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Stack Exchange raises $40 million to build out its massive question and answer network

If you don’t know what a “stack overflow” is, then chances are you don’t find yourself trawling the web for answers to obscure computer programming questions. If you did, chances are very high you would end up on Stack Overflow, a question and answer site founded by software expert Joel Spolsky. What began in 2008 as a relatively niche property has grown into one of the 50 biggest websites in the world, covering topics from coding to cooking to golf and averaging 85 million monthly visitors across of network of six sites called Stack Exchange.

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AT&T’s CEO wants to put more wearables on the network

Glenn Lurie has a lot of work to do. Successor to the longtime AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega, Lurie is leading the carrier into uncharted territory — a land where glasses, watches, and even thermostats can all be considered connected devices. For years, AT&T Mobility has made its bones on the backs of cell plans and mobile phone subsidies, but Lurie isn’t content with just focusing on phones and tablets with technology evolving so rapidly.

The former head of emerging devices — AT&T’s IoT division — Lurie sees connected cars and homes as the next big revenue stream for AT&T, but he’s also interesting in seeing more wearables connected directly to his company’s cell towers. The Verge sat down with Lurie after he spoke at AT&T’s…

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PlayStation Network back online nearly three days after Christmas attack

This long holiday weekend hasn’t been a good one for gamers. Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network were taken offline over Christmas, just as hundreds of thousands unwrapped their new consoles and plugged them in for the first time. But now, nearly three days after both services went offline, gamers are now free to play online once again.

PSN was down for the count

PlayStation Network engineers brought the service back online on Saturday, and Microsoft had Xbox Live back up and running on Friday. Sony has confirmed in a blog post that its network was victim to a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS), which overwhelmed its servers with “artificial,” or junk traffic. It’s believed Xbox Live was subjected to the same attack.

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Hackers allegedly behind Xbox and PlayStation network shutdown set sights on Tor

The group that allegedly took down Microsoft and Sony’s gaming networks now says it’s set its sights on a new target. Lizard Squad, which took credit for denial of service attacks that kept Xbox Live and PlayStation Network offline over Christmas, tweeted earlier today that it was going after the Tor encryption service.

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Xbox Live and PlayStation Network are having problems on Christmas Day

Reports have been flowing in on Twitter today that Xbox Live and PlayStation Network — the online services connecting Microsoft’s and Sony’s game consoles — are experiencing outages. Occasional downtime is par for the course for both, but Christmas Day is a particularly bad time, just as hundreds of thousands of PlayStation 4s and Xbox Ones are unwrapped and set up.

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The Tor network is bracing for a possible attack

On Friday, a post on the Tor Project’s blog sent out an alarming message: “The Tor Project has learned that there may be an attempt to incapacitate our network in the next few days.” More than two million users use the network to obscure their identities online, but law enforcement has been increasingly aggressive about pursuing criminals across Tor in recent years. Tor’s tip suggested the latest attack would be directed against the network’s directory authorities, which guide users to the available relays. If those authorities came down, users would be lost on the network, and the service would be effectively broken. Still, the post assured users that measures were being taken to ensure the authorities were backed up and the service as…

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CBS is pulling programming from Dish Network

After months of failed negotiations, CBS has decided to pull much of its programming from the Dish Network in 16 major cities across the US, including New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The recent dispute mirrors other sour negotiations in the past, and now leaves fans of shows like The Big Bang Theory waiting for a resolution. CBS All Access is unaffected, however.

“Dish has dragged its feet at our many attempts to negotiate.”

CBS and Dish have gone back and forth over their contracts for the better part of a year, and the satellite provider was even offered two extensions in recent week in an effort to reach some form of agreement. Unfortunately, that the deal fell through appears to be par for the course for Dish. “Dish has…

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FAVD + The Miami Beach Edition Travel Guide: Explore Art Basel based on carefully selected recommendations from your social network

FAVD + The Miami Beach Edition Travel Guide

After a successful soft launch during the most recent fashion weeks across NYC, Paris, London and Milan, web and iOS travel app FAVD is heading south to Miami for Art Basel. In addition to offering carefully tailored guides from trusted voices (be……

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Japan’s largest wireless carrier uses a shrimp cannon to promote its LTE network

2014 is the year of the seafood cannon. We’ve already seen two ways to use a pneumatic salmon cannon, and now we’re getting a slow-mo look at a dual-barreled, shrimp-frying cannon. This latest video comes out of Japan, and we have none other than wireless carrier NTT Docomo to thank for the culinary hijinks. Because apparently blasting shrimp through flour, oil, breading, and searing flames is a good way to sell a high-speed LTE network in Japan. Who knew?

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Interview: Paul Budnitz of Ello: The founder of the internet’s new unconventional, ad-free social network explains its honest origins and its exciting future

Interview: Paul Budnitz of Ello


We’ve long been supporters of multifarious designer Paul Budnitz—we even collaborated on a Cool Hunting bicycle with the Kid Robot founder. So when he began telling us about his new project, ,…

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