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Malaysian brothers get settlement in Flight 370 lawsuit

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian boys whose father was a passenger on the jetliner that vanished in March last year secured an …

Goji's Smart Lock snaps pictures, welcomes you by name

Burglars of the future beware: the age of the smart lock is coming. There's no shortage of entries into the space these days -- in fact, it was just under a week ago that we spotted the lovely Yves Behar-designed August lock. Goji's (whoever heard of a company named after a fruit?) got a pretty …

New data shows school “reformers” are full of it

<b>Michelle Rhee (© Hyungwon Kang / Reuters)</b><p>Poor schools underperform largely because of economic forces, not because teachers have it too easy<p>David Sirota<p>June 3, 2013 4:30pm (UTC)<p>In the great American debate over education, the education and technology corporations, bankrolled politicians and …

Having Too Many Choices Leads To Bad, Risky Decisions

Giving subjects lots of ways to gamble turns them into risk-takers.<p>You'd think having options is almost always a good thing. After all, more choices means more information: all the better for making a decision. Except not really, researchers behind a new study say. In fact, given too many choices, …

Pocket Introduces Publisher Tools And Analytics To Extend Content Life With Its 8.5M-Strong Audience

Pocket, the save-for-later service that evolved from ReadItLater, is introducing new publisher tools today, including a way to see how content saved to the platform is performing, a button that publishers can add to their site to let visitors instantly save content, mobile app tools and custom …

Embedly Now Goes Beyond Embedding With New Products “Extract” & “Display” For Making Sense Of Links & Resizing Images

Embedly, the Y Combinator-backed content embedding service used by Yammer, bit.ly, 37Signals, Storify, Reddit, Kickstarter, SoundCloud, and others, is today extending its platform to include two new products called “Display” and “Extract,” now available to anyone after months of beta testing. In …

Burn Note Comes Back With A Vengeance, Aims To Protect Your Private Messages With New Mobile Apps

Way back in January 2012, a service called Burn Note launched, aiming to protect your private messages by destroying them after a certain period of time. Right around the same time, the concept of ephemeral messaging caught on with mainstream users with the launch, and mini-controversy, of …

Simpler Raises $1.2M From Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Khosla To Make Employee Onboarding Paperless

Simpler, a new startup that wants to disrupt employee onboarding, is launching today and announcing $1.25 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, Data Collective, AngelPool, Kenny Van Zant, Alex Bard, Gary Benitt, Elad Gil, Sid Henderson and …

Spotify previews new Windows app, bringing its web interface to the desktop

Spotify has begun testing a new version of its Windows app, bringing its web interface to the desktop. Currently, the new app is only available to a small set of users, but it marks a shift towards a format used by rival streaming services like Rdio, with Spotify borrowing from its the …