20 May 2012

Mark Zuckerberg Finally Masters The Privacy Settings (On His Wedding)

Mark Zuckerberg Masters The Privacy Settings On His Wedding
Forbes
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 28, and long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan, 27, tied the knot on Saturday. The news came as a surprise to the wedding guests: The couple married at [Zuckerberg's] Palo Alto, Calif. home in front of fewer than 100 stunned ...

Forbes


Should you buy Facebook? Pitting the genius of Zuckerberg against Wall ...
Washington Post
EDITOR'S NOTE — Facebook began selling stock to the public Friday in the most talked-about market debut in years. The stock closed 23 cents above its initial offering price, at $38.23. Two Associated Press business writers debate whether the stock is a ...

Why Verizon Phasing Out Unlimited Data Is a Step Backwards
Mashable
A Verizon executive said at a trade show this week the company would begin transitioning its 3G customers with unlimited data plans to the limited tiered-pricing plans it introduced last year. Verizon has since clarified his comments, but it's clear ...

Pakistan blocks Twitter over Prophet Mohammed references
Telegraph.co.uk
Pakistan blocked access to the microblogging site Twitter on Sunday because of its refusal to remove controversial references to the Prophet Mohammed. By Rob Crilly, Islamabad The move brought instant condemnation from thousands of users and even ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Where Karma Could Take Facebook
Forbes
Facebook, for its first post-IPO act–not counting CEO Mark Zuckerberg's marriage to his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan, on Saturday–acquired social gifting startup Karma for an undisclosed amount. The company doesn't have the name recognition as ...


Google Can Finally Own Motorola And The Deal Will Close Imminently
San Francisco Chronicle
Google can officially acquire Motorola Mobility. Chinese regulators have approved the $12.5 billion purchase of the mobile company and Google emailed a statement to Bloomberg Businessweek yesterday: “We are pleased the deal has received approval in all ...

Morning, Hackers! The 24-Hour Disrupt NYC Hackathon: Coding Ends, Judging ...
TechCrunch
It's been a long, caffeine-fueled ride for the hundreds of hackers who have set up at our big Disrupt NY 2012 Hackathon, but the furious process of taking a wild idea and turning it into something real is finally winding down.

TechCrunch

Microsoft Renews Free Xbox 360 for Students Program.
X-bit Labs
by Anton Shilov Microsoft Corp. has announced the return of its student offer that allows students buying a qualifying Windows 7-based PC to also get a free Xbox 360 4GB console. The offer is available for current students starting May 20 at ...

SpaceX replaces faulty rocket valve for space station flight
msnbc.com
SpaceX engineers have replaced a faulty engine valve on a private rocket carrying the first commercial space capsule bound for the International Space Station following the last-second abort during an attempted liftoff Saturday.

App scans faces of San Francisco bar-goer
San Jose Mercury News
By MARCUS WOHLSEN, AP SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A watchful eye has arrived on San Francisco's bar scene, but not to keep you in check. It just wants to check you out. A new app launched this weekend that will scan the faces of patrons in 25 bars across the ...

Children, young adults suffer most from solar eclipse blindness
Los Angeles Times
Children and young adults are most likely of all age groups to suffer from blindness when they look at the sun during a solar eclipse, according to NASA. "Eclipse blindness" can occur when people look at solar eclipses repeatedly or for a long time...

"Mario Tennis Open" opens on the Nintendo 3DS
ABC News
Today, "Mario Tennis Open" goes online, offering fierce on-the-go 3D tennis matches by way of the Nintendo 3DS. Electronic tennis dates as far back as video games themselves, starting with "Pong" on the Atari 5000 back in 1972.

ABC News

Facebook stock debut closes near flat
Great Falls Tribune
Colors? Some of my favorites come in a Montana sunset: ablaze in pink, orange and those...- 10:00 pm Facebook founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, applauds at the opening bell of the Nasdaq stock market Friday at company headquarters in ...

New Wii U design leaks
SlashGear
Details of an updated version of Nintendo's Wii U controller have apparently leaked, with the touchscreen tablet showing numerous ergonomic tweaks ahead of its next public outing at E3 2012. The photo was briefly shared by a games tester working for ...

SlashGear

Comcast ditches flat 250GB bandwidth cap for tiered service approach
ITworld.com
By Brad Reed, Network World | Networking, Comcast 6 comments May 19, 2012, 7:50 AM — Comcast is trying out more flexible ways to implement its bandwidth caps by experimenting with tiered service options. Comcast says that it will temporarily suspend ...

Facebook Suit Over Subscriber Tracking Seeks $15 Billion
Bloomberg
Facebook Inc. (FB), the social network operator whose shares began trading yesterday, was sued for $15 billion in an amended complaint by subscribers who claim the company invaded their privacy by tracking their Internet use. In the complaint filed May ...

Bloomberg

Ancient Turtle Was as Big as Small Car
LiveScience.com
A turtle the size of a small car once roamed what is now South America 60 million years ago, suggests its fossilized remains. Discovered in a coal mine in Colombia in 2005, the turtle was given the name Carbonemys cofrinii, which means "coal turtle.

Apple to use only green power for main data center
Reuters
By Poornima Gupta (Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to power its main US data center entirely with renewable energy by the end of this year, taking steps to address longstanding environmental concerns about the rapid expansion of high-consuming computer ...

Countdown Begins: Sheryl Sandberg Will Likely Be A Billionaire Before Year End
Forbes
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg may become Silicon Valley's next billioniare in six months. (Photo: Wikipedia) Amid the feeding frenzy of its initial public offering, Facebook will likely be creating its first female billionaire: Chief Operating Officer, ...

Forbes

New-found exoplanet is evaporating away
TG Daily
MIT and NASA scientists believe they've found a planet, 1500 light years away, that appears to be disintegrating from the heat of its parent star. The planet circles its parent star every 15 hours — one of the shortest planetary orbits ever observed, ...

TG Daily

Max Payne 3 – review
The Guardian
Max Payne is looking pretty good for his age. Well, Max himself is looking awful; older, fatter, drunker, and sporting a beard that only serves to highlight his more than passing resemblance to Humphrey Bogart. But Max Payne 3 looks absolutely amazing.

The Guardian

Samsung chief: we're open to a cross-licensing deal with Apple, but 4G chip ...
Engadget
By Jon Fingas posted May 20th 2012 1:02PM The at times very heated legal battle between Apple and Samsung might be softening just a bit ahead of truce talks on May 21st. Samsung's mobile head JK Shin just left Seoul for the mediated discussions saying ...

HTC shipping custom Android builds on US devices to avoid Apple patents
The Verge
By Nilay Patel on May 16, 2012 06:13 pm 258Comments The HTC One X for AT&T and Evo 4G LTE for Sprint already bear the distinction of being the first Android devices to face an import block at US Customs for potentially infringing an Apple patent, ...

Facebook IPO fuels Bay Area spending boom
Los Angeles Times
The company's employees and investors are spending in advance of their big payday, fueling an economy that's already humming thanks to the Bay Area's thriving technology sector. Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., is marked by a Hacker Way ...

Los Angeles Times

A look at social network history
News24
New York - Facebook may have made social networking a worldwide cultural phenomenon, but it wasn't the first internet company to connect people online. And it won't be the last. Here's a look at how social networking has evolved.


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