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Why Twitter Is Laying Off 8 Percent of Its Employees
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:59:31 -0400
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made his first tough call since returning to the top job, announcing today the service would be laying off 8 percent of its work force.
Acer's New Windows 10 Devices: What You Need to Know
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:53:50 -0400
Taiwanese computer maker Acer unveiled new Microsoft devices.
How Amazon's 'Handmade' Plans to Take on Etsy
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:42:33 -0400
Amazon expanded into Etsy's territory today with the launch of Handmade, an online bazaar where artisans can sell their homemade goods.
Facebook 'On This Day' Feature Introduces New Filters
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:00:24 -0400
Facebook's "On This Day" feature has brought up a lot of happy memories, but it's also dredged up moments some users would rather not re-live.
Twitter Purging up to 336 Workers as New CEO Slashes Costs
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:03:12 -0400
Twitter laying off up to 336 people, 8 percent workforce as new CEO cracks down on expenses
Google Street View App Now Lets You Take a VR Vacation
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:01:55 -0400
Jet setting on your lunch break just got even more realistic.
Mercury Rising: When to Catch a Glimpse of the Planet
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:24:01 -0400
The elusive Mercury is making a showing in the night sky this month.
AP Exclusive: Clinton Email Server Setup Risked Intrusions
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:58:30 -0400
AP Exclusive: Clinton's homemade server risked hacking, ran software that could be exploited
SOS Via SMS: Help for Suicidal Teens Is a Text Message Away
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:24:00 -0400
SOS via SMS: Suicide prevention groups expanding texting options for young people in despair
Apple Adds Retina Displays to Its iMacs
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:14:20 -0400
Apple adds Retina displays to iMacs, redesigns Magic devices
Wild Aurochs-Like Cattle Reintroduced in Czech Republic
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:52:55 -0400
Recreated cattle breed closely related to extinct aurochs help save Czech biodiversity
American Nobel Laureate Richard Heck Is Buried in Manila
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 03:53:51 -0400
American Nobel laureate for chemistry in 2010 Richard Heck is buried in Manila
See Facebook's New Emoji 'Reactions'
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:33:13 -0400
Facebook revealed today it is testing "Reactions," a set of six emoji that can be chosen when liking a post simply doesn't feel right.
How 'Secret' Mobile Apps Help Kids Hide Texts, Photos
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:22:46 -0400
So-called ???secret??? mobile apps, which can be used by children to hide texts, images and videos from prying eyes, are drawing warnings and concern.
Watch: Facebook Aims to Enhance Your Mobile Shopping Experience
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:23:58 -0400
Facebook is testing two new shopping features that enable people to buy right from their mobile apps.
Watch: TechBytes: Apple Reportedly Blocks Access to News App in China
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10:33:04 -0400
The new feature is supposed to work when users travel outside the United States.
Watch: NASA Outlines Steps to Mars
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:42:07 -0400
The space agency has released a 36-page report detailing what steps need to be taken to send humans to the Red Planet.
Watch: Netflix Raises Rates
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:01:54 -0400
The video streaming service will soon charge new users more to access their basic plan.
Watch: Eliminates Its Membership Fee
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 06:38:53 -0400
The Amazon rival abandons its yearly membership fee, hoping for a profit based on commissions.
Watch: LinkedIn Agrees to a $13 Million Settlement
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 07:22:49 -0400
The social networking site allegedly "spammed" users with multiple requests according to a lawsuit against them.
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Twitter announces layoffs as CEO Dorsey looks to revive growth
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:07:04 -0400
File picture shows an employee adjusting a screen that displays the Twitter logo ahead of the company's IPO on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeThe layoffs, primarily in the company's engineering and product functions, come a week after Dorsey took over as permanent CEO. Shares of Twitter, which had about 4,100 employees globally as of June 30, rose as much as 6.7 percent to $30.68 on Tuesday. "We feel strongly that engineering will move much faster with a smaller and nimbler team, while remaining the biggest percentage of our workforce," Dorsey said in a letter to employees.

EMC to pay up to $2.5 billion to Dell if it opts for rival bid
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:48:29 -0400
The EMC logo is seen at the entrance to the company's office in Santa ClaraEMC Corp said it would pay Dell Inc [DI.UL] up to $2.5 billion in termination fees if the data-storage company accepts a "superior proposal". EMC said Dell had secured financing of up to $49.5 billion from banks to fund the roughly $67 billion deal announced on Monday. While IBM Corp , Cisco Systems Inc , Oracle Corp and Hewlett-Packard Co could be potential suitors for EMC, the chances of them challenging Dell with a rival offer are slim, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

Uber to suspend unlicensed UberPOP service in Brussels
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:19:16 -0400
European taxi drivers block a street during a protest against online ride-sharing company Uber in central BrusselsUber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], the company behind the popular ride-hailing service, said on Tuesday it would suspend its unlicensed UberPOP service in Brussels after a court ordered it shut down. As in many other cities, established taxi drivers protested against the 2014 arrival in Brussels of UberPOP, which relies on non-professional drivers using their own vehicles. In September, a Belgian court ordered the group to stop the UberPOP service after a complaint by taxi operator Taxis Verts.

