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Listen Up: We've Got Your Sensational Weekend Playlist Right Here

After last week's deluge of playlists from Questlove and KCRW, we turned our attention back to you guys—and you didn't disappoint. Things got a …

“Buy Now” Buttons Start Appearing in Tweets. Is Twitter Shopping Finally Here?

$170 million sneakers, anyone?<p>Two things stand out about the sneakers pictured above in a screenshot from Twitter. First, their list price is a cool $170 million (though we imagine that’s a glitch).<p>Second, there’s a “Buy now” button included in the tweet.<p>What’s that you say? You didn’t know you …

Uber cuts courier prices & expands, now handles 'thousands of deliveries' per week

<i>Updated 9:08 a.m. ET with a comment from Postmates.</i><p>Nearly three months after launching its “UberRUSH” courier service in New York, Uber has quietly cut prices and expanded the initiative beyond Manhattan.<p>In an update on its blog, Uber shares that it now offers flat rate deliveries to “Brooklyn or …

Why The Data Problem Is A Good Thing For The Open Cloud Movement

Piston Cloud Co-Founder Joshua McKenty says the OpenStack customer ecosystem has four emerging market segments. On one side are the customers who hire consultants to build them a cloud. On the other side are the IBM customers who will always be IBM customers.<p>And in the middle are two classes of …

Average American Spends an Hour a Day of Quality Time With Their Smartphone

There’s no question that we spend a lot of time staring at our phones, but just how much?<p>Well, on average, it’s about an hour, according to a new …

Look Out: Apple's Streaming Music Service Is Coming Very Soon

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The day of reckoning for streaming music is almost here. According to the <i>New York Times</i>' Ben …

Gigaom | Netflix wants to spend up to 15 percent of its content cash on originals

Advertisement<p>Netflix (s NFLX) wants to spend up to 15 percent of its entire licensing budget on the production of original content within the next …

Police crackdown triggers anti-government riots

After battling for nearly two days with tear gas, water cannons and pepper spray, Turkish police retreated from Istanbul's central Taksim Square on Saturday afternoon, allowing tens of thousands of demonstrators to pour into the space.<p>A peaceful sit-in on Friday against government plans to demolish …

Group: Blast in Damascus neighborhood kills 8

A car bomb exploded near a police station in northeastern Damascus on Sunday, killing at least eight members of the security forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.<p>The blast also wounded an specified number of civilians, the group said.<p>The explosion took place during heavy clashes …

Deadly MERS-CoV virus spreads to Italy

The sometimes deadly MERS-CoV virus has spread to Italy, the World Health Organization said in statements this weekend.<p>Sunday's announcement that two female patients had contracted the virus follows one Saturday that said a 45-year-old man, who had recently traveled to Jordan, had become infected. …

Bernanke's 10 hilarious tips for Princeton grads

Who says the Federal Reserve chairman can't be funny once in a while?<p>Ben Bernanke delivered a hilarious commencement speech to Princeton undergrads Sunday, in which he laid out 10 life suggestions complete with "Forrest Gump" quotes and even relationship advice.<p>1) "<b>Don't be afraid to let the drama</b> …