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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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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba may be looking to invest in photo messaging app Snapchat at a $10 billion valuation, according to a report by Bloomberg. ... more...


Courtesy: The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Also, European stocks fell on worse-than-expected corporate forecast earnings; oil prices fall across the board; Federal Reserve will continue winding down bond purchases; Bank of America fined $1.27 billion for mortgage fraud; Kraft Foods income declines 42 percent in second quarter; and Snapchat discussing with investors financing that would value ... more...


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The Federal Communications Commission has sent a strongly worded letter to Verizon warning that changes in the way it handles mobile Internet traffic may violate federal regulations. More broadly, the letter by FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is the latest sign that the commission is considering applying its new net neutrality rules ... more...


Courtesy: Giga Om


A Cambridge, Massachusetts, startup called Nara has released a service the company claims use “deep learning artificial intelligence” to improve online personalization. Essentially, the technology works by scouring customer databases and the web, identifying attributes and connecting the dots between them. Nara’s team has some chops in neuroscience […] Startup claims ... more...


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Apparently the chairman of the FCC isn't a fan of Verzion's plans to throttle the speeds of customers signed up for its unlimited plans, and has asked Verizon's CEO to justify that decision. FCC to Verizon: Your throttling had better be about managing congestion, not cash originally published by Gigaom, © ... more...


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Courtesy: Memphis Business Journal


The University of Hawaii at Manoa Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, also known as PACE, is more than halfway to its $2.5 million fundraising goal after receiving a $510,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The funds will be used for the capital improvement portion of the program’s five-year ... more...


Courtesy: Memphis Business Journal


Satellites need to call home and Spaceflight Services Inc. wants to make that possible. The Seattle company over the next three years plans to build 11 ground stations around the world to provide ground-link services for satellites. The first system will go online next year in Douglas County, in Washington ... more...


Courtesy: Memphis Business Journal


Two years ago Justin Dufour saw an opportunity emerging. It was risky: The previous startup he was a part of opted not to pursue it. So he quit and started Viridian Sciences. The Vancouver, Washington-based software startup has created a suite of products — based on the SAP Business One ... more...


Courtesy: Memphis Business Journal


Lake Mary-based Digimation Inc. develops interactive 3-D content for virtual training, work instruction and marketing. Here, we asked CEO David Avgikos four things about his modeling, simulation and training firm, as well as industry trends: What do customers want in digital training? Realism, portability, usability and connectivity What are you ... more...


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John Stanton, former director of McCaw Cellular, former CEO of T-Mobile and the founder of Western Wireless Corp., joined Microsoft’s Board of Directors, the company announced Wednesday. The board now has 11 members. In March, Steve Luczo stepped down from the Microsoft board after less than two years in the ... more...


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WeatherBug has joined the initial wave of companies to release an app for the Fire Phone, becoming one of the first D.C. tech names to invest time and effort in Amazon's new handset. The app rollout — timed with the release of device itself — is the result of work ... more...


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A new study finds that the "Internet of Things" often lacks common security features, leaving devices and possibly your home open to attack. ... more...


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On Monday, President Christian Rudder disclosed in a blog post that OkCupid had conducted experiments on its users. ... more...


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The 3-D printing is making it easier than ever for fans to express their love for TV shows, movies and video games. ... more...


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