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Roku Plans to Go Public, Report Says — Roku is planning to go public, and raise as much as $150 million, according to a report. The TV streaming service has been in talks with Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup about the move, according to Marketwatch . The report didn't outline what sort of valuation Roku would have, or when the IPO would take place.

24 Hours Later, Users Find Hacks for Facebook's Rooms — Facebook just introduced its anonymous community app Rooms on Thursday. Now, about 24 hours later, the lead product manager on Rooms has found that users have hacked it. He's delighted.

Spooky Car Wash Prank Will Work You Up Into a Lather — For most of us, the scariest thing about a car wash is the price tag, but this video from Ford gives you another reason to be afraid. As a Halloween prank, Ford enlisted some actors in scary masks to swarm people's vehicles inside a car wash.

Facebook Stock — A day after Apple's stock price set a new record, Facebook's has done the same, surpassing $80 in midday trading. The stock price means Facebook's market capitalization is now around $208 billion, which is more than IBM ($162 billion), Amazon ($145.2 billion) and Intel ($162.3 billion.)

Ello Says Hello to $5.5 Million, Legally Vows to Not to Advertise — Ello, the fledgling social network that has vowed not to run advertising, doubled down on that sentiment on Thursday by making itself a Public Benefit Corporation and putting the sentiment in its charter. A PBC's charter can't be changed even if the company is bought and investors can't force the company to do something that goes against its charter.

Christian Bale Steve Jobs — Actor Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's upcoming biopic, Sorkin confirmed on Thursday. Speaking with Bloomberg, Sorkin - who is known for penning the Academy Award-winning script for The Social Network, which chronicled the rise of Facebook - said Bale got the part without an audition.

Oops! Glitch Causes Some Apple Pay Customers to Be Charged Twice — Apple Pay's introduction on Monday went off without a hitch - until now. Hundreds of Bank of America customers using Apple Pay were mistakenly charged twice, according to Bloomberg. A processing glitch between BofA and at least one payments network caused the snafu. The issue will be resolved on Wednesday, according to the report.

Apple Stock Hits All-Time High — Take that, Carl Icahn. Two days after reporting strong fiscal 2014 fourth-quarter earnings, Apple's stock price hit a new all-time high of $103.75 on Wednesday, topping the previous high of $103.74. The movement came after a rare 7-to-1 stock split in June.

Google Is Making Some More Noise About Google Wallet — Now that Apple Pay is here, you'll soon be hearing more about Google Wallet. Apple has garnered a great deal of attention this week for introducing Apple Pay, but Google Wallet, another NFC-based solution, has on the market for three years.

Unicef Ad About Violence Against Children Will Rip Out Your Heart — Grim doesn't begin to describe the horrific scenario outlined in this advocacy ad from Unicef UK. In the ad, a boy of about 4 or 5 sporting a bruise on his face walks into a pharmacy to get a prescription for gang violence.
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Oct 24, 2014

@StephMBuck I think I got that same one. The old trick was to put “Re:” in the header

Oct 24, 2014

24 hours later, users find hacks for Rooms and Facebook is thrilled tips @techmeme…

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