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Understanding Tech Penetration In Latin America
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 It’s pretty telling that Mark Zuckerberg, didn’t chose Beijing, London or Dubai, to have the first Facebook overseas town-hall meeting. He chose a place that 10 years ago, few people in Silicon Valley knew much about, and much less regarded as a player in technology. He chose …you guessed it…Latin America. Read More

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Will The Next Generation of Displays Be 3D?
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In a few short years, touchscreens have revolutionized the way we interact with technology. But to make the best use of our senses, the next generation of displays will not be flat, but have 3-dimensional, reconfigurable surfaces. Read more…

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The Apple Watch as Bullsh*t Filter? We Can Only Hope
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In “iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch,” David Pierce doesn’t reveal any serious secrets — because Apple never does — but he does illuminate the early days of the Apple Watch, centering on an interview with Kevin Lynch, Apple’s vice president of technology. It’s an interesting read for sure — an easy […]

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Pinterest Acquires Team From Hike Labs, Including Google Reader, Blogger Veteran Jason Shellen
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 Pinterest today scored two notable new hires with the acquisition of a small, two-person startup known as Hike Labs, which had been developing a mobile publishing application called Drafty. But Pinterest says this was not a technology deal – rather, the company was interested in gaining the expertise of Hike Labs’ co-founders Jason Shellen and Mike Demers. Shellen, you […]

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There’s A $10 Billion Opportunity As Marketing Hits The Big Time
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 Marketing is no longer the forgotten stepchild of enterprise software. Traditionally underserved and under-penetrated, marketing is finally receiving its fair share of attention by technologists, founders and investors alike. Gartner famously predicted CMOs would spend more on IT than CIOs by 2017. IDC estimates $32.4 billion in marketing technology spending by 2018, growing at 12.4 […]

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India's Tussle With Internet Freedom
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The Supreme Court of India last week struck down a law that curtailed the freedom of online speech. The law permitted arrests for posting “offensive” content online. The highest court in India ruled that Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act was unconstitutional, and in its ruling said it had no hesitation in striking it […]

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Short and Sweet: Why Modern Molecular Biology Needs Oligos
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DNA sequencing and synthesis are two sides of the same coin, the “read” and “write” functions of genetic material. The field and its requisite technology took off in the 1990s with the Human Genome Project’s effort to sequence billions of bases and unlock a new era of genetically informed medicine. The resulting science is still […]

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Amazon Tests Delivery Drones At Secret Canada Site After US Frustration
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An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from The Guardian: Amazon is testing its drone delivery service at a secret site in Canada, following repeated warnings by the e-commerce giant that it would go outside the U.S. to bypass what it sees as the U.S. federal government’s lethargic approach to the new technology. The largest internet […]

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40 years of gadgets come out to play
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An exhibit in New York reunites stars from technology’s past — from the “laptop” that’s heavier than an automobile tire to computers you don’t even need to touch — and puts them at your fingertips.

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