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10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Workouts

Apple, Facebook, Google Web data centers getting greener: report | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc, Google Inc and Facebook Inc have made significant progress in adopting renewable energy sources to power their Web services, the environmental group Greenpeace said in a report on Wednesday.<p>A worker climbs outside an Apple store in Hong Kong April 10, 2013. …

Nadella's pitch to Microsoft developers: Stick with us

SAN FRANCISCO -- Satya Nadella, Microsoft's new CEO, brought the battle for developers' hearts and minds here Wednesday, telling thousands of the company's applications creators that Microsoft can offer them the tools they need to compete in an increasingly cross-platform world.<p>"Why build for …

Windows Phone

Say Ortiz: how Samsung got President Obama into a selfie

President Obama welcomed the Boston Red Sox — 2013 MLB world champions — to the White House yesterday. At one point during the ceremony, team captain David Ortiz snapped an impromptu selfie with Obama. Naturally the photo made its way to Twitter and has since been retweeted and favorited tens of …

Microsoft Updates IE11 With Enterprise Mode On Desktop, Reading And Data-Saving Modes On Mobile

As part of its Windows 8.1 Update, Microsoft today also announced an update to its Internet Explorer 11 browser. While the changes on the desktop are mostly about enterprise users, the F12 developer tools and bringing the interface up to par with the overall Windows update, this is the first time …

Healthcare Startup SimplyInsured Goes Nationwide

Y Combinator startup SimplyInsured has announced an expansion outside of California to begin offering healthcare options for small businesses across the US. The company is focusing first on eight new states, including New York, Florida and Massachusetts, and it now has a license to operate in all …

Twitter details its Manhattan real-time database

Twitter’s service is nothing if not fast-moving, and on Tuesday night the company published a blog post detailing the database that helps it keep up. …

Hulu hires Warner TV exec to lead original content, adds a slew of exclusive streaming deals

Are you caught up on all of Amazon's and Microsoft's news today? Good, because Hulu has a few announcements as well. First up, the streaming TV service has appointed a new head of content, Craig Erwich, who, given his pedigree, will likely help bolster the company's push into original content. …

OkCupid Lifts Firefox Ban After Getting A Lift From It

Willingness to make sacrifices for your principles is all well and good, but when you can take a moral stand and reap a material gain — well, that’s pretty nice, too.<p>That’s what happened to OkCupid in the days since it started asking users to boycott Firefox, the browser made by Mozilla, which just …

Yahoo Bolsters Encryption Between Data Centers, Promises New, Encrypted Messenger In “Months”

This afternoon, Yahoo detailed progress relating to the encryption of its various web services and properties. Most importantly, Yahoo now “fully” encrypts data moving between its data centers, as of March 31.<p>Yahoo was one of two companies that the NSA targeted with its MUSCULAR program, which …

Mass Relevance merges with Spredfast to form one giant social marketing platform

Two of the largest startups powering social marketing platforms — Mass Relevance and Spredfast — announced a merger today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>Mass Relevance is a company that provides advertisers and big brands with an easy way to manage the flow of social content …

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8.1

At its Build 2014 conference today, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1. Among the new features is a personal digital assistant named Cortana, a new Action Center, as well as support for customizable lock screens and backgrounds. Windows Phone 8.1 will ship on devices in “very late April or early …