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Entrepreneur Who Just Became A Billionaire Writes Extraordinary Letter About Leaving His Company To Save His Sanity (MSFT)

Microsoft officially announced its $2.5 billion purchase of Mojang, the Swedish company behind the ultra-popular game Minecraft, on Monday. Mark "Notch" Persson, the game's developer, has mixed emotions about the success of his company. Show More Summary

How One Guy Used YouTube To Get Thousands Of Teens To Donate $75,000 To Charity

If you've never heard of Connor Franta, you're living under a rock. Or perhaps, a television. You've never seen Franta in the movies and he hasn't been on your flat-screen TV, but Franta is one of the biggest YouTube stars around. This...Show More Summary

Almost No One Attended Mark Zuckerberg's 2005 Lecture At Harvard's Computer Science Class (Which Is Now Insanely Popular)

This week Harvard's CS50 Introduction to Computer Science beat Economics 10a to become the largest freshman class with 818 students enrolled (and many non-students viewing for free online ). "Harvard students are smart people," Harry R. Show More Summary

18-Year-Old YouTube Star Says She 'Doesn't Need A Real Job'

Jenn McAllister is not your average 18-year-old. She left home a year ago to pursue her career as a social media celebrity in LA. But you won't find McAllister bartending or waiting tables as she waits for her big break. Nope, McAllister already found a certain kind of fame — and you've probably never heard of her. Show More Summary

How Steve Jobs Convinced Tim Cook To Work For Apple (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook began working for the company in 1998. He was recruited by Steve Jobs from Compaq, where he was perfectly content. But Apple was persistent about Cook coming in for an interview, so Cook caved. Cook tells Charlie Rose how he wound up at Apple. Show More Summary

Tim Cook Says Steve Jobs' Office Has Been Left The Way It Was (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook just completed an in-depth interview on "The Charlie Rose Show" that airs Friday night and again on Monday on PBS. In that interview, Cook elaborated on Apple founder Steve Jobs' continued relevance to the company....Show More Summary

The Man Leading The Development Of Google's Drones Originally Thought Their Design Was A 'Terrible Idea' (GOOG)

Google recently revealed it has spent the last two years secretly working on a drone delivery program called "Project Wing." One of the founders of the project, MIT researcher Nick Roy, told MIT News' Adam Conner-Simons that he originally...Show More Summary

Jetpacks Help Soldiers Run At The Speed Of Olympic Athletes

On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister ran a mile in under four minutes for the first time in recorded history. Since then, other professional runners and world-class athletes have joined him in the sub-four-minute category — the record currently stands at 3:43, set by Hicham El Guerrouj in 1974. Show More Summary

Google's Self-Driving Cars Are Not Always So Hands Off (GOOG)

If you visit Mountain View, California, home to Google, you will likely soon see one of Google's self-driving cars whizzing by. They are everywhere in that town, having logged over 700,000 autonomous miles since 2009. But just how safe are they? They famously passed a driving test in 2012 in Nevada and were issued a license. Show More Summary

Stephen Hawking And Intel Just Announced They've Developed A Connected Wheelchair

While we were all ogling the new iPhones and Apple Watch on Tuesday, Intel quietly revealed its development on a connected wheelchair, which has been endorsed by award-winning theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. In a press release,...Show More Summary

Mark Cuban Shares The 4 Simple Keys To A Perfect Pitch

Mark Cuban knows a thing or two about investments. When he's not screaming on the sidelines of Dallas Mavericks games or writing his frank blog posts, the billionaire investor is blasting flimsy pitches that cross his path on ABC's hit...Show More Summary

A Silicon Valley Billionaire Is Fighting To Keep A California Beach Closed To The Public

Martin’s Beach is a beautiful, secluded stretch of oceanfront located just south of Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County, California. But this idyllic beach also happens to be the setting for a heated legal battle between environmentalShow More Summary

A short history of Apple fans hating Apple’s ‘next big thing’

For better or for worse, Apple knows how to inject drama into the launch of a new product. Crucially, the theater of the moment is often so effective that it overshadows those who aren't impressed with whatever it is that the company hawks as the "next big thing." The iPod? Mixed reviews. The iPad? No. The […]

Making of Maps: Ground Truth glue

The final post in our Making of Maps series shows you how Ground Truth brings all the pieces of Google Maps together. Catch up on posts 1, 2, & 3 for more info! — Ed.Henman Hill or Murray Mound? For years, British tennis fans have argued over the proper name for this hill near Wimbledon. Show More Summary

We've Already Found Easter Eggs In 'Destiny' — And One Lets You Play With A Soccer Ball

We've been trying out "Destiny" since Monday, and we've already found two Easter Eggs, hidden features, gamers should have a ball with... literally. Tucked away in the Tower, a social hub for gamers when they're not playing, is a soccer ball and a larger, giant purple ball just waiting for players to find. Show More Summary

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