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Tim Cook says Apple is 'closer than it's ever been' to new product category

Master of Zeno's Paradox RT @verge: Tim Cook says Apple is "closer than it's ever been" to a new product category vrge.co/1pti3he
RT @verge: Tim Cook says Apple is "closer than it's ever been" to a new product category vrge.co/1pti3he
Also, "to orgasm" RT @verge: Tim Cook says Apple is "closer than it's ever been" to a new product category vrge.co/1pti3he

More than a social network: Facebook aims to be the source for breaking news

theverge.com — Facebook has always been filled with "news," just not the kind you'd find in a daily newspaper. Recently, however, Facebook had made several moves to shift the content of your News Feed towards hard news - towards providing the RSS-like news experience people never knew they wanted.
The Verge - Facebook Newswire aims to be a primary source for journalists vrge.co/1pt9m6J
RT @verge: Facebook Newswire aims to be a primary source for journalists vrge.co/1pt9m6J
RT @verge: Facebook Newswire aims to be a primary source for journalists vrge.co/1pt9m6J

Google, Microsoft and Facebook launch $3.6 million project to stop the next Heartbleed

theverge.com — The sudden chaos of the Heartbleed bug drove home just how much of the web relies on the OpenSSL standard, and just how little was being spent to maintain it. But in the aftermath, some of the biggest players in tech are coming together to change that, and hopefully spot the next Heartbleed before it can wreak quite as much havoc.
RT @russellbrandom: Google, Microsoft, Facebook and others have started a $3.6 million project to stop the next Heartbleed. theverge.com/2014/4/24/5646…
Google, Microsoft, Facebook and others have started a $3.6 million project to stop the next Heartbleed. theverge.com/2014/4/24/5646…
RT @verge: Google, Microsoft and Facebook launch $4 million project to stop the next Heartbleed vrge.co/1psUkhh

FCC attempts to clarify new net neutrality plan but fails

theverge.com — FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has just published a blog post that expands on a statement he gave last night on the topics of net neutrality and an open internet. Earlier yesterday, The Wall Street Journal issued a troubling report alleging that the FCC will soon propose new rules that effectively spell the end of net neutrality.

IFTTT comes to Android

theverge.com — IFTTT, or the app formerly known as If This Then That, just launched a native Android app optimized for phone and tablet-sized screens. IFTTT lets users mash up different services into "recipes" that can do things like automatically download new Facebook photos you're tagged in to Dropbox, send starred emails to Evernote, or call you in response to a text message so you can escape a bad date.
RT @hamburger: IFTTT seems built for Android. it can silence your ring tone as soon as you connect to office Wifi vrge.co/1ptiZlE
IFTTT seems built for Android. it can silence your ring tone as soon as you connect to office Wifi vrge.co/1ptiZlE

FBI informant directed cyberattacks on Iran, Pakistan and Syria

theverge.com — Hector Xavier Monsegur, also known as Sabu, is already infamous among Anonymous members as an FBI informant, but new documents uncovered by The New York Times suggest he may have been directing offensive actions for the government against government websites for Iran, Pakistan and Syria.
RT @carlfranzen: Anonymous leader/FBI informant Sabu led cyberattacks on Iran, Pakistan and Syria vrge.co/1gTzUVn via @russellbrandom cc @YourAnonNews
Anonymous leader/FBI informant Sabu led cyberattacks on Iran, Pakistan and Syria vrge.co/1gTzUVn via @russellbrandom cc @YourAnonNews

Facebook now has more than a billion mobile users every month

theverge.com — Facebook reported its first-quarter earnings today, posting revenues of $2.5 billion and earnings per share of 34 cents. That's a big improvement over the same quarter last year, when it reported $1.45 billion in revenues and earnings of 9 cents per share, with revenue up 71 percent.
RT @dberkowitz: Facebook now has more than a billion mobile users every month vrge.co/1prxdnj via @verge - yes, that's cool
RT @benpopper: Wow. Facebook earns nearly twice as much per US user as it did one year ago. Apparently the ads are working. theverge.com/2014/4/23/5644…
In the U.S. and Canada, $FB now makes $5.18 advertising revenue per user, an increase of 80+ percent from a year ago. bit.ly/1nH9lau
RT @benpopper: Wow. Facebook earns nearly twice as much per US user as it did one year ago. Apparently the ads are working. theverge.com/2014/4/23/5644…
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President Obama plays soccer with a Japanese robot

theverge.com — President Obama is in Japan on a state visit right now, and he's been making some high-tech new friends. Honda's humanoid robot Asimo was on hand at Tokyo's Miraikan science museum - previously host to the colossal Kuratas mech - to demonstrate its soccer abilities.
Pres. Obama plays soccer with a Japanese robot, calls it "pretty impressive...a little scary...too lifelike" vrge.co/1gSYWUt

Andy Warhol's Amiga computer art found 30 years later

theverge.com — The Andy Warhol Museum has recovered a set of images, doodles, and photos created by the seminal pop artist on a Commodore Amiga home computer. The artworks, made by Warhol as part of a collaboration with Commodore Amiga, had been stranded on Amiga floppy disks for almost twenty years after the artist saved them in the mid-1980s.
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Fine dining: what if Apple and Prada made luxury food?

theverge.com — A product's packaging has a lot of power over buyers, and designer Peddy Mergui wants both consumers and those in his field to start recognizing that. In an exhibition titled Wheat is Wheat is Wheat , Mergui wraps over a dozen basic food products - from eggs to coffee to salami - in high-end designers' patterns and big brands' famous packagings in order to elicit reactions based on brand recognition.

Confide brings its beautiful self-destructing messages to Android

theverge.com — "Snapchat for business" was a joke that was always bound to become reality. It's not just texting-crazy teenagers who benefit from avoiding a paper trail - grown adults already go to great lengths not to put things in writing.
If you like to talk trash all day, as I do, I highly recommend @GetConfide. It’s now on Android! theverge.com/2014/4/24/5644…

MIT algorithm predicts how popular your Instagram photo will be

theverge.com — If you want more Instagram likes, don't take photos of spatulas, golf carts, or space heaters. That's a bit of advice from Aditya Khosla, a PhD candidate at MIT's prestigious Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab.
Before you post a photo, upload it here and let MIT algorithm tell you how popular it will be: vrge.co/1ptjxYQ via @adrjeffries

Facebook acquires company behind Moves fitness app

theverge.com — The team behind Moves, a fitness tracker app on iOS and Android, is joining Facebook. "Since we launched Moves, we've been focused on running a simple and clean activity diary that millions of people have enjoyed using," the company said in a blog post today.

Microsoft OneDrive

theverge.com — Every influential figure has a story and this new series, Chronicles, will tell those stories from the point of view of six prominent individuals: sharing their first success, their first failure, and their most profound moments as only they could.
I'm not going to apologise for sick ads like this! RT @verge Todd Jones is revolutionizing action sports filmmaking theverge.com/sponsored/micr…

Leica taps Audi's design team for new mirrorless camera

theverge.com — The traditionalist camera maker moves into the modern world of photography with a bold new design Leica is best known for being a traditionalist camera company. It took years for it to release a digital version of its revered M rangefinder, and it's one of the few camera companies left that still produces film cameras, the designs of which have gone largely unchanged for 60 years.