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47 min ago | 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.


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

5 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | KION 46

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

7 hrs ago |

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

8 hrs ago | Advocate-News

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

11 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | Engadget

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

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Harrow Times

Shannen Doherty found fame in Beverly Hills 90210

Shannen Doherty has told how it was tough dealing with her Beverly Hills 90210 fame in an era before sites like Twitter and Facebook. The actress rocketed to stardom as Brenda Walsh in the 90s drama, when she was in her teens, and said that back then there was no way of addressing false stories.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Beverly Hills, 90210, Celebrities, Shannen Doherty, Facebook

The Winnipeg Free Press

Thinking big

Bold Innovation Group partners Eric Boisjoli , Stefan Maynard, Jason Myers amd Yvan Boisjoli will launch a photo-sharing social-media platform called Picticipate. Compared with the Apple App Store's candy-shop feel -- all sorts of sweet, cheap fun for less than a buck -- the Shopify app store is more like a tool shop that will help your online retail operation make more money.


Related Topix: Apple, Science / Technology, Internet, iPhone

Daily Times

Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions

Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and worldview on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. Several accounts affiliated with the militant group appear to have gone dormant, according to US government sources, raising questions about whether the government has pressured Twitter to clamp down more aggressively or whether the group has moved to other social media channels.


Related Topix: Twitter, Facebook

The New Zealand Herald

Fight over World War II-era tank goes to US court

A company headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in the San Francisco Bay Area over a World War II-era German tank it says it paid $2.5 million for but never received. The Panzer IV tank was part of a fleet of military vehicles amassed by Stanford University-trained engineer Jacques Littlefield, who kept them on his family estate up a winding, forested road above Silicon Valley.


Related Topix: Stanford University, San Mateo County, CA, Portola Valley, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Apple's Tim Cook on TV, Steve Jobs, iPhone 6

In an in-depth interview with Charlie Rose taped on Friday, the Apple CEO said the current television experience is "stuck back in the 70s," but he didn't say when Apple might try to take TV into the future. Television is an area "we continue to have great interest in," he told Rose, mimicking what he told another interviewer, Brian Williams, in 2012: that it's "an area of intense interest."


Related Topix: Steve Jobs, Apple, Charlie Rose, Entertainment, Television


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