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1 hr ago | Channel3000

Should you buy ISIS? No, not that one

You might think that a company called Isis Pharmaceuticals would be itching to change its name in order to avoid confusion with the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria .


Related Topix: Biotech, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Facebook, Social Software, Twitter

2 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

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In today's world of social media fundraising, the ALS Association has hit the megamillions jackpot -- and created a social-media model that nonprofits everywhere are anxious to exploit.


Related Topix: George Bush, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, Non-Profit, Moraga, CA

6 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Medical device maker Medtronic spends $350 million on another European acquisition

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across the Atlantic, where it can get a better tax deal.


Related Topix: Medtronic, Medicine, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Horizon Therapeutics, Kyphon, Salient Surgical Technologies

8 hrs ago | DVDCreation Reviews

AT&T 4G LTE Available In Lynchburg

Watch here to see several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including: Faster speeds.


Related Topix: AT&T, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Versant, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

12 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

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Server sales have picked up after a long slow spell and are likely to stay buoyant well into 2015 and beyond, IDC said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Intel

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Jazz: Stunning tortie is running out of time at high-kill upstate shelter

According to Facebook: Greenville County Pet Rescue , this beauty is running out of time at the high-kill upstate shelter.


Related Topix: Greenville County, SC, Facebook


Ice Bucket Challenge video posted on Facebook leads police to wanted man

When 20-year-old Jesean Morris decided to post an "Ice Bucket Challenge" video on his Facebook page, it's unlikely that he thought it would lead to his arrest by police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.


Related Topix: Facebook, Social Software, Omaha, NE, Prison

CBS Local

Los Angeles School District Halts Controversial $1 Billion iPad Contract

Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy has suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc. The Los Angeles Times reports that the suspension follows disclosures that Deasy and his top deputy had close contact ... (more)


Related Topix: Education Etc., Apple

West Australian

Fund managers look to make room for Alibaba

Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's market debut next month - and that means some less attractive stocks that funds are holding might be shown the door.


Related Topix: Alibaba, Internet, Science / Technology, Financial Markets, Amazon, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Yahoo!


American fighting for ISIS killed in Syria

An American named Douglas McCain was killed last weekend in Syria, where he was fighting for ISIS, two U.S. officials told CNN.


Related Topix: Facebook, Terrorism

Alamogordo Daily News

Tri-Valley A&E: Escape the dead with ice-cold brew, 'Iceman Cometh'

With a Zombie Pub Crawl bringing the dead to life on Sept. 4 and the 15th Annual Eugene O'Neill Festival's evocative presentation of "The Iceman Cometh" coming Sept 19-28 to Tao House, escapism is unavoidable, even commonplace.


Related Topix: Downtown (New York, NY), Social Software, Facebook, Danville, CA

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Sarah Silverman took marijuana to Emmys

That's right. She had the grass, the herb, the chronic, the reefer, the stink weed, the Mary J, the ... Anyway, the "Masters of Sex" actress told E! News during a red carpet interview she brought her phone, some gum and some marijuana.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Marijuana, E! News, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Opinion


Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Tired of that friend or relative who won't stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority.


Related Topix: Facebook, Rutgers University, Opinion

Northern Life

'Wolf of Wall Street' nominates PM to do ice bucket

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has nominated Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do the ice bucket challenge.


Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Facebook, North America, Canada, World News,


China antitrust regulator says Microsoft not transparent with sales info

A Chinese antitrust regulator said on Tuesday that Microsoft Corp had not been fully transparent with its sales data on the software it distributes in China, including information on sales of its media player and web browser software.


Related Topix: Microsoft

Mon Aug 25, 2014


Google's Slides presentation app now works offline on iOS

The Google Docs word processor and Sheets spreadsheet apps for iPads and iPhones could already be used while disconnected from the Internet Google's Slides presentation app can now be used without an Internet connection on iOS devices, joining the two other core office productivity tools in the company's suite, the Docs word processor and Sheets ... (more)


Related Topix: Google, Microsoft, Science / Technology, Microsoft Office

WKHX-FM Atlanta

Dierks Bentley's Riser Tour Features His Most Interactive Show Yet

Dierks Bentley stays in near-constant conversation with his fans thanks to his accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Related Topix: Country, Dierks Bentley, Facebook

ABC News

Bill Gates, Wife, Donate $1M to Gun Initiative

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Bill Gates

Wall Street Journal

Facebook Is Cracking Down on Click Bait

In a press release Monday , Facebook said it considers click bait "when a publisher posts a link with a headline that encourages people to click to see more, without telling them much information about what they will see.


Related Topix: Facebook, Social Software, Science, Computer Science

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada

Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.


Related Topix: Tim Hortons, Life, Food, Dining, Fast Food, Hamburger, Facebook


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