla. 

That's because Amazon isn't in the business of "infrastructure as a service," as the process of setting data services such as storage and computation is...

StackOverflow Readers Are Not Your Average Web Developers

We knew StackOverflow was different. Turns out it's, well, really different.

The technical Q&A site looks like your standard Web developer hangout. But according to new data from IEEE Spectrum, its community has some unusual technical tastes. For instance, its readers evince a serious interest in the niche-y area of embedded hardware development—that is, programmable systems that typically live inside other gadgets and don't expose a user interface to the average person.

On the other hand, this...

Quantum Computing And The Value Of Storytelling In Science

The Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything.

In Santa Barbara, Microsoft is working on the future of computing. Station Q is a Microsoft Research post staffed with some of the brightest mathematicians and researchers on the planet, working to solve the basic questions of quantum computing.

It makes for an interesting story.

On Thursday, Microsoft published an...

Yammer Cofounder Leaving Microsoft

Yammer co-founder David Sacks announced he’s leaving Microsoft on Wednesday, tweeting a thank you and goodbye to his former charges, whom he referred to as his “YamFamily.”

Microsoft acquired the maker of the enterprise social networking and chat tool two years ago for $1.2 billion, and when it did, Sacks was seen as a potentially transformative figure for the legacy technology company. He was even mentioned by outsiders as a candidate to replace Microsoft's outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer last yea...

Why Pinterest's Workforce Is The Future Of Tech

Pinterest’s tech department is twice as female as Twitter’s, and more so than the departments at Facebook and Yahoo, the numbers show.

On Thursday, Pinterest released its diversity numbers indicating the company’s gender and ethnicity makeup. The release is a followup to Pinterest tech lead Tracy Chou’s Medium post, Where are the numbers?, urging tech companies to reveal their diversity statistics.

See also: The People Who Make Twitter Don't Look Like The People Who Use Twitter

In the release, C...

Google Wants Chromecast's Allure To Rub Off On Its Music Service

Chromecast is one of Google's most successful consumer products ever. So it's only natural that the company would like to hitch another wagon to that star—and right now, that wagon is its streaming-music service, formally known by the awful name Google Play Music All Access.

See also: How To Stream Music With Google Chromecast

The occasion is the first anniversary of the TV streaming stick, which prompted Google to offer U.S.-based Chromecast users three free months of Google Play Music’s All A...

Data Obesity: The Latest Threat To Your Digital Fitness

So many of our modern health problems stem from issues of abundance: fast food, car-friendly suburbs, and endless couch-borne entertainment.

The cure for these, according to the quantified-self cult of Silicon Valley, is more data! Just collect information about every step we take, every beat of our heart, every toss we take in our sleep, everything we eat and every drop we drink, and all will be revealed.

But what if the abundance of data, too, is part of the problem?

Networked weight scales at...
New Google Maps Explore Feature Takes On Foursquare

Google wants to help you make decisions using the tool you already use to get directions.

On Thursday, the company launched an Explore feature for Google Maps that lets people discover places like restaurants and local hot spots with a tap of an icon located in the far right corner of Maps.

Like Foursquare’s new flagship application which eliminates the check-in, Google’s Explore feature is designed to help you find out information about places near you, and learns your behavior when you confi...

Maybe Asia-Pacific Developers Will Deliver The Internet Of Things

Demand, meet supply. The world is in dire need of millions of Internet of Things developers within the next few years. The good news? According to a new Evans Data survey, 17% the world's software developers are already working on IoT applications; those in the Asia-Pacific region are particularly active.

See also: The Internet Of Things Will Need Millions Of Developers By 2020

The bad news? This developer population doesn't have a strong history of software and cloud services innovation.

Asia-P...
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Canadian court forces Google to remove search results worldwide, as fears of “memory hole” grow
A Canadian court is forcing Google to remove search listings not just for google.ca, but beyond the country's borders too. The case could lead to more regional censorship practices becoming global.

Canadian court forces Google to remove search results worldwide, as fears of “memory hole” grow originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Bose sues Beats over patents for noise-canceling headphones
Bose just fired a major shot across the bow of Apple-owned headphone-maker Beats, accusing it of infringing on five patents related to noise-reduction.

Bose sues Beats over patents for noise-canceling headphones originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing
AWS doesn't have the public cloud to itself anymore. It faces two gigantic competitors trying to poach reference customers and growing adoption of hybrid cloud.

AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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IoT security: lessons from the maritime and airline industries
Businesses in more nascent stages of IoT development can learn from the airline and maritime industries in order to avoid costly blunders and build in security from the start.

IoT security: lessons from the maritime and airline industries originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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This week in bitcoin: Barry Silbert bets big on bitcoin, even as price falters
The SecondMarket CEO announced his resignation from the position as he focuses on building out a bitcoin business.

This week in bitcoin: Barry Silbert bets big on bitcoin, even as price falters originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Play a Microsoft-made HTML5 version of Settlers of Catan in your browser right now
Microsoft's Internet Explorer team released a preview HTML5 version of Settlers of Catan that works on almost every modern device -- from Windows Phone to iPads and desktop computers.

Play a Microsoft-made HTML5 version of Settlers of Catan in your browser right now originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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How advertisers can keep pace with the changing television landscape
Three core drivers are changing the television landscape and confusing advertisers: consolidation of big-media distribution, platform-driven viewing fragmentation, and the infiltration of social media into television.

How advertisers can keep pace with the changing television landscape originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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YouTube’s music subscription service could be called MusicKey
YouTube is launching a music subscription service later this year -- and around a dozen domain name registrations suggest that it could be called MusicKey.

YouTube’s music subscription service could be called MusicKey originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Verizon will start restricting LTE speeds for its heaviest unlimited-plan customers
Verizon's 4G networks soon will start favoring customers who pay for mobile data by the gigabyte over customers who draw deeply from Verizon's unlimited plans. The new policies will only apply when the network gets crowded.

Verizon will start restricting LTE speeds for its heaviest unlimited-plan customers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Three car technologies that know when you’re too sleepy to drive
The internet of things won't just change your home life. It will also affect the way you drive, by keeping you alert and preventing you from causing accidents.

Three car technologies that know when you’re too sleepy to drive originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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