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Amazon.com Coming to Shanghai's Free-Trade Zone

BEIJING—Amazon.com Inc. said it plans to set up operations in Shanghai's new free-trade zone, a move that will allow it to sell more merchandise from abroad in China and help boost competition against rivals like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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Vine Grows Up, Lets You Edit and Upload Existing Video | Gadget Lab | WIRED

The biggest change is that people can now dip into their camera rolls and use existing videos they’ve recorded for Vines. Previously, you had to shoot video in-app. This means that if you’ve got, say, a two minute video of your dog burping in slow motion, you can now suck up a six second highlight reel from that and use it in a new Vine.

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Why it's smart of the HuffPo to partner with Beacon Reader in crowdfunding a reporter

So where is the harm in the HuffPo fellowship? Maybe the company should hire Mariah Stewart full-time right now, and maybe it should pay all of its freelance contributors $100,000 a year, but that probably isn’t going to happen. So the choice isn’t between HuffPo hiring Stewart and using Beacon Reader to crowdfund a salary, it’s between crowdfunding her fellowship and not doing anything. If it works properly, both sides benefit and everyone learns something about whether crowdfunding partnerships are a viable alternative to traditional ad-funded journalism. And that’s not a bad thing at all.

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Amazon's Fire Phone Not Burning Down The House

I provide independent research of technology companies including mobile and SaaS Enterprise Applications. I was a buy-side technology analyst at Atlantic Trust (Invesco's high net worth group) for seven years and one of two analysts that determined the technology holdings for a firm with $15 billion under management. My primary focus was hardware, software, services and Internet companies. Before joining Atlantic Trust I was the Internet Security Software analyst for Smith Barney. I authored the most comprehensive industry report “Internet Security Software: The Ultimate Internet Infrastructure” and an innovative analysis of deferred revenue “Breaking the Code on Deferred Revenue”. My first entree to the financial community was at Salomon Brothers following the Enterprise Server Hardware companies such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. Prior to becoming an equity analyst I spent sixteen years at IBM in a variety of sales and manufacturing positions. I have a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics from the University of Sussex, England.

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Why people need poetry

"We're all going to die — and poems can help us live with that." In a charming and funny talk, literary critic Stephen Burt takes us on a lyrical journey with some of his favorite poets, all the way down to a line break and back up to the human urge to imagine.

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Sony tangles with the mystery of PS4's success, fights to understand the future

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida recently admitted he's a "bit nervous" about the success of the PlayStation 4. The console has sold 10 million units and the current generation is trending stronger than last . Will it run out of core customers? "You need to understand why your products are selling well so you can plan for the future, right? It defied the conventional thinking," Yoshida recently told Eurogamer . "Lots of people thought the dedicated game hardware might not be needed going forward, but still lots of people are very excited." The rightful concern Yoshida brings up is that Sony will exhaust the core customer. That the number of consumers interested in playing video games is a finite number that the company will rapidly reach with the new console. The good news for Sony is its initial market research is showing it's obtaining lots of new customers who didn't own a PS3, with some who didn't own any last-gen hardware. This could be viewed as good news for gamers. If Sony still has plenty of players to reach, the company will focus resources into interesting and eye-catching games to expand the game-playing audience of the console.

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How to Block Annoying Facebook Apps From Posting to Your Feed

Your friends are having a fun time with some trendy new Facebook app and you don't want to be the cranky curmudgeon that complains, but you also don't want to see their posts. What do you do? Block the app of course.

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Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac launches for OS X Yosemite

“Millions of Parallels Desktop for Mac customers have come to expect ingenuity, ease-of-use and speed from Parallels and they will not be disappointed with Parallels Desktop 10,” said Parallels President Jack Zubarev. “With Parallels Desktop 10 customers can enjoy new levels of productivity without having to worry about whether the app they need is available on a specific operating system — Parallels creates a world of compatibility at home, work and on the road.”

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Apple removes Secret app from the Brazilian App Store to comply with court ruling

Bullying can have tragic consequences, so it is important to deal with the menace, but as some readers have pointed out that instead of ordering the removal of the app, the judge should have ordered Secret to add a feature that allows users to report bullying so the such users can be banned, or even be reported to local authorities.

