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  • NASA Snaps The Mother Of All Earth Selfies

    NASA Snaps The Mother Of All Earth Selfies

    NASA has been doing some really amazing stuff lately, including in-depth and vivid photography (in case you missed it, check out its recent Pluto fly-by). This particular photo, which I feel like is the mother of all Earth photos, was taken from its DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) Satellite from over a million miles away. The entire sunlit side of the Earth and it’s… Read More

  • HackerRank Gets $7.5M Investment From Recruit, Launches New Screening Tool For Data Scientists And Database Engineers

    HackerRank Gets $7.5M Investment From Recruit, Launches New Screening Tool For Data Scientists And Database Engineers

    Disrupt Battlefield alum HackerRank today announced that it has received a $7.5 million strategic investment from Recruit Holdings‘ HR Technology Fund for its hiring platform today. Read More

  • Square Buys Kili Technology For Payment Hardware; HQ To Become Toronto Office

    Square Buys Kili Technology For Payment Hardware; HQ To Become Toronto Office

    Mobile payments and retail tech company Square has acquired Kili Technology, a Toronto-based startup specializing in silicon, electronic and software design for improvement payment processing. The newly-acquired company will remain in Toronto, which will now act as a second Canadian office for Square, which had previously opened its country HQ in Waterloo, home of one of the most-respected… Read More

  • Honda attacks Toyota in North America, wants to sell 100,000 low-priced hybrid cars


    Spy shot of Honda’s new hybrid car (unconfirmed) Honda yesterday announced they hope to sell 100,000 units in North America of a new hybrid car slated for release on April 22, 2009 (Earth Day). The five-door, five-passenger vehicle lower is planned to not only be cheaper than the current Civic hybrid model (base price in the US: $22,600) but also to outperform Toyota’s hybrid… Read More

  • HTC begins marketing campaign in North America

    We typically don’t see HTC doing a whole lot of huffing and puffing about their products here in the US, but the Taiwanese-based mobile device manufacturer has decided to take matters into their own hands rather than letting carriers do their weak sauce marketing for them. Using their flagship Touch as the main focus of their inaugural campaign it’s hard to not notice the… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Announces New Phones

    Today, Sony Ericsson announced two new phones not guaranteed to stimulate your senses. The T250 is a very basic phone that will probably be carried at local carrier, pre-paid levels. Features include a dual-band GSM (ouch), a VGA camera, FM radio, and a silver or black paint job. Not too bad, but nothing special. The other contender is the S500 slider, which is a quad-band GSM phone with EDGE… Read More