Tumblr feels that Yahoo’s $1.1 billion offer is “too low” and views it as “only a first offer,” according to sources close to acquisition talks. Yahoo may have to significantly increase the offer to close the deal.
Today, thanks to the maturation of the web, digital tech, and smartphones now in seemingly every pocket, startups are finding it easier than ever before to build scalable solutions to finally address the many inefficiencies in our food manufacturing, production and distribution systems.
Google Now Introduces Mark Up Tools For Select Partners To Flag Flights, Hotel Stays And Reservations In Emails
Google made a relatively quiet announcement today regarding how it’s pushing the developer ecosystem forward around Google Now, its intelligent personal assistant for Android devices. The company has begun extending mark up tools for emails from select partners, which help highlight flight schedules, hotel bookings and various types of reservations, to make sure that Gmail can spot that information and use it to auto-generate helpful reminders in Google Now.
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According to sources close to the situation, the Yahoo board plans to meet Sunday night to decide whether to approve a $1.1 billion all-cash offer for New York-based blogging site Tumblr.
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Zac Hall · Tim Cook discusses taxes before Tuesday’s visit to Congress: ‘Apple does not funnel domestic profits overseas’
I awoke aboard a boat, just before daybreak, which was weird. The last thing I remembered was being in San Francisco?s Moscone Center, wrapping up a four-hour Google I/O keynote liveblogging session.
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Jordan Kahn · iOS devices approved for use on U.S. military networks following Samsung and BlackBerry
John Koetsier · Pentagon gives green light: Now those hundreds of thousands of iPhones, iPads, and iPods can actually be used
At the Google I/O developers conference, any last semblance of privacy came to a screeching halt as people in Google Glass were everywhere.
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Rob Ford, Toronto's conservative mayor, is a wild lunatic given to making bizarre racist pronouncements and randomly slapping refrigerator magnets on cars. One reason for this is that he smokes crack cocaine.
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With Intel's next-generation Haswell processors set to launch in a matter of weeks and WWDC to kick off soon after, availability of Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air had begun to dry up at major authorized resellers.
Jon Russell · Georgia Tech and Web learning startup Udacity introduce low-cost masters degree program
Rip Empson · Top 10 Engineering College Teams Up With Udacity, AT&T To Offer $6K Master's Degree In Computer Science, Entirely Online
Anthony Ha · Y Combinator Adds Four Part-Time Partners, Including Groupon's Andrew Mason (Who's Also Starting A New Company)
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Over the last several weeks, you may have noticed some changes at Gizmodo—and not just the layout. We've been sharpening our coverage of design, concepts, and the objects and ideas that are shaping our world, and growing our team to help us do it.
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According to co-CEO JK Shin, Samsung's Galaxy S 4 will soon hit the 10 million mark in sales, less than a month after its debut. That beats the Galaxy S III's time to that mark by nearly three weeks, making it far and away the company's quickest seller, ever.
Google Glass in its current form might be the ultimate early-adopter status symbol, but project leaders at Google think it will grow into a broadly-accepted product.