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The zodiac is the key to unlocking tech's greatest feuds

Unmasking my friends’ relationships made for a fun, if very tense party game, but it also got me wondering. Tech is an industry plagued by disharmony. Could astrology help us understand tech’s greatest feuds, and maybe even help the feuders better understand themselves? I turned to The Verge ’s science editor, Katie Drummond, for counsel. "Definitely," Drummond whispered, as if in a celestial trance. "Let’s make a Hackweek list."

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Nook Samsung event

Join us as Barnes & Noble and Samsung reveal their new tablet collaboration, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. We'll be liveblogging from the unveiling in New York City.

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With this new $10 antenna, you have no excuse not to try over-the-air TV

Reception and actual channel line-up may vary based on your location, but for $10, the ChannelMaster Flatenna is definitely an easy and affordable way to try over-the-air TV. And as a bonus, you get an antenna that can be mounted to your wall or window and that beats the looks of ugly old rabbit-ear-style wire antennas. Just remember: If you do switch from cable or satellite TV to over-the-air, you may have to adjust the settings of your TV to get access to the TV signals received by your antenna. Here’s how:

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Assassin's Creed competitive killing takes a break

The dense history of Assassin's Creed starts humbly in 2007, with polarizing reviews seeing more potential than anything else in the first game. Still, big sales paved the way for Assassin's Creed 2 , which took the franchise into 15th century Italy and along an unbroken streak of bigger, annual releases. The addition of competitive multiplayer for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood drew extra skepticism around the franchise's expansion, but it endured and grew alongside new assassins - until now. With Assassin's Creed Unity injecting four-player online co-op, and Assassin's Creed Rogue sticking to single-player sailing throughout, this year marks the first break in Ubisoft Annecy's multiplayer suite since 2010. (Check out " Designing the Considerate Kill " to learn how Ubisoft made it in the first place.) Asssassin's Creed multiplayer is best known for its unique take on deathmatch, which saw players deceiving each other in densely populated markets and mansions. Appearing as computer-controlled citizens themselves, combatants could hide in plain site and perpetrate subtle assassinations – and if not, they'd earn considerably fewer points.

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There’s Something Familiar About the ‘New’ Instant Gratification Economy | Gadget Lab | WIRED

When I was a kid, I'd walk out the front door every Tuesday and bring in glass bottles of fresh milk from our porch. Then supermarkets and single-use containers planted a dead-end sign on our milkman's route. Cold efficiency always wins, I guess; see you at Trader Joe's, vitamin D. And what happened to milk happened to all sorts of other things that once arrived at our doorstep—when was the last time your doctor dropped by for a house call? Home delivery increasingly became a quaint relic, until the pizza guy was the last man standing on the stoop.

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Why A Philosopher Teaches Privacy

Next week, the new term begins and I’ll be teaching an undergraduate philosophy course called, “Technology, Privacy, and the Law.” The first order of business will be to explain why thinking critically about privacy—determining what it is, deciding when it should be protected, and pinpointing how it ought to be safeguarded—means doing philosophy. Given the practical stakes of these issues, you might not realize that getting into them involves philosophical thinking. But if you’ve got a principled bone to pick with corporate, peer, or governmental surveillance, or if you’ve good reasons for being displeased with the activists who are taking stands against it, you’ve got your philosopher’s cap on.

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LG Music Flow speaker system takes your music anywhere, even out the door - CNET

If you're right in the middle of your favourite song but you've just got to leave the house, LG's new Music Flow system has you covered. The Music Flow sound bar, network bridge and wireless speakers connect to an app that seamlessly keeps playing as you leave the house. Clever, eh? And you can control it over IM! OK, that last bit's just weird.

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Verizon denies plan to launch its own Android app store

The Information claims that this new effort is a response to recent cutbacks from Google in revenue sharing with carriers and hardware makers for apps sold through the Google Play Store. Verizon would be stemming future losses with its own app store, as revenues from app store sales are expected to grow significantly over the next few years. The report says that Verizon would also use data like location, time of day, and social indicators to recommend apps to users.

