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A Guy Who Led Monetization At Facebook Thinks Pinterest Will Smoke His Former Company And Google

Kendall, who's come to know both companies' products and their advertising appeal well, believes Pinterest is uniquely positioned to zoom past Twitter, Google and Facebook in terms of revenue. He tells Forbes that Pinterest has the "biggest business opportunity in the last 10 to 20 years for an …

Dropbox account passwords posted online and millions more might follow

If you haven't activated two-factor authentication on Dropbox yet, you may want to do so now, just in case you end up finding your credentials posted on the internet. A document posted on pastebin earlier contains 400 Dropbox usernames and passwords, which the poster claims are just a tiny fraction …

Why you can't ignore the Open Compute Project any longer

If you’re in the data-center business, you’ve probably been following the Open Compute Project (OCP). And if you haven’t, you should. OCP is Facebook’s response to dealing with a server count that likely exceeds a million. Their innovations around scale and serviceability are simply too compelling …

ISIS Likely Captured Iraqi Chemical Weapons, New York Times Confirms

WASHINGTON -- A New York Times report confirms that the U.S. government knew that an Iraqi facility now controlled by the Islamic State militant organization likely contained deadly chemical weapons -- a finding reported by The Huffington Post on Monday.<p>The Huffington Post's report suggesting that …

U.S.-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey | Reuters

MURSITPINAR Turkey/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria’s Turkish border after the jihadists’ advance began to destabilize Turkey.<p>The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on the …

Why Health Officials Are Concerned About Energy Drinks

The energy drink market is booming, but that’s not necessarily a good thing when it comes to public health, says the World Health Organization’s …

US, Russia vow intel-sharing on Islamic State

PARIS (AP) — The United States and Russia vowed Tuesday to renew cooperation on a broad array of global security matters, including intelligence …

US Government Says No Single Entity Or Nation Will Control The Internet

The U.S. reiterated its stance in favor of a multistakeholder model for Internet governance today. Speaking before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said that the United States will “not allow the global Internet to be …

Scientists want you to find cosmic rays using your phone's camera

Cosmic ray particles hit Earth's atmosphere all the time, but finding them is tough; even the most sophisticated detectors can only cover so much ground. Scientists at University of California might just have discovered an easy way to pinpoint these exotic elements, however: the camera on your …

Will.i.am is launching his smartwatch this week

Will.i.am must have solved whatever has delayed his smartwatch's original July debut, because he's launching it this week and proving it's not vaporware. The musician will finally make the big reveal on Wednesday night in San Francisco during Salesforce.com's Dreamforce event -- just ahead of …

Why the U.S. and Europe Have Little to Fear From the Rise of Chinese Science

Beijing is the world's top science city, but Chinese policies will prevent China from becoming the world's top science country.<p>Much is made of China’s rise as the world’s next great power. China is forecasted to surge past the United States as the world’s largest economy by 2024<b>,</b> according to …

FBI Director Says Apple and Google Are Putting Their Customers 'Beyond The Law'

FBI director James Comey really likes car analogies. Last week, in the first of a two-part interview on <i>60 Minutes</i>, he called the Internet the “most dangerous parking lot imaginable,” meaning, I think, that you should be prepared to Taser any menacing email attachment that sneaks up behind you. On …

LinkedIn offers researchers $25K for ways to change the world with its data

LinkedIn has become the latest social network to solicit ideas from researchers to explore the company’s data.<p>Under the rules of the new LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge, announced in a blog post today, researchers will submit proposals for analyzing LinkedIn’s vast pool of data on companies, …

Ebola Is Coming. A Travel Ban Won't Stop Outbreaks

Ebola has officially gone global.<p>The World Health Organization recently confirmed that a Spanish nurse was the first case of transmission outside Africa. Now it seems the first patient diagnosed in the United States transmitted the disease before he died.<p>More outbreaks are on their way.<p>While …

Hackers hold 7 million Dropbox passwords ransom

Dropbox denies it has been compromised as hackers leak hundreds of passwords online and threaten to release millions more.<p>Hackers are threatening a major breach in Dropbox security, claiming to have stolen the login details of almost 7 million users, and promising to release more password details …

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Hong Kong police fail to clear tunnel protest site

Protesters block road near government headquarters on day that police make concerted efforts to tear down barricades<p>Hundreds of Hong Kong police have failed to clear out pro-democracy protesters from a tunnel near government headquarters following a tense day in which officers used sledgehammers …

Former NC mayor sentenced for corruption

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The former mayor of North Carolina's largest city was sentenced Tuesday to nearly four years in prison in a federal corruption …

Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago

In the early 1900s, Seattle-based photographer Edward S. Curtis embarked on a project of epic scale, to travel the western United States and document the lives of Native Americans still untouched by Western society. Curtis secured funding from J.P. Morgan, and visited more than 80 tribes over the …

Feds warn of possible ISIS-inspired attacks on police, government officials, media

Federal officials are warning U.S. law enforcement about the threat of Islamic State-inspired terror attacks against police officers, government workers and “media figures” in the U.S.<p>In a joint intelligence bulletin sent to law enforcement and confirmed by Fox News, the FBI and Department of …

Snakebot and quadcopter combo makes for a go-anywhere rescue drone

Everyone has different ideas on what the perfect search-and-rescue robot is, and for a University of Pennsylvania Mod Lab team, it comes in the form of a snake drone-quadcopter chimera. The Hybrid Exploration Robot for Air and Land Deployment or H.E.R.A.L.D. is composed of two snake-like machines …

Get ready for 'Drone Nation'

We’re taking the drone out for a spin. It’s a sun-drenched Friday in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and though it’s late afternoon the …

This week in bitcoin: PayPal’s bitcoin embrace spikes the price, but not for long

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Carlos Amarillo/Shutterstock<p>This week’s bitcoin review looks at how the PayPal’s decision to embrace bitcoin affected …

Confidential Documents Reveal How Google Is Trying To Limit Samsung's Control Of Android

If you swipe through one of Samsung's Galaxy phones, for example, you're likely to come across some of Samsung's apps and its own Galaxy app store.<p>Now, however, it seem that Google wants its partners to put its own apps and services at the forefront of most Android phones.<p>Amir Efrati at The …

Netflix users watching 92 minutes a day, but YouTube remains king

Netflix pushed out 7 billion hours of content from April through June, spread over the 50.05 million subscribers Netflix said it had as of June. That’s nearly 92 minutes of viewing per day per subscriber, according to a new research report from The Diffusion Group. <br>The average Netflix subscriber, …

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