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Ashton Kutcher, Troy Carter And Chris Sacca Test Investing Chops On New Season Of 'Shark Tank'

One’s a famous actor who’s raised multiple funds to invest in top startups like Airbnb and Spotify. Another’s a media mogul who manages some of music’s top talent and invests in dozens of companies like Dropbox and Warby Parker on the side. The third’s a billionaire and Forbes cover boy who’s built …

The Earth from a million miles away

<b>(CNN) —</b> After wowing the world with the first-ever close-up images of Pluto, NASA has released another groundbreaking photo taken a little closer to home.<p>This image is the first full view of the sunlit side of the Earth taken from one million miles away.<p>The turquoise spots you see in the middle are …

This man built an $18 billion Silicon Valley company — after the US government almost didn't let him in

Over the past 26 years, SanDisk bloomed from a three-person startup in Milpitas, California, to a company with $6.6 billion in revenue, a market cap of around $18 billion, and 8,700 employees worldwide.<p>And it almost didn't happen because the US government repeatedly told co-founder and current CEO, …

Divers will brave Arctic ice to unlock secret of Franklin’s doomed voyage

Next month, 170 years after the Erebus and all its crew were lost, experts will try to reach the wreck – under thick ice on an undersea ridge<p>Navy divers and marine archaeologists are about to attempt a daring feat of polar exploration. In a few weeks they will drill beneath the thick ice in the …

Arctic Ice

Switch to iPhone: For better privacy and security

There's never been a better time to switch to iPhone. Whether you're tempted for yourself or looking to help the Android owner in your life, the …

Tim Cook

Jonathan Ive Discusses Steve Jobs and Apple Watch in 'The New Yorker' Interview

Apple design chief Jonathan Ive has been interviewed in an exhaustive profile with <i>The New Yorker</i>, in which he discusses a number of topics ranging from Steve Jobs to the Apple Watch.<p>The interview provides a rare glimpse inside Apple's design studio at Two Infinite Loop at its Cupertino …

Apple-Backed Rockstar Sells Patents to RPX for $900 Million

The deal puts an end to Rockstar's litigation against several handset manufacturers of Android-based phones.<p>Patent risk management company RPX said Tuesday it would buy patents owned by Apple and other firms for $900 million, helping to further scale back lawsuits over smartphone technology.<p>The …

Environment: News & features

Is It The Beginning Of The End For Cable Or Just A New Beginning?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Braxton Jarratt is the CEO of Clearleap.</i><p>In mid-October, HBO dropped a bombshell — albeit a long-rumored one — with the news that it would launch a standalone streaming service some time in 2015. The media and Game of Thrones fans everywhere immediately went into overdrive, analyzing …

AT&T Locking Apple Interchangeable SIMs in iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 [Updated]

Apple's new Apple SIM card in the iPad Air 2 and the Retina iPad mini 3 is designed to be universal, usable across a variety of wireless carriers in the US and UK, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and UK's EE.<p>According to user reports in the <i>MacRumors</i> forums and on Twitter, however, AT&T is not …

Using Google Inbox: this feels like the future of email

My favorite thing about Inbox, Google's radical new email app for Android, iOS, and the web, is that it's perfectly happy to have you use your email as a to-do list. Rather than try to turn your inbox into nothing more than a series of letters and conversations, or help you clear your messages out …

September 9: The beginning — or the beginning of the end — of the Tim Cook Era

It’s going to be a big show in Cupertino September 9th. We’ll see at least one new phone. But most importantly we’ll see what could be called the first product of the Cook era, an Apple smartwatch.<p>The unveiling will be held at the Flint Center in Cupertino, the same venue where the world got its …

Uber To Test Moving Services In Atlanta, Nashville

Earlier this summer, we saw Uber experiment with UberRUSH, a courier service in New York City. The car service seems to be testing the waters for another service, announcing it will move Atlanta college students and Nashville residents this weekend.<p>Teaming up with existing moving service Bellhops, …

