La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid labour to wins ahead of Champions League ties
Barca's 1-0 win over Levante moved them to within two victories of mathematically sealing the title while Madrid's 3-1 victory over Real Betis was slightly more routine.
Encouraging Female Engineers Is Key To Facebook's Recruitment Strategy
Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer and Director of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfein spoke at the she++ conference today, making Facebook by far the most represented company at the Stanford conference. Their public remarks and comments shed light on Facebook’s aggressive strategy to recruit talented engineers to join their “deep bench” — the company’s greatest asset, according to Goldstein. “When you look at the numbers of CS majors that are graduating—where are we going to get m...
Opposition, election body differ on Venezuela vote audit
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition and electoral authority expressed on Saturday widely differing expectations for an audit of the contested April 14 presidential election, a day after Nicolas Maduro was sworn in to succeed the late Hugo Chavez. ...
Andreessen, Schroepfer, Others Rally For More Women In CS At She++ Conference
Marc Andreessen and Mike Schroepfer delivered keynote addresses today at the she++ conference, sharing their thoughts on women in technology and growing the pool of talented engineers. Ayna Agarwal and Ellora Israni, two Stanford juniors who study Symbolic Systems and CS, respectively, founded she++ in January 2012 as a Stanford community for women in tech; Agarwal and Israni hope to spur girls in middle and high school to study CS, as well as their fellow Stanford students. Around 250 people at...
Boston Marathon bombing investigation turns to motive
BOSTON (Reuters) - The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings lay seriously wounded and unable to speak in a hospital on Saturday as investigators worked to determine a motive and whether the two ethnic Chechen brothers accused of the attack acted alone. ...
Marc Andreessen: The World Would Be Much Better If We Had 50 More Silicon Valleys
Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, delivered a keynote speech at the she++ conference today, sharing what technology is exciting him right now, what he thinks about current startup culture, and how Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, affected his view of Silicon Valley. Andreessen described Google Glass as “potentially transformative for the entire industry. ” “You put it on and you’re like ‘Oh my God, I have the entire internet in my vision. Where have you been...
What the laptop can learn from the tablet (and why it better do it soon)
The rise of the tablet has changed the computing landscape. Laptop manufacturers shouldn’t ignore this success; instead, the lessons taught by tablets should be used to turn the old-fashioned clamshell into the PC of tomorrow.
Syria opposition voices frustration with international backers
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Syrian opposition figures voiced frustration with their international backers on Saturday in the face of reluctance from some to supply the rebels with weapons and a call for them to distance themselves from extremist forces. ...
Merkel party loses support after female hiring quota dispute: poll
BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives has fallen by 2 percentage points to 39 percent after a dispute over quotas requiring companies to hire more women executives, an opinion poll published on Sunday showed. ...
Hackers take control of several CBS News Twitter accounts
It looks like CBS is the latest victim in a series of Social Network account hacks that seem to be prevalent this year. Today, CBS stated that several of its Twitter accounts, including 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, CBSDenver, and its official Twitter account were all compromised earlier today. The hackers used the accounts and tweeted things like, “General Dempsey calls for #Obama’s arrest under new anti-terror laws #48hours”. The hackers also provided links in the tweets that led t...
Snoop Dogg -- 4/20 Party Shut Down
Snoop Dogg's 4/20 party in Hollywood was shut down before the star of the show even arrived ... TMZ has learned. "Snoop Lion 420 Festival" -- a giant party being held in a Hollywood Hills mansion to celebrate all things cannabis -- started at 11:00…
CrunchWeek: Facebook's Weird Home Commercial; Our Experiences With Google Glass, And Fibermania
The weekend is here, and so is another episode of CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show where a few of us writers sit down for some real talk about the stories that dominated the tech world over the past seven days. This week, Ryan Lawler, Greg Kumparak and I talked about Facebook Home’s weird new commercial featuring a screaming goat, our experiences with Google Glass (which was released to developers this week) and the expansion of Google Fiber to Austin, TX and Provo, UT. ...
Evacuated elderly find new home together after Texas blast
WACO, Texas (Reuters) - Edith Nors, 87, has no hearing aid, no glasses and no dentures. ...
Yahoo appoints former AOL exec as new Global Public Privacy head
Yahoo has just appointed Tekedra N. Mawakana as its Deputy General Counsel and Vice President of Global Public Policy. Mawakana used to be the Senior Vice President of Pubic Policy and Deputy General Counsel at AOL, where she worked for around 12 years. At her new position, she will be working together with industry and government agencies to work on global governmental affairs and help develop policy initiatives. Mawakana has an excellent resume. Before spending 12 years with AOL, she worked ...
3 Doors Down Bassist Todd Harrell -- Arrested for Vehicular Homicide
Todd Harrell, bassist for the group 3 Doors Down, was arrested late Friday night and charged with vehicular homicide following a deadly crash in Nashville, TN. According to police, Harrell was driving at a high rate of speed when his car clipped a…
Newly Discovered Android Malware Was Downloaded Millions Of Times
Security firm Lookout has detailed a clever new bit of Android Malware lurking in the Google Play store. The good news: unless you’re downloading questionable Russian clone apps, you’re probably not affected. The bad news: that hasn’t kept it from being downloaded a few million times. The new malware, fittingly dubbed “BadNews”, has been spotted tucked into 32 different apps from 4 separate developer accounts. Since Google Play only gives download numbers as huge r...
Egypt's Mursi plans cabinet reshuffle
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said on Saturday he planned to reshuffle his cabinet in a move that could help build political consensus around a $4.8 billion loan Cairo is seeking from the International Monetary Fund. ...
Denver girds for "world's largest" marijuana rally
DENVER (Reuters) - Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Denver on Saturday for an annual weekend celebration of cannabis, the first such assemblage since Colorado voters legalized the... ...
Jak and Daxter Trilogy officially confirmed for June release
After last month’s ESRB-rating leak, Sony has confirmed that the Jak and Daxter Trilogy will officially be making its way to the PlayStation Vita come June. The trilogy will include Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, and Jak 3. All 3 games wil go through a complete HD makeover, bringing much more beautiful graphics to a nostalgic, and classic video game franchise. Like its PlayStation 3 counterpart, the PS Vita trilogy is remastered in 720p anti-aliased graphics and will run a...
Trojan horse malware destroys delivery files to hide its tactics
Microsoft has discovered an unusually stealthy Trojan capable of deleting files it downloads in order to keep them away from forensics investigators and researchers. The Trojan downloader, called Win32/Nemim.gen!A, is the latest example of how malware writers are using sophisticated techniques to protect their own trade secrets. The Trojan essentially makes downloaded component files irrecoverable, so they cannot be isolated and analyzed. "During analysis of the downloader, we may not ea...