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Facebook Gives Publishers New Tools to Customize Native Ads

Facebook has launched a new standard native mobile ad format. It promises to make it easier for businesses to place their ads inside third-party apps in the Facebook Audience Network, which launched last year.<p>The new native ad templates allow publishers to customize things like the font, ad height, …

Oculus Rift goes mainstream early 2016

Quarter one 2016. It's the answer to a question we've asked basically every time we've spoken with Oculus VR since 2012: "When does the consumer version of the Rift come out?" Aside from that revelation, we're also getting our first look at the final design of the headset, but that's it! No word on …

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Google's plans for a massive, futuristic new headquarters gets derailed thanks to LinkedIn

Function wins over form<p>Google's search for a place to build its giant and oddly mysterious glass utopia will have to be somewhere else than Mountain View's North Bayshore district. In a vote from the area's city council last night, the group decided that LinkedIn and <i>not</i> Google will get the majority …

Apple Watch takes #1 in Consumer Reports lab tests of 11 smartwatches (Video)

We got an early indication that Consumer Reports were impressed with the Apple Watch when they were unable to scratch the sapphire screen of the stainless steel model. The well-respected non-profit has now revealed that the full set of lab tests are complete, and the Apple Watch ranked top out of …

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Facebook and Google launch people finder tools for Nepal quake

In the aftermath of the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April, Google and Facebook have launched their respective emergency …

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5 Big Myths About Bacon

Steer clear of them to reach bacon bliss.<p><i>I know you must get asked this a lot, but what is your favorite bacon? I have been trying pretty much every brand I can get hold of and I've also checked out some local products. I've been looking especially for applewood-smoked and bacon with no nitrates,</i> …

Uber has an army of at least 161 lobbyists and they're crushing regulators

I bet the uniforms are snazzy<p>Just four years after launching in San Francisco, Uber has propagated across the world and could be worth as much as $40 billion. Part of that success — and what Uber makes headlines for — comes from its ruthless playbook to frustrate the competition and to invade any …

We Asked 29 Tech Companies If Their Employees Can Access Your Personal Data

Privacy policies rarely mention the weakest point in any company's security infrastructure: its employees.<p>Traditionally, privacy worries for consumers and tech companies have been limited to keeping information secure from third parties or hackers. But a series of internal abuses show that tech …