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Mexico arrests ex-police chief of city where 43 disappeared

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican prosecutors say they have arrested a man who allegedly played a decisive role in the disappearance of 43 college students in 2014.<p>The Attorney General's Office says the suspect probably belonged to the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel.<p>Prosecutors have said that corrupt …

House of Cards's Frank Underwood best quotes

As season four of House of Cards begins, enjoy a selection of the finest quotes from Kevin Spacey's Machiavellian villain Frank Underwood.<p>From ambition and sleep, to friendship and sex, Underwood has an acerbic one-liner for every situation.<p><b>On power:</b> "The road to power is paved with hypocrisy, and …

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Fans want the new Spider-Man to be a Black, Hispanic teen

Typically, Spider-Man follows the adventures of Peter Parker as the storied webslinger. However, many fans are calling for Marvel to ditch the Parker storyline and adapt a newer, younger version of Spider-Man: Hispanic teen, Miles Morales.<p>Morales is a 13-year-old half-black, half-Latino middle …

ANALYST: There Is Very Little Piketty Got Right, And His Work Lacks Integrity

<b>BUSINESS INSIDER:</b> Your main point of criticism was Piketty's data set. What was wrong with it?<p><b>MR:</b> National account income data is, by definition, made up of many subaccounts which have various weights waxing and waning. So as particular weights suddenly surge while others decline, the aggregate …

Choosing the best cloud based music app on iOS for your CD music library

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Believe it or not, an awful lot of people still buy CDs. When digital music purchases surpassed physical music sales in 2011, …

Mary Meeker's Awesome Presentation On The State Of The Web … From 1996!

Meeker is a former analyst for Morgan Stanley, and her decks are always a handy guide to where things are going.<p>So, when a source told us he had a copy of Meeker's first report on the Internet — from way back in 1996 — we begged him to send it.<p>Unlike Meeker's decks, "The Internet Report" is a …

Facebook — with help from Google, LinkedIn, Twitter — releases MySQL built to scale

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Semisatch<p>Facebook announced on Thursday a new open source project called WebScaleSQL. The technology — …

Devicescape’s crowdsourced Wi-Fi network grows to 20M hotspots

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Devicescape now has 20 million Wi-Fi access points in its global virtual network – likely including some of yours. The company …

This microsite is one endless, creepy conference call

If you stumble across ConferenceCall.biz in the abyss of the internet, you'll probably think it's a small corner of hell. Artist Zach Scott strung together 75 recorded calls and placed them over old, grainy videos to create a website that simulates a never-ending conference call.<p>Scott says he …

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Codecademy’s new mobile app gets users into the “hour of code”

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit:<p>The “Hour of Code” initiative, launched Monday in association with Computer Science Education Week, has a simple …

With help from Netflix, a Internet exchange that can change the American bandwidth landscape

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Om Malik<p>Netflix on Monday signed up as the first customer of a European-style internet exchange that is launching New …

Hadoop: What It Is And How It Works

You can’t have a conversation about Big Data for very long without running into the elephant in the room: Hadoop. This open source software platform managed by the Apache Software Foundation has proven to be very helpful in storing and managing vast amounts of data cheaply and efficiently.<p>But what …