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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,...

This Device Could Detect Dozens of Cancers With a Single Blood Test — Early detection, we're often told, is the surest way to beat cancer. It's the reason why, year after year, men and women of a certain age dutifully visit their doctors and undergo uncomfortable tests to screen for things like prostate and breast cancer. But what about the other hundred or so types of cancer out...

Maxine Williams uses code teaching programs, women’s mentorship to improve diversity in tech culture. — This article originally appeared in Wired. When you question the lack of diversity in the tech world, you often get the same response. It goes something like this: Tech companies are predominantly white and male, not because tech companies are racist or sexist, but because most applicants for tech jobs are white men....

Wall Street Kingpin Carl Icahn Says Apple Is Massively Undervalued — Billionaire investor and Wall Street activist Carl Icahn believes Apple is massively undervalued. And so, in a letter posted on his website Thursday, Icahn urged the Cupertino-based company to do something about it by using its "excessive liquidity" to buy back shares of Apple stock.
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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!

Oct 16, 2014

RT @jessleber: Doctors Without Borders (@MSF) and @Matternet are testing delivery #drones to help battle a raging #TB epidemic…

Oct 16, 2014

.@alexisohanian calls broadband fees "legal extortion" at Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit #BBGNBT

Oct 15, 2014

Well this interminable visit from a @TWC repair man is not not persuading me to cut the cord.

Oct 15, 2014

Sad and so true. What's Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola by @sophie_kleeman… via @MicNews

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