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Sorry, LinkedIn: The 11 biggest tech mergers in history almost all had terrible endings

In fall 2015, Dell bought EMC for $67 billion— the biggest pure-technology merger and the second-biggest tech deal ever.<p>In June, Microsoft shelled out a whopping $26 billion for LinkedIn, making it the priciest company the tech titan has ever bought.<p>Silicon Valley figures like investor Marc …

IT

How the Biggest Player in PC Gaming Dominates Its Competition | Inc.com

PC gaming has existed since the dawn of desktop computers, but rather than fade into oblivion as mobile devices and game systems took over, the industry has remained a juggernaut.<p>By the end of 2016, PC gaming sales will reach $29 billion worldwide, compared to $28 billion for console gaming …

Selling

Become an Android app developer for just $23 with the Android M Developer Course!

Some of you will probably want to kill me for quoting Steve Jobs, but he was very right when he said “everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think”. The advantages of learning to code are infinite. It will open doors you never knew existed, …

Apps

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

Apps

Does Your To-Do List Make You Sad?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of Crew, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>As our company grows, so does the to-dos. It gets harder to prioritize what needs to be done on any given day.<p>In the …

Skullcandy intros Air Raid, a $150 Bluetooth speaker you can use to party pretty much anywhere

Skullcandy is well-known for making gear including headphones and earbuds, but the audio-focused company now also has a little Bluetooth speaker folks might be interested in. The Air Raid, as it's officially named, is a ruggedized box that's fitted with two 50mm drivers and a battery capable of …

5 Most Overrated and Underrated Big Men from the 2013-14 NBA Season

Even though we have a solid idea of how good most NBA players are, the dreaded "overrated" and more acceptable "underrated" tags still apply to some.<p>Players change each and every year. That's an inevitable truth in a league that features a lengthy offseason and plenty of time to improve or decline …

NBA

Better off renting? The new economics for young adults

Can a single young adult afford a condo in Toronto? Let's see how the numbers shake out.<p>Costs to buy<p>Condo cost<p>$350,000<p>5% downpayment<p>$17,500<p>Costs to own<p>Monthly mortgage payment*<p>$1,724<p>Estimated monthly condo fee<p>$350<p>Estimated monthly property tax amount<p>$200<p>Basic monthly home ownership …

Economics

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

First 64-bit quad-core ARM chips to be fabricated by... Intel?

Intel's largest chip manufacturing customer, Altera, has said that it'll soon be building chips there based on -- wait for it -- ARM technology. Its Stratix 10 SoC will contain a quad-core, 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, which Intel confirmed would be the first of that type manufactured by anyone. By …

Bulls vs. Heat: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Miami has seven players finish in double figures as they beat the Bulls 107-95 in Derrick Rose's return. Rose finished with 12 points and four assists. LeBron James finished with 15 points, six rebounds, and six assists in the win.

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …