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Last year's best GIF is three years old (update)

Well, this is awkward: The big winner of this year's GIFY awards is apparently from 2012. How do we know that? It's written on the wall, of course. While President Obama skateboarding across the stage at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul from three years ago is plenty funny, it isn't exactly new …

GIF Animations

Karthi KN Raveendiran makes you rediscover India through his photographs

Colorful and the aura of India clearly visible within every frame here. Karthi Raveendiran starts fluently and scores more efficiently with his art …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

You may be missing out on some of the iPhone's most powerful features.<p><b>1. Take Siri to School</b>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another try, and offer you a few options …

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The Best Chat Apps for Your Smartphone

<b>Updated: August 1, 2014</b><p>We’ve known for sometime that SMS is becoming passe for many smartphone owners worldwide.<p>Sure, people still use it, but there are a slew of apps that go way beyond it, offering easy multimedia functions, group chats, video calls, gaming and much more. Beyond being SMS …

Weave is a Tinder for LinkedIn, minus the sexy parts

It seems like these days, every app is using the swiping-interface dating app Tinder made popular, and most of the time, it feels like an unnatural me-too attempt — except maybe in the case of Weave.<p>Weave is a networking-meets-social-discovery mobile app, and it’s just raised $630,000 in seed …

Tech Leaders Tell Interns What They Wish They Knew At Age 20

Hundreds of Bay Area interns lined up on Tuesday to hear some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley share what they wished they knew when they were 20 at a recruiting event called Internapalooza.<p>Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Eventbrite co-founder Kevin Hartz, …

22 Of The Most Powerful Women Engineers In The World

Then again, it can be absolutely wonderful.<p>There's a huge push these days to encourage more girls to learn to code and to hire more women engineers once they graduate. The tech industry knows it can't fill all the jobs it has while discouraging half the population from joining the industry. It also …

Women in Tech

The secretive billionaire who built Silicon Valley

For months it has been a popular parlor game among the tech cognoscenti: speculating on the identity of Company X, the mysterious tenant slated to …

What is Google deleting under the 'right to be forgotten' - and why?

The notification by Google that it was removing links to pages on the BBC and some news organisations, including the Guardian and Daily Mail, on some (unspecified) searches has led to huge amounts of confusion about the search company's obligations under the Data Protection directive, following the …

Facebook's Experiment Reveals A Much Deeper Problem With The Internet Today

When a technology company behaves badly, you hear one defense brought up repeatedly: they could have done so much worse. When Google decided that they would use your face in their advertisements, you shouldn’t have been outraged, you should have been relieved they didn’t tell everyone your darkest …

8 Great Pieces Of Startup Advice From 4 Silicon Valley Stars Under 30

Twentysomethings have it pretty good in Silicon Valley. To the extent that age discrimination exists, it generally favors the young. It may be the one place in America where a 23-year-old can introduce himself as a CEO and no one bats an eye.<p>But being a young business leader in the technology …

Sex and Silicon Valley: the veritable arms race of the dating app industry

Silicon Valley has long attracted young entrepreneurs and software engineers with the promise of wealth. Now it shimmers with an additional appeal: sex.<p>The technology boom has given many of the industry's workers in the San Francisco bay area money, confidence and a hedonistic tinge at odds with …

7 US Startup Visa Options for International Founders

<i>Mikita Mikado is a software engineer and entrepreneur from Belarus, now based in San Francisco. He is the co-­founder and CEO of Quote Roller and PandaDoc.</i><p>There is no other place like Silicon Valley, the tech Mecca of access to great talent, capital and countless prospective clients. For some …

Why developers are buzzing about Apple’s new Swift programming language

SAN FRANCISCO — When I spent time around WWDC this past week, one word was on everybody’s lips: Swift.<p>Apple’s newly-announced programming language …

5 Free Apps To Overcome Your Forgetfulness

Whether you need to remember when your bills are due or to drink more water, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.<p><b>Carbodroid (Android)</b><p>We’re made of the stuff–and need about two to three liters of it per day–to stay sharp and healthy. If you need a nudge to grab a glass of water, Carbodroid is …

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YouTube Co-Founders Split As Hurley Spins Out MixBit And Chen Joins Google Ventures

Consider this the end of an era. After 15 years of working together, first at PayPal and then at YouTube and most recently at incubator Avos Systems, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are headed in different directions.<p>Avos is pivoting, in a sense, and transforming from an incubator …

The 15 Best Blogging Platforms on the Web Today

Want the latest blog recommendations? Read our <b>2015 guide to The 18 best blogging and publishing platforms on the internet today.</b><p><b>Updated June 2014</b><p>Reading the signs a couple of years ago it was easy to assume that the art of blogging was set to die a painful death at the hands of social networks like …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook

You probably assume Google and Facebook know everything about you. You may not have heard of a group of companies who possibly know even more. They’re called data brokers, and their business is collecting and selling personal data—typically without your knowledge or consent—that are used to verify …

How Cloud Startups Are Changing The Face Of Innovation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Pete Sonsini is a general partner at New Enterprise Associates.</i><p>After more than a decade of hype and billions of dollars of value creation, it would be reasonable to expect investors to start losing interest in cloud-related startups. In the venture business, me-too investors reap …