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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Pledges $100 Million to Fight Ebola

blogs.wsj.com — Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen raised his donation to $100 million to fight the spread of Ebola. Allen, a billionaire investor who owns the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers, is the latest member of the tech community to donate money to stop the spread of the disease.

Amazon Takes $170 Million Charge on Fire Phone

blogs.wsj.com — In reporting a hefty operating Thursday, Amazon offered a bleak assessment of how well the Fire phone is selling: It took a $170 million charge on inventory and supplier commitments. Financial chief Thomas Szkutak said on a conference call with analysts that as of the end of the third quarter, Amazon was sitting on about $83 million in inventory.

Yahoo: Tumblr to Make Over $100 Million in Revenue Next Year

blogs.wsj.com — Tumblr is expected to generate more than $100 million in revenue in 2015 thanks to a growing user base and a successful introduction of sponsored advertising, Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said Tuesday.

Google’s Q3 Earnings Conference Call - Live Blog

blogs.wsj.com — Google is a hydra. It has many heads moving independently, and that makes it a fun company to watch. Just yesterday, the company unveiled a new line-up of Nexus devices that included an iPhone 6 rival, a tablet and a set-top box. The company could spend an entire call talking about spread of the Android operating system.

Apple’s Second Fall Event: iPads and More - Live Blog

blogs.wsj.com — Apple's event Thursday officially gets under way at 1 p.m. ET. Personal Tech columnists Geoffrey Fowler and Joanna Stern are live blogging their thoughts and first impressions.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Donate $25 Million to Fight Ebola

blogs.wsj.com — Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is giving $25 million to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fight the spread of Ebola. In a post on the social network, Zuckerberg said that the Ebola outbreak was at "a critical turning point" and that the grant from him and Priscilla Chan, his wife, is "the quickest way to empower the CDC" to prevent the spread of the disease.

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bu.edu — Mailing List Contact Us Staff Aquatics Center: varsity and recreational swimmers buoyant over world-class facilities By Brian Fitzgerald To say that the opening of the new Aquatics Center is making a big splash with BU's men's and women's varsity swim teams would be quite an understatement.

Looking Into Carl Icahn’s Crystal Ball on Apple

blogs.wsj.com — Our letter to @tim_cook re $AAPL on @YahooFinance Contributors "Sale: Apple Shares at Half Price" http://t.co/z4F2XMtHv8 - Carl Icahn (@Carl_C_Icahn) October 9, 2014 Carl Icahn, the activist investor known for rocking boats on Wall Street, sent an open letter Thursday to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook analyzing the state of Apple's business.

Brian Fitzgerald For Senate - Professional Politician?

youtube.com — I can bring jobs to Wisconsin's 15th district. I have 30 years of experience creating jobs in the private sector, and I can bring that experience to Wisconsin's 15th. Vote for me on November 4th and I'll always give it to you straight.

The eBay-PayPal Split: Who Has What Job?

blogs.wsj.com — eBay said Tuesday that it plans to spin off its PayPal business into a separate publicly traded company next year. Activist investor Carl Icahn earlier this year had pressed such a move, which eBay long resisted. "eBay and PayPal, we believe, are stronger together than they would be apart," Chief Executive John Donahoe said in March.
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Oct 24, 2014

RT @georgia_wells: A Googler jumped 135k feet today. "I knew I had high performing people... But breaking the sound barrier?" Page says on.wsj.com/ZMMVxE

Oct 24, 2014

Honestly, what. He set off a sonic boom while free-falling from the stratosphere. nyti.ms/1D7L3MV

Oct 24, 2014

RT @EvelynRusli: Just added to #WSJDLive agenda, James Cameron next Wednesday -- what would you like me to ask him?

Oct 24, 2014

World is moving on to streaming. Concept of "own" has changed. "iTunes Music Sales Are Down More Than 13% This Year on.wsj.com/1tjIojv"

Oct 24, 2014

Must say "processology" more. "Queen Elizabeth II sent her first personal tweet, except that she sort of didn't on.wsj.com/10rszeD"

Oct 23, 2014

Intrigued so far by Google's new Inbox. Seems like pre-existing folders from Mailbox app will make this a chore. Others dealing with that?

Oct 23, 2014

Big charge for the Fire phone. Amazon said it had $83 million in inventory on hand at the end of Q3. Mum on Q4 projected outlook.



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