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Facebook's Hour-Long Blackout Cost About $1.2 Million Dollars

VentureBeat reports that Facebook, who reported $2.86 billion dollars from ad revenue in Q2 2014, lost about $20,000 for every minute the site was offline. This amounts to roughly $1.2mm dollars lost in the 60 or so minutes Facebook couldn't be accessed by its users.<p>Here's how they calculated:<p>This …

Revenue

A Rocket Scientist Designed A Saucepan That Boils Water So Fast, You Can Watch It

At first, Povey was thinking only about the camping market. “At high altitude, it takes absolutely forever to boil water, so improving the efficiency …

UC Berkeley

Rise of the drones has police and regulators scrambling to catch up

Wardens at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopsville, South Carolina, were taken aback a few weeks ago when they conducted a routine sweep of the prison grounds. They discovered quantities of marijuana, cigarettes and cellphones scattered among the bushes in the no man’s land that surrounds the …

People Apparently Called the Police Because Facebook Went Down

If you freaked out about Facebook going down earlier today, we hope your next call wasn’t 911. Sounds obvious, right? Apparently not to everyone, …

Inconsistent Data Clouds Climate Change Reporting

The state of Ohio allows utilities to take credit for energy efficiency initiatives undertaken by their industrial customers, even when the utility is not involved.<p>As a result, when data crunchers from Ceres set out to compare the energy-efficiency performance of utilities across the U.S., they …

Microsoft hits Samsung with Android patent-royalty suit

Microsoft has filed a contract dispute suit against Samsung over what Microsoft claims is a breach of contract by Samsung involving Android patent royalties.<p>Microsoft filed its complaint against Samsung in US District Court in the Southern District of New York on August 1, following what Microsoft …

Intellectual Property