Allen de la Cruz

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Software Consulting - platform integrations, user engagement and monetization
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Technophoria: The Government’s Consumer Data Watchdog
The Federal Trade Commission’s chief technologist fights ...
Standard Deduction: Yahoo’s Tricky Plan for Tax-Free Spinoff of Alibaba Stock
Yahoo’s spinoff plan for its Alibaba holdings creates a n...
National Briefing | West: California: Dating Website Is Hacked
FriendFinder Networks, the Silicon Valley company that op...
Cuomo Administration Ends 90-Day Rule on Deleting State Workers’ Email
The move followed rebukes from watchdog groups and some l...
App City: An App for Solo Soccer Players
Jogabo allows users to schedule soccer games, invite frie...
Economic View: What to Learn in College to Stay One Step Ahead of Computers
Universities are struggling to figure out how to impart i...
Young Saudis, Bound by Conservative Strictures, Find Freedom on Their Phones
Confronted with an austere version of Islam and strict so...
Overvalued in Silicon Valley, but Don’t Say ‘Tech Bubble’
The tech industry’s venture capitalists admit to a certai...
Bits Blog: Bringing Women Into Tech
A new prize aims to recognize colleges that succeed in at...
Ars Technica
Here’s how badly we’re getting ripped off by our mobile phone providers
UK's Three offers unlimited data and texts (even roaming ...
Cops don’t have to give man his own license plate reader data, court finds
San Diego court rules against Michael Robertson, who sued...
Great expectations: An Ars reader wishlist for iOS 9
You all want more APIs, more apps, and better use of scre...
Asteroid impacts 3.3 billion years ago may have boiled the oceans
Researchers think up to 100 meters of ocean evaporated away.
VR headset company Fove is betting on eye tracking to compete
"Foveated rendering" focuses processing power on the cent...
Senate adjourns, rejects compromise metadata surveillance bill
On May 31, hours before Section 215 of Patriot Act expire...
Oculus and founder sued by Hawaiian head-mounted display startup
Complaint says Palmer Luckey wrongly used what he learned...
How one US Embassy staffer allegedly sextorted hundreds from his desk
Despite London embassy network monitoring, suspect went u...
DARPA laser research boosts airborne death rays, tiny laser scanners
LADAR-on-a-chip could bring 3D optic scanning to robots, ...
TechCrunch
Positioning The Next Generation Of Women To Succeed In Silicon Valley
 Over the past few months there’s been a lot o...
365 Million Reasons Why Email Is A Solid Investment
 Funding events over the last five quarters have sho...
Brazil’s $26 Billion Eyewear Industry Moves Online With Lema21 And EÓtica Merger
 The late April merger of, Lema21, an innovative pri...
A Food Bubble? Not So Fast
 Is there a “Food Bubble”? Robyn Metcalf...
Miito Deconstructs The Kettle To Save Energy
 Europeans love little better than a nice cup of tea...
To-Do List: Apply For The TC Pitch-Offs In Austin And Seattle!
 It’s shaping up to be one amazing summer, and...
The Enterprise Transformation Conundrum
 The problem is it’s not an easy undertaking t...
Meat This New Tinder User
 Before we get too far into this, I want to be fully...
Gillmor Gang: Dave’s Not Here
 The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Borthw...
Lifehacker
This Week's Top Downloads
Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platfo...
Turn a Jar of Mayo Into the Perfect Hiding Place for Your Valuables
Thieves like to get in and get out of your home as fast a...
Noisli for Chrome Generates Background Sound to Keep You Productive
Chrome: We’re big fans of the Noisli web app , which allo...
Why You Should Protect Even Your Most Unimportant Data
When it comes to protecting our data, many of us only pla...
GIFs for Mac Makes Sure You Always Have the Perfect Reaction GIF Handy
OS X: GIF is a simple, free app for the Mac that lets you...
Today's Best Deals: $2 Summer Reading, Surround Sound Starting at $65
Fill up your Kindle today with books starting at $2, incl...
Top 10 Smart Ways to Organize and Upgrade Your Garage
The garage is often a neglected, messy space. With a litt...
Use an IKEA Box as a Foldable Laptop Hood for Outdoor Use
If you’ve ever worked outdoors with your laptop, you know...
Learn How to Properly Order and Make Martinis with This Infographic
Martini’s are a sophisticated drink, but they can be daun...
CNN.com - ...
Startup makes rhino horns - without rhinos
After 40 million years, the Sun may be setting for one of...
Secret space plane, solar sail and CubeSats launching
How much can you pack on top of one rocket? A United Laun...
The Netflix of China muscles in to U.S. market
Letv announced its entry into the Chinese smartphone mark...
Superbowl of robotics makes STEM subjects exciting
Forty-thousand fans were chanting, screaming and cheering...
Top News ...
