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Twitter Acquires Big Data Visualization Startup Lucky Sort, Service To Shutter In Months Ahead

Lucky Sort, a Portland, Oregon-based startup behind a visualization and navigation engine called TopicWatch that helped to discover patterns in live data streams, has been acquired by Twitter. Terms of the deal were not immediately available, but the company has announced via its website that it …

Hacker News YC on Twitter: "Student data-mines himself, sells the info http://t.co/cke6RUTnRN"

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Hacker News YC on Twitter: "Actually, Snapchat does delete your photos. Just not straight away. http://t.co/iV6hiHKiol"

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Thieves Stole $45 Million From ATMs Because The U.S. Uses Absurd 40-Year-Old Technology

If we weren't all using 1960s technology to conduct financial transactions, maybe we wouldn't get heisted.<p>Yesterday, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn revealed that an international team of thieves had stolen close to $45 million in the biggest ATM fraud case in history. The heist required some …

How Facebook Used Science To Design More Emotional Emoticons

With the help of a psychology professor and a Pixar illustrator, Facebook is trying to make our messages a little more emotional.<p>In 1872, Charles Darwin published <i>The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals</i>, a book that cataloged emotional expressions in humans and their link to the animal …

High School Student Wins Hackathon With A Tool That Blocks TV Spoilers

I DON'T WANT TO KNOW WHO HAD TO PACK THEIR KNIVES AND GO<p>Twivo is a simple idea: protect yourself from spoilers by censoring references to a given TV show until you can get home and catch up. It's a nice little tool with a great backstory: it was created in only 10 hours by a high school student, …