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Porsche, Mercedes building electric cars to challenge Tesla

arstechnica.com — According to interviews given to German publication Manager Magazine (Google translate) this week, sources from Porsche, Mercedes, and Audi said that they are all readying electric cars to respond "to the success of the Californian newcomer Tesla with its Model S."
Oct 25, 2014

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“Oprah” for indie bands: Apple once loved unknown acts-what changed?

arstechnica.com — In April 2007, only diehard Broken Social Scene fans salivated when band member Leslie Feist released a solo album titled The Reminder. Sales were moderate for the first five months, reaching an average of 6,000 per week. But that September, Apple released its most impactful ad since it unveiled the Macintosh.
Oct 25, 2014

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WHO: global Ebola cases now exceed 10,000

arstechnica.com — New data released Saturday by the World Health Organization show that worldwide Ebola cases have topped 10,000. Of those, just under 5,000 people have died-Liberia and Sierra Leone remain the most affected countries. A young girl in Mali has become the latest victim of the deadly virus, the first to die in that West African nation.

Silicon Valley startup unveils Internet-connected smart guns for cops

arstechnica.com — A Silicon Valley startup said Friday that police agencies were field testing its new product: a wireless sensor that transforms officers' weapons into smart guns with real-time telemetry. Yardarm Technologies' sensor is a small device that goes inside gun handles and provides dispatchers with real-time geo-location tracking information on the weapon.
Oct 25, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

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Investors in anti-Facebook startup have no idea how it will make money

arstechnica.com — Ello, the notably stripped-down, ad-free social network, announced Thursday that it has taken $5.5 million in venture capital and re-incorporated as a "Public Benefit Corporation."