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Yo-Yo Stocks: Netflix, Facebook Bounced Back In May

Source: Business Balla | May 30 2014, 2:49pm CDT | by Forbes

The first five months have felt like tough sledding in the equity markets and yet the S&P 500 wraps up May sitting...
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Here's What Some iPhone 6 Plus Owners Are Saying About The Phone's Unwieldy Size

Nov 3 2014 6:45pm CST | Source: Business Insider

The big question on the minds of iPhone lovers these days is: iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? So a Reddit user asked iPhone 6 Plus users if they have any regrets about buying the Plus over the 6. The folks who answered basically said that the iPhone 6 Plus is too big for two use cases: Strapping it to your arm when you go running.  ("Feels kind of goofy but I've gotten over that.") Holding it with one hand, such as using it as a phone. ("Rocking the 6 Plus and it's am ...
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REVIEW: Google's New iPad Killer Is Its Best Tablet Yet (GOOG)

Nov 3 2014 12:00pm CST | Source: Business Insider

The iPad finally has some really tough competition. Google hasn’t released a new tablet since its Nexus 7 launched over one year ago. Now, it’s back with the Nexus 9 — its most refined and premium tablet yet. In years, past Google’s Nexus devices seemed to target those shopping on a budget. The first Nexus 7, for example, sold for $200 when it launched in 2012. The new-and-improved model that launched in 2013 started at $229, which is ...
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Rome, Nov 24 (IANS) History will be made Monday with the first ever Italian female astronaut set to go into space for a mission on board the International Space Station (ISS). | by IANS
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London, Nov 23 (IANS) Spanish archaeologists have discovered about 4,000 years old female mummy wearing rare jewellery in Egypt. | by IANS
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REVIEW: Amy Poehler offers career advice, plenty of laughs at Boston book tour date

Nov 2 2014 11:20pm CST | Source: Daily Free Press

“It’s really difficult to write a memoir because I don’t want people to know my shit!” Amy Poehler speaks with Kathy Dalton, her high school English teacher, at an event to promote the release of her new book, “Yes Please,” at the Back Bay Events Center on Wednesday. PHOTO BY SONIA RAO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF That isn’t really something one would expect a public figure like Amy Poehler to say. In a world that likes to assume that celeb ...
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Toshiba's New Chromebook Is Super Affordable And Has A Battery That Can Last

Nov 2 2014 8:16am CST | Source: Business Insider

For the past few years, Chromebooks have been relatively limited. Now, as Google has worked to expand the functionality of its internet-based laptops, manufacturers have done their part to offer more variety too. The Toshiba Chromebook 13 is an example of that. Toshiba was among the first PC makers to offer a larger-sized 13-inch Chromebook, and this year it’s refreshed that model with a slimmer, more attractive desig ...
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Understanding the cloud

Oct 31 2014 7:20am CDT | Source: BetaNews

How many of you really understand the cloud? If you were tasked with explaining "the cloud" to a child could you manage it? A recent discussion with top industry professionals and cloud thought leaders revealed that, for cloud solution providers, education was the biggest hurdle in cloud service adoption. Thankfully at a SAGE hosted round table, we dissected exactly what the cloud is, what it does, and how it can benefit you. T ...
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Google Fiber keeps Raleigh, Durham on its short list

Oct 29 2014 4:05pm CDT | Source: Triangle Business Journal

Even as Frontier continues to make fiber connections in Durham, Google stays silent on its own high-speed service, Google Fiber. A year ago, fiber was just a theoretical concept to residential customers in Raleigh and Durham. Read: Netflix might hitch a ride via Google Fiber to Raleigh In February, however, that all changed. That's when Google announced the Triangle had made its short list – a list of cities being considered for the servic ...
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ArtsEtc. event calendar: Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Oct 27 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: The Badger Herald

Oct. 27 “The Visitor;” The Marquee at Union South, 7 p.m., FREE. Oct. 28 StoryBook: Narrative in Contemporary Art; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, all day, FREE. Oct. 29 Ebola in Context: Emergency Response and Global Responsibility; Great Hall at Memorial Union, 7 p.m., FREE. Oct. 30 Minnesota with Jackal, G Jones; Majestic Theatre, 9 p.m., $15. Oct. 31 “The Wicker Man;” UW Cinematheque — 4070 Vilas Hall, 7 p.m., FREE. Nov. 1 Freakfest; State Street, 7 p.m., $8. ...
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LISINSKI: The Alchemy of Personality

Oct 23 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: Daily Free Press

Let me share with you an inconvenient truth about the act of studying abroad: you are still the same flawed person, even in another country. Wrapped up in this is another truth, albeit one more universally applicable: expectations can often be an enemy, not a friend. This may be seventh-grade-level wisdom, but regardless, it has been an acute experience lately. Unfortunately, I’m finding, coming to Paris did not immediately transform me into “the person I want to be” by some process o ...
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