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'Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition' Review (PS4): The Last Train To Hell

During this section of the game, gear upgrades are a bit rudimentary. You pick up new items and little green arrows pop up, showing you whether it’s a small or large improvement over your current piece of armor or weapon. If so, you flick up on the D-pad and hit X to equip it, and suddenly you’re anywhere from 5% to 100% more powerful, depending on the new item. I’ve literally had my damage double from a new weapon before, but that sort of loot won’t last forever. Eventually at max level, you’re going to have to be more selective about your gear, and actually work to make things synergize with one another as you try to form an end-game build. I wish there was more of that leading up to level 70, as for the first 20 or so hours of the game, it’s just kind of a mindless free-for-all. That may be part of the appeal of D3, but this version makes it more simplistic than ever, and a little complexity wouldn’t hurt. But why spend time designing a cool level 50 gear set when twenty minutes later, level 52 gear will make all of it useless? Unless you’ve never played the story before, it can often feel like Diablo 3 doesn’t even start until level 70.

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Ebooks Will Make Us Dumber, Or They Won't

Experiments have been conducted for decades comparing reading on screens versus reading in print. Early results suggested very strongly that print had massive advantages. But as time went on, screen reading drew closer to print reading. One theory is that test subjects were more used to the medium as more people read on screens, and that this changed the findings. E-reading is such a new technology and most of the research subjects part of the digital group were unfamiliar with it and with the Kindle device, as opposed to reading in print, which nobody is unfamiliar with.

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Internet.org

“The goal of Internet.org is to make internet access available to the two thirds of the world who are not yet connected, and to bring the same opportunities to everyone that the connected third of the world has today.”

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Blizzard: Microsoft demanded 1080p for Diablo 3 on Xbox One

Two decades have passed since the demonic lords, Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal, set out across the world of Sanctuary on a vicious rampage, twisting humanity to their unholy will. Yet for those who battled the Prime Evils, the memory fades slowly. When Deckard Cain returns to the ruins of Tristram Cathedral seeking clues to defeat new stirrings of evil, a fiery harbinger of doom falls from the heavens, striking the very ground where Diablo once entered the world. This fire from the sky reawakens ancient evils and calls the heroes of Sanctuary to defend the mortal world against the rising powers of the Burning Hells once again.

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'Destiny' Writer Departs To Work On Telltale's 'Game of Thrones'

Game of Thrones has struggled to find footing in the video game space after an unimpressive RPG debut a few years ago. The Telltale game will be its first attempt to break back into the gaming space, and there’s a lot riding on the endeavor. Telltale won international acclaim with its game adaptation of another hit cable show (err, comic) The Walking Dead. This year, they’ve returned with The Walking Dead season two, and another comic adaptation, The Wolf Among Us. Both have been generally well-received, though perhaps not as much as their original TWD game. Tales of the Borderlands should prove to be an interesting case, as the combat heavy game will have to shed a lot of action to fit into their usual narrative structure. Needless to say, I imagine it will be quite different than their Game of Thrones title in the end.

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Exactly How Much And How Often You Should Be Drinking Coffee

For many of us, it may be hard to imagine how to get through our day without our daily cup of coffee. While caffeine’s stimulant effects will vary from person to person depending on a number of factors including body mass index, medication use, and existing health conditions such as anxiety disorders; knowing how much caffeine you consume daily can be the key to optimizing its positive benefits, heightening your concentration and mental alertness when you need it and decreasing it when it’s time to rest.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Not Coming to Wii U - IGN

"For the first time, this year's Call of Duty game, and future Call of Duty games, are being built on a three year development cycle," the publisher said. 'There are several advantages to doing this, the first is, of course, quality. This will give our designers more time to envision and to innovate."

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Next Gen Innovators

You have to look beyond the CEOs and senior managers to find the people doing the dirty (but fun) work of figuring out which business problems are worth solving and then going off and solving them. Here are some of the innovation stars rising up through the ranks: product managers, strategists, engineers, scientists. They all work at firms on the 2014 list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. Their smarts and hard work brought them success, but they all have the good fortune of being inside an operation that trains, mentors and supports fresh thinkers. Edited by Bruce Upbin 8.20.14

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Yoshida: 'I hope' Tomb Raider will come to PS4

