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Lauren Schwartzberg / Fast Company:
The Oral History of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop to America)   —  Everyone's favorite emoji began in Japan.  But without Google, it may have stayed there.  —  If the story of the poop emoji's rise were told in emojis, it would look like this:
Nov 22, 2014, 9:05 AMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
A First Look Deep Inside Amazon Game Studios   —  To trace the beginnings of Amazon's interest in the game business, you need to go back a long way—at least to the holiday season of 1999.  That's when the company, best known at the time as “Earth's largest bookstore,” began offering video games …
Oct 14, 2014, 10:05 PMIn context
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Tony Fadell on the evolution of Nest, working with Jobs and Page, and integrating Google's culture   —  The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google's Newest Star Outsmart Apple?  —  Google is betting big on Nest CEO Tony Fadell, who helped invent the iPod and iPhone.  Here, a look inside his design revolution.
Sep 16, 2014, 5:35 AMIn context
Alice Truong / Fast Company:
Isis-affiliated Twitter account calls for assassination of Twitter employees, Twitter investigating   —  A now-suspended Twitter account seemingly affiliated with the extremist group ISIS has been calling for the assassination of employees who work at the social network.
Sep 9, 2014, 12:15 PMIn context
Chris Gayomali / Fast Company:
Samsung's latest wearable, the Gear Circle, a Bluetooth-enabled, vibrating necklace with earbuds to pair with a smartphone   —  Would You Wear This Dorky Headphone Necklace By Samsung?  —  On Wednesday night, Samsung quietly lifted the curtains off another set of wearable electronics …
Aug 28, 2014, 6:25 PMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
TiVo Introduces A $50 Over-The-Air DVR For The Post-Aereo Era   —  In June, the U.S. Supreme Court killed the Aereo service—which used banks of tiny antennas and a cloud-based DVR to let people redirect over-the-air TV to all their Net-connected devices—by ruling that it violated Federal copyright law.
Aug 25, 2014, 11:30 AMIn context
Alice Truong / Fast Company:
The company with the best culture?  Twitter, according to Glassdoor   —  To outsiders, Silicon Valley work culture seems almost like a joke: college kids pretending to be adults in unkempt hair who show up to business meetings wearing wrinkled T-shirts with jeans.  But for the people entrenched in it, what could be better?
Aug 22, 2014, 11:50 PMIn context
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Square killed prototype credit card due to legal hurdles and fear it would alienate partners   —  Why Jack Dorsey Killed The Square Credit Card  —  Square, the payments startup from Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, has prototyped a Square credit card.  The plastic card is all black …
Aug 12, 2014, 11:20 AMIn context
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Inside Square's long-term plan, its quest for non-payments revenue, and the Starbucks disaster   —  Back To Square One  —  Jack Dorsey's dazzling startup promised to transform the credit and finance industry with a sweeping, digitized vision of the future.  After losing $100 million, has his company lost its edge?
Aug 11, 2014, 3:40 PMIn context
Sarah Kessler / Fast Company:
Leak lets you easily send anonymous emails   —  “I Lied To You A Few Days Ago”: The Leak Messaging App And Anonymous Honesty  —  The tool for sending anonymous messages is gaining traction.  But is it really the truth we're after?  —  “I lied to you a few days ago.  Telling you anonymously makes me feel better.
Aug 3, 2014, 6:25 PMIn context

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All the coding ladies  —  Much has been said about women in technology this week as a result of Barbie once again, letting down the female population (or more appropriately, humankind as a whole) …