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3 hrs ago | SFGate

A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death

In this June 16, 2013 file photo, Internet users browse their Facebook website by the free wifi internet service in an underground station in Hong Kong. It's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil.


Related Topix: Facebook, Social Software, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Google

7 hrs ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City

Join social media's 'country club' for $9,000

Would you enjoy social media more without all those pesky 99-percenters complaining about their mortgage payments and high cable bills? To join, users must pony up $9,000 for dues and a membership fee, then another $3,000 per year after that. If it all seems like a joke -- an elaborate ruse in an age when Facebook, Twitter and a host of other social networks are free -- the man behind the idea assures you it is not.


Related Topix: Facebook, Social Software, Science / Technology, Internet

12 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Florentijn Hofman's moon rabbit sculpture destroyed by fire in Taiwan

Make-up-free Sarah Palin steps out without her wedding ring for first time since family fight at husband Todd's birthday celebration 'Be still and take ya whooping': NFL star Adrian Peterson 'accused of injuring ANOTHER toddler son while disciplining him in incident that left boy with head wound' Socialite who helped expose David Petraeus' career-ending affair is told she can move forward with lawsuit claiming government invaded her privacy by leaking name to the media U.S. to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles military's mission in Africa EXCLUSIVE: It's a new View, but Rosie O'Donnell is up to her old tricks as shoeless star rubs co-hosts Whoopi, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace the wrong way Rosie O'Donnell kicks off new The View BAREFOOT: Controversial comedienne rubs her tootsies as Whoopi introduced new co-hosts Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace ... (more)


Related Topix: Wedding, Celebrities, Rosie O'Donnell, Steve Jobs, Apple, Tornado, Natural Disasters

14 hrs ago | NBC New York

Apple Releases Tool to Remove U2 Album

Apple CEO Tim Cook greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple announced the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch.


Related Topix: Apple, Pop/Rock, U2, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Cupertino, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, iPhone, iPod, Entertainment

18 hrs ago | Press-Telegram

California evades massive giveaway to Tesla: Thomas Elias

There are very few Americans who need welfare and government support less than Elon Musk, the hyper-creative head of the Tesla Motors electric car company, the Space X rocketry and satellite hoisting firm and Solar City, a leader in renewable energy. And yet, almost no one gets more government benefits and business.

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Related Topix: Tesla Motors, Science / Technology, Space, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, NASA, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, Opinion

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Apple: U2 album accessed by 33 million users

The company issued a statement Monday from Senior Vice President Eddy Cue with the first usage numbers for the surprise "Songs of Freedom" release by the company. Apple gave the album to 500 million iTunes account holders last week during the company's iPhone 6 unveiling news conference.

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Related Topix: Apple, iPod, iCloud, Science / Technology

WTOC-TV Savannah

'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. But the move carries risks, as gamers can be fickle.


Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, Microsoft, The, Halo, 343 Industries, Microsoft Game Studios, Deep Silver


Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn plunge

It was a sleepy day on Wall Street Monday ... unless you happened to be looking at some high profile tech stocks, especially shares of social media companies. Facebook fell 4 percent.


Related Topix: Facebook, Financial Markets, Stanley, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Court: Tesla Motors can sell directly to buyers

The highest court in Massachusetts has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at blocking Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to consumers. The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association had sought to prevent the direct sales, citing a state law designed to block car dealers from abuses by car manufacturers.


Related Topix: Tesla Motors, Auto Dealers


Video-streaming giant Netflix launches in France

Founder and CEO Reed Hastings formally inaugurated the Gallic wing Monday with a red carpet event in Paris. He said he was proud that Netflix was in France because filmmaking was an "integral part of French culture."


Related Topix: Netflix, Eugene, OR

The Tribune

Forward-thinking U2 innovating while entertaining

Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple's iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free, they've gotten an avalanche of publicity. But who's listening to it? The answer is still unclear.


Related Topix: Spotify, iPad App, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone, iPod, Apple, Science / Technology, iCloud, Rap, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop

San Bernardino County Sun

Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5 billion

The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-based game maker Mojang. Minecraft, which lets users build in and explore a virtual world, has been downloaded 100 million times on PC alone since its launch in 2009.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Minecraft, Video Games, X360, Microsoft Xbox

Cybercast News Service

Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi

Gilead Sciences says it has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce cheaper versions of its popular, expensive hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries. Gilead says the India-based drugmakers will make a generic version of Sovaldi, also known as sofosbuvir, and another investigational drug for distribution in 91 countries.


Related Topix: Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Medicine, Healthcare Industry


Google reveals the first low-cost Android One phones

As predicted , Google has just revealed the first Android One phones at an event in India today. Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles are the companies working with Google at launch, all three launching new handsets this morning.


Related Topix: Google, Cameras, Gadgets

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The York Daily Record

Apple's smartwatch: Timely idea or clocked out?

Apple is a habitual party crasher, but can the company's history of arriving late and making a big splash in various gadget categories continue with the Apple Watch? The technology company was a late entrant into many of its most prominent product categories: the iPod wasn't the first digital music player and the iPad wasn't the first tablet. But in most cases, the innovation the company infused into its devices ignited previously dormant markets - - and Apple products became "must haves."


Related Topix: Music Players, Apple, Watches, Ipad, Science / Technology

Daily Mail

Rowan Pelling's sex column: Why is our sex life out of sync?

American who tore up tourist visa so he could be imprisoned 'to experience human rights abuses in North Korean prison' is sentenced to six-years hard labor Former U.S. air stewardess flying from New York to London for her honeymoon kicked cabin crew and shouted: 'F*** off.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, North Korea, World News, Asia, Microsoft

Ukiah Daily Journal

Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Daniele Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed.


Related Topix: Facebook, Nampa, ID


Va. educators debate falling English test scores

English test scores are falling in Virginia and elsewhere, and some educators and parents fear that the trend reflects societal changes that will be tough to overcome. Children today read less in their free time, goes one widely accepted argument.


Related Topix: Facebook, Standardized Testing, Education, Chesapeake, VA, Old Dominion University


Facebook under fire for making drag, burlesque performers use real names

Facebook recently started enforcing an existing policy that requires people to operate under their legal names. That policy has several performers from the drag and burlesque communities up in arms after the social network forced them to change their profile names.


Related Topix: Facebook, Social Software

Albany Times Union

Here's One Thing You Should Never Do On LinkedIn If You Want To Land A Job At A Startup

But if you're hoping to land a job at a tech start-up, your formal business suit could be hurting your chances, says Adam Nash, CEO of Wealthfront, in a recent post on Quora . After a Quora user asked if his professional photo could be sending the wrong vibes to the laid-back startups he wanted to work for, Nash responded that Silicon Valley has a strong anti-suit culture indeed.


Related Topix: LinkedIn


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