During its Gamescom press conference, Microsoft announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider would launch exclusively on Xbox platforms in holiday 2015. This came as a surprise to President of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida, he said in an interview with Eurogamer . "It's very interesting the way Phil Spencer said, what we are saying is, in holiday 2015 Tomb Raider is exclusive to Xbox," he said. "So it's open to interpretation. But still, we didn't anticipate something like this would happen." Yoshida said he didn't know if Rise of the Tomb Raider would launch on Sony platforms: "I hope the game will come out eventually on PS4. But how can I tell? Other than that cryptic message by Phil Spencer." Crystal Dynamics head Darrell Gallagher said that the Xbox exclusivity deal didn't mean that the studio was " walking away " from PlayStation or PC players. Still, fans' emotions ran high after Microsoft's announcement, with many decrying the move on Twitter and in comments. [Image: Square Enix]

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Ubisoft continues shift away from Wii U, Watch Dogs still coming

Making a rational business decision , Ubisoft is stepping back from whatever Wii U development it had going. With the rapid adoption of next-gen consoles and declining percentages in its portfolio of Wii U sales, neither Assassin's Creed game is scheduled for this holiday on Wii U. "What we see is that Nintendo customers don't buy Assassin's Creed. Last year, we sold in very small numbers," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told Game Informer . Nintendo consoles declined from 20 percent to 14 percent of the company's portfolio over the past fiscal year. Ubisoft will shift its focus on the platform to games that sell well on it, like the Just Dance series and other similar opportunities. Guillemot insists Watch Dogs is still coming to Wii U, saying it will be "the only mature game" Ubisoft will publish for the platform. So don't expect any The Division or Rainbow Six: Siege . Watch Dogs (Review)

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How To Keep Internet Trolls And Harassers From Winning

Her book attempts to persuade readers of  the real damage wrought by digital attacks with examples of some of the worst harassment that’s happened online: a woman whose ex-boyfriend uploaded her nude photos and a video of her masturbating; a law student whose Google results were flooded with message board commenters’ false claims about her academic performance, sexual preferences, and unprofessionalism; a tech blogger who ceased writing after commenters threatened to rape her, kill her, and then come after her family. With some of the examples, legal cases were successfully pursued against harassers but with difficulty. Law enforcement has been dismissive of threats that only appear online. Civil suits carry the threat of the Barbra Streisand effect if those harassed have to proceed under their real names. Citron argues in her book that online harassment – which, she says, disproportionately affects women — is dismissed today in the same way that domestic violence and sexual harassment in the workplace were dismissed in earlier decades.

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Twitter: from free speech champion to selective censor?

In the UK, huge attention was drawn to a campaign of malicious abuse and rape threats against Caroline Criado-Perez, a journalist and feminist activist who successfully campaigned for Jane Austen to become the new face of the £10 banknote. The threats – so severe that two people were jailed for their involvement in the abuse – came in so fast and from so many sources that Criado-Perez was unable to keep pace through Twitter's convoluted harassment reporting procedures. Other women who rallied to support Criado-Perez were subjected to similar mass abuse. And this was just one incident among many.

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No Mr. Brosnan, we expected you to die in GoldenEye 007

If you have former Bond actor Pierce Brosnan on your late night chat show, the only right thing to do is to put a N64 controller in his hands and make him play himself in GoldenEye 007 , however terrible he is at the multiplayer. And he really is terrible at it. [Image: Nintendo]

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Why it's smart of the HuffPo to partner with Beacon Reader in crowdfunding a reporter

So where is the harm in the HuffPo fellowship? Maybe the company should hire Mariah Stewart full-time right now, and maybe it should pay all of its freelance contributors $100,000 a year, but that probably isn’t going to happen. So the choice isn’t between HuffPo hiring Stewart and using Beacon Reader to crowdfund a salary, it’s between crowdfunding her fellowship and not doing anything. If it works properly, both sides benefit and everyone learns something about whether crowdfunding partnerships are a viable alternative to traditional ad-funded journalism. And that’s not a bad thing at all.

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Dear Sony, Here's Why So Many People Are Buying The PS4

I agree when you said, “PS2 sales, on a relative basis, were still strong by the time PS3 rolled around.” But disagree when you said, “This time around, the PS3 is just old.” The sales of PS2 were strong on the tail end but that’s all attributed to the fact that they were selling for dirt cheap and there were tons of games (half of them not so great) But technology wise, the PS2 was a dinosaur compared to the PS3. And that gap is staggering compared to the PS3 and the PS4. The PS4 has some really great graphics and hardware but people are still playing the PS3 because it’s still a great console. There’s a reason why PS4 owners still have their PS3 besides the fact they want to keep it for some backwards compatibility aside from PS Now. The future for core gamers are still very present. The success of the PS4 sales is thanks to many NEW Playstation owners and XBOX converts. The remaining core gamers to aim for are the PS3 owners that haven’t made the leap just yet. When PS comes out with a slim version, with a reduced price, we will see another large bump in sales.

