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  • Whisper Responds To Damaging Accusations And Places Employees Involved On Leave

    24 October 2014, 11:08 pm by: Alyson Shontell

    Anonymous secret-sharing app Whisper has placed some of its employees on administrative leave following a report that called some of its business practices into question. Last week, The Guardian published an exposé on Whisper, alleging that the app tracks…
  • 15 Brilliant Quotes That Show The Genius Mind Of Box CEO Aaron Levie

    24 October 2014, 8:49 pm by: Eugene Kim

    Box CEO Aaron Levie’s idea to turn an ordinary file-sharing software into the next big collaboration enterprise platform has made him one of the most-watched Valley CEOs in recent years. Since its founding in 2005, Box has raised over $564.1 million in…
  • Elon Musk Thinks Sci-Fi Nightmare Scenarios About Artificial Intelligence Could Really Happen

    24 October 2014, 7:37 pm by: Paul Szoldra

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn't the biggest fan of artificial intelligence, an initiative he called "our biggest existential threat" in comments at the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics department's Centennial Symposium on Friday. Musk, who called for some regulatory…
  • Here Are Some Of The American Adults Who Started Live-Action Role Playing And Never Stopped

    24 October 2014, 6:52 pm by: Harrison Jacobs

    A few weeks ago, I visited Alliance, one of the oldest live-action role-playing (or LARPing) groups in the US, where I met people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who've made LARPing a central part of their lives. The LARPers included both diehards and the newbies.…
  • Microsoft's PR Boss Had A Funny Response To Google's Big News (MSFT, GOOG)

    24 October 2014, 6:51 pm by: Steve Kovach

    Google dropped some big news to employees Friday. Sundar Pichai, the executive in charge of Android and Chrome, got a promotion that makes him the boss of all of Google's core products: search, Google+, apps, advertising, Android, Chrome, and so on. The news…
  • Meet The Investor Funding Game-Changing Startups Run From College Dorms

    24 October 2014, 6:38 pm by: Akin Oyedele

    Peter Boyce II, an associate with General Catalyst Partners, and co-founder of Rough Draft Ventures,  was recently interviewed by OneWire CEO Skiddy von Stade.  In the interview, he explained how he got into the startup business by founding Rough Draft, a…
  • Larry Page Is Taking A Step Back At Google To See The 'Bigger Picture,' And Sundar Pichai Is Getting…

    24 October 2014, 5:43 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    Google is reorganizing its executive structure. Former Android and Chrome head Sundar Pichai will lead all of Google's core products. CEO Larry Page taking a step back to focus on the "bigger picture," Re/Code's Kara Swisher and Liz Gannes report. Google…
  • CHART OF THE DAY: Cell Phone Bills Are Up 50% Since The iPhone Was Invented

    24 October 2014, 4:47 pm by: Dave Smith

    Despite some recent company efforts to help pay for customers' phone bills through promotions and subscription programs, the telecommunication industry largely relies on customers using more phone data each year — through new applications and innovations —…
  • Sam Biddle Is Leaving Valleywag

    24 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Alyson Shontell

    Sam Biddle, editor of Gawker's technology site, Valleywag, is leaving the publication and transitioning to another role at Gawker Media. Biddle will spend November on sabbatical. When he returns in December, he will be named Senior Writer at Gawker, focusing…
  • Apple Made A Move That Could Shake Up The Wireless Industry, But AT&T Is Making That A Little More…

    24 October 2014, 3:35 pm by: Lisa Eadicicco

    When Apple unveiled its new iPads last week, it also quietly announced a new technology that will enable you to switch between wireless carriers at your own will.  The cellular version of Apple's new tablets will come with the company's own SIM card rather…
  • How Cellphone Data Could Help Fight Ebola

    24 October 2014, 2:45 pm by: The Economist

    Mobile-phone records are an invaluable tool to combat Ebola. They should be made available to researchers. With at least 4,500 people dead, public-health authorities in west Africa and worldwide are struggling to contain Ebola. Borders have been closed, air…
  • This Simple iPhone Trick Is Perfect For Reading In The Dark

    24 October 2014, 2:35 pm by: Steven Tweedie

    Ever turn down the brightness on your iPhone and wish it could go even darker? Well, you're in luck — there's even an easy shortcut so you don't have to poke around in your iPhone's menu the next time you're browsing in bed or in a movie theater. Here's how…
  • Beats Music Will Become Part Of iTunes Next Year (AAPL)

