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Two Harvard University Alum Win Disputed Salesforce $1M Hackathon Prize At Dreamforce [Updated]

Two developers who met at Harvard University 15 years ago are the winners of the Salesforce.com $1 million hackathon for its service to create mobile reports for sales people using the Salesforce.com platform.<p>The app, called Upshot, was developed by Thom Kim and Joseph Turian. The service parses …

Read this before naming your business

I’ve learned a lot from the development of NameLayer, and I’m ready to divulge every trick in my arsenal. In this guide, I provide realistic solutions to the frustrations encountered when naming a company. Plus, I’ll have some fun analyzing both good and bad company names.<p>This guide is divided into …

Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.<p>On its website, the Bexar County BiblioTech …

Rating The Venture Capitalists

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Zach Noorani is a former VC and recent graduate of MIT Sloan. Follow him on Twitter @znoorani.</i><p>For a profession full of business strategy experts, it’s impressive how rarely and narrowly the venture capital industry is subjected to conventional competitive analysis. Ask yourself: who …

Another Win For Flat Design As Facebook Gives Its F Logo & Other Icons A Flatter, Cleaner Look

Facebook has given its main “f” logo icon a makeover, flattening the design by removing the pale blue bar along the bottom, which gave the icon a reflective sheen/slight 3D effect, as well as moving the position of the f so it now bleeds right off the bottom. The overall effect is a simplified, …

Thanko glasses give you HD POV video on the cheap

For just $91, you can take full HD video with these specs. The frames may look a little clunky, but the camera is barely noticeable.<p>If you long for high-tech eyewear but can't afford, or wait, for Google Glass, these Japanese glasses let you record in HD for less than $100.<p>Mitamanma Megane from …

Google Glass

Google's Buying Provo's Entire Fiber Network, Worth $39m, For $1

When Google announced it was rolling out a fiber network in Provo, Utah, it wasn't clear how or why it had chosen the city. Turns out, Google has …

How to become internet famous for $68

Santiago Swallow may be one of the most famous people no one has heard of.<p>His eyes fume from his Twitter profile: he is Hollywood-handsome with high cheekbones and dirty blond, collar-length hair. Next to his name is one of social media’s most prized possessions, Twitter’s blue “verified account” …

Social Media

Facebook Seeks 7-Figure Price Tag for Summer Debut of Video Ads

Facebook is hoping that its hotly anticipated video-ad units can be a more-than-$4-million daily business out of the gate -- if its asking price is …

This AI “solves” Super Mario Bros. and other classic NES games | Ars Technica

Program even takes advantage of bugs and glitches.<p>In the 28 years since <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> was released, and it's obviously been comprehensively …

Dropbox revamps its Chooser feature to include multi-select and built-in uploads

Dropbox has just overhauled its Dropbox Chooser feature to allow developers to implement even more features into their web apps. The new Dropbox …

Man Pleads Guilty To Spending $1 Billion On Apple Stock & Bringing Down His Company

Securities trader David Miller has pleaded guilty to fraud after buying $1 billion of Apple stock without permission and bringing down his company. The 40-year-old purchased 1.625 million Apple shares on the day the Cupertino company reported its third-quarter results in October 2012, hoping that …

A simple test could fix the wage gap between men and women

By now, we have decades of reports on gender discrimination in academia, yet cumulative evidence of bias has still not translated into a changed experience for women in the workforce. The latest came on March 19 with the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) annual wage gap analysis, …

Gender Discrimination

The Masters 2013: Condoleezza Rice shows that she is no token female member at Augusta

Condoleezza Rice dropped bomb after bomb, but finished with an almighty ear-popper. That does not refer to her former role as the US Secretary of State but to her new role as an Augusta member and the round she enjoyed there on Sunday with Phil Mickelson.<p>“She’s a phenomenal putter,” Mickelson said …

Advocate: Players may come out

Brendon Ayanbadejo, a highly visible defender of gay rights and same-sex marriage, told the Baltimore Sun that four current NFL players are …

NFL

It's the first anniversary of the JOBS Act, but crowdfunding for startups is still far off

Three months behind, and counting<p>The startup industry rejoiced last year when President Barack Obama signed the JOBS Act, a small business-friendly law that relaxed some old regulations and made it much easier for startups to raise money from investors. One of the most popular changes legalized …

Tampa Bay Rays Officially Apologize for Fan-Made Steve Irwin Joke Sign

Steve Irwin jokes will still get you in trouble.<p>Rick Mayer of <i>The Tampa Tribune</i> reports the Tampa Bay Rays have made an official statement in regard to the polarizing picture of Raymond holding up a sign referencing a "Rays To Do List."<p>Under the header, Irwin—a popular wildlife expert who was killed …

Baseball

Kevin Ware on Letterman show

ATLANTA -- Kevin Ware might have a future as a comedian.<p>The Louisville guard was at ease as he presented the Top 10 List on the "Late Show with David …

NASA puts Mars rover on a month-long hiatus

NASA halts communication with Curiosity to avoid any interference during a period when the sun is blocking Earth-to-Mars transmission signals.<p>For the first time since its descent onto the red planet, the Mars rover Curiosity is getting a little alone time.<p>The rover and NASA scientists are having a …

Mars Rover

Apple's Spaceship HQ Is Getting a Downgrade From Absurd to Just Plain Extravagant

Back in 2011, when Steve Jobs announced his plans to build a spaceship-like Cupertino HQ for Apple, we all knew it was going to be one ridiculously …

Wes Welker, Peyton Manning dined

Wes Welker said Wednesday in an ESPN Radio interview he's had a chance to speak with both his new quarterback, Peyton Manning, and his old one, Tom …

Owen Thomas Joins ReadWrite As Editor-in-Chief, Says He Will Take The Site ‘Back To Our Roots’

Say Media just announced that Owen Thomas, previously the West Coast Editor at Business Insider, has joined ReadWrite (a tech blog that Say acquired in 2011) as editor-in-chief.<p>I reported on Friday that Thomas (who’s an old boss of mine — he was executive editor at VentureBeat back when I was the …

Bitcoin Obliterates 'The State Theory Of Money'

Once you get past the childish title, the recent bitcoin piece from Karl Denninger raises some issues that warrant consideration from bitcoin economists. Denninger is an intelligent student of the capital markets and his essay deserves a serious reply.<p>The economic contribution of his essay is that …

60-inch Apple TV to come out later this year

60-inch Apple TV will sell for $1,500 to $2,000, analyst says. The 60-inch Apple TV will also have wireless 'mini-iTVs' that can receive video around …

USC hires FGCU's Andy Enfield

LOS ANGELES -- Southern California hired Andy Enfield as men's basketball coach on Monday night after he took Florida Gulf Coast to the round of 16 …

College Sports

14 Reasons Why Bubba Watson Is Golf's Biggest Cult Hero

It's just the latest example of why the world has fallen in love with him.<p>Bubba doesn't take himself too seriously, plays like a wild man, and is always down for a good time.<p>Since winning the Masters last year, he has become one of most enjoyable people in sports.

Golf