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Google asks Supreme Court to settle Street View privacy lawsuit

Google's Street View privacy woes may be headed all the way to the Supreme Court. After a long legal battle, this week Google asked the country's highest court to dismiss one of the lawsuits against Google Street View. It's still unclear whether the Supreme Court will hear the case, but if it does, …

Academia.edu Crosses 5M Users And Acquires Plasmyd, A Search Engine For Research Papers

Academia.edu, a social networking platform for academics that’s looking to change the way scientific research is shared, just acquired Plasmyd, a search engine and discussion platform for research papers.<p>It’s all part of CEO Richard Price’s plan to change the way peer review is done online. Plasmyd …

Twitter To Offer 70M Shares Priced At $17-$20 Per Share To Raise Up To $1.4B In IPO

Twitter will offer 70 million shares in its initial public offering, and will price them at $17-$20 per share, according to an amended S-1 filing. Twitter’s IPO pricing range was rumored to drop today, several weeks after it announced plans to go public.<p>The $20 pricing indicates that Twitter could …

SEC votes to “unleash wisdom of crowds,” approves crowdfunding rule

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/Rvlsoft<p>Commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to go forward …

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

New galaxy 'most distant' yet discovered

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1022000/1022239_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524624321_d5cfe1fa49840dd01285c842b77bedae<p><b>An international team of astronomers has detected the most distant galaxy yet.</b><p>The galaxy is about 30 billion light-years away and is …

Tech Companies Are Trying To Rename Downtown San Francisco The "Cloud Corridor"

In a city famous for micro-hoods, these companies are trying to rebrand an entire district.<p>A group of tech companies is trying to rename downtown San Francisco the "Cloud Corridor," in an effort to rebrand the city's thriving tech district.<p>"The cloud is the hot topic these day," says David …

Cruise.me Makes Booking A Cruise Social And Not Horrendously Difficult

Although the founders of SF-based Blueseed have garnered some attention recently for their desire to turn a cruise ship into a floating coworking space for foreign entrepreneurs, booking floating vacations for everyday folks remains a surprisingly untouched area of the travel startup scene.<p>Enter …

Mark Zuckerberg spends $30 million on four homes to ensure privacy

It's not uncommon for celebrities to buy the properties next to their homes to ensure privacy, but usually when they do this, the neighboring homes are already on the market.<p>But when you're Mark Zuckerberg and worth $19 billion, you can usually find a price that your neighbors would be willing to …

Email users sue Yahoo over keyword scanning as Google prepares to fight Gmail suit

A week after Google failed to convince a judge that Gmail keyword scanning didn't violate wiretap laws, Yahoo has also been slapped with a class-action privacy lawsuit. A pair of non-Yahoo users say that by scanning incoming emails to serve more targeted ads, Yahoo was effectively intercepting and …

Twitter IPO filing reveals company looks to raise $1 billion

Twitter has revealed its S-1 paperwork that was filed with the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) highlighting its standing as it prepares for its public offering expected to be later this year. The company is looking for a maximum offering price of $1 billion with the proposed stock symbol: …

Xbox One, PlayStation 4 to help console market rebound

According to research firm IDC, more than 165 million people worldwide will be online console gamers by 2017.<p>Game console sales are predicted to rebound this year after a four-year slide, according to new data from research firm IDC.<p>Lewis Ward, IDC's research manager, said console shipments for …

Facebook slips in social log-in dominance

A new report suggests that fewer people are choosing to log in with Facebook.<p>A noticeably smaller percentage of people logged into Web sites and apps with their Facebook accounts in the past three months, compared with the same period last year, according to data published by Janrain, a provider of …

In a Big Mobile Move, Pivotal Buys Xtreme Labs for $65 Million in Cash

In a bid to up its mobile development expertise, the Web-focused software company Pivotal has made its first acquisition: Xtreme Labs.<p>San Mateo, …

Pivotal makes its first acquisition: Xtreme Labs

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Albert Chau<p>Pivotal is buying Xtreme Labs, a Toronto company specializing in mobile application development for retail, …

New open source tech Marathon wants to make your data center run like Google’s

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>There’s a new open source project called Marathon that’s designed to let users intelligently run a wide variety of their …

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear marks official start to smartwatch war

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch will come in a variety of color band options.<p>At a press event Wednesday in Berlin, Samsung revealed three products — the new Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch. There are many smartwatches out there, including the Pebble …

Tesla’s Model S Breaks Roof-Testing Machine, Car-Safety Record

Not only is electric automaker Tesla’s Model S sedan the safest car on the road today, evidently it’s the safest car ever.<p>Earlier this month, the …

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