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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. A BBC Panorama investigation revealed that Apple may be sourcing tin from illegal mines in Indonesia.</b> The documentary used hidden camera footage to expose working conditions inside Apple's suppliers.<p><b>2. Google is developing a version of Android that would power the internal entertainment and</b> …

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5 Things Every Beginning Android App Developer Should Know

<i>Gil Dudkiewicz is the CEO of StartApp, a mobile advertising platform.</i><p>The world has entered a mobile age, and the app industry is booming as a result. Worth $53 billion in 2012, the global app economy is expected to grow to $143 billion by 2016. Everyone wants a piece of the digital pie, but few …

Why You Should Always Under-Promise and Over-Deliver

<i>Andrea Ayres-Deets is the Lead Writer at ooomf, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Andrea writes about psychology, creativity, and business over on the ooomf blog.</i><p><i>“</i><i>Sure boss, I can have that article to you in two hours.”</i><p>That’s an …

Mark Zuckerberg on why Facebook succeeded: 'We just cared more'

It's been 10 years since Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, and despite the social network's rapid and massive success, he says he was surprised his brainchild became a household name.<p>In a television exclusive interview with TODAY's Savannah Guthrie airing Tuesday, Zuckerberg, who will turn 30 this …

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The Complete Quantitative Guide To Judging Your Startup

Raising capital from investors is often a frustrating experience. While part of that frustration will always be present when working on high-risk projects, a lot of the aggravation comes from the lack of clear signposts that allow founders to judge their company’s performance. The reality is, most …

Good news: Boom times for Carrier Wi-Fi hotspots and Wi-Fi networks

Carriers — a euphemism for phone and cable companies — are known to hate any new technology that threatens their existing business models. For phone …

You can now replace your PC with a smartphone. But will you?

Sales of PCs continue to decline, and that’s forcing PC makers to get creative. The latest example is an attempt by Acer, currently the number four maker of PCs in the world by market share, to replace the PC forever—with the smartphone.<p>Meet the Acer Extend prototype, which was unveiled this week …

MyGlass app lets you control Google Glass via your phone

Google Glass owners can now control the interface by swiping and tapping their way on an Android phone or tablet via the MyGlass app.<p>Updated Thursday in the Google Play story, MyGlass offers an altenative to Google Glass owners who may not always want to nod their head or speak a command to control …

People Are Taking Longer To Upgrade Their Smartphones, And That Spells Trouble For The Mobile Industry

The upgrade cycle is the frequency with which people ditch older phones for newer ones.<p>All the various, interrelated pieces of the mobile ecosystem work very well together if consumers have the latest technology in their hands. But when the upgrade cycle starts to sputter, the main engines for …

Cerego Hacks Your Personal Learning Style to Help You Remember Anything

Cerego today launches a tool that aims to help us actually retain what we’re learning.<p>It’s an educational product that caters to the individual …

Mark Zuckerberg Helicoptered In To Burning Man For One Day

The people behind the anti-establishment festival Burning Man have pledged to "always burn the man." On Friday we learned that The Man himself helicoptered in to last year's festival... and he made sandwiches.<p>Mark Zuckerberg flew in to spend a day at Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz's camp last …

Y Combinator To Fund Non-Profit Startups With Charitable Donations

Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham has penned a post that says the accelerator will begin funding non-profit startups and organizations that are accepted into its program. The news comes following admission of Watsi last year, YC’s first-ever non-profit. Graham also clarifies that the investment …

The FBI Is Now at War with Syrian Hackers

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Following the most high-profile Syrian Electronic Army media hack yet, the FBI has acknowledged the …

Why So Many Articles Have Terrible Headlines Online

Gabe Rivera runs a website the tech world knows well called Techmeme. It's a bootstrapped operation that aggregates top tech stories from around the web with a small staff and directly links out to the publications.<p>Since its founding in 2005, Techmeme has always used headlines written by the …

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The Best Time to Post Tweets, Facebook Posts and More

