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11 Things You Need to Know Today

11 Things You Need to Know Today
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Jewelry ads are flourishing on NFL football, Leonardo DiCaprio has an electric car racing team, and more.

Rachel Pincus
  • 11 december 2013

It’s Computer Science Education Week. Take a crack at learning to code if you haven’t already. The White House

Snapchat just filed a restraining order against its very own Winklevoss. Mashable

Facebook is expanding its AI Lab. (It has one!?) AllThingsD

Samsung social video content attracted the most shares of the year, beating out Google. BrandRepublic

Big Dairy is making a push for chocolate milk as a post-workout recovery drink. Quartz

Protesters in San Francisco blocked a Google bus yesterday morning. The New York Times

Leonardo DiCaprio is on board with electric car racing. The Verge

Custom mobile magazine app Flipboard is approaching a $1 billion valuation. USA Today

PayPal President David Marcus: Bitcoin hot, tap-to-pay not. CNet

Darpa’s Membrane Optical Imager for Real-Time Exploitation (MOIRE) will make optical satellites smaller, lighter and cheaper. Wired 

Expect to see more jewelry ads on NFL football in 2014. AdAge

Image: The Verge

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