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Sorry Satya, Karma Won’t Cut It

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On a visit to Seattle last week, a couple of locals asked my opinion of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, because they couldn’t quite figure him out. This was telling in itself: Nadella has been on the job since February, and Seattle is pretty much a company town. Everyone understood his famously brash predecessor, Steve Ballmer, even if they didn’t like him; no one could yet get a handle on the gnomic new guy

I responded that in seeing him speak a couple of times, I had found Nadella remarkably…

10 Animal Sex Facts to Make You Appreciate Missionary Position

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When mom told you about “the birds and the bees,” this probably wasn’t what she was referring to.

Mating habits in the animal kingdom range from strangely romantic to gag-inducing to absolutely terrifying. And yes, sometimes there’s poop involved.

Whatever strange fetish floats your sex boat can’t match the twisted act of sexual cannibalism. Among spiders, that is

1. Leopard slugs have sex while dangling in midair.

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Totally True Facts About Marsupials That Won’t Bore You

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Learning doesn’t have to be boring.

We’ve all struggled to keep our eyes open in class while a teacher regurgitated mind-numbing facts about a subject mater that could easily be presented in a more interesting way.

Thankfully, YouTuber Ze fFrank knows exactly how to deliver information in an engaging, down-to-earth and hilarious style that’s riddled with bathroom humor and honest observations.

Now start using your…

America’s Most Social Small Business: Who Will Be in the Finals?

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We’re coming down to the wire in Mashable‘s Most Social Small Business challenge, our March Madness-style bracket to crown the nation’s most socially savvy small company.

This month, Mashable‘s ace team of social media experts spent countless hours dissecting our field of 32 killer small businesses to find out whose social presence is the mightiest (and the most refined) in the social media landscape.

We’ve already judged businesses based on their Facebook and Twitter presences and their use…

Most Top Brands Still Don’t Engage With Twitter Followers

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Taco Bell and T-Mobile have both gained attention in recent months for engaging with customers and other brands on Twitter, but a new study shows most big brands still hold off from the practice.

During the final three months of 2013, 98 of Interbrand’s top 100 global brands tweeted at least once and the average company tweeted 12 times per day, according to data from Simply Measured, a social media analytics provider. However, the report also found that 54% of these Interbrand companies…

Obama: The NSA Is Not Snooping Around

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President Barack Obama today held a press conference to discuss the developments of 2013 that quickly turned into a debate on how his administration will handle multiple allegations that the National Security Agency has spied on American citizens, foreign leaders and more.

“I have confidence that the NSA is not engaging in domestic surveillance and snooping around,” Obama said at the conference.

Though he defended the data…

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Have a Mentor

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“Being an entrepreneur isn’t an easy job,” says Andres Teran, cofounder of Toplist, a social shopping recommendation startup. “There are moments that you have nothing and feel like things are never going to getting better.”

Teran is referring to the days before his company’s vital pivot point, when he and his team had dedicated their lives to creating a site they loved with features they themselves would want.

“Toplist, before being an app, was a website where people shuffled around cool…

Here’s What Instagram Ads Will Look Like

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Instagram offered a first glimpse at what its ads will look like in a blog post Thursday.

The sample ad, which you can see below, will resemble a typical image or video shared on the social network except it will include a Sponsored label in the top right corner and offer users the option to hide it from their stream.

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Instagram announced earlier this month that it would begin rolling out ads to users in the coming months. In the blog post Thursday, Instagram revealed it will introduce the…

Samsung and LG End Display Technology Patent Dispute

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Samsung and LG have agreed to end their dispute over display technology patents which went on for a year, with lawsuits being thrown from both sides

Samsung sued LG in December 2012, accusing the company of stealing its LCD technology. In September 2012, both sides had sued each other over OLED technology, with LG claiming patent infringement, and Samsung accusing LG of stealing information through its key employees

“It was agreed that we two should focus more on cementing our leadership in…