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Yahoo Acquires Sparq, Will Shut It Down Yahoo Acquires Sparq, Will Shut It Down

It’s been a couple weeks, so it was high time that Yahoo acquired another company. This time it’s Sparq, a mobile marketing company. The startup will reportedly be joining Yahoo at its campus in Sunnyvale. Sparq says in a message …

Streaming Video on the Rise as Premium Channels See Subscriptions Fall Streaming Video on the Rise as Premium Channels See Subscriptions Fall
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Though cable companies are still dragging their feet, it is now clear that streaming video is the future of television. Subscriptions for streaming video services such as Netflix and Hulu are rising fast and hardware manufacturers are preparing to flood …

Here’s A Better Look At Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

At VGX 2013, it was revealed that Square Enix would be bringing 2013’s Tomb Raider to PS4 and Xbox One in a definitive edition that exponentially improves the visuals. At the time, all we knew was that this version of …

Biz Stone Looks To Lead Jelly As A Cross Between Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey and Dick Costolo Biz Stone Looks To Lead Jelly As A Cross Between Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey and Dick Costolo

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone appeared on Bloomberg Television today to talk about his new app Jelly, but ended up talking a bit about Twitter as well. His time at Twitter and the people he worked with there are apparently having …

Biz Stone Thinks Story In ‘Hatching Twitter’ Is Fair, Admits He Didn’t Read The Whole Thing Biz Stone Thinks Story In ‘Hatching Twitter’ Is Fair, Admits He Didn’t Read The Whole Thing

Twitter and Jelly co-founder Biz Stone appeared on Bloomberg Television today to mostly talk about Jelly, but he also talked a bit about Twitter. As you may know, Nick Bilton recently wrote a book called Hatching Twitter about the founding …

A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack
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In gee-that’s-terrifying news, as much as one fifth of the German population is at risk after a massive email hack that targeted .de addresses. Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security announced that passwords and “other details” of 16 million email …

New ‘Call of Duty’ DLC Trailer Makes “CODnapping” a Thing
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Activision is well-known for creating live-action trailers for its Call of Duty series, and Call of Duty: Ghosts has been no exception. Megan Fox and other celebrities have starred in ad for the latest Call of Duty game, and today …

Jelly Had Twice As Many Accounts In Three Days As Twitter Had In A Year Jelly Had Twice As Many Accounts In Three Days As Twitter Had In A Year

Biz stone did an interview with Bloomberg TV today. Among other things, he revealed that Jelly may get a search feature in the future, and search might be how it ultimately monetizes the app. Stone also revealed that Jelly had …

You May Be 3D Printing Your Own Clothes By The End Of 2014 You May Be 3D Printing Your Own Clothes By The End Of 2014
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In early 2013, Objet partnered with fashion designer Iris Van Herpen to create a 3D printed dress. It was certainly a perfect fit for the world of high fashion where functionality means nothing and art is everything. For those who …

Stone: Jelly Will Probably Get A Search Feature, And Search Is Probably How It Will Monetize Stone: Jelly Will Probably Get A Search Feature, And Search Is Probably How It Will Monetize

Biz Stone appeared on Bloomberg Television today to talk about Jelly. Bloomberg is sharing the interview, which gives us some insight into some possible directions Stone and his team may take the app in. Users have been wondering who all …

Warren Buffet Backs $1B Perfect Bracket Challenge
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With the financial insuring of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, Quicken Loans is running a contest that nobody will win. Buy holy moly, wouldn’t it be a hell of a thing to win. It’s called the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket …

2013 Temperatures Tie For Seventh Warmest

Though much of the U.S. is currently experiencing cold temperatures and snow, it turns out that the previous year has easily made it into the top 10 warmest years since 1880. NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) today released …

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Microsoft Again Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Microsoft Again

The Syrian Electronic Army has hacked a Microsoft blog again. You may recall earlier this month when the organization gained control of the company’s official Skype blog and Skype social media accounts. At the time, it advised readers against using …

Nintendo May Be Already Working On Next-Gen Hardware [Rumor]
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Late last week, Nintendo admitted that the Wii U is a flop. Unless the company can turn it around, it looks like the company will have another Gamecube on its hands for the next few years. While the company is …

Large-Smartphone Market to Continue Growth Large-Smartphone Market to Continue Growth

Though it seems smartphone sizes may have topped out in the 6-inch range, it appears that consumers are still eager for large smartphone screen sizes. Market research firm Juniper Research today released a new report predicting that over 120 million …

Facebook Sociology: You’re More Likely to Post a Status If You See a Bunch of Statuses from Friends Facebook Sociology: You’re More Likely to Post a Status If You See a Bunch of Statuses from Friends

Facebook is always screwing around with their news feed algorithms, or what they call “trying to show you better, more relevant content.” It’s not like Facebook isn’t constantly tweaking this, but they’ve been doing it a lot lately – or …

Facebook To Show Users Less Text Status Updates From Pages Facebook To Show Users Less Text Status Updates From Pages

Last month, Facebook launched what some considered to be its “Panda update”. The company revealed that it had tweaked the News Feed algorithm to promote higher quality content, and essentially give more weight to news stories over memes and similar …

Jennifer Lawrence Hates Spoilers As Much as Everyone Else

If you’re trying to avoid spoilers for, let’s say, Homeland, and the first thing you do is jump on Twitter, well, you’re an idiot who deserves all the anguish that befalls you. But if you’re just having a conversation with …

AT&T Now Allows Current Subscribers to Upgrade to “Next” AT&T Now Allows Current Subscribers to Upgrade to “Next”

AT&T today announced that it has eased up on the requirements for its Next plans. The carrier will now allow current AT&T subscribers to enjoy the same Next plans that new subscribers do. The new policy applies to all AT&T …

Netflix Shares A Couple ‘Mitt’ Clips In Which Romney Discusses Debates And His Concession Speech Netflix Shares A Couple ‘Mitt’ Clips In Which Romney Discusses Debates And His Concession Speech

Netflix has just released a couple of clips from its upcoming documentary Mitt, which follows former presidential candidate Mitt Romney on the campaign trail. The film just premiered at Sundance, where Romney himself made a surprise appearance. You can see …

GoDaddy Expands To Latin America GoDaddy Expands To Latin America

Emerging markets are where it’s at these days. While there’s still plenty of small businesses in mature markets in the U.S. and Western Europe, companies are now targeting small businesses in emerging markets to take advantage of the explosive growth …

Barbarella TV Series Finds Home at Amazon Studios Barbarella TV Series Finds Home at Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios has just signed on for a new series based on sci-fi heroine Barbarella, reports Deadline. Barbarella got her start as the title character in an early 60s French comic from author Jean-Claude Forest. In 1968, she hit the …

Verizon to Acquire Intel’s IP TV Initiative Verizon to Acquire Intel’s IP TV Initiative

In 2012 it was revealed that Intel was looking to enter the TV industry in force, bringing streaming IPTV and a change to the way cable subscriptions work. Like Apple’s rumored TV plans, however, Intel’s TV ambitions were thwarted by …

Yelp And SBA Team Up On Online Reviews Initiative Yelp And SBA Team Up On Online Reviews Initiative
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Yelp and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have teamed up to launch the Success With Online Reviews initiative, which kicked off last week at the New York Stock Exchange. “Sharing what you dig and what you don’t is nothing …