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Why OKCupid's Experiments Aren't The Same As Facebook's

OKCupid on Monday wrote a viral blog post where it admitted to experimenting on human beings, comparing tests it runs to improve its dating algorithms to the study Facebook did that took over the...

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Microsoft, Amazon Target Climate Change With Cloud Computing Grants

Cloud computing providers Microsoft and AmazonWeb Services are opening up their pools of virtual servers to climate researchers via two new grant programs announced on Tuesday. Microsoft is...

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Google Docs Makes Collaborative Editing Easier For Word Users

At its I/O developer conference earlier this month, Google announced a major update to its suite of productivity apps, including Docs, Sheets and Slides. The main feature there was the integration...

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Facebook Hits a Record High

Thursday morning, the stock market showed its glee over Facebook's second-quarter earnings. The company's shares hit a record high of $76.74 - that's the highest they've gone since Facebook went...

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New Web App Aims to Bring Synapsify's Text Ranking to the Masses

Synapsify, a startup that ranks the best information out there on a given subject so you don't have to, just launched a web-based app that aims to make all that machine learning usable by mere...

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How Apple and Google Plan to Reinvent Healthcare

Mike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. There was only one problem: "At my heaviest I clocked in around 330 pounds," says Dittenber, a technical writer from Michigan. "That's above the...

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Microsoft Reports $23.38B FQ4 Revenue Including $2B In Phone Top Line, Misses With EPS Of $0.55

Today after the bell Microsoft reported its fiscal fourth quarter performance, including revenue for the period of $23.38 billion and earnings per share of $0.55. Analysts had expected the company...

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Facebook's $2B Acquisition Of Oculus Closes, Now Official

Facebook now owns Oculus. The $2 billion acquisition deal of the virtual reality pioneer announced in March has been approved by regulators and today become official. The U.S. FCC's anti-trust...

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