Google’s April Fool’s joke; Gig economy falters; millennials love Facebook; Spotify pivoting to video, because money; Messenger becoming a platform; hospitals need security, badly; FBI opening more phones; not so smooth drone operators; the Rift is here.
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Google launches worst corporate April Fools joke ever, quickly takes it down
Good riddance, gig economy: Uber, Ayn Rand and the awesome collapse of Silicon Valley’s dream of destroying your job
The Uber Model, It Turns Out, Doesn’t Translate
Study: People Who Point Out Typos Are Jerks
IN THE NEWS
A 52-year-old tech journalist went to work for a startup. It did not go well.
Are Young People Leaving Facebook? Not Even Close. (Chart)
Most Snapchat Users Are Breaking The Law Without Even Realising
Airbnb Scams L.A. Out Of $41 Million Each Year, Study Says
New report reveals Airbnb revenue in Los Angeles driven by “illegal hotels”
The Difference Between Music Fans That Pay, and Music Fans That Don’t
What Does Spotify Want to Buy With a Billion Dollars?
With $340 million in revenue, Nest is underperforming, and its future at Google is at risk
The New York Times May Make It Harder to Use Facebook and Twitter to Jump Its Paywall
Behind Facebook Messenger’s plan to be an app platform
Facebook preps in-store purchases for Messenger
Linux command-line tools are coming to Windows 10
Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Medstar Washington Hospital
Mattel fought elusive cyber-thieves to get $3M out of China
Developer’s 11 lines of deleted code ‘breaks the internet’
Security experts: what’s wrong with Internet of Things security, and how to fix it
Wireless tech means safer drones, smarter homes and password-free WiFi
The CIA Accidentally Left Explosive Material on a School Bus
FBI already called in to unlock another murder case iPhone
Nearly 1,500 vulnerabilities found in automated medical equipment
DOJ defies court order to turn over spyware code used against Tor
Dark Web’s got a bad rap: 7 in 10 want it shut down
The FAA Logged More Than 500 Drone Incidents in Six Months
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
Drone General Rules
Drone Business Rules
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
Oculus Rift review: High-end VR is here — if you can pay
Video: We Rode Magic Mountain’s Virtual Reality Coaster
Amazon will let you order Trojans and Doritos from a plastic button on your fridge
This founder says he caught Gogo charging him $40 for months — now he’s launched a startup so you’ll never get ripped off by sneaky subscriptions again
Science Channel Reviving ‘MythBusters,’ Seeking Hosts via Reality Series (Exclusive)
Top Gear: Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc star in first trailer for revamped show
THE STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS DELETED SCENES LOOK CRAZY EXCITING
The Matrix Fan Theory That Makes Agent Smith the True ‘One’
MORON OF THE WEEK
THE WORST CORPORATE SOCIAL MEDIA FAILS OF ALL TIME
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Whistle’s ‘Fitbit for dogs’ acquired by Mars Petcare
Teens would sell their personal data instead of working
Hope Solo and four other top female players accuse U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination