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Five children dead in air strike on school in Syria's Aleppo …
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Beirut (AFP) – A Syrian regime air strike hit a school in the main northern city of Aleppo on Sunday killing five children and four other civilians, a…

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Nest CEO steps down after employees pushed for his exit     – CNET
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The smart home device maker hasn’t had an easy time under Google, including discontent over leadership and a potential sale to Amazon in 2016.

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We Put A Monkey In Front Of A Keyboard And You Won’t Believe What Happened Next
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 Years ago, when TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington was dreaming up ideas for what the original Crunchies statuette would look like, he drew inspiration from 2001: A Space Odyssey. In particular, that scene in the early part of the movie in which the apes start using bones as tools and weapons for the first time. Years […]

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9 Big Unanswered Questions About Twitter Moments
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 Riddle me this. Why won’t people just ignore Twitter’s new Moments tab? How will Moments make money? Will Twitter pay publishers that create them? Today Twitter launched Moments, its way to easily follow current events that could help it seduce new users and revive those who never got hooked. But there’s a lot of uncertainty […]

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Scentee's smelly smartphone notifications are now available worldwide
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If you were crestfallen when you heard that Scentee’s fragrance-emitting smartphone add-on would be hard to get outside of Japan, you can relax — it’s now available worldwide through the company’s site. The perfume plug-in sells for $35 by itself …

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Bubble warning: High valuations and late-stage rounds tell …
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Venture and growth stage technology companies have been a major beneficiary of easy money and the hunt for return. The relative outperformance of Web 2.0 names from 2008-2009 enhanced interest in all things web tech …

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Geeking Out on the 20th Anniversary of Weezer's The Blue Album
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Buckle that nostalgia-seatbelt: Weezer’s debut, The Blue Album, came out 20 years ago today. And in the two decades since, being geeky has gone from socially crippling to almost cool. Read more…

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Cash-hungry Google chief upgrades advertising veeps
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Pinch me, Pichai! Android chaps promoted, too Google’s recently-uploaded chief Sundar Pichai has made his first big management changes to the ad giant since assuming the top dog role in August.…

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Apple Puts Its User-Friendly Stamp on Fancy iPhone 7 Cameras
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Apple raised the ante for cameras in flagship phones with the announcement of its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Others already have taken the dual-camera approach to smartphone photography — notably HTC, LG and Huawei. “While it’s not the first dual camera mounted in a smartphone, it’s on par with the others in terms […]

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