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Here's how popular Netflix's 'Making a Murderer' really was according to a research company

"Making a Murderer" has dominated conversations and headlines for nearly three months now, but a new ratings report proves that you don't need to have a ton of viewers to start building that hype. For "Making a Murderer," Netflix's docuseries...Show More Summary

Eddy Cue: Apple Music has 11 million paid subscribers (AAPL)

Apple services boss Eddy Cue said that Apple Music has 11 million paid subscribers during a podcast with Daring Fireball's John Gruber published on Friday. " I think we're going to see more and more customers," Cue said. "We just passed over 11 milloin Apple Music subscribers, and all of those people live in a world where music is in the cloud. Show More Summary

Here's what LinkedIn's CEO said to motivate employees after its stock was slashed by 40% (LNKD)

When LinkedIn's stock nose-dived last week after earnings, even its CFO admitted he was "pretty surprised" by its skid.  The social network for professionals lost more than 40% of its value in one day, slicing $10 billion off its market...Show More Summary

Apple says people send as many as 200,000 iMessages per second

Apple's iMessage handles an absurd amount of messages: sometimes as many as 200,000 per second, according to Apple services boss Eddy Cue. The stat was revealed during a podcast with Daring Fireball's John Gruber published on Friday. "The...Show More Summary

An elaborate experiment aims to answer one of humanity's most important questions — and then fire it into space

This fall, a collaboration led by the University of Edinburgh, the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh, and the United Kingdom Astronomical Technology Center will send a string of text messages into space that all answer the same, simpleShow More Summary

China will be the first to explore the dark side of the moon

The space race isn't over yet. China is set to explore the moon in 2018. Produced By Maya Dangerfield. Video courtesy of Reuters, Getty, and Pond5. Follow TI: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Someone has created an entire website devoted to pictures of white guys wearing Oculus — and the results are hilarious

There is something inherently giggle-worthy about a white guy wearing an Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset which will launch on March 28. Perhaps the dorkiness, perhaps the unabashed glee, perhaps something you can't quite put...Show More Summary

Snapchat wants to make it easier for you to get news through the app

Snapchat wants to make it easier for users follow their favorite media brands and receive a stream of new content, bolstering its effort to become a full-fledged media and entertainment hub, according to Re/code. The internet company...Show More Summary

A man allegedly tricked his neighbor by renting her place on Airbnb, then refused to leave

You hear of the occasional Airbnb guest refusing to leave a rental. But what happens when that guest is a neighbor you've been feuding with for years? The San Francisco Chronicle's Carolyn Said uncovered what the paper labeled "the most...Show More Summary

Apple's reportedly doing an original scripted TV show with Dr. Dre, and it'll have 'no shortage of violence and sex' (AAPL)

Apple has bankrolled a scripted TV series starring Dr. Dre, according to a story by The Hollywood Reporter on Friday. The show is called "Vital Signs" and will star Beats cofounder Dr. Dre. Six 30-minute episodes have reportedly been...Show More Summary

Aston Martin's new V12 engine sounds positively devilish

With Aston Martin set to introduce the DB11 as a replacement for the venerable DB9, the company will also introduce a new engine to power the new car. Aston Martin has thus far said no to turbocharging for its lineup of performance grand...Show More Summary

How Elon Musk got himself ready to change the world

Elon Musk became a self-made millionaire at the age of 27, when he sold his first company, Zip2. By age 41, his estimated net worth had surpassed $1 billion, and today, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO has an estimated net worth of $10.5 billion. Long...Show More Summary

A startup that builds rig-inspecting drones has just raised $5.7 million from a helicopter company and a London investor

London startup Sky-Futures announced today that it has raised an additional $5.7 million (£3.9 million) for its oil and gas rig inspection drone inspection services, bringing total investment in the company to over $10 million (£6.9Show More Summary

Here's what happened to Zappos' HR boss when the company got rid of managers and her job became obsolete

In March 2013, a pilot group of 100 Zappos employees primarily comprising the human resources team began working under Holacracy, an experimental management system that eliminates traditional job titles and manager roles. Around sixShow More Summary

What it’s really like to fly in ‘zero gravity’ like Ok Go did in their new music video

In case you missed it, Ok Go's new music video is literally out of this world. Ok, not literally, but it was shot in "zero gravity." The pop band, known for its ambitious music videos, filmed its latest single "Upside Down and Inside...Show More Summary

Trolls are trying to fool people into bricking their iPhones (AAPL)

A newly discovered bug renders iPhones useless if the system date is set to January 1, 1970. Why would anyone purposely set their phone to a date 45 years in the past? Well, one possibility is that they've been fooled by a troll. The...Show More Summary

An inside look at the historic career of 'unlikely ballerina' Misty Copeland, who went from 'pretty much homeless' to dance superstar

Professional ballerina Misty Copeland, 33, made history last year when she became the first African American woman to be named principal dancer with the legendary American Ballet Theatre. This week she's making headlines with a recent...Show More Summary

Here's how investors reacted to the latest crop of tech earnings

The stock market is in turmoil, and the tech industry is far from immune. But some companies are faring better than others. This chart from Statista shows how investors judged eight of the most prominent tech companies the day after they reported earnings for the last quarter of 2015. Show More Summary

BMW just unleashed its second 600-horsepower luxury limo in a week

The new BMW 7-Series is perhaps best large sedan the company has ever produced. But BMW isn't resting on its laurels. This week, the Munich-based automaker has released not one, but two 600-horsepower, all-wheel-drive, performance variants...Show More Summary

AT&T is officially testing a phone network that could be up to 100 times faster than 4G

AT&T has announced its plans to begin field testing a new 5G network, which has the capability of being up to 100 times faster than our current 4G networks, according to Re/code's Ina Fried. The news comes shortly after Verizon's announcement...Show More Summary

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