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PHOTO OF THE DAY

Los Angeles Dodgers’ George Lombard gets in-between Yasiel Puig and San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Belt and Madison Bumgarner after words were exchanged after the final out of the seventh  inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on September 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

One great sports photo for every day of the year: bit.ly/1Uv6qBR

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PHOTO OF THE DAY

Los Angeles Dodgers’ George Lombard gets in-between Yasiel Puig and San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Belt and Madison Bumgarner after words were exchanged after the final out of the seventh  inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on September 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

One great sports photo for every day of the year: bit.ly/1Uv6qBR

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A deadly fungus, chytrid, is attacking frogs’ skin and wiping out hundreds of species worldwide. A chytrid infection prevents the normal movement of water and nutrients through the amphibians’s skin. 

In the San Francisco Bay Area, Mountain yellow-legged frogs, found only in California’s alpine lakes, have been in steep decline due to the fungus (as well as predation by non-native trout). More than 90 percent of the population has disappeared.  

Now in a last-ditch effort, scientists are trying something new: build defenses against the fungus through a kind of fungus “vaccine.”

Read more about the effort to battle chytrid fungus here. And watch the video by PBS Digital Studios’ Deep Look here.

Video Credit: Josh Cassidy/KQED

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Happy 6th Birthday, Twitter!

On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey tweeted the first ever tweet on Twitter.

The sheer fact that you can understand that sentence shows you how far Twitter has gone since then. It has become the de facto short message system of the internet and the favorite social networking service of celebrities all around the world.

And, with over 500 million users, it is the largest one-to-many open communication platform on the web.

However, the service’s beginnings were modest. The service started out as an off-hand project from the creators of podcasting company Odeo, and though it immediately showed potential, it was plagued by frequent downtime in its first couple of years.

Stability problems seem to be a thing of the past now, and Twitter handles and hashtags have become a part of popular culture – they are regularly seen on TV and movie trailers. Ask a celebrity how you can reach them, and the most likely answer will be their Twitter nickname.

When it comes to business plans, in the last 12 months Twitter has been somewhat eclipsed with Facebook’s IPO. The questions about Twitter still remain the same as on its last birthday: Will it go public, will it be acquired by a giant such as Google, Apple or Microsoft, or will it simply keep growing?

We’ll see. In the meantime, happy birthday, Twitter!

Source: Stan Schroeder at Mashable

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Happy 6th Birthday, Twitter

On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey tweeted the first ever tweet on Twitter.

The sheer fact that you can understand that sentence shows you how far Twitter has gone since then. It has become the de facto short message system of the internet and the favorite social networking service of celebrities all around the world.

And, with over 500 million users, it is the largest one-to-many open communication platform on the web.

However, the service’s beginnings were modest. The service started out as an off-hand project from the creators of podcasting company Odeo, and though it immediately showed potential, it was plagued by frequent downtime in its first couple of years.

Stability problems seem to be a thing of the past now, and Twitter handles and hashtags have become a part of popular culture – they are regularly seen on TV and movie trailers. Ask a celebrity how you can reach them, and the most likely answer will be their Twitter nickname.

When it comes to business plans, in the last 12 months Twitter has been somewhat eclipsed with Facebook’s IPO. The questions about Twitter still remain the same as on its last birthday: Will it go public, will it be acquired by a giant such as Google, Apple or Microsoft, or will it simply keep growing?

We’ll see. In the meantime, happy birthday, Twitter!

Source: Stan Schroeder at Mashable

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Why I Deleted The Creepiest App In The World, And Then Decided I Needed It Back

If SXSW has produced any breakout startups this year, it’s Highlight.

Highlight is a subtle way to stalk people you’ve never met but share common interests with.  It shows who has been nearby throughout the day and pulls in Facebook data on them, including where the person works and their pictures.  It shows the person’s location in relation to yours on a Google map. In-app messages can be sent to nearby people too.

Highlight has received mixed reviews. What’s most controversial is that it only pulls information on strangers. You’re not swapping personal information with trusted friends. There’s no option to check-in, although you can pause Highlight for any length of time.

Please click here to continue reading the original article by Alyson Shontell at SF Gate.

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Why I Deleted The Creepiest App In The World, And Then Decided I Needed It Back

If SXSW has produced any breakout startups this year, it’s Highlight.

