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How to find single women who like men *and* like getting drunk, with Facebook Graph Search

Earlier this month, Facebook announced an upcoming new feature that would help users explore the social network in a “whole new way”.<p>Currently in …

Facebook Isn’t Forking Android, They’re Spooning With It

Facebook is absolutely, positively, 100 percent not working on a phone.<p>The first rule of tech news remains intact: when a company says they’re definitely not doing something, it’s as sure a sign as you can get that they will eventually do said thing.<p>“Today we’re finally gonna talk about that …

HTC And Facebook Confirm They Modified Android To Optimize The “First” Phone For Home

While Facebook’s press event focused on the “Home” app that runs on unforked Androids, HTC and Facebook have confirmed to me they modified Android to give the HTC First phone features not available in the downloadable Home app. This lets the First pipe in email and calendar notifications to its …

The Facebook Phone Puts Text Messaging Profits At Risk

While the tech world waits to see what exactly Facebook is going to be doing with Android next week (An updated application? A new UI layer for people to install? An entire phone built around Facebook?), there is one group that should be worried about the disruption Facebook’s mobile play will have …

Big Data Could Cripple Facebook

So there’s this startup called SmogFarm, which does big-data sentiment analysis, “pulse of the planet” stuff. I spotted them last year, and now they’ve got an actual product with an actual business model up and running in private beta: KredStreet, “The Social Stock Trader Rankings,” which performs …

How Laithwaites turns wine into gold

Charles Vallance and David Hopper meet a man who has made his fortune, and a company employing over 1,000 people, from his lifelong passion.<p>Were you to bump into Tony Laithwaite at the post office or at an airport check-in you would probably guess that he is a wine maker; put him in a vineyard and …

Savers stashing £100 a month on average - the largest amount in NINE years - spearheaded by young in need of home deposits

By<p>Determined savers are defying the squeeze on living costs to put away more than £100 a month, the highest amount since records began nine years ago.<p>…

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FRANCE'S Senate votes on gay marriage, Pope Francis delivers his first Easter address, Myanmar legalises private newspapers and Tinsley Green hosts …

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WHEN an Avro Lancastrian—a modified bomber with no gun turrets and a small amount of room for passengers—became the first scheduled flight to take …

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'Betas,' a comedy show based on Silicon Valley, is Amazon Studios' latest pilot

Amazon Studios has greenlit yet another comedy pilot. <i>Betas</i>,a show that Amazon says is about four Silicon Valley "computer geeks" attempting to create the code and product that will make them their fortune, is the eight comedy show that has come out of Amazon Studios. Amazon greenlit six comedies …

Mozilla and Epic Games port Unreal Engine 3 to the browser, no plugins necessary

In an effort to showcase the potential of browser-based gaming, Mozilla has teamed with Epic Games to bring the developer's Unreal Engine 3 to browsers — with no need for any plugins. To accomplish such a feat, Mozilla put together a "highly-optimized" version of JavaScript. Porting Epic's hugely …

Internal NSA magazine 'Cryptolog' gets limited declassification

<i>Cryptolog</i>, the internal technical journal produced by and for NSA employees, will finally be seen outside of the agency's walls, as the NSA declassified back issues from 1974 to 1997 today. <i>Cryptolog: The Journal of Technical Health</i>, as it's officially known, covered everything from operations …

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BIG companies swallow little ones every day. So the purchase on March 25th by Yahoo (annual revenue, $5 billion) of Summly, a British start-up …

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