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Twitter’s Dick Costolo: We’re so much better than we were years ago



Can Twitter achieve its lofty 10-year goal of becoming a $14 billion business?

At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo contended it could be, reiterating the elements of the company strategy first outlined at its Analyst Day last November, including an emphasis on initiatives to improve Twitter’s slow-growing userbase

Costolo pointed…

Snapchat breaks into media with Discover



Snapchat’s highly anticipated media play is here, and it’s called Discover.

The messaging app rolled out the new feature Tuesday, which will allow media companies to publish content to the app for users to consume. In addition to having outside companies put content on the app, Snapchat is also reportedly introducing its own publishing arm.

Users will have a limited amount of time to consume a piece of content put on Snapchat, a move that provides…

LG to launch next version of WebOS for smart TVs at CES



WebOS is getting another update from LG

The company plans to launch the next version of its smart TV platform at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show.

If you remember, WebOS is the mobile operating system created by Palm to power the company’s early smartphones. In 2010 it was acquired by HP for about $1.2 billion before being shuttered by the company a year later. LG resurrected the platform in 2013 to power its growing…

Kik Introduces Hashtags To Bring Mini Social Networks To Its Messaging Service


World War I body armour was never standard issue



In 1914, at the beginning of the First World War, body armour was not found on the battlefield. Not until October 1915 were British soldiers issued that most basic piece of equipment, the steel helmet. Even then, the number of helmets given out was so restricted that soldiers wore them in rotation, as they marched to the front line.

In 1915 the British Army Design introduced the Dayfield body shield, a canvas jacket with layered metal plates.

In late 1916, the German army introduced…

Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests



Hungary’s prime minister says the government will suspend a planned tax on Internet usage and reconsider the matter next year after backlash

Two protests within the past week attended by tens of thousands of people were sparked by a scheme to make Internet service providers pay 150 forints ($0.62) per gigabyte of Internet traffic, later proposed to be capped at different monthly rates for individual and business users.

Snowball Debuts A Unified Inbox For All Your Messaging Apps


5 Robots Booking It to a Classroom Near You



Robots are the new kids in school

The technological creations are taking on serious roles in the classroom. With the accelerating rate of robotic technology, school administrators all over the world are plotting how to implement them in education, from elementary through high school

In South Korea, robots are replacing English teachers entirely, entrusted with leading and teaching entire classrooms. In Alaska, some robots are replacing the need for teachers to physically be present at…

Uber Cuts Prices in NYC, Claims It’s Now Cheaper Than Taxis



With great funding comes great pricing power

Uber announced Monday that it is cutting the price of UberX rides in New York City by 20% in an effort to undercut the city’s yellow cabs.

“We just dropped uberX fares by 20%, making it cheaper than a New York City taxi,” Uber said in a blog post. “From Brooklyn to the Bronx, and everywhere in between, uberX is now the most affordable ride in the city.”

New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission did not…