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1 hr ago | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

NASA to Announce Which Company Wins Space Taxi Contract

Now, after an expensive and ferocious four-year competition, NASA will announce on Tuesday if Boeing, Space X or Sierra Nevada will be the one to build the spacecraft to replace the space shuttle. The winning design will end U.S. dependence on the Russian Soyuz for transportation back and forth to the International Space Station.

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Related Topix: Space, NASA, US Physical Therapy

5 hrs ago | SFGate

NASA announcing commercial crew winners

On Tuesday, NASA will announce which one or two private companies wins the right to transport astronauts to the International Space Station . The deal will end NASA's expensive reliance on Russian crew transport.

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5 hrs ago | Click Orlando

NASA to announce private space shuttle deal

NASA will make a "major announcement" later Tuesday about its plans to partner with the private sector to transport astronauts to the international space station. The space agency said it will hold a news conference at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4 p.m. ET to discuss "the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States," according to a brief statement on its website.

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5 hrs ago | KMIZ

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.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Internet

8 hrs ago | WTVM

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NASA announced Monday, on World Ozone Day, that the ozone layer is on the mend and expected to recover by the middle of the century. The ozone layer in the stratosphere protects life on Earth from the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation.

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11 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Palo Alto startup teams with Macy's, Bloomingdale's for same-day delivery

Palo Alto startup Deliv is teaming up with Macy's and Bloomingdale's to test same-day delivery for products purchased on their websites, parent company Macy's announced Monday. The department stores are joining the growing ranks of retailers trying to compete with superfast delivery options offered by e-commerce sites like Amazon.com .

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Related Topix: Retail, Federated Department Stores, Amazon, Internet, Media, IT Services, Audible

15 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Alibaba investors beware: History not on your side

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is about to launch what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. Yet anyone who expects to get rich from buying into China's high-growth story will be betting against history.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Internet, University of Florida, Travel, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel

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, Startups, iPod, iCloud

CIO

PC confusion to linger on Intel's quick jump to Skylake

Laptop and desktop buying decisions may get confusing in 2015 as Intel introduces PC chips based on two different architectures-Broadwell and Skylake-in the same year, something the chip maker rarely does. Mainstream PCs with chips based on the Broadwell architecture-Intel's fifth-generation Core processors-will ship in the first quarter next year.

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Related Topix: Startups, Intel, CPU

SFGate

NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

On Monday, the space agency's inspector general released a report blasting NASA's Near Earth Objects program. The program is set up to hunt and catalog comets, asteroids and relatively large fragments of these objects that pass within 28 million miles of Earth.

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680News

Art from to marketing tool: U2′s freebie continues evolution of music business, LP format

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.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Spotify, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, iPod, Apple, Startups, iCloud

WHDH

One man trying to bring Broadway into 21st century

When John Travolta shocked theater fans by mangling the pronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, one person saw a gift in the slip - Damian Bazadona. Bazadona, the president and founder of the advertising and marketing firm Situation Interactive, had been hired by Menzel's new show "If/Then" to create some buzz and here it came, one horrible syllable after another.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Marketing, Social Software, Wi-Fi

KMIR 6

Hong Kong rethinks rules after Alibaba IPO loss

Alibaba's choice of New York over Hong Kong for its blockbuster IPO was a blow for the Chinese financial center. Now, the city's stock market is starting to rethink rules that stopped it from accommodating the Chinese e-commerce giant's unique management setup.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Internet, World News, China, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today. Mangels was a mechanical and creative genius who enthralled the masses with his carousels, shooting ranges and rides like the Whip and Tickler during the early part of the 20th century.

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Related Topix: New York, NY, Coney Island, NY, Inventions, Brooklyn (Portland, OR), Fresh-Meadows, NY

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

This Sept. 8, 2014 photo provided by the Green-Wood Historic Fund shows a wooden horse from an amusment park carousel built by William Mangels in an exhibit of his creations at the the Green-Wood Cemetery, where he is buried, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Brooklyn (Portland, OR), Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, New York, Guns, Coney Island, NY

KXXV-TV Waco

Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.

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Related Topix: Inventions, New York, NY, Coney Island, NY, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather

Sun Sep 14, 2014

KFVS12

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally at Mount Sharp

The space agency announced Thursday that the rover has reached the base of Mount Sharp, its destination since landing two years ago. Officials say drilling could begin as early as next week at an outcrop of rocks called Pahrump Hills.

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SiliconValley.com

App enables music artists, fans to collaborate via Web

Drummer Stewart Copeland is using an app called WholeWorldBrand to connect with his fans and to let amateur musicians collaborate with him on a new track. Drummer and founding Police member Stewart Copeland is ready for a jam session in his home studio, which he calls the Sacred Grove.

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Related Topix: Snoop Dogg, Rap, Black Entertainment, Ipad, iPod touchiPad App, iPad App, iPhone App, GarageBand, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, 10cc, Pop/Rock

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."

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Related Topix: Music Players, Apple, Startups, Watches, Ipad

San Jose Mercury News

Berkeley: Woman falls three stories to escape apartment fire

Firefighters were called to the three-story building in the 3100 block of King Street at 9:01 a.m. on reports of a fire with residents trapped inside a top floor apartment, Berkeley fire Deputy Chief Avery Webb said. Before firefighters arrived, a woman fell while possibly trying to jump from the burning apartment into a nearby tree, Webb said.

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