    24 October 2014, 2:30 pm by: Sam Colt

    Apple will shut down Beats Music and relaunch it next year under the iTunes brand, according to The Wall Street Journal's Hannah Karp. Last month, Apple denied rumors that it would be shutting down Beats Music, but it was widely understood that the streaming…
  • 10 Awesome Cases For Your New iPad Air 2 (APPL)

    24 October 2014, 2:26 pm by: Lisa Eadicicco

    Apple may make one of the best tablets in the world, but that doesn't mean it's the most durable. If you plan on tossing your new iPad in your bag for your commute, you'll probably want to get a case that's both durable and thin. Many accessory makers are…
  • A Google Exec Just Beat The World Record For Highest-Altitude Jump From The Stratosphere

    24 October 2014, 2:24 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    Google senior vice president Alan Eustace just beat the world record for highest-altitude space jump, The New York Times reports. A helium-filled balloon carried him 135,908 feet to nearly the top of the stratosphere  — more than 25 miles — above the…
  • THE PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING REPORT: Mobile, Video, And Real-Time Bidding Will Catapult Programmatic…

    24 October 2014, 2:15 pm by: Mark Hoelzel

    Programmatic platforms are on pace to fundamentally reshape the entire digital advertising landscape. These platforms are automating much of the ad buying and selling process and increasing the accuracy of execution. Programmatic technologies are helping ad…
  • RALPH NADER: Hey Apple, Stop Listening To Carl Icahn And Pay Your Workers Instead (AAPL)

    24 October 2014, 1:39 pm by: Myles Udland

    Ralph Nader has a clear message for Apple: pay your workers more money. In a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Nader, a multiple-time Presidential candidate, wrote that Apple should stop catering to the demands of activist investors like Carl Icahn, and use its…
  • Watch This South Korean Robot Fly A Plane

    24 October 2014, 1:16 pm by: Matthew DeBord

    Okay, it's a South Korean robot flying a plane — on a flight simulator. And later, it's a robot flying a ... toy plane. However, this Reuters video does show the effect of actually putting a humanoid robot in a cockpit, even if it's a virtual flight deck.…
  • 7 Of The Coolest Secrets In The Game 'Destiny' And How To Find Them

    24 October 2014, 12:58 pm by: Karyne Levy

    "Destiny" has been revered as one of the best video games of the year.  It made $325 million in its first five days. The game was an instant hit, even before it was officially released.  Now that it's been out for awhile, people are finding some pretty cool…
  • iTunes Music Sales Are Plummeting (AAPL)

    24 October 2014, 12:36 pm by: Sam Colt

    iTunes music sales have fallen 13% since the beginning of the year, The Wall Street Journal's Hannah Karp reports. The decline in sales is not a surprise for Apple — sales were down 2.1% in 2013 — but the news underscores how consumers have steadily…
  • Late Telecom Entrepreneur's $35 Million Hamptons Estate Sells After Just 2 Months

    24 October 2014, 12:31 pm by: Madeline Stone

    The Hamptons home of late cable and telecommunications entrepreneur Richard Treibick has sold after just two months on the market, according to Candace Taylor at The Wall Street Journal. It had been listed for $34.99 million in August. The home is located on…
  • Ford CEO: We've Driven The Tesla Model S, Torn It Apart, And Put It Back Together (TSLA)

    24 October 2014, 12:31 pm by: Matthew DeBord

    There's no question that Tesla is the most interesting car company in the world. Morgan Stanley lead auto analyst Adam Jonas has gone a step further and declared that Tesla is the most important car company in the world. So a lively moment was generated on…
  • THE INTERNET OF EVERYTHING: 2014 [SLIDE DECK]

    24 October 2014, 12:17 pm by: Tony Danova

    The age of Internet ubiquity has arrived. The world is moving beyond standalone devices into a new era where everything is connected. We've created a slideshow highlighting the key trends and forecasts for the entire Internet-connected ecosystem, including…
  • #GrammarGate Is A Hilarious Take On The Latest Twitter Controversy

    24 October 2014, 11:24 am by: Julie Bort

    By now you may have heard of an awful controversy sweeping the gaming community known by its Twitter hashtag #GamerGate. Now there's a new, nicer, funnier controversy, gathering around the hashtag #GrammarGate. #GamerGate, to sum it up, started when some…
  • The Next 'Avengers' Movie Might Demonize Artificial Intelligence All Over Again

    24 October 2014, 11:04 am by: Dave Smith

    Billionaire investor Peter Thiel recently said progressive technologies like artificial intelligence tend to get vilified in Hollywood. "You know, our society, the dominant culture doesn’t like science. It doesn’t like technology. You just look at the…

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