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Bill Gates: tablets in the classroom have a 'terrible track record'
SEC charges LightSquared's Falcone with securities fraud

Google confronts extinction of more than 3,000 languages

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Google-backed initiative the Endangered Languages Project aims to help preserve the many languages slated to become extinct within the next 100 years. [Read more]...
Google confronts extinction of more than 3,000 languages

Elon Musk Will Take That Whole 'Driverless Car' Idea for Himself, Thanks Very Much

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(Photo: ElonMusk.com) What do you get when you combine Elon Musk, Tesla electric vehicles and driverless car technology? BINGO, yes, but also an automobile so futuristic it may as well shuttle George Jetson around. Bloomberg reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is working with Google on figuring out a way...
Elon Musk Will Take That Whole 'Driverless Car' Idea for Himself, Thanks Very Much

AT&T and T-Mobile begin initiative to discourage theft by merging databases of stolen devices

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AT&T and T-Mobile announced today they would start to share a database of stolen mobile devices that aspires to discourage theft and shield customers. All the major carriers, through their wireless association CTIA and the Federal Communications Commission, first revealed plans in April to combine their respective databases, but AT&T and...
AT&T and T-Mobile begin initiative to discourage theft by merging databases of stolen devices

Women Make Up 10% Of Founders In Y Combinator's Current Class

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Y Combinator’s Winter 2013 Demo Day is a scaled back affair in many ways — 47 startups are graduating at today’s event, down significantly from the 84-startup Summer 2012 class and the 66-startup Winter 2012 class. However, there’s one very notable aspect of YC that saw growth this time around:...
Women Make Up 10% Of Founders In Y Combinator's Current Class
FBI reportedly launches surveillance unit targeting online, VoIP communications

Whatever Happened to Google’s Android@Home?

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With just a few days to go before Google’s annual I/O developer conference kicks off on Wednesday, it’s time to take a look back at last year’s event. Besides announcing Ice Cream Sandwich, Google Music and a number of other new projects, one announcement that stood out from the slew...
Whatever Happened to Google’s Android@Home?
Apple will not reject Mac App Store apps that use global hotkeys

ICANN set to release list of new domain proposals

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The organization charged with regulating what goes to the right of the dot in Web addresses is moving ahead with its initiative to drastically change the Internet. Soon, we’ll get to see who, exactly, applied for brand new domain names, after the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)...
ICANN set to release list of new domain proposals
MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom to roll out mobile payment tech

Apple Reveals Advanced Automotive Access & Control System

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On April 25, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new automotive access and control system that will primarily be found in future iPhones. Last June we posted a report that revealed Apple's in-vehicle initiative with nine major auto companies to...
Apple Reveals Advanced Automotive Access & Control System

Announcing the CrunchBase Venture Network

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We knew CrunchBase was big. We knew because there are 2 million people using the startup database each month. We knew because more than 120k people have contributed 1.6MM data points on companies, entrepreneurs, fundings, exits and more. What we didn’t know, however, was what the investment community thinks about...
Announcing the CrunchBase Venture Network

Why Facebook Is Sending Its People to Mobile Coding Camp (And Not Just Engineers)

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Do me a favor — listen to Facebook’s next earnings call and count the number of times CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the word “mobile.” If you played it as a drinking game, you’d be blotto before CFO David Ebersman even got on the line. That’s no mistake (obviously). It’s the...
Why Facebook Is Sending Its People to Mobile Coding Camp (And Not Just Engineers)

Fireside Hangouts: Join First Lady Michelle Obama in a Google+ Hangout to discuss Let's Move!

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In the past month, both the President and Vice President of the United States have come to Google+ to participate in "Fireside Hangouts" to discuss the challenges the country faces and answer people's questions. On March 4, it's First Lady Michelle Obama's turn as she joins her first-ever Fireside Hangout to...
Fireside Hangouts: Join First Lady Michelle Obama in a Google+ Hangout to discuss Let's Move!