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email …

Zuckerberg: I wish Parse had been around when I started Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO — Talking about his social network’s early days, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he started out with an $8,000 budget and all the responsibility of building his own backend.<p>“In retrospect, man, I wish Parse was around back then,” he said.<p>More from Parse Dev Day<p>Parse: 100K+ apps & …

Boingo kicks off hot spot to simplify wireless connections

Boingo has gone live with a hot spot that aims to take the hassle out of connecting to wireless networks.<p>The Wi-Fi provider announced Thursday the launch of its next-generation hot spot at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Dubbed Boingo Passpoint, the new hot spot promises a variety of …

How Social+Capital Is Building The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs In Residence

Chamath Palihapitiya has been commonly referred to as the unconventional VC. And he’s been open about his ambitions to turn his fund, The Social+Capital Partnership, into a vehicle that backs ideas and startups that are changing the way we live, diagnose, learn and more. So it’s no surprise that …

Three teenagers want to put a Google campus in every school

Thinkspace is an ambitious new project to make coding cool<p>James Anderson, aged 16, wants to make coding cool. The teenager, along with a pair of students from his school in South West England, has created Thinkspace, an organization that wants to put a space for kids to learn coding in every school …

Mozilla Launches Phase Two Of ‘Phones For Apps’ Program, Giving Firefox OS Devices To Devs Who Port HTML5 Apps

Mozilla today is announcing the next stage of its efforts to get Firefox OS hardware in the hands of developers building software for it: the so-called “second phase” of the Phones for Apps program offers devs the chance to get a Firefox OS device to keep, but this time around the focus isn’t on …

ASUS shows off MeMO Pad 8 and 10, budget tablets arriving before year's end (hands-on)

Hungry for more ASUS IFA debuts? The company trucked out the two newest additions to its MeMO Pad tablet line, the 8 and 10, both budget devices set to arrive before the holidays. What all that actually means in terms of pricing and availability, however, the company's not quite ready to say -- …

Silent Circle launches encrypted text messaging app on Android

Silent Circle is launching its secure file sharing and text messaging app, Silent Text, on Android today, almost a year after the service first launched for iOS. The app allows mobile users to transfer 100MB files of any type, or to just send one another simple messages. It protects the data using …

How online advertisers could use your data against you

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial …

Why Today's Start-Ups Are Choosing Urban Lofts Over Suburban Office Parks

From Jailbreaks To App Store Awards, Developers Grow Up iPhone

“This is going to sound a little odd,” Ari Weinstein says, “but when I was a kid coding…was a lot harder.”<p>Ari Weinstein is just 19. He’s about to start as a freshman at MIT after deferring for a year to do a little fooling around. And he’s been playing in Apple’s ecosystem — in one form or another …

Who’s your new mobile carrier? How ’bout Wi-Fi?

Almost two years ago Republic Wireless launched with a crazy plan to offer phones that would use Wi-Fi as their default network, sending any requests …

The First Quantum Teleportation In A Computer Chip

In a milestone for quantum computing, researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated quantum teleportation in a solid-state circuit. Even more, they’ve broken something of a quantum speed record – they estimate that their system could teleport 10,000 quantum bits per second. This teleportation …

iBillionaire: Track Buffett and Icahn's Investment Portfolios

There are lots of things you could do with a billion dollars – such as build a replica of the Titanic or attempt to bring dinosaurs back to life to build a theme park. Alternatively, you could do something a little more boring – like invest in profit-making ventures.<p>Launching initially for the …

The Saga To Take Dell Private Could End On Monday

That lawsuit, filed earlier this week, wants to stop Dell's board from relaxing a rule that makes it easier for Micheal Dell and his partner Silver Lake to win.<p>Dell's special committee agreed to change the way votes are counted so that Dell's offer could be approved if the majority of shares voted …

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First Lavabit, now Silent Mail: what secure mail is left?

It has been tough week for those who love secure email clients and platforms. First, Lavabit, an asymmetric encrypted email service abruptly shut …