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'Star Wars' dresses for Force-tastic fashionistas - CNET

"Goldie is a label that reflects fan culture through a lens of fashion, cutting-edge design, and fierce style," We Love Fine posted on its website. "Headed up through WeLoveFine.com by Sara Scargall, the Goldie line seeks to merge the passion and excitement of pop culture brands and characters with trendsetting, contemporary chic looks for the girl looking to make a statement with her fandom."

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Free Razer PC gear in Joystiq's back to school giveaway

Graduation is a distant memory. Middle school? High school? Undergrad? Daycare? Everyone's leaving their old life behind and getting ready to build a new front of educational righteousness in the near future. Just like mom asked you to, you've made a checklist of necessities. New phone case to prevent backpack breakage! New writing utensils of varying stain power! One used copy of Lord of the Flies ! A totally sweet new PC that you told your entire extended family was for that design class but it's really for Dota 2 ! Alright, that last one is pretty hard to swing. Building a killer PC with all the accoutrements you can imagine is a difficult task. While we can't help with the rig itself, Joystiq and Razer can assist with some accessories. In the spirit of our Back to School feature, we're giving away one Razer Adaro Wireless headset worth $150, one Razer Naga mouse worth $80, and one Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2014 worth $140. All you have to do to enter is like Joystiq on Facebook using the Rafflecopter widget below before 10AM EST on Wednesday, August 27th. Three random winners will be selected to win the goods.

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A Powerful Video Every Ice Bucket Challenge Hater Needs to See

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

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T-Mobile's latest deal: Convert a pal and you'll both get a year of free, unlimited LTE data

Starting next week, existing T-Mobile Simple Choice customers can refer a friend from any carrier, and both subscribers will get one year of unlimited data at 4G LTE speeds. T-Mobile customers who already have unlimited data will instead get a $10 credit every month.

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Sprint's new individual plan gets you unlimited everything for $60

This doesn't appear to be a limited-time option like the family plan, but there's never a guarantee that it'll stick around for long -- especially if it doesn't succeed at bringing new customers into the Now Network fold. In comparison, this is $20 lower than T-Mobile's unlimited everything plan; and as Sprint boasts, AT&T and Verizon don't have unlimited plans at all. There's a bit of fine print, however: While Sprint won't be throttling data speeds, it admits that other plans may receive a higher priority on bandwidth availability. So if the network's having a hard time keeping up with traffic, customers on higher plans will be more likely to get faster data speeds. Still, it's hard to get mad at catches like this if it helps you squeeze a few more bucks out of your paycheck.

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Former CEO Steve Ballmer Steps Down From Microsoft Board of Directors - IGN

“As I approach the six month mark of my retirement and your appointment as CEO, I have been reflecting on my life, my ongoing ownership of Microsoft stock, and my involvement with the company,” the letter reads. “I have reached some conclusions and wanted to share them with you. I know August is the key month during which the company starts to prepare the proxy statement for the next shareholders’ meeting, and so these thoughts are probably timely for that too. “

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Microsoft's IE team pines for faster updates -- and respect - CNET

Five years ago, Microsoft embarked on a campaign to rehabilitate Internet Explorer, which suffered from a poor reputation as the slow, old browser that didn't support the latest standards. Nowadays IE supports many more standards, performance is better and fewer people use outdated versions of the product. What's more, Microsoft is again helping to chart the future of the Web.

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European Facebook Class Action Suit Attracts 60K Users As It Passes First Court Hurdle | TechCrunch

The other countries strongly represented include the Netherlands, Finland and the UK. Those from the U.S. and Canada are not permitted to register. The reason for this, Schrems tells me, is because of how Facebook assigns its terms and conditions. “For legal reasons we cannot extend it to U.S./Canadian users,” he says. “The class action was filed against Facebook Ireland, the international branch with about 82% of Facebook’s worldwide customers. Users in the U.S. and Canada have a contract with Facebook U.S., another legal entity. They cannot join a class action against an entity that they don’t have any contract with.”

