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Silicon Valley May Be Friendlier to Female Execs Than It Seems, Study Says — Silicon Valley's gender problem is no longer a dirty little secret. Tech firms have of late been more than transparent about their poor gender diversity, and they've sworn to do better. And yet, one surprising study shows that, compared to the rest of the country, Silicon Valley is pretty friendly toward female executives.

Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Urges Fans to 'Be Curious' — Stephen Hawking is exploring yet another bizarre and fascinating part of our universe that stretches the very idea of reality: Facebook. On Friday, Hawking posted his first Facebook status update. "I have always wondered what makes the universe exist. Time and space may forever be a mystery, but that has not stopped my pursuit," the renowned British physicist wrote Friday morning.

New Tablet Case Recognizes Sign Language and Translates It Into Text — When you're deaf, finding a job isn't easy. The trickiest part, explains Ryan Hait Campbell, is the interview. "You're not required to tell an employer you're deaf until the interview, but sometimes, they're a little shocked," says Campbell, who has been deaf since birth. "They don't know how to handle it."

Snapchat Ads Are Heading Your Way This Weekend — It's happened to Twitter. And Tumblr. And Instagram. And now, Snapchat's day has finally come. Beginning this weekend, the ephemeral messaging app will start rolling out paid advertisements for the first time. The startup announced the news on its blog Friday afternoon, admitting that the introduction of advertisements on the app was bound to "feel a little weird at first."

Going Global? The Growing Movement to Let Kids Learn Just by Tinkering — What would happen if you took a stack of tablet computers to a tiny schoolhouse in a remote part of Ghana and asked a group of fifth graders - who have never used a computer or the internet before - to use the mysterious devices to figure out the answer to a few basic questions?

The Great TV Unbundling Has Begun. But Be Careful What You Wish For

Down With Cable! Why HBO Is Finally Launching a Standalone Streaming Service — Rejoice, cord cutters. HBO has announced it will launch its own online video streaming service next year, no cable TV subscription needed. Until now, HBO's streaming service, HBO GO, has required users to have an HBO subscription, but in an investor meeting on Wednesday, HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler acknowledged that this model excludes...

New York's Bitcoin Regulations May Not Kill Startups After All — New York's bitcoin regulations may not be as onerous as many have feared. In a speech at Cardozo Law School in New York on Tuesday night, Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of financial services for the state of New York, said that the state will not require digital-currency software developers to have a license, as it had...

Google Express Expands as the Search Giant Doubles Down on Shopping — Google has been testing its same-day delivery service, Google Shopping Express, in cities like San Francisco, New York City, and Los Angeles, for about a year now. Now, thanks to the success of those trials, the company is expanding the service to Chicago, Boston, and Washington D.C.

The Next Big Thing You Missed: The Space Race Will Breed a New Wave of Data Startups — When it comes to opportunities for innovation in the space industry, the sky is not the limit. The limit is the universe. Billions of dollars are now being spent on the burgeoning commercial space industry. From SpaceX rockets to Virgin Galactic's space hotels to Planet Labs' micro satellites, this technology promises to let astronauts, businesses,...
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Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

RT @lmoses: Reporters get 38,000 emails a year. 26,000 of those are PR pitches: @HarvardBiz…

Oct 21, 2014

This super impressive tablet case by @MotionSavvy understands sign language and acts as an interpreter for the deaf:…

Oct 20, 2014

So glad @MarcusWohlsen worked the word "Beliebing" into this story on how @justinbieber could thwart Instagram's ads:

Oct 17, 2014

@gilbertjasono congrats! you're my lucky number 2,000th follower. nice meeting you today!

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