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Android Founder Departs Google, Continuing Executive Shakeup — The shakeups at Google continue. A week after the tech giant reorganized its top management, Andy Rubin, Google's head of robotics and former head of Android, has confirmed that he is stepping down from the company to launch a new incubator for hardware startups.

Why Tim Cook's 'Proud to Be Gay' Essay Means So Much to the Workplace — Apple CEO Tim Cook became the first openly gay CEO on the Fortune 500 list on Thursday, after publicly acknowledging his sexuality with a personal essay published to the web. The move was widely heralded as the start of a new chapter for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in the workplace-and for good reason.

Tim Cook Tells the World 'I'm Proud to Be Gay' — Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken a major step toward breaking what many call "the glass closet," openly admitting in a new personal essay that he's "proud to be gay." In the essay published Thursday by Businessweek , Cook acknowledges that while he's open about his sexuality with friends and colleagues and has never denied it publicly, he hasn't acknowledged it publicly until now.

FCC Proposes New Rule to Make All Your Cord Cutting Fantasies Come True — In just the latest sign that the future of television is online, the Federal Communications Commission has proposed a new rule that would let internet TV providers license television content just like cable and satellite companies do.

Like the Fire Phone, Amazon's Fire TV Stick May Be Too Little, Too Late — Amazon just unveiled its Fire TV Stick, a device that plugs into the back of a television, letting people tap the internet for shows, movies, and other content from Amazon's own Prime Instant Video service as well as competing services like NetFlix and Hulu.

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?
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Oct 30, 2014

RT @sarahfrier: $TWTR CEO in July: "Hopefully this will be the team we have in place for a long time"… Now:…

Oct 30, 2014

Can't wait for the day when this isn't news, but still, cool moment in time. Tim Cook: "I"m Proud to Be Gay"… @WIRED

Oct 27, 2014

From June through August, @hrw interviewed 30 individuals who were abducted by Boko Haram. This is what they found:…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @TYFofficial: .@stephwu's novel #TheRoommates illustrates a combo of the crazy and the 'soul sister' roomies. See why we love it at

Oct 24, 2014

Just a PSA for any fellow perfume addicts out there. @Scentbird is Birchbox for perfumes. Got my first sample, and it's pretty darn perfect.

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:

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