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Trial docs show Apple worries cheaper Android 'phablets' will hurt iPhone sales

Apple’s sales team is genuinely concerned that iPhone growth will slow due to the growing number of Android smartphones with larger screens — at least according to recently released internal documents.<p>The internal Apple documents, which came to light today during round two of the <i>Apple v. Samsung</i> …

Irrational Games, The Company Behind BioShock, Is Shutting Down

Whoa.<p>Irrational Games, the company that built the acclaimed BioShock video game series, is going away. Co-founder Ken Levine announced directly on the company’s front page this morning that they will soon see sweeping layoffs and will be reborn as a much smaller team with a new focus.<p><b>From his …

How feds use one “seed” and 3 “hops” to spy on nearly everyone

The U.S. government has tried to reassure critics of its massive phone surveillance program by pointing to “minimization” procedures that are …

Physics Explained in Ten Seconds (Announcement)

Why Bluetooth use is on the rise

From Star Trek-like medical devices to crop monitors, the cheap, wireless signal is quietly playing an ever more central role in our lives.<p>Bluetooth has been with us for around 15 years. Named after Denmark’s King Harald "Bluetooth" Blatand, who reigned in the 10th Century AD, it is a technology …

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ICANN kills Google's dotless domain search dreams

We'd like to imagine that somewhere in Mountain View, a group of high-level tech execs are giving ICANN the stink eye. After all, the organization has recently passed a resolution that prohibits dotless domains, effectively squashing Google's dreams to own and operate http://search. This …

Salesforce tops Forbes innovation list again

Bay Area companies topped Forbes' list of the World's Most Innovative companies, taking three of the top 10 spots and six spots overall on the list of 100 companies, released by the business magazine Wednesday.<p>Salesforce.com, the San Francisco cloud computing company in sales software, was named …

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How to learn to stop worrying and love machine learning

By implementing algorithms that are able to learn from the data that they explore, machine learning technologies already outperform traditional …

Washington Post Will Sell Newspapers To Jeff Bezos, Change Company Name

The Washington Post Company will sell its newspaper publishing businesses, including its namesake flagship, to billionaire Jeff Bezos for $250 million.<p>In an announcement Monday afternoon, the company said the Amazon.com founder is buying the assets through a personally-controlled entity, not as an …

Apple's Craziest, Most Futuristic Patents Show How Insanely Ambitious Its Thinking Is

Luckily it's often possible to get a hint of what Apple has in the works, just by looking at its many patent applications.<p>It's important to note that Apple files for many more patents than it will actually use, employing a protective strategy that quickly annoys those tired of legal patent battles …

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Bribery scandal reveals why China is so attractive to Big Pharma

Foreign pharmaceutical firms are in China for the same reason bank robbers are in banks—that’s where the money is. But the widening crackdown on bribery, which has already ensnared executives from GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca, is threatening to upend the business opportunities that have made …

Public cloud companies are now worth $100B — and this is just the start

According to venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners, the combined value of the top publicly-traded cloud computing companies now exceeds $100 billion.<p>But that’s just an appetizer for the multi-course meal to come. With the overall software market worth a trillion dollars annually, and many …

Tue Jul 30 '13 Announcement from Ubuntu Edge

<b>Your questions answered, and a new perk</b>Hi everyoneFirst up, we’ve added a FOUNDER WITH STYLE perk, which gets you an Ubuntu Edge t-shirt designed by …

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

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Now that Facebook has become a mobile company, the money is starting to follow

In January, the number of daily active users on Facebook (s fb) finally accessing the service from mobile devices surpassed those accessing it from …

Google Play beats App Store with over 1 million apps

Who would have thought? Android’s Google Play store has just officially hit over 1 million apps and has now finally surpassed the Apple App Store and …

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Quants: the maths geniuses running Wall Street

Forget Gordon Gekko. Old-style City traders are being replaced by maths geniuses who use super-computers to beat the markets. But are 'quants’ a force for good or evil?<p>At seven minutes past one on the afternoon of Tuesday April 23 this year a tweet from the AP news agency in Washington was …

Markets

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

Disney defends cost of new Infinity collectable game

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/996000/996372_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532615958_539d0fac5bb746c29b8fd9fdb8d446fe<p><b>Disney has defended the cost of its new collectable, interactive video game ahead of its launch next month.</b><p>Disney Infinity encourages players to …

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The 80% Energy Rule: An Old Secret to Success

A hard-charging professional flames out and discovers a better way of working based on the wisdom of long-lived Japanese islanders.<p>Who’s your business role model? Whether you go for high tech gurus like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos or more down home exemplars of business greatness such as Henry Ford …

Collaboration: Apps that work alone to come together

<b>Working together as a team at different times, in different locations, on different bits of digital kit - a trend that has gathered momentum particularly in the last couple of years.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of Business<p>Inventing the question to fit your answer<p>Digital divorce for the 21st …

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Like father, like son: Approaching life like an entrepreneur

<i>Tarun Wadhwa is an aspiring entrepreneur and the son of serial entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa.</i><p>My dream was always to become a lawyer. I used to believe that law was the most direct way to impact the world around me. I thought entrepreneurs were only concerned with small issues, while lawyers worked on …

Why SaaS fragmentation is giving rise to new markets

<i>This is a guest post by freelance writer Mark Boyd</i><p>Fragmentation between software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions is beginning to affect the average business that has moved from server-based software to the cloud.<p>Christian Staples runs spa installation business Arctic Spas Utah, and uses eight SaaS …

LEGO & Sony Make Bricks with Embedded Technology: Mindstorms EV4? - Technabob

The Mindstorms line already makes it possible to create robots, machines and other moving and highly interactive toys out of LEGO. But the company …