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Tumblr: David Karp's $800 Million Art Project

David Karp is in the midst of a rite of passage that seems universal for the young tycoons of the Internet’s social era: He’s buying himself a proper swank pad. And like Mark Zuckerberg‘s luxe but dowdy $6 million manse in Palo Alto and Sean Parker‘s Greenwich Village carriage house-cum-party …

It looks like a good weekend for iPhone 5 deals

Will the rumored iPhone 5S (or 6) arrive in the fall? It may. And that might be why you can pick and choose from different deals on the iPhone 5.<p>If you're in the market for an iPhone 5, this weekend might be the time to plunk down your greenies and grab one. Several deals on the gadget kicked in …

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Microsoft And Oracle Will Announce Major Cloud Computing Partnership Next Monday

Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer, its Azure chief Satya Nadella and Oracle’s president Mark Hurd are holding a joint press conference next week, just two days before Microsoft’s Build developer conference is scheduled to kick off in San Francisco. The press event follows Oracle’s earnings call that …

RadioShack bundling $100 Google Play store credit with HTC One purchases

Loyal Engadget readers know that we don't normally trouble ourselves with promotions, but this one is too wild to ignore. Until June 30th, RadioShack is offering the HTC One to AT&T and Sprint customers with an added bonus -- a $100 credit for the Google Play store. Should you elect to sign up with …

iPhone 5S with dual-LED flash, slightly bigger battery spied in blurry rumor-gram

Did you back out of an iPhone 5 because it didn't have a dual-LED flash? If this leaked image from <i>MacRumors</i> turns out to be real, that may not be a problem for much longer. Inside and out, these blurrycam snaps purport to show an iPhone 5S which is nearly identical to its predecessor -- the only …

Jay-Z's 1m Samsung album sales won't count towards charts

Jay-Z may have pre-sold a million copies of Magna Carta Holy Grail, but no one will guarantee him a No 1. According to the Official Charts Company, …

Samsung Ativ Q steals show at launch with dual OS wizardry

Samsung's ever-expanding Galaxy range of Android gadgets took a back seat at the Korean company's showbiz London launch last night, with the bonkers …

Court documents reveal secret rules allowing NSA to use US data without a warrant

NSA's information gathering practices have been further detailed in court papers revealed by <i>The Guardian</i>. While the agency has continued to reiterate that it doesn't collect its data indiscriminately, the leaked papers detail several loopholes that allow it to gather data from both American and …

Robert Downey Jr. reportedly signs with HTC for $12 million marketing blitz

HTC is preparing an extensive two-year marketing campaign featuring <i>Iron Man</i> star Robert Downey Jr, according to two sources who spoke to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The deal is said to be worth $12 million and will span television, print, and billboard advertising around the globe, with Downey maintaining a level of …

LG to host an event in New York City on August 7th, could it be for a new Optimus G?

LG's got something cooking, and it's looking to let us in its kitchen in New York City on August 7th. Naturally, the important details -- like what we'll be seeing -- are nowhere to be found just yet, but given LG and Qualcomm's recent teasing of a new Optimus G packing a Snapdragon 800 SoC, it …

Tokyo court rules in Apple's favor in patent battle, Samsung has deja vu

In case you forgot, Samsung and Apple's legal squabbles didn't end in US federal court last year: the litigation rages on in international courts. Stop us if you've heard this one -- Samsung and Apple are caught up in a lawsuit focusing in part on Cupertino's bounce back patent, and things aren't …

Skype explored how to aid law enforcement by snooping under secret ‘Project Chess’

Tech companies may have denied accusations that they give law enforcement direct access to user info, but we now know of one company that at least explored the idea: Skype.<p>Under a program called “Project Chess,” Skype looked into some of the legal and technical challenges of making it easier for …

It’s no accident Facebook made Instagram’s new videos exactly as long as a television commercial

Facebook is going to get us all watching television ads again.<p>Instagram, the photo-sharing app that Facebook acquired last year, just added the ability to share videos, as well. It’s a copy of Vine, which is owned by chief rival Twitter. But whereas Vine lets users upload videos up to 6 seconds …

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Twitter Legal Director Nicole Wong Officially Joins White House as Deputy CTO

Nicole Wong, former director of legal products at Twitter, will depart the company to join the Obama administration as deputy U.S. chief technology …

Samsung's Ativ Q is a Windows laptop and an Android tablet in one insanely high-res package

