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What our music tastes say about our personalities
For anyone who has ever caught some treacly adult contemporary on the radio and wondered “Who on earth likes this stuff?” while twisting the dial, a new study might have an answer. A bunch of softies, that’s who.
In the paper, published recently in …Soul Music
Camera drones have opened a whole new world of possibilities for photographers looking for a way to capture aerial images, but the meteoric rise in …Drones
Sony today reported a $780 million operating profit for Q1 2015, up 39 percent annually, as the company’s camera sensor business and PlayStation 4 arm pushed it past analyst expectations.
The Japanese firm posted quarterly revenue of $14.5 billion, down a mere 0.1 percent year-on-year. Back in …Sony
One of Google's Project Loon balloons.
Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know this Thursday.
1. Facebook beat earnings expectations, but its stock sunk. Despite revenue growing 39% year-on-year, its share price dropped around 3.4%.
2. GitHub has landed $250 million in new funding and is …Project Loon
Users of Adobe’s Creative Suite 6 — the last version sold before the company switched to Creative Cloud subscriptions — knew it was coming sometime, but did not know when. Now they know.
An Adobe blog post announced that Camera Raw 9.1.1, which was released today, will be the last one available for …Adobe Photoshop
Uber is denying research which asserts the number of available drivers you see on the in-app map view is padded. According to the company, it always reports the accurate number of cars available in an area, but there are instances where it may be a touch off.
The original report was circulated by …Customers
Steve Jobs was famously opposed to including a stylus with the iPad, but even he might have changed his mind had he caught a glimpse of the futuristic texture-sensing input device Apple just patented.
According to a pair of patent applications published today, Apple is working on stylus with …Steve Jobs
2015 has been a tough year so far for the established Android smartphone manufacturers, as market shares shift and revenues remain sluggish. As part …Samsung
An article in the New York Times was published recently discussing that the US and Turkey had agreed to create a ‘safe zone’ in Syria. Specifically …Turkey
Fintech company Fastacash provides a B2B payment platform that can be used by partners to enable value transfers (such as money, mobile credit, or …Startups
The expert believes that Germany and Turkey have less and less in common due to attacks of the Turkish forces against the Kurds in northern Iraq.
Google is clearly moving into the home service professionals recommendation space with a new advertising product called Home Service beta ads.
Dr. …Google AdWords
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook just reported its Q2 earnings, with a beat on both the top and bottom line.
Here are the numbers:
Revenue: $4.04 billion vs analyst expectations of $3.99 billion. That's up 39% year-over-year.•
EPS: $0.50 vs analyst expectations of $0.47
Despite the beat, …Facebook
One of tech's biggest investors told us why he thinks the interest rate bubble might cause a new tech crash
Unicorns are supposed to be rare beasts. But in tech — where a "unicorn" is defined as a private startup company valued at more than $1 billion — at least 100 of them have been spotted so far.
At Business Insider we have been discussing whether the unicorn glut is an indicator that the …Economic Bubbles
Anish Kapoor Ditry Corner (2011) Photo: The Guardian
By Amah-Rose Abrams
This piece originally appeared on artnet News
In the digital age we live in, it can be hard to get your break in the arts. But harness the power of the internet, and you can move forward by leaps and bounds.
Whether it be with …Art
Social networking major Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) reported its 2Q15 earnings update on 29th July after market closure. Co-founder, Chairman of the …Facebook
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.
In Turkey's Kurdish heartland, the government's renewed military onslaught against the rebels has left many people crying …Turkey
I’ve long been a fan of what Motorola has been doing with their smartphones and peripherals, and this week’s announcements are no exception. Both of the headphones Moto released, the Moto Surround and especially the Moto Pulse are top notch. I’ve been using the Pulse exclusively since the event and …Motorola
ISTANBUL -- The current situation in Turkey is nothing short of apocalyptic. Radical Islamists who have turned the country into a "jihadi highway" to Syria -- while Ankara has looked the other way -- are now carrying out attacks within Turkey itself. Following last week's ISIS-linked bombing in the …Middle East
Revisions in previous years’ data show that the economy has grown more slowly following the recession than we originally thought.
Economists usually like to give you your good news and bad news in one dose.
The most recent report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis showed that the economy actually …Economics
This story originally appeared on Citylab.
Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area have long been the world leaders in high-tech startups, giving rise to cutting-edge companies from Apple and Intel to Google, Facebook, and Twitter. But recent years have seen the rise of an …Startups (India)
In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, southeastern Turkey, a Turkish soldier on an armoured personnel carrier watches as in the background a flag of the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, is raised over the city of Tal Abyad, Syria, …Turkey
Twitter reported that its monthly active user count has reached 316 million, up a paltry 15 percent compared to the year-ago quarter, and up from 308 million in the preceding quarter.
The company indicated that it sees 80 percent of its monthly actives as monthly mobile actives.
Its interim CEO, Jack …Twitter
Picking a programming language to learn can be a stressful task. The trendy language at any given time isn’t necessarily one that anyone will care about in a year, much less the one that’ll get you the best gigs.
It’s interesting, then, to see what language programmers turn to when they’ve got their …Programming
From 1958 until his death, Warhol took hundreds, if not thousands, of instant photos, including selfies.The post Andy Warhol’s Celebrity Polaroids …Art
In the words of almighty queen Audre Lorde: "The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire."
In other words, eroticism is powerful. It …Art
BP has moved to draw a line under the Deepwater Horizon disaster after slumping to a $6.3bn (£4bn) loss for the second quarter owing to costs linked to the oil spill.
The UK oil company slid into the red after taking an extra $10.8bn charge relating to the accident in the Gulf of Mexico five years …Oil Spills
The key to happiness at your job isn't about the big stuff — it's all in the details.
Whether it's finding the perfect desk plant, eating a delicious snack or doling out a few well-deserved compliments, you'd be surprised how fast the little things can turn your day around. And who doesn't want a …Happiness
Earlier this year, I closed my startup. So now I get to reflect on what I’d have done differently. Hindsight is unfair and inaccurate, but I still enjoy its lessons. This is one, a note to my future self: Don’t call your projects ‘startups’. It’s a semantic trick, but a really important one. Here’s …Startups