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SMH: Older teens now send an average of 100 texts a day

Tapjoy replaces CEO with former Disney executive Steve Wadsworth

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Tapjoy, a mobile app marketing firm, has replaced its CEO and president Mihir Shah with Steve Wadsworth, the former president of Disney Interactive Media Group. The move is the latest turn for a company that has often been in the spotlight, sometimes for unflattering reasons. Wadworth, who is currently a Tapjoy...
Tapjoy replaces CEO with former Disney executive Steve Wadsworth

Top 10 Windows 8 Features No. 10: Refresh and Reset

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Yes, there really are 10 important and beneficial changes you'll find in Microsoft Windows 8, beginning with Refresh. Let's just say it's closer to perfect than Windows Backup. Refresh is Microsoft's first real attempt to address Windows' most touchy consumer pain point: Reinstallation as a solution to problems that...
Top 10 Windows 8 Features No. 10: Refresh and Reset

Windows 8 migrations manageable, argues support firm

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Windows 8 may be the most disruptive operating system upgrade in 17 years, but the learning curve isn't as steep as some have claimed, enterprise support company PC Helps said today....
Windows 8 migrations manageable, argues support firm

Google bundles acquired Nik Software plug-ins, drops entire set price to $149

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When Google acquired Snapseed developer Nik Software back in September 2012, they made it clear that the mobile photo sharing app wouldn’t be going anywhere. In fact, Google later released a brand new, free Android version of Snapseed and made the existing iOS download completely free. In its latest ‘spring...
Google bundles acquired Nik Software plug-ins, drops entire set price to $149

Apple gearing up to pay out $2.5 billion in dividends on Thursday

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Flush with billions in cash it simply can't spend fast enough, Apple has begun the process of issuing its first quarterly dividend to shareholders in 17 years....
Apple gearing up to pay out $2.5 billion in dividends on Thursday

SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott Bought His First Business At Age 16 (SAP)

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SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott has an amazing "first job" story. He bought a business at age 16, a Long Island delicatessen--and he borrowed $5,500 to do it, he told an audience at a Churchill Club event in Silicon Valley last week, reports Eric Savitz at Forbes. After buying the deli, he...
SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott Bought His First Business At Age 16 (SAP)
Foundation Capital raises 7th funding of $282M for early stage startups

Google Acquires Nik Software, the creators of iOS and Mac photo app Snapseed

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Google has just acquired Nik Software, the creators of the well-known Snapseed app for iOS and Mac, for an undisclosed amount. Although Nik Software has been around for quite a long time — 17 years in fact — according to The Verge, the deal was centered around the filter-focused Snapseed...
Google Acquires Nik Software, the creators of iOS and Mac photo app Snapseed

Listen to the BBC radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman's subterranean fantasy, 'Neverwhere'

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17 years after its original broadcast, the BBC is bringing its Neverwhere fantasy TV series to the radio. The Sandman and Coraline author Neil Gaiman’s story of a parallel world beneath London’s streets and sewers is voiced by James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) and Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones),...
Listen to the BBC radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman's subterranean fantasy, 'Neverwhere'

Volunteer discovers a new 17 million-digit prime number

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A new largest prime number has been discovered, mersenne.org reported Tuesday. 257,885,161-1, which is also the 48th Mersenne prime, was discovered on the computer of Dr. Curtis Cooper, a professor at the University of Central Missouri. A Mersenne prime is a prime number that can be written in the...
Volunteer discovers a new 17 million-digit prime number

Hope For Windows 8

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Hope For Windows 8: Jeff Atwood: I'd argue that the last truly revolutionary version of Windows was Windows 95. In the subsequent 17 years, we've seen a stream of mostly minor and often inconsequential design changes in Windows - at its core, you've got the same old stuff: a start...
Hope For Windows 8

Why are companies so bad at responding to data breaches?

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Looking back on the news of the last year, it’s hard not to feel uneasy about the enormous amounts of data lifted, altered and stolen by hackers. Every few weeks, it feels like another major company is compromised, whether it’s a cache of millions of Apple UDIDs, Dropbox email addresses,...
Why are companies so bad at responding to data breaches?

