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Google to Expand San Francisco Office Space in Two Deals – Bloomberg

Google Inc. (GOOG), owner of the world’s biggest search engine, bought a San Francisco office building and agreed to lease space at a nearby tower as it expands its real estate presence in the city. Google purchased 188 The Embarcadero from Ares Management LP and USAA Investment Management Co. for $65 million in a transaction completed two days ago, said two people with knowledge of the deal, who asked not to be identified because the details are private. The company also will lease 250,000 square feet (23,200 square meters) at the 42-story Spear Tower in the One Market Plaza complex. “We are excited to expand in San Francisco, and we will continue to work hard to be a good neighbor Read More

Hong Kong teenager’s Google Doodle unveiled to millions on search site – South China Morning Post

If you boot up your computer today and search for something on the internet, the chances are you may stumble acorss the first ever ‘Google Doodle’ to be designed by a Hong Kong teenager. Seventeen-year-old Wong Chiu-yung became the first person in the city to have their own design featured on Google’s homepage after winning the first competition of its type to be held in the city. For 24 hours Wong’s environmental design, where the word Google is spelled out using flowers, trees and water, will grace the homepage in place of Google’s four-coloured logo. Google Doodles celebrate holidays, well-known birthdays, anniversaries, achievements and major events such as soccer’s World Cup. Some can be played as games, others are interactive Read More

Hack a Tesla, win $10000 – Autoblog (blog)

In the world of computers, competitions that challenge so-called “white hat” hackers are fairly common. Break into this system in X minutes and we’ll give you Y dollars. Rarely, though, does this world cross over with the realm of automobiles. At the 2014 SyScan Conference, which runs from July 16 to 17 in Beijing, hackers have the chance to win $10,000, provided they can break into the systems of a Tesla Model S. According to BidnessETC, in order to win, a successful hack will need to remotely access the 17-inch touchscreen display (shown above) that dominates the Model S cabin in order to surf the Internet and access the vehicle’s controls. While we’re not computer experts, it seems like a Read More

Bombing of Gaza children gives me “orgasm”: Israelis celebrate slaughter on … – The Electronic Intifada (blog)

140713-protesters-attacked.jpg Israel’s latest assault on the besieged Gaza Strip has been accompanied by yet another sharp increase in incitement against Palestinians and solidarity activists on social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter. Facebook groups have been set up to call for the collective punishment of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Others host incitement against Palestinian students at Israeli universities, including posting pictures of and personal information about individual students.  The radical and violent anti-Palestinian climate in Israel is not divorced from reality. After more than a week of Israeli government threats to do so, commandos launched the first ground incursion into the northern Gaza Strip early Sunday morning, reported Ma’an News Agency. At the time of writing, there have been Read More

Nokia Lumia 930 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review: Both Mobile Phones Have … – BREATHEcast

  Since Microsoft launched its flagship smartphone Nokia Lumia 939, many have been wondering how it will fare against the Galaxy Note 3, the third generation phablet from the South Korean tech titan Samsung. Below is a comparative review of both these next-gen smartphones to help the customer decide which one to purchase. Physical Appearance: Compared to Nokia Lumia 930, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is obviously bigger as well as thicker. However, both the smartphones have the same weight. According to Samsung, Galaxy Note 3 measures 151.2 mm in height, 79.2 mm in width, and 8.3 mm in depth having a weight of 168 grams. It is available in Read More

Seeing More Politics in Your News Feed? Facebook Boosts Partisan Sites – Mashable

Facebook has helped catapult sites like BuzzFeed and Upworthy into social stardom, boosting the visibility of media content on the News Feeds of millions of users and generating a deluge of traffic. But in this rising tide, some publishers have seen a particular lift: political sites on both the left and right. As digital-native publishers have soared, media sites with a political bent are outpacing some viral competitors while picking up a few of their tricks along the way. Sites like Business Insider helped pioneer social media strategies, but outlets ranging from Glenn Beck’s The Blaze to 38-year-old Mother Jones have been fast learners. See also: The 12 Most Self-Destructive Things You Can Do on Facebook When Facebook tweaked the Read More

Android 4.4.4 Kitkat OS update rolls out for Motorola DROID Maxx, Ultra, and … – ChristianToday

A lot of Motorola users confirmed through the Motorola Feedback Network that the Android 4.4.4 Kitkat OS update are now rolling out on their respective devices. It seemed that the mobile manufacturer skipped the 4.4.3 version of the Android Kitkat and will go directly to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat version. Some of the Motorola handsets that received the latest and final Kitkat update are DROID Maxx, DROID Ultra, and DROID Mini. Aside from the DROID smartphones, Moto E, Moto G, and Moto X users will receive the said update. Currently, the only devices that run with the final version update of the Android Kitkat OS are the Nexus and Google Play Edition devices. The Android 4.4.4 Read More

Woman crushed by subway after fumbling with iPad – New York Post

The woman who was crushed to death by a subway train at Union Square on Saturday lost her balance after fumbling with her iPad, causing her to fall onto the tracks, officials said. Aracelis Ayuso, 21, was waiting for a Brooklyn-bound No. 4 train when she lost her grip on the tablet around 3:30 p.m., cops said. When the East Harlem resident tried to catch the device, she apparently lost her footing, causing her to tumble forward and land on the tracks just as the train was coming. The conductor spotted Ayuso’s body on the rails and tried to stop the train as it was pulling into the station, but it was too late. Police originally thought Ayuso might have Read More