Courtney Islas

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Facebook Adds Like Button To Mobile Messages, A One-Touch “OK”

“Alright”, “Yes”, and the much-hated “k” just got a visual redesign. Facebook’s iOS and Android apps have rolled out the option in messages to reply with a one-tap thumbs-up Like button sticker. It’s a highly-functional flourish that replaces the greyed-out Send button when you haven’t typed …

A Yahoo Employee Sent Us This Satirical Letter Mocking Marissa Mayer's Policies

It's a satirical employment offer letter, sent to Tumblr CEO David Karp from Yahoo HR boss Jackie Reese.<p>Karp sold Tumblr, a blogging platform, to Yahoo last month for $1.1 billion.<p>The employee who sent the letter asked us not to reveal his name. We were able to verify that this person has been sent …

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Huawei Ascend P6 solves 4 x 4 Rubik's Cube in 50 moves, considers meaning of life (video)

Okay, it might not be the fastest phone-cubing you've ever seen (or the funkiest,) but it's likely some of the shrewdest. Using an Ascend P6 at its heart, "MultiCuber 3" is the latest contraption from serial cube-coder (and ARM Engineer) David Gilday which combines Lego Mindstorms, algorithms and …

How APIs Help Us Comprehend The Infinite Concept Of Data

Data is like oil. It only has a future value just sitting in a big pool. “Pure data,” as my fellow panelists said Friday night at API Days, has not proven to have much market play.<p>I agreed with them but it’s the wrong way to look at the matter. More so, it’s about how the data is processed and …