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1. Music-Discovery Company Shazam Valued at Roughly $1 Billion 2. Simon Pegg Co-Writing ‘Star Trek 3′ With Doug Jung 3. Drone carrying drugs crashes near Mexican-US border 4. Did Facebook just kill the Web’s burgeoning fake-news industry? 5. HealthCare.gov sends personal data to Twitter, Yahoo and Google 6. Exploding Kittens sets fire to Kickstarter 7. AMD looks to its Carrizo chips for PC rebound 8. Price Slump Tests Bitcoin’s Self-Correcting Economics

1. France faces 19,000 cyberattacks since terror rampage 2. David Cameron seeks cooperation of US president over encryption crackdown 3. Adobe Launches Lightroom Mobile For Android Phones 4. Etsy reportedly preparing $300m IPO 5. Transport inspectors say Uber blocked their accounts to avoid fines 6. Facebook will post amber alerts on your news feed 7. Net Fix: FCC chief on solving the Open Internet puzzle (Q&A) (Click to read more. List updated throughout the day.)

1. Xiaomi Revenue Doubled to $12 Billion in 2014 2. Breach Puts Morgan Stanley Client Data Up for Sale 3. Facebook Acquires Wit.ai To Help Its Developers With Speech Recognition And Voice Interfaces 4. Nikon announces the D5500, its first ever touchscreen DSLR 5. You can play nearly 2,400 classic MS-DOS games for free right now 6. Intel Shuts Down Russian Developer Forums To Comply With Russia’s ‘Blogger Law’ 7. Sony's head-mounting display will turn spectacles into smart glasses 8. Mercedes-Benz unveils connected, self-driving concept car

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FIRST Appoints Former Cognizant CIO Digital Entertainment Head

FIRST, the non-profit robotics organization started by Segway founder Dean Kamen, has appointed Mark Greenlaw as vice president of Digital Engagement. Prior to joining FIRST, Mr. Greenlaw was a vice president at Cognizant, and the company's CIO until 2010. He created the company’s Making...

Internet Society Names Kathryn Brown CEO

The Internet Society has appointed Kathryn Brown as its new chief executive officer. Based in the organization's Reston, Virginia office, Ms. Brown succeeds outgoing CEO Lynn St. Amour. Ms. Brown brings more than thirty years of experience to her new...

Kids, This Is Why You Don’t Send Bomb Threats To Get Out Of Exams

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof shares the FBI affidavit outlining how the Feds caught a Harvard student accused of sending a bomb threat to get out of sitting for his exams. Here is an excerpt: Harvard received the e-mail messages from...

Harvard, Stanford Alumni Distinc.tt Gay App ‘You Can Bring Home To Mom’

Distinc.tt, an app incubated at Harvard Business School, and Stanford's StartX, launched in public beta on Tuesday. Distinc.tt is a social network for the LGBT community, that focuses on social interaction and discovery, and is the only gay app in...

YouTube Joins MIP Digital Fronts As Founding Partner

YouTube is confirmed as the first founding partner of the inaugural MIP Digital Fronts, an international screening to showcase and trade original online video programming and web series, in front of an audience of international buyers, producers and distributors,...

Candy Crush Saga Gets Dreamworld Parallel Game Mode

Casual games company King, has released an expansion of the popular Candy Crush Saga game. Titled Dreamworld, the new game mode will transport players to a parallel world of dream-inspired levels in Candy Crush Saga. Dreamworld is available across Facebook...

Edward Snowden Writes Open Letter To Brazilian Government

Here is the text of Edward Snowden's open letter to the Brazilian government. The letter was published on A Folha on Tuesday. Six months ago, I stepped out from the shadows of the United States Government's National Security Agency to...

Google Reportedly Working On Smart Thermostats

Google is reportedly testing out cloud-based home thermostats. The company is believed to be looking at making the software compatible with third-party hardware providers, and is not (or not yet, at any rate) looking into selling thermostats. An image-capture of EnergySense,...

Tumblr Updates Mobile App With Ability To Sort Search Results

Tumblr has updated its mobile apps with a new feature that lets users sort through their search results. The newer app is available for download for both iOS and Android.