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Mark Zuckerberg Will Join LinkedIn, Dropbox Founders At "Dreamer" Hackathon To Reignite Immigration Reform

The Facebook CEO will join LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, and Groupon co-founder Anthony Mason at a tech event for undocumented immigrants in San Francisco in November.<p>Mark Zuckerberg will join the founders of other top tech companies who are part of his immigration …

Google Partners With Facebook To Let DoubleClick Clients Buy Retargeted Ads On FBX

Google and Facebook are getting a bit friendlier despite their social networking competition. Google’s DoubleClick ad buying software will soon allow clients to buy retargeted ads on Facebook. FBX, Facebook’s retargeted ads platform, has become a major player in the 16 months since launch, and …

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math

If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the …

Cloud To Dominate Data Center Traffic Within The Year, Cisco Study Predicts

Cloud traffic will represent more than two-thirds of global data center traffic by 2017 and will have grown more than fourfold from 2012 to 2017. Already, cloud-based traffic is poised to comprise the majority of traffic within the next few months.<p>That’s the conclusion of the latest, and third …

What this year's must-have Xmas gadgets tell us about America

Gadgets are the future of you.<p>They're the things that anticipate your needs, appreciate the gaps in your life, and understand precisely what excites you.<p>So I found myself earlier this week wandering the halls of something called the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular, in search of signs of America's …

As the underlying tech becomes a commodity, design emerges as the answer

The technology industry is undergoing a creative transformation. A large amount of value is shifting from the development of underlying technologies …

These are the worst of times for technology

<i>Time for a new Foundry Group video. If you want the backstory, go take a look at the post Foundry Group Announces Major Shift In Investment Strategy. If you just want a break from reality and hopefully a few laughs in the process, enjoy.</i><p><i>The video has more than 100 easter eggs referring to either</i> …

Apple Could Read Your iMessages If It Wanted To, Research Firm Claims

Though Apple zealously denies any interest in reading your iMessages, a new report claims the company can easily read your iPhone chats, if it wants to.<p>Security research company Quarkslab on Thursday published a paper detailing just how Apple could go about this. iMessages have end-to-end …

Mark Zuckerberg On The Real Beginnings of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his annual appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event for a fireside chat with Paul Graham. In this conversation, he spoke about what he first built, never being afraid of making mistakes, and the movement that the social network has become to connect …

Airbnb Has Now Served 9M Guests Since Being Founded, Up From 4M At The End Of Last Year

Airbnb continues to grow at an amazing pace, and now has served a total of 9 million guests in the five years since being founded. At Y Combinator’s annual Startup School event today, Airbnb co-founder and CTO Nate Blecharczyk demonstrated what hockey stick-like growth looks like after several …

Twitter Quitters Highlight Problem In Company's Quest To Go Mainstream

By Alexei Oreskovic<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Retired schoolteacher Donald Hovasse signed up for Twitter about a year ago at the urging of his daughter. He lost interest after trying the service a few times and finding lots of celebrities but few of his friends using the online social network.<p>"I …

Xbox One headset adapter reportedly launching in 2014

The adapter for current-gen and new third-party headsets for Microsoft's next-gen console, Xbox One, will not be available until 2014, CVG reports.<p>Announced in July, the adapter allows Xbox One owners to use current-gen and third-party headsets with the console. Earlier this week, licensed headset …

Syrian Peace Talks To Start In November

Negotiations to try to broker a political solution to Syria's bloody civil war will begin in Geneva on Nov. 23.<p>That's according to Arab League chief Nabil el-Araby, who spoke to reporters after meeting with Lakhdar Brahimi, the joint U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria.<p>These meetings have been a long …

Snowden’s father disputes accuracy of report on son’s intentions

The father of Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked sensitive data, on Sunday disputed the accuracy of a Reuters report that quoted him as saying his son has more information to reveal.<p>Lon Snowden visited his son last week for the first time since the younger Snowden was granted …

U-Space Design – Corporate Identity by Triptic

U-Space Design.<p>The Polish agency Triptic creates corporate identities for small and medium sized businesses. A very successful identity project is …

iPhone 5C production cut by 35%, iPhone 5S production boosted 75%

Apple has the prototypical good-news, bad-news scenario on its hands, with soaring sales of its flagship iPhone 5S contrasting sharply with souring sales of its “for the colorful” iPhone 5C.<p>“Our latest channel checks confirm that Apple indeed has cut back 5C production by 35 percent and increased …