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  • Police Officers Raided Someone's Home Over A Fake Twitter Account

    17 April 2014, 10:01 pm by: Paul Szoldra

    Setting up a satirical or parody Twitter account could land you in jail, according to Peoria, Ill. police. Police officers raided a home on Tuesday hoping to nab the person behind the now-suspended Twitter account of @PeoriaMayor — seizing computers, phones,…
  • These Are The Crazy Things Americans Think Will Be Possible By 2064

    17 April 2014, 9:59 pm by: Lisa Eadicicco

    A world where teleportation is possible and human organs are primarily grown in labs may only be 50 years away. At least that's what Americans think, according to a new survey. The Pew Research Center has published a new study detailing how Americans see the…
  • Essential Tips For Saving Time In Google Search And The Chrome Browser

    17 April 2014, 9:36 pm by: Lisa Eadicicco

    Have you ever gotten frustrated after combing through search results that aren't even related to what you're seeking? Or how about having to repeatedly press the back button in Google Chrome to find that website you saw about eight pages ago? Google is loaded…
  • This Free Game Became The Most-Downloaded iPad App In 34 Countries Only One Day After It Launched

    17 April 2014, 9:15 pm by: Karyne Levy

    Gamers have been awaiting the worldwide release of Blizzard's "Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft," a turn-based card game for the iPad.  The game came out yesterday, and it's already dominating the charts: It's the No. 1 most-downloaded app in 34 countries,…
  • In Less Than A Month These Guys Raked In $12 Million Thanks To Bitcoin Alternatives

    17 April 2014, 7:43 pm by: Julie Bort

    Whether you think bitcoin is an incredible advancement, or just a weird Internet fad, it has been very, very good for a Stockholm-based company called KnCMiner. That's because KnCMiner makes special computers that "mine" these coins. That's the process that…
  • Prisons Are Using Sophisticated Software To Predict How Parolees Will Behave After Release

    17 April 2014, 7:29 pm by: Business Insider

    Big data can help states decide whom to release from prison IN MONTY PYTHON'S "Life of Brian", the Jerusalem crowd picks wrongdoers for Pontius Pilate to release according to whether their names begin with "r", since they find it amusing that the Roman…
  • Tech Billionaire Marc Benioff Is Not Impressed By Mark Zuckerberg's $1 Billion Gift To Charity

    17 April 2014, 5:43 pm by: Julie Bort

    Billionaire philanthropist Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, has some sharp things to say about the $1 billion donation to charity Mark Zuckerberg made last year. Zuckerberg, Facebook's co-founder and CEO, gave $1 billion worth of stock to the Silicon…
  • Collective CEO Joe Apprendi Tells Us When He'll Go For An IPO

    17 April 2014, 5:18 pm by: Jim Edwards

    Adtech firm Collective has long been rumored to be a candidate for an IPO. So when we got a chance to visit CEO Joe Apprendi in his midtown office recently, we put the question directly to him. As with all CEOs who are considering taking their companies…
  • This New Fellowship Is Trying To Get New York's Tech Talent To Solve Some Of The City's Most…

    17 April 2014, 4:46 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    If you've been paying any attention to the news coming out of San Francisco, you've heard about the clash between the wealthy tech elite and the people getting evicted from their homes because of gentrification in the city.  Although the issue in San…
  • The Netflix-Comcast Deal Led To A Serious Speed Increase For Netflix (NFLX)

    17 April 2014, 4:45 pm by: Jay Yarow

    Netflix's deal with Comcast has led to a serious increase in speed. Here's a chart from Statista, based on a Netflix blog post detail the speeds of various Internet providers around the country.  Join the conversation about this story »
  • A New Trend Is Quietly Emerging On Twitter — And It Will Give You New Hope For America's Teenagers

    17 April 2014, 4:07 pm by: Caroline Moss

    It hasn't been a banner week for teenagers on social media. Last Sunday started out strong with the "Teenage Twitter Terrorist Threat." The 14-year-old in the Netherlands who tweeted American Airlines telling them she was planning to blow up a plane was…
  • San Francisco Billionaire Wants Tech CEOs To Give Money To The City's Poor, But One-Third Say No…

    17 April 2014, 4:04 pm by: Julie Bort

    When Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff asks tech CEOs to donate to his new anti-poverty effort, SF Gives, two-thirds say yes. One-third? Not so much. This is one of his many efforts to give back to the city. It's one reason why Google, and not Salesforce.com,…
  • Venture Funding For Payments Startups Hits A New High

