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Alibaba's Fairy-Tale Ascent Is Being Threatened By 2 Major Risks

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2 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's underwhelming holiday quarter performance and an escalating war of words with a powerful Chinese industry regulator highlight two major risks to its seemingly fairy-tale ascent: politics and the shift to mobile commerce. The Chinese e-commerce giant has acquired a rosy ...

Anonymous Data Sets Aren't As Anonymous As Previously Thought, May Be Vulnerable To Hackers

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2 hours ago
Researchers, scientists, and pollsters regularly use large anonymous data sets when conducting research, but a new study published in Science magazine shows this data can be easily used by hackers for identity theft.The study finds that traditional ways of anonymizing large data sets such as pulling things like ...

LIVE: Amazon's Q4 Earnings!

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4 hours ago
We'll be going through the report once it's out, so keep refreshing for updates.Amazon has missed on analysts' EPS expectations for the last six quarters. After the company released its Q3 report, its stock tanked on top-and-bottom line whiffs, as well as a significant operating loss of $544 ...

Business Insider Is Hiring Summer 2015 Interns!

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5 hours ago
Business Insider is looking for paid interns to join our editorial team this summer! As an intern at Business Insider, there's no getting coffee, filing, or making copies. Our interns are an integral part of our team. Many of our current writers and editors started as interns. BI ...

Microsoft May Have Just Released The Best Gmail App For The iPhone

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7 hours ago
Microsoft just released its new Outlook email app for iPhone, and the first reviews are overwhelmingly positive. For iPhone users, finding an email app that works well with Gmail isn't easy, and Outlook in many ways represents Microsoft's bid to beat Google at its own game. It might ...

Microsoft's New Email App For iPhone Convinced Me To Delete Gmail After 5 Minutes

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7 hours ago
Microsoft released a new version of its Outlook email app for iPhone Thursday. It's based on another email app called Accompli, which Microsoft bought a few months ago. I downloaded the new Outlook to my iPhone shortly after it hit the App Store. In a telling move of ...

This Haunting Drone Footage Shows An Empty Auschwitz 70 Years After The Camp Was Liberated

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8 hours ago
The BBC on Tuesday flew a drone over Auschwitz — 70 years after it was liberated by Soviet troops. The haunting video shows the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as it stands today and the drone footage is now the most-watched video on BBC News YouTube channel ever.Now maintained as ...

Jack Ma Loses $1.4 Billion as Alibaba Stock Drops

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1 hour ago
Jack Ma, billionaire and chairman of Alibaba Group, at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos. (Bloomberg) -- Jack Ma’s fortune dropped $1.4 billion today as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. fell 8.8 percent after the company missed revenue estimates. The decline allowed property tycoon Wang Jianlin to recapture ...

A VC Reveals 3 Life Hacks That Make Him More Efficient

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9 hours ago
There are few things worse than sitting through a tedious office meeting thinking about all of the more worthwhile tasks you could be doing. Brad Feld, co-founder and managing director at Boulder, Colo.-based firm Foundry Group, has a few hacks that could help you make the most of ...

The Guardian publisher Guardian Media Gr

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The Guardian publisher Guardian Media Group announced in a press release on Wednesday its chief executive Andrew Miller is to leave the company at the end of June 2015. Miller became CEO in July 2010 and worked to implement a five-year turnaround program to help secure the Guardian’s ...

The Shift Toward a Decentralized, Distributed Electric Grid Is Already Underway

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Steve Propper, GTM Research’s director of grid edge analysis, describes the pathways to grid edge evolution. The electricity sector is headed for a dramatic transformation at the edge of the grid, where utility meets customer. Like the evolution of markets such as telecommunications and computing, the phases of ...

Here's What The iPhone 7 Might Look Like

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Now that the iPhone 6 is out, we can only wait and wonder what Apple will do with the next model. If Apple releases an iPhone 6S it will probably look a lot like the current iPhone, with a couple of new features. The iPhone 7, however, could ...

Spotify Is Coming To PlayStation

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SonySony on Wednesday announced a new music application for its PlayStation consoles, called PlayStation Music, which is built off an exclusive partnership with the music subscription service Spotify. Here’s all the pertinent info you should know about the partnership: SEE ALSO:Someone Just Bought A Gray PlayStation 4 For ...

