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Lyft CEO: Self-Driving Cars Aren’t the Future

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Google, Tesla, Mercedes and others are working hard to build the best self-driving car. But will anyone actually buy them? In a Q&A session at this year’s South by Southwest, Lyft CEO Logan Green insisted the answer is “No.” Green still thinks the transportation world will undergo a massive shift over the next few years, with more and more people opting to hail a car rather than own one. Eliminating vehicle ownership has apparently been Lyft’s mission all along, even… continue…

R.I.P. Google+?

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Google’s Google+ social network, touted by some as a potential “Facebook killer” upon its 2011 release, could end up split into multiple parts. “Just wanted to confirm that the rumors are true—I’m excited to be running Google’s Photos and Streams products!” Google Vice President Bradley Horowitz wrote on his Google+ page. “It’s important to me that these changes are properly understood to be positive improvements to both our products and how they reach users.” Check out the latest social networking… continue…

Twitter CEO Pledges to Curb Trolling

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In an internal memo leaked to The Verge, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo took responsibility for the social platform’s rampant problem with trolls and cyberbullying. Check out the latest social network-related jobs. “We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years,” he wrote in the memo, dated Feb. 2. “It’s no secret and the rest of the world talks about it every day. We lose core user after core user by not… continue…

IT Service Broker: A New Role for the Hybrid Cloud

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The widening adoption of cloud computing in the enterprise is spurring the growth of a relatively new role in corporate IT: The service broker. In part, the need for these professionals is being driven by the growing use of hybrid cloud solutions. Gartner calls the melding of internal and external cloud services an “imperative.” “Enterprises should design private cloud services with a hybrid future in mind and make sure future integration/interoperability is possible,” the researcher says. Click here to find… continue…

Yep, ‘Flappy Bird’ Is Coming Back

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The popular game is being revived, according to its creator. continue…

Ukrainians Resort to Crowdfunding Army

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The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense is relying on money sent via text to help finance troops. continue…

Smartwatch Wars Kick Off with Moto 360

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Google (and Motorola) are wasting no time with this “smartwatch” trend. continue…

Twitter Stopped Encryption Project: Report

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According to The Verge, Twitter halted a project that would have cloaked direct messages and other non-public communications. continue…

Is Apple Cutting iPhone 5C Price a Sign of Desperation?

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Apple first rolled out the iPhone 5C in 2013 as a lower-cost alternative to the iPhone 5S. Why cut its price again? continue…

Danny Kim Wants to Change How You Drive

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The Lit Motors founder thinks the two-wheeled C-1 can forever alter how people move through urban settings. continue…