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Business reporter @BuzzFeed, formerly @WSJ. Math student, dabbling in iOS and Android development.

Facebook Is Still Figuring Out What Makes A Good Video — Facebook is still figuring out what a good video is supposed to look like - and in the process, it could give businesses and brands a new avenue to reach its 1.35 billion users organically once again. The number of videos users in the U.S.

Virtual Reality's Nagging Problem: It Makes People Sick — Facebook's Oculus Rift virtual reality headset - and the VR industry in general - still have a technical problem to solve as they push to turn the technology mainstream: Using it makes some people feel sick.

Mark Zuckerberg's Virtual Reality Moon Shot Could Be The Toughest Fight Of His Life — Just before the Oculus Rift Kickstarter campaign launched, Brendan Iribe brought what looked like a large hunk of plastic into the San Francisco offices of Unity Technologies, whose game development platform is one of the industry's most widely used.

Snapchat Celebrates NYE By Revealing It Raised $485 Million — With just a few hours left in 2014, Snapchat has confirmed it raised a massive funding round. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Snapchat reported it raised just over $485 million. Mitch Lasky, a partner at Benchmark, and Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony, are listed in the filing.

Putting IBM's $25 Billion Stock Price Crash In Perspective — IBM once stood alongside Microsoft and Intel as icons at the forefront of the technology industry. But now, it's on its way to making history - and not in the good way. The technology company is sent to end 2014 as the worst performing stock among the 30 companies that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Someone Said Twitter's CEO Is Going To Lose His Job, And The Stock Is Soaring — Another week, another rumor that Dick Costolo is losing his job. This time, the mention comes from Robert Peck, an analyst at SunTrust who said "there's a good chance he's not there in a year." Peck made the call on CNBC earlier today. Indeed, the whispers that Costolo's time is running out have been getting louder.

Snapchat CEO On Leaked Emails: "I Felt Like I Was Going To Cry All Morning" — Following up on leaks of a number of private email correspondences of Snapchat executives that included Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Pictures, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel expressed outrage in a letter he tweeted this afternoon. "I've been feeling a lot of things since our business plans were made public last night," he wrote in a message to his team, which he also tweeted.

Adam D'Angelo On Quora And The Future Of The Internet — In the past couple of years, how have you seen the way people communicate on the Internet change over time? Adam D'Angelo: Things are getting more verticalized. In the past people used to set up their own website, and there were lots of different platforms. You could use lots of different software to make a website, every website looked different.

Quora And The Quest To Answer Every Question — In 2009, Adam D'Angelo and Charlie Cheever - two former early Facebook employees - were planning to build something new. They had not told anyone about the project, but word about the pair's activity spread - and that got the attention of Keith Rabois, an early PayPal executive.

The 11 Most Interesting Things From Mark Zuckerberg's Q&A Session — Facebook still isn't adding a "dislike" button any time soon. That was one question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered today as part of a larger question-and-answer session, which covered a broad range of topics including his personal life and how Facebook approaches social issues like economic disparty.
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Jan 25, 2015

RT @edzitron: If you never read the Newsweek thing about me sort of it's kind of like staring into the eye of the tardis…

Jan 23, 2015

RT @daniel_dunbar: @mattlynley from our window looked like it was out around 3rd & Cesar Chavez... Just light no sound though very odd

Jan 23, 2015

South of 25th and extending west of mission, don't know how far down in either direction

Jan 21, 2015

Tl;dr, this is an enterprise device first with a Minecraft mod that the dev community may or may not turn into a gaming platform.

Jan 21, 2015

See through, stereo speakers, all seem like tools to ensure situational awareness while still equipping the user with VR.

Jan 21, 2015

Workplaces in general are still best when social and ideas flow freely. Look at crazy value created by social enterprise tools.

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