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The Ten Most Desirable Video Game Companies to Work For

With the explosive growth of the gaming industry, especially in recent years, new graduates are flooding into the field with stars in their eyes, hoping to create the next indie darling or blockbuster mega-hit. It’s a tough business with long hours and high expectations, and there are plenty of …

The Hollywood stars who should play your favorite tech executives

The hottest of Silicon Valley starring the hottest of Hollywood<p>Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing …

LinkedIn’s Senior VP of Product Deep Nishar has resigned

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: c) 2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>LinkedIn’s Senior VP of Product Deep Nishar will be leaving the company October …

Dropbox Loses High-Profile Design Head Soleio

The one-named exec posted his plans on Facebook, for which he designed the "Like" button.<p>In a Facebook post tonight, Dropbox’s high-profile head designer Soleio said he was leaving his job at the cloud storage company.<p>“Today marks my last day as a full-time Dropboxer,” he wrote. “I’m transitioning …

The Right Crowdfunding Sites for Your Startup

<i>Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.” This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>I commonly get asked what is the best crowdfunding website for your startup.<p>In order to answer this question, we’ll have to first answer another question: Which crowdfunding model suits your project …

These cute, tiny sensors will soon be watching you everywhere

One of the promises of the “internet of things” is that it will connect the real-world with the virtual. Low-energy Bluetooth beacons are emerging as one of its stronger early technologies.<p>Here’s a quick look at where beacon technology stands today: Estimote, one of the leading beacon startups, …

Internet of Things

Digital Makeup Turns This Woman Into Living CGI

With just a small kit of powder, mascara, colored pencils, and paint, makeup can turn people into animals, monsters, paintings, and other people entirely. It can make the ugly beautiful, the beautiful ugly, the young old, and the old young.<p>But it’s also messy and time-consuming. The digital makeup …

Instagram Announces Account Insights, Ad Insights, Ad staging

Instagram today announced three new business tools to help brands build their following on the social network: Account insights, Ad insights, and Ad staging. The Facebook-owned company says the new suite will be rolled out “over the coming weeks and months,” but wouldn’t provide details regarding …

How Twitter Decides What to Place in Your Stream

It's not what you think.<p>Earlier this week, Twitter began adding content to users’ timelines, and it says it’s going to keep doing that.<p>But Twitter hasn’t really explained <i>how</i> it’s doing that — and the bits of information it has offered are confusing.<p>Let’s try to clear it up.<p>Right now, when Twitter …

Some Chinese movie theaters are covering their screens in text messages

Making comments during a movie usually earns you the scorn of the audience, unless, of course, you're in a more social environment, trying to shout out zingers at the screen with friends. Companies have been trying to recreate that social experience in theaters for several years now, and apparently …

Most People Download Zero Apps a Month

There is pretty much an app for everything these days, including one for ordering pot and another for clacking away on a virtual typewriter. Chances are most people have not downloaded any of them. More than 65 percent of smartphone users download exactly zero apps per month, according to …

BlackBerry goes on the offensive, claims five ways BBM trumps Apple’s iMessage

Earlier this week a report from Wired noted security company Cloudmark’s claim that iMessage is host to nearly a third of all mobile spam messages due in part to email addresses being attached in many cases to accounts. In our coverage we noted that you can manually report such messages in addition …

New Technology May Help Stop ATM Skimming Fraud

American ATM manufacturer Diebold has developed technology it claims will stop card skimming, the most common type of ATM fraud. The ActivEdge card reader requires customers to rotate their ATM cards by 90 degrees, so they are inserted into the machine via the long edge instead of the short edge. …

Identity Theft

Fitbit: We don't sell personal data

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to …

Twitter Is Working With Payments Startup Stripe on Its Commerce Initiative

While Stripe is believed to be Twitter's only payments partner, it's not clear whether that will remain the case.<p>Twitter’s long-awaited plan to let its users make purchases right from a tweet is nearing, and payments startup Stripe will have a role in the business, multiple industry sources tell</b> …

Oregon Attorney General Sues Oracle Over Dysfunctional Obamacare Website

In the 126-page complaint, Rosenblum wrote that "today's lawsuit clearly explains how egregiously Oracle has disserved Oregonians and our state agencies," according to FM News 101 KXL's website.<p>The lawsuit is seeking more than $200 million in damages related to "false statement and false claims," …