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Editor’s note: Despite his unfortunate reference to a “Jedi mind meld,” some consider President Barack Obama the first geek president for his tech fluency and outreach. Now the White House is launching its #WeTheGeeks initiative, a series of online video chats meant to “highlight the future of science, technology and innovation in the United States.” The first one happened Thursday at 2 pm ET on the White House’s Google+ page and included four leading thinkers in science and technology. We at CNN.com began to wonder what would happen if there really was a part of the dusty old U.S. Constitution devoted to geeks. So we, who are geeks ourselves, drafted one. Below, you will find Article I of the Geek Constitution.
Google has entered the music subscription business, launching its own service available now to users.
Google Play Music: All Access will cost $9.99 a month, or $7.99 a month if users sign up by June 30. There’s also a free, 30-day trial available to explore.
The service was announced during Google’s keynote at the I/O developers conference in San Francisco.
For live updates from the keynote, scroll down to view:
3:32 p.m.: Page wraps up the keynote. Thanks for joining us!
3:29 p.m.: Page on encouraging more women to enter the technology field: “We have to start early, and make sure we’re getting more
Google kicks off its I/O developers conference on Wednesday, where it’s expected they will announce several big projects on both the hardware and software fronts.
USA TODAY will have live coverage of the I/O keynote, which starts at noon ET. So, what will Google unveil? Here’s a look at what we could see revealed:
Google Glass. Google’s wearable computing technology has generated plenty of buzz. The big question is what will we learn — if anything — from today’s keynote. Do they share details on potential new partnerships and apps? How soon before consumers get their hands on Glass? For more on how Glass works, USA TODAY’s Ed Baig has the details.
Will Google take on Spotify?Article source: http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/usatoday-TechTopStories/~3/sftskkKrdIo/
Updated: 5:29 p.m. ET with the market close.
Shares of electric-car maker Tesla zoomed 14.4% Monday, continuing a streak that started last week with the announcement of the company’s first profitable quarter.
Tesla closed Monday at $87.80 a share, up 57% from $55.79 a share Thursday before its first-quarter earnings report.
The investor interest in the California-based electric-car maker also follows a glowing review of its only model, the Model S sedan, on Friday from Consumer Reports magazine.
Investors are liking what they saw in the details of the electric-car maker’s earnings report. The $11 million first-quarter profit shattered the assumption that no automaker can make money selling small numbers of plug-in cars. And Tesla posted a 17% gross profit margin, using American workers, in an