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America’s oldest news agency wrote 10X more articles by having robots do what reporters used to do

If you thought robots could never replace journalists, think twice. That’s certainly been the case at The Associated Press, America’s oldest 24-hour news agency. AP produced 3,000 articles in the past quarter, 10X more than it used to, by using automated technology. Show More Summary

The iPad has hit a wall

Apple on Tuesday announced its best quarter ever — and the most profitable quarter for any company in history. But that was because of the iPhone. Growth of the iPad, meanwhile, has hit a wall. In fact, the iPad was the only negative aspect of Apple's earnings report. Show More Summary

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is getting a raise in 2015 and could earn $20 million (IBM)

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is getting a nice raise for 2015, although she was not granted her full 2014 bonus. Rometty got a $100,000 increase in salary, from $1.5 million in 2014 to $1.6 million in 2015. She's also being granted $13.3 million...Show More Summary

Explanations to 13 jokes only smart people understand

Want to make your brainy friends laugh this weekend? Redditors took turns sharing their favorite intellectual jokes that require a certain specialized knowledge to understand. We've gathered our favorites here, and provided a quick explanation for each. Show More Summary

How Apple made its money this record-breaking quarter

This Tuesday, Apple demolished expectations, announcing it sold 74.5 million iPhones this holiday quarter — October to December of 2014. That's up 46% compared to the year prior. Last month we put together a visualization of where Apple made their money over the past fiscal year. Show More Summary

Instagram is filled with people taking selfies with Marissa Mayer

It was a big week for Marissa Mayer, as investors cheered Yahoo's plan to spin out its 15% stake in Alibaba. Mayer has now made about $500 million, and she has yet to turn 40.  She's also become a bit of a celebrity in the tech community...Show More Summary

What you 'like' on Facebook could affect whether you get hired in the future

What you "like" on Facebook may seem inconsequential now — but there's a good chance that will change in the future. A new study, cited by The New York Times, finds that computer models can draw accurate and detailed conclusions about...Show More Summary

Uber hired a law firm to assess its privacy policies — here's what the experts said

A couple months ago, Uber announced the company would be adding law firm Hogan Lovells to its privacy team. Data privacy expert Harriet Pearson — and Pearson's colleagues at Hogan Lovells — were to review and assess Uber's data privacy program. Show More Summary

Bethany Mota reveals the 5 keys to getting famous on YouTube

Bethany Mota successfully navigated the crowded landscape of YouTube to build a channel with a following of more than 8 million subscribers. Produced by Graham Flanagan Follow BI Video: On YouTube Join the conversation about this story »

Marissa Mayer made $700 million before turning 40 — here are 5 lessons from her incredible career (YHOO, GOOG)

At 39 years old, Marissa Mayer is the CEO of a $40 billion company. In terms of personal wealth, she's made at least $500 million. That's $300 million at Google and another $200 million or so at Yahoo. How did she put together such a...Show More Summary

Google paid white hat hackers more than $1.5 million this year to find bugs

Google just announced that it dished out more than $1.5 million this year to "white hat" hackers who helped the company find security vulnerabilities in its products. The company started its Security Rewards Program in 2010 to encourage security researchers to search for and report bugs and security flaws. Show More Summary

Here's how Jonah Peretti came up with the idea for HuffPo

B uzzfeed CEO and co-founder Jonah Peretti and investor Chris Dixon spoke at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club on Wednesday, where Dixon asked Peretti about founding Buzzfeed and how he got started. To tell that story Peretti explained how his first project, The Huffington Post, came to be. Show More Summary

A case for Apple's giant iPad might have just leaked (AAPL)

We're probably still a few months away from seeing new iPads from Apple, but a new leak may give us a clue about its size. French blog just posted a new image of a case that's supposedly made for Apple's upcoming larger 12-inch iPad. Show More Summary

There is a now a video game that lets you assemble Ikea furniture

Because assembling Ikea furniture is so much fun (sarcasm), a new video game called " Home Improvisation" is letting you live that experience virtually. They're calling it "the world's most fun and cooperative furniture assembly experience."...Show More Summary

Snapchat is launching its first-ever web series, and it stars Steven Spielberg's daughter

Snapchat is releasing a new web series on Snapchat's new Snap Channel, the Hollywood Reporter reports. The series, called "Literally Can't Even," will premiere on Saturday, Jan. 31. Snap Channel is part of Snapchat's new feature, Discover, which the company unveiled earlier this week. Show More Summary

See how Salesforce has expanded from a small house to the tallest building in San Francisco (CRM)

Salesforce, worth about $35 billion, is now the fifth-largest software company in the world. But like any other company, Salesforce was once a tiny startup. We took a walk down memory lane to see exactly where Salesforce started, and where it is headed when its new HQ opens in 2017. Show More Summary

Watch out for Adobe to make some big cloud acquisitions this year (ADBE)

With the long-awaited IPO of cloud storage company Box now a bona fide success, what's next for the hot cloud computing industry? We talked to early Box investor Byron Deeter, a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners who created BVP's index of public cloud companies. Show More Summary

Android is suddenly surrounded by enemies (GOOG)

New research from ABI research shows that Android shipments are falling for the first time, and Google's mobile operating system is under unprecedented threat. That threat isn't from Apple. Despite its record-breaking financial success, the iPhone doesn't pose an existential threat to Google's Android. Show More Summary

NERD ALERT! Watch a dramatic rescue of a remote-controlled car by a remote-controlled tow truck

A cool video captures a remote-controlled car being rescued by a remote-controlled tow truck after falling through a frozen lake in Magog, Canada. The video, shot late last month using cameras installed inside both vehicles, gives the viewer a unique perspective of the miniature rescue mission. Show More Summary

YouTube accused of strong-arming musicians into strict contracts (GOOG)

An independent musician and YouTube have locked horns over claims the streaming site threatened to "block" her if she didn't agree to extensive new terms and a five-year contract, the Guardian reports.  YouTube hit back, claiming her...Show More Summary

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