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  1. Google exec hits 822 mph in record-setting skydive from near spaceRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    A Google executive has broken the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert after taking a leap from the edge of space. Alan Eustace's supersonic jump early Friday from a high-altitude, helium-filled balloon is part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team.

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  2. FCC announces $10 million fine following Scripps investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | ABC15.com

    A federal investigation launched when a reporter's Google search revealed a phone company storing the confidential information of hundreds of thousands of customers on an open Internet site has resulted in a $10 million fine against two carriers. The Federal Communications Commission announced the fine today against Oklahoma City-based TerraCom Inc. and affiliate YourTel America Inc. for several violations of laws protecting the privacy of phone customers' personal information.

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  3. TV Study: Lots of Campaign Ads, But No CoverageRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Phillymag.com

    The Sunlight Foundation recently watched a half-hour of the CBS 3 local news and found a wide disparity between the number of political commercials and the amount of time covering local political news. Specifically, during that half hour of Eyewitness News, there were 11 political commercials - and zero political stories.

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  4. Avery Dennison (AVY) Stock Is Rising as it Creates a New Food-Approved LabelRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | TheStreet.com

    Your browser is not supported. Please upgrade to one of the following browsers: Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Apple Safari Microsoft Internet Explorer 8+ You may proceed to the site by clicking here , however some pages might not work correctly.

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  5. FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challengeRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

    The auction intended to turn many U.S. TV channels into spectrum for mobile services won't start until early 2016, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission says. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler had earlier forecast that the auction would begin in the middle of next year.

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  6. The 12 Most Outrageous Things Luis Suarez, Soccer's...Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | SFGate

    It will be his first competitive match since he was suspended for biting an Italy player during a World Cup game. Over the past five years Suarez has become the most hated man in soccer thanks to a succession of bizarre incidents.

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  7. FCC Delays Airwaves AuctionRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | WRKO-AM Brighton

    The Federal Communications Commission said it is delaying to 2016 a highly anticipated spectrum auction in which TV broadcasters will sell airwaves so they can be used for mobile broadband.

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  8. New York Mayor Tries To Stop The City From Freaking Out...Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | SFGate

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held a press conference at the Office of Emergency Management in Brooklyn on Friday to discuss the Ebola patient diagnosed at Bellevue Hospital on Thursday. De Blasio stressed there is "no cause for alarm" and people in the city do not need to change their "daily routine."

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  9. Here's How To Land A Meeting With...Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | SFGate

    Whether you want to pitch an idea, score a high-profile interview, or pick someone's brain for advice, meetings with successful, powerful people offer tons of benefits. Unfortunately, though, these people are usually the hardest to get a hold of.

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  10. 7 Of The Coolest Secrets In The Game 'Destiny' And How To...Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | SFGate

    It made $325 million in its first five days. The game was an instant hit, even before it was officially released .

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  11. Workers can save more in 401(k) plans next Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | SFGate

    Workers will be able to contribute an extra $500 to their 401 plans next year, or an additional $1,000 if they are 50 or older. The increase will benefit the estimated 9 to 12 percent of workers who max out their plans.

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  12. Shakira to release baby toys with Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | SFGate

    This product image released by Fisher-Price shows the Musical Friends Bouncer from the Shakira First Steps Collection. Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a collection of baby toys.

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  13. How 2 YouTube stars gave social app Let a huge Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | SFGate

    Six months ago, he urged young users of Vine, Twitter and YouTube who had large followings to try his social network, Let. The response was underwhelming, and his fifth technology venture was about to fail.

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  14. Ford goes zero-emissions with a Pedego electric Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | SFGate

    The plug-in electric bikes, designed by Pedego in Irvine, retail for about $2,000 to $3,000. The Ford Super Cruiser model, shown above, retails for $3,695.

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  15. Canada loses bid to make Ford engines to...Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | SFGate

    Canada wanted 1.5-liter and 1.6-liter engine production for the Ford Fiesta go to Ford's Windsor Engine or Essex Engine plants, which are both in Windsor, Ontario. Unifor, the Canadian auto workers' union, said the deal would have secured more than 1,000 jobs.

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  16. Earnings from Microsoft, others drive stocks upRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    The stock market is closing out its best week in almost two years as earnings gains from Microsoft and others got investors in a buying mood. The market is coming off a rocky two weeks.

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  17. FCC: Companies that provided subsidized phone service to poor leaked private data to InternetRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    Two phone companies - TerraCom Inc. and YourTel America Inc. - unwittingly posted the Social Security numbers, driver's licenses and other sensitive data of up to 300,000 clients to the Internet, an investigation found, and federal regulators said Friday they plan to fine the companies. As consumer data breaches go, the case - and its $10 million fine - is relatively small.

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  18. Two Carriers Are Fined by FCC Over Data SecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

    The Federal Communications Commission fined two phone carriers a total of $10 million, claiming the companies failed to protect the personal information of its customers. The FCC alleged that TerraCom and its affiliate YourTel America exposed the personal data of up to 300,000 low-income consumers.

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  19. U.S. TV Airwaves Auction for Smartphones Delayed to 2016Read the original story

    15 hrs ago | Techmeme

    U.S. TV Airwaves Auction for Smartphones Delayed to 2016 - The Federal Communications Commission delayed to early 2016 an auction of U.S. airwaves surrendered by television stations that's intended to help feed the growing number of smartphones and tablets.

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  20. FCC Adds Cybersecurity to Its OversightRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    The Federal Communications Commission entered the data security business Friday with a bang, charging a record $10 million fine against two telecommunicatons companies whose neglect put up to 300,000 customers at risk of identity theft. The companies, YourTel America and TerraCom Inc., each combed the data of up to 300,000 customers to determine who was eligible for Lifeline, the FCC's low-income discount phone program.

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