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Snap, Inc. Is Already Worth 2.5 Twitters

Snap, Inc. Is Already Worth 2.5 Twitters

The six-year-old startup, beloved by millennials, is the biggest US tech company to go public since Facebook, which was worth $ 104 billion at its 2012 IPO. Snap raised Dollars 3.4 billion during its IPO, selling 200 million shares at USD 17 per unit, Bloomberg reported. Last year, only 53 tech companies raised $8.7 billion in initial public offerings, down 42% and 68%, respectively, from 2015, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Read More

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Boeing gets 1880 union workers to take voluntary layoffs

Boeing gets 1880 union workers to take voluntary layoffs

The voluntary layoffs include 1,500 machinists and 305 engineers, representatives of the workers' unions told GeekWire today. These cuts are just the beginning, with more to follow through the year. Dugovich said Boeing has told union officials to expect the total number of job cuts in 2017 to be "in line with past year". He said 350 of those layoffs were involuntary. Read More

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Read Jeff Sessions's statements to Congress about Russian Federation contacts

Read Jeff Sessions's statements to Congress about Russian Federation contacts

A Justice Department official confirmed Sessions' contacts in July and September. Trump has accused former officials in the administration of former President Barack Obama of trying to discredit him. Sessions is still denying the allegation that he lied under oath about his communication with the Russians. "They lost the election and now, they have lost their grip on reality", Trump said in a statement , hours after Sessions said he would recuse himself in any federal probe of the Trump ... Read More

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USA scientists find way to safely thaw cryopreserved tissues

USA scientists find way to safely thaw cryopreserved tissues

Kelvin Brockbank, another study author, added: "The cryonicist movement will probably distort the importance of this to being able to preserve whole human bodies quite quickly". Findings showed that (at scale being tested), none of the tissues showed signs of damage. Dr. Paulo Fontes, a transplant surgeon at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, acknowledged the technology was interesting, but said just because tissue was rewarmed successfully in a lab doesn't mean it would function ... Read More

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Snapchat's $24 Billion IPO Arrives, The Biggest Tech Debut Since Alibaba

Snapchat's $24 Billion IPO Arrives, The Biggest Tech Debut Since Alibaba

Snap Inc shares jumped by $US7.58, or 44 per cent, to close at $US24.48 after the company priced its initial public offering (IPO) of 200 million shares at $US17 each yesterday. Snap , which brings in the bulk of its revenue from advertisements in filters and promoted stories on Snapchat , could use the funds from an IPO for acquisitions of additional virtual-reality companies. Read More

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Facer And Google Show Off Android Wear 2.0 At MWC

Facer And Google Show Off Android Wear 2.0 At MWC

There are also Celsius/Farenheit options and a Global Positioning System enable/disable feature for the AccuWeather app which you can download from the Google Play page . This will make the platform more agreeable to users and will encourage them to upgrade in order to receive these new features. The second form of an operating system have a feature that is totally a revamped user interface, and instead of going through some various of different swipes to get into different screens, the OS ... Read More

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Texas Rangers Launch Investigation into Baylor Sexual Assault Allegations

Texas Rangers Launch Investigation into Baylor Sexual Assault Allegations

He dropped the suit in early February, though sources told KWTX that Briles received $15 million in exchange for a non-disparagement and confidentiality agreement with the school. Baylor then ousted its president, head football coach and athletic director - but critics have since blasted the school for a lack of transparency and questioned whether others in leadership shared in the blame. Read More

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Museumgoer Breaks a Kusama Pumpkin, Allegedly in Pursuit of a Selfie

Museumgoer Breaks a Kusama Pumpkin, Allegedly in Pursuit of a Selfie

The gourd sculpture's damage was confirmed by The Washington Post , which notes that how the break actually occurred is a bit more suspect. Organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden , this exhibition will take visitors on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through more than 60 years of Kusama's creative output and will explore the evolution of the artist's Infinity Mirror Rooms, her iconic kaleidoscopic environments. Read More

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Human error caused Amazon Web Services outage

Human error caused Amazon Web Services outage

The Amazon Web Services division said in a post-mortem published on its website Thursday that its team was working to fix a problem that slowed down the billing system for S3, a widely-used AWS service. Patrick Moorhead, an analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy, said he thinksS this incident will give AWS a black eye in the short term. "You have to learn your lessons, but that is the cost of doing business". Read More

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Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) Under Analyst Spotlight

Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) Under Analyst Spotlight

Zacks Investment Research lowered Monster Beverage from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 21st. Monster Beverage Corporation's (MNST ) stock price distance from twenty day simple moving average slumped at -3.99% while its distance from fifty day simple moving average declined -5.48% along with -14.08% below distance from two hundred simple moving averages. Read More

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Deutsche Telekom Stock Dips On Q4 Loss; Sees Growth In FY17

Deutsche Telekom Stock Dips On Q4 Loss; Sees Growth In FY17

Net profit for 2016 was down 18 percent to 2.67 billion euros ($2.8 billion), the German telecommunications firm announced on Thursday, hit by a writedown in the value of BT. "We have sustained the dynamic growth of recent years and have once again grown profitably". Mobile service revenues in Germany slipped 0.3 percent in the quarter, compared with a 2.8 percent decline at Telefonica and no change at Vodafone. Read More

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Musk Promises Tesla Employees Frozen Yogurt If Model 3 Produced On Time

