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This is Mark Zuckerberg’s letter announcing the birth of his daughter, Max—and a $45 billion charity pledge

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla, announced the birth of their baby daughter Max today (Dec. 1), along with a extensive letter laying out their plan to give away 99% of their Facebook shares during their lifetimes.<p>Here is the letter, which was posted on Facebook:<p><b>A letter to</b> …

Bloggers Are Being Murdered In Bangladesh And It Is Shaking The Country's Secular Foundation

The killing of bloggers and tourists in Dhaka — and the latest string of bombings — has instilled fear among young, progressive writers in Bangladesh.<p>DHAKA, Bangladesh — Sitting outside a tea shop in Dhaka on a recent evening, Baki Billah, a soft-spoken 36-year-old blogger, glanced from table to …

Photos: The quirky, haunting, and stunning sights along Scotland’s answer to Route 66

The Scottish Highlands is one of the most sparsely populated regions in the world; at 9.1 people per sq km (23.6 per sq mile), it’s less dense than all but a handful of US states (pdf), and all but the northernmost parts of Europe. Now the tourist board responsible for the northern part of the …

Scotland

12 British Poets Share Their Favourite Poems For #NationalPoetryDay

The theme for 2015 is "light".

A day on a refugee rescue ship: 'this job must be done, there must be no sinking'

One morning early this month the Bourbon Argos took in 1,001 people, mostly Eritreans, from two boats north of Libya. For the ship’s crew it is a tense and testing time; for the rescued it is a moment of relief after a hellish journey<p>On board a merchant ship around 30 miles north of Libya, Gordie …

Merchant Shipping

What It's Like To Ride in Google's Self-Driving Car

Cruising around one of Google's rooftops in its hat-shaped car.<p>The self-driving car is a proposition too enticing for society at large to ignore. Lotus 7 enthusiast and new CEO of Google's self-driving-car project John Krafcik sees it as the way forward, citing the need to sell on safety. But …

25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

How to get the most out of the new Snapchat update

Snapchat just got a huge update.<p>The latest version of the app, which rolled out to iOS and Android Tuesday, adds a suite of new selfie tools, in-app …

It took me six months to get from Syria to the UK. Now I want to live with dignity

I never imagined that I would go through a journey like this. I am from Damascus and before the war my family was happy.<p>Older refugees don't make the headlines, but they need help too<p>Read more<p>At first I thought the uprising against Assad was a great thing, and my brother and I went on marches, but …

Middle East

London, 75 Years After Destruction

On this day, 75 years ago, the Nazis began their aerial assault on London. Intended to demoralize the Brits, it backfired.<p>The unofficial motto of the …

Future of the BBC: an audience's guide

The BBC is fast approaching its centenary, and current director-general Tony Hall is readying the organisation for the next generation -- and a fight …

The Future of Film Photography: Instant Toy Cameras and Small-Scale Labs

From the series "U.S. Marshals," powerHouse books 2014. Brian Finke photographed the series "U.S. Marshals" using both f<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Brian Finke<p>1 of …

YouTube as you know it is about to change dramatically

Would you pay to avoid ads on YouTube?<p>The way you experience YouTube may be dramatically different before the end of the year. According to multiple sources, the world’s largest video-sharing site is preparing to launch its two separate subscription services before the end of 2015 — Music Key, …

Here are the Most Heart-Stopping Photos of Saturn from the Cassini Mission

The spinning vortex of Saturn's north polar storm on Nov. 27, 2012. Taken using a combination of spectral filters sensit<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/JPL/Space …

Larry Page explains Google's transformation to Alphabet

New Alphabet CEO Larry Page outlines the future of Google in this letter to staff<p>G is for Google.<p>As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter 11 years ago, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, we also said that you could expect us to make …

Apple Music Signs Deal With Worldwide Independent Network, Including Beggars Group (4AD, Matador, XL, Rough Trade)

When it was initially reported that Apple Music would not pay rights holders during the service's three-month free trial period, indie giant Beggars Group cried foul. Then, Apple changed their tune and decided to pay artists during that trial period after all. Now, they're finally in business with …

Taylor Swift: 'I've Decided To Put '1989' on Apple Music'

“Thank you, Apple, for your change of heart,” the pop superstar writes.<p>Taylor Swift's open letter to Apple resulted in the tech giant tweaking its …

How Apple Music could save the music industry without even trying

Back in April 2003, Apple reinvented the music industry with the introduction of the iTunes Music Store. Although the iTunes Store wasn't the first …

The last time Apple launched a music app, it transformed the music industry and Apple itself

Apple Music, the company’s new streaming music service, is launching today in more than 100 countries.<p>If successful, it could be a big deal for the music industry, which has high hopes that streaming revenue could return it to growth. It could also be a big deal for Apple, whose last major music …

Apple Music

Apple Music's Goal: Some Subscribers Now, Lots of Hardware Sales Later

"Apple Music matters because music broadly is fundamental to the mobile phone experience"<p>Will Apple Music turn around the record business? Will Apple …

Apple Music Is More Than Just A Spotify Killer, It Could End Music Labels Too

The music industry confuses me. I love music as much as anyone, but it baffles me how this industry is still clueless after everything that has happened in the last 15 years.<p>I grew up with services like Napster, and I’ve seen labels turn into scared, litigious shells that have lost sight of what …

Post-Apple Music, should Apple form its own label?

Apple Music probably couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start. Following its launch on Tuesday, the service has been widely praised by fans and critics for its user experience and terrific Beats 1 radio — but what’s next for Apple and its Beats team?<p>Could the Cupertino company launch its …

Consumers Spend 85% Of Time On Smartphones In Apps, But Only 5 Apps See Heavy Use

New research on mobile behavior released today points to the growing struggle that app businesses face in establishing themselves as a must-have download on users’ smartphones. Today’s consumers are spending over 85 percent of their time on their smartphones using native applications, but the …

Apps

David Miliband: Ed Miliband victory would have defied laws of political gravity

Former foreign secretary says his worst fears were confirmed when his brother led Labour to a devastating general election defeat<p>David Miliband feared that Labour was "courting disaster" for years under his brother's leadership because it would have defied the "laws of political gravity" to win on …

Everything you can expect Apple to announce on Monday

Now, there's a new addition to that lineup: the Apple Watch.<p>Apple doesn't usually talk about its plans or future products until it's ready to unveil them to the world. But the company wants us to know that big improvements for the Apple Watch are coming.<p>"Third-party apps will get much better," Jeff …

Set-Top Boxes

17 Awesome New Books You Need To Read This Summer

Here's what's hot this season.

The day when roads will harness solar energy is drawing near

There are some 60 million kilometers (37.3 million miles) of roadways in the world, just sitting there. But adapting these surfaces to do anything besides passively carry traffic has proved difficult and prohibitively expensive.<p>Past attempts include trying to convert the vibrations on roads into …

Clean Energy

Apple’s new music service will reportedly feature a free trial and free song sampling

A new report from Re/code today about Apple’s upcoming music streaming platform reiterated much of what we already know about the service, which is expected to debut with iOS 8.4 at WWDC. iOS 8.4 is already in the hands of developers with a revamped Music app.<p>As was previously known, Re/code notes …

Apple

How Hip-Hop Conquered Streaming

Though it's second fiddle in digital and physical sales to rock and pop, hip-hop has long been the most popular genre on music streaming services. BuzzFeed News spoke to music industry experts to find out why.<p>Earlier this year, on Valentine’s Day, much of the internet was enamored of Drake. The …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.