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Office for iOS Gets New Storage Integrations

For nearly two months now, I've been using Microsoft's Office apps for my accounting and other MacStories projects; I've also begun moving my cloud file management to Box. Hence, I'm glad that Microsoft has started expanding Office's file management abilities on iOS, adding the option to import …

Apps

Facebook users now watch 100 million hours of video every day

During its Q4 earnings call today, Facebook revealed some interesting stats for video usage on its platform.<p>Mark Zuckerberg explained that users now watch 100 million hours of video daily on the platform. In light of this, he said the company is working on creating a dedicated video channel – a …

Facebook reports $5.84B in revenue as monthly active users grow 2.9% to 1.59B

Facebook has beaten expectations with its Q4 FY 2015 earnings. The social media giant announced that it now has 1.59 billion monthly active users. For the quarter, it generated $5.8 billion in revenue and $.79 earnings per share, likely thanks to mobile and a growing global community.<p>These numbers …

Google | The Next Web

All stories in Google<p>Google Photos is adding 'Favorite' and 'Like' buttons to your pictures<p>Google is updating its Photos cloud storage service with a star-shaped button to mark selected pictures as your Favorites. ...<p>Abhimanyu Ghoshal<p>YouTube's streaming music service is launching next week<p>YouTube …

Researchers have established a worrisome link between social media usage and sleep

The regular, sometimes absent-minded act of checking social media may be having profound effects on your sleep.<p>A recent study (paywall) by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that young adults who spend significant time on social media each day typically get less sleep than those who …

Social Media

Driverless bus trial in Netherlands will be first on public roads

WePod shuttle carries handful of people on 200m journey in first trial of its kind – with hopes to extend systems to cargo trucks<p>An electric, driverless shuttle bus has taken to Dutch public roads on Thursday, rolling six passengers along a 200m stretch of road in the first trial of its kind …

Roads

Computer expert gets no jail time in extensive spamming case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A computer expert was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation for helping send millions of spam messages that allowed computer …

Why it's a big deal that Google beat a human at Go

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook admits that it's worried about ad blockers

For the first time, the social network highlighted ad blocking technologies as a significant risk factor in its annual 10-K filing, noting that they have impacted its ad revenue "from time to time."<p>Although Facebook mentioned ad blockers in its 10-K last year, too, it did so only briefly as one of …

Apple Acquires Education Analytics Company LearnSprout

Apple has purchased education-technology startup LearnSprout, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. LearnSprout is a company that develops software for schools and teachers to track student performance and other metrics. Apple will likely use its technology to build out its classroom tools to encourage schools to …