Amazon, Apple, Facebook or Google: Who is building the coolest tech campus?

Amazon, Apple, Facebook or Google: Who is building the coolest tech campus?

One looks like a futuristic spaceship, another includes three steel and glass biodomes. A third is being developed by world-class architect Frank Gehry, and the fourth spans 42-acres on a former airfield.

Welcome to the wonderful world of “geek-tecture” where Apple, Amazon.com, Facebook and Google are all trying to outdo one another with new corporate campuses. It has gotten so heated that CNBC recently called it Silicon Valley’s “incredible edifice complex.”

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Meet Buck: Facebook’s secret weapon for building Android apps

Meet Buck: Facebook’s secret weapon for building Android apps

Facebook is becoming a mobile company — or rather a “mobile best” one if you believe founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It’s no secret that the company has had its hiccups when it comes to mobile applications, but in a new post on its engineering blog, Facebook reveals a build system that it uses to produce Android apps it calls Buck. Today, that system has gone open source and is available on Github

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Yelp’s Stock Dips After Facebook Barges Into Local Search And Reviews With ‘Nearby’

Yelp’s Stock Dips After Facebook Barges Into Local Search And Reviews With ‘Nearby’

Facebook this afternoon released a new feature called “Nearby” that lets users search and review businesses such as restaurants, hotels and bars — and it looks like Wall Street received the memo quite quickly.

The stock price of reigning online search and review site Yelp started going down precipitously almost immediately after news of Nearby emerged at around 11am Pacific Time, 2pm Eastern. Within 20 minutes after Nearby launched, Yelp’s stock had taken a swift drop of more than 3.65 percent to as low as $18.50 a share…

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