    17 April 2014, 4:00 pm by: Keith Griffith and John Heggestuen

    Editors note: This is the free edition of Payments Insider, a newsletter on all things payments produced by BI Intelligence.  Click here to subscribe to Payments Insider and receive it in your inbox everyday.  PAYMENTS FUNDING HITS NEW HIGH: Committed…
  • 4 Reasons Amazon Should Acquire Sears

    17 April 2014, 3:46 pm by: Ashley Lutz

    Amazon's business is thriving, while Sears' is flailing. But if Amazon acquired Sears, both retailers could stand to benefit, industry expert Robin Lewis writes on his blog. He names a few reasons why Amazon acquiring Sears would be a smart business move. 1.…
  • This Is The Behavior On Pinterest That Makes The Social Network So Attractive To Marketers

    17 April 2014, 3:07 pm by: Cooper Smith

    Pinterest does not have close to the reach of Instagram or Twitter, let alone Facebook. But the demographics on the site make it particularly attractive to marketers looking to target a high-income, female-heavy audience. Moreover, the site's photo-rich design…
  • Nissan Just Revolutionized The Rearview Mirror

    17 April 2014, 3:03 pm by: Alex Davies

    Americans have gotten used to rearview cameras, which make driving in reverse easier and safer and will be required on all new cars by May 2018. Now, Nissan is taking the next step forward, adding the benefits of a camera to the rearview mirror. The "smart…
  • Here's A Photo Of Rupert Murdoch Wearing An Oculus Rift

    17 April 2014, 2:32 pm by: Steve Kovach

    A lot of people are passing around this photo of News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch wearing Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset made by the company Facebook recently bought for $2 billion. The photo was posted to Murdoch's Tumblr page.SEE ALSO: A photo of…
  • BITCOIN: How It Works, And Why It Could One Day Threaten Legacy Payments Tools Like Credit Cards

    17 April 2014, 2:22 pm by: John Heggestuen

    Bitcoin is most often discussed as a volatile digital currency, with a value that seesaws depending on the latest news — good and bad. It's beloved by some, derided by others. But where Bitcoin's real value lies is as a payments technology that has the…
  • This Startup Is Releasing An iPad Case That Makes Buttons Magically Appear On The Screen

    17 April 2014, 2:17 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro and Lisa Eadicicco

    A startup is creating a case for the iPad Mini that can create a keyboard on top of a touchscreen seemingly by magic. Tactus Technology is working with Tawainese electronics manufacturer Wistron to create a shape-shifting iPad case that can lift a physical…
  • A Waze Exec Says A US Airways Baggage Guy Sent Her These Harassing Texts

    17 April 2014, 2:16 pm by: Alyson Shontell and Jim Edwards

    Julie Anne Mossler, senior director of communications at Google-owned Waze, says she's being harassed by a U.S. Airways baggage person via text messaging. Mossler is live-tweeting the texts between her and the vendor (U.S. Airways uses a third party service to…
  • PROFESSOR: There Is A Big, Gaping Flaw In The New Satoshi Study

    17 April 2014, 2:13 pm by: Rob Wile

    Yesterday, we wrote up a study from Aston University in Birmingham, England that broke down linguistic matches between 13 individuals "regularly referred to as candidates" and Satoshi Nakamoto, the apparently pseudonymous inventor of Bitcoin. Of the group,…
  • How To Stop Facebook's Video Ads From Automatically Playing

    17 April 2014, 1:07 pm by: Ryan Bushey

    Facebook recently introduced the worst kind of ads to its users. If you sign in to the desktop or mobile version, a video trying to sell some kind of a service will immediately begin to play. The only way to stop it is to tap on it once. Lifehacker's Whitson…
  • Facebook Can Now Track Your Precise Location Continuously Through Your Phone (FB)

    17 April 2014, 1:00 pm by: Jim Edwards

    Today, Facebook launches a new function for its Android and iPhone apps called "Nearby Friends," which allows users to track each others' locations continuously down to the nearest half mile or — if you choose — as near to your precise location as…
  • Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft's New Initiative Is Proof That Not All Tech Companies Are Evil

    17 April 2014, 1:00 pm by: Megan Rose Dickey

    Ride-sharing startup Lyft just announced a new campaign called "Lyft for Good" that should make a lot of "normals" in Silicon Valley happy. The idea behind Lyft for Good is to give back to communities nationwide by doing things like delivering food to those…
  • Honda's Little Robot That Acts Like A Human Is Something You Have To See

    17 April 2014, 1:00 pm by: Dylan Love

    Fourteen years ago, Honda introduced the first generation of Asimo, a humanoid robot designed to be an assistant to people with limited mobility. It was also something of a public relations push to get people interested in studying science and mathematics.…

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