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Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii, pilot sets nonstop record
(Reuters) - A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun's energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaking five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.









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BBC News - Technology
last updated: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:12:15 GMT

Reddit in uproar after staff sacking
Popular chat rooms on Reddit have been closed in protest over the sacking of a popular staff member.

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last updated: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:13:03 +1000

Uber throws in the towel in battle with French taxi drivers
Uber Technologies is suspending its UberPop service in France, after a bitter fight with taxi drivers who say the service breaks the law.

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last updated: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:35:47 -0400

UberPOP halts service in France after clampdown, protests

A leaflet which reads "Uber go home" is seen on a taxi as striking French taxi drivers block the traffic on the Paris ring road during a national protest against car-sharing service Uber, in ParisBy Mark John PARIS (Reuters) - Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP ride-hailing service in France, the U.S. company said on Friday, after it faced sometimes-violent protests and local authorities denounced it as an illegal taxi service. After fierce protests last week by licensed French taxi drivers who argue it threatens their livelihood with unfair competition, France took two executives from California-based Uber into custody and said they will face trial in September. France's legal clampdown was the latest setback for Uber in Europe.


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Payment-by-selfie is nearly a reality
MASTERCARD are working on technology that is bound to impress millennials — the ability to pay for purchases by taking a selfie.

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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: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:18:40 -0400

Rihanna Just Gave Fannibals The Series Finale Of "Hannibal" We Deserve

YAAASSSSSS RIRI U THE MAIN MURDERER NOW. The music video for “Bitch Betta Have My Money” is basically the perfect Hannibal fanfic.

So you may have watched a little music video this morning called "Bitch Betta Have My Money".

AND YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED A VERY FAMILIAR FACE.

AND YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED A VERY FAMILIAR FACE.

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THAT'S RIGHT, THAT IS HANNIBAL HIMSELF.

THAT'S RIGHT, THAT IS HANNIBAL HIMSELF.

YAAAASSSSSSS QUEEN RIRI PUT THAT MURDEROUS BITCH IN HIS PLACE.

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And it's clear that there's only thing that RiRi wants, and that's #Justice4WillGraham (also money).

And it's clear that there's only thing that RiRi wants, and that's #Justice4WillGraham (also money).

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Reddit’s Ellen Pao and Alexis Ohanian Explain Site Shut Down
Protests rippled through much of the popular message board on Friday

Reddit moderators shut down hundreds of the online message board’s most popular sections on Friday. The outages were part of an apparent protest by users after the surprise removal of a popular employee, Victoria Taylor, Reddit’s director of talent and a facilitator of the Ask Me Anything feature.

The move affected nearly 300 individual discussion areas, or subreddits that focus on various topics ranging from technology to art. Subreddits are moderated by community members, not Reddit employees. The shutdowns began on Thursday evening and expanded quickly on Friday.

“I want to apologize to our community for yesterday,” Reddit’s interim CEO Ellen Pao told TIME on Friday. “We handled the transition in a way that caused some disruption, and we should have done a better job.” Pao said the company’s management should have informed moderators earlier about planned personnel changes. Pao declined to comment further on Taylor’s departure.

Alexis Ohanian, one of Reddit’s co-founders and the company’s current chairman, said the site has appointed a dedicated point of contact on staff to communicate with the site’s moderators. Kristine Fasnacht, a long-time Reddit user and current employee, will take on the role, he said.

Ohanian said the plan was to have an email alias available for moderators who needed to contact Reddit employees, but that was not widely communicated after Taylor’s departure. “Unfortunately, we did not announce the transition right after that happened,” he said.

Ask Me Anythings, or AMA for short, are the tumbling question-and-answer sessions hosted on the site that have become very popular over the past few years. They are an entirely user-created genre—any Reddit moderator can host one. In instances with famous participants, like President Barack Obama’s 2012 AMA, the site has an employee help with planning and managing the logistics. “They existed before we had anything to do with them,” said Ohanian. The company is looking into appointing an staffer to continue doing that kind of liaising in the future.

Reddit users speculated Taylor’s dismissal was connected with her moderation of Rev. Jesse Jackson’s AMA on Wednesday, which became disorganized after a flurry of questions about racial issues. “That definitely had nothing to do with it,” said Ohanian.

Ohanian, who has tight bond with the community, said he spent the last 24 hours communicating with the site’s moderators and other users, much of it over Reddit itself. He was fielding questions on the site until about 3 AM Thursday night, he said, and made about a half-dozen phone calls to users. “Some people are understandably skeptical,” he said, “but at the very least it’s a step in the right direction.”

“Now it’s on us to act,” Ohanian continued, “to use Reddit to create a dialogue to better keep our community and user base informed.” He said the discussions so far had been fruitful. “They made some very good points. The first thing we could do was get a moderator like Christine to be the point person just for moderators. So if users have a question or want someone to talk to, we’re there.”

Pao and Ohanian said the site had returned to almost normal as of Friday evening. “Of the 50 default subreddits, 48 of them are up and that’s what most people see on the front page,” said Pao. The site’s homepage—the content on which is generated by the number of up-votes on threads throughout the site, a measure of activity and popularity—contained several threads on Taylor’s dismissal. One pointed out that Google searches for “Reddit alternative” had spiked in the wake of the protests.

After years under the ownership of Advance Publications, parent of the Conde Nast magazine empire, Reddit was spun off and raised $50 million in funding last year. It is reportedly valued at about $250 million. The company is currently trying to kickstart a major expansion but has weathered a series of hiccups over the last few months including policy changes to address bullying and “involuntary pornography.”

“We have a responsibility to [users] to figure out how we can be better stewards,” Ohanian said. “There have been times when we made mistakes. The important thing is that we learn from them.”

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last updated: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 07:22:42 +0000

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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last updated: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:44:57 +0000

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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Minecraft: Story Mode trailer from Telltale is the Lego Movie meets Wreck-It Ralph
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There’s a new Minecraft game incoming and it’s just got its first preview at Minecon in London. ‘Minecraft: Story Mode‘ is an adventure game, by Telltale Games, home of the classic ‘Monkey Island’ as well as ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Walking Dead’ tie-ins. Like those titles, Story Mode will play out across a series of episodic releases that will take you to various parts of the Minecraft world including the Nether, the Farlands and the End. And, again, as with those games, the choices you make will affect how the narrative plays out. The plot as described by Telltale and…

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