The 17-Year-Old That Yahoo Paid $30 Million Was Renting His Startup's Core Technology

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Yahoo's weird-looking Summly acquisition is looking weirder by the minute. Yahoo made big news this week when it bought Summly, a startup with a 17-year-old CEO named Nick D'Aloisio, for $30 million. The acquisition was led by Yahoo HR boss Jackie Reeses. Before Yahoo shut it down, Summly was an...
The 17-Year-Old That Yahoo Paid $30 Million Was Renting His Startup's Core Technology

eBay revamps its logo after 17 years

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Keeping the same color scheme but dropping the 1990s off-kilter lettering, eBay says it redesigned the logo because it's important to continue to evolve. [Read more]...
eBay revamps its logo after 17 years
A love story: Lynda gets a $103 million investment from Spectrum and Accel

Microsoft launches Windows 8 - video

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The tech giant Microsoft launches a new version of Windows, which the company says is the biggest update to the operating system in 17 years...
Microsoft launches Windows 8 - video

T-Mobile marketing chief to step down as carrier undergoes image makeover

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Cole Brodman, CMO of T-Mobile, speaks at the GeekWire Summit in Seattle (Karen Ducey Photography) T-Mobile marketing chief Cole Brodman is resigning from the company, a decision that comes as the country’s fourth largest wireless carrier looks to reinvent its image after AT&T’s $39 billion bid fell apart late last...
T-Mobile marketing chief to step down as carrier undergoes image makeover
Plivo makes it to 50 countries in 30 days, outstrips competition

Etsy wants to solve Silicon Valley’s women problem

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Etsy wants to support at least 10 women to the tune of $5,000 each to come to New York’s Hacker School this summer with an eye toward getting female enrollment up to 50 percent of the class. The New York startup said it would offer up to $50,000 for women...
Etsy wants to solve Silicon Valley’s women problem

Hasselblad stops production of V System cameras after 17 years

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Almost by definition, Hasselblad is a company steeped in tradition -- it's hard to be ultra-trendy when your camera systems cost as much as a new car. We shouldn't be surprised, then, that the company is only just getting around to halting production on its last V System camera,...
Hasselblad stops production of V System cameras after 17 years

Summly and its teen founder snapped up by Yahoo

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Yahoo has announced its acquisition of Summly, an app that lets users easily skim through news and articles on their mobile devices -- an app that's particularly notable because its founder is just 17-years-old. Read full article >>...
Summly and its teen founder snapped up by Yahoo

Foxconn hid underage workers before FLA tour, group says

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Underage Foxconn workers were transferred to other departments or not scheduled to work overtime in advance of inspections by the Fair Labor Association, an activist group tells AppleInsider. Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior project officer Debby Sze Wan Chan says that last week, she heard from two Foxconn workers...
Foxconn hid underage workers before FLA tour, group says

Microsoft to redesign Windows 8 as PC sales plummet

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Biggest expectation is that update will revive start button familiar to users for 17 years before removal from Windows 8When Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer first revealed his software for the touchscreen world in February 2012, he said he was "betting the company" on it.There were "no compromises" made in replacing...
Microsoft to redesign Windows 8 as PC sales plummet
Should genetically modified salmon be allowed for sale in the US?

Andreessen-Backed MinoMonsters Follows Rovio's Lead, Signs Book Deal, Releases Trailer As It Plans Move Into TV, Film, Toys

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MinoMonsters launched in early 2011 on a mission to become the Pokémon of social games, allowing gamers to explore a world inhabited by bite-sized, furry monsters, taking them on quests and battling their friends. For this reason — and because founders Josh Buckley and Tyler Diaz were Y Combinator’s two...
Andreessen-Backed MinoMonsters Follows Rovio's Lead, Signs Book Deal, Releases Trailer As It Plans Move Into TV, Film, Toys

17 years until the Singularity: A conversation with futurist Ray Kurzweil

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Ray Kurzweil believes that while we are the creators of technology today, tomorrow it will be able to invent itself. And when that day comes, we may, in fact, be screwed. “Technology has been a double-edged sword since fire kept us warm, but burned down our villages,” he told me...
17 years until the Singularity: A conversation with futurist Ray Kurzweil

Lynda.com's "agonizing decision" to take venture capital

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This embed is invalid All week we’ve brought you clips from our interview with Lynda Weinman, the founder of lynda.com– one of the only online education companies to actually build a big, profitable, sustainable business. The company first got on our radar because of the recent whopper of a series...
Lynda.com's "agonizing decision" to take venture capital
Getty Images CEO: How To Build A Company That Lasts [TCTV]

Summly's teenaged founder says he wants to help make Yahoo great again

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Nick D’Aloisio just agreed to sell his mobile news-reading startup Summly to Yahoo for a rumored $30 million — which wouldn’t be that unusual, except for the fact that D’Aloisio is 17 years old. But while many seem to be assuming the young entrepreneur will take his windfall and flee...
Summly's teenaged founder says he wants to help make Yahoo great again
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