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Google Play for Education could kill the iPad in schools

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Google released a major new education program today that organizes and manages the way teachers push apps, books, and other learning content to student tablets. Technology changed the way we socialize, find new things to do, get directions,...
Google Play for Education could kill the iPad in schools

Steven Sinofsky on How Windows 8 PCs Deliver Better Value Than Apple

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With Windows 8, Steven Sinofsky said the company and its PC-making partners have found a way to deliver modern computing at a price far less than that fruit-named competitor. He notes that there are full-featured Windows 8 laptops that sell for $279. “These are fantastic machines,” Sinofsky said Thursday, shortly...
Steven Sinofsky on How Windows 8 PCs Deliver Better Value Than Apple

Pinterest Acquires Livestar

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Livestar's founder Fritz Lanman is also an investor in Pinterest. Pinterest is acquiring Livestar, a mobile recommendation app, the companies announced on Wednesday. "If you're not familiar with Pinterest, it's an online tool that helps people discover things they love and inspires them to do these things in their...
Pinterest Acquires Livestar

Twitter's First Designer, Vítor Lourenço, Leaves The Company After Five Years

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Things change everywhere, especially at startups. Sometimes, the people who start something aren’t the ones who end up “finishing” it, and that’s the case today with one very important person at Twitter. In a tweet, Twitter’s first designer, Vítor Lourenço, announced that he’s leaving the company after five years. He...
Twitter's First Designer, Vítor Lourenço, Leaves The Company After Five Years

Making every gamer famous, Twitch raises $15M to expand its eSports webcasts

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Twitch is all about capturing the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in the world of professional gaming. The company provides “eSports” video and other content to more than 20 million unique viewers a month. And now it will be on the expansion path thanks to a...
Making every gamer famous, Twitch raises $15M to expand its eSports webcasts
Software: Yes Virginia, Regular Folks Can Be Taught To Code

Google launches Nexus 7 tablet

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Seven-inch tablet built around Android takes the internet company into competition with Apple, Amazon and MicrosoftGoogle has unveiled its first own-branded tablet computer, taking the search engine companyinto competition with Apple, Amazon and Microsoft in an increasingly crowded and fast-growing market.The company has partnered with Taiwanese manufacturer Asus to launch...
Google launches Nexus 7 tablet

8 Visionaries on How They Spot the Future

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Spotting the future is an art. We asked eight of our favorite visionaries for their techniques.Click the names in the boxes below to see how they do it. Paul SaffoA longtime technology forecaster, Saffo is a managing director at the Silicon Valley investment research firm Discern. Formerly the director...
8 Visionaries on How They Spot the Future

Blazing-fast Facebook pages boost member use, increase ad revenue

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Speed up your website if you want to make more money. It’s that simple, yet most site owners only give site speed half their attention. By contrast, the most successful websites on the planet — Google, Twitter, and Facebook — have staff whose job is to obsess over how long...
Blazing-fast Facebook pages boost member use, increase ad revenue

Color acquisition by Apple is about engineers, not IP or technology, reports All Things D

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In a followup to our reveal yesterday that Apple was close to acquiring continuously pivoting media startup Color, Liz Gannes at All Things D reports that the price is lower than we heard, and that Apple is after the engineering team, not the technology. Here’s the relevant section: What’s really happening is...
Color acquisition by Apple is about engineers, not IP or technology, reports All Things D

Looks like we'll see a T-Mobile iPhone (with LTE) this spring

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We won’t have to wait long to see that long-awaited T-Mobile-branded iPhone. In an interview Reuters at CES 2013, T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere said the iPhone would begin appearing on store shelves in the next three or four months. Though Legere and T-Mobile haven’t said explicitly which Apple device...
Looks like we'll see a T-Mobile iPhone (with LTE) this spring
Twitter & Etsy engineer a developer lovefest, hold the drama

It's an ideal time to have Linux skills, SUSE exec says

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Even as the job market has remained generally dismal for much of the working world over the past few years, there have been a few notable exceptions. Not only have those in IT generally faced better prospects, but the outlook for those with Linux skills has been even brighter....
It's an ideal time to have Linux skills, SUSE exec says

Now 18M Users Strong, Edmodo Makes Its First Acquisition In Root-1 To Become The App Market For Education

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After spending years working as technicians at public schools, Jeff O’Hara and Nicolas Borg launched Edmodo in 2008 to address what they had come to see as a huge gap in the teacher-student relationship: The need for a better, safer way for teachers to connect and communicate with their students....
Now 18M Users Strong, Edmodo Makes Its First Acquisition In Root-1 To Become The App Market For Education
How Facebook indoctrinates every new engineer it hires
Curiosity's pit crew readies the rover for Mount Sharp

