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Kabam valuation tops $1 billion with new Alibaba investment

cnet.com — Kabam notched a new high score for its valuation following an investment from Alibaba, the Chinese Internet giant poised for an IPO. The San Francisco video game maker said Alibaba Group, one of China's largest Internet companies, will invest approximately $120 million.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @iansherr: BREAKING: Alibaba invests $120M in Kabam, pushes game maker's valuation over $1 billion as it preps games for China: cnet.co/UE1vFz

Jul 31, 2014

RT @iansherr: BREAKING: Alibaba invests $120M in Kabam, pushes game maker's valuation over $1 billion as it preps games for China: cnet.co/UE1vFz

Jul 31, 2014

BREAKING: Alibaba invests $120M in Kabam, pushes game maker's valuation over $1 billion as it preps games for China: cnet.co/UE1vFz

CIA admits to spying on Senate committee

cnet.com — After months of denials, CIA Director John Brennan apologizes for spying on Senate Intelligence Committee computers. The Central Intelligence Agency on Thursday admitted that it improperly gained access to computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to prepare a report on a CIA detention and interrogation program.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @CNET: The CIA admits to spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee cnet.co/1zAt7e4

Jul 31, 2014

in other news: “CIA admits to spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee cnet.co/1zAt7e4

Why T-Mobile figures it will steal more customers with iPhone 6

cnet.com — T-Mobile might be just as excited about the next iPhone as you. T-Mobile, of course, won't be waiting in line at an Apple store to buy the iPhone 6. Rather, it expects to be a primary beneficiary of the launch of the high-profile smartphone, which CEO John Legere called a significant "switching event."
Jul 31, 2014

RT @CNET: Why T-Mobile figures it will steal more customers with the iPhone 6: @RogerWCheng reports cnet.co/UDv0XS

Jul 31, 2014

Why T-Mobile CEO John Legere figures he'll be able to steal more customers with iPhone 6. cnet.co/1oQNH6m via @CNET

Jul 31, 2014

T-Mobile's aggressive strategy is working, and it plans to take even more customers with iPhone 6 cnet.co/1oQNH6m @rogerwcheng @CNET

Jul 31, 2014

Why T-Mobile figures it will steal more customers with iPhone 6 cnet.co/1oQNH6m via @CNET

Jul 31, 2014

Why T-Mobile figures it will steal more customers with iPhone 6 cnet.co/1oQNH6m via @CNET

Which countries made most 'right to be forgotten' requests? Google reveals all

cnet.com — Google has revealed which countries have made the most requests for links to be removed from search results under Europe's new "right to be forgotten". The European Union in May enshrined in law the individual's "right to be forgotten" with a ruling that anyone could request to have themselves removed from search engine results.
Jul 31, 2014

Which countries made most 'right to be forgotten' requests? It's like Eurovision this is cnet.com/news/which-cou…

Jul 31, 2014

Which European countries made most 'right to be forgotten' requests? Google reveals all -- and to save time, UK tops cnet.co/1u41jMb

Jul 31, 2014

Which countries made most 'right to be forgotten' requests? Google reveals all cnet.com/news/which-cou… by @rich_trenholm at @cnet

LinkedIn's profits and revenue ahead of expectations, growth in all segments

cnet.com — LinkedIn reports better than expected results, saying each of its its business segments grew significantly. LinkedIn reported revenue and profits above analyst expectations, saying business rose across all three of its major business units.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @iansherr: LinkedIn follows Twitter and Facebook reporting a big jump in sales: cnet.co/1o9WPlT

Jul 31, 2014

LinkedIn follows Twitter and Facebook reporting a big jump in sales: cnet.co/1o9WPlT

Apple eliminating 200 Beats jobs -- report

cnet.com — As Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics comes close to completion, hundreds of employees may find that their positions are marked as redundant. With the acquisition of Beats Electronics, Apple will transition some employees to its own workforce, but others will feel the sting of redundancy.