U.S. says Apple e-books antitrust monitor no longer needed
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:06:13 -0400
An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York CityBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has determined that Apple Inc has implemented significant improvements to its antitrust compliance program and that a court-appointed monitor's term does not need extended, according to a court filing. The Justice Department in a letter filed late Monday in Manhattan federal court said its recommendation was despite Apple's "challenging relationship" with Michael Bromwich, who was named monitor after the iPad maker was found liable for conspiring to raise e-book prices. The Justice Department said its decision to not recommend extending the monitorship beyond its two-year term was "not an easy one," as Apple "never embraced a cooperative working relationship with the monitor." But the department said it was giving greater weight to Bromwich's "assessment that Apple has put in place a meaningful antitrust compliance program than to the difficult path it took to achieve this result." In the joint-letter to U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, Apple acknowledged its relationship with Bromwich was "rocky at times," but said it would continue to comply with its obligations.

Twitter suspends two sports accounts after video sharing complaints: NYT
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:29:32 -0400
A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura(Reuters) - Twitter Inc suspended two high-profile accounts that posts highlights while games are on, after major U.S. sports leagues protested, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Twitter on Monday suspended Gawker Media-owned @Deadspin and Vox-owned SB Nation website's @SBNationGIF, underscoring the ongoing dispute over whether highlights are fair game for publishers, the NYT said. ( The two accounts upload highlights using six-second looping videos to attract traffic to their websites, but neither publisher owns the footage, the newspaper reported. ...

Activist Ancora threatens another proxy fight at Shutterfly
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:09:13 -0400
(Reuters) - Activist investor Ancora Advisors on Tuesday ramped up pressure on Shutterfly Inc, saying in a letter that the digital imaging company has failed to quickly address concerns that shareholders voiced earlier this year, and threatened another proxy fight. Ancora's escalation of pressure on Shutterfly comes after another activist investor, Marathon Partners, won two board seats in a proxy battle with the company at its annual meeting this year.
Robo-bulldozers guided by drones are helping ease Japan's labor shortage
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:04:23 -0400
Robo-bulldozers guided by drones are helping ease Japan's labor shortageKomatsu is the world’s second largest construction company, a venerable Japanese brand with 94 years of history that sells forklifts and bulldozers to customers around the globe. As Japan ramps up new construction in preparation for hosting the 2020 Olympics, experts believe it will face a serious obstacle. "The labor shortage in the construction industry could reach a crisis level in the next few years," Martin Schulz, an economist at Fujitsu Research Institute in Tokyo, told Bloomberg.

Why Twitter Is Laying Off 8 Percent of Its Employees
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:00:29 -0400
Why Twitter Is Laying Off 8 Percent of Its EmployeesDorsey confirmed the cuts this morning, sharing on Twitter a link to an internal memo he sent to employees detailing the changes. Many of the cuts will impact Twitter's engineering team, which Dorset said he believes will "move much faster with a smaller and nimbler team." Engineers will still remain the greatest percentage of Twitter's workforce and Dorsey said other teams would be scaled accordingly.

Facebook lets you filter bad memories out of your nostalgia
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:00:02 -0400
Facebook lets you filter bad memories out of your nostalgiaFacebook is a nostalgia machine, with features like "Year in Review" and "On This Day" summoning photos and posts from the past in an attempt to entertain users. To avoid this the company is introducing a pair of filters for its "On This Day" tool, letting users specify individuals and dates they don't want to be reminded of. "We know that people share a range of meaningful moments on Facebook," said a spokesperson for the company in a statement.

