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Enterprise

IBM Buys AlchemyAPI to Boost Watson Computing Unit

AlchemyAPI’s software collects and analyzes unstructured text and data.

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March 4, 2015, 10:14 AM PST

Product News

First Look: Making Soup and Fixing Robots With HTC’s Vive Virtual Reality Headset

The HTC Vive provides a good view of what’s possible in the world of virtual reality.

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March 4, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Media

Instagram ‘Carousel’ Feature Adds More Photos to Its Ads

More stuff to see, if you want to see it.

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March 4, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Social

Nextdoor Nabs $110 Million and a Billion-Dollar Valuation

Nextdoor is now valued over $1.1 billion.

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March 4, 2015, 9:20 AM PST

General

John Doerr Testifies in Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins: Day Two Liveblog

The day resumes with Doerr’s continued questioning by the defense.

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March 4, 2015, 9:08 AM PST

Mobile

AT&T Pushes Ahead on Toll-Free Data Plans in Wake of Net Neutrality

What net neutrality? Wireless providers say toll-free data plans don’t hurt anyone.

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March 4, 2015, 7:55 AM PST

Voices

Full-Frontal Advertising: The Slow Reveal

The definition of “TV” has changed dramatically, and advertisers are beginning to catch up with cross-platform and cross-screen campaigns.

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March 4, 2015, 7:00 AM PST

Commerce

New Amazon Competitor Jet.com Hires E-Trade CMO

She’ll take the somewhat made-up-sounding title of Chief Customer Officer, but it’s a very real role.

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March 4, 2015, 6:18 AM PST

Re/code Daily

Alibaba’s Cloud Comes to America

The Chinese tech behemoth is launching its first U.S. data center today.

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March 4, 2015, 3:52 AM PST

Gaming

Nvidia Announces a $199 Smart TV That’s Also a Game-Streaming Console

The Nvidia Shield runs on Android TV and can play both native Android games and PC games streamed online.

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March 3, 2015, 8:13 PM PST

Gaming

Google’s Gaming Guy on “Transmogrified Reality” and Lessons Learned From Glass

“Head-mounted displays and interacting with the real world are actually really hard things to do well.”

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March 3, 2015, 7:01 PM PST

Culture

Not Too Many Wins for Famed VC John Doerr in First Half of Testimony

“Her willingness to travel works, unless/until she becomes a mom.”

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March 3, 2015, 4:57 PM PST

Security

Apple, Google Prep Fixes for Newly Uncovered ‘Freak’ Security Bug

The vulnerability affects the Safari and Android browsers.

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March 3, 2015, 4:12 PM PST

Gaming

Sony’s VR Headset to Ship in First Half of 2016

No price yet.

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March 3, 2015, 3:39 PM PST

Media

TiVo’s Quarterly Revenue Rises About 7 Percent

Total subscriptions are now almost 5.5 million, up 1.3 million from the same time last year.

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March 3, 2015, 2:29 PM PST

Commerce

Target to Cut Thousands of Jobs, Eyes $2 Billion in Cost Cuts

The retailer is seeking to narrow its focus and bolster its online business to rejuvenate sales.

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March 3, 2015, 2:10 PM PST

Mobile

Jason Mackenzie, HTC America President, on Why His Company Is Getting Into Virtual Reality (Q&A)

Re/code talks with HTC America President Jason Mackenzie about the company’s new direction.

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March 3, 2015, 12:17 PM PST

General

Apple to Bring Its Security Guards Onto the Payroll

Labor organizers have been pressuring Silicon Valley tech companies to stop outsourcing security jobs.

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March 3, 2015, 10:53 AM PST

Mobile

Apple Edges Out Samsung in Q4 Global Smartphone Sales

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus drove Apple sales.

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March 3, 2015, 10:27 AM PST