The Internet is a ‘gift from God’: Pope Francis

Sunday, January 26, 2014 2:38
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cognizing the power of social media and the Web, the Vatican has made (relatively) recent moves to improve its Internet connections. On Thursday, Pope Francis acknowledged that power in a statement released by the Holy See, saying that the Internet is a "gift from God."

At the same time, though, while attesting to the "glory" of the Internet, the Pope wrote about its possible dangers and risks. The statements were made as part of the "Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 48th World Communications Day," which will be June 1, 2014.
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Data As A Company’s Secret Weapon

Sunday, January 26, 2014 1:00
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shutterstock_171635108This year, we’re going to see data go from an opaque, untapped, and mystifying asset to a hyper competitive, I-can’t-believe-you-don’t-use-it weapon for businesses. I don’t mean big data; I mean data of any size: big, medium, and small. In fact, it’s not about the amount of data, it’s about the kind of data you have (and, of course, being smart enough to use it). This is all starting to happen because software is being built specifically to analyze lots of data – and it’s no longer cost-prohibitive ...


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The Secrets To Snapchat’s Success: Connectivity, Easy Media Creation, And Ephemerality

Saturday, January 25, 2014 20:09
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Snapchat-Evan-SpiegelSnapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has been known to be pretty quiet when it comes to sharing secrets about how the company works, but today he provided a little more transparency around its mission and how it thinks about the communications that users send through the app.


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CrunchWeek: Netflix Earnings, Stripe’s Big Raise, And Snowden’s Live Q&A

Saturday, January 25, 2014 17:35
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It’s that time of week for an episode of CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few TechCrunch writers together to chat about the most fascinating stories of the past seven days in tech.


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