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Apple Responds to Calls for Emoji Diversity

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:21pm
Emoji are an adorable way to express your emotions on the iPhone. Unfortunately, they are not the most racially diverse group of symbols.On Wednesday, Apple declared that it would change that.
    





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Who Hates the Facebook-Oculus Deal? Kickstarter Backers

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:35pm
Last week, Oculus VR was one of the most loved companies in the gaming world. Today, it's in damage control mode.
    





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Turkish Court Orders Halt to Twitter Ban

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:48pm
A Turkish court ordered the telecommunications authority to restore access to Twitter on Wednesday, issuing an injunction five days after the government blocked access to the social network.
    





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Millennials Watch More TV on Devices Than TV Screen

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:47pm

A new study finds that young people spend more time watching TV on their computers, smartphones and tablets than they do on their TV screens.


    





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What You Need to Know: Facebook Buys Oculus VR

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:00pm
Facebook announced on Tuesday that it’s buying Oculus VR, maker of virtual reality hardware, for around $2 billion in cash and stock. That is twice the amount it paid for Instagram in 2012.What is so great about Oculus VR?
    





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'Candy Crush' Shares Slip in Market Debut

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:27am
King Digital Entertainment officially began life as a publicly traded company on Wednesday, opening on the New York Stock Exchange below its initial pricing levels.The maker of the addictive mobile game "Candy Crush" priced its shares at $22.50 Tuesday after the U.S. markets closed.
    





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#Crazy? $3,000 Buys a 'Social Media Wedding Concierge'

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 8:08am

The W Hotels is offering a "Social Media Wedding Concierge" service available at four New York locations.


    





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Mt. Gox Works With Cops After $490M in Bitcoins Vanish

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:18am
TOKYO - In the first confirmation of a criminal investigation at Mt. Gox, the failed bitcoin exchange said on Wednesday it was working with the police "with regard to the disappearance" of bitcoins worth some $490 million at current prices.Mt.
    





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'Minecraft' Creator Ditches Oculus: 'Facebook Creeps Me Out'

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 8:32pm
Markus Persson, known online as "Notch" and the creator of the hugely popular game "Minecraft," pulled the plug on plans to work with Oculus after the virtual-reality technology company was bought by Facebook on Tuesday.
    





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Twitter Investigating Vanishing Tweets

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:15pm
Twitter's most retweeted tweet of all-time vanished from the platform on Tuesday.Users of the social media service began buzzing late Tuesday afternoon that tweets were mysteriously disappearing.
    





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'Candy Crush' Maker Prices IPO Shares, Values Company at $7B

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:15pm
Mobile game maker King Digital Entertainment said that its initial public offering was priced at $22.50 per share, which would value the maker of "Candy Crush Saga" at about $7.08 billion when it goes public Wednesday.King's offering of 22.
    





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Facebook to Buy Virtual Reality Startup Oculus for $2 Billion

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 6:13pm
Facebook announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Oculus VR, maker of the most advanced virtual reality headset available today, for about $2 billion in cash and stock.Oculus began as a Kickstarter project to produce a VR headset actually worth using, and quickly became a runaway success.
    





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Intel Buys Fitness Tracker Maker Basis

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 5:57pm
Chipmaker Intel has bought Basis Science, the startup behind the popular fitness tracker by the same name, for an undisclosed sum.The deal, announced Tuesday by Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel Corp., comes as the still-nascent market for wearable gadgets is heating up.
    





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The Onion's Fake 'PicSong' App is Pitch-Perfect

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 5:42pm
After the hype machine double-whammy of SXSW and the official TED Talks conference, a bit of a palate cleanser seems in order. This video from parody news site The Onion nails the trumped-up apps that seem to be making waves daily in Silicon Valley.
    





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Target Missed Many Warning Signs Leading to Breach: Senate Report

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 5:42pm
Target Corp missed multiple opportunities to thwart the hackers responsible for the unprecedented holiday shopping season data breach, U.S. Senate staffers charged in a committee report released on Tuesday.There was no indication the No. 3 U.S.
    





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Monopoly Fans Debate Adding 'House Rules' on Facebook

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:39pm
When you and few family members gather 'round for a game of Monopoly, what are your house rules? $500 on Free Parking? Travel between railroads? No auctions? Whatever they are, there's a chance one of them might become an official rule in a couple weeks — but that may not be a good thing.
    





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HTC One M8 Revealed: Top Eight Features

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:39pm

HTC’s new One M8 had more leaks than the Titanic leading up to its unveiling, but now that it’s official we’re still excited.


    





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#Ridiculous: $3,000 Buys a 'Social Media Wedding Concierge'

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:39pm

The W Hotels is offering a "Social Media Wedding Concierge" service available at four New York locations.


    





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Monopoly Fans Debate New 'House Rules' on Facebook

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:08pm
When you and few family members gather 'round for a game of Monopoly, what are your house rules? $500 on Free Parking? Travel between railroads? No auctions? Whatever they are, there's a chance one of them might become an official rule in a couple weeks — but that may not be a good thing.
    





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Instagram Replacing Foursquare With Facebook Places?

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:08pm
Instagram is testing integration with Facebook Places to add location data to users' photos, something that could be bad news for Foursquare.The news was first reported by Fast Company.
    
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