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Amazon unpacked

Between a sooty power station and a brown canal on the edge of a small English town, there is a building that seems as if it should be somewhere …

Jimmy Wales on Twitter: "This is super cool. "I started to learn python..." http://t.co/OxQzaPvsRC"

The Web’s longest nightmare ends: Eolas’ patents are dead on appeal

Web pioneers united to stop "interactive web" patents at an East Texas trial.<p>The inventor of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee, had never testified in court …

Google Reader Died Because No One Would Run It

No one took ownership of Google Reader internally because it wasn't a top priority for Larry Page and his inner circle of lieutenants. And if you aren't working on something that the boss cares about, then what's the point?<p>There's a very simple corporate reason for why Google Reader was shut down …

Google Reader

Researchers Find More Evidence That Dolphins Use Names

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.23.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>For decades, scientists have been …

Fresh Pessimism For Yahoo As Dan Loeb Exits

It didn’t always feel that way, but Marissa Mayer had a pretty blessedly smooth first year as CEO of Yahoo. There were some PR hiccups, yes, notably when the former Google executive rescinded work-from-home privileges for Yahoo employees. But on matters of substance, Mayer was able to operate with …

The Screams of Crushed Startups Echo Across Silicon Valley

A reckoning is sweeping through Silicon Valley, and the cries of pain have grown too loud to ignore.<p>Many startups fattened by plum valuations and …

"What Is That Box?" — When The NSA Shows Up At Your Internet Company

For nine months, this Utah ISP had a little black box in the corner, courtesy of the NSA. Its owner tells his story.<p><i>Pete Ashdown, CEO of XMission, an internet service provider in Utah, knows. He received a Foreign Intelligence Service Act (FISA) warrant in 2010 mandating he let the feds monitor one</i> …

Surveillance

Fascinating. TableTop Plays Star Trek Catan

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Your favorite gaming show finally returns this week with a new episode, featuring Jeri Ryan, Kari Wahlgren, and Ryan Wheaton …

Adobe Launches PhoneGap 3.0 With New Plug-In Architecture, APIs And Better Tools

Adobe today launched version 3.0 of its PhoneGap open source mobile app development platform. PhoneGap has long been one of the most popular tools for developers who want to write cross-platform mobile apps in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.<p>With this update, PhoneGap introduces a new plug-in …

Trinity College experiment succeeds after 69 years

After decades of waiting, physicists at Trinity College have for the first time captured a rare scientific event on camera.<p>70 years after the …

InformationWeek, serving the information needs of the Business Technology Community

James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 5/10/2018<p>John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author, 5/15/2018<p>Jessica …

Business Technology

Elysium’s Director Thinks His Hellish Paradise Is Our Future. Let’s Hope He’s Wrong

• Author: Mark Yarm. Mark Yarm Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 07.16.13. 07.16.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Editor’s note: Director Neill …

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The San Francisco Rent Explosion

SF Rent Prices<p>Mouse over for median 1 bedroom price.<p>In San Francisco, the median rental price for an apartment reached $3,023 in June 2013. During …

Real Estate

Dropbox Announces Its Developer Platform To Replace The Hard Drive

Dropbox announced today the launch of a new product it’s calling the Dropbox Platform, which will all but replace a user’s hard drive, allowing for a new solution to solve the issue of lost files.<p>The Dropbox Platform is built on top of the sync API — everything packaged up in a neat way to make …

Dropbox Blows Up the Box, Connecting Every App, File, and Device | WIRED

In the vast San Francisco loft that Dropbox calls home, there’s a Lego room, a life-size plastic shark, and a Golden Gate Bridge mosaic made from …

Japan: Living in an Internet Cafe

The Shocking Truth About Doug Engelbart: Silicon Valley's Sidelined Genius

Tributes to the genius of computer pioneer Doug Engelbart are flooding the web following the announcement of his death at the age of 88. Yet in the …

StartPage by Ixquick Search Engine

Your searches are private here.<p>When you search with StartPage by Ixquick, we remove all identifying information from your query and submit it …

DuckDuckGo Sees Record Traffic After NSA PRISM Scandal

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Blowback from the NSA Surveillance

There's one piece of blowback that isn't being discussed -- aside from the fact that Snowden has killed the chances of any liberal arts major getting …

3 Former NSA Employees Praise Edward Snowden, Corroborate Key Claims

The men, all whistleblowers, say he succeeded where they failed.<p>Reuters<p><i>USA Today</i> has published an extraordinary interview with three former NSA employees who praise Edward Snowden's leaks, corroborate some of his claims, and warn about unlawful government acts.<p>Thomas Drake, William Binney, and J. …

Has U.S. started an Internet war?

Today, the United States is conducting offensive cyberwar actions around the world.<p>More than passively eavesdropping, we're penetrating and damaging foreign networks for both espionage and to ready them for attack. We're creating custom-designed Internet weapons, pre-targeted and ready to be …

Get Rid of the App Store’s “Top” Lists

• The rich get richer: everyone who downloads an app by browsing the “top” list reinforces or increases the rank of the apps <i>already on it</i>, entrenching …

America's Leading Metros for Venture Capital

Google Takeout means something else in light of PRISM

[Hey! If you don't want a movie from 28 years ago to be spoiled, avert your eyes and scroll down to the picture of two guys, then start reading from …

Was a subway terror plot really foiled by the PRISM surveillance program?

President Obama addressed the US government's controversial domestic surveillance programs on Friday, justifying them in part because of his assessment that "they helped us prevent terrorist attacks," but without mentioning any specific incidents to back up that claim. Now, <i>Reuters</i> and <i>The New York</i> …

Jean Grey Gets in Bed With Logan in New Wolverine Trailer

Author: Angela Watercutter. Angela Watercutter Culture<p>Date of Publication: 05.21.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:11 pm. 3:11 pm<p>Stop us if you’ve heard this …