Highlight is a subtle way to stalk people you’ve never met but share common interests with.  It shows who has been nearby throughout the day and pulls in Facebook data on them, including where the person works and their pictures.  It shows the person’s location in relation to yours on a Google map. In-app messages can be sent to nearby people too.

Highlight has received mixed reviews. What’s most controversial is that it only pulls information on strangers. You’re not swapping personal information with trusted friends. There’s no option to check-in, although you can pause Highlight for any length of time.

Please click here to continue reading the original article by Alyson Shontell at SF Gate.

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CHART OF THE DAY: The iPad Is Outselling Every Single PC

Apple CEO Tim Cook just showed an amazing slide at the launch event for the new iPad.

Apple sold 15.4 million iPads last quarter. That’s more than any PC maker’s TOTAL PC sales during the same quarter.

Other interesting stats: the iPad, iPhone, and iPod made up 76% of Apple’s revenue during that quarter, and Apple sold more than 172 million of these devices in total last year. By way of comparison, all PC makers combined shipped about 350 million PCs last year.

Please click here to continue reading the original article by Matt Rosoff at Business Insider.

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CHART OF THE DAY: The iPad Is Outselling Every Single PC

Apple CEO Tim Cook just showed an amazing slide at the launch event for the new iPad.

Apple sold 15.4 million iPads last quarter. That’s more than any PC maker’s TOTAL PC sales during the same quarter.

Other interesting stats: the iPad, iPhone, and iPod made up 76% of Apple’s revenue during that quarter, and Apple sold more than 172 million of these devices in total last year. By way of comparison, all PC makers combined shipped about 350 million PCs last year. 

Please click here to continue reading the original article by Matt Rosoff at Business Insider.

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Social Good Stars: Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark Discusses Intersection of Causes and Tech

The internet has opened many doors, and Craig Newmark was one of the first entrepreneurs to help open them and start making a difference, back in 1995. Craig is the founder of Craigslist, the web-based platform where people can help each other with everyday needs. It is now one of the 10 most-visited English language web platforms, serving every continent on earth (except Antarctica).

Craig has devoted much of his life to the philosophy that we all need to help one another, and has taken it to new levels via his philanthropy. He is devoted not only to making a difference, but to helping others make a difference, too.

In March 2011 Craig launched Craigconnects, his initiative to link up everyone on the planet using the Internet to bear witness to good efforts and encourage the same behavior in others. Craigconnects seeks to support technology and platforms that enhance connectivity, help more people and organizations do good in the world, and improve and ensure media integrity.

Craigconnects evolved from Craig’s many years of personal involvement with nonprofit organizations and issues he considers vital. He serves on the board of directors for 3 nonprofit organizations, advisory boards of 11 others, and provides personal or financial support to dozens more who use the internet to help solve social issues, provide for America’s returning veterans, drive funding for school projects directly to the classroom, or help government agencies and groups with innovation initiatives.

Please click here to continue reading the original article by Amy Neumann at Huffington Post.

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Social Good Stars: Craiglist Founder Craig Newmark Discusses Intersection of Cause and Tech

The internet has opened many doors, and Craig Newmark was one of the first entrepreneurs to help open them and start making a difference, back in 1995. Craig is the founder of Craigslist, the web-based platform where people can help each other with everyday needs. It is now one of the 10 most-visited English language web platforms, serving every continent on earth (except Antarctica).

Craig has devoted much of his life to the philosophy that we all need to help one another, and has taken it to new levels via his philanthropy. He is devoted not only to making a difference, but to helping others make a difference, too.

In March 2011 Craig launched Craigconnects, his initiative to link up everyone on the planet using the Internet to bear witness to good efforts and encourage the same behavior in others. Craigconnects seeks to support technology and platforms that enhance connectivity, help more people and organizations do good in the world, and improve and ensure media integrity.

Craigconnects evolved from Craig’s many years of personal involvement with nonprofit organizations and issues he considers vital. He serves on the board of directors for 3 nonprofit organizations, advisory boards of 11 others, and provides personal or financial support to dozens more who use the internet to help solve social issues, provide for America’s returning veterans, drive funding for school projects directly to the classroom, or help government agencies and groups with innovation initiatives.

Please click here to continue reading the original article by Amy Neumann at Huffington Post.