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Amazon, Apple want a piece of the TV set top box

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Facebook Users: Get Ready To Scroll Past Video Ads

We've been hearing for almost a year that Facebook would soon be adding auto-playing video ads to your stream, and the final countdown has begun.<p>The news appeared on Facebook's Business blog, explaining the basic mechanism of the ad modules: They will play automatically and silently when users …

The man who proved Stephen Hawking wrong

He grew up in grinding poverty and was forever in trouble at school. So how did Leonard Susskind become one of the world’s greatest physicists?<p>The day that Leonard Susskind decided he was not going to follow his father into the family plumbing business, his parents were appalled. “My father was a …

Try, Try Again: The Incredible Story of WhatsApp's Tenacious Founders

<i>Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.</i><p>WhatsApp, which was freshly acquired by Facebook for $16 billion, is #winning this week. But the app’s success did not come at a small price. Founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton are no strangers to failure, and their …