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Tumblr to flip the switch on blog ads this week

Wow, that didn’t take long. Just one day after Verizon revealed it would be acquiring Yahoo for $4.83 billion, Tumblr quietly announced intentions to introduce ads across its more than 300 million blogs (Yahoo, as you may recall, purchased the…

Tesla's massive 'Gigafactory' by the numbers

Tesla is doubling down on its effort to complete construction of its massive battery manfuacturing facility, affectionately dubbed the Gigafactory. With 1,000 workers building seven days a week across two shifts, Tesla is hoping to start churning out lithium-ion cells…

Apple iPhone sales slide in latest quarter

Apple on Tuesday said it sold 40.4 million iPhones during the most recent quarter, down from 47.5 million in the same period one year ago. That translates to a 15 percent decline which is hauntingly similar to last quarter’s 16…

Creating new worlds: What's new at SIGGRAPH 2016

The SIGGRAPH trade show is the holy grail of computer graphics and, increasingly, mobile graphics, virtual reality and augmented reality. It’s here where GPU vendors introduce some of their latest creations, software companies debut new offerings, and where you’ll see…

Verizon close to securing $5 billion Yahoo buyout; updated

Verizon is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to purchase Yahoo’s core internet business for $5 billion. The telecommunications giant, which bought AOL last year for $4.4 billion, has long been considered the favorite to win the bidding for Yahoo’s…

The state of the smart home

The promise was big, the hype was bigger, but the reality, well, let’s just say, not exactly earth-shattering. Several years after the concept of the smart home started making waves—the first Nest thermostat was introduced in October of 2011—the smart…
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