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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 ... .

Full story: The Epoch Times

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Courtesy: Dallas Morning News


Texas Instruments Inc.’s restructuring efforts appear to be paying off: Its first-quarter net profit jumped 35 percent from a year earlier, and revenue was up, too. The company on Wednesday reported a first-quarter net profit of $487 million, or 44 cents per share, up from $362 million, or 32 cents per ... more...


Courtesy: Kansas City Star


The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech. ... more...


Courtesy: Memphis Business Journal


Texas’ switch to electronic filing of court documents continued to spur growth for Plano-based government software company Tyler Technologies, which posted first quarter profits 40 percent higher than a year ago. Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) reported profits of $11.9 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the first three months of ... more...


Courtesy: Memphis Business Journal


The line between sales and marketing has blurred in the digital age. We were once taught that a company’s marketing strategies bring in the leads — and sales efforts close them. We learned that marketing requires very different skill sets than sales, and there was often debate about whether poor ... more...


Courtesy: The Wall Street Journal


A day after a New York Police Department effort to engage the public on Twitter seemingly backfired, Commissioner William Bratton defended the campaign and said it would continue. ... more...


Courtesy: The Wall Street Journal


The San Francisco Giants is one of 20 Major League Baseball clubs that has outfitted its stadium with Apple's iBeacon technology to engage with fans. ... more...


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Online booking sites sweeten reward-points deals to keep travelers from just browsing while in search of the best rates. ... more...


Courtesy: The Epoch Times


The post H1Z1: Basic Items Such as Weapons, Ammo, Food, Boosts Will Not be Sold in Upcoming Game by Zachary Stieber, Epoch Times appeared first on The Epoch Times. The basic items in H1Z1 will not cost extra money. Guns, ammo, food water, and boosts will be among the items that will ... more...


Courtesy: Memphis Business Journal


Online dating application Firefly plans to launch in Austin Thursday after a year of development and beta testing. The mobile application, which generated more than 10,000 downloads during test earlier this year in Brazil, is entering a crowded field. But CEO Clayton Spencer told me that his nascent company is ... more...


Courtesy: Memphis Business Journal


Nike co-founder Phil Knight has once again formed a trust to hold a giant pile of the company's stock. According to a regulatory filling made public Wednesday, Knight created a trust Monday that holds roughly $350 million in Nike stock. It's the fifth such trust Knight has formed since January ... more...


Courtesy: Time


The security failure may be linked to a breach at the social network We Heart It ... more...


Courtesy: MSNBC


Researchers have figured out how to create a natural helix that looks like the tangle in a telephone cord — and that discovery could lead to new kinds of circuitry.The new twist is called a "hemihelix," and it's not really that new. ... more...


Courtesy: MSNBC


The Federal Communications Commission plans to propose new rules for Internet service providers that would effectively end the concept of "Net neutrality," according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. ... more...


Courtesy: MSNBC


Researchers have figured out how to create a natural helix that looks like the tangle in a telephone cord — and that discovery could lead to new kinds of circuitry.The new twist is called a "hemihelix," and it's not really that new. ... more...


Courtesy: MSNBC


Facebook's mobile advertising business continued to accelerate in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's revenue target.Shares of Facebook were up nearly 3 percent at $63.05 in after-hours trading Wednesday. ... more...


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