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Former Android chief Andy Rubin leaving Google

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Andy Rubin, the Google executive who used to lead its Android mobile business, is leaving the company. Rubin was heading up Google's robotics efforts. James Kuffner, a Google research scientist who is in the robotics group, will replace Rubin. Rubin stepped down from leading Android in 2013 eight years after Google bought Android.

Question Mark Zuckerberg in Facebook Q&A

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Got questions? Mark Zuckerberg is promising to answer them. Facebook is holding a public question-and-answer session with its founder and CEO for its 1.35 billion users. The "Community Q&A," an hour-long session, will be streamed live on the Web on Nov. 6 at 2 pm PT.

Pinterest's seventh employee on being black in Silicon Valley

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - In the tense days after an unarmed black teen was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Justin Edmund wondered why no one else in Silicon Valley was talking about it. "Why would they bother?" he wrote in an essay on Medium.

Most Latinos Don’t Hold Obama’s Immigration Delay Against Him " NewsTaco

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What Facebook got for $22 billion it paid for WhatsApp

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook traded a tenth of its market value for the popular messaging service WhatsApp, which has more than 600 million monthly active users. In return for its nearly $22 billion, the giant social network got meager revenue and steep losses, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Twitter earnings in line with estimates, shares plunge after hours

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter reported revenue of $361 million in the third quarter, beating Wall Street estimates. It also came in right on target on earnings per share: Its first profit of 1 cent. Twitter announced third-quarter earnings after the market closed on Monday.

Google's Larry Page gives Sundar Pichai more power

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO -Google CEO is handing off some key day-to-day leadership responsibilities to Sundar Pichai, a rising executive at the Internet giant, so Page can focus on the big picture. Pichai will oversee executives in charge of search, maps, ads and commerce, Google+ and other areas.

Three blacks, one Hispanic sit on major high-tech boards

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Three blacks and one Hispanic sit on the boards of 20 major technology companies. That's according to the Rainbow PUSH Coalition which surveyed the companies. In all, four out of 189 directors are black or Hispanic, the survey found.

Facebook launches 'Rooms' to anonymously share common interests

chicagotribune.com — Today Facebook unveiled its new iOS app called "Rooms." This app, which many speculated would allow for more anonymity than Facebook users are used to, centers around user-created rooms focusing on single topics and interests. All a person needs to set up a "room," filled by a feed of photos, videos and text, is a verifiable email address.

Online petition calls for living wage for Facebook drivers

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Activist group CREDO Action is calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to support paying a living wage to shuttle bus drivers who ferry Facebook workers to and from the company's Menlo Park, Calif., campus.
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RT @jayrosen_nyu: I interviewed my 17 year-old daughter about why she's not more into learning to code. Her answers are instructive. medium.com/matter/you-sho…

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Most Ebola Patients in the U.S. Survive. Half in Africa Die. Why Are We Letting This Happen? By @citizencohn newrepublic.com/article/120036…

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RT @WeSabio: Pinterest's seventh employee on being black in Silicon Valley usat.ly/1tGxbs7 via @usatoday #YesWeCode

Oct 30, 2014

@kevinroose Just wish I could make the days longer so I could do more faster!

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