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U.S. TV startup Roku to confidentially file for IPO: WSJ
(Reuters) - U.S. TV startup Roku Inc is working on plans to confidentially file for an initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.






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BBC News - Technology
last updated: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:40:38 GMT

Hailo says Uber blocked investors
After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.

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last updated: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:50:34 +1100

Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London
A partnership that lets Wi-Fi users get on free public networks in San Francisco and San Jose, California, with a one-time joining process now also covers a hotspot along the River Thames in London.

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Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
last updated: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:31:27 -0400

AT&T revenue rises less than expected

An AT&T building is pictured in Los AngelesWASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Wednesday its quarterly revenue rose but by less than Wall Street forecasts despite the company reporting a record low number of customers leaving the carrier. The No. 2 U.S. mobile provider earned $3 billion, or 58 cents per share, in the third quarter, compared with $3.8 billion, or 72 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. Revenue rose 2.5 percent to $33 billion from $32.2 billion in the year-ago quarter. (Reporting by Marina Lopes; Editing by Chris Reese)


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Queen tweets #oldroyalnewtricks
PERHAPS it was her viral photobomb with the Hockeyroos that gave her a taste for social media — now the Queen has sent her first ever tweet.

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CNET News.com
last updated: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:41:00 PDT

Mom tries to Facebook-shame daughter, gets pizza on face
A mother makes her daughter pose for a picture to prove that it will travel far and wide on the Web. She ends up getting prank calls, pizza deliveries, and a lesson for herself.

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last updated: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:52:12 -0400

Is This Dinosaur The Weirdest-Looking One Yet?

Jar Jar Binks, is that you?

A humpbacked dinosaur with a duck-bill snout finally has a complete skeleton.

A humpbacked dinosaur with a duck-bill snout finally has a complete skeleton.

Though it was discovered in Mongolia half a century ago, Deinocheirus mirificus (which means "unusual horrible hand") was an enigma until recently when scientists found two more skeletons.

A new study published in Nature fills in the gaps about the 70-million-year-old guy's place in the dinosaur kingdom, and enough has been discovered to make a simulation of its walk, as seen above.

Yuong-Nam Lee / Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources / Via youtube.com

Until the new discoveries, the dinosaur had just been a pair of extremely long arms (hence the nickname).

Until the new discoveries, the dinosaur had just been a pair of extremely long arms (hence the nickname).

About 8 feet's worth of each terrible hand, to be exact (or 2.4 meters for our metric comrades). Paleontologists suspect the forelimbs were used to dig or nab fish, according to a news story from the University of Alberta.

Emilio I. Panizo / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: samwisegamgee69

Deinocheirus was about the size of a Tyrannosaurus rex — but not nearly as vicious.

Deinocheirus was about the size of a Tyrannosaurus rex — but not nearly as vicious.

As an ornithomimosaur, or an ostrich-like dinosaur, it had a long neck, small head, and long legs. Except Deinocheirus wasn't built for speed, as indicated by its bulky legs, mass (roughly 6.4 tonnes, or 7 tons), and length (11 meters, or 36 feet).

And since it was found to have fishy remains in its belly — and had no teeth — it most likely feasted on marshy plants and its gilled inhabitants.

Yuong-Nam Lee / Reuters

Finding the missing pieces wasn't easy, partially due to widespread poaching in Mongolia, home to the fossils.

Finding the missing pieces wasn't easy, partially due to widespread poaching in Mongolia, home to the fossils.

Mongolia's market for poached fossils can be dismaying for paleontologists, especially since bones are often smashed to get to the valuable pieces like skulls.

After tracking down pieces from two digs, the team was able to cobble together the specimen and solve a nearly 50-year-old mystery.

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TIME
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Google VP Breaks Record for Highest Skydive
“It was a wild, wild ride”

A senior vice president for Google cut himself loose from a balloon and parachuted 135,908 feet to earth on Friday, setting a new world record in skydiving.

Alan Eustace, 57, broke the previous record holder’s jump by more than 7,000 feet, the New York Times reports. It took roughly 2 hours for Eustace to make the ascent into the stratosphere and only 15 minutes to plummet back to earth. He made the jump wearing a spacesuit specially designed to withstand extreme altitudes and speeds topping 800 miles-per-hour. Witnesses on the ground reported hearing a sonic boom.

“It was beautiful,” Eustace said after the jump. “You could see the darkness of space and you could see the layers of atmosphere, which I had never seen before.”

[NYT]

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liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI
liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI

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alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6
alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6

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The PS4 will soon let you share games with friends online, here’s how it works [video]
The PS4 is getting a system software update (v2.00) next Tuesday (October 28), and Sony has given gamers a glimpse of one of the key new features. First revealed back in August, Share Play is what Sony refers to as a “virtual couch,” insofar as it lets you invite friends to play games with you through the internet, even if they don’t own a copy of the game. You can share your screen so they can watch, hand over your controller so they can help, or give them access to a secondary controller to join in a multiplayer. But it’s...

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