Firefox Maker Battles to Save the Internet—and Itself
Mozilla helped an open Web flourish in the 2000s. Now it’...
The Continuous Productivity of Aaron Levie
The CEO of Box is building an online file storage system ...
Internet of Farm Things
Companies are competing to turn data into advice on how t...
Who Owns Your Friends?
Social-networking sites are fighting over control of user...
Oculus Rift Hack Transfers Your Facial Expressions onto Your Avatar
Facebook teams with researchers to transfer your smiles a...
Leaderless Bitcoin Struggles to Make Its Most Crucial Decision
Bitcoin’s most influential developer has proposed a contr...
Single Cells Analyzed at Unprecedented Scale
A microscopic quest to find out what we’re really made of...
Startup Beams the Web’s Most Important Content from Space, Free
The world’s poor could benefit from a system that is blan...
Can You Improve Your E-Mails by Analyzing Recipients’ Personalities?
Startup Crystal claims it can help you write better e-mai...
Engadget RSS ...
The next Firefox OS devices will focus on quality, not cost
Outside of one or two exceptions, most Firefox OS devices...
NASA finds distant galaxy shining as bright as 300 trillion suns
Ever tried looking at the sun with your bare eyes? Too br...
Human gene sequencing gets an official yardstick
Gene sequencing, once a rare feat, is pretty common these...
NASA patched Curiosity rover's autofocus problem over the air
Pardon me while I say something that might not be entirel...
Firefox browser for iOS is almost ready for testing
It's been a long time coming, but Firefox for iOS is near...
CIA shuts down program using spy satellites to track climate change
For most of the past two decades, a handful of climate ch...
DOJ lays down some privacy rules for feds flying drones
The Justice Department promises to keep a closer eye on h...
Daimler and Qualcomm team up on connected car tech
Car companies aren't usually good at wireless tech, and w...
Skully debuts AR helmet app while navigating delays
Skully CEO Marcus Weller stood in front of an crowd of cu...
WIRED
The Next Roomba May Recognize All Your Crap
iRobot CEO Colin Angle says his company will bring a home...
At Last, Classy Parisian Lady Types Get Their Own Gadgets
The collection is undeniably feminine yet manages to avoi...
Here Are Your WIRED Star Wars Challenges for Week 4
Only 208 days remain until the new 'Star Wars' movie. We ...
Shocker: Americans Don’t Think Their Data Can Stay Private
So many hacks, so few days in the week to write alarming ...
Thanks, OpenTable, But I Like Being an Anonymous Diner
Paying your tab with an app is hassle-free, but the conve...
Turns Out There a Lot of Academics Studying Photo Filters
There's way, way more behind why we use filters and love ...
The Senate Fails to Reform NSA Spying, Votes Against USA Freedom Act
A last-minute bid to reform NSA spying before lawmakers b...
This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns
Increasingly rapid advances in AI have given Stuart Russe...
Google Maps Is Racist Because the Internet Is Racist
A slur recently showed up on Google Maps, and it was the ...
Techdirt.
This Week In Techdirt History: May 17th - 23rd
Five Years Ago There was plenty of ridiculousness from...
Awesome Stuff: Handwritten Input For Anything, Anywhere
Freehand input is hardly a new idea. It was a fixture of...
TPP Moves Forward In Senate With Fast Track; On To The House
As was widely expected after last week's vote, the Senate...
DailyDirt: Trendy Drinks
Some folks like to drink coconut water because it tastes ...
Monsanto And Syngenta About To Receive Dozens Of Patents On Unpatentable Plants
Last month we wrote about the strange case of unpatentab...
Florida Governor Signs One Bill Protecting Free Speech... And Another That Undermines It
On Thursday, Governor Rick Scott of Florida signed 44 bil...
FCC Signals It's No Longer Going To Nap On Broadband Privacy Issues
The FCC this week informed broadband ISPs that the agency...
Slashdot
Nerve Cells Made From Blood Cells
BarbaraHudson writes: CBC reports that Canadian scientist...
Software Patch Fixes Mars Curiosity Rover's Auto-focus Glitch
An anonymous reader writes: Scientists from Los Alamos Na...
Amazon Decides To Start Paying Tax In the UK
Mark Wilson sends word that Amazon will begin paying corp...
Study: Science Still Seen As a Male Profession
sciencehabit sends news of a study published in the Journ...
The Hoverboard Flies Closer To Reality
Dave Knott writes: Fans of 1980s cinema were disappointed...
Google Developing 'Brillo' OS For Internet of Things
An anonymous reader writes: A new report from The Informa...
Oculus Founder Hit With Lawsuit
An anonymous reader writes: Palmer Luckey, founder of VR ...
Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage
BarbaraHudson writes: Reuters is reporting that the citiz...
Ask Slashdot: Can SaaS Be Both Open Source and Economically Viable?
An anonymous reader writes: The CTO behind Lucidchart, an...
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