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A Lego 'Ghostbusters' short full of geeky cameos - CNET

In the short, the gang of Ghostbusters travel around the city in their trusty Ecto-1, chasing the ghost of Homer Simpson who is causing a ruckus by eating everything in sight. The result, as you'd expect, is a hilarious and entertaining film that's well worth the watch.

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Up Late With Far Cry 3’s Writer Jeffrey Yohalem - IGN

It’s 1.30am and Jeffrey Yohalem is crouched cross-legged on his couch in his Montreal apartment. It’s a nice couch and an even nicer apartment, nicer than most writers could ever hope to afford (and Montreal rent is dirt cheap). But then, most writers haven’t won a Writers Guild of America Award for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and been nominated for a BAFTA for Far Cry 3. Jeffrey’s up late. Standard. He’ll usually “write from 2 to 7am.” He’s also in his underpants. He thinks our Skype window has not deigned to extend below the waist, that I haven’t noticed, but it has, and I have. I don’t want to embarrass him but I feel I should say something. He’s on a high, though.

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What Snapchat Can Learn from Asian Messaging Apps

Last month, WeChat, a popular messaging app developed by Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings, launched a new service in mainland China that allows companies using the app to place ads on other companies’ WeChat accounts. For example, a wristwatch brand may place its ad on a clothing brand’s WeChat account; the ad is viewed by people who follow the clothing brand’s account. The fees are shared by Tencent and the companies that host the ads on their pages. Tencent, whose WeChat app has about 400 million active users, is a minority shareholder in Snapchat.

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NFL Now for Apple TV is now available

As noted by 9to5Mac , the app is now available for Apple TV, and with it, all of the (American) football you could ask for. The app will give you a wide range of content from the NFL’s digital library, as well as recent game clips. However, you will not be able to watch live games from the app.

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Uber’s Most Important Innovation Isn’t A Car Service: It’s the Pricing Algorithm | MIT Technology Review

What’s striking about the Uber backlash is that the company is hardly the first to use dynamic pricing. There have always been crude forms of price differentiation—or, as it is known in economics, price discrimination. If you go to a movie matinee, you pay less than if you go at night, and if you’re willing to wait to buy a new dress (and run the risk that it might sell out), you can often get it at a marked-down price. But dynamic pricing in a more rigorous sense was pioneered in the 1980s by Robert Crandall, CEO of American Airlines, as a way to fight off competition from discount airlines like People Express. American began by slashing prices for tickets bought well in advance, while keeping prices for tickets bought closer to takeoff (when ticket inventory was lower, and demand was less price-sensitive) as high as possible. In the decades since, this kind of yield management has become integral to the business models of airlines, hotels, and rental-car companies, and greater computing power and more sophisticated data analysis has turned pricing in these industries into an incredibly complex process.

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How Far Away is the Moon? (Video)

If the Earth were the size of a basketball and the moon a tennis ball, how far apart would they be? Turns out, the answer is not known to many.

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3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples - InformationWeek

3DEP is based on the results of the National Enhanced Elevation Assessment, which found more than 600 business and science uses for 3D mapping data across federal agencies, all 50 US states, local government and tribal offices, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. The program design was determined from analyzing the uses in the study and selecting the best return on investment. Based on the assessment, 3DEP will meet $690 million of the documented benefits annually if it is fully funded, Lukas said.

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Rocket Men: How The Samwers Became Billionaires

I'm a member of the Forbes' tech team and a San Francisco-based reporter covering the agitators of the e-commerce world. I started at Forbes as a member of the wealth team, putting together the magazine's well-known World Billionaires and Forbes 400 lists. I've worked at a number of publications including The New York Times, Bloomberg News, The Orange County Register and the Half Moon Bay Review, though my first fix for news came as a student reporter at The Stanford Daily. My other duties here include covering the music business and continuing to assist our global wealth team. Follow me on twitter @RMac18 and feel free to send story ideas or tips to RMac[at]forbes[dot]com. PGP key: http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x407F01B5399464FD

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Tesla Model S Software Update Brings iPhone Unlocking And Ignition Start | TechCrunch

Tesla owners have been looking forward to OS 6.0, a software update for their vehicles, for a while now, but it’s finally rolling out to vehicle owners, reports Electrek . The system adds a bunch of new features for Model S vehicles, including a new Calendar app for in-car use, and big improvements to the Maps/Navigation software. What’s amazing (and surprising) for iPhone users is that they can now unlock and start their car from their devices if they forget their physical key fob at home.

