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Silicon Valley Interns Share Some Of The Awesome Perks They Get From Their Jobs

If you can land an internship at one of Silicon Valley's major tech companies, you're likely going to have an awesome experience doing innovative work while making a great salary.<p>The perks aren't too bad either.<p>We recently found a Quora thread detailing firsthand some of the coolest intern perks in …

Vibrating shoes could be the future of navigation and wearable tech

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Verizon buys up Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless for a whopping $130B

After months of speculation, Verizon announced today that it has bought out British telco Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion in cash and stock.<p>Vodafone previously owned 45 percent of Verizon Wireless, a joint venture that the two companies formed back in 1999 (when Verizon was …

Voila! Ballmer says Elop a candidate for Microsoft CEO

In a comment that should surprise no one, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said Tuesday that Nokia's Stephen Elop is a candidate to replace him.<p>"Stephen will go from external [candidate] to internal," Ballmer told the Seattle Times, though he also said the Microsoft board will evaluate all …

Windows Phone

Steve Wozniak: Microsoft resting on its laurels

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1005000/1005504_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534418030_98112e13fef5e19f8bc9b12f4e767554<p><b>Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak has said that rival Microsoft has been "resting on" the markets it built up a "long, long time ago".</b><p>He added that …

Why David Sacks should be Microsoft's next CEO

<i>Disclosure: I worked at Microsoft 2008-2009. Microsoft stock is a meaningful part of my portfolio.</i><p>With the announcement of Steve Ballmer’s pending departure from Microsoft, the stock shot up the value of 8 Aols. Clearly the market is happy to see Ballmer go. In his tenure at the company, the stock …

AWS Server Issues Take Down Instagram, Vine, Airbnb And IFTTT

Those of you looking to spend the rest of today watching people do other things on Instagram or Vine probably just had a rough time trying to do it. Both services went offline for over an hour, most likely because of issues with Amazon Web Services.<p>Instagram was the first of the two to publicly …

WhatsApp CEO is Wrong About Rival Apps

WhatsApp doesn’t do a lot of press, so when CEO Jan Koum — pictured in the image above — speaks it means there’s an important milestone or significant piece of news. That was the case yesterday when Koum told AllThingsD in an interview that the service has now passed 300 million monthly active …

Facebook reveals how its news feed works—again

People. They just don’t get it, do they? Facebook has been trying to explain for months now that no, it is not gaming its news feed and no, it’s not suppressing content that it hasn’t been paid to promote. The company says so clearly in the help pages, under a heading called “How News Feed Works“; …

Social Media

iPhone 5C cases pop up on Amazon

Future buyers of Apple's rumored low-cost iPhone can potentially find a host of cases awaiting them on Amazon.<p>Available for preorder, the Elago S5C Slim Fit 2 cases specifically list the iPhone 5C as part of their names. A few of the cases promise to be in stock on August 23, while others show a …

Facebook Announces New Mobile Game Publishing Effort

A few weeks ago, we reported that Facebook was experimenting with becoming a mobile games publisher by offering distribution to studios in exchange for a cut of revenue.<p>Today, Facebook is formally announcing that effort at the Casual Connect conference in San Francisco, and they’re putting a call …

Packaging for a rumored budget iPhone 5C shows up online

As Apple's fall product reveal approaches, alleged images of the new iPhone parts are appearing with greater frequency. The latest is plastic packaging for an iPhone 5C, which appeared on the Chinese WeiPhone discussion forum. The 5C could be the rumored lower-cost, plastic-encased iPhone that …

Verizon calls on President to veto coming iPhone ban

As an import ban on Apple(s aapl) products gets set to take effect two weeks from now, a Verizon executive is asking the White House to take the …

Apple’s accelerated AAPL stock repurchasing suggests it expects the stock price to climb

<i>Fortune</i> reports that Apple’s stock repurchase scheme – buying back some of its own shares – is proceeding more than three times faster than scheduled.<p>The company was scheduled to repurchase 10 million shares in Q3. It bought 36 million […] By my calculation, the company spent $16 billion last …

Now that Facebook’s stock is above $30, its employees are breathing a sigh of relief

Facebook’s stock got a big boost from its strong second quarter earnings, adding nearly $20 billion in market value over one day. Facebook’s shares opened today at $33.54 a share, its best performance since its fateful first day as a public company in May 2012. If the stock can stay consistently …

Google Wallet For Gmail Invites Start Rolling Out To More Users

In May, Google announced that its online and mobile payments solution Google Wallet would be integrated within Gmail in the coming months, but no exact time frame for the rollout was given. Now, it appears as if more users are gaining access to the Google Wallet in Gmail feature, as invitations are …

Xbox One will allow independent developers to self-publish titles

Microsoft is making another big change to its Xbox One policies and opening the console's online store up for all independent developers to publish into. The Xbox 360 has long limited the Arcade store to titles published only by Microsoft and other major companies, such as EA. That largely …

How Blippex handles the data behind its time-driven search engine

Search for something on Blippex, a recently launched search engine, and the results you’ll find might be quite different from that of a more popular …

Despite Gains, Facebook Is Currently Worth $24 Billion Less Than When It First Went Public

The market awarded Facebook a 25 percent share price spike today, following a strong earnings report that showed off the company’s ability to retain mind share among youths, build its total global usership, and monetize mobile traffic better than nearly any other company. Period.<p>The firm pop in its …

Lernstift Pen, Which Corrects You As You Write, Picks Up Speed On Kickstarter

Lernstift is a pen which vibrates when you spell the word incorrectly. However, it could also be capable of spawning its own App ecosystem. After launching on Kickstarter recently, it’s picking up speed towards its modest $183,000 goal to go into full production.<p>Created by Munich-based …

A new trend? ‘Posegram’ developer shows off iOS 7 UI elements in older iOS versions [Video]

Even with the release of iOS 7 still in the far future, many users are wanting to use the new features and overall design. While many have resorted to installing the ‘developer only’ betas, others may find that an update to the “Posegram” app will keep them satisfied for the time being. The …

Refer A Startup To FundersClub For Crowdfunding, Get Paid If It Exits

Think you know about the hottest startups before anyone else? Equity crowdfunding platform and online venture firm FundersClub wants you to be their eyes and ears, so they’re offering to give you 10 percent of their carry (profit) if a startup you refer to them has a big exit. The FundersClub Refer …

Get Paid to Use Your Phone by Putting Advertisements on Your Lock Screen

According to the data, most look at their phone's lock screen more than a hundred times a day. With a new app, every one of those looks or swipes …

Has Spotify killed the iTunes star? Download sales slow as streaming picks up

Nielsen says overall sales of tracks and albums for first half of year are down 4.6 percent<p>For the past two years, record labels, music retailers, and artists carefully tracked music sales. After a decade of massive sales declines, the downward spiral appeared to bottom out in 2011 and 2012 and the …

Tech companies shed more than $61 billion in value thanks to disappointing earnings

It’s been a bad earnings season for technology and internet companies. Google, Microsoft, Intel, eBay, SAP AG and Oracle have all missed analyst expectations, sending their stock prices down. Overall, those six companies lost more than $61 billion in market value in the day after they reported …

Markets

Netflix Accused Of Cropping Films, But Company Says It's All A Big Mistake

If you've spent enough time watching cable television, it's a notification you've read a hundred times: "This film has been modified from its original version. It has been formatted to fit this screen." But what if you weren't warned you were you watching an altered version of a movie?<p>A Tumblr blog …

Crowdsourcing Startup CrowdFlower Says Its Contributors Have Completed 1 Billion ‘Judgments’

CrowdFlower, which helps businesses manage crowdsourced tasks, announced that contributors have completed 1 billion “judgments,” which is the basic unit of work on the platform.<p>The company says those judgments are “the crux of microtasking,” with businesses asking CrowdFlower contributors to do …

At last we know, Nokia went with Windows Phone because it feared Samsung’s domination of Android

Stephen Elop, CEO, Nokia<p>When it comes to hardware most people agree that Nokia makes good handsets, just look at the new Nokia Lumia 1020. But the problem is Nokia’s smartphones run Windows Phone which is still playing catch-up in terms of consumer acceptance. The question that is often asked is …

There’s an app for that: in next year’s e-scooters, your iPhone will be the console

iPhone integration in car consoles is of course nothing new, with Siri Eyes Free becoming an increasingly standard feature in new cars. But next year’s electric scooters appear to be taking the idea one step further: if you go to the showrooms to look at an electric scooter next year, you may well …

The coating that makes iPhones touch sensitive is running out

No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger makes contact.<p>ITO comes …