iFixit's Oculus Rift teardown finds Samsung display, 40 LEDs

cnet.com — The repair-guide website uncovers a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 display inside the second-generation virtual-reality headset prototype. If you're one of the lucky few to get your hands on an Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset but then break it, rest assured that there's hope for you yet.
Jul 31, 2014

iFixit's Oculus Rift teardown finds Samsung display, 40 LEDs cnet.co/1oQPGYq via @CNET

Jul 31, 2014

Oculus's latest prototype has a Samsung display, and 40 LEDs: cnet.co/1o8PiUy

Jul 31, 2014

iFixit's Oculus Rift teardown finds Samsung display, 40 LEDs - CNET cnet.co/UNSzNA

eBay has more female workers than other tech giants

cnet.com — eBay has been striving to bring more women into its workforce over the past three years, and it appears these efforts have paid off. The e-commerce company released stats on the diversity of its employees on Thursday, revealing that 42 percent of its global workforce is female.
Jul 31, 2014

eBay has more female workers than other tech giants, but still has some work to do on racial diversity cnet.co/1oTjAva

Microsoft rolls out Office for iPad updates

cnet.com — Third-party fonts, PDF exporting, and a new gesture are among the improvements to the iOS editions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Good news for Office for iPad users: Microsoft's suite of apps continues to inch closer to its desktop counterpart.

Would you buy a self-driving car?

cnet.com — While self-driving cars may seem like some far-off, futuristic technology, they are edging closer to reality. Not only are several mainstream car manufacturers working on either semi-autonomous or fully autonomous vehicles, but people are also warming to the notion of owning an automobile that can drive itself.
Jul 31, 2014

Would you buy a self-driving car? 75% of Americans surveyed said they'd consider it cnet.co/1u53tLw

Google getting out of barge business in Maine: Report

cnet.com — Google may be getting out of the barge business, at least in Maine. According to a report today in the Portland Press Herald, the search giant may be selling, or already have sold, its giant barge in that Maine port city to an unknown "international barge company."
Jul 31, 2014

Google reportedly getting out of barge business in Maine, as the one in CA still sits idle. cnet.co/1oR4E0y via @CNET

Jul 31, 2014

Irony: Hit publish on my Google Barge story just as I passed its original Treasure Island location on the bus. cnet.com/news/google-ge…

Jul 31, 2014

Google getting out of the barge business in Maine? My @CNET story on Google selling its barge there. cnet.com/news/google-ge… via @pressherald

New service will send your dead pet into space

cnet.com — Launching this fall, Celestis Pets will memorialize your pet by sending its cremated remains to infinity. And beyond. One of the most difficult aspects of getting attached to a pet is losing your beloved companion. Then there's the tough decision of how to memorialize the cherished family animal.

Windows XP still runs at more than half of businesses surveyed

cnet.com — Windows XP continues to find a home among a hefty number of businesses, at least according to the results of a new survey. Among more than 100 businesses that recently attended the TechEd North America 2014 conference, a full 53 percent admitted to still running XP within their organization.
Jul 31, 2014

Windows XP still runs at more than half of businesses surveyed - even though Microsoft doesn't support it anymore. cnet.co/1oQkj06

Jul 31, 2014

RT @STACReno: 53% of businesses surveyed still run WindowsXP. If you are one, what's your reason for not switching? via @lancewhit cnet.co/1pIYZGo

Jul 31, 2014

Windows XP still runs at more than half of businesses surveyed cnet.com/news/windows-x…

Twitter acquires password security startup Mitro

cnet.com — The social network buys Mitro and lets it keep operating as is -- the only change is now the startup's code will be open source. Twitter has acquired a small startup called Mitro, which focuses on password security. Mitro announced Thursday that it is joining Twitter in its New York office and will be "focusing on a variety of geo-related projects."

Got some Dane in your DNA? Do a happy dance

cnet.com — Good news if your relatives celebrate Valdemar's Day and write with accent marks. The closer a country finds itself to the genetic makeup of Denmark, the happier that country is likely to be, according to research from the University of Warwick in England, a country which, sadly, didn't even make the top 20 in last year's World Happiness Report.
Jul 31, 2014

Got some Dane in your DNA? You might have cause for a happy dance, research shows cnet.co/1oSGbrK via @CNET

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