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So, Arkansas Is Leading the Learn to Code Movement — Arkansas may be one of the last states that comes to mind when you think of major hubs of tech talent. And yet, last month, it became the first to pass a truly comprehensive law requiring all public and charter high schools to offer computer science courses to students, beating better known tech centers like California and New York to the punch.

Startup Raises $40M to Keep Small Businesses' Cash Flowing — It takes money to make money, so the saying goes. Which is why, for so many small businesses, the sometimes months-long gap between filing an invoice and actually getting paid can spell death when you're already barely scraping by.

Watch Out, Comcast: Apple May Soon Launch a Live TV Service — Apple may soon join the ranks of CBS, HBO, and DISH Network with the launch of its own web TV service, which would allow viewers to stream live television from select channels, without a cable package.

X Prize Launches Spinoff to Fix More of Humanity's Problems — The X Prize Foundation is in the business of big bets. The non-profit organization, which runs multimillion-dollar prize competitions to address some of the world's biggest challenges, has spurred the development of truly transformative technologies, like SpaceShipOne, which completed the first private manned spaceflight in 2004.

New Facebook Rules Reveal Complexity of Policing 1.39 Billion Users — Once upon a time, governing the Facebook community was relatively simple, because users-mostly American college students-shared at least some cultural context for what was and wasn't acceptable. But now Facebook's 1.39 billion users span a range of ages, ethnicities, religions, gender identities, and nationalities, and Facebook's ability to create a space that meets everyone's definition of "safe" increasingly has been called into question.

This Woman Wants to Take Common Folk to Space-In a Balloon — Jane Poynter has a mesmerizing way of describing what it will be like to be shuttled to the ends of the Earth in the souped-up space balloon being developed by her company, World View. You'll arrive at the launch site predawn, Poynter says, and step inside a comfortable capsule with a few other passengers.

Alibaba Said to Be Investing $200 Million in Snapchat — Snapchat's star continues to rise, and now, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is hoping to hitch a ride. According to anonymous sources cited by Bloomberg, Alibaba is in the process of investing $200 million in the messaging service, at a $15 billion valuation.

Doctors on This Site Rate Drugs to Give Patients More Power — Online reviews are every business's nightmare and every consumer's obsession. We rely on them as we scour restaurants on Yelp, search for power tools on Amazon, choose movies on Netflix, and shop for artisanal jewelry on Etsy. But when it comes to prescription medication, too often, we take what our doctors give us, no questions asked.

Report: CIA Has Tried For Years to Break Into Apple Gear — The CIA has been working with security researchers to hack into Apple's technology since long before we all carried Apple devices around in our pockets. That's according to a new report from The Intercept, based on documents supplied by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Obama Has a $100M Plan to Fill the Tech Talent Shortage — Businesses in the US are on a hiring spree, but jobs that require tech skills sit open-500,000 in all. It's that gap that the Obama administration hopes to close with its new $100 million TechHire Initiative, announced by the president today.
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Mar 26, 2015

RT @spencerwoodman: Amazon is requiring its *temporary* warehouse workers to sign strict and far-reaching noncompete agreements:…

Mar 25, 2015

@PesceNic you'd never catch a member of @NSYNC dropping out. guess they just don't make boy bands like they used to.

Mar 25, 2015

@piercedavid beware. just transferred my TWC cable and my bill jumped from $140 a month to $639. still trying to get it fixed a month later.

Mar 19, 2015

“This scandal was brought to you by the digital revolution." @MonicaLewinsky urges end to online abuse at #TED2015:…

Mar 19, 2015

RT @SoulRevision: It doesn't matter to me whether #MarteseJohnson was an honor student or not. He's human. Deserving of humane treatment, not brutality.

Mar 18, 2015

RT @daveyalba: Facebook Sued for Sexism by Ex-Worker Repped by Pao Lawyers… via @WIRED

Mar 18, 2015

.@jessiwrites on Emily White's departure from @Snapchat, and why Snapchat doesn't think it needs a "resident adult"…

Mar 17, 2015

RT @WIRED: Watch out, Comcast. Apple may soon launch a live TV service

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