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Google enters the home: It announced today it’s buying Nest Labs Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash.

We’re very curious to see what this will bring.

Google enters the home: It announced today it’s buying Nest Labs Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash.

We’re very curious to see what this will bring.

For a little historical background, here’s how Twitter’s price increase today compares with the 10 biggest first-day percentage jumps (hint: it doesn’t).

For a little historical background, here’s how Twitter’s price increase today compares with the 10 biggest first-day percentage jumps (hint: it doesn’t).

What’s that? Oh, just a humanoid robot, NBD.
(Photo by Matt Cardy, Getty Images)

What’s that? Oh, just a humanoid robot, NBD.

(Photo by Matt Cardy, Getty Images)

Jennifer Lawrence may be Vogue’s latest cover girl, but Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer graces its pages in a photo spread and lengthy profile, which hits the Internet today and newsstands next week.
Mayer, 38, weighs in on:
Motherhood. ”One night I looked up and was like, ‘Oh, my God, it’s midnight and I have a husband and I’m, like, eight months pregnant. I need to leave!’ I was just here working, having the best possible time.”
Yahoo’s $1 billion acquisition of Tumblr. ”I’ve done now between three and four dozen acquisitions in my career… and I’ve never seen this kind of lock-and-key fit between two companies.”
More: http://usat.ly/15OmxPp(Photo by Mikael Jansson, Vogue)

Jennifer Lawrence may be Vogue’s latest cover girl, but Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer graces its pages in a photo spread and lengthy profile, which hits the Internet today and newsstands next week.

Mayer, 38, weighs in on:

Motherhood. ”One night I looked up and was like, ‘Oh, my God, it’s midnight and I have a husband and I’m, like, eight months pregnant. I need to leave!’ I was just here working, having the best possible time.”

Yahoo’s $1 billion acquisition of Tumblr. ”I’ve done now between three and four dozen acquisitions in my career… and I’ve never seen this kind of lock-and-key fit between two companies.”

More: http://usat.ly/15OmxPp

(Photo by Mikael Jansson, Vogue)

Happy fifth birthday, Apple App Store! Where would we be without you?A look at some highlights from the past five years (we couldn’t help but include the USA TODAY app): http://usat.ly/1bogk3o

Happy fifth birthday, Apple App Store! Where would we be without you?

A look at some highlights from the past five years (we couldn’t help but include the USA TODAY app): http://usat.ly/1bogk3o

Instagram vs. Vine debate, part 2

NASA’s 6,000-Mile Panorama: A Sliver of Earth in a Billion Pixels
(via NASA’s 6,000-Mile Panorama: A Sliver of Earth in a Billion Pixels)

NASA’s 6,000-Mile Panorama: A Sliver of Earth in a Billion Pixels

(via NASA’s 6,000-Mile Panorama: A Sliver of Earth in a Billion Pixels)

MIT to release documents about activist Aaron Swartz

The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced today that the school will voluntarily release public documents related to the prosecution of free-information activist Aaron Swartz, who hanged himself in January as he faced trial on hacking charges.

The BlackBerry has come a long way. But has it come far enough?

Take a trip back and see if you remember these devices: http://usat.ly/VvQaXt

And our Ed Baig’s take on the new Z10: http://usat.ly/VvQfuf