51 Infineon to Buy International Rectifier for $3 Billion
52 iPhone 6: Doctors Raise Concerns Over Apple HealthKit
53 Vexed in the city: If you're moving to San Francisco, bring cash. Lots of cash - CNET
54 Swift Navigation Raises $2.6 Million For Its Ultra-Precise GPS System | TechCrunch
55 Concert Giant Ticketfly Acquires Last-Minute Ticket App WillCall | TechCrunch
56 Borderlands 2 free Steam weekend, Pre-Sequel up for pre-purchase
57 Eight charts that put tech companies’ diversity stats into perspective
58 Finally, a Rom-Com Horror Story With a Jarring Sci-Fi Twist | Underwire | WIRED
59 The Cutting-Edge Butter Knife of Your Dreams Is Finally Here | Design | WIRED
60 Sony Drops Another Awesome, Absurdly Fast-Focusing Shooter | Gadget Lab | WIRED
61 162 Awesome iPhone Apps (Updated August 2014)
62 There Is Now A Bitcoin ATM In Manhattan | TechCrunch
63 Why the Islamic State Is Scarier Than al-Qaeda in Iraq
64 All of the nightmares live in Five Nights at Freddy's
65 6 Tech Leaders On What It Takes To Get Hired At Their Companies
66 Why Is PlayStation 4 Selling So Well? | Game|Life | WIRED
67 Microsoft set to unveil Windows 9 on September 30th
68 5.5-inch iPhone 6 shell reportedly showcased in new images
69 UPS: Hackers Hit Computer Systems At 51 Retail Stores, Possibly Exposing Customer Info
70 SoundCloud Ads Are Coming
71 What It's Like To Drink Bulletproof Coffee Every Morning For Two Weeks
72 A Car Without a Steering Wheel or Pedals? Not So Fast, California Says
73 Product Hunt launches iPhone app on App Store
74 Fantastically Wrong: Why People Were Terrified of Nighttime Air Until the 1900s | Science | WIRED
75 Hightower Raises $6.5M Series A For Its Commercial Real Estate Platform | TechCrunch
76 UK tries to protect kids by rating music videos like movies
77 Twitter to display tweets from accounts you don't follow -- like it or not - CNET
78 Li-Fi: Access the Internet Through LED Bulbs
79 Here's The Real Reason Twitter Is Now Banning Gruesome Images
80 Camu Is A Beautiful, All-In-One Camera App, Photo Editor And Mobile Messenger | TechCrunch
81 Walmart now selling iPhone 5c for 97 cents, iPhone 5s for $79
82 Using Oculus Rift to build immersive news experiences (Wired UK)
83 4PM (ET) - Shazam CEO Live Stream on #AOLBUILD
84 Uber API Terms Bar Developers From Working With Competing Services | TechCrunch
85 For Conflict Journalists, Kidnappings Loom as a Part of the Job
86 Michael Halbherr Steps Down As CEO Of Here, Nokia’s Location And Mapping Division | TechCrunch
87 Mobile Apps Require Customer-First Thinking
88 500GB Xbox 360 Media Drive unveiled, priced $110
89 Ads come to SoundCloud as music platform says it will pay artists
90 Twitter details its anti-spam system, BotMaker
91 Salesforce Beats In Its Fiscal Q2 With Revenue Of $1.32B, EPS OF $0.13 | TechCrunch
92 Ferguson Teens: Acting Tough. Risking Their Lives. Hiding Their Fear.
93 US hospital hack began with Heartbleed exploit, security firm claims
94 Breaking Bad Stars Reunite for Emmy Spoof Video - IGN
95 Comcast aims to hook college students on cable with TV over Wi-Fi
96 Jaunt Aims to Kick-Start Hollywood Virtual Reality With $27.8 Million in New Funding
97 Xamarin raises $54M in funding to bring Microsoft's programming language to other platforms - GeekWire
98 Gigaom Research webinar: Customer-driven infrastructure: building future-ready consumer applications
99 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter delayed
100 VMware buys CloudVolumes for real-time desktop app delivery | ZDNet