Technology and Money

This Is Satya Nadella’s Twitter Account
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After five months of Microsoft CEO purgatory, we’re finally reaching a climax: It’s most likely going to be Microsoft enterprise head Satya Nadella, though everyone except Larry Page wants it to be Google’s Sundar Pichai (kidding). While we don’t know for sure whether Nadella will be the future CEO of Microsoft, we do know that @satyanadella is […]

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Viber's a Worthy Alternative to Outgoing GrooveIP
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Google has been clamping down on third-party apps that ride piggyback on its Google Voice telephony service. A merger between Google Voice and Hangouts this year will result in the shuttering of an open protocol exploited by apps that used the Google Voice service for free SMS texting and VoIP calling. The days of free […]

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A Bastard Named Ballute
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We just initiated the Ballute design-phase and we have already created the very first prototype which seems like a promising try-out model. For those of you have not familiar with the bizarre object known as a ballute – it is …     

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Challenger and the Diminishment of the NASA Space Program
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We are in a time of solemn NASA anniversaries. On 27 January 1967, the Apollo 1 (AS-204) fire claimed the lives of astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee. Their deaths slowed Apollo’s breakneck pace, helping to ensure …     

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About That Tainted Seafood from Texas
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In some parts of Texas, toxins are making their way through major waterways and into the seafood sold around the country. Wired Science blogger Deborah Blum takes a look at what’s going on.     

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The Getty and Google Unleash Free Art — And Your Creative Potential
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Open sharing has been around forever, accelerating progress in diverse fields. Computing (e.g., Homebrew Computer Club), code (open source), and even academic publishing (“open access”, which goes beyond peer review) are just a few that have multiplied their social impact …     

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It’s Time to Take Mesh Networks Seriously (And Not Just for the Reasons You Think)
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The internet is weak, yet we keep ignoring that fact. Which is why I believe it’s time to reconsider the potential of mesh networking, and make mesh networks a reality. Not just because of their obvious benefits, but also because …     

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Regulating 23andMe to Death Won’t Stop the New Age of Genetic Testing
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23andMe is an example of what we call a ‘big bang disruption’. Often, incumbents’ only competitive response — or the only one they can think of — is to run to the regulators. And when technologies improve exponentially the incremental …     

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Facebook's Reader App, Called Paper, Is Official–and It's Beautiful
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After much speculative rumor, Facebook this morning announced the arrival of a new standalone iPhone app called Paper. Read more…     

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