Samsung's famous for launching every type of device under the sun, but this time it's crammed them all into a single package. The company's just announced the Ativ Q, a dual-booting device that runs both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 inside a 13.3-inch convertible laptop package. The most impressive …

Facebook's Former Security Chief Now Works for the NSA

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>About a year after Facebook reportedly joined PRISM, Max Kelly, the social network's chief security …

Sony Xperia Z Ultra screenshots surface, showing specs, home screen and launcher

Thanks to a reportedly leaked batch of screenshots, we now seem to have a big picture of what hardware the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, also known as Togari, will pack. A second set of leaked images apparently reveals the launcher of the handset.<p>The source for both sets of pictures is senior <i>XDA-developers</i> …

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Finnish 3D Internet Project Backed by Nokia and Intel Reaches its End

A three year project to explore the possibilities and implications of what the “3D Internet” on a mobile would look like and what benefits it could offer has finished, leading the way for future work in the area.<p>While 3D on mobile might feel a little excessive to some, you only have to look at the …

LG launches TV set and all-in-one PC with 29-inch 21:9 ultra-widescreen

Remember LG's EA93, that eye-catching 29-inch 21:9 "ultrawidescreen" monitor we played with at IFA last year? Well, it's just spawned a couple offspring. Today in Korea, the company launched a TV set and an all-in-one PC which use the same 29-inch IPS panel with the same 21:9 aspect ratio, 2,560 x …

Design Drawings Reveal Case Makers' Expectations for iPhone 5S and Lower-Cost iPhone

Following yesterday's photos of a case said to be based on the expected design for Apple's lower-cost iPhone, <i>AppleInsider</i> now shares design drawings from a case maker showing expectations for the exact dimensions and profiles of the both the lower-cost iPhone and the iPhone 5S.<p>Unsurprisingly, the …

L.A. Unified to give every student an iPad in deal worth ‘hundreds of millions’

Every student in the nation’s second-largest school district will soon be sporting an 32GB 4th-generation Apple iPad.<p>Los Angeles Unified School District will initially roll out the program to 47 campuses in a deal worth $30 million.<p>However, the massive district has 640,000 students at 1,087 schools …

Previously Unseen Steve Jobs ‘Legacy’ Video Unearthed

The Loop has found a previously unseen video of Steve Jobs answering a question about what his legacy would be. The video was spotted on the</i> …

PalTalk: It Was “Flattering” To Be Included In The PRISM Slidedeck

The eyesore of a PowerPoint deck that contractor Edward Snowden had leaked had globally recognized names: Microsoft. Google. Yahoo. Facebook. Apple. AOL. Skype. YouTube. The NSA had allegedly collaborated with all of these Internet giants to request and access data on foreign users.<p>But then there …

LG sells a million Optimus G Pro handsets in Korea

LG has sold a million Optimus G Pro in South Korea just four months after it launched, reports AndroidCentral. That amounts to 2% of the local population owning one.<p>The manufacturer claims that this is the fastest it has reached the 1 million device milestone in its own country, hitting it in just …

Oculus snags $16 million from investors to bring virtual reality to the masses

Oculus announced its first round of funding today, wherein the company secured $16 million from investors specifically aimed at putting the Oculus Rift in consumer hands. The nascent virtual reality hardware company has repeatedly said its end goal with the Rift is to make it a consumer product; …

Apple holds a quarter of e-book market, Eddy Cue says

But Barnes & Noble is neck-and-neck with the electronics giant and sometimes surpasses Apple's market share in digital books, the high-level Apple executive said during testimony in court.<p>NEW YORK -- Apple sells about a quarter of all e-books in the market, a high-level executive at the electronics …

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GE wants to use artificial intelligence to predict the future of hospitals

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / discpicture<p>Around the world, the health care system is rife with inefficiencies, and General Electric …

Netflix to run original Dreamworks TV series

The agreement calls for more than 300 hours of new programming<p>NEW YORK (AP) -- Netflix is going to start running original television series from Dreamworks Animation.<p>Financial terms were not disclosed.<p>Netflix Inc. says the multi-year agreement is its biggest deal ever for original first-run content …

Big Brands Are Growing More Quickly On Twitter Than Facebook (According To Optimal)

Here’s a fun comparison from Optimal, a social advertising and analytics startup: If you look at big brands on social networks, their following seems to be growing more quickly on Twitter than on Facebook.<p>Optimal says it looked at the data from 4,330 brands, representing a total of 3.49 billion …