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Five of the Best Computer Science Classes in the U.S.

Plenty of adults wander the professional world hiding their ignorance about how computers work, a knowledge gap that can now be closed in a few …

Amazon strikes new e-book deal with Simon & Schuster

Amazon has reached a multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster to sell physical and electronic copies of its titles amid contentious negotiations with another book publisher.<p>The agreement, which was revealed in a letter to the publisher's writers, gives Simon & Schuster control over e-book pricing …

Xiaomi, Not Apple, Is Changing the Smartphone Industry

Determining which customer to target first is one of the most critical decisions in the entrepreneurial process. Customers that are relatively less risky and more predictable can make it easier for new to firms gain a market foothold. One such set of customers is the nascent middle class in …

HBO is going to sell standalone subscriptions on the internet, without cable TV, starting next year

It was the moment cord-cutters throughout America were waiting for. HBO CEO Richard Plepler just confirmed that the premium channel behind hit shows ranging from <i>Game of Thrones</i> to <i>Girls</i> will begin selling standalone HBO Go subscriptions over the internet, without cable subscriptions, starting next …

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Inside Pinterest: The Coming Ad Colossus That Could Dwarf Twitter And Facebook

The Cannes Lions advertising festival has become as big among the Madison Avenue crowd as the Riviera town’s iconic film event is for Hollywood. So as Steve Stoute nursed a drink with a friend at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the balmy June evening that opened this year’s boozing and schmoozing, the …

The Third Coming Of Derrick Rose

Two reconstructed knees later, the former MVP isn't the same man he used to be. And that's the point.<p><b>THIRTEEN MILES SEPARATE</b> Derrick Rose's apartment …

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Nerd culture is destroying Silicon Valley

My first girlfriend was someone I met through a MUD, and I had to fly 7,000 miles to see her in person. I read a paper version of the Jargon File at 15 and it became my bible. Just reading its descriptions of the internet I knew it was world-changing, even before the web, and as soon as I could I …

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Kobe Bryant Gives Stephen Curry Props for Draining Long 3-Pointer Over Him

Kobe Bryant is as fierce of a competitor as there is in all of sports, but when an opponent does something great, the Black Mamba isn't afraid to give credit where credit's due.<p>During the third quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason game against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, Bryant …

The Kitchen Network

America’s underground Chinese restaurant workers.<p>In a strip mall on a rural stretch of Maryland’s Indian Head Highway, a gaudy red façade shaped like a pagoda distinguishes a Chinese restaurant from a line of bland storefronts: a nail salon, a liquor store, and a laundromat. On a mild Friday …

Elon Musk's $2 billion Tesla tweet

How much is one mysterious tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk worth? About $2 billion.<p>That's the gain in the electric car company's market value since Musk tweeted on October 1 that it "was time to unveil the D and something else" on October 9.<p>Shares of Tesla (TSLA) are up nearly 6% in the past week -- a …