Yahoo Sets Up Shop In Times Square For Its 500 New York Employees (But Not The Tumblr Team)
Today has been quite a roller coaster ride for Yahoo -- the company put days of reports and rumors to rest this morning when it confirmed that it would acquire the social blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion, and now CEO Marissa Mayer has confirmed that Yahoo's New York employees will now be moving. They'll all soon be working right around the corner from Times Square in the same building that used to house the New York Times (229 West 43rd Street, to be more specific).
Metra: Rock Island District delays due to Amtrak derailment
Metra trains on the Rock Island District line were delayed this morning due to an Amtrak train derailing and blocking the Metra tracks at 16th Street, according to Metra.
Congress Demands Answers From Google Over Google Glass Privacy Concerns
Today eight members of the U.S. Congress have sent a letter to Google's Larry Page, asking him to address a number of privacy concerns about Google Glass. In the letter (PDF), they brought up the company's notorious Street View data collection incident, and asked how the company was planning to avoid a similar privacy breach with Glass. They also ask how Google is going to build Glass to protect the privacy of non-users who may not want their every public move to be recorded. Further, they ask about the security of recordings once they are made: "Will Google Glass have the capacity to store any data on the device itself? If so, will Google Glass implement some sort of user authentication system to safeguard stored data? If not, why not?" Google has until July 14th to respond.
How Google Took Street View For A Dive
Google's underwater Street View launched last September, but Google's Ocean program actually started six years ago when one of the founders of Keyhole (which, after being acquired by Google, later became Google Earth), was inspired to also look into mapping the ocean. For several years now Google has been mapping the oceans, but bringing Street View underwater is still very challenging.
Chicago Cubs seek to add new Wrigley gate
Entrance would open onto planned Clark Street plaza With eye-grabbing proposals that include a giant video screen looming over the left-field bleachers, a new entrance to Wrigley Field received little notice when the Cubs unveiled plans for the park at the end of April.