Mashable is teaming up with creative community Unpopular Now for a Vine #MashMeet at our New York headquarters.

Two years after its launch, Vine has become one of the largest and most powerful communities of creators. Artists, comedians, animators and musicians post creative content on the daily — and we're blown away by what we see for our weekly challenges.

In an effort to foster a community that is just as strong offline as it is in the app, we've planned a get-together for these creators to meet and shoot under one roof.

We're excited to kick-start our series of Vine meet-ups with the unPOP team, led by artist and creative director Peter Heacock. A leading agency in social video, Unpopular Now hosts talent such as Josh Darnit, Simply Sylvio, Hazelst, Alicia Herber and more. Many of them will be joining us this week Read more...

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Oculus, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook, has a new hire: Google X's Mary Lou Jepsen.

Jepsen, a respected computer scientist who ran the the research lab's Display Division for three years, joins the Oculus team this month although, at this time, it's unclear what her new role will be.

"We can confirm Mary Lou has joined the team," an Oculus spokesman said in a statement. "We continue to seek out the best and brightest from around the world to help push VR to the next level.”

The hire is a big one for Oculus, regardless. Ranked by the Anita Borg Institute as one of the top 50 female computer scientists of all time, Jepsen remains best known as CTO of One Laptop per Child, the non-profit she cofounded with Nicholas Negroponte that developed a low-cost laptop for children in developing countries. Read more...

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Corruption in the Philippines has shot as high as $94 million per case. It has snared people as senior as former presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The Philippines is no clean country. But nine graft cases on a top-10 list published last year by local news website broke out before 2010. Large-scale corruption is declining now in the Philippines, a boost to the Southeast Asian country stifled partly by foreign investor fears of political instability and hidden costs of doing business.
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