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GarageBand update lets artists publish directly to Apple Music Connect

Apple on Tuesday announced updates to its consumer music author app, GarageBand. One of the new features ties directly to the release of Apple Music: …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Pico Iyer's brilliant USC commencement speech on his encounter with Leonard Cohen, turning off technology, and not getting distracted by potato chips

This year noted author and intellect Pico Iyer gave USC's commencement address. It's a great 17 minutes for graduating college students and anyone …

Apple Music Is More Than Just A Spotify Killer, It Could End Music Labels Too

The music industry confuses me. I love music as much as anyone, but it baffles me how this industry is still clueless after everything that has happened in the last 15 years.<p>I grew up with services like Napster, and I’ve seen labels turn into scared, litigious shells that have lost sight of what …

‘I was blown away’: Welcome to football’s quarterback revolution

During NFL Combine week, downtown Indianapolis swells with little clandestine meetings, where seemingly innocuous details are discussed like matters …

Snapchat wants to put live sports on your phone, starting with the Final Four

Soon, you may be able to watch live sports on your phone on Snapchat.<p>The mobile social network is currently trying to make deals with both broadcast networks and sports leagues to put live sports on its "Our Story" feature, Digiday reports.<p>Citing "multiple media executives familiar with the plan," …

The new radio stars: welcome to the podcast age

Top Shelf: the internet on the radio<p>Alex Blumberg in real life sounds just like Alex Blumberg on the radio.<p>If you've ever listened to <i>This American Life</i><i>,</i> the massively popular weekly radio show, or <i>Planet Money</i><i>,</i> NPR's excellent economy-explaining podcast, you know Alex Blumberg's voice. I certainly …

Acorns Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

There’s a growing arsenal of apps that integrate with your daily spending habits to deliver smart tips on how to make the most of your money. BillGuard, for example, helps you combat credit card fraud and hidden merchant fees. But a new entrant to the personal finance space is looking to go the …

Mike Herring on Twitter: ""“We’re going to see an explosion of tech in Oakland. It’s the next big area.” $P #oaktownpride http://t.co/S3m3E69y7u"

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Google’s brilliant plan to get millions to adopt its e-money system: Gmail

In May 2013, Google soft-launched a straightforward scheme for sending money to other people. It lets you connect Gmail with a Google Wallet account and send money to a friend for free (from a linked bank account) or for a small fee (from a credit card).<p>While the service has been available since …

Google

Zuckerberg, Musk Invest in Artificial-Intelligence Company

Elon Musk made the electric car cool. Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook. Ashton Kutcher portrayed Apple founder Steve Jobs in a movie. Now, the three are joining in a $40 million investment in Vicarious FPC, a secretive artificial-intelligence company.<p>The funding round, the second major infusion of …

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Here’s the enormous hangar Google bought to fill with robots

<b>Update, 11/11/2014:</b> NASA announced today that it had approved Google’s plans to lease Moffett Airfield for 60 years, in exchange for $1.16 billion in rent, $200 million in capital investment and responsibility for maintenance.<p>Planetary Ventures, a Google shell company, will lease an airport—and an …

Wall Street

Facebook's Nuclear Advantage

How Facebook spent over $100 million to keep the next big smartphone apps a secret.<p>By Mark Zuckerberg's own admission, Facebook is now a mobile company. It used to be a website. Now, first and foremost, it's a collection of apps.<p>To cope with this new reality, Facebook is now willing to carve itself …

Silicon Valley Billionaire Battles Surfers Over Beach Access

Even on a windy gray day, Martins Beach is perfect. About a quarter mile long, the beach is hidden from Highway 1, accessible by a winding road that …

RapGenius Growth Hack Exposed

Yesterday RapGenius posted the following announcement on their Facebook page:<p>As a contributor to various blogs and an endearing fan of RapGenius, I …

Apple, coffee and techno: Jonathan Ive's recipe for success

It is cluttered with bikes, skateboards and designers' models, but the ideas factory that sits at the symbolic heart of Apple's vast Californian campus is also the workspace of perhaps the world's most successful designer.<p>It is here that Sir Jonathan ("Jony") Ive gathers his select team for …

Google releases “OK Google” Chrome extension for hands-free voice search on the desktop

Google announced today on Google+ that it’s releasing a new extension for Chrome that will enable hands-free activation of the voice search features it rolled out earlier this year. Google announced the conversational voice search features for Chrome back in May and has been updating it on various …

Brilliant But Evil: Gaming Company Fined $1 Million For Secretly Using Players' Computers To Mine Bitcoin

Back in April, an online gamer noticed that his computer seemed to be working harder than it should be given what he had running on it. When he checked his logs, he realized that his computer, much to his surprise, had joined a Bitcoin mining pool in the Czech Republic and was helping someone to …

Snapchat's Creator: Another Spoiled L.A. Brat

This is the face of the New Meritocracy: Snapchat founder and CEO Evan Spiegel is atop a startup valued at $800 million after a lifetime of wealth, …

How Apple's iBeacon Will Change Everything For Retail Analytics

The experience of shopping in a brick-and-mortar store hasn’t changed much during the past 100 years: Consumers walk into a store, find the items they want, pay for the items and then lug their purchases out of the store in a shopping bag or cart.<p>But in-store experiences are on the cusp of a …

Stanford researchers' cooling glove 'better than steroids' – and helps solve physiological mystery, too

The temperature-regulation research of Stanford biologists H. Craig Heller and Dennis Grahn has led to a device that rapidly cools body temperature, …

The Bros Who Love Love Actually

On the occasion of <i>Love Actually’</i>s tenth anniversary, the Cut team was discussing the phenomenal staying power of this sentimentality supercut when we …

Pound stays lower at $1.3364 after U.K. GDP growth confirmed at 0.1%

May 25, 2018<br>4:35 AM<p>May 25, 2018<br>4:33 AM<p>U.K. Q1 GDP growth confirmed at 0.1%, weakest since 2012<p>May 25, 2018<br>4:17 AM<p>U.K. stocks advanced on Friday, set to break a two-day losing streak as the pound selloff resumed on signs Brexit discussions between Brussels and London are close to a painful breakdown.<p>…

Mexico's Drug Cartels Love Social Media

Members of Mexico's drug cartels are starting to harness the power of the internet, using it to run positive PR campaigns, post selfies with their pistols, and hunt down targets by tracking their movements on social media.<p><i>"Broly", an alleged member of the Knights Templar Cartel, posing for a selfie</i> …

Researchers Say 'Bitcoin Is Broken' And Could Collapse

The problem is with how people "mine" bitcoins. Mining is how bitcoins are created. Most people don't mine bitcoins anymore. They buy them or take them as payment. But some people are in the business of mining coins with special bitcoin-mining computers. Even so, it is so difficult and time …

A traffic-jam-reducing algorithm that should have SoCal drooling

If there’s a part of day-to-day living that leaves me feeling more helpless than a traffic jam, I don’t know what it is. I mean, everyone is heading …

Bang With Friends Rebrands As ‘Down’ To Match You With Friends Of Friends By Hotness

After settling a Zynga trademark infringement suit, Bang With Friends today rebrands as Down and reveals its revamped set of dating apps. Down’s update lets you browse friends of friends rather than just friends, say you want to date as opposed to just being ‘down’ [to bang] someone, as well as …

Ev Williams’ Medium is Blogging for the 9%

What is Medium? I get asked this question frequently. Not by people who write on Medium, or people who read Medium, but by people who feel like their …

Most People Won't

From an interview with designer/artist/soul searcher Elle Luna:<p>So I was using Uber all the time in San Francisco, even though I hated the design. And …