Technology

Yelp earnings released early, show Q4 EPS of $0.11 on revenues of $153.7M, CFO to leave, stock falls more than 10% (Akin Oyedele/Business Insider)

TechMeme - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:35pm

Akin Oyedele / Business Insider:
Yelp earnings released early, show Q4 EPS of $0.11 on revenues of $153.7M, CFO to leave, stock falls more than 10%  —  Yelp's earnings leak, stock plunges  —  Yelp's fourth-quarter earnings results crossed well ahead of schedule on Monday.  —  The company told Business Insider that the results …

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Talos Secure Workstation Is Free-Software Centric — and $3100 [Updated]

Slashdot - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:29pm
jones_supa writes: These days, the motivation to use open source software for many people is to avoid backdoors placed by intelligence organizations and to avoid software that has hidden privacy-intruding characteristics. For the operating system and userspace software, open choices are already available. The last remaining island has been the firmware included in various ROM chips in a computer. Libreboot has introduced an open BIOS, but it is not available for newer systems featuring the Intel ME or AMD PSP management features. Talos' Secure Workstation fills this need, providing a modern system with 8-core POWER8 CPU, 132 GB RAM, and open firmware. The product is currently in a pre-release phase where Raptor Engineering is trying to understand if it's possible to do a production run of the machine. If you are interested, it's worth visiting the official website. Adds an anonymous reader about the new system, which rings in at a steep $3100: "While the engineers found solace in the POWER8 architecture with being more open than AMD/Intel CPUs, they still are searching for a graphics card that is open enough to receive the FSF Respect Your Freedom certification." Update: 02/08 18:44 GMT by T : See also Linux hacker and IBM employee Stewart Smith's talk from the just-completed linux.conf.au on, in which he walks through "all of the firmware components and what they do, including the boot sequence from power being applied up to booting an operating system." Update: 02/08 23:30 GMT by T :FSF Licensing & Compliance Manager Joshua Gay wrote to correct the headline originally appeared with this story, which said that the Talos workstation described was "FSF Certified"; that claim was an error I introduced. "The FSF has not certified this hardware," says Gay, "nor is it currently reviewing the hardware for FSF certification." Sorry for the confusion.

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All the Volcanic Eruptions You Missed During the Super Bowl

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:22pm

A number of volcanoes around the world put on impressive shows over the weekend, including Santiaguito, Turrialba, and Soputan.

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New Game Firewatch Is a Beautiful, Emotional Gut Punch

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:01pm

The writers behind Telltale Games' acclaimed The Walking Dead have delivered another tour de force videogame story in Firewatch.

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Behance founder, early-stage investor and advisor Scott Belsky is now a general partner at Benchmark (Bill Gurley/Above the Crowd)

TechMeme - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:00pm

Bill Gurley / Above the Crowd:
Behance founder, early-stage investor and advisor Scott Belsky is now a general partner at Benchmark  —  Benchmark's New General Partner: Scott Belsky  —  The partners at Benchmark are delighted to announce that Scott Belsky has joined the firm as our newest general partner.

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India Bans Facebook’s Basics App to Support Net Neutrality

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:52pm

Despite aggressive efforts to promote universal connectivity in India, Facebook has struck out.

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Hong Kong's VTech to acquire LeapFrog, maker of electronic educational toys, for $72M (Rex Crum/Mercury News)

TechMeme - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:50pm

Rex Crum / Mercury News:
Hong Kong's VTech to acquire LeapFrog, maker of electronic educational toys, for $72M  —  LeapFrog jumps to be acquired by VTech for $72 million  —  EMERYVILLE — LeapFrog Enterprises, the maker of well-known electronic educational toys for children, said Friday it has agreed to be acquired …

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Tech Will Force Lawyers to Do More for Those Billable Hours

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:00am

The lawyering business resists efforts to move fast and break things—even though, and maybe because, innovation could help make the law more accessible.

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It’s Been 20 Years Since This Man Declared Cyberspace Independence

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 9:58am

John Perry Barlow stands by his Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace, the libertarian idea that lit up the Internet on this day in 1996.

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Watch a Pyramid of Mirrors Morph Based on Desert Weather

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 8:00am

Babel Tower is the work of Gugo Torelli, a designer from Florence, Italy, and Shirin Abedinirad, an artist from Iran.

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Ride With the Mosquito Hunters Protecting the US Against Zika

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 7:00am

Mosquito control is tedious, underfunded, and very, very necessary.

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