Google just bought a thermostat company. Nest, which is led by the man who essentially invented the iPod, sold to the tech giant for $3.2 billion bucks. Google plans to keep it going as a separate company.
The above deal totally overshadows the day’s other aquisition—Facebook’s buyout of Branch, a company started with the investment of two Twitter co-founders. Awkward.
Colorado’s latest pot-fueled endeavor: The state just received federal funding to create “Don’t Drive Stoned" ads.
Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander went to lunch today at a diner, but not just any diner. THAT diner. You know the one.
Some heartless scammers got caught tricking old people with robocalls.
Starr says Google Glass is no more intrusive than camera-equipped cell phones that do nearly the same thing. “I think privacy is vapor now,” Starr said. “There are cameras everywhere. There are recording devices everywhere.”Google Glass ban at Capitol Hill restaurant stirs privacy debate
Microsoft’s latest venture comes as no surprise; competition in the wearables space really is heating up.Google’s witty response to Microsoft’s new anti-Google clothing line. Unlike Google Glass though, you’ll probably look stupid wearing Microsoft’s gear.
Remember that time when Gawker suggested there was a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack that was floating around somewhere, and how they tried to pay for it? Turns out that where there’s smoke, there’s crack, and Toronto police have the video in their possession after arrested the dude who apparently had it.
Appeals court to judge who said the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy was illegal: Stop.
Can Google, Oracle, and Red Hat employees solve the HealthCare.gov fiasco, anyway?
Want do depress yourself? Read up on what vapid celebrities are doing this Halloween.
Edward Snowden has a job.