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The skills gap is widening - but here’s how you can close it

<i>Rosie Allabarton is a writer who lives in Berlin. Her journalism specializes in technology, education, employment and women in technology. She works as a tech writer and content manager for CareerFoundry, an online educational platform that provides training in web development and UX design,</i> …

The Racial Profile Of Every Neighborhood In America, Mapped

308,745,538. That’s the number of dots on this map. One for every person in America.<p>They show both population density and race. Caucasians are in blue, blacks in green, hispanics in orange, Asians in red; other races are in brown. They were created by Dustin Cable, a senior research associate at …

These Shocking Google Earth Images Show How Quickly The Planet Is Changing

The exhibit, which opens November 20 at the Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen, was the brainchild of urban planner Kasper Brejnholt Bak, who …

A Plant-Covered, Car-Free Design For The Megacity Of The Future

In the concept, which was one of the entries in the Shenzhen Bay “Super City” Competition, the architects included massive, interconnected …

UC Berkeley

17 Diabolical Tech Pranks For April Fools' Day

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Microsoft Taps DocuSign for Office 365 Integration

Microsoft and DocuSign have announced a deal that will see Office 365 users able to digitally sign and send documents using the service without ever needing to print, scan or copy a document on paper ever again.<p>The companies announced the move on Monday, with DocuSign’s Jesper Frederikson, general …

You Can Explain eBay's $50 Billion Turnaround With Just This One Crazy Story

Between 2005 and 2007, its stock price was cut in half and its market cap shrank by $30 billion.<p>In October 2007, eBay admitted that Skype, a company it had acquired for $2.5 billion two years earlier, was actually worth less than half of that.<p>During the third quarter of 2007, eBay lost money for …

Startups

Data startup Geostellar launches super simple way to see solar panel options for your roof

The ultimate home solar deals site just launched. Three and a half year old data startup Geostellar has finally launched a free website, and a mobile …

Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

Stanford's historic maps of California as an island are online

The maps, of course, depict a mistake: They show California as an island off the coast of North America, reflecting the beliefs of some explorers and cartographers from the 17th and 18th centuries. But the maps' beauty and oddity had attracted the attention of Glen McLaughlin, a Northern California …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

PlanGrid’s Blueprint App Adds Automatic Hyperlinking And Web-Based Markup

PlanGrid, a startup that hopes to replace blueprint printouts on construction sites with those that can be viewed on an iPad, has just released its latest app update. PlanGrid version 3.0 is designed to make it easier to find connections between plans, with an automatic hyperlinking feature, as …