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You will need two things to snag a ride aboard Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin spacecraft: a fat wallet and a strong bladder. Bezos, while speaking at the 33rd annual Space Symposium, revealed that the three Ps — peeing, pooping and puking — are all off limits for tourists hitching a ride on his spacecraft. Blue […]

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has surpassed Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin on the financial ladder. The 30-year-old is now worth to $33.3 billion after a stellar day for his company’s stock Thursday, added $1.6 billion to his net worth pushing him up to 16th place on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The Googlers are […]

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Sixty-three percent of all tablet owners watch TV while using their devices — substantially more than any other activity done concomitantly with tablet usage, a new study has found. In fact, 41 percent of tablet owners’ total TV viewing is done while multi-tasking, the study from GfK MRI stated. Use of social media is the […]

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Data breaches dipped in 2012 compared to the previous year, but that may mean hackers are being more selective, a new report has found. Symantec’s August 2012 Intelligence Report reveals an average of 14 data breaches per month so far in 2012, down from 16.5 per month from January to August of 2011. The average […]

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LinkedIn has come out of 2013 in a “strong” position with revenue of $447.2 million in the year’s final three months. The Internet company — which allows professionals across the globe to network and interact — released its fourth quarter numbers Thursday disclosing revenue that increased 47 percent when compared to the $303.6 million in […]

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Apple disappointed its investors Tuesday night after posting its first decline in revenue in more than a decade. The iPhone maker posted second quarter revenue of $50.6 billion, down from $58 billion in the year-ago quarter and missing analysts estimates by $1.4 billion. Wall Street was expecting revenue of $52 billion and earnings per share […]

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Americans, particularly women, love to share photos online, a new study has found. Forty-six percent of adult American Internet users post original photos or videos online and 41 percent repost photos or videos on sites designed for sharing images, Pew Research found. Pew calls the first group “creators,” and the second group “curators.” Young people […]

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CEO Marissa Mayer is looking at a $44-million payout for leaving Yahoo after Verizon’s multi-billion-dollar purchase of the company is complete. Mayer’s payout constitutes almost half of the $89.2 million that is to be doled out to Yahoo’s top executives if their jobs are cut after the acquisition of Yahoo’s Internet business for $4.83 billion in […]

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Are you obsessed with your phone? If you answered yes, you are not alone. About half of all Smartphone users in the U.S. check their phones several times in the course of an hour. A Gallup pole found that 11 percent check every few minutes and 41 percent check a few times an hour. Another 20 percent check […]

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There will be no more power cords for your Smartphone, tablet or laptop if a group of researchers at the University of Washington have their way. Wi-Fi may soon be the only thing you need to charge your electronic devices thanks to the university’s ‘power over Wi-Fi’ technology. The technology enables devices to be recharged […]

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The prevalence of mobile devices in our society is due in part to the desire for convenience. Think about how many times you’ve been on the go when you suddenly remembered something you wanted to research or purchase. You can’t lug your laptop around place to place, hoping you’ll be near Wi-Fi when inspiration hits. […]

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Comcast’s NBCUniversal is buying DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion, as the company looks to capitalize on the popularity of DreamWorks animated successes. The acquisition gives NBCUniversal a leg up in the ultra-competitive kids and family entertainment genre, given the popularity of DreamWorks’ Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon franchises. The transaction, which […]

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As society changes, so do our priorities. Unlike traditional consumerist models, in recent years, Millennials and Generation Z consumers are foregoing purchasing goods. Instead, a growing majority of young people would rather spend their money on experiences, such as going to the hottest festival or concert. Even more incredible, 72% of Millennials report that they […]

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Microsoft is courting Foursquare Labs in the hopes of winning a stake in the social media company, sources have told Bloomberg. While the software giant and Foursquare have been in talks for some time and a deal seems likely, it still has not been reached, the sources said. That could be because Foursquare has also […]

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Facebook’s second-quarter profit report surpassed Wall Street expectations and sent the social network’s stock soaring more than 19 percent in after hours trading Wednesday. The company’s revenue rose to $1.81 billion — skyrocketing past analysts’ predictions of $1.62 billion. The 53 percent rise in revenue from the previous quarter is due, in large part, to […]

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