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Pick Up 4TB for Cheap, Full Sized Tablets, Better Selfies [Deals]

This WD My Book has a great reputation (including a Wirecutter recommendation), and is only $130 today for a whopping 4TB. The price will show up for …

Do Your Potato Chips Have A Security Flaw?

The microvibrations of a nearby snack food bag can let observers eavesdrop on conversations.<p>Well, this is a bit creepy: Researchers have shown that they can recover various types of audio, including human speech, by filming and analyzing the tiny vibrations that sound creates in objects nearby. In …

Early Amazon.com investor says online retailer ‘probably destroyed a million jobs’

Seattle venture capitalist Nick Hanauer loves to stir the pot, poking holes in economic theories and taking his wealthy tech cronies to task over …

This 'Fish Car' Lets A Goldfish Drive Around

Drinking and driving is frowned upon. But swimming and driving is okay.<p>Where's the fish? The fish is out for a drive.<p>A company called Studio diip has created a mobile aquarium that can be "driven" by a fish. The four-wheeled device has a digital camera mounted above that can recognize which part of …

AMA: How a Weird Internet Thing Became a Mainstream Delight

Reddit's question-and-answer format imports the aspirational norms of honesty and authenticity from pseudonymous Internet forums into mainstream interviews.<p>Barack Obama, Jerry Seinfeld, a line cook at Applebee's, and a guy with two penises walk into a bar.<p>Actually, no, they would never do that. No …

Overstock makes $124K from 780 Bitcoin orders a day after giving the crypto-currency a thumbs up

Overstock.com took a gamble on Bitcoin that quickly seems to be paying off.<p>The company made $124,000 through 780 Bitcoin orders within less than 24 hours of accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment.<p>Overstock announced a partnership with popular Bitcoin wallet Coinbase yesterday, making it the largest …

Amazon's Genius: How Even The Bad News Is Really Good News

Sure, Apple has the most hype for being secretive, but the frustrating truth for Apple is that most of its news leaks ahead of time.<p>This is because Apple is so revered and so watched that it has hundreds of people trying to pry its secrets from every nook, cranny, and source possible. It's just not …

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FORTUNE — I think I know why MacKenzie Bezos hated Brad Stone’s book about her husband and his company. It’s not because of the “numerous factual inaccuracies” she says are in the book, though she names only one, a mistiming of when Jeff Bezos read a certain influential novel, and shame on Stone …

The Science Behind Upworthy's Miraculous Virality [Slide Deck]

While Buzzfeed and Business Insider took years to build their readerships, Upworthy was able to amass a comparable audience numbering in the millions, in a period of a few months.<p>Most people associate the site's growth with headlines like "Imagine Trying To Pay Bills On Little Money. Then Imagine …

Amazon Workspaces: What lies ahead and beneath?

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Joaquin Torres Garcia<p>On the surface, Amazon’s newly introduced Amazon WorkSpaces is Desktop as a Service. But it may …

Amazon’s holiday success and UPS’ holiday fail highlight the internet economy’s problems

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Shipping giant UPS failed millions of customers this holiday season, missing the delivery of “a small percentage of its …

What can’t you say on Twitter? Thanks to Courtney Love, Americans may soon find out

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>When do you defame someone on Twitter? Despite the platform’s reputation for outrageous insults, American courts have yet to …

In A Post-Amazon World, E-Commerce Site Wayfair Wants To Win At Selling Home Goods And Furnishings

Taking on Amazon when it comes to e-commerce can be a futile effort. There are only a handful of e-commerce companies that have successfully been able to build a billion-dollar-plus business in e-commerce (without having physical stores) in a post-Amazon world. Zulily is one of those companies. …

Crazy currency: The more I report on Bitcoin, the weirder it gets

Op-ed: Despite a year of reporting and Bitcoin's insane rise, I'm happy not to own any.<p>The first time I ever heard the word “Bitcoin” was back in …

Security Blogger Brian Krebs Is Trying To Track Down The Target Hacker By Talking To Suspected Credit Card Thieves

He's been revealing the underground black markets where the Target hackers are allegedly selling the stolen credit cards. (Interestingly, one thing he discovered is that credit cards from non-U.S. banks are priced higher, from $23.62 per card to as high as $135 per card, he says.)<p>On top of that, he …

A Bloomberg TV Host Gifted Bitcoin On Air And It Immediately Got Stolen

On Friday, Miller learned an important lesson. It was an experience that everyone should remember before they start moving their money into the digital currency.<p>While on air, Miller surprised Bloomberg anchors Adam Johnson and Trish Regan each with $20 worth of Bitcoin.<p>But as Johnson received the …

Inside a $4 million Icelandic bitcoin-mining consortium

In Dealbook, Nathaniel Popper takes a look at a bitcoin-mining business called Cloud Hashing, that's moved its computers to Iceland in search of easy cooling and cheap, renewable power. The current set up requires over 100 computers, designed specifically for cracking the obscure algorithms that …

Cheers to the all-knowing robotic bartender

By adding artificial intelligence to the mix, Monsieur can learn your routine and suggest a stiffer drink when you've had a long day.<p>Making a cocktail can involve pouring, measuring, blending, and mixing. Or you could fill up a glass with ice, scroll through a drink menu, and press a button.<p>The …

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This Is What It Looks Like Inside an Amazon Warehouse

What happens after you click “buy” on Amazon.com? To most people, that’s a mystery. I flew out to Phoenix earlier this month to find out by taking a …

Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, And The Dangers Of A Righteous Mob

At no point in history has it been this easy to destroy your entire life so quickly in such few words. As the saga of InterActiveCorp PR Executive Justine Sacco on Friday showed, if you end up on the wrong side of public opinion on the internet, your reputation will be thoroughly destroyed… and you …

Internet ad sales climb to $10.7 billion

Advertisers spent an unprecedented amount on online ads in the third quarter of 2013, reports the Interactive Advertising Bureau.<p>Advertisers spent $10.69 billion on Internet advertisements in this last quarter, breaking an all-time record on ad spending, the Interactive Advertising Bureau reported …

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Justine Sacco and the tweet heard around the world — when public shaming metastasizes into an angry mob

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / 1000 Words<p>If you weren’t part of it while it was happening on Twitter, chances are you heard about it …

BTC China CEO Attempts To Calm The Bitcoin Market After RMB Deposit Shutdown

In a letter posted on the Chinese bitcoin trading site BTC China CEO Bobby Lee attempted to calm the markets by posting a long, detailed description of the way forward for the company. “As China’s first Bitcoin and Bitcoin trading platform company, we have more than two and half years of operating …

Wake up, retailers: Amazon’s seven-day shipping means you need to regroup. Now

Advertisement<p>21 Comments<p>Credit: Corbis / Patricia Curi<p>Not to be content with creating the showrooming movement, Amazon recently announced it will …

Google Glass' First Start-Up Innovators | Inc.com

When the first murmurings of Google Glass surfaced, the idea took some time to get used to. But now more and more start-ups have adapted and created new technologies and to fit the interface--and one in particular is on its way to making money from this fresh technology.<p>The New York-based online …

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