In a refreshing bit of corporate benevolence, Pinterest has pulled open the curtain for the world to see just how much effort it’s putting into workplace equality.
Under the headline “Diversity and Inclusion at Pinterest,” the social-media darling’s Tracy Chou, a software engineer, blogs about her employer ...
You may soon be able to legally unlock your cell phone again.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would roll back a prohibition on unlocking that took effect early last year. Because the bill, formally known as Senate 517, has already passed the Senate, it will proceed on to the president, who is expected to ...
The nation’s (almost) top cop is mad as hell, and he’s not gonna take it anymore.
Outraged that Americans caught streaming pirated movies get a slap on the wrist while Americans downloading those same movies face time in the Big House, a high-level Department of Justice official is pushing Congress to do something about t ...
In case Silicon Valley’s venture pool wasn’t frothy enough for you, there’s a new VC firm in town.
PointGuard Ventures, started by VC veterans Krish Panu and Pete Thomas, announced on Thursday their new fund and first investment. The winner? Movius, an Atlanta-based company that sells wireless and landline voicemail services to teleco ...
Google reportedly granted more than 50 percent of the requests to remove links to information about individuals under Europe’s new “right to be forgotten” ruling.
The Wall Street Journal said that Google has told European regulators this, citing a person familiar with the matter.
Since late May, more than 90,000 indi ...
These things nowadays, they think they’re so smart.
• First, for all you smarty-shoes out there, what about kicks that can run Google Maps and vibrate when you need to turn? That’s right, you just follow your shoes. The Lechal smartshoes, made by an Indian startup, are expected to come in the fall. They’ll cost $100 ...
U.S. skies are scheduled to officially open to civilian drones by 2015. This has legislators trying to get ahead of the invasion, which has varied implications. Drone makers tout potential positive uses for the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Read More →
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"I have a hard time taking too much credit for it. I had a lot of just dumb luck and incredibly enabling parents."
— David Karp, 26, answering Charlie Rose's question about finding focus and success at an early Read More →
Everything's bigger in Texas, where the biggest Big Gulp came from. Speaking of size, can you control the rate of dilution better with a big ice cube? (via Marginal Revolution) In case you missed it, an Read More →
Another smartphone app was unveiled at the high-powered, high-tech All Things Digital conference held this week in the California coastal resort town of Rancho Palos Verde.
It was Apple that took the spotlight at the annual technology conference on Read More →
A group of more than 30 computer scientists on Thursday asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco to block Oracle's bid to copyright the widely used computer code known as application programming interfaces or APIs.
In a long-running lawsuit, now Read More →
Should the world's largest social network be worried that it's losing young people amid reports of Facebook fatigue and boredom? Among the bigwigs who spoke at the All Things Digital conference Wednesday was Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Her Read More →
The first free language instruction and translation company to rival college-level courses has released an Android version of its popular technology. With the new mobile feature, which landed in the Google Play store on Wednesday, Duolingo expects to double Read More →