Ending Slavery: The Billionaire's Club Innovations

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Australia's Andrew Forrest Gets Help From Bill Gates, Richard Branson Australia's richest man, Andrew Forrest, has long been committed to ending worldwide slavery, and he recently gained some sage advice and a few dollars from fellow billionaire, Bill Gates. Find a way to quantify slavery, Gates posited, while pledging...
Ending Slavery: The Billionaire's Club Innovations

iMac models from 2009 now covered under hard drive replacement program

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Apple on Friday quietly extended its iMac 1TB Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Program coverage back two years to include models sold from October 2009, effectively adding almost two years to the initiative which previously included machines sold between May and June of 2011....
iMac models from 2009 now covered under hard drive replacement program

Google receives a record 6,685 applications to participate in its Summer of Code

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Google’s popular “Summer of Code” initiative is in its eighth year and has drawn a record number of global applications, according to the company. The most impressive record was the highest percentage of women accepted in its history, though. The percentage of women accepted has increased every year since 2006,...
Google receives a record 6,685 applications to participate in its Summer of Code

In iOS 7, Siri takes initiative to learn how to pronounce names

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When Siri  first launched, many users found lots of names were pronounced incorrectly and couldn’t do much beyond adding phonetic spellings manually for each contact. With iOS 7, it appears Siri can now ask for help with pronunciations. As discovered by 9to5Mac reader RY, Siri will ask for help...
In iOS 7, Siri takes initiative to learn how to pronounce names
Women Collaborating With Social Media More Than Men [Infographic]
Verizon prepared follow T-Mobile's lead if ending phone subsidies proves profitable

Facebook will take away users' right to vote on policy - unless they vote for it

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Site rules mean 30% of users must vote against change to governance policy if the right to do so is to remainThe right to vote appears to be about to be taken away - on Facebook, at least. Users have until 10 December to decide whether future policy changes should...
Facebook will take away users' right to vote on policy - unless they vote for it

Tablet Wars: Google set to join the fray, targeting Amazon

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All eyes are on Google this morning as the company gets set for its keynote at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. Much like Microsoft last week, the search company is widely expected to unveil plans to release its own tablet computer. However, Google’s target may not be...
Tablet Wars: Google set to join the fray, targeting Amazon

Valve will hand out Steam Box prototypes 'in the next three to four months'

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Valve's Gabe Newell said his company wasn't canceling any projects after a recent spate of layoffs, and it certainly sounds like the company's Steam Box initiative is still on track. The co-founder told the BBC that his company plans to hand out prototype units of the TV-friendly gaming PC...
Valve will hand out Steam Box prototypes 'in the next three to four months'

Ray turns Android phone into device for the blind

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As part of its Wireless Reach initiative, Qualcomm teams with Israeli firm to create Ray, a multifunction device that brings streamlined smartphone functionality to the visually impaired. [Read more]...
Ray turns Android phone into device for the blind
Connecticut residents will pay sales tax on Amazon orders starting in November

The FBI's Next Generation Identification program could spot faces in a crowded street

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The FBI adds face matching tech to its next nationwide surveillance initiative....
The FBI's Next Generation Identification program could spot faces in a crowded street

Hospital uses iPads to connect mothers and newborns with 'BabyTime' initiative

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Cedars-Sinai hospital announced last week a new program it's calling "BabyTime," which uses Apple's iPad to help mothers stay connected to their newborns, even if they aren't able to move after giving birth.    ...
Hospital uses iPads to connect mothers and newborns with 'BabyTime' initiative
Verizon Wireless to begin using mobile usage data for new targeted ad service

Enabling the next generation of computer scientists with CS4HS

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For the past four years, Google has sponsored an initiative called Computer Science for High School (CS4HS). The mission of this aptly named collaboration is simple: to bring computer science professional development to educators through hands-on workshops. In collaboration with universities, colleges and technical schools, we have helped K-12 educators...
Enabling the next generation of computer scientists with CS4HS
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