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The beloved Modern Farmer magazine is shutting down — Few magazines have built more goodwill and positive vibes than Modern Farmer had in fewer than two years of publication. But it's over for the darling of the print world. Modern Farmer has stopped publication and let go of its entire editorial team, according to a report from the New York Times .

Box's long road to Wall Street is finally over. Now comes the hard part. — Nearly a year after Box originally filed for IPO and multiple years of prepping for the event, it finally began life as a public company on Friday. Box priced its stock at $14 a share on Thursday night, valuing the cloud storage company at about $1.6 billion.

Apple CEO Tim Cook received $9.2 million in total compensation last year — Tim Cook had a pretty good year. The Apple CEO received $9.2 million in total compensation for the 2014 fiscal year, including about 1.75 million in salary and another 6.7 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation, according to a company filing on Thursday. That's more than double the $4.25 million in compensation that Cook received in 2013.

Twitter really doesn't want its top users to share Instagram links anymore — Twitter has a message for its top users: Stop sharing Instagram links. The social network sent out prompts Thursday to a batch of its high-profile users, nudging them not to tweet links to Instagram photos, and instead post photos directly through Twitter, according to a copy of the prompt obtained by Mashable.

This Stanford Professor's Early Investment In Google Is Now Worth More Than $1 Billion — Back in 1998, David Cheriton cut Larry Page and Sergey Brin a check for $100,000 to help them get their new company Google off the ground. Now, that early investment in Google is worth more than $1 billion.

BlackBerry CEO to Congress: Apple, Netflix should make apps for BlackBerry — You've certainly heard of net neutrality. Now John Chen, BlackBerry's CEO, is pushing what some are calling app neutrality. In a blog post adapted from a letter sent to members of U.S. Congress, Chen puts forward an unorthodox and somewhat perplexing argument that net neutrality doesn't just mandate that Internet providers shouldn't prioritize and create a fast and slow lane for Internet traffic.

4chan founder on highs and lows of running the controversial website — After announcing his plans to step down from 4chan, the online community he founded 11 years earlier, Christopher Poole spent much of Wednesday morning lounging around his home before going out to grab a cheap slice of pizza. "This is probably one of the least fancy meals one can have after retiring from a 10-year job," Poole said on the phone.

WhatsApp now offers messaging on the web - for some — Maybe we should call it WhatsWeb. WhatsApp announced Wednesday that it has finally introduced the option to use its messaging service on your web browser, though it is somewhat limited. It only works with Google Chrome and it doesn't work yet with iOS devices due to "Apple platform limitations."

Goodnight Moot: 4chan founder steps down after 11 years — Goodnight Moot. Christopher Poole, founder of the controversial anonymous online community 4chan, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from his role as the website's sole administrator. "I founded 4chan eleven and a half years ago at the age of 15, and after more than a decade of service, I've decided it's time for me to move on," Poole, who goes by the user name Moot, wrote in a post announcing his decision.

Amazon's diaper line gets off to a messy start — Amazon needs a diaper change sooner than expected. The ecommerce giant informed customers this week that it has pulled sales of the new Amazon Elements diapers barely a month and a half after it launched, according to an email first spotted by Gigaom.
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Jan 24, 2015

Sucked it up and got Amazon Prime today since it's discounted. Time to watch Transparent. #notasponsoredtweet

Jan 24, 2015

The New York Times Isn’t For Sale, But That Could Change Soon…

Jan 23, 2015

We’ve updated Modern Farmer article to note publication wants to push forward even after entire editorial staff quit…

Jan 23, 2015

Modern Farmer’s masthead from a few months ago compared with the masthead today.…

Jan 23, 2015

Box closed at $23.15, 65% above its IPO price, putting company's market cap at just under $2.8 billion.…

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