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Friday, January 3, 2014

‘World’s Largest Snake Found In Brazil’ Shocking Video a Facebook Scam

A viral Facebook post that’s being shared offering a “shocking video” of the “world’s largest snake found is Brazil” is nothing more than a scam that tricks users to sharing it even further. There’s not actually any video. “[SHOCKING VIDEO] … The post ‘World’s Largest Snake Found In Brazil’ Shocking Video a Facebook ... .

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President Obama said late last month that since Congress isn't moving on the issue of immigration, he intends to take executive action to change the country's policies. And that is getting some in the tech world to turn to their plan B,, too, on an issue that was once a ... more...


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Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from The Switch team. A couple of housekeeping reminders: Join us on Friday at 11 a.m. Eastern for Switchback, our weekly livechat. And on Tuesday, come visit us in D.C. to celebrate The Switch's one-year anniversary! Details here. Read ... more...


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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, July 25: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were down slightly this morning at the end of a busy week for earnings reports, and after big losses for Amazon . European stocks were mixed, as banks pulled markets ... more...


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NEW YORK (TheStreet) –– Amazon's Fire phone is not going to replace your Apple iPhone 5s. Nor will it replace any of the other high-end Google Android phones on the market, like the HTC One or the Samsung Galaxy S5, so let's get that out of the way right now. ... more...


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Movile's PlayKids app has found a niche for toddler-to-preschool kids' content. Now, it has revamped its app and added even more shows. PlayKids relaunches iOS kids’ video app with new content from Viacom, PBS and others originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…. ... more...


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Scientific instruments maker Bruker Corp. plans to sell part of its business based in California and lay off 200 to 250 people as a result. The Billerica, Mass.-based company said in the filing Wednesday that it’s selling the chemical and applied markets, or CAM, division after deciding it isn’t likely ... more...


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The University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management in January will offer a master of science in information systems and assurance. The new degree program is designed for students with computer-related undergraduate degrees in management, computer science or engineering, according to a news release issued by the school. The ... more...


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Google Inc.’s quest for knowledge is leading it to try to build a baseline for what a healthy human being should look like, The Wall Street Journal reports. The tech giant aims to start by gathering anonymous genetic and molecular information from a small sample — 175 people — and ... more...


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Rapidly-growing Zillow is looking to acquire its biggest rival, Trulia, Bloomberg News reported Thursday. The deal could be announced as soon as next week, Bloomberg said, citing people with knowledge of the subject. It could be worth $2 billion. The Seattle-based real estate software company has been growing quickly in ... more...


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Freescale Semiconductor Inc. saw net earnings rise in the second quarter, up to $86 million with earnings of 28 cents per share, compared to a net loss of $65 million with 25 cents per share in the second quarter of 2013, according to documents filed Thursday with the Securities and ... more...


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Greater investment in education and training along with bridging the skills gap are key to Texas' economic success and to keep pace with its rapidly changing employment landscape, The Texas Tribune reported based on a workforce study released Wednesday. The study, released by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, highlighted ... more...


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Valdese Weavers in Burke County has promoted three employees to vice president-level posts or higher at the upholstery fabric company. “Their enthusiasm for the company and their ability to affect strategic decisions makes them role models for their colleagues,” says Michael Shelton, CEO of Valdese Weavers. Janet Kuck, 27-year veteran ... more...


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Weather conditions pushed the launch of a new satellite designed and built in Albuquerque off until later today. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space (ANGELS) satellite is now scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral between 4:59 p.m. and 6:10 p.m. today. You can ... more...


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Amazon stock price dropped more than 5 percent to around $358 per share in after-hours trading Thursday after the company posted a loss of $126 million in its second quarter. The company reported a loss of significantly less, $7 million, in the same period last year. Amazon’s stock has a ... more...


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John Malone's Liberty Media Corp. has started the process to spinoff its cable holdings into a new company called Liberty Broadband Corp., Reuters reports. The Douglas County company announced in May the new company was coming. Liberty Broadband will get Liberty Media's stakes in Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable. ... more...