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1 hr ago | West Australian

Student starts global class action against Facebook

Austrian law student Max Schrems appealed to a billion Facebook users around the world on Friday to join a class-action lawsuit against Facebook's alleged violations of its users' privacy.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

2 hrs ago | Groton Landmark

David Cassidy DWI deal derailed by tweet

A tweet prompted prosecutors to halt a court hearing at which a lawyer for '70s heartthrob David Cassidy was supposed to accept a plea deal on the singer's behalf.


7 hrs ago | Edmonton Journal

Hospital employee fired for comment about Mike Duffy heart treatment

The Ottawa Hospital has fired an employee for publicly disclosing information about suspended senator Mike Duffy's medical treatment at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.


Related Topix: Privacy

Thu Jul 31, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Biz Break: LinkedIn leaps, completes social-media domination of earnings season

In this May 8, 2014 file photo, people walk outside of LinkedIn headquarters on in Mountain View , Calif.


Related Topix: LinkedIn, Startups, Facebook, Tesla Motors, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Marketing

KXLY-TV Spokane

'Sharknado 2' runaway ratings hit

The second movie, appropriately titled "Sharknado 2: The Second One," used a different tactic -- getting attention through ample news coverage in the run-up to air.


Related Topix: Twitter


Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges

Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Hamas (Palestine), Terrorism

Bellingham Herald

LinkedIn stock jumps after 2Q results

The Mountain View, California-based company posted a loss of $1 million, or 1 cent per share, compared with a profit of $3.7 million, or 3 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.


Related Topix: Mountain View, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

Hampshire Chronicle

Keys: I'm pregnant with baby no 2

The Grammy-winning singer announced the news on social networking sites as she celebrated her fifth wedding anniversary with her producer husband Swizz Beatz, aka Kasseem Dean.


Times Herald

Va. police: Respect the privacy of 'Woman in Black'

Some of the mystery has been solved. Police said the woman intends to stay in Winchester, Va., and is from the area.


Related Topix: Winchester, VA, Startups, Facebook

Facebook to offer free Internet in Zambia

Facebook is launching a mobile app that gives users in Zambia free access to a handful of online services on mobile phones, broadening an effort to boost Internet usage in underdeveloped countries.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

Contra Costa Times

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,


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