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Aereo’s Day in Court: What the Case Means for the Major Players



Aereo appears before the Supreme Court on Tuesday in a case that has far-reaching implications for everyone from the average consumer, to the largest media companies in the world.

In one corner, there’s streaming TV startup Aereo and its fields of tiny antennas. In the other, it’s media institutions that have remained unchallenged for decades.

What’s at stake? Billions of dollars, entire business models and the future of digital media.

Aereo CEO: Broadcasters’ "Strategy Was to Kill Us by Litigation"



On Tuesday, New York-based streaming TV startup Aereo faces off against every major network broadcaster (including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS, Univision and Telemundo) in a hearing in front of the United States Supreme Court.

I interviewed Aereo founder and CEO Chet Kanojia about his company, the Supreme Court battle and what this decision will mean for the broader industry as a whole

The broadcasters say that Aereo, which streams…

8 Google Easter Eggs Worth the Extra Peep



Don’t have the time for a real Easter egg hunt this Sunday? Turn to Google instead.

The search engine has been hiding Easter eggs — hidden features and tricks — inside its site for years. Sometimes they’re elaborate, like the entire video game hidden in Google Images, and sometimes they’re as simple as a quirky search result.

From the nerdy to the nostalgic, here are eight silly Google Easter eggs

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Google Reportedly Looking for Even More Office Space in New York



Google‘s presence in the Big Apple is about to get even bigger, according to a new report.

The search giant is in talks with various property owners to lease as much as 600,000 square feet of additional office space in New York, The Wall Street Journal reported. The company is reportedly considering a range of locations, including the former headquarters of the New York Daily News on the west side of Manhattan.

Does 1648 Poem Contain the World’s First Emoticon? Probably Not



Though emoticons have become widely popular in the Internet era, they did exist much earlier — most definitely as early as the 19th century

Robert Herrick

Image: Robert Herrick

Now, a new discovery from a poetry fan reveals that the smiley may date as early as 1648, when it appeared in a poem called “To Fortune” by Robert Herrick. Found by Levi Stahl, publicity manager for the University of Chicago Press, and first reported by The Atlantic, the poem has a smiley face next to the words “smiling yet.”


Hands-On Video Of Carousel, Dropbox’s Replacement For Your Camera Roll

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Hands-On Video Of Carousel, Dropbox’s Replacement For Your Camera Roll

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‘Baby Suiting’ Meme Turns Tykes Into Adorable Businesspeople



Suit up, li’l tykes

Blogger Mommy Shorts has shaken up corporate America with the cutest baby meme this side of Wall Street. It’s called #babysuiting

The premise is simple: Put your baby in a suit; laugh at how squishy her face is; wait for her to become a CEO

This is the future of 9 to 5

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Timehop Brings Its Mobile Time Machine To Android

Timehop, the mobile app offering a way to recall your past one day at a time by displaying your old photos and posts from Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare and Twitter, is now launching its service on Android. The app, for those unfamiliar, is a simple service that lets you look back on what happened on this day last year, and the year prior, and so on. It’s a “this day in history”… Read More

The Science Behind Yawning Will Exhaust You



The human body experiences involuntary actions every day, but yawning may be the most elusive.

Nearly every animal with a spine yawns for one reason or another — penguins yawn as a mating ritual, guinea pigs use the action to demonstrate anger and humans yawn for different reasons.


AsapSCIENCE made this short, yet informative YouTube video to explain the science behind the human yawn. And you may be surprised, it’s not as simple as just being tired