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Here are Facebook’s 9 top open-source projects from 2013

Facebook and open-source software go together like Jay-Z and Beyoncé — you just can’t have one without the other.<p>And if Blue Ivy is the product of the latter union, then we must draw parallels between that royal child and Facebook’s React, Rebound, HipHop, and other open-source babies.<p>As Facebook …

New Moto X ad lets you change the color on a printed page

Motorola has gone to great lengths to market its flagship<p>Moto Xsmartphone as not the most powerful device, but one that a user can tailor to his or her tastes down to the color of the camera ring. To take that customizability message even further, the company infused a low-tech environment with a …

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JavaScript is closing the gap on native performance, says Mozilla

In a new post on web technology performance, Mozilla says it’s cracked the code on faster, better-performing JavaScript.<p>In fact, Mozilla researcher Alon Zakai writes, JavaScript is getting closer and closer to matching native OS technologies when it comes to certain performance benchmarks.<p>“Asm.js …

Android smartphone made of solid titanium now available for $1,800

In the past, luxury handset manufacturer Gresso has been known for dressing up iPhones with diamonds (and charging $30,000 for the deed) and producing featurephones, but now it's getting into the Android business with its limited edition Radical smartphone series. The bottom-line model, the Radical …

Geeksphone makes the Intel switch with Revolution phone

Yup, the upcoming Geeksphone Revolution, a handset that'll run either Google's Android or Mozilla's Firefox OS, uses an Intel processor.<p>Specifically Geeksphone Revolution will employ a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor when it ships in the first quarter of 2014, the Spanish company said Friday. The …

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Here's Why Instagram's Demographics Are So Attractive To Brands

Instagram is telling advertisers that early photo ads have generated great results and that one client, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, reached 9.8 million people in the U.S. aged 18 to 35 in eight days.<p>Before buying Instagram ads, advertisers need to understand who is on the social network.<p>Over 90% of …

Synference thinks A/B testing can get a lot smarter with machine learning

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Say a web publisher wants to find out which banner ad is most appealing to which audience, or which price point will make a …

NSA paid $10 million to put its backdoor in RSA encryption, according to Reuters report

When leaked documents claimed to have caught the NSA inserting bad protocols into the national standards board NIST, it raised more questions than answers. Why would the NSA go to the trouble of inserting a inferior standard into NIST's set of four, when most cryptographers would simply ignore the …

Target offers discounts as investigators look at overseas hackers

Target Corp. is offering its 10 percent employee discount to shoppers this weekend following a massive breach of its customers’ credit and debit card information.<p>Meanwhile, investigators believe that overseas hackers were responsible for the cyberattack that compromised up to 40 million payment …

BlackBerry teams up with Foxconn for budget smartphones as sales continue to plunge

BlackBerry's new interim chief John Chen has just got a rude wake-up call: the company shipped only 1.9 million smartphones to retailers in Q3 compared to 3.7 million last quarter, and lost $4.4 billion. Most of the phones shipped were lower-priced BB7 models, and it lost a massive $2.6 billion on …

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Warby Parker has raised $60 million in its latest round of venture capital funding, led by its biggest investor, Tiger Global Management. The amount tops the $55 million that the trendy eyewear maker scored in its three previous rounds combined.<p>Other existing investors also re-upped, including …

Jack Dorsey Gives 10% Equity Back to Square

Just one day after news emerged that Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg had sold 41m of his shares for north of $2bn, news has emerged that Square founder (and Twitter man) Jack Dorsey has returned 10% of <i>his</i> shares to the company.<p>As Fortune reports, Dorsey made the announcement at a Square holiday …

Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

Facebook, Zuckerberg Follow-On Offering Priced At $55.05

Yesterday, Facebook shared that an additional 70 million units of its stock would be made available for public trade. Today, the social network revealed the price of that offering.<p>The shares will be offered at $55.05, incredibly close Friday’s $55.12 closing price. The offering is expected to be …

'PKPKT' is a Bluetooth iPhone game for kleptomaniacs

<i>PKPKT</i> (pronounced "pickpocket") is a new iPhone game that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to simulate digital pickpocketing. Each player starts with $1,000 dollars in fake money, and can make more money by stealing from nearby <i>PKPT</i> users even if the app isn't open, thanks to the technical wizardry …

21-year-old coder gets $500K to improve access to health care in Asia (exclusive)

The Singapore government has invested $500,000 in funding in a new health care startup called Ring.MD.<p>VentureBeat exclusively learned that the startup raised its funding from Singapore’s National Research Foundation, which offers financing to brilliant young scientists and researchers.<p>Ring.MD was …

Google+ is automatically creating your own year in review video

If you're anything like us, the thought of sifting through mountains of media to create a year in review video is more than a little intimidating. However, it just got a lot easier for some Google+ members. The social network is now using Auto Awesome to create year in review clips for anyone who …