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Archivos mensuales:enero 2018

Facebook is still raking it in, even as people spend less time on the service – CNET

The world’s biggest social network is almost minting money, but people are spending 50 million fewer hours on Facebook every day because of changes to the news feed.
Source: CNET

A new study of Airbnb paints an ugly picture of the company’s impact on New York City housing

 For anyone who knows their city well, it’s easy to see that the short-term rental boom spurred by Airbnb’s massive popularity is changing things. Figuring out what exactly is changing and how quickly is trickier. In New York, those changes are have kept Airbnb and city regulators engaged in a multi-year war over what’s really good for the city. A new deep dive into the… Read More


Source: TechCrunch

SpaceX’s rocket booster survived descent despite no landing attempt

 SpaceX flew a mission today that didn’t include a controlled recovery attempt of the Falcon 9 booster involved in the launch. Even still, the first stage survived the return to Earth pretty much intact, and the company will now try to recover it from the Atlantic Ocean to see what kind of shape it’s in. Read More


Source: TechCrunch

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 inadvertently sets lap record at VIR – Roadshow

The beastliest Corvette ever is so fast that it set a lap record at America’s toughest track with an engineer at the wheel.
Source: CNET

Mobile delivers high exit multiples despite broader market slowdown

 In the world of mobile apps, numbers come in two sizes: big and bigger. More than one billion people use Facebook’s mobile app every day. But what about the financial side of the mobile business; specifically, venture investment and returns? By looking at the numbers behind two different ends of the startup life cycle, a reasonable understanding of the mobile market today can be had. Read More


Source: TechCrunch

The Freedom of the Press Foundation Is Preserving the Archives of Gawker, the Toast, and LA Weekly

The org will rely on Archive-It, a service from the non-profit Internet Archive.
Source: Wired

Watch what it actually looks like when CRISPR snips a strand of DNA

 The CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique is an important concept to know about in these days of biotech advances, but it can be pretty difficult to visualize properly. Is it really like molecular scissors? Where does the DNA go? Is it a big molecule or a small one? Fortunately a group has created a 3D animation of the process that shows it at the molecular level. Read More


Source: TechCrunch

Deal with Samsung could help Qualcomm with Korean legal issue – CNET

The chipmaker for phones inks an agreement with Samsung that includes the smartphone maker stepping away from an antitrust appeal in South Korea.
Source: CNET

Bigfoot may soon stomp across best license plate ever – CNET

It’s a big hairy deal: Senator proposes a specialty plate honoring Sasquatch, calling him a Washington state native.
Source: CNET

Here’s why you should avoid porn on Android phones – CNET

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab find that a quarter of Android malware used porn as the bait.
Source: CNET