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Apple could be ditching Google as its default search engine, report says

News broke last week that Yahoo would replace Google as the default search engine on Firefox browsers. Now another — more powerful — company might also be ditching Google. Apple's contract with Google is almost up, and in 2015 the Cupertino...Show More Summary

4 things your tech incubator is probably missing

This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management. Incubators were once a niche enterprise — in 1980, there were really...Show More Summary

A Thanksgiving Weekend TV Guide

12 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

Thanksgiving weekend might very well be the laziest time of year, and to support us in our endeavor to do as little as possible, the television networks have curated a weekend of programming that could serve almost every basic desire you might have — laughs, tears and even clones Below, Mashable has gathered a list of highlights. Show More Summary

Anger echoes across U.S. in nation-wide Ferguson protests

15 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

Protesters took to the streets in dozens of U.S. cities Tuesday night, as anger over the decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown spilled over into a second night See...Show More Summary

Here's how Taylor Swift and Lorde became BFFs

18 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

How do two multi-platinum record-selling mega celebrities become BFFs? With some flowers and a Grammys prank, of course Taylor Swift and Lorde — the hottest best friend couple since Matt Damon and Ben Affleck — are taking over awardShow More Summary

Obama grants 'amnesty' to Thanksgiving turkeys

36 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

President Obama managed to get in a few digs at his critics during the annual White House Turkey Pardon on Wednesday, joking that some would say the president gave 'amnesty' to the pardoned birds. With a smirk on his face and a chuckle...Show More Summary

24 hours with Lyft: an Uber refugee's tale

39 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

It was the end of a long holiday party — one of those off-the-record media affairs of the kind that got Uber into hot water last week — and all I wanted was to get home. My fingers itched to fire up the Uber app, and it was made worse...Show More Summary

? Linked: “Remembering Macworld Expo”

via Chris Breen & And I’m hardly alone. At Expo careers were launched, plots hatched, businesses created, minds changed, and friends made. It was an event that we looked forward to for months and whose ideas resonated for years. And it wasn’t just us shmoes. I saw countless Apple employees who were just as […]

Man grows the purr-fect cat-shaped mustache for Movember

50 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

Forget about Movember, this man used the opportunity to coin Meow-vember. For one hairy month, men all over the globe put down their razors to support men's health organizations. Some men opt for full beards while others style them into...Show More Summary

Republic Wireless to offer next-generation Moto X for $399, sans contract

53 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

Republic Wireless, the budget carrier that offers full-data plans for as low as $25 a month, will begin offering the second-generation Moto X next month for $399, without a contract. The company currently sells the original Moto X for $299, the Moto G for $149 and the Moto E for $99 — also sans contract. Show More Summary

OUR Walmart Workers Organize Black Friday Strike

Every year, as Thanksgiving draws closer, you hear rumors of strikes for Walmart on Black Friday. So far, it hasn’t happened (at least to the scale that people expect), but this year there might actually be significant strikes, thanks to OUR Walmart. The group, Organization United for Respect at Walmart, or OUR Walmart for short, […]

Twitter to begin tracking which apps you download

Twitter will soon start keeping tabs on the apps you download An app update, slated to roll out to iOS users Wednesday and Android users in the next week, will add a setting that allows the social network to keep track of the apps you...Show More Summary

James Cameron: 'Avatar' sequels are going to be bitchin'

James Cameron has one word to describe the next three Avatar sequels: "bitchin'." The director told Empire magazine in an interview that he's hard at work on scripts for three sequels to Avatar, the most successful movie in history (unadjusted...Show More Summary

Ferguson library offers hope in community rattled by violence

In the midst of a community rattled by violence, a library has become the symbol of resilience. While local schools have been forced to shut their doors and businesses have been boarded up in Ferguson, Missouri, the Ferguson Municipal...Show More Summary

Remembering the Detroit Riots of 1967

In the early morning of July 23, 1967, rioting broke out in Detroit, Michigan. Police had raided an unlicensed bar and detained 82 African-American people. Onlookers retaliated by looting a nearby store, and the situation escalated The...Show More Summary

GoPro is making its own line of drones, report says

GoPros are already often used with drones to capture unique videos and perspectives. Naturally, GoPro is cutting the middle man and trying its hand at developing its own drones. The company, known for its high-durability action cameras,...Show More Summary

Joni Mitchell Didn’t Want Taylor Swift To Star In Biopic

Taylor Swift probably won’t be starring in the upcoming biopic about Joni Mitchell. Swift was in the running for the role back in 2012. At the time, the country singer said that she was eager to play Joni Mitchell. Swift said: “I wish I could say it’s confirmed! But the thing about movies that I’ve […]

Piper Kerman and Larry Smith of 'Orange Is the New Black' discuss social media and more

We talked digital with couple Piper Kerman and Larry Smith, who are both appearing at the upcoming Mashable Media Summit on December 5, from 2:10 - 2:40 p.m. Kerman has been lauded for the success of her memoir Orange is the New Black, which is now a hit series on Netflix. Show More Summary

French inventor claims his pills make farts smell like chocolate

Christian Poincheval is a 65-year-old French inventor who has dedicated the past eight years of his life to making farts smell better. He claims that his Lutin Malin — which translates to "crafty imp" — line of pills ease digestion and "perfume" farts into smelling like roses or violets. Show More Summary

New smartphone app promises easy eye testing worldwide

LONDON — The team behind a smartphone-based portable eye examination kit have just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for new innovation. Peek comprises a smartphone app and low-cost adaptor that enables professional eye examinations anywhere in the world. Show More Summary

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