Featured Image: Founder & COO Peter Rive, Chairman Elon Musk, SolarCity Founder & CEO Lyndon Rive speak at the companys IPO at the NASDAQ stock exchange on December 13, 2012 in Manhattan, New York. She even suggested Musk to give the winners a year of free Supercharging or a Model 3 Easter Egg or something! Musk says that he has dug a "test trench" 30 feet wide, 50 feet long and 15 feet deep at Space X's headquarters in Los Angeles. Read More

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This is Dev Patel's new girlfriend

It's not the first time Dev has struck up a romance with a co-star. Sure, my Dev-loving heart is shattered, but I don't doubt that Cobham-Hervey is a wonderful woman. Dev, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Lion , and Tilda were first linked together when they were spotted hanging out at the Weinstein Company's pre-Oscars party on Saturday. Read More

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BlackBerry Aurora Goes on Pre-Order, Official Press Renders Leaks

BlackBerry Aurora Goes on Pre-Order, Official Press Renders Leaks

The leaked images supposedly of the BBC 100-1 have emerged online, where fans can get a glimpse of the smartphone. Nevertheless, stay tuned on this portal for updates on this BlackBerry upcoming smartphone. The smartphone will have dual-sim support as is the case with devices that go on sale in Asian markets. According to a CNET report, Nicolas Zibell of TCL Communication has said that the company plans to launch three BlackBerry smartphones this year. Read More

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Laser technique sheds light on pivotal Chinese feathered dinosaur

This feature is crucial in modern birds that fly because without it they couldn't. The study revealed minute but important structural similarities between basal paravians and the birds that populate the Earth today, researchers said. The creature also had propatagia, or membranes, that "could produce a relatively straight arm, a posture broadly found in many living gliding birds", the study says. Read More

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Trump's Budget Won't Touch 'Entitlement' Programs, Mnuchin Says

Trump's Budget Won't Touch 'Entitlement' Programs, Mnuchin Says

The euro edged up just 0.2 percent to $1.0583, as concerns that far-right anti-EU leader Marine Le Pen could win France's upcoming presidential election continued to weigh on the single currency. It rallied to a 14-year high soon after the USA election but is down year-to-date in the absence of specific plans on Trump's key promises. Expectations that the U.S central bank may raise rates when it meets in March have risen in the past week on hawkish Fed statements and stronger economic data, ... Read More

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Horizon: Zero Dawn first impressions: Visually impressive and plenty to do

Horizon: Zero Dawn first impressions: Visually impressive and plenty to do

Tallnecks are based off of giraffes, which can easily be seen with its design that literally is described by its name. They compete for survival with giant robotic animals. This game will likely draw comparisons to survival games like Rust and Ubisoft's caveman FPS Far Cry Primal, and in truth it's got a lot of similarities to them, although more the latter than the former. Read More

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Recap On the New Jio Plans

Recap On the New Jio Plans

Reliance, on Tuesday, had opened up the registration for its Prime service which requires users to pay Rs 99 to get into the Prime membership programme after which they can opt for specially catered recharge plans and continue to use Jio's services. Read More

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Gearbox Teases What Borderlands 3 Could Look Like

Pitchford walked attendees through how the studio is taking a new approach to the way they handle the game's distinct heavy-outlined look. Pitchford said the company is working on a next-generation game that he could not name. Did he announce or show an actual game? No. If you watch the presentation posted below (thanks, PCgamesN ), Pitchford also touched upon how the tech helps create real-time shadows and depending on properties of the planet, simulate different physics. Read More

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Much More than Mobile Phones

Much More than Mobile Phones

The iconic Nokia feature phone is back. Such phones were the main hallmark of this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC), an annual mobile trade show held in Barcelona, Spain, where new handsets for the year are announced. They come in 5, 5.2 and 5.5-inch screen sizes respectively. LG is well positioned at the moment, as local rival Samsung Electronics made a decision to delay the unveiling of its flagship Galaxy S8. Read More

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You'll be able to watch live TV in your 2018 Ford Expedition

You'll be able to watch live TV in your 2018 Ford Expedition

CNET reported that in addition to the live streaming capability of the 2018 Ford Expedition, it will also have a built-in Wifi hotspot that allows for 10 devices to be connected in a simultaneous manner. Ford is reinventing the way drivers and passengers entertain themselves while on the road, offering new ways to wirelessly stream live TV and listen to music in its newest SUVs. Read More

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New drivers could lose licence for using phone at the wheel

Twenty-two people were killed and 99 seriously injured in accidents on Britain's roads in 2015 where a motorist using a mobile was a contributory factor, latest figures show. "It has been illegal to use a hand-held phone or similar device while driving or riding a motorcycle since December 2003". Hands-free kits are allowed by law, but they could still be an in-car distraction. Read More

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Amount of sleep African elephants get in the wild is startling; video

Amount of sleep African elephants get in the wild is startling; video

Working in the Chobe national Park in Botswana, Manger, Dr Nadine Gravett and Dr Adhil Bhagwandin at the University of the Witwatersrand, along with their colleagues from the NGO Elephants Without Borders, Botswana, and the University of California, Los Angeles, made use of small activity data loggers, scientific versions of the well-known consumer fitness and wellness tracker, Fitbit, to study the sleeping patterns of elephants in the wild. Read More

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