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Staff Writer — Wired
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Using Data to Take the Guesswork Out of Getting Pregnant

wired.com — Imagine this scenario: Rita and Dennis are trying to have a baby. Rita is 41. Dennis is 39. They've been trying to conceive naturally for 15 months and have had one miscarriage.

Spotify Wants to Fill an Entertainment Gap That Isn’t There

wired.com — Spotify really, really wants you to know it's not just an app for streaming music anymore. To prove it, the, er, music-streaming company today announced a slew of new features that will now be accessible within the Spotify app, including video content, podcasts, and even original running music created by Spotify to match your individual running tempo.

Farmers Business Ventures uses big data to empower farmers to make better decisions.

slate.com — Say you're a farmer and you want to test a new brand of seed that one of your vendors has been hyping. You may plant a test plot in spring, but you won't see results until fall, and then, of course, you'll want to test it again for a few...

Apple, Google and More Bring Privacy Fears to Obama

wired.com — Tech giants including Apple, Google, and others believe government would be putting American citizens at risk if it required tech companies to build a back door for law enforcement, and now they've issued a letter to President Obama, urging him to prevent such a move from Congress.

How Farmers Can Use Data to Push Back Against Big Ag

wired.com — Say you're a farmer and you want to test a new brand of seed that one of your vendors has been hyping. You may plant a test plot in spring, but you won't see results until fall, and then, of course, you'll want to test it again for a few more seasons to ensure you're seeing a pattern and not a fluke.

Airbnb arrives in Cuba

cnn.com — The lodging rental startup announced in a blog post in February that it's expanding to Cuba, offering travelers 1,000 homes to choose from. The move makes Airbnb one of the first tech companies to capitalize on the improving diplomatic relations between the neighboring countries, but it won't be the last, as American businesses across the country eye Cuba as a potential source of growth.

Carl Icahn Calls $100 Million Lyft Investment 'a Bargain'

wired.com — If you are the kind of person who would never call spending $100 million on something a bargain, then you must not be Carl Icahn. Today, the billionaire investor, best known for throwing his weight around to get his way with some of the world's biggest companies, announced he's investing $100 million dollars in the ride-sharing startup Lyft.

It's Too Easy for Trolls to Game Twitter's Anti-Abuse Tools

wired.com — Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has said that kicking trolls off the platform is one of his top priorities this year, and recently, the company has made some changes to its policies to accomplish that goal. But a new study from a group called Women Action Media proves just how tough a task eradicating harassment will be.

How This Startup Built Its Own GitHub for Kids

wired.com — For Alex Klein, online forums were not an altogether friendly place to get an education in coding. As a kid, he says he would peruse the sites and ask for help where he needed it, only to be met with constant criticism from members of the community.

Google Courts the World’s Teachers With Huge Web Conference

wired.com — Google wants schools to use its products, but more than that, it wants to ensure they use them in the right way. Which is why today, the search giant kicked off an international web conference called Education on Air, which will convene some 43,000 educators from 12 different countries over the course of the next two days.
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May 20, 2015

Spotify is now making running music?? With Tiesto? Ok.

May 20, 2015

RT @piercedavid: Spotify is basically launching Snapchat Discover… for Spotify

May 20, 2015

Spotify is showing off its new video features featuring @nerdist and @vicenews

May 19, 2015

RT @NBCNightlyNews: Los Angeles City Council approves raising minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 nbcnews.to/1FmwHw2 @NBCLA pic.twitter.com/8a8z5YDg31

May 19, 2015

Google backs Farmers Business Network to help farmers push back against big ag: wired.com/2015/05/farmer… @WIRED

May 13, 2015

RT @KimZetter: Pro tip for PR folks: please research the beats that tech journalists cover and pitch ONLY topics specific to those beats.

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