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From: The Kernel | By: Aaron Sankin | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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The gradual banishment of Google Search from Apple products increased with the recent release of iOS 8. Apple’s latest upgrade to their software makes it no longer possible to get Google results by using your iPhone’s Spotlight. Instead, Apple’s...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Corey Blake | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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In this week's podcast, Farhad Manjoo and I talk about Microsoft buying Minecraft, Yahoo's windfall from the Alibaba IPO, and which iPhone 6 is the best. Manjoo is a tech columnist at the New York Times, and I am editor of Business Insider's tech section....
From: Business Insider | By: Jay Yarow | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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a NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Microsoft just sank $2.5 billion into the Swedish company Mojang to get its hands on the video game Minecraft, its servers and the merchandising that goes along with it, but it's not just playing games. When the deal was announced...
From: TheStreet | By: Jason Notte | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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“When you trust, everything is simple. When you don’t trust, things get complicated.” Jack Ma Alibaba is here. Much like a pregnancy, the IPO involved years of planning, months of gestating, and, finally, weeks of mounting hype. The NYSE midwifed...
From: Pando Daily | By: Kevin Kelleher | Friday, September 19, 2014
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In his first public appearance in more than a week after a few one-on-one interviews, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was grilled in a news conference Friday on issues spanning from how the league handled the Ray Rice investigation, to how the NFL will...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Eric Edholm | Friday, September 19, 2014
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If you want to stop trolls, hit ‘em where it hurts.
From: The Kernel | By: Jess Zimmerman | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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a NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 slid 0.05% but the focus was on Alibaba , which debuted for trading on Friday at $92.70, well above of its initial public offering price of $68. The stock closed 38% higher and ended the day with a market cap...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week's Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.
From: NPR | By: Aarti Shahani | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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What kind of information is in the public interest? Is it possible (or desirable) to define this? Free expression attorney Ramiro Alvarez examines this question in the context of Argentina.
From: Global Voices | By: Guest Contributor | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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You sort of have to admire Indiana congresslackwit Larry Bucshon for being an out and out global warming denier, since so many of his more sophistimacated Republican colleagues have decided to avoid the question with the “I’m not a scientist” dodge....
From: Wonkette | By: Doktor Zoom | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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The research team found that so-called "corporate citizenship," where employees make extra effort to improve life at the office, improves with telecommuting....
From: VentureBeat | By: Gregory Ferenstein | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, Sept. 19: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising Friday ahead of Alibaba's trading debut in New York while European stocksarose after voters in Scotland rejected independence from the...
From: TheStreet | By: Joseph Woelfel | Friday, September 19, 2014
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It’s been a bad year for Elle Fanning and cinematic father figures. Her Maleficent dad sent her away as a baby, and her Boxtrolls dad mostly just neglects her. Her streak will continue with Low Down, in which John Hawkes finds himself torn between...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Melissa Rivers celebrated Joan Rivers’ life with love, laughter and lore on a Fashion Police special. Joined by Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos, Melissa Rivers revealed that she received a thoughtful condolence note from President...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Joanne Eglash | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Back in the woeful years of the dot.com boom and bust I worked for a company with a dubious distinction. The value of that company in the stock market was less than the value of the cash we had on our books. What the market was essentially saying is...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Carl from Chicago | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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From: CNN | Friday, September 19, 2014
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There are certain things we’ve come to expect from a Tim Burton movie. Fantastical settings with whimsical rules. Dead people and undead creatures. Johnny Depp in heavy white makeup. But his latest movie Big Eyes has none of that, and looks all the...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The biggest series in nearly 30 years at Kauffman Stadium got off to a very disappointing start for the home-standing Royals. Before the 37.945 fans had a chance to settle in, Detroit struck for three first-inning runs, including an RBI double from Miguel...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mark Townsend | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Harry Styles recently had dinner with Katy Perry, but he was also spotted getting flirty with one of the former stars of Nickelodeon’s Victorious. And no, the One Direction singer didn’t manage to land Kendall Jenner look-alike Victoria Justice —...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Treva Bowdoin | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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China is rife with food scandals, so it’s no surprise that many people – both expat and local – are turning to organic products. The organic industry is still a fledgling one, but growing concerns over sustainability and environmental issues is...
From: The Beijinger | By: thebeijinger | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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As the end of Derek Jeter's fantastic career nears, the race to honor his legacy has accelerated. On Friday, the folks at New Era added its contribution to the farewell tour, and we must admit it's among the coolest items Jeter has received all season. ...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mark Townsend | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Bill Gates is worth an astounding $81.6 billion and he keeps getting richer every year. His secret weapon is a man you have probably never heard of: Michael Larson. Gates hired Larson 20 years ago, when his net worth was a relatively paltry $5 billion,...
From: Business Insider | By: Julie Bort | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Yahoo is in line to make $8.3 billion to $9.5 billion from the initial public offering, depending on whether investment bankers exercise their right within the next month to buy additional stock in the deal. The payoff supplements the $7.6 billion jackpot...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Associated Press | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Should homosexuals be allowed to go to worship at Mosque?? Against a global background of rising Islamist militancy a new mosque where gay people are welcome, Christians too, and women are treated equally to men opened peacefully in Cape...
