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Assessing Zuckerberg’s Idea That Facebook Could Help Citizens Re-Make Their Government

Mark Zuckerberg has a grand vision that Facebook will help citizens in developing countries decide their own governments. It’s a lofty and partially attainable goal. While Egypt probably won’t let citizens vote for their next president with a Like, it is theoretically possible to use Facebook to …

Playing Ballmer Bingo, Could Microsoft’s Next CEO Come From Google?

There are whispers bouncing around Silicon Valley that a Google executive might be selected as Microsoft’s next CEO. The concept isn’t out of the question, especially following Marissa Mayer’s move to Yahoo. That transition has gone, by most accounts, well.<p>To become the next CEO of Microsoft, a …

Courting All Bookworms, Kobo Debuts 3 New Reading-Friendly Arc Tablets, A New Aura E-Reader, And A Plan To Gain An Edge Over Amazon

Kobo, the e-reader and tablet company owned by Rakuten (aka Japan’s answer to Amazon), is today taking the covers off four new devices — three new Android-based Arc tablets and a new Aura e-reader. And it is using the occasion to kick off a redoubled effort to focus on a specific segment in the …

Google Dumps Video Responses From YouTube Due To Dismal .0004% Click-Through Rate

Google is ditching video responses from its video sharing site on September 12, encouraging users to fall back on hashtags and descriptions to surface videos in searches. The cited reason is a minuscule .0004% click-through rate on video responses submitted by users.<p>To illustrate, says the YouTube …

Coinbase Removes 1% Merchant Fee For First $1 Million In Orders

Coinbase unveiled another incentive for merchants to start accepting Bitcoins. Starting today, payment processing is now free for everyone for your first $1 million in orders. After that, the regular 1 percent fee kicks in. While Bitcoin payment is still a novelty, removing the processing fee makes …

Subscription-Based Interactive Storybooks Service Speakaboos Raises $6.2M In Seed & Series A Funding

Speakaboos, an ed-tech startup offering a subscription based service for children’s interactive storybooks, is today disclosing its seed and Series A funding totaling $6.2 million from New York-based digital media venture development platform [212]MEDIA initially, followed by Shari Redstone’s (Vice …

Cooper-Hewitt Adds The First Piece Of Code To Its Design Collection

Programmers know how beautiful well-written code can be, but most users will never see the source code behind their software. The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, however, wants to showcase the artistic potential of computer programming. It just acquired iPad app Planetary and …

Gmail for iOS nets improved Drive and Google+ integration

Sure, Gmail on iOS was completely redesigned in June, but Mountain View's just pushed out a fresh update with a few features to polish things off. Version 2.4 of the email app bakes in improved integration with Drive and Google+, making links to the platforms open in their respective apps. Of …

Time Warner Cable’s new Xbox app won’t count against data caps

Time Warner Cable launched a new app on the Xbox (s MSFT) 360 Tuesday that gives subscribers of the pay TV provider access to live feeds from up to …