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10 jobs that will make you happy and rich

Many people believe a happy career and a fat paycheck are mutually exclusive, but online jobs community CareerBliss has found that these two things can go hand in hand. CareerBliss compiled its new list of jobs that can make you happy...Show More Summary

For every £154 newspapers lose in print revenue, they gain only £5 on the digital side

LONDON — Between 2015 and 2016, the tide turned swiftly against newspapers in Britain. A key threshold was crossed: smartphone ownership among people aged over 55 — the most important newspaper-reading demographic — nearly doubled: Smartphone...Show More Summary

Watch a drone's eye view of SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 making the perfect landing

A nearby drone captured amazing footage of SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 making the perfect landing in Cape Canaveral, where it had also launched from. The rocket was returning from delivering supplies to the International Space Station. Produced by David Ibekwe Join the conversation about this story »

This is the greatest Corvette ever - and it's only $70,000 (GM)

I'm not going to get into the long and illustrious history of the Chevrolet Corvette, in continuous production since the 1950s and now into its seventh generation. You can look it up. Suffice it to say that we really, really like Vettes. Show More Summary

Here's how Hyperloop One's massive, high-speed transport system will work

Hyperloop One is facing some potential competition from its former co-founder and CEO Brogan BamBrogan. BamBrogan and three other former Hyperloop One employees launched a Hyperloop startup, Arrivo, last week. The move came after the...Show More Summary

What someone who worked closely with PewDiePie thinks about Disney and YouTube dropping him

In his YouTube videos, PewDiePie is boisterous and goofy, playing video games and swearing enough to make a sailor nod in approval. But in person, 27-year-old Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) is much more introverted, according to a colleague...Show More Summary is reportedly doing a deal with app-only bank Atom that could see the singer invest

LONDON — Singer has reportedly agreed to be a consultant to app-only challenger bank Atom and could become an investor, according to Sky News. Sky reported that the Voice judge has signed up to be a strategic advisor to help...Show More Summary

A US panel has endorsed limited genetic modification of humans — here's what that means

Sometime not necessarily too far from now, the first humans whose DNA has been intentionally edited by scientists could very likely be born. The technologies that make that theoretically possible have existed for some time now and in...Show More Summary

Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook are building the future, but your smartphone still isn’t going anywhere (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN)

Many people — myself included — have high, high hopes for new tech like Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant, or the Microsoft HoloLens hologram headset, to usher in a new era beyond the smartphone. But even Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos thinksShow More Summary

Accenture has acquired one of the biggest digital agencies in Germany (ACN)

Accenture Interactive announced on Monday it is acquiring 62% of the German digital agency SinnerSchrader. The agency, which went public in 1999, was ranked the sixth biggest digital agency in Germany last year by the advertising news...Show More Summary

Step inside Slack's light-drenched New York City office

Slack is one of the most closely watched startups in Silicon Valley, and now it has a home base in New York, too. The three-year-old chat app maker boasts 4 million daily users, from employees at media companies like Business Insider,...Show More Summary

What the 'Tinder for TV shows and movies' has learned about what people want to watch

As streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video become a bigger part of our media diet, it can get annoying to switch between all the interfaces to find your next show or movie to watch. So when the MightyTV app launched...Show More Summary

Snapchat has started selling its Spectacles camera glasses online (SNAP)

Until now, the only way to buy Snapchat's Spectacles has been through yellow vending machines that appear unannounced in random cities for 24 hours. Starting Monday, Snapchat will also sell its camera-equipped sunglasses on its website. Show More Summary

REPORT: The UK will be short of 800,000 digital workers by 2020 as a result of Brexit

The UK tech industry risks a shortfall in skills to the tune of 800,000 jobs by 2020, according to research published on Sunday by policy group Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec). The study, first reported by The Sunday Times,Show More Summary

YouTube is killing off its unskippable 30-second ads (GOOG)

YouTube will stop serving unskippable 30-second ads to users in 2018, Google announced on Friday. The company will instead push its other unskippable ad formats, including the 6-second ad unit it launched in April and its 20-second ads. Show More Summary

A single typo let hackers steal $400,000 from a bitcoin rival

Typos aren't just a headache — they can sometimes have very costly consequences. On Friday, digital currency Zcoin announced that a typographical error had let an unidentified attacker make a profit of around $400,000 (£320,000). Zcoin is similar to Bitcoin — it's a digital currency powered by cryptography, and without any single central bank. Show More Summary

Google and Bing are about to make it tougher to search for illegal streaming and download sites (GOOG, MSFT)

Google and Microsoft have signed up to a voluntary code promising more collaboration with rightsholders. The search engines have until June 1 to show progress on demoting pirate sites in search. Autocomplete may stop showing piratedShow More Summary

Apple is restructuring the way it works with its lead advertising agency (AAPL, OMC)

Apple is changing the way it works with its lead advertising agency TBWA\Media Arts Lab as part of an effort to streamline its global marketing output, Adweek's Patrick Coffee reported. TBWA\Media Arts Lab's Apple team has been restructured for the agency to focus more on digital and local campaigns. Show More Summary

Amazon will create more than 1,500 jobs in France this year (AMZN)

Amazon is creating more than 1,500 "CDI" permanent contract jobs in France. The increase brings the US company's total number of French staff to 5,500 from 4,000 this year. France has been keen to reinforce its status as a major European...Show More Summary

Apple reportedly acquired an Israeli startup that uses facial recognition to unlock your phone (AAPL)

Apple's latest reported acquisition could allow you to unlock your iPhone with a selfie. According to Hebrew-language site Calcalist, the Californian technology company has acquired RealFace — an Israeli startup that builds facial recognition technology. RealFace's website is not currently online, but videos show off its product in action. Show More Summary

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