From: Bossip | By: deolacola | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A big payday for the company and Jack Ma
From: Time | By: Victor Luckerson | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Fantasy is a speculative game. Predict the future, and you look like a genius. Don't, and you're painfully human. Gazing into the crystal ball, here's our view on 10 intriguing over/unders for Week 3. No passer has surpassed 20 standard fantasy points...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Brad Evans | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Paramount Pictures has released an app to promote Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar: The app takes players on a journey through solar systems designed by players, featuring realistic physics conceptualized by Kip Thorne, the film’s scientific advisor...
From: SlashFilm | By: Peter Sciretta | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock markets turned mixed, retreating from record highs in lateaafternoonatrading Friday as Alibaba ashined in its debut on Wall Street at $92.70 a share in the largest IPO ever this morning. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann can’t seem to get out of her own way. In the latest of a long line of questionable incidents since her hire in June 2013, NJ.com is reporting that Hermann made a joke about the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sam Cooper | Friday, September 19, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet)a--aAlibaba's astock made its debut Friday ata$92.70 a share, which is a reasonable price, but watch out if shares hit the $110 level. The Chinese Internet company'sainitial public offering price is 30x forward price to earnings,...
From: TheStreet | By: Eric Jackson | Friday, September 19, 2014
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PrecisionHawk has raised about $10 million in Series B funding. Millennium Technology Value Partners led the round. Based in Indianapolis, Raleigh, NC and Toronto, PrecisionHawk is an unmanned aerial systems and remote sensing firm....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Any Kentucky fans who turned to the front of the Louisville Courier-Journal sports page Friday morning likely weren't pleased with what they saw. The photo illustration that ran alongside a column by Tim Sullivan looked like something a Louisville fan...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Jeff Eisenberg | Friday, September 19, 2014
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This is the story of how a car accident lead a founder to finally do what excited him in life... The post How a life-changing accident led an investment banker to quit his job and build a business – with Brian DeChesare appeared first on Mixergy....
From: Mixergy | By: Andrew Khalili | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Lyons, at La Caridad 78. Ben Lyons made a name for himself by covering entertainment news for MTV and E!, and now he's juggling several gigs: He's a correspondent on Extra, as well as the host of both an ESPN radio show and Yahoo's film-focused web series....
From: New York Magazine | By: Sierra Tishgart | Friday, September 19, 2014
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iPhone users have a lot to explore. Start here.
From: Read Write Web | By: Adriana Lee | Friday, September 19, 2014
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What you need to know about the Chinese Internet firm's massive U.S. IPO
From: Time | By: Victor Luckerson | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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For many years, we've written about the importance of the so-called "intermediary liability protections" found in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). The basic concept of Section 230 is that it's improper to blame a website for the actions...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Rob Bironas, a kicker who played for the Tennessee Titans for nine seasons, died late Saturday night in a car crash near his Nashville home. He was 36. Bironas made a name for himself becoming thte Titans' second leading scorer of all-time and owning...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Kevin Kaduk | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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By SA Editor Miriam Metzinger:Stocks discussed on the Lightning Round segment of Jim Cramer's Mad Money Program, Friday September 19. Bullish Calls: Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO): "People are feeling they bought it too high, and they have remorse ... I say own...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SA Editor Miriam Metzinger | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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The Brewers-Pirates rivalry has picked up in intensity this season as both teams vie for postseason positions out of the NL Central. Another layer was added to the feud on Saturday as Brewers starter Matt Garza was ejected for hitting Andrew McCutchen...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mark Townsend | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Long after most of us had gone to bed, the Pac-12 made a lot of us wish we’d stayed up for a little Pacific Time zone football. While the Oregon-Washington State game was decided by a touchdown (Oregon escaped 38-31), it was the Arizona-Cal finish...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Graham Watson | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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The setup was perfect for the Seattle Mariners. Earlier in the day, both the Oakland A's and Kansas City Royals lost, opening the door for Seattle to move into a tie for the wild-card lead with a win over Houston. That door slammed shut quickly though....
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mark Townsend | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I got people... People who know that I am a tech aficionado are asking me, "Rush, what's Alibaba, and do I need to be concerned about it?" Alibaba is the Chinese, the ChiCom Amazon, and it is going through its IPO today. It just...
From: Free Republic | By: The Excellence in Broadcasting Network | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Whenever a holder on a field goal or extra point attempt fumbles the snap, the play usually instantly turns into a big panic for the kicking team, and more often than not, that panic does not yield a positive result. Louisiana-Lafayette managed to defy...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sam Cooper | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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For much of the offseason, we heard that Mississippi State would be a surprise contender in the SEC West in 2014. On Saturday night, the Bulldogs proved why. Dan Mullen’s squad went into Death Valley and overwhelmed No. 8 LSU from the opening kickoff...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sam Cooper | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine did an OK job assuming lead back duties in Keith Ford's absence. Who are we kidding? It was more than OK. In Oklahoma's 45-27 win at West Virginia on Saturday night, Perine became the first Oklahoma freshman RB to run for over...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Nick Bromberg | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Things have gotten ugly in Ann Arbor. In a 26-10 home loss to Utah that featured a weather delay that last nearly two and a half hours, Michigan’s offense, which was supposed to be an improved unit under new coordinator Doug Nussmeier, turned the ball...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sam Cooper | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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From: USA Today | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Indiana beat a ranked opponent for the first time since 2006, and it did so in the final minute of a 31-27 road win over Missouri. Senior running back D’Angelo Roberts registered the game-winning score for the Hoosiers on a diving 3-yard run with just...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sam Cooper | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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