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Court rules against Böhmermann's Erdogan poem

A court in Germany kept in place a ban on the more explicit passages of a satirical poem about Turkey's President Erdogan. Comedian Jan Böhmermann …

Apple could make it even easier to find your stolen iPhone

There’s one very neat feature built into modern smartphones, one that you should never want to use. If enabled, Find My iPhone lets you find a lost …

Patents

Famous programmer who sold his company to Microsoft for about $400 million: 'Microsoft is a different company'

The two founders are legends in the open source developer community with a long, close but sometimes rocky relationship with Microsoft.<p>Xamarin was founded in 2011 after the two lost their last jobs, where they were building open source tools that helped Windows developers write internet apps. (They …

In Search of Job Security, Millions Turn to Freelancing

Unemployment may be low, but Tony Faustino, 50, isn't betting his future on a traditional job. Faustino, a father of two, left his six-figure corporate marketing career to start his own marketing firm in Overland Park, Kansas, in April of 2015.<p>Given the regulatory pressures squeezing the pharma and …

Employment

Adobe launches Project Comet as 'Experience Design'

Adobe’s Project Comet is now Experience Design (XD), and is available in preview for anyone with an existing Adobe account.<p>Noting there are currently “lots of tools tackling many parts of the problem” of designing apps, Adobe is positioning XD to compete more directly with Sketch, and it does a …

Prototyping

If you're selling stocks because of oil, the worst is probably over

Just short of calling a bottom in oil, Deutsche Bank's Torsten Sløk argued in a client note Thursday that the impact of the crash on the economy cannot get much worse than its been over the last year.<p>As we recently noted, it's unlikely that anyone would give away oil for free.<p>And since oil is now …

Foxconn asks Apple to join bid to buy Sharp's LCD ops: report

Under the new proposal, Foxconn -- an Apple supplier -- would take a majority stake in Sharp's liquid crystal display company, the Nikkei said.<p>The company has also urged Apple to make an investment as part of the proposed deal, according to the report.<p>The Nikkei did not clarify details of the …

The future of a $10 billion startup rests in the hands of a star executive Tim Cook personally tried to poach

Relatively unknown outside tech circles, Woodside's hire was somewhat of a surprise. Woodside cut his teeth at Google as its top advertising sales guy, but Dropbox doesn't sell any ads. He doesn't have any engineering or enterprise technology experience, either.<p>Yet Woodside was still considered a …

Evaluating NASA’s Futuristic EM Drive

A group at NASA’s Johnson Space Center has successfully tested an electromagnetic (EM) propulsion drive in a vacuum – a major breakthrough for a …

Many Americans Are Working On Labor Day

In one survey from Bloomberg BNA, nearly four in 10 employers (39%) said they keep operations open on the holiday and require some employees to report to work.<p>In the second survey from career site Beyond.com, nearly half of the 2,000 respondents, both employed and unemployed, said they will be …

90% of mobile apps have inadequate help

Although mobile devices have been around for more than a decade, software developers are still figuring out the rules of what makes a great mobile app. Ironically, one of the biggest barriers they face is the legacy of successful software development on the web. Most developers today grew up in the …