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Almost every detail about Google's wireless service might have just leaked (GOOG)

Google said last month that it plans to build a small wireless service that would allow it to function sort of like Verizon, AT&T, or any other carrier. Google's Sundar Pichai said at Mobile World Congress that the company would make its own wireless service "at a small scale" after The Information's Amir Efrati initially reported Google's plans. Show More Summary

Marissa Mayer sent 18 Yahoo employees on a free trip to Hawaii as a reward for finishing a project early

Yahoo has made some progress since Marissa Mayer joined as CEO in July of 2012. According to a new profile by Fast Company's Harry McCracken, Mayer has set a new tone at the company by encouraging team members to get things done quickly and with limited oversight. Show More Summary

Google Maps prank shows Edward Snowden hiding out in the White House

In a brilliant prank, Google Maps is now showing that new resident is hiding out in the White House — Edward Snowden, or rather a play on his name, "Edwards Snow Den." If you head on over to Google Maps and zoom in close enough on the...Show More Summary

Now you can get your selfies printed on your Apple Watch (AAPL)

A website is selling Apple Watch straps that can be printed with your photos. It's a new idea from a website called Casetify, which explains that its products are "designed for ultimate comfort while embracing individuality." To make...Show More Summary

Apple banned selfie sticks at its next event (AAPL)

Apple's next event, the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will start on June 8 in San Francisco. But if you're attending, you'll have to leave your selfie stick at home. In Apple's information page for WWDC, it says attendees can't...Show More Summary

Play the adorable 'Pony Express' game on Google today (GOOG)

If you visit Google on Tuesday you'll be greeted with a special treat: An adorable game based on the Pony Express, founded exactly 155 years ago, which lets you collect letters, avoid obstacles, and race on horseback from California to Missouri. Show More Summary

Snoop Dogg just invested in an Uber-for-weed startup, Eaze

Eaze, a marijuana delivery startup, just raised $10 million from investors including DCM Ventures, 500 Startups, Snoop Dogg's Casa Verde Capital, and Fresh VC. Eaze is an on-demand marijuana delivery startup that works by connecting California's medical marijuana patients with local dispensaries. Show More Summary

The UK government is refusing to rule out building killer robots

The UK government is refusing to back a ban on building "killer robots," the Guardian reports. Killer robots may sound like science fiction but their regulation is a debate that has become increasingly important. In technical terms,Show More Summary

Super-hot startup Docker raises $95 million as it prepares to squeeze out the competition

Just over two years ago, a company called Docker came out of nowhere with a ton of hype and lofty ambitions. It basically invented an entire market for its signature application container technology, and it only wants to grow and grow until there's no room for anybody else. Show More Summary

Apple Watch preorders that were pushed back to June will 'most likely ship sooner,' says Apple (AAPL)

The Apple Watch will likely ship sooner than June despite the fact that some models have been back ordered until then, according to a new report from MacRumors. A MacRumors reader named Andrew Turko sent an email to Apple CEO Tim Cook...Show More Summary

Apple's next big event will happen on June 8th (AAPL)

Apple's next big event, the World Wide Developers Conference, will take place on June 8. This is when Apple usually showcases the next version of iOS and OS X. Developing... Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your phone before bed

The security company that Slack turned to after its breach just raised $30M

Two-factor authentication is a hot new feature for companies, even if the technology has been around for ages. The well-known security practice has people logging in to networks verify their identity by sending a confirmation message to a personal device like a smartphone. Show More Summary

These charts suggest VCs are getting more cautious as late-stage investors rush in

Venture capitalists are actually pouring less money into late-stage startups than they were — but it's more than being made up for by the money coming from other investors like mutual funds and hedge funds, according to a new report from venture capital tracker CB Insights. Show More Summary

Online dating hackers are getting their victims to install a custom sextortion Android app

Online dating hackers are becoming much more sophisticated in the way they target and steal money victims' cash. Cybercriminals are now asking their "dates" to install a custom-made smartphone app that installs malware and allows them to extract details for blackmail purposes, Global Dating Insights reports. Show More Summary

Apple is about to kickstart an arms race in music streaming

Apple released the latest build of its mobile phone software to developers Monday night, and iOS 8.4 includes one extremely important change. Buried in the updates and tweaks to the operating system is an updated music app with a new look. Show More Summary

10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, AMZN, GOOG)

Good morning! It's a gloriously sunny day in London. Here's the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Apple sold more Apple Watches on the first day of pre-orders than Google managed with Android Wear in an entire year. It's bad news for Google's smartwatch app ecosystem. Show More Summary

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what you need to know for Tuesday. 1. Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a ban Monday on supplying Iran with advanced air defence missile systems. 2. Tulsa, Oklahoma, reserve deputy Robert Bates was charged Monday with manslaughter for the shooting death of an unarmed black man, Eric Harris. 3. Show More Summary

7 reasons I am now terrified of computers, courtesy of Symantec

It is not looking good for good old fashioned human beings out in the wide world of security, if the Internet Security Threat Report from Symantec, covering the last year in cybersecurity, is to be believed. In 2014, retailers like Target...Show More Summary

Amazon and HarperCollins agree to a new 'multiyear' publishing deal

Amazon and HarperCollins have reportedly reached an agreement that will keep the publisher's digital and print titles on sale at the world's largest online book retailer for years to come. The deal, as reported by the Wall Street Journal,...Show More Summary

There's a funny reason why people didn't understand how to use Google when it first launched (GOOG)

Back in 2000, Google found itself with a strange problem: People were visiting the site's homepage, but they weren't searching for anything. The company couldn't figure out why until it went to do a user study at a nearby college, Google...Show More Summary

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