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5 things to expect in social in 2014

"It's shocking how fast [an app] can come out of left field and have a base of 20 million, 30 million very active users." -- Peter Pham, partner, Science

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Low-Skilled Mexican Immigrants Are Making The US Labor Market More Efficient

This is good for an economy that often has a surprising number of jobs that go unfilled.<p>The authors, Brian Cadena of the University of Colorado- Boulder and Brian Kovak from Carnegie Mellon University found that between 2006 to 2010, in towns where the Great Recession had caused unemployment of …

Labor Economics

LinkedIn Is No Longer Just For Recruiters — Here's How Companies Are Using It To Win Customers

LinkedIn users viewed 63% more pages on the mobile and desktop versions of the sitein the first quarter of 2013 than during the same quarter in 2012. As a hub for professionals to network, LinkedIn presents tremendous potential for business-to-business (B2B) sales and B2B marketing professionals.<p>In …

Marketing

Google's Evernote rival Keep Gets Time and Location Reminders

Google today announced an update to its note-taking Keep app, adding time and location reminders as well as making it easier to add photos to your notes. You can download the new Android and Chrome apps from Google Play and the Chrome Web Store respectively, or simply check out the updated Web …

Woman Pays For Two iPhones, Reportedly Tricked Into Buying Two $600 Apples Instead

There are apples, and then are Apples. One hapless phone customer in Australia reportedly found this out the hard way, when she paid for what she thought was a pair of iPhones and ended up with two very expensive pieces of fruit.<p>The unidentified 21-year-old woman had negotiated to buy the phones on …

Can Android Survive Fragmentation?

OpenSignal has some very visual charts showing the 11,868 distinct Android devices that were used to download its app over a timeframe consisting of 682,000 downloads. The 682,000 downloads was chosen since that is the number of downloads measured when it compiled this survey last year. Note that …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

L.A. Unified to give every student an iPad in deal worth ‘hundreds of millions’

Every student in the nation’s second-largest school district will soon be sporting an 32GB 4th-generation Apple iPad.<p>Los Angeles Unified School District will initially roll out the program to 47 campuses in a deal worth $30 million.<p>However, the massive district has 640,000 students at 1,087 schools …

Dennis Rodman claims LeBron James would be 'just an average player' in 80s or 90s

NBA rebounding legend Dennis Rodman thinks Miami Heat superstar LeBron James would be "just an average player" if he played in the 1980s and 90s. It's a bold opinion that raises this question: why does anyone listen to Dennis Rodman anymore?<p>LeBron James posted yet another postseason triple-double …

Anonymous 'leaks' already-public NSA documents unrelated to PRISM

The hacktivist collective Anonymous is trying to pull back the curtain on the NSA's PRISM surveillance program, but they're having a little bit of trouble doing so. This morning, members of Anonymous purported to leak 13 documents concerning PRISM — the only problem? They're all unclassified, …

GameStop President Tony Bartel Promises 'Seamless Transition' Of Xbox One Used Game Sales

Microsoft has finally revealed its plans for Xbox One when it comes to the playing of used games, the digital distribution of titles and the sharing capabilities of games. As GameStop President Tony Bartel told me immediately after the Xbox One reveal, the next gen console will play used games. But …

Who’s Telling The Truth About PRISM? Computer Security Expert Gene Spafford Weighs In [TCTV]

Between the reports this week about that the U.S. National Security Agency has been mining personal user data from some of the world’s biggest Internet players through a project called ‘PRISM’, to the government’s defense of wide scale data collection for security reasons, and finally the outright …

Facebook and Google insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

America's tech giants continued to deny any knowledge of a giant government surveillance programme called Prism, even as president Barack Obama …