Tech Visionaries Share Their Best Career Advice With Interns

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Altman “Someone in this room, I am very confident is going to found a multi-billion dollar company and change the world in a big way, and 90 percent of the people in this room will end up with a career they somewhat regret and will wish that they had gone in a different way.” – Sam Altman Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, was the final speaker of the evening at Internapalooza,… Read More

Listen to Diddy’s hyperkinetic new single ‘Finna Get Loose’

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It’s been a crazy week for Diddy: He was arrested for assaulting his son’s UCLA football coach with a kettlebell. He led Bad Boy Records’ mammoth 20th anniversary celebration (and fell flat on his face) at the BET Awards. Now, he’s debuted a new single, a wicked and disjointed Pharrell Williams feature called “Finna Get Loose,” as part of the party. It’s the newest track cut from Diddy’s upcoming album under his Puff Daddy moniker, MMM. The album will be his first solo full-length since 2010’s impressive club-R&B odyssey Last Train to Paris.

The rapping is so-so, but the beat is bananas

There isn’t much to recommend about the rapping on “Finna Get Loose,” and that’s fine. Diddy isn’t renowned for his technique and lyrical ingenuity,…

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SpaceX postpones next Falcon 9 launch following explosion

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The next Falcon 9 rocket launch on SpaceX’s schedule has been postponed, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The launch was supposed to deliver NOAA’s Jason-3 Earth observation satellite to orbit, and was scheduled for August 9th. A new launch date has not been set.

The announcement comes little more than 24 hours after SpaceX suffered its first mission failure when a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on its way to the International Space Station. Before that, SpaceX had completed 18 consecutive successful launches of its flagship rocket. The postponed Jason-3 launch was also supposed to be the next test of the Falcon 9’s reusability.

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Uber acquires mapping tech and talent from Microsoft

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As it seeks to sharpen its focus, Microsoft confirmed to Recode today that it will no longer be collecting its own mapping data. As part of that transition, it is selling a number of assets to Uber, including a data center, cameras, intellectual property, and roughly 100 engineers.

News of this transaction, first reported by TechCrunch, highlights Uber’s increasing efforts to build its own mapping service. The company recently poached Brian McClendon, a longtime Google executive and key figure in the creation of Google Maps. It is also reportedly bidding on Nokia’s “Here” mapping service. Taken together, these data points make it clear that Uber wants to take more control of its business and rely less on its sometimes partner and…

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Facebook Fights YouTube With Big Data On What You Watch Unmuted, Full-Screen

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Architect Facebook wants to become your favorite Internet TV by tracking what a television never could. Today it announced a News Feed algorithm change that will show you more videos similar to ones you expand to full-screen, unmute, or opt to watch in HD, even if you don’t Like, share, or comment. Those same signals will tell Facebook that a video is enjoyable so the News Feed shows it to more… Read More

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