The 50 Most Underrated Colleges In America

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Plenty of schools aren't worth the hype, while others don't get the recognition they deserve. To uncover the most underrated colleges in America, we compared US News' rankings of the best universities and national liberal arts colleges in the country with PayScale's 2013-2014 College Salary Report, which ranks ...

World Report 2015: Rights Aren’t Wrong in Tough Times

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Displaced people from the Yezidi sect, fleeing violence from forces linked to the extremist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS) in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, walk towards the Syrian border in August 2014. (Beirut) – Governments make a big mistake when they ignore human rights ...

Gawker Media Generated $45 Million In Net Revenue Last Year And It's Raising A $15 Million Round Of Debt

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Nick Denton orders the shrimp linguine. He doesn't look at Balthazar's menu; the media mogul frequents the restaurant and everyone from the hostess to fellow diners knows who he is. Denton personally owns just under 50% of Gawker Media, a company he founded and bootstrapped in the early ...

Steven Salaita sues Univ. of Illinois, donors for firing over Israel criticism

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7 hours ago
Steven Salaita today filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Chicago against University of Illinois officials and several university donors over the decision by administrators last August to revoke his appointment. The lawsuit alleges a wide range of illegal conduct before and after university officials named in ...

Dying To Be Free

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1 day ago
The last image we have of Patrick Cagey is of his first moments as a free man. He has just walked out of a 30-day drug treatment center in Georgetown, Kentucky, dressed in gym clothes and carrying a Nike duffel bag. The moment reminds his father of Patrick’s ...

‘The Nation’ Magazine Names Kai Wright as Features Editor

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TV and radio appearances by Nation writers and editors, big Nation announcements. Contact: Caitlin Graf, The Nation, press [at] thenation.com, 212-209-5400 New York, NY — January 28, 2015 — The Nation, America’s oldest weekly magazine of politics and culture, today announced the appointment of Kai Wright as features ...

French police question 8-year-old on suspicion of “defending terrorism”

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1 day ago
France is in a state of “collective hysteria,” says Sefen Guez Guez, the lawyer for a second grader questioned by police in France. (via BFMTV) Just when it seemed that the crackdown on free speech in France could not get worse, French police today questioned a second grader ...

You'll Be Able To Buy The Apple Watch In April

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2 days ago
The Apple Watch is shipping in April, CEO Tim Cook announced Tuesday. However, Cook did not give a specific launch date. He only said development was on track. When Apple first introduced the Apple Watch in September, it only said it was targeting an "early 2015" launch. Earlier ...

Yahoo Is Going To Spin Off Its Remaining Stake In Alibaba

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2 days ago
Yahoo announced that it's going to spin off its remaining 15% stake in Alibaba into a public, independent investment company called SpinCo. Yahoo says that current Yahoo shareholders will get SpinCo shares "distributed pro rata," meaning they'll own shares in two companies. The announcement came as part of ...

Yahoo's Core Business Is Flat, But Investors Cheer Alibaba Spinoff

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2 days ago
Yahoo just announced its earnings, but the biggest news is that it will spin its stake in Alibaba out into a separate company. Existing investors will get shares in the new company, dubbed SpinCo. The stock is up about 7% after hours as investors digest the news of ...

The New Tesla Car Has A Button Called ‘Insane Mode’

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2 days ago
YouTube/DragTimesTesla introduced its dual-motor Model S late last year, and among the many improvements it has over the original Model S is its incredible acceleration. The standard Model S can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, which is pretty fast, but the new dual-motor Model ...

Solar For The Win: A Study on Solar in U.S. Professional Sports

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Homes and business aren't the only places you can find solar in the United States. A growing number of professional sports facilities are installing solar to benefit the environment and their bottom line. SEIA took a look at solar across the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, NASCAR and ...

NASA Just Released The Best Images Of A Dwarf Planet We've Ever Seen

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2 days ago
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft will be the first time that humans visit a dwarf planet in the outer solar system — the spacecraft is set to arrive in early March. On its journey Dawn is snapping pictures of the distant object — and NASA has just released the sharpest ...