A Former Yahoo Employee Defends Marissa Mayer From Her Biggest Critic

Eric Jackson has had a lot to say about Marissa Mayer and Yahoo lately. He's a smart guy, I read his column and think he's generally an astute investor.<p>But when it comes to Marissa and Yahoo, his analysis feels very shortsighted and, well, misinformed. It's particularly so when it comes to his …

Amazon Takes On Disney and Captain America

A replay of the Warner Bros. dispute?<p>Retail giant Amazon is giving Captain America, Miss Piggy and Maleficent the cold shoulder.<p>Consumers are suddenly unable to place advance orders to buy DVDs or Blu-ray discs of forthcoming films from Walt Disney Studios, including two popular summer releases …

Google's Company That Wants To Cure Death Now Has Its Own Website

Calico, the company Google launched in September to try to cure death by tackling aging and illness, now has an official website (hat-tip to SFGate, where we first saw the news).<p>When Google CEO Larry Page first announced the new lab, he didn't give much of a roadmap for how Calico would work on …

Twitter admits that as many as 23 million of its active users are automated

<i>This piece has been updated to clarify the kinds of accounts in question.</i><p>Twitter raised eyebrows last month when it suggested that many of its active users aren’t actually human. Now we know how many.<p>In a new filing, the company said that “up to approximately 8.5%” of the accounts it considers …

Navdy’s Heads-Up Display Wants To Be The Safer Alternative To Using Your Smartphone While Driving

Frustrated with using the built-in infotainment system and his phone in his car, Doug Simpson, CEO and founder of Navdy, decided to create a Google Glass-reminiscent heads-up display to create a new and safer way to interact with smartphones while driving.<p>Now I know what you’re thinking — why is he …

Hotel’s $500 threat to brides backfires in latest dust-up over Yelp reviews

A swanky hotel in upstate New York offered a textbook example of how not to manage social media — threatening to fine brides and grooms for negative …

Google’s new moonshot project maps out what a healthy human being looks like

There’s a new project brewing at Google X — the company’s research arm — and it has to do with how a healthy human being should look like. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal and later confirmed by Google in a press release sent to TNW, ‘Baseline Study’ will put together anonymous genetic …

Yo's plan to become a notification service for business isn't as stupid as it sounds

Yo, the notification service working to prove that venture capitalists will invest in anything if you manage to attract enough attention shortly …

Once a trailblazer, Nest is now three moves behind (Oh, and it will share data with Google)

Despite the continued media impulse to breathlessly cover every one of Tony Fadell’s thoughts about hardware, in six months Nest has made an awkward …

Netflix & Co. will soon make more money than movie theaters

Do you prefer a night in with Netflix (S NFLX) over paying $8 for popcorn at the theater? You’re not alone: Box office revenue has been flat over the …

Check out iOS 8’s Time-lapse camera mode in action (Video)

As shown in our recent top hidden features article, iOS 8 has a new built-in time-lapse camera mode. This feature will allow you to explore the world of time-lapse photography and capture stunning visuals. This is definitely a nifty little feature, but thanks to a new video posted by YouTuber …

Uber Raises $1.2 Billion, Valuing the Firm at $17 Billion

Uber today announced it has raised a whopping $1.2 billion from “top tier institutional investors, mutual funds, private equity and venture capital partners.” The new funding round values the company at around $17 billion, and Uber expects the total amount raised to be $1.4 billion once a second …

Yahoo!

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OS X Yosemite: Top 5 features (Video)

Now that we’ve had some time to get used to OS X Yosemite, it’s time to explore some of its top features. This is a big step up from Mavericks when it comes to iOS integration and design. Yosemite isn’t quite the drastic change we saw from iOS 6 to iOS 7, but there are definitely visual …

Netflix is making sure customers know whom to blame for slow, grainy video

When online video stutters, buffers, or won’t play altogether, people get irritated—and Netflix has started encouraging its customers to blame their internet service providers for the substandard performance.<p>The screenshot above was captured by Yuri Victor, a designer at Vox Media, as he tried to …

Best WWDC Feature?

Everyone asks me right after (and often during) an Apple keynote "what was the best thing they announced?" Since this event was all about software, and there were so many new features announced, I had to ponder it all and let it sink in. And I thought, "What would my wife care about?"<p>My wife …