Facebook testing YouTube-like dedicated video hub
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:57:00 -0400
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Review: Apple adds 4K to smaller iMac
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:59:33 -0400
The smallest iMacs get a 4K Retina option; accessories now have rechargeable batteries
Twitter to lay off up to 8% of workforce
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:20:45 -0400
Layoffs part of a series of cost-cutting measures enacted by new CEO Jack Dorsey.
Uber CEO's softer side
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:35:12 -0400
Uber CEO stresses work/life balance issues to UCLA students in talk.
Augmented reality set to dominate virtual variety by 2020
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:03:36 -0400
Although VR gear such as Oculus Rift gets all the press, tech that layers virtual over real will score.
Intel braces for lackluster Q3 results
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:37:35 -0400
Earnings per share of 59 cents on revenue of $14.22 billion is the consensus forecast.
Facebook tests video feed in challenge to YouTube
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:57:01 -0400
World's most popular social network is testing dedicated spot for video in a bid for eyeballs and ad dollars.
DoorDash's food delivery app
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:04:59 -0400
Tony Xu, the co-founder of DoorDash, a good delivery app, explains why his company will succeed when faced with competition from Uber, Amazon and Postmates.
DoorDash rides food delivery app craze home
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:12:12 -0400
Postmates, GrubHub, Uber competing for food $$$$
Uber CEO's softer side
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:34:09 -0400
Hard-driving UBER CEO Travis Kalanick stressed work/life balance issues to UCLA students Monday evening.
Apple adds retina display to new iMacs
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:11:23 -0400
Upgraded screens will be available for the 21.5-inch and 27-inch models.
Steve Wozniak separates fact, fiction in 'Steve Jobs'
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:39:33 -0400
Oct. 12 -- Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak sits down with Bloomberg's Emily Chang to dicuss the new "Steve Jobs" movie and future of Apple on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)
Gene Editing Institute pioneering DNA surgery
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:50:32 -0400
Someday a host of genetic diseases could be curable by editing a patient's DNA.
You can make HP's special edition 'Star Wars' laptops sound like R2-D2
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:04:23 -0400
If it exists, you can make a Star Wars version of it. HP's new Star Wars-themed laptops, which are currently available for preorder, hit stores on Nov. For $699.99, the base model has an Intel Core i5 dual-core processor, 6GB of RAM, a 1TB hard di
Mini-satellites getting to be a big deal at Kennedy Space Center
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:39:20 -0400
Fast-growing field of mini-satellites known as CubeSats fuels need for small rockets.
Dell buys EMC in largest tech deal ever
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:40:27 -0400
The $67 billion deal is a major coup for Michael Dell, who two years ago took the computer maker he founded private with private equity firm Silver Lake in a $25 billion buyout.
Craft beer startup exploits liquor law loophole
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:31:50 -0400
Ever wanted to try Pliny the elder? Now's your chance.
New Tile hopes to better find lost objects
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:34:30 -0400
It's getting easier to keep track of everyday devices.
The cloud ate EMC; more hardware makers are next
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:13:47 -0400
Growth in the sales of storage gear is also shriveling up as Internet-based computing cuts demand for servers and storage gear.
In upcoming earnings, Netflix subscriber growth could surpass own forecasts
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:05:41 -0400
Netflix's $1 price increase to its monthly subscription won't likely squelch subscriber growth.
Dell buys IT company EMC in largest tech acquisition ever
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:56:23 -0400
Dell is buying EMC Corp. The deal, valued at $67 billion, is double the record $33.4 billion Compaq-HP deal in 2001.Video provided by Newsy
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Laser razor kicked off Kickstarter
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:40:00 GMT
A crowdfunding campaign for a razor blade which its US creators claimed could remove facial hair with a laser beam has been suspended.
'You're too hot to be an engineer'
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:26:39 GMT
Female coders mark Ada Lovelace Day
Call of Duty unlocks final mission
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:18:45 GMT
Latest version of Call of Duty will come unlocked, allowing players to skip straight to the end if they want.
People 'prefer bored robots'
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:54:41 GMT
Robots that make mistakes and show human emotions fared better in tests with humans than their perfect counterparts.
Twitter lays off hundreds of staff
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:37:15 GMT
Twitter says it is cutting 336 jobs, roughly 8%, of its global workforce, as part of a restructuring of the business.
Google offers Street View via VR
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:14:09 GMT
Google has released a virtual reality Street View and updated statistics on its Cardboard headset.
Minecraft player's 35-hour marathon
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:59:50 GMT
British video gamer hopes to set a new world record for the longest game of Minecraft after 35-hour fundraising game.
Cash reward for takeover
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:22:23 GMT
Google has given a cash reward to a man who briefly took over its main web domain.
Australia data law comes into effect
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:52:56 GMT
Large amounts of phone, internet and location data must now be kept for two years by Australian telecommunications companies, as a new law comes into effect.
China arrests hackers at US bidding
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10:23:58 GMT
Chinese police have arrested hackers after the US government supplied them with a list of cybercrime suspects, the Washington Post reports.
Broadband Britain - is it working?
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 07:57:11 GMT
MPs are due to debate "notspots" - areas where broadband internet and 3G mobile coverage is slow or unreliable.
Dell agrees $67bn EMC takeover
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:26:57 GMT
US computer giant Dell agrees a deal to buy data storage company EMC for $67bn - if approved it would be the biggest ever between tech companies.
US 'drunk driver' live streams ride
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:17:42 GMT
A Florida woman is arrested after she filmed herself driving drunk and broadcast it live on the internet.
VIDEO: Being controlled by electric shocks
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:40:12 GMT
How a device linked to a smartphone can control your movements with electric shocks
VIDEO: Could AI help shape call centres?
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:30:07 GMT
A system called Amelia is able to learn its job role through flow charts and tailor questions from customer responses
VIDEO: Lightbulb floats and spins in mid-air
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:38:36 GMT
A crowdfunded project creates a lightbulb that floats and spins in mid-air - the trade-off is that the effect requires extra power.
VIDEO: Following a different path in Nepal
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:40:55 GMT
Software test engineer Sovita Dahal reveals the challenges she had to overcome to achieve her career of choice.
VIDEO: Pay by ring? The new ways to buy goods
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:50:40 GMT
From jewellery with embedded chips to biometric technology, how the way we pay for things could change
VIDEO: Hunting rifle emoji causes controversy
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:09:07 GMT
A gun-control campaign group objects to the inclusion of a hunting rifle in the proposed new list of official emojis.
VIDEO: Online child sex abusers urged to get help
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 05:33:45 GMT
A national video campaign has been launched to encourage people who view images of child sexual abuse online to seek help.
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