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Report: Uber is operating at a $470M loss

Uber is reportedly operating at a loss of close to half a billion dollars, according to a bond prospectus viewed by Bloomberg. The Bloomberg report showed $470 million in operating losses with $415 million in revenue, but the report said it was not clear whether the numbers were the results of one quarter, a full year, or some other time period. Show More Summary

Gallery: Google launches redesigned Hangouts 4.0 on iOS

Lots of UI tweaks put an emphasis on sending your friends more than just text.

There's a massive shift in the way people are watching TV (HULU)

While mobile devices are driving a significant uptick in digital video consumption in the US, OTT devices like smart TVs, connected devices, and gaming consoles are driving long-form premium content, according to a new report from Hulu. Show More Summary

Sheryl Sandberg explains the most valuable aspect of her relationship with Mark Zuckerberg

Sheryl Sandberg knew when she joined Facebook as its COO in 2007, her success at the company depended on her relationship with founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, she told the graduating class of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management on Saturday. Show More Summary

Google just got replaced by Microsoft Bing in a big search partnership (GOOG)

Microsoft is handing over parts of its display advertising business to AOL, the company announced Monday afternoon. As part of the deal, AOL, which is now owned by Verizon, will make Bing its default search engine instead of Google for the next ten-years. Show More Summary

One of the creators of Vine is launching a psychedelic new app that wants to capture the spirit of the early internet

Dom Hofmann, one of the founders behind the 6-second video app Vine, just launched a new creative app that wants to bring the psychedelic whimsy of late-1990s digital culture to your smartphone. Byte, which entered a private beta today, is all about arranging things —  videos, GIFs, text, or colors. Show More Summary

This teen broke into the set of 'Orange Is the New Black' and staged an amazing photo shoot

While some people might dream about breaking out of prison, Samantha Gardella, 19, dreamt of breaking in — so she did.  The Monroe, New York, teenager was able to walk right onto the set of "Orange Is the New Black," the Netflix show that centers around a women's prison in upstate New York, last week. Show More Summary

The government poached a renowned Googler to launch a first-of-its-kind security program

It looks like the US government may finally be taking a proactive step with cybersecurity. The White House has poached Google employee Peiter Zatko, who just announced that he is moving from Google to a nebulous new post with the federal government. Show More Summary

Here's why Facebook's new office in Africa is vital to the company's future (FB)

Facebook is getting serious about making money in Africa. The just opened its very first office on the continent: An ad sales bureau in Johannesburg, South Africa. Facebook also appointed a designated exec, N unu Ntshingila-Njeke, chairwoman of the ad agency Ogilvy, to spearhead its Africa efforts. Show More Summary

This company created a ridiculously high-quality re-creation of the original Nintendo — and you can buy it now

Spending $500 on a game console that first launched over 30 years ago is a little crazy, but one company is betting on exactly that. Analogue Interactive created a ridiculously high-quality re-creation of the original Nintendo Entertainment System – the original Nintendo – and is selling the unit in a variety of colors. Show More Summary

Microsoft is reportedly getting out of the ad business, cutting up to 1,200 jobs

Microsoft is shutting down its display advertising business and handing over parts of it to AOL and AppNexus, Bloomberg's Dina Bass reports. Up to 1,200 people could be laid off or transferred as part of the change. Microsoft has been...Show More Summary

This teen's viral coming-out essay dominated online media — but his classmates had no clue

Michael Martin goes to such a social-media -obsessed high school that when he wrote a coming-out essay that went viral online, his classmates still had no clue he was gay — until he posted on Instagram about the story 12 hours later....Show More Summary

8 apps every food lover needs

The market for food apps is exploding. Every day it seems like there's another mobile app that can deliver your next meal or get your groceries. And with meal-delivery apps like Blue Apron raising millions of dollars in funding, expect the new industry to only get more crowded. Show More Summary

Digital Intelligence Systems to add more than 100 jobs, expand at Avalon

McLean, Va.-based IT consulting service firm Digital Intelligence Systems LLC is expanding its Southeast headquarters in metro Atlanta, with plans to add more than 100 jobs over the next several months. DISYS began as an IT staffing company but has since diversified into the IT software business. Show More Summary

Most millennials don't plan to use Bitcoin

Bitcoin is still a novelty and hasn't achieved widespread adoption as a currency, but some believe Millennials will be more open to using it. A new survey from Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research indicates that Millennials have mixed feelings about Bitcoin so far. Show More Summary

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