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Cold Water Challenge: Man killed in dare spreading on Facebook

German authorities say a man was killed and five others injured when a mechanical digger tipped over and hit them during a so-called Cold Water Challenge, a dare that has been spreading on Facebook.


Wed Jul 30, 2014

Lowell Sun

$1.1M budget line item creates false alarm for Dracut residents

Questions arose in Dracut about this line item in the 2013 Town Report, showing $1.1 million paid to the firm in which Town Counsel James Hall is a partner.


Related Topix: Dracut, MA, Lowell, MA

Harvard Hillside

'Spider-Man' fights Dubliner in street, goes viral

Dublin's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has become a social media phenomenon after being caught on video fighting a man who allegedly tried to steal his money.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

Dog trapped under floor of home rescued: Dog jumps into rescuers arms

As rescuers dig to reach Allie the dog, Allie was digging her way towards her rescuers.


Related Topix: Clearwater, FL, Pinellas County, FL


Amazon says $9.99 e-books will boost revenue, including for Hachette believes that pricing e-books at $9.99 will boost sales by over 74% as the books are highly price-elastic.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

KIRO-TV Seattle

Phony Navy SEAL buried with military honors

A man who claimed he was a decorated Navy SEAL was buried earlier this month will full honors at a cemetery reserved for military heroes.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Kent, WA, Marcus, WA, Auburn, WA, Life, Veteran Affairs

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

TV series moving some production to New Mexico

A new television series starring Anne Heche and Jason Isaacs is moving some of its production from Israel to New Mexico.


Business Highlights

Dustin Moskovitz has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago.


Related Topix: Mark Zuckerberg, Startups, Facebook, WebMD, Urban Institute, Technical Services, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Sentinel & Enterprise

Fitchburg accident knocks out power to 200 homes

As many as 208 Unitil customers in the Summer Street area were expected to be without power until as late as midnight Tuesday while crews replaced three utility poles broken in an afternoon accident.


Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA

Salisbury Journal

Teenage Twitter trolls 'dealt with'

A police force has spoken to four teenagers who sent racist and threatening tweets to ex-footballer Stan Collymore but said it had been unable to track down other abusive users after Twitter failed to supply their details.


Related Topix: Twitter, Staffordshire County, England, United Kingdom,

KTVU Oakland

It's not just Facebook: OkCupid experiments with users too

Looking for love online? There's a chance somebody else has been looking at just how you go about doing it.


WFAA-TV Dallas

Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that knowledge is fueling an audacious attempt to change the way people connect at work, where the incessant drumbeat of email has become an excruciating annoyance.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

KIRO-TV Seattle

Starbucks glitch blamed for bank charges

Within minutes after Starbucks smartphone app and website went down for hours Monday night, KIRO was swamped with Facebook messages and emails asking us to find out what was happening.


Related Topix: Drink, Coffee


Privacy groups call for action to stop Facebook's off site user tracking plans

U.S. and EU privacy and consumer groups called on privacy regulators to stop Facebook's plans to gather the Internet browsing patterns of its users while they visit other sites.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Privacy


Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

A configuration problem in Facebook's popular Instagram application for Apple devices could allow a hacker to hijack a person's account if they're both on the same public Wi-Fi network.


Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Startups, Facebook, Computer Security, Twitter

Mid-Day Mumbai

Miffed over fake account, Mahesh Bhatt heads to police

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has warned his fans against a fake Facebook account created under his name and says that he will approach the police.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook


U.S. companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.


Related Topix: iPod touch App, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Startups, Facebook, Automakers, Ford Motor, iPhone

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Hawk Eye

Man charged with kidnapping in NH teen's case

Police are charging a 34-year-old man with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently afte ... 1. Comments from users that have private profiles are blocked by Facebook.


Related Topix: Burlington, IA

Tay AM

Hamas Leader's House 'Hit By Israeli Missile'

The home of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has been hit by an Israeli missile, according to the Gaza Interior Ministry.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

The Raw Story

It's not just Facebook: OKCupid admits to experimenting with user compatability data

OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, regularly mismatches users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service revealed on Monday, weeks after Facebook Inc admitted to misleading users in a psychological study.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Science, Computer Science, Online Dating


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