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2 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

Alexander Gerst Does First Ever Facebook Interview in Space

Alexander Gerst, who is perhaps the most social media savvy astronaut, logged onto Facebook Friday from the International Space Station to answer questions from curious Earthlings.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Facebook, Social Software, The Time, Pop/Rock

7 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

SpaceX spacecraft explodes during test mission; no injuries reported

An unmanned SpaceX spacecraft exploded in the air at its testing site 32 miles southeast of Waco, TX on Friday.


Related Topix: Waco, TX, Explosion, YouTube

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KSFO-AM San Francisco

How Peer Pressure Guilts People Into Charity

If you've done the ice bucket challenge, it's probably because another person nominated you to do it.


Related Topix: Facebook

ABC News

Oregon Sues Oracle Over Failed Health Care Website

The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.


Related Topix: Oracle Corporation, Oregon, Oregon Government, Health Insurance, Health, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

Daily Mail

Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

'I think I just got hit!' Incredible moment a mother is struck by lightning is caught on video by her daughter filming the storm 'Leisure activities are a good way for release and clearing of the mind': White House defends Obama golfing after James Foley's beheading... as John Kerry goes sailing The ISIS five-point plan to getting round suspension ... (more)


Related Topix: Facebook, Terrorism


Google's search app gets friendlier to bilingual Android users

Want to Google the name of a restaurant in English and then ask for the weather in Japanese? On Android it no longer requires switching back and forth between language settings.


Related Topix: Google, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Dining

Canada Online Explorer

Suppliers scrambling to get screens ready for iPhone 6

Suppliers to Apple Inc are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production ahead of next month's expected launch, supply chain sources said.


Related Topix: iPhone, Apple, Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA

Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online extortion ring accused of blackmailing over 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcams.


Related Topix: Facebook

West Australian

EBay considering PayPal spinoff - report

EBay Inc is considering a spinoff of PayPal, its fast-growing payments unit, as soon as next year, tech news website The Information reported, citing sources.


Related Topix: eBay

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Chicago Tribune

JPMorgan customers targeted in email phishing campaign

Fraudsters are targeting JPMorgan Chase & Co customers in an email "phishing" campaign that is unusual because it attempts to collect credentials for that bank and also infect PCs with a virus that steals passwords from other institutions.


Related Topix: Proofpoint, Email Spam

KXLY-TV Spokane

Meet Sobrr, the anti-Facebook app

What would you do if you only had one day to live? Probably not spend time downloading and fiddling with a mobile app, we're guessing.


Related Topix: Social Software, Facebook

The Raw Story

Class action against Facebook for privacy violations attracts 60,000 users

An Austrian law student said his class action challenging Facebook for alleged privacy violations had gathered support from 60,000 users and passed its first legal review.


Related Topix: Facebook, Social Software

Click Orlando

10 areas with the highest private school enrollment

This is according to a new study conducted by real estate site Trulia, which came up with a list of the top 10 metro areas with the highest private school enrollment.


Related Topix: Trulia, Baton Rouge, LA, Family, Kids


HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

HP's revenue climbed 1 percent to $27.6 billion for the quarter ended July 31, the company announced Wednesday.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Science / Technology, Microsoft Windows

Inside Bay Area

Biz Break: Pandora overwhelmingly white, close to gender equality

Today: Pandora Media releases workforce diversity data that shows Oakland's largest tech company to be more than 70 percent white and nearly equal along gender lines.


Related Topix: Pandora, Pandora Media, Banking, Financial Services, Silicon Valley Bancshares, Oakland, CA

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Islamic State militants behead American, threaten another

In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley - and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Facebook, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

New York Daily News

Elizabeth Vargas, Marc Cohn divorcing: report

Elizabeth Vargas and Marc Cohn attend the premiere of 'Promised Land' in happier times in December 2012 in New York.


Related Topix: 20/20, Entertainment, Television, Publishing, Media, News, IGN Entertainment, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network

Faster Netflix streaming coming to Time Warner Cable

Netflix is opening up its wallet once again to improve streaming speeds on one of the country's largest Internet providers.


Related Topix: Netflix, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Internet Service Providers, Opinion


B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets.


Related Topix: Barnes & Noble, Retail, Barnes and Noble, Cameras, Google


Social media deals with James Foley beheading

ISIS militants claim to have executed American journalist James Foley in retaliation for U.S. air strikes in Iraq.


Related Topix: Journalism, Publishing, Media, News, IGN Entertainment, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, FOX News Network


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