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Designers Like Calvin Klein Are Taking Apple’s Side In Its Samsung Fight

Lucy Nicholson / Reuters Apple just a got a little help in its Supreme Court battle with rival tech company Samsung. More than 100 designers, including luminaries like Calvin Klein and Alexander Wang, signed an amicus brief explaining why they believe Samsung owes Apple hundreds of millions of dollars for …

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Ex-Googlers Just Raised $42 Million To Take Care Of Your Parents

Honor A few different tech-enabled startups wants to take care of a vulnerable group of people, one whose numbers are growing at a faster rate than the rest of the United States population: senior citizens. Honor, one of these companies that connects older adults living at home with caregivers, said …

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Like The Rest Of Silicon Valley, Apple Is Getting More Diverse — Slowly

Apple released a new report on employee diversity Wednesday, touting a year in which more than half of the company's new employees are minorities. “Our new hires are more diverse than our current employees,” states the report. Since last year, Apple's overall percentage of minority employees has increased, slightly. Black …

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Facebook’s Testing A Main Screen That Looks A Whole Lot Like Snapchat’s

Facebook ought to start paying Snapchat for research and development. For the second time this week, the company is introducing a new feature that copies its popular competitor’s core experience. In Brazil and Canada today, Facebook is starting to test a "camera-first" opening screen that resembles the screen you see …

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Eight Hours In The Desert With Tesla’s Biggest Fans

Ellen Cushing / BuzzFeed News Drive about 25 miles east from Reno, Nevada, along vacant, sweaty desert highway, and soon enough you’ll see it, white edges rising from red dust like a giant domino plunked down on Mars. Just over 14 percent completed, Tesla’s new battery factory already operates on …

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Apple’s First-Ever Bug Bounty Will Pay Hackers To Find iOS Flaws

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Starting in September, Apple will launch a bug bounty program that pays outside security researchers to find vulnerabilities in iOS and iCloud, the company announced today. In a presentation at the BlackHat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas, Apple Head of Security Engineering and Architecture Ivan …

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Designers Back Apple In Its Supreme Court Fight With Samsung

Lucy Nicholson / Reuters Apple just a got a little help in its Supreme Court battle with rival tech company Samsung. More than 100 designers, including luminaries like Calvin Klein and Alexander Wang, signed an amicus brief explaining why they believe Samsung owes Apple hundreds of millions of dollars for …

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Is This An Ad? Nick Jonas & Lyft Edition

As a human who exists on the internet, you’re probably familiar with what it looks like when a celebrity posts something to their social media that is obviously an ad. Like when some C-list reality star poses on Instagram with a bag of diet tea or a UV-light teeth whitener. …

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Smartphones Are Key To Banking In The Developing World

A man holds up his mobile phone showing a M-Pesa mobile money transaction page in Nairobi, Kenya. Noor Khamis / Reuters Those of us in the developed world take our access to banks, credit cards, and venmo so much for granted that many of us don't even bother to check …

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