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  • After Exposing Sexism In The Video Game Industry, This Woman Received Rape Threats On Twitter

    27 August 2014, 7:58 pm by: Julie Bort

    Anita Sarkeesian was forced to leave her home and stay with friends after she recieved an outpouring of violent threats over Twitter. Sarkeesian is a a media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video web series that explores how women are portrayed…
  • 23 Tech Rock Stars Who Went To Harvard

    27 August 2014, 7:35 pm by: Eugene Kim

    Harvard University is one of the most prestigious and well-known schools in the world. Its undergraduate program had an acceptance rate of just 6% last year, while its Business School was ranked No. 1 in the country. Not surprisingly, Harvard has produced some…
  • Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Is China's Richest Person

    27 August 2014, 7:19 pm by: Sam Colt

    Jack Ma, founder and chairman of e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, is China's richest person, according to a Bloomberg report. Ma is worth $21.8 billion, a figure that includes his 7.3% stake in Alibaba and a nearly 50% stake in Alipay, a payment processing…
  • Here's What Happens When Someone Calls A SWAT Team On You As A Prank

    27 August 2014, 7:13 pm by: Paul Szoldra

    A gamer using the Twitch video service apparently caught the moment an armed police SWAT team burst through his office door while searching for an active shooter in Littleton, Colorado on Wednesday. Officers were conducting a search of office buildings after…
  • No Internet. No Microsoft Windows. No iPods. This Is What Tech Was Like In 1984

    27 August 2014, 6:28 pm by: Julie Bort

    1984. It's a year synonymous with George Orwell's novel about a dystopian society ruled by omnipresent government surveillance. The real 1984 was a far cry from that. While today, we do have scary government surveillance, that's largely thanks to email, social…
  • This Illustration Posted By Eric Schmidt Shows How Google Thinks About Innovation (GOOG)

    27 August 2014, 6:14 pm by: Lisa Eadicicco

    Google is one of the largest, most influential technology companies in the world. But it didn't start out that way, and it's not easy to maintain that status. Google Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt has shared some insight as to how Google views…
  • Here's Where We Think The World's Nukes Are Stored — And What It Says About Global Security

    27 August 2014, 6:11 pm by: Armin Rosen

    Nuclear security scholars Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris published a study of the worldwide deployment of nuclear weapons on August 27th in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, their first such survey since 2009. As they stress throughout their…
  • Microsoft Thinks Customers Will Spend $150 On A Standalone Kinect (MSFT)

    27 August 2014, 5:06 pm by: Dave Smith

    Earlier this summer, Microsoft stripped its Kinect motion controller from the Xbox One, effectively dropping the price of its fledgling console by $100 in the process. But if you’re hoping to get a standalone version of the Kinect, Microsoft announced…
  • The Meme That Has People Dumping Ice Water On Themselves Has Raised Nearly $100 Million To Fight ALS

    27 August 2014, 5:00 pm by: Maya Kosoff

    In case you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, people have been dumping buckets of ice water on their heads in Facebook videos and nominating their friends to do the same. They're doing it to raise awareness (and money) for ALS, also known as…
  • 4K TV Shipments Are Ramping Up Much Faster Than HD TV Did In The Past

    27 August 2014, 4:35 pm by: Mark Hoelzel

    4K Ultra HD, or 4K for simplicity's sake, is the new TV standard for picture quality. 4K has four times the pixel density of standard HD. Analysts debate whether picture quality is really that much improved with 4K, but consumer uptake is accelerating,…
  • Facebook Clears The Air About Its Messenger App, Which A Lot Of People Are Needlessly Creeped Out By…

    27 August 2014, 4:32 pm by: Maya Kosoff

    Earlier this month, Facebook stopped letting users use the messaging feature on its main app. Users were directed to download Messenger to send and receive Facebook messages on their phones.  People hate when Facebook alters anything about its user…
  • Lending Club Files Paperwork To Get $500 Million IPO

    27 August 2014, 4:12 pm by: Eugene Kim

    Lending Club, the largest online marketplace for loans, has filed to go public on Wednesday, seeking $500 million from its IPO. That would make Lending Club’s IPO one of the 10 biggest stock market debuts of an Internet company ever, according to The New…
  • CHART OF THE DAY: Alibaba's Booming Business Is Way Ahead Of eBay

    27 August 2014, 4:07 pm by: Dave Smith

    China’s enormous e-commerce site Alibaba is a huge deal; its $200 billion valuation exceeds that of Facebook ($150 billion) and Amazon ($137 billion). The company is expected to go public in less than a month, so we have new data about the company based on…
  • On The Cruise Ship Of The Future, Robots Make Your Drinks And Every Room Has A Virtual Balcony

