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Thursday
Jul162015

An Identity Thief Explains the Art of Emptying Your Bank Account

[Link] : Nightfall in Minsk means Dmitry Naskovets begins working the phone. At 24, Naskovets is tall and skinny, and still looks like the college kid he recently was. He’s in his apartment’s…
Thursday
Jul162015

Pluto’s Portrait From New Horizons: Ice Mountains and No Craters

[NyTimes] : "LAUREL, Md. — The first close-up image of Pluto has revealed mountains as tall as the Rockies, and an absence of craters — discoveries that, to their delight, baffled scientists working"

Thursday
Jul162015

Shoppers Frustrated Over Amazon Prime Day

[Link] : Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. Prime Day is in full swing, but despite Amazon’s intense promotional onsla…
Wednesday
Jul152015

Uber’s Manhattan Invasion Is Killing the Loan Market for Taxis

[Link] : Cabbies aren’t the only ones feeling the heat from Uber Technologies Inc.’s incursion into New York City. Their lenders are, too. Taxi companies typically borrow against the value of…
Tuesday
Jul142015

Uber Out of the Running for Here, Nokia’s Digital Mapping Service

[NyTimes] : "Uber has made no secret of its global ambitions. The company’s plans, however, will not include the multibillion-dollar purchase of Here, the main competitor to Google Maps.Uber, the"

Tuesday
Jul142015

The Bicycle and the Ride to Modern America

[NyTimes] : "On May 10, 1884, midway through his 48th year, Samuel L. Clemens reluctantly “confessed to age” by wearing glasses for the first time. That same day, the celebrated writer better known"

Tuesday
Jul142015

Should Americans Work More? To Hit 4 Percent Growth, We Would Have To

[NyTimes] : "Jeb Bush said last week that Americans would “need to work longer hours” if we’re going to meet his ambitious target of 4 percent real annual economic growth — nearly"

Monday
Jul132015

Facebook security lead wants Adobe to say when it's killing Flash

[Link] : by Jon Fingas | @jonfingas |…
Monday
Jul132015

Pixar's Scientific Method

[Link] : Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar and president of animation at Pixar and Walt Disney, hopes that “The Science Behind Pixar,” at the Boston Museum of Science, will interest children in…
Sunday
Jul122015

Empathy Is Actually a Choice

[NyTimes] : "ONE death is a tragedy. One million is a statistic.You’ve probably heard this saying before. It is thought to capture an unfortunate truth about empathy: While a single crying child or injured"

Sunday
Jul122015

Stewart Butterfield of Slack: Is Empathy on Your Résumé?

[NyTimes] : "This interview with Stewart Butterfield, the co-founder and chief executive of Slack, a communication service for businesses, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.Q. What were some early"

Saturday
Jul112015

A big leak of hacking tools is 'causing a bit of mayhem right now'

[Link] : A hefty cache of hacking tools were leaked to the masses this week when the controversial surveillance company Hacking Team was breached and 500 GB of its files were released for download on Twitter.…
Saturday
Jul112015

Meet the companies 'Uberfying' America's private jet market

[Link] : The transportation industry has gone through significant changes over the past few years, however most of them affected rides on the ground. Uber, Lyft and BlaBlaCar, as well as newcomers like…
Friday
Jul102015

Stop Designing for Millennials

[Link] : It seems like every company is trying to tap into the Millennial market. And for good reason: this year, Pew is predicting they will overtake the Baby Boomers in number, with around 75 million people…
Friday
Jul102015

Hacking Team Shows the World How Not to Stockpile Exploits

[Link] : Getty Images Bank robber Willie Sutton’s famous line about why he robs banks—“because that’s where the money is”—was particularly apt this week after the…
Friday
Jul102015

Reinventing Google for a Mobile World

[NyTimes] : "Amit Singhal, Google’s search chief, oversees the 200 or so factors that determine where websites rank in the company’s search engine, which means he decides if your website lives or"

Friday
Jul102015

Hacking of Government Computers Exposed 21.5 Million People

[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday revealed that 21.5 million people were swept up in a colossal breach of government computer systems that was far more damaging than initially"

Friday
Jul102015

Like Google and Facebook, Twitter Designs Its Own Computer Servers

[Link] : Twitter is a reflection of Google. At least in one very big way. You just can’t see it. Yes, Twitter offers a social network that delivers an endless stream of mini-messages, while Google…
Friday
Jul102015

Wealthfront:Silicon Valley Tech at Wall Street Prices

[Link] : Somewhere in the Bay Area, a developer teeters on the edge of insanity.For the last 60 hours, he’s been A/B testing one word against another (“Get” or “Buy!” or “Install”?), one screenshot against…
Tuesday
Jul072015

Who Owns Your Steps?

[Link] : View this image › Fitbit / Via fitbit.com…