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Google Designer Says You Don't Need a Smartwatch, and That's OK

bloomberg.com — Sporting an Android Wear device on his wrist, Google Vice President Matías Duarte makes a convincing case for why no one needs the thing he has on. This wasn't some kind of reverse psychology but a declaration that the watch computer represents the future, and the future hasn't quite arrived yet.

Facebook is hiring like crazy

smh.com.au — Mark Zuckerberg is going to need to find some more pinball machines and rock-climbing walls. The social networking company, known for its many perks that make it a regular on the hottest-places-to-work lists, is increasing headcount at an incredible pace. Facebook, which reported Wednesday that sales fell short of estimates, passed the 10,000-employee mark last quarter.

Facebook Is Hiring Like Crazy

bloomberg.com — Mark Zuckerberg is going to need to find some more pinball machines and rock-climbing walls. The social networking company, known for its many perks that make it a regular on the hottest-places-to-work lists, is increasing headcount at an incredible pace. Facebook, which reported Wednesday that sales fell short of estimates, passed the 10,000-employee mark last quarter.

Apple Watch May Be Winning the Hype Battle, but Samsung's Galaxy S6 Is Off to a Strong Start

bloomberg.com — The Apple Watch probably won't end up being the top-selling gadget that hit stores on Friday. Despite the enthusiasm around the big release of Apple's newest device, which is now available to try on in stores and for pre-order online, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are quietly racking up huge sales, according to analyst estimates.

Jay Z's 99 Problems: Music Stars Aren't Very Good at Launching Startups

bloomberg.com — One of the greatest struggles for any entrepreneur starting a new company is getting noticed. Not if you're Jay Z, who can simply call up a dozen or so of his closest friends, such as Kanye West, Madonna, and Deadmau5, to join him onstage. Problem solved.

Inside the Uber-Geeky Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere

bloomberg.com — Game of Thrones is a complicated, over-the-top, and weirdly effective hybrid of Hollywood production and the nerdiest fantasy writing imaginable. On Monday night, HBO arranged a suitably unusual mash-up of the two worlds to celebrate the television show's fifth season.

Five amazing things we've been promised 'within five years'

smh.com.au — A prototype of a Google driverless car: The company is building cars that don't have steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals. Photo: supplied The head of Google's self-driving car unit says his team is committed to getting autonomous vehicles on the road within five years.

Five Amazing Things We've Been Promised 'Within Five Years'

bloomberg.com — The head of Google's self-driving car unit says his team is committed to getting autonomous vehicles on the road within five years. That's a wildly ambitious goal, considering Google has a long list of technical, production, and-perhaps most difficult-regulatory roadblocks to overcome.

Five things besides the Watch at Apple’s event

livemint.com — Apple Watches are seen on display during an Apple media event. Photo: AFP The Apple Watch was the star of the show on Monday, but it wasn't the only thing Apple announced at its event in San Francisco.

Five Things Besides the Watch at Apple's Event

bloomberg.com — The Apple Watch was the star of the show on Monday, but it wasn't the only thing Apple announced at its event in San Francisco. The company had a little something for everybody, whether you're a Game of Thrones addict, a science geek, or in the market for a new laptop or car.
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May 20, 2015

RT @business: Here’s why Apple would be wise to stay out of the TV business bloom.bg/1R43OcZ

May 20, 2015

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May 19, 2015

RT @CaseyNewton: Scoop from @josh: Uber’s ‘partnership’ with CMU’s robotics lab involved poaching 50 people — a third of its staff theverge.com/e/8386872?utm_…

May 19, 2015

@CaseyNewton @whatstech @plante sounds like a place to tell people what you've had for breakfast. And how do I get more than 140 characters?

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