    27 August 2014, 4:02 pm by: Lisa Eadicicco

    Sick of struggling to catch the bartender's attention when trying to order a drink? On the cruise ship of the future, you may not have to worry about that. Earlier this week Royal Caribbean announced that its next cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, will feature…
  • Here's How Instagram's New Hyperlapse App Smooths Out Your Videos

    27 August 2014, 3:30 pm by: Steven Tweedie

    Instagram recently released its new Hyperlapse app for creating silky smooth timelapses in a hurry, and now we know how the technology behind the app actually works. In the past, creating moving timelapses has been an expensive process that required camera…
  • This Is Why Some Microsoft Employees Still Fear The Controversial 'Stack Ranking' Employee Review…

    27 August 2014, 3:25 pm by: Julie Bort

    August and September are employee-review months at Microsoft and because the company is in the midst of a massive 18,000-person layoff – with the final 5,000 cuts  occurring over the next few  months – there's a lot at stake. This is the first time in…
  • How One Flower Delivery Company Got Its Start From An Epic Poker Game

    27 August 2014, 3:23 pm by: Maya Kosoff

    BloomNation's co-founder David Daneshgar has poker to thank for his company's early success. Daneshgar is a professional poker player. He won the World Series of Poker in 2008 and has been ranked one of the world's best poker players. By the time he was…
  • Prepare For The Mother Lode Of New Apple Products (AAPL)

    27 August 2014, 3:17 pm by: Steve Kovach

    In May of this year, Apple VP Eddy Cue teased a massive product lineup coming soon. Speaking at Re/code's annual conference, Cue said, "Later this year, we've got the best product pipeline that I've seen in my 25 years at Apple. I believe the products we've…
  • Google May Release Two New Smartphones This Year, And One Of Them Will Be Gigantic (GOOG)

    27 August 2014, 2:31 pm by: Lisa Eadicicco

    Google is reportedly planning to release two new smartphones this year, one with a 5.9-inch screen and another with a 5.2-inch display, according to Phone Arena's Michael Heller. Rumors about Google's next smartphone have been circulating the Web for months.…
  • This Startup Is Now Worth Almost A Billion Dollars By Just Focusing On Online Developer Training

    27 August 2014, 2:23 pm by: Eugene Kim

    Pluralsight, an online training platform for IT professionals, has just raised $135 million in its second round of funding, putting the company’s total valuation at close to $1 billion. Today's round was led by current investor Insight Venture Partners,…
  • E-Commerce Is Finally Beginning To Eat Into The Massive Supermarket Business, Starting With Gourmet…

    27 August 2014, 2:16 pm by: Cooper Smith

    E-commerce has yet to prove that it can make a serious dent in the $600 billion a year grocery industry in the U.S., but one promising opportunity is in selling specialty foods, including gourmet, health-conscious, ethnic, or otherwise hard-to-find food and…
  • Apple's Smartwatch Could Take Over Your Entire Home (AAPL)

    27 August 2014, 2:09 pm by: Sam Colt

    Apple's smartwatch — which will be released on Sept. 9 alongside the iPhone 6 — will have HomeKit integration, enabling users to communicate with and control other smart devices in their home, according to Re/code's John Paczkowski. According to…
  • Apple's Smartwatch Will Debut Sept. 9 (AAPL)

    27 August 2014, 1:36 pm by: Sam Colt

    Apple will unveil a wearable computing device on Sept. 9, according to Re/code's John Paczkowski. The so-called iWatch will debut alongside the iPhone 6, also expected to be unveiled that day with two screen sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. (The iPhone 5S has…
  • HOUSE OF THE DAY: A Cellphone Billionaire Is Selling His Canadian Island Playground For $75 Million

    27 August 2014, 1:32 pm by: Madeline Stone

    A gorgeous private island owned by Seattle-based telecommunications billionaire Craig McCaw is on the market for a jaw-dropping $75 million.  With such luxurious amenities as a private harbor, spa, and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, it's an amazing…
  • How To Make Custom Templates That Will Save A Ton Of Time In Excel

    27 August 2014, 1:16 pm by: Sara Silverstein

    If you create a lot of charts in Excel, you should definitely be creating and using your own chart templates. It helps keep the look of your charts consistent and will save you a ton of time.  Produced by Sara Silverstein.  Follow BI Video: On FacebookJoin…

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