'Doctor Who' will soon teach kids how to code
Aaron Souppouris, engadget.com
The BBC is tapping everyone’s favorite time-traveling doctor to help get kids into coding. The broadcaster is launching The Doctor and the Dalek, a Doctor Who-themed game that features a number of puzzles designed to instill the…

'Doctor Who' will soon teach kids how to code
Aaron Souppouris, engadget.com

The BBC is tapping everyone’s favorite time-traveling doctor to help get kids into coding. The broadcaster is launching The Doctor and the Dalek, a Doctor Who-themed game that features a number of puzzles designed to instill the…

After a strong start, Hyperlapse looks a lot like Facebook’s other failed experiments
Harrison Weber, venturebeat.com
Hyperlapse, released under the guise of Instagram, initially out-performed Facebook’s other side projects — Poke, Slingshot, Camera, and Paper — on the App Store charts. But now, a mere six weeks since launch, interest in Hyperlapse appears to be…

After a strong start, Hyperlapse looks a lot like Facebook’s other failed experiments
Harrison Weber, venturebeat.com

Hyperlapse, released under the guise of Instagram, initially out-performed Facebook’s other side projects — Poke, Slingshot, Camera, and Paper — on the App Store charts. But now, a mere six weeks since launch, interest in Hyperlapse appears to be…

Yahoo Acquires Mobile Messaging App MessageMe
Sarah Perez, techcrunch.com
Yahoo has acquired mobile messaging application MessageMe, a Whatsapp-like service with $11.9 million in reported outside funding. The deal, we’re hearing from multiple sources, is a talent acquisition falling into the “single-digit” millions.…

Yahoo Acquires Mobile Messaging App MessageMe
Sarah Perez, techcrunch.com

Yahoo has acquired mobile messaging application MessageMe, a Whatsapp-like service with $11.9 million in reported outside funding. The deal, we’re hearing from multiple sources, is a talent acquisition falling into the “single-digit” millions.…

Ello vs. Facebook
Kashmir Hill, forbes.com
The eight-week-old social network Ello has a manifesto: no ads, no data-mining, no algorithms that make decisions about what you should see, no turning users into products. If you hit the “I agree” button after the manifesto, the site puts you on …

Ello vs. Facebook
Kashmir Hill, forbes.com

The eight-week-old social network Ello has a manifesto: no ads, no data-mining, no algorithms that make decisions about what you should see, no turning users into products. If you hit the “I agree” button after the manifesto, the site puts you on …

Why is “anti-Facebook” network Ello popping up on your social feeds now?
Carmel DeAmicis, gigaom.com
On Facebook and Twitter today you may have heard chatter of a mysterious place called “Ello.” It’s not often that a new social networking site rises above the fray without raising some serious venture capital or being propelled by professional…

Why is “anti-Facebook” network Ello popping up on your social feeds now?
Carmel DeAmicis, gigaom.com

On Facebook and Twitter today you may have heard chatter of a mysterious place called “Ello.” It’s not often that a new social networking site rises above the fray without raising some serious venture capital or being propelled by professional…

IT’S OFFICIAL: ALIBABA WILL BE THE LARGEST IPO EVER
Myles Udland, businessinsider.com
Alibaba just priced its IPO at $68 per share.At this price, Alibaba is raising just less than $21.8 billion, making it the largest IPO in US stock market history.This sets the company’s value at $167.8 billion.The company was expected to…

IT’S OFFICIAL: ALIBABA WILL BE THE LARGEST IPO EVER
Myles Udland, businessinsider.com

Alibaba just priced its IPO at $68 per share.

At this price, Alibaba is raising just less than $21.8 billion, making it the largest IPO in US stock market history.

This sets the company’s value at $167.8 billion.

The company was expected to…

Acer’s Selfie-Hat is a giant glittery pink sombrero
Brittany Hillen, slashgear.com
Joining the slew of odd gadgets that have surfaced in recent days is Acer’s Selfie-Hat, which is exactly what it sounds like, only in the oddest way possible: a giant pink sombrero adorned with glittery stuff. The Selfie Brush pales in comparison.…

Acer’s Selfie-Hat is a giant glittery pink sombrero
Brittany Hillen, slashgear.com

Joining the slew of odd gadgets that have surfaced in recent days is Acer’s Selfie-Hat, which is exactly what it sounds like, only in the oddest way possible: a giant pink sombrero adorned with glittery stuff. The Selfie Brush pales in comparison.…

Facebook Is Testing Self-Destructing Posts
Alexis Kleinman, huffingtonpost.com
Ever wanted to set a self-destruct timer on your Facebook posts? Well, just in case, you may soon be able to do just that.The social networking site is testing a new feature that will let you schedule a post for deletion. All you have to do is …

Facebook Is Testing Self-Destructing Posts
Alexis Kleinman, huffingtonpost.com

Ever wanted to set a self-destruct timer on your Facebook posts? Well, just in case, you may soon be able to do just that.

The social networking site is testing a new feature that will let you schedule a post for deletion. All you have to do is …

Reddit reportedly raising $50M at a $500M valuation
Tom Cheredar, venturebeat.com
Community news sharing site Reddit might be raising upwards of $50 million in a new funding round that includes investments from Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and others.The funding — first reported late last night — wouldn’t be unheard…

Reddit reportedly raising $50M at a $500M valuation
Tom Cheredar, venturebeat.com

Community news sharing site Reddit might be raising upwards of $50 million in a new funding round that includes investments from Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and others.

The funding — first reported late last night — wouldn’t be unheard…

Swipe Left, Swipe Right, But Why?
STEVEN MELENDEZ, fastcolabs.com
Tinder-inspired apps have exploded, letting users swipe yes to dogs, shoes, and threesomes. But does it work for every company?Swipe left. Swipe right. It’s such a small gesture that packs such a big punch.After Tinder launched about two yea…

Swipe Left, Swipe Right, But Why?
STEVEN MELENDEZ, fastcolabs.com

Tinder-inspired apps have exploded, letting users swipe yes to dogs, shoes, and threesomes. But does it work for every company?

Swipe left. Swipe right. It’s such a small gesture that packs such a big punch.

After Tinder launched about two yea…