Elise Hu http://wboi.org en Tech Week: Uber's Tricks, JPMorgan Hacked & A Desk Microwave http://wboi.org/post/tech-week-ubers-tricks-jpmorgan-hacked-desk-microwave Each weekend, we look back on the tech week that was, which includes original content from NPR and the stories worth noting from across the Internet. Here we go...<p><h3>ICYMI</h3><p><strong>Amazon Buys Twitch</strong>: In a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/08/25/343208186/amazon-buys-twitch-proving-gaming-live-streams-are-golden">nearly $1 billion purchase</a>, Amazon bought the exceedingly popular Twitch, which allows viewers to watch live streams of gamers gaming. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Elise Hu 35233 at http://wboi.org Tech Week: Uber's Tricks, JPMorgan Hacked & A Desk Microwave Amazon Buys Twitch, Proving Gaming Live Streams Are Golden http://wboi.org/post/amazon-buys-twitch-proving-gaming-live-streams-are-golden There's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/05/20/314264906/big-deals-we-charted-billion-dollar-tech-buyouts-since-2002">another billion-dollar buyout</a> in tech today [OK, it's about $970 million, but close enough] and this time it's Amazon's purchase of the video game streaming service Twitch.<p>Twitch is a company that lets you watch video gaming <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/12/15/250793493/u-s-recognizes-a-south-korean-starcraft-player-as-an-athlete">as a spectator sport</a> — it live-streams gamers gaming and allows viewers to interact dur Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Elise Hu 35035 at http://wboi.org Amazon Buys Twitch, Proving Gaming Live Streams Are Golden Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile http://wboi.org/post/many-seek-justice-ferguson-mo-will-have-wait-awhile Both the county case and the federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown are expected to take time, as are basic answers about the circumstances that led to the black teenager's death Aug. 9.<p>About two dozen people showed up Wednesday in front of the St. Louis County Courthouse to demonstrate against County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch, who is preparing to present evidence in the case to a grand jury.<p>"This means something to me, so I had to be here," says demonstrator Lamont Farr, a home health care worker. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:32:00 +0000 Elise Hu 34837 at http://wboi.org Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson http://wboi.org/post/ferguson-teachers-use-day-opportunity-civics-lesson <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/19/341574604/fresh-clashes-in-ferguson-mo-as-national-guard-arrives">Chaos and unrest overnight</a> have kept the National Guard in the suburban town of Ferguson, Mo., for a second day, and the local school district has canceled classes for the week. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Elise Hu 34796 at http://wboi.org Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson Amid Continued Chaos In Ferguson, A Second Autopsy Is Released http://wboi.org/post/amid-continued-chaos-ferguson-second-autopsy-released A preliminary, independent autopsy report has been released in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Requested by the family, the autopsy finds that Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot six times by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. This news follows the most violent night of protests there since the shooting. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Elise Hu 34752 at http://wboi.org In Ferguson, Local Faith Leaders Call For 'Different Dialogue' http://wboi.org/post/ferguson-local-faith-leaders-call-different-dialogue On a quiet morning after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/17/341082635/more-violence-arrests-in-ferguson-but-most-respect-curfew">another difficult night in Ferguson</a>, businesses along the streets put up signs in their windows reading "I Heart Ferg." Former Mayor Brian Fletcher is passing out more.<p>"We're going to raise $5,000 by tomorrow at noon for yard signs," Fletcher says.<p>Overnight clashes led to one shooting and several injuries. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Elise Hu 34701 at http://wboi.org In Ferguson, Local Faith Leaders Call For 'Different Dialogue' On Net Neutrality, California Cares; Texas? Not So Much http://wboi.org/post/net-neutrality-california-cares-texas-not-so-much When nearly <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/07/21/332678802/one-million-net-neutrality-comments-filed-but-will-they-matter">1.1 million net neutrality comments</a> flooded the Federal Communications Commission this spring into the summer, they came from around the country. But the interest in open-Internet topics doesn't spread out evenly across the United States.<p>San Francisco-based data analysis firm Quid looked at the geographic sources of the public comments and adjusted them based on state populations. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:33:00 +0000 Elise Hu 34529 at http://wboi.org On Net Neutrality, California Cares; Texas? Not So Much A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments http://wboi.org/post/fascinating-look-inside-those-11-million-open-internet-comments When the Federal Communications Commission asked for public comments about the issue of keeping the Internet free and open, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/07/21/332678802/one-million-net-neutrality-comments-filed-but-will-they-matter">the response was huge</a>. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:24:00 +0000 Elise Hu 34470 at http://wboi.org A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments Tech Week: The CIA Apologizes, Twitter Soars, Foursquare Swarm http://wboi.org/post/tech-week-cia-apologizes-twitter-soars-foursquare-swarm We know you don't miss a single NPR headline, but just in case you did, here's our weekly look back at what we covered in digital culture, and what we recommend from our friends across the mediascape.<p><h3><strong>ICYMI</strong></h3><p><strong>Not OK, Cupid</strong>: On the heels of Facebook's much-maligned revelation that it conducts scientific experiments to test the emotional responses of its users, the online dating site OKCupid says it sometimes manipulates user profiles for experiments. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 12:08:00 +0000 Elise Hu 34044 at http://wboi.org Tech Week: The CIA Apologizes, Twitter Soars, Foursquare Swarm Some Loyal Foursquare Users Are Checking Out After Swarm Spinoff http://wboi.org/post/some-loyal-foursquare-users-are-checking-out-after-swarm-spinoff <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQAJmmVsi1g</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:12:00 +0000 Elise Hu 33914 at http://wboi.org Some Loyal Foursquare Users Are Checking Out After Swarm Spinoff