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businessinsider.com — Last night, Peter Kafka and Kara Swisher of All Things D reported that Yahoo might buy Tumblr for a price close to $1 billion. Then, GigaOm suggested Facebook might swoop in and buy Tumblr at a higher price for itself. Then, Forbes's Jeff Bercovici said that Microsoft is circling Tumblr too.
slate.com — From real-time snooping on Gmail to grabbing reporters' phone records, the U.S. government's surveillance powers are a hot topic at home. But the issue is also making waves in Europe. There, fears over U.S. spy agencies' ability to "browse the cloud" have helped spur proposals for sweeping new data protections...
nytimes.com — