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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Technology

Dish Network's latest squabble turns off Fox News, Business channels

2 hours 56 minutes ago - Engadget
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Dish Network is without a couple of channels tonight because it couldn't reach a deal with major media company. After Turner and CBS, this time it's Fox. The dispute between the two is only affecting the Fox N by Richard Lawler

5 trends to watch for in 3D printing in 2015

3 hours 50 minutes ago - Venture Beat
GUEST:It’s been a fast-paced year for 3D printing, with more capital, more companies, and more big ideas than ever. Behind the scenes, we’ve witnessed no fewer than 50 new ventures raising money in the 3D printing sector. That doesn’t include more than 40 crowdfunding projects on Kickstarter alone. We can expect all of this activity to result... by Zack Schildhorn, Lux Capital

Judge says police can create fake Instagram accounts to see photos

4 hours 22 minutes ago - Engadget
Many would argue that cops cross the line when they impersonate people on social networks to catch suspects, but that doesn't mean that fake accounts are always off the table. In a recent opinion, New Jersey district judge William Martini contends th by Jon Fingas

The most asked question of 2014: Are we in a bubble?

Yesterday - Venture Beat
GUEST:Any way you cut it, 2014 has been a remarkable year for the innovation economy. The pace of disruption and growth today is faster than any time I’ve seen in Silicon Valley Bank’s 30-year history. Is it a bubble or for real? December saw the return of a hefty investor appetite for tech IPOs, most notably Lending Club. The peer-to-peer loa... by Greg Becker, Silicon Valley Bank

The future of VR, how the NFL uses the Surface Pro 2 and other stories you might've missed this week

Yesterday - Engadget
It's been a busy week, folks: We spoke with Seahawks quarterback Russel Wilson about how the NFL uses the Surface Pro 2, interviewed RuPaul about "gaymers," learned that North Korea was the source of the Sony Pictures hack, and more. So sit back, rel by Andy Bowen

Why Y Combinator’s Paul Graham loves ‘weird’ ideas and ‘energetic’ people

Yesterday - Venture Beat
As a founder of the Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator, Paul Graham has seen his share of startups. Over the years, as he’s spent time with innumerable founders, he’s come to an important conclusion: If you want to be part of the next big thing, you can’t be stuck in your old ways. “I spent almost a decade investing in early st... by Jordan Novet

Why Retailers Must (But Won’t) Succeed In Introducing Mobile Payment Systems

Yesterday - Techcrunch
 In the digital age, it’s critical for retailers to collect and manage customer data. This information is the key to providing personalization for any kind of shopping experience, as it allows retailers to understand customer preferences and analyze shopping histories. Smartphone payment systems like Apple Pay are an important method of obtainin... by Catherine Tucker

The US wants China's help blocking North Korean hackers

Yesterday - Engadget
The enemy of my enemy is my friend -- at least, it is for the US. Sources for both the Associated Press and the New York Times claim that American officials have asked China to implement a block that would "cripple" North Korea's ability to launch cy by Jon Fingas

Five lessons team Zula learned from launching a tech event as a young startup

Yesterday - Venture Beat
GUEST:Startups have a multitude of marketing channels available to them: websites, landing pages, email messages, social media, and more. So what happens if you take all those and add one more marketing channel by launching your own tech conference? That’s what we did at Zula, and I want to tell you why you should do it too. It all started a few... by Hillel Fuld, Zula

How NASA Opens Planetary Mission Data

Yesterday - Techcrunch
 Editor’s Note: Thomas Stein is the Senior Computer Systems Manager for NASA’s Planetary Data System Geosciences Node at Washington University. As the U.S. National Aeronautic and Space Administration tests new rockets for its manned space program, planetary scientists are already working with reams of data to determine what the next gene... by Thomas Stein

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