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Why the Constitution Can Protect Passwords But Not Fingerprint Scans

Cellphone fingerprint passcodes weren’t on James Madison’s mind when he authored the Fifth Amendment, a constitutional protection with roots in …

How to Hack Sleep

Improve your productivity (and the productivity of your employees) with these tools and tips for better rest.<p>The ability to get by on little sleep is frequently seen as a badge of honor in the business world. Entrepreneurs, in particular, often sacrifice sleep for the sake of their companies. In a …

Pandora & Smule are kicking everyone's ass in mobile music revenue & downloads, App Annie reports

Pandora might be the least exciting of the major streaming music services, in part because it doesn’t offer on-demand music playback or a robust premium monthly subscription service. That, however, didn’t stop the decade-old music company from beating all of its competitors last month.<p>Pandora …

Microsoft Fires Another Set Of Employees, Continuing Its Announced Layoff Strategy

Microsoft took an axe to another slice of its employees today, cutting around 3,000 jobs according to Mary Jo Foley. TechCrunch heard through a separate source that the layoffs were imminent, but was not able to confirm their size.<p>The company released a short statement indicating that it has nearly …

Former Google Wallet Head Launches Poynt, A “Future-Proofed” Payment Terminal

The former head of Google Wallet and longtime PayPal exec, Osama Bedier, is this morning revealing his new company Poynt, a “future-proofed” payment terminal that combines an Android-based tablet with a hardware docking station, and includes support for all modern payment technologies, including …

After a blow from Apple, Nomi sells to Brickstream

Even the smallest change to Apple’s iOS platform can have a huge impact. Tiny tweaks, such as the decision to improve privacy settings on iOS8, can …

Maine to Seek Court Order to Force Ebola Quarantine on Nurse Kaci Hickox

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, vowed to fight Maine officials who are seeking a court order to force her to self-quarantine at home.<p>Hickox, who is holed up in a house in the town of Fort Kent, gave the state until Thursday to let her move …

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Facebook’s Q3 ad revenue hits $2.96B, with 66% coming from mobile

Facebook brought in $2.96 billion in advertising revenue in the third quarter of this year, up from $1.8 billion in the third quarter of 2013.<p>The social network continues to highlight its mobile advertising revenues, which comprise 66 percent of total ad revenues. That figure is growing steadily. …