Facebook updates its Messenger app with feature allowing you to provide direct feedback

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Facebook has just released an update to its iOS Messenger app. Now in the iTunes store, users will be able to use it to provide feedback about the app directly to the company. Granted, it’s not necessarily a major update that the average person might come to expect from an...
Facebook updates its Messenger app with feature allowing you to provide direct feedback

On Election Day 2012, Twitter Kills The Great White Fail Whale

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In one pithy, three-word sentence, Twitter creative lead Doug Bowman summed up the microblogging service’s election day perfectly. “RIP Fail Whale.” Indeed, all throughout November 6th, that cutesy, once ubiquitous cartoon — a symbol of a young Twitter’s infrastructure problems — was nary to be seen. The company saw record...
On Election Day 2012, Twitter Kills The Great White Fail Whale

Q&A: Dropbox Nabs Early Facebook Engineers With Cove Acquisition

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The cloud file syncing and sharing company Dropbox today said it had bought its first company, Cove, maker of a yet-to-be-publicly-released collaboration product. As far as so-called “talent acquisitions” go, this one lives up to the label more than most. Joining Dropbox are three former Facebook engineering executives, including the...
Q&A: Dropbox Nabs Early Facebook Engineers With Cove Acquisition
Wish you were here: Curiosity and Mars Recon Orbiter send more postcards home
HTC One X users report iPhone 4-like ‘death grip’ for Wi-Fi
"Own Your Code": Facebook's Engineering Shift Tackles The Problem of Mobile

Apple didn't buy Color, it bought 20 engineers for a few million

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It turns out yesterday’s report, which said Apple was buying Color for high double digit millions was wrong.  Or at least that’s according to AllThingsD: What’s really happening is that Color’s engineering team — about 20 people, comprising almost the entire company — is being “acqhired” by Apple at what’s being...
Apple didn't buy Color, it bought 20 engineers for a few million

Inside Etsy's Gambit to Hire More Female Engineers

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When Marc Hedlund joined Etsy last fall to lead engineering, he was confronted by a woeful gender ratio on his new team. Just three people on the 100-person engineering and operations staff were women. Surely Etsy, of all places, should be an attractive place to work for engineers who are...
Inside Etsy's Gambit to Hire More Female Engineers

GeekWire Summit Preview: How Hulu has risen to the top by rolling its own

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Richard Tom Many of us think of Hulu as the place to catch up on our favorite shows. But at its heart, Hulu is “a technology company first,” says Richard Tom, Hulu’s chief technology officer. Exhibit A: Hulu’s decision to build and manage its own video advertising system, without leveraging third-party...
GeekWire Summit Preview: How Hulu has risen to the top by rolling its own

Microsoft’s hit Photosynth app arrives on Windows Phone

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Microsoft’s Photosynth app has been a success on Apple’s iPhone, with more than 7 million downloads and strong ratings from reviewers and users. Today, at long last, the Redmond company released Photosynth for its own Windows Phone operating system. Photosynth lets users take many pictures of a scene from different...
Microsoft’s hit Photosynth app arrives on Windows Phone

Google's Self-Driving Cars May Cost More Than A Ferrari (GOOG)

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Google has made stunning progress on the self-driving car project it launched two years ago. Last month, it announced that its fleet of cars--a dozen or so on the road at any time--had logged 300,000 miles. It's even started ferrying Googlers to work in the cars to test them in real-world...
Google's Self-Driving Cars May Cost More Than A Ferrari (GOOG)
The end of an error: Color will officially shut down on December 31st

Banking crisis could make engineering jobs more attractive, says recruiter

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SThree says financial sector has contributed to skills shortage by tempting graduates away from industrial firmsThe banking crisis could bring an unexpected benefit for British industry by increasing the allure of engineering and manufacturing jobs at the expense of City posts, according to a specialist recruitment firm.SThree, which recruits professionals...
Banking crisis could make engineering jobs more attractive, says recruiter

Apple Support: Purple Flaring Is "Normal Behavior" For iPhone 5 Camera

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Earlier, we reported that Apple’s iPhone 5 seemed to have some issues with purple flaring when taking photos with a light source just in or off frame, as reported by a number of users and duplicated in tests. Today, Gizmodo reader Matt Van Gastel received a response from Apple’s engineering team routed...
Apple Support: Purple Flaring Is "Normal Behavior" For iPhone 5 Camera
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