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Apple iOS 8, The Latest Version of Their Mobile Operating System

17/09/2014
Today Apple Will Release iOS 8, The Latest Version of Their Mobile Operating System

  Apple is set to release iOS 8 today. It is the latest version of their mobile operating system and was announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference on June 2nd, 2014. The exact time the update will be available is uncertain, but International Business Times and Computerworld are both reporting it will be live...
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Radisson ends sponsorship with Vikings due to Adrian Peterson Abuse

16/09/2014
Radisson suspends its sponsorship from Vikings due to Adrian Peterson

  Anyone who tuned into the Vikings’ press conference announcing their decision to reinstate Adrian Peterson, despite his indictment for allegedly hitting his 4-year-old son repeatedly with a switch, might have noticed that the Radisson hotel logo appeared on the banner that acted as a backdrop. It was hard to miss, considering it appeared...
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Apple receives record pre-orders for new iPhones

15/09/2014
Apple receives record pre-orders for new iPhones

Apple Inc said it received a record four million first-day pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning many customers will have to wait until October for their new phones. Apple said a significant number of orders will be delivered to customers beginning Friday, but many will be shipped in October...
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Microsoft agrees to buy the video game developer behind Minecraft for $2.5 billion

15/09/2014
Microsoft agrees to buy the video game developer behind Minecraft for 2.5 billion

Microsoft Corp. today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s iconic “Minecraft” franchise. The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which includes the studios behind global blockbuster franchises “Halo,” “Forza,” “Fable” and more. Microsoft’s investments in cloud and mobile technologies will enable “Minecraft” players...
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Home Depot Confirms Data breach

09/09/2014
Home Depot confirms data breach

Home Depot confirms its payment data systems have been breached, potentially impacting customers using payment cards at its U.S. and Canadian stores. In a statement, the company said there is no evidence the breach impacted online customers. Home Depot also said there is no evidence debit PIN numbers were compromised.
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Plane believed to be Glazer’s Crashes into Ocean North of Jamaica

05/09/2014
larry glazer plane crashes

A small plane believed to be registered to Rochester developer Larry Glazer was unresponsive for miles and has crashed into the ocean near the island of Jamaica. The Glazer’s son said Larry Glazer and his wife, Jane were onboard. Search and rescue teams on way to site of crashed plane off coast of eastern...
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Global stocks lackluster before ECB policy meeting

04/09/2014
Global stocks lackluster before ECB policy meeting

Global stock markets were lackluster Thursday as investors looked ahead to a European Central Bank meeting and U.S. economic data. Declines were tempered by an easing of tensions over Ukraine. KEEPING SCORE: European trading was cautious. The CAC-40 in Paris edged down 0.4 percent to 4,403.99. Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 0.2 percent at...
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Second-quarter GDP Growth Revised Up To 4.2 Percent [VIDEO]

28/08/2014
Second-quarter GDP Growth Revised Up To 4.2 Percent

Second-quarter GDP Growth Revised Up To 4.2 Percent The U.S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter, and details of a report on Thursday pointed to sustainable underlying strength. The Commerce Department said gross domestic product expanded at a 4.2 percent annual rate–instead of the previously reported 4.0 percent pace–reflecting...
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Knee Defender Forced Flight To Land in Chicago [VIDEO]

27/08/2014
Knee Defender Forced Flight To Land On Chicago

A flight has been grounded after a customer refused to remove a gadget designed to prevent the seat in front being reclined. The ‘Knee Defender’ is a small, $21.95 piece of plastic which attaches to your tray table, and is intended to stop the passenger in front reclining their seat. The idea is that...
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Apple Launching Biggest 12.9-inch iPad Ever & iPhone 6

27/08/2014
Apple Launching Biggest 12.9-inch iPad Ever & iPhone 6

Apple is getting ready for 2015 with an oversize iPad. Apple is reportedly preparing to launch its largest-ever iPad, with production beginning in the first quarter of next year. The screen will reportedly measure 12.9 inches diagonally. Currently, Apple’s iPads have 9.7-inch and 7.9-inch diagonal dimensions; alongside Apple is expected launch the iPhone 6...
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Burger King to Leave USA in Mega-Merger with Canada’s Giant Tim Hortons

26/08/2014
Burger King To Buy Canada's Tim Hortons & Move Office North

You like donuts or timbits? Tim Hortons may be bought by Burger King A joint statement by the companies says they hope to form a new corporation that would be based in Canada — but they would continue to operate as standalone brands. Tim Hortons headquarters are in Oakville, Ontario. ‘This means Tim Hortons...
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Russia Shuts Down McDonald’s Franchises

21/08/2014
Russia Shuts Down McDonald's Franchises

In a move that has been widely seen as retaliatory, the Russian government has kicked off a series of random checks at McDonald’s around the country, and has already shut down four prime locations in Moscow. Government officials from Siberia to Sochi have announced they will be launching their own investigations. No information has...
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Bank of America to Pay $16.5B Fine

21/08/2014
BofA to Pay $16.5B Fine

The long-awaited deal between the Justice Department and Bank of America over mortgage securities could be announced as early as Thursday and is now expected to cost the bank at least $16.5 billion. Part of the deal will be $9 billion in cash to the DOJ, and the rest would go for assistance to...
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Twitter to Remove Photos of Dead

20/08/2014
Twitter to Remove Photos of Dead

A week after the daughter of Robin Williams quit Twitter after receiving nasty images of him from online trolls, Twitter announced Tuesday it will remove images and videos of deceased people per the family’s request. “In order to respect the wishes of loved ones, Twitter will remove imagery of deceased individuals in certain circumstances,”...
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US stocks open higher after jobless claims report; S&P 500 and Nasdaq on track

14/08/2014
US stocks open higher after jobless claims report

Stocks opened higher on Thursday, shaking off a higher jobless claims number, and rising with world equity markets on comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We seem to be reacting now more to Europe and Russia than anything happening here,” said Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group. “Our economy is better...
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Steve Ballmer officially takes over ownership of the Clippers

13/08/2014
Steve Ballmer officially takes over ownership of the Clippers

Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is now officially the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA announced Tuesday. The deal closed after a California court confirmed the authority of former owner Donald Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly Sterling to sell the team on behalf of a family trust. Ballmer bought the team in a $2...
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Barneys to Pay $525K in Race Probe

12/08/2014

The high-end Barneys New York will pay $525,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling and discrimination at its Madison Avenue shop. The trendy department store was accused of singling out minority customers. New York state launched a probe into the allegations after two black patrons, Trayon Christian, 19, and Kayla Phillips, 21, filed a...
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Washington Pot Sales Hit $3.8M [VIDEO]

09/08/2014
Washington Pot Sales Hit $3.8M [VIDEO]

Pot smokers in Washington propelled the state’s first month of legal marijuana sales to just under $3.8 million, meaning more than $1 million in state taxes, the state reported Friday. Licenses have been issued to about 40 stores, though only 18 sold marijuana in July and 16 have reported August sales. “It’s off to...
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US stocks open higher following upbeat labor report, but close down

07/08/2014
US stocks open higher following upbeat labor market data Dow gains 45 points S&P up 7 points

US stocks open higher following upbeat labor market data; Dow gains 45 points, S&P up 7 points The report on initial weekly jobless claims showed a bigger-than-expected drop, so that’s encouraging. Here are the numbers on the day for the major indexes down about 1/2 a percentage point Dow 16,368 -75 0.46% Nasdaq 4,335...
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Justin.tv ‘JTV’ Finally Shuts Down with all focus on Twitch.tv & Gaming

06/08/2014
justin tv closes it's website twitch lives on

The writing has been on the wall for a long long time. Since Twitch was launched, its’ huge success made JTV nothing more than a nuisance and liability for the company. But don’t cry for JTV, Google’s $1B purchase of Twitch was confirmed and they will join the YouTubes for a new video empire....
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