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Scott McNealy sees gold in the hills of social data

Now head of Wayin, the former Sun CEO aims to wrest enterprise value from all the chatter

Zuckerberg wants to be the Stephen Hawking of social relations

What makes humans social? Facebook's CEO wants to know.


Etsy dips toes into crowdfunding

Fund on Etsy, now in pilot phase, will let backers fund projects pre-selected by Etsy

Twitter, to curb abuse, lets users share block lists

Users can export a list of the accounts they block to share with others

Facebook letting more stores ping your phone when you're inside

Facebook's Place Tips feature highlights relevant information about businesses in News Feed

Facebook's lean Android app is less than 1MB in size

Facebook Lite is coming to parts of Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe

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Data Scientists: The talent crunch (that isn’t?), FOMO and Spanish silver

The talent shortage is apparently here and data scientist salaries have gone through the roof. Time for a reversion to the mean?

Google's Project Brillo is an OS for the home -- and a lot more

Brillo, a stripped down version of Android, is a platform for connecting devices at home and in industrial settings

At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory

Google gives Android developers new tools for tracking app performance

Now in alpha, 'Fetch as Google' aims to help developers confirm that an app URI works and see how Google renders it

Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

Some searches for racist terms that previously triggered the White House now return nothing

PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

One-third of all PayPal transactions now come from mobile, the company says

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Google's self-driving cars of tomorrow face the mean streets of today

Google's cars have been in 11 accidents in their six years of testing, the company says.

Facebook study disputes the 'echo chamber' effect

Almost 30 percent of news articles shared by users cut across ideological lines, Facebook researchers say

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The state of modern finance systems

A look at the evolving landscape of finance solutions and how new offerings should influence how you invest in and improve your systems.

Apple's ResearchKit is here, now open your iPhone and say 'ah'

The framework lets researchers gather health related data and lets developers build health related apps

Pizza Hut puts big data on the menu

UK restaurant chain getting a pizza the big data action

Business leaders say big data is having a 'disruptive' effect on their business

Over half reported that developing fast insights from data was "hampered" by "limitations" in the IT development process

Lawmakers target data brokers in privacy bill

Four senators resurrect a bill that would allow consumers to see and correct personal information held by data brokers

Yahoo courts developers at its first mobile conference

Attendees at Yahoo's mobile developer conference had good things to say about its new tools

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