Google reportedly buying Twitch for $1 billion to consolidate grip on live streaming video

Google has reportedly signed a deal to buy video game streaming site Twitch for $1 billion, according to a new report from VentureBeat.

7 hours ago from The Independent

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Ride-share service Lyft reaches deal with New York

Ride-share operator Lyft has struck a deal allowing its launch in New York City two weeks after a snag over safety and licensing forced a postponement.

22 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Google Baseline Study aims to define what a healthy human looks like

Google has announced that it has added a project it's calling Baseline Study, to Google X. The announcement came from project manager Andrew Conrad—he gave an interview to the Wall Street Journal. ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Contactless Payments To Launch This September 16

Do you think that contactless payments would be the face of the future when it comes to performing transactions? After all, that is why credit cards exist in the first place, so that ...

4 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Google Granting Around Half Europe's Search De-Index Requests — But Won't Show Its Workings

 Following a meeting between European regulators and search engines yesterday, to discuss the latter group’s implementation of a recent European Court of Justice privacy ruling, it ...

6 hours ago from TechCrunch

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The battle for virtual reality: Google, Samsung, Sony and Oculus VR

Back in June, Google revealed Cardboard: an open-source attempt at mobile virtual reality. Heck, even the "hardware" is open source --here are instructions to make your own, right now! But ...

3 hours ago from Engadget

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Amazon's Comixology To Offer DRM-Free Comics For Download

Well this is surprising (and in a totally good way) -- Comixology, the cloud-based digital comic book distributor founded in 2007 and acquired by Amazon this past April, is now allowing customers ...

3 hours ago from HotHardware

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Firefox for Android beta lets you add your own home screen pages

A key feature in the latest beta for Android users expands the ways you can customize and tweak the home screen.

21 minutes ago from CNET

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Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

(AP)—Twitter acknowledged Wednesday that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Wikipedia bans edits from within US House of Representatives after conspiracy theory tweaks

Wikipedia administrators have banned edits from within the US House of Representatives after a series of "disruptive" edits promoting famous conspiracy theories.

2 hours ago from The Independent

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