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Microsoft Bets Its Future on a Reprogrammable Computer Chip

It was December 2012, and Doug Burger was standing in front of Steve Ballmer, trying to predict the future. Ballmer, the big, bald, boisterous CEO of Microsoft, sat in the lecture room on the ground floor of Building 99, home … Continue reading

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Palmer Luckey Is the Worst, But He Doesn’t Reflect Silicon Valley

In the best Silicon Valley man-child tradition, Oculus inventor Palmer Luckey is seeking to sway the presidential election by putting his money behind anti-Hillary Clinton trolls. The Daily Beast reported last night that the virtual reality mogul is funding the … Continue reading

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Salesforce Buying Twitter Would Make Perfect Sense

If you’re wondering why on Earth Salesforce might want to buy Twitter, Vala Afshar, the enterprise company’s “chief digital evangelist,” has a few reasons. Why @twitter? 1 personal learning network 2 the best realtime, context rich news 3 democratize intelligence 4 … Continue reading

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ConnectPal’s Business Model Comes at Opportune Time

Over the past decade, innovation in media and entertainment has caused online content creation to skyrocket. With the constant evolution of smartphones and tablet technology, it is safe to say digital products and services have become an integral component of … Continue reading

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Google’s Internet-Beaming Balloon Gets a New Pilot: AI

This summer, the Google X lab launched a balloon into the stratosphere over Peru, and it stayed there for 98 days. Launching balloons into the stratosphere is a usual thing for the Google X lab—or just X, as it’s now … Continue reading

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Evo Is a Little Robot With a Big Mission: Get Girls to Code

When his daughters were young, Nader Hamda says, they were really into apps and computers. But now that they’re a little older, their interest is waning. And that’s not unusual. “They’re not an exception,” he says. “They’re more of a … Continue reading

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The Next Big Idea May Be Growing Far From Silicon Valley

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his first trip to Africa this summer with stops in Nigeria and then Kenya. In June, the Chan Zuckerberg initiative—the philanthropic foundation of Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan—invested $24 million in Andela, a … Continue reading

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Zuckerberg and Chan Promise $3 Billion to Cure Every Disease

Getty Images Over the next decade, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan say they will invest $3 billion in a sweeping effort to cure all diseases in the lifetime of today’s children. “We are at … Continue reading

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Government Requests For Twitter Info Keep Growing

Twitter is receiving an increasing number of government requests for data involving user accounts. Today, the company released its latest transparency report, which aims to help consumers better understand tweet removal requests and copyright notices as well as government information requests. … Continue reading

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Clinton’s App Is Trouncing Trump’s in Pretty Much Every Way

Presidential politics is not a game. But Hillary Clinton’s campaign says treating the election a little more like Candy Crush is already snagging more support. The Hillary 2016 app, which launched on iOS in July and debuts today on Android, … Continue reading

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