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Building a smarter Hacker News

With only 24 hours to build an app, it's never easy to come up with a viable idea, nevermind build one that involves training a machine learning algorithm. Yet that's exactly what a team of four frien

Y Combinator flirts with having Hacker News community pick Fellowship companies

Upvotes! What are they good for? Soon, they might get your very, very early-stage company into Y Combinator. The incubator is experimenting with using the Hacker News community to pick startups for it

Product Hunt Is The Social News Site Of Tech Products Read By Influential People

Meet Product Hunt, a small experiment that is increasingly becoming the center of the conversations of product-oriented people working in tech. You can call it the Reddit of tech products, the Hacker

Hacker News Attempts To Fix Its Comment Problems With Pending Comments

In an effort to improve the quality of discussions that crop up on Hacker News, Y Combinator founding partner Paul Graham yesterday announced some imminent changes to the way comments would be posted

Security Concerns Abound Over Unofficial Android iMessage App That Uses Chinese Servers To Process Data

An unauthorised app that lets Android users chat on Apple's closed iMessage network is causing a big stir. It's had viral downloads in the tens of thousands amid claims that it could be spreading malw

The Next Microsoft — Updating Its Branding And Messaging In Three Days

A <a target="_blank" href="http://www.minimallyminimal.com/journal/2012/7/3/the-next-microsoft.html">very smart projec</a>t is underway by a 21-year-old design student in Los Angeles. The goal: update