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Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak is testing a photo feature (JP Mangalindan/Mashable)

3 hours 18 min ago

JP Mangalindan / Mashable:
Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak is testing a photo feature  —  Yik Yak, the anonymous messaging app, is testing a new feature that would let users share photos, Mashable has learned.  —  Yik Yak is in the early stages of testing the feature on some college campuses for limited periods of time …

How Wall Street Middlemen Help Silicon Valley Employees Cash In Early (Wall Street Journal)

7 hours 12 min ago

Wall Street Journal:
How Wall Street Middlemen Help Silicon Valley Employees Cash In Early  —  Financial firms create ad hoc market where hot stocks of closely held technology companies trade largely out of sight of regulators  —  Hedge-fund manager Jonathan Sands gushed in a January email that shareholders …

Intel quietly launches 14nm Braswell, Bay Trail's successor (Joel Hruska/ExtremeTech)

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:50

Joel Hruska / ExtremeTech:
Intel quietly launches 14nm Braswell, Bay Trail's successor  —  Intel has quietly launched its first 14nm Braswell cores this week.  These new 14nm chips are the successor to Intel's 22nm Bay Trail-D (meaning the Celeron / Pentium flavor of Bay Trail) and will target ultra-mobile systems and low-end desktop PCs.

U.S. Supreme Court: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure (Robinson Meyer/The Atlantic Online)

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 21:35

Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
U.S. Supreme Court: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure  —  If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search—and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment.  —  The Supreme Court clarified and affirmed that law on Monday …

Flickr adds public domain and Creative Commons Zero designations (Megan Geuss/Ars Technica)

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:20

Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Flickr adds public domain and Creative Commons Zero designations  —  Flickr offers new public domain licensing in wake of SpaceX photo release  —  Creative Commons Zero—the CC licensing with fewest restrictions— now an option.  —  On Monday afternoon, Yahoo's photo-sharing platform Flickr announced …

Meet the Asus Chromebook Flip, a $249 Chrome OS tablet with a 360-degree hinge (Melissa Riofrio/PC World)

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:15

Melissa Riofrio / PC World:
Meet the Asus Chromebook Flip, a $249 Chrome OS tablet with a 360-degree hinge  —  On Tuesday, Google announced the $249 Asus Chromebook Flip.  As the first mainstream Chrome device to offer a 360-degree hinge, the Flip can function as a tablet as well as a laptop.

Japan's SmartNews Raises Another $10M At A $320M Valuation To Expand In The U.S. (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:20

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Japan's SmartNews Raises Another $10M At A $320M Valuation To Expand In The U.S.  —  While general sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google stake their claims as news portals, apps focused squarely on reading news continue to duke it out.  —  The latest development comes from SmartNews …

GoDaddy prices IPO at $20 per share, above previously indicated $17-$19 range, seeks to raise $440M at about $4.5B valuation (Reuters)

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:25

Reuters:
GoDaddy prices IPO at $20 per share, above previously indicated $17-$19 range, seeks to raise $440M at about $4.5B valuation  —  GoDaddy IPO values company at $4.5 billion  —  (Reuters) - Web hosting company GoDaddy Inc (GDDY.N) has priced its initial public offering at $20 per share …

Google Maps celebrates April Fools by letting you play Pac-Man using real streets anywhere as your maze (David Mack/BuzzFeed)

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:15

David Mack / BuzzFeed:
Google Maps celebrates April Fools by letting you play Pac-Man using real streets anywhere as your maze  —  Stop Everything: You Can Play “Pac-Man” In Google Maps Right Now  —  There goes your productivity for today.  —  Just in time for April Fool's Day, Google has rolled out a cool …

Etsy to sell 16.7M shares priced at $14-$16 in IPO, seeks to raise up to $267M at a valuation of up to $1.78B (Associated Press)

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:40

Associated Press:
Etsy to sell 16.7M shares priced at $14-$16 in IPO, seeks to raise up to $267M at a valuation of up to $1.78B  —  Etsy expects IPO to raise as much as $267 million  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Online crafts retailer Etsy says it expects to raise as much as $267 million from an initial public offering values …

Most of RadioShack's 1,740 stores to be co-branded with Sprint and stay open, possibly saving 7,500 jobs (Reuters)

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:25

Reuters:
Most of RadioShack's 1,740 stores to be co-branded with Sprint and stay open, possibly saving 7,500 jobs  —  RadioShack co-branding of stores with Sprint wins court approval  —  (Reuters) - A plan to salvage RadioShack Corp's RSHCQ.PK business by co-branding most of its 1,740 surviving stores …

Slack update adds new channel info panels, lets users pin files or messages (Jordan Novet/VentureBeat)

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:35

Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Slack update adds new channel info panels, lets users pin files or messages  —  Slack just made it easier to find key files or comments in channels  —  Slack today announced that it has rolled out some potentially helpful new features for the channels within its team-communication app.

Verizon Wireless Customers Can Now Opt Out of 'Supercookies' (Brian X. Chen/New York Times)

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:05

Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Verizon Wireless Customers Can Now Opt Out of ‘Supercookies’  —  Verizon Wireless customers now have the ability to completely opt out of the phone carrier's controversial ad-targeting program that tagged users with undeletable tracking codes, which critics called “supercookies.”

Bitly closes its bulk link-shortening 'bundles' service, cites 'abuse' and lack of interest (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:15

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Bitly closes its bulk link-shortening ‘bundles’ service, cites ‘abuse’ and lack of interest  —  Bitly, famous for its near-ubiquitous URL-shortening service, has revealed that it is “sunsetting” its bundles feature due to lack of uptake, a little over four years after launch.

Apple now inviting all third-party developers to submit Watch apps to the App Store (Benjamin Mayo/9to5Mac)

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 13:40

Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple now inviting all third-party developers to submit Watch apps to the App Store  —  Apple has now opened the floodgates and is letting all developers submit Watch apps to the App Store.  This means any of the 1.2 million apps can now submit updates including Watch apps (using the WatchKit framework) …

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