Apple Made A Mistake Putting A Tiny Amount Of Storage On The iPhone 6

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2 days ago
Apple released a new update to iOS Tuesday that should make it a lot easier to upgrade to the latest version. When iOS 8 launched last fall, a lot of people had problems getting the new software to install. That's because it required about 5GB of free space,

Apple Patented ‘Interactive Holograms’ At Least 2 Years Ago

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MicrosoftMicrosoft blew some socks off last week when it unveiled the HoloLens, a new piece of augmented reality hardware running on the new Windows Holographic platform. Basically, HoloLens and Windows Holographic work together seamlessly to let you interact with virtual elements that appear in the real world when ...

Here's Everything Apple Will Unveil This Year

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2 days ago
Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesLast year was full of Apple product announcements, with two new iPhones and the announcement of the Apple Watch. 5 Things The Internet Can Do Right Now To Make Our Lives Better Why So Many Business Owners Are Turning To Online Business Loans We Tested Three ...

Could cantonizing Palestine bring peace?

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1 day ago
A boy displays a sign that reads “This is our land!” during a vigil to mark Land Day in the unrecognized Bedouin village of Wadi al-Naam in present-day Israel, 30 March 2012. Bedouins in the southern Naqab region have resisted decades of ongoing, forced displacement by Israeli authorities.

Lyft Is Completely Overhauling Its Look, Starting With Its Fuzzy Pink Mustaches

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2 days ago
LyftLyft is completely rebranding itself, the company announced Tuesday. "We’re rolling into 2015 with a brand new look, starting with the Glowstache," Lyft said in a blog post Tuesday. "As the latest evolution of our iconic mustache, the Glowstache pays tribute to the spirit and personality of the ...

Check Out the Adorable Creatures and Gorgeous Vistas Obama Wants to Protect in Alaska

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3 days ago
On Sunday, President Obama announced that he will call on Congress to increase the protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by adding more than 12 million acres of it to the National Wilderness Preservation System—the highest level of conservation protection. If Congress signs on, which is pretty ...

Microsoft Is Crashing After Analysts Downgrade The Stock Thanks To Rough Earnings

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2 days ago
Now, the going gets tough for Satya Nadella, the 11-month CEO of Microsoft. Microsoft's stock is down ~8% in pre-market after a rough earnings report. Microsoft delivered decent numbers, meeting expectations on the top and bottom lines, but the underlying trends were worrisome. Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund has ...

Twitter Will Let You Send Group Messages And Shoot 30-Second Videos From The App

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2 days ago
Twitter will let users send group messages and shoot video using its mobile app beginning Tuesday. Both moves could help Twitter increase user engagement, keeping people actively using the service for longer. Right now, Twitter trails far behind social networks like Instagram and Facebook, although that partly depends ...

Apple's iPhone Manufacturer, Foxconn, Plans To Cut Employees

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2 days ago
Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will cut its massive workforce, the company told Reuters, as the Apple Inc supplier faces declining revenue growth and rising wages in China. Under its flagship unit Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the group currently employs about ...

Apple Has Revealed Another Mural For A New Store In China

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3 days ago
Apple has commissioned another colorful mural in China. It's for a new retail outlet in Chongquing, set to open at the end of January, 9to5mac reports.The artwork covers a cylindrical entrance to the new store. It was designed by China-based painter Yangyang Pan and US photographer Navid Baraty,

The 10 Best Tech Careers In 2015

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3 days ago
Flickr/Highways AgencyJob hunting site Glassdoor just released a list of 25 best jobs for 2015, according to information shared by employees who have these careers. It looked at three things to come up with an overall "Job Score": Average annual salary, opportunities for advancement, and the number of ...

Kim Kardashian West Mocks Her Vanity In T-Mobile’s Tongue-In-Cheek Super Bowl Ad

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3 days ago
Kim Kardashian West is the star of T-Mobile’s Super Bowl ad, which the brand released online Monday ahead of the big game this weekend. The 30-second spot sees Kim “Kardashian West, Famous Person” take on a PSA-style of delivery to explain how each month millions of gigs of ...

Democrats Accuse Republicans of a Benghazi Cover-Up

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3 days ago
It's back. Actually, it never left. Benghazi. That is, the GOP's never-ending Benghazi crusade. Last year, after Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) was tapped by House Speaker John Boehner to lead yet another Benghazi probe, he promised to helm an inquiry that would "transcend politics." But now, eight months ...

Facebook And Instagram Are Back After A Brief Outage

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3 days ago
The social media services' websites and and mobile apps went down at about 1:10 a.m. ET, according to The Next Web. Users were also experiencing problems with Tinder, AIM, and Hipchat, according to Engadget and reports on Twitter (which was operating fine throughout the other outages). The Associated ...

Fenix Wins $12.6M to Grow Solar, LEDs, Batteries and Entrepreneurs in Africa

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2 days ago
For customers in Uganda, the grid edge is the ability to charge a phone or keep an LED light powered. Fenix International, a supplier of small, solar-powered charging systems for off-grid African communities, closed a $12.6 million round B from investors including GDF Suez, Schneider Electric, Orange France ...

The Fight to Save Japan’s Young Shut-Ins

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3 days ago
When the Kimura family moved here from Tokyo, their middle school-aged daughter missed her old friends. Midway into her first year in high school, she stopped going. Between 14 and 19, she barely left the house, and for one year hardly left her room, interacting only with her ...

US says Hezbollah "in blatant violation" of UN resolutions

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1 day ago
Obama: Netanyahu meeting before Israel election 'inappropriate' Boehner denies 'blindsiding' White House with Netanyahu invite 18 recommendations that could determine Israel’s fate before the ICC Israeli ambassador to US calls Netanyahu address a 'sacred duty' Food company buys Bikur Cholim property from Gaydamak, promises will remain with Shaare ...

Molecular Clocks Scattered throughout Your Body (Not Just in the Brain) Keep Your Tissues Humming

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Anyone who has ever flown east or west at 500 knots for more than a few hours has experienced firsthand what happens when the body's internal clock does not match the time zone in which it finds itself. Up to a week may be needed to get over ...

The Koch Brothers' Network Aims to Spend $889 Million on the 2016 Elections

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3 days ago
That's how much Charles and David Koch's political network hopes to spend on the presidential race, House and Senate contests, and other elections and policy fights in 2016. That figure is not far off from how much President Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's presidential efforts each spent in ...

Vajrayanas Final Hour

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4 days ago
According to Buddhist cosmology, we are in the time of degeneration called "kaliyuga". During this time, energy is compressed and it is more difficult to experience enlightenment. It was for this time that Padmasambhava taught Vajrayana. Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo talks about these times and how Vajrayana practice can ...

Ted Cruz Says the GOP Lost in 2012 Because of Two Words: "47 Percent"

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3 days ago
On Sunday night, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) appeared with Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, his Senate colleagues and fellow presidential hopefuls, at the Koch brothers' winter donor retreat, and he offered a two-word post-mortem for the GOP's drubbing in the 2012 elections: 47 percent. Cruz was referring, of ...

New York And Boston Are Ready To Get Blitzed For The Blizzard

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3 days ago
People in the path of Winter Storm Juno seem to be turning to alcohol as they get ready for what could be one of the worst blizzards New York City has ever seen. Drizly, an on-demand app for alcohol deliveries, says orders in NYC and Boston are up ...

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Last week Beagle 2 was spotted – probably – on the surface of Mars where it lost contact with its makers more than a decade ago. What else is lost in space? Those two words set off a storm in early January, as a Science paper and plenty of news reports suggested two-thirds of cancer was down to ‘bad luck’. What’s the real story? In order to see the tiny insides of cells, most people would get a better microscope. A team from MIT instead invent a method to expand ...

Here's What Median Rent Will Get You In Silicon Valley

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3 days ago
ZumperSilicon Valley may be the center of the tech world, but finding a place to live there can be tough. Gentrification brought on by the tech boom has drastically driven up housing prices, so much so that the area has become unaffordable for many. In Menlo Park, for ...
 

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