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See (and hear) Spotify's dizzying map of same-time listening

What does a worldwide digital music festival of strangers look and sound like? According to an artist at Spotify, it's a cacophonous map that swirls like it's drunk. It's fascinating, too.

By August 21, 2014

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Jack Dorsey: Twitter's business model based on 'serendipity'

The creator of Twitter (and CEO of Square) says the microblogging site's ad model shows big promise.

By November 13, 2011

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Watch as driver's phone captures celestial road rage instant karma

On a Florida highway, a man is tailgating in his very large truck. He finally offers the driver he's following his middle finger. Then the gods offer him retribution. Now it's all over YouTube.

By March 27, 2014

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Highlight vs. Glancee at SXSW: Rolling with the serendipity

At SXSW, CNET's Daniel Terdiman lets the people discovery apps lead him to new contacts who wax philosophical about whether the new genre of tools will really change how we interact.

By March 10, 2012

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The 404 1,397: Where we keep you in the dark (podcast)

A real life "Serendipity" story plays out on Facebook, 3D-printing a pizza, another smartphone app gets caught distributing users' private information, and the Japanese figure out a way to stop accidents caused by texting.

By December 6, 2013

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Ep. 1397: Where we keep you in the dark

A real life "Serendipity" story plays out on Facebook, 3D printing a pizza pie, another smartphone app gets caught distributing its users' private information, the Japanese figure out a way to stop accidents caused by texting, and CBS Films nabs the nightmares of our youth.

By December 6, 2013

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BlackBerry turned down Bieber because 'he's not going to last'

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the fine Canadian singer offered himself as a brand ambassador to his fellow Canadians for a mere $200,000 and 20 phones. He was rejected.

By December 5, 2013

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Man forgets he once bought $25 of Bitcoins -- now worth $848K

A Norwegian man bought 5,000 Bitcoins in 2009. Suddenly, he wonders what they're now worth. A lot, is the answer. In fact, he's already bought an apartment with some of it.

By October 29, 2013

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Bosses respond to the dancing YouTube quitter

Staff at the former company of Marina Shifrin, the woman who danced her resignation, respond on YouTube (by dancing and taking their pants off). Were they all told to dance or else?

By October 2, 2013

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Duh: 30 percent of Americans knowingly open spam

It seems that it's not enough for people to know it's spam. A survey suggests the mere thought that there might be money, sex, or a friend behind it is too much for many to resist.

By August 23, 2013