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There’s a manifesto criticizing Google’s diversity efforts circulating inside the company

A screed from a Googler against the company’s diversity policies appears to be circulating internally at the company, .Motherboard first , which Googlers condemned...

Twitter is down for some users

Twitter seems to be having some technical difficulties this morning, with the network going down for some folks.Down Detector’s shows Twitter suffering outages...

How augmented reality could save tech from itself

We’ve all heard the predictions that artificial intelligence, and by extension robotics, is gunning for our jobs.Indeed, as technology marches relentlessly forward, it feels...

How I made my own VPN server in 15 minutes

People are (rightfully) freaking out about their privacy as both Senate and Congress to let internet providers share your private data with advertisers....

SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund raises $93 billion in its first close

SoftBank’s huge $100 billion investment fund — the largest tech fund in history —  its first close today… and it’s huge.The Japanese telecom giant revealed...

GoDaddy tells white supremacist site Daily Stormer to find a new domain provider

White supremacist site the Daily Stormer needs to find another domain provider after getting the boot from . In a tweet, the company said...

Alleged NSA hack group Shadow Brokers releases new trove of exploits

Shadow Brokers, the group behind last year’s release of , has dropped another trove of files. In a  today, the hacker group offered up a password...

Books and roses

Anyone who thinks paper books are dead has never been in a Barcelona bookshop the day before Sant Jordi. The Patron Saint festival is Catalunya’s equivalent of...

Machine learning can tell if you’re wearing swap-meet Louie

A wise man once said “The hat mighta had a L V on the back but at the swap meet that ain’t jack,” and...

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Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, is reportedly planning an IPO

Rovio, the Finnish company behind Angry Birds, is planning to go public “as early as next month,” .Citing sources, Bloomberg reports the IPO could...

Google updates its Cloud Speech API with support for more languages, word-level timestamps

Google’s , which has allowed developers to use Google’s services to transcribe spoken words into text since its launch in 2016, is getting a...

Female founders take charge in Vietnam

Will GreeneContributorWill Greene runs , a consultancy that supports science and tech innovation in Asia. The first time Huong Tran pitched a group of...