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  • Yahoo's core business sold to US telecoms giant Verizon
    16683_yahoo's_core_business_sold_to_us_telecoms_giant_verizon 2016-07-25 18:01:42 UTC
    Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash, marking the end of the line for a storied Web pioneer and setting the stage for a big new internet push by the telecom giant. ...
  • Niantic wants to roll out Pokemon GO in 200 markets soon: CEO
    Pokemon_go_in_san_francisco 2016-07-17 14:39:50 UTC
    The head of the developer behind Nintendo Co Ltd's (7974.T) Pokemon GO said he wanted to launch the smash-hit mobile game in roughly 200 countries and regions "relatively soon" and was working on bolstering server capacity to enable the wider roll...
  • Tesla Autopilot technology terrifies drivers in videos on Youtube
    Tesla_autopilot_technology_terrifies_drivers_in_videos_on_youtube 2016-07-01 19:36:49 UTC
    A sleeping driver and a terrified granny are among the many people who appear in popular YouTube videos using the Tesla Autopilot technology - and not always using the system as intended. It is an unwelcome social media image for the car compan...
  • NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity finishes work at Marathon Valley on Mars
    Mars_'marathon_valley'_overlook 2016-06-19 03:22:31 UTC
    Pasadena, CA – “Marathon Valley,” slicing through a large crater’s rim on Mars, has provided fruitful research targets for NASA’s Opportunity rover since July 2015, but the rover may soon move on. Opportunity recently collected a sweeping panoram...
  • Microsoft to explicitly ban 'terrorist content' on its services
    Microsoft_to_explicitly_ban_'terrorist_content'_on_its_services 2016-05-21 18:38:14 UTC
    With the world growing more concerned about attacks by militant groups on civilians, Microsoft Corp on Friday outlined new policies to crack down what it called "terrorist content" on some of its consumer services. In a blog post, the company s...
  • "Make Bubbles Great Again" — Donald Trump's feud with Silicon Valley
    Make_bubbles_great_again_%e2%80%94_donald_trumps_feud_with_silicon_valley 2016-05-18 06:46:08 UTC
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that a dangerous financial bubble has formed in the technology industry - and Silicon Valley responded with a collective eye roll. In a Reuters interview, the New York billionaire...
  • GOP believe Facebook is “censoring” the right
    Gop_believe_facebook_is_%e2%80%9ccensoring%e2%80%9d_the_right 2016-05-12 07:50:57 UTC
    Facebook and a top Republican Senator have responded to allegations from the tech website Gizmodo that Facebook is suppressing ideologically conservative news or stories from conservative organizations from its "trending topics" column. Accordi...
  • Mercury makes rare journey across the sun
    Mercury_makes_rare_journey_across_the_sun 2016-05-10 05:20:50 UTC
    The planet Mercury can be seen as a tiny speck, just above and to the left of center, as it makes its transit across the Sun on Monday, May 9, 2016. Be sure to protect your eyes by using a telescope or binoculars featuring proper solar filters....
  • Scientists get clearer picture of breast cancer
    Scientists_get_clearer_picture_of_breast_cancer 2016-05-05 04:27:26 UTC
    <h3><i>Scientists have developed a picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer. The largest study of its kind is a 'milestone' in terms of its potential to unlock new ways of treating and preventing the disease.</h3></i> Published in...
  • Facebook revenue rose more than 50 percent as mobile ad sales surge
    Facebook_revenue_rose_more_than_50_percent_as_mobile_ad_sales_surge 2016-04-28 07:33:07 UTC
    Facebook revenue rose more than 50 percent as mobile ad sales surge. Facebook handily beat Wall Street expectations with a 50 percent jump in revenue driven by its wildly popular mobile app and push into live video. The company also proposed a...
  • Apple unveils smaller, cheaper products
    Iph 2016-03-21 18:33:14 UTC
    Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Monday unveiled a smaller, cheaper iPhone aimed at new buyers, especially in emerging markets and China, the world's biggest buyer of smartphones, as the technology company looks to reverse a decline in worldwide sales of its...
  • Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto
    It's_probable_a_neptune-sized_planet_lurks_beyond_pluto 2016-01-21 09:03:33 UTC
    The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits the sun every 15,000 years. During the solar system’s infancy 4.5 billion years ago, they...
  • “Spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to eggs
    Sperm_swim_to_egg 2016-01-18 22:35:23 UTC
    <H3><i>A team of German researchers has invented a “spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to improve couples’ fertility, according to a study published recently in the journal Nano Letters.</i><hr></h3> For the millions of American couples ...
  • North Korea says tested hydrogen nuclear bomb
    North_korea_says_tested_hydrogen_nuclear_bomb 2016-01-06 20:15:10 UTC
    Global Gathering — Experts are doubtful that North Korea successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, according to news report from a number of sources. Based on it’s explosive power, the bomb wasn’t powerful enough to be a thermonuclear weapon. New Y...
  • Climate change deal sealed - Long applause, tears, hugs and many spoke of a "historic moment"
    Climate_change_deal_sealed_-_long_applause__tears__hugs_and_many_spoke_of_a_%22historic_moment%22 2015-12-12 21:45:37 UTC
    LE BOURGET, France — Climate summit delegates hailed the decision of the agreement with long applause, tears and hugs and many spoke of a "historic moment." Delegates from 195 nations formally accepted a final draft of a global climate change d...
  • Trump Tower website has outage after Anonymous' anti-Trump rant
    Http-__trumptowerny.com 2015-12-11 20:20:29 UTC
    The website for Trump Towers, Donald Trump's glitzy signature skyscraper in Manhattan, went offline for about an hour on Friday after activist hacking group Anonymous denounced the real-estate mogul and Republican presidential front-runner for his...
  • Climate talks enter next phase, toughest decisions ahead
    Climate_talk 2015-12-06 08:10:57 UTC
    Global climate change talks in Paris moved into a new, tougher phase on Saturday as negotiators agreed on a draft accord, albeit one that still leaves hundreds of points of dispute for ministers to resolve next week. While a largely procedural ...
  • Social media step up battle against militant propaganda
    Facebook 2015-12-06 07:57:06 UTC
    Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants, but the Internet companies are doing it quietly to avoid the perception that they are helping the authorities police the Web. ...
  • After leaders' rhetoric, climate negotiators start work on deal
    Modi_and_hollande_announce_new_solar_alliance_at_paris_climate_change_summit 2015-12-02 06:02:39 UTC
    With encouragement from 150 world leaders ringing in their ears, government negotiators in Paris sought on Tuesday to turn that rhetoric of unity into the text of a global deal to slow climate change. But as the leaders departed Paris, it becam...
  • Zuckerberg and wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity
    Facebook's_ceo_and_wife_to_give_99_percent_of_shares_to_their_new_foundation 2015-12-02 08:20:06 UTC
    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity. In an unprecedented philanthropic gesture for their generation, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla, celebrated the birth of their daughter with the ...
  • Mars' atmosphere 'gone with the solar wind': NASA
    Mars'_atmosphere_'gone_with_the_solar_wind'-_nasa 2015-11-06 06:23:52 UTC
    Mars' atmosphere 'gone with the solar wind': NASA We finally have an understanding of how Mars transformed from a once habitable, Earth-like planet into the dry world we see today. NASA researchers have just announced that Mars' once rich atmos...
  • NASA | Massive Black Hole Shreds Passing Star
    Massive_black_hole_shreds_passing_star 2015-11-02 05:08:33 UTC
    This artist’s rendering illustrates new findings about a star shredded by a black hole. When a star wanders too close to a black hole, intense tidal forces rip the star apart. In these events, called “tidal disruptions,” some of the stellar de...
  • The animal that doesn't get cancer
    Naked_mole_rat 2017-06-13 17:05:56 UTC
    <blockquote><h3>Many animals get cancer just like humans do, but there are a few mysterious species that rarely develop it<hr></h3> By <strong>Melissa Hogenboom</strong> Cancer is rife in the animal kingdom. For many, the mortality rate is s...
  • EU Highest Court Struck Down Data-Transfer Pact With US - Violates Privacy
    Obama_preparing_more_executive_actions_on_gun_control 2015-10-06 16:41:03 UTC
    EU Highest Court Struck Down Data-Transfer Pact With US - Violates Privacy. The court case stemmed from a complaint by Austrian law student Max Schrems, who challenged Facebook's transfers of European users' data to its American servers because...
  • Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars
    Nasa_starts_year-long_isolation_to_simulate_life_on_mars 2015-08-30 22:11:05 UTC
    Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars. The isolation experience, which will last a year, will be the longest of its type attempted. Experts estimate that a human mission to the Red Planet could take between one and three years...