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Lyft Lifts $60 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, Gives 30,000 Rides A Week A Year After Launch

It was almost one year ago (to the day!) that my colleague Kim Mai-Cutler wrote our first story on Lyft, and how the company was going to offer some lower-priced competition to on-demand ride leader Uber in San Francisco. Now, 366 days later, Lyft is celebrating the anniversary of that launch with …

Google Maps Gets Biking Directions For 6 New Countries in Europe

Google is adding cycling directions for a number of European countries covered by its Google Maps service, including Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.<p>The new information should keep cyclists notified of popular bike trails, official cycle lanes and recommended roads …

Xbox One’s used game fiasco plays with fire, flirts with pirates

Used games or not used games – for Microsoft, the rest of the games industry and millions of gamers, that is the question.<p>Controversy and confusion erupted last week after the company finally took the wraps off its next-generation console, the Xbox One. During its press event, Microsoft didn't …

A Pet Drone That Follows You Like A Lost Puppy [Video]

This autonomous flying servant can track and record you from the sky.<p>Drones can't fetch a taco for you, but they can lift cameras into the sky and return impressive aerial video and photography. Trouble is, today's flying machines require a human pilot to manipulate their complex controls.<p>Sameer …

Google's Secrets Of Innovation: Empowering Its Employees

March was a good month for Google. Its market capitalization breached a record high $260 billion. Since its IPO in 2004, its shares have soared over 900%. The company’s success stems from its continuous innovation and it extraordinary management practices. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of …

First-Known Targeted Malware Attack On Android Phones Steals Contacts And Text Messages

Malicious software is nothing new to the cyber security world. So-called malware is what unscrupulous folk use to disrupt or gather sensitive data from our desktop computers. Targeted attacks with malware have been relatively unseen on smartphones, those other computers we carry around that are …

Breathometer blows past funding goal and adds new stretch goals

We talked about the Breathometer when the device first hit indiegogo a couple weeks ago. The Breathometer is a hardware device that works in …

Microsoft reportedly looking to dump IPTV business in favor of Xbox

Microsoft appears to be mulling over plans to dump its IPTV business. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that Ericsson is in talks with the software maker to buy up its IPTV software, known as Media Room, that is used to power services like AT&T's U-verse. Microsoft is expected to continue its focus on TV apps and …

How the internet is making us poor

Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with …

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The 60 Hottest Fanbases Of March Madness | Bleacher Report

March Madness also marries two glorious treasures America cherishes: beautiful women and bracket tournaments.<p>These are the hottest fanbases of March Madness.<p>Read more on Bleacher Report