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You’re More Than Your Last Few Tweets

Wait what?

Twitter’s Redesign Makes the Platform Ripe for Recruitment



The Society for Human Resource Management recently found that more than 75% of companies use social networking sites to recruit job candidates — and recruiters are often going beyond professionally oriented platforms like LinkedIn.

66% of recruiters use Facebook for discovering talent, and 54% of recruiters turn to Twitter when vetting candidates. With Twitter’s redesign, that number is likely to increase

Twitter is already an…

NASA Budget Cuts Hinder Study of Asteroid Impacts



Red tape is making it tougher for researchers to study and characterize asteroid strikes on Earth, which are apparently more common than previously thought, experts say.

The bureaucratic snafu affects the use of U.S. government space assets that help scientists study “airbursts” like the meteor that exploded without warning over Russia last year. At issue is the ability to combine space data with outputs from a global network of seismic, infrasound and hydroacoustic sensors that have been…

Report: Facebook Planning E-Money Service in Ireland



Facebook is moving closer to becoming more of a checkbook, at least according to one report.

The Financial Times reports that Facebook is “weeks away” from gaining regulatory approval in Ireland for a service in which users can store money on the social network and transfer funds to one another.

The electronic money service would work throughout Europe, according to the report. Facebook is also looking to partner with several startups…

Comedy Central’s ‘Colbert’ Derby Begins, and Any Show Can Win



Comedy Central is leaving all formats on the table when it comes to filling the 11:30 timeslot that becomes vacant at the end of 2014 with the departure of Stephen Colbert — including, but definitely not limited to, another topical talk show in the style of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

The process of finding that show may mirror the short-leash experiment the network tried when The Colbert Report debuted in October of 2005, with no more than an 8-week commitment. Had Colbert fizzled, the…

Networking Equipment Makers Scramble to Patch Heartbleed



It’s not just websites that are vulnerable to Heartbleed. The OpenSSL encryption library at the heart of the massive Internet bug is in use other places, too — including network hardware such as routers and switches.

Networking vendors Cisco, Juniper Networks, F5 Networks and Fortigate have all issued security alerts, disclosing that some of their products are affected by Heartbleed.

Cisco and Juniper both…

The Social TV Revolution Isn’t Here Yet



Twitter mentioned the word “television” more than 40 times in the paperwork it filed to go public last year, and for good reason. The social network has doubled down on product updates and acquisitions to ensure that it becomes the second screen for TV viewers

Likewise, Facebook has tried to take a page from Twitter’s playbook and partnered with a social TV analytics group — one that Twitter later acquired — to show off how its massive user base engages with and discusses television…

Sony’s ‘The Last of Us’ Confirmed for PlayStation 4



Sony’s The Last of Us is coming to PlayStation 4 in a “remastered” version, according to a banner on the company’s website spotted Wednesday morning. Sony confirmed this via email shortly after the leak.

The harrowing tale of survival in a monster-infested world was released last June exclusively for PlayStation 3. It received rave reviews and was one of the top-selling games of the summer.

Now, it looks like studio Naughty Dog will…

Twitter Fights For Mainstream Adoption With Facebook-ish Updates



During Twitter’s first earnings call as a public company in early February CEO Dick Costolo emphasized that his goal is “to reach every person on the planet.”

“In 2014,” he added, “we’re focused on building a Twitter that is truly accessible and valuable to everyone.” What better way to do that than by borrowing some of the look and feel from the social network that’s come closest to that goal: Facebook

Twitter unveiled a new…