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Box CEO Aaron Levie: Microsoft Doesn't Have the DNA to Keep Up
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Box CEO Aaron Levie: Microsoft Doesn't Have the DNA to Keep Up

At a recent meeting with journalists, Box CEO Aaron Levie and former Microsoft Windows Division president Steven Sinofsky offered their views on how cloud technology is fundamentally disrupting the IT space.
Gap Raises Minimum Wage as Walmart Mulls a Hike of Its Own
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Gap Raises Minimum Wage as Walmart Mulls a Hike of Its Own

Gap announced that it would increase the minimum hourly rate for stateside employees to $9 in June, and then again to $10 exactly one year later.
Google May Be Bringing High-Speed 'Fiber' to Your City
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Google May Be Bringing High-Speed 'Fiber' to Your City

Google's high-speed network, known as Fiber, delivers the internet at speeds of up to one gigabyte per second, 100 times faster than average broadband
WhatsApp Co-Founder's Reaction to Snapchat: 'I Don't Give a Sh-t About This'
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WhatsApp Co-Founder's Reaction to Snapchat: 'I Don't Give a Sh-t About This'

Competition gets us fired up -- sometimes with entertaining results.
Peter Thiel's Newest Obsession: Nanotechnology.
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Peter Thiel's Newest Obsession: Nanotechnology.

The co-founder of Palantir and PayPal has invested in and joined the board of Nanotronics Imaging, a microscopy and software company.
Elon Musk Admits to 'Conversations' With Apple About Tesla
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Elon Musk Admits to 'Conversations' With Apple About Tesla

Meanwhile, the electric car company reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter financial results.
Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal
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Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal

The social media juggernaut acquires the web-based messaging service in a stock and cash deal.
The Latest Must-Stop for Celebs on a Promo Tour: Silicon Valley
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The Latest Must-Stop for Celebs on a Promo Tour: Silicon Valley

With television audiences diminishing as a result of newer digital mediums, celebrities are increasingly courting the tech giants of Silicon Valley on their recent promo tours.
The Priciest Rents in the U.S. Are Somewhere You've Probably Never Heard Of
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The Priciest Rents in the U.S. Are Somewhere You've Probably Never Heard Of

A recent study revealed that a small, oil boom town in North Dakota fetches rents that are, on average, $2,400 for a one-bedroom apartment.
Google Issues Some Pretty Darn Hilarious Glass Do's and Don't's
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Google Issues Some Pretty Darn Hilarious Glass Do's and Don't's

Don’t be creepy, do explore the world around you, plus all the 'glasshole' etiquette you'll ever need.
Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones
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Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones

Filed in 2008, the USPTO granted the request by Apple for a headphone system that can monitor biometric data and can potentially be controlled with head gestures.
Are Online Comment Trolls Actually 'Psychopathic Sadists'?
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Are Online Comment Trolls Actually 'Psychopathic Sadists'?

A new study suggests that yes, yes they are.
In Sochi, People Are Using Matchmaking App Tinder Like Crazy
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In Sochi, People Are Using Matchmaking App Tinder Like Crazy

Tinder CEO Sean Rad reports a 400 percent increase in new users since the Olympics started last week
Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million
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Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million

The two companies will have a combined user base of 500 million.
Why This Will Be a Huge Year for Wearable Tech
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Why This Will Be a Huge Year for Wearable Tech

Wearable tech, especially smart bands and watches, are set to see a growth of 350 percent in 2014.
Sochi Organizers Did a Terrible Job Stocking Olympic Souvenirs
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Sochi Organizers Did a Terrible Job Stocking Olympic Souvenirs

Olympic spectators are grumbling that Sochi merchandise is both hard to come by and severely overpriced at this year’s Games.
Entrepreneurs on the Moon? NASA Takes a Step in That Direction.
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Entrepreneurs on the Moon? NASA Takes a Step in That Direction.

How NASA and private space firms are trailblazing the giant leap to the final frontier.
Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’
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Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’

In an interview on CNBC this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that the two companies wouldn't be pursuing the merger if they didn't realistically think they would get it would get regulatory approval.
JPMorgan Slams Bitcoin as Exchanges Halt Withdrawals
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JPMorgan Slams Bitcoin as Exchanges Halt Withdrawals

Bitcoin has suffered another shock to its system in the past week, but there's reason to believe the problem is only temporary.
Yahoo Picks Up Social Diary Startup for a Reported $10 Million
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Yahoo Picks Up Social Diary Startup for a Reported $10 Million

The team at Wander, which launched its social journaling app just last May, will become part of Yahoo's mobile and emerging products division.
Virgin Atlantic Is Using Google Glass to Greet Customers
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Virgin Atlantic Is Using Google Glass to Greet Customers

The British airline hopes to improve customer service through wearable technology.
French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage
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French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

Following a failed appeal, Google was ordered by French courts post a notice on its Google.fr homepage informing users that it would be paying a 150,000-euro fine over privacy violations.
Look Out, Amazon: Dubai Could Have Delivery Drones by Year's End
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Look Out, Amazon: Dubai Could Have Delivery Drones by Year's End

The United Arab Emirates will employ drones equipped with eye-recognition and fingerprint technology to deliver important government documents by year's end.
Yelp Listings, Reviews to Be Featured in Yahoo Search Results
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Yelp Listings, Reviews to Be Featured in Yahoo Search Results

With the partnership, Yahoo's data on local businesses is about to get a lot more detailed.
Amazon Wants a Hit Series of Its Own
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Amazon Wants a Hit Series of Its Own

For the second year in a row, Amazon is utilizing a crowdsourcing model to determine which of 10 series pilots currently available for live streaming will ultimately be given the green light.
GoPro, the Maker of the Go-Anywhere Hero Camera, Files for IPO
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GoPro, the Maker of the Go-Anywhere Hero Camera, Files for IPO

The San Mateo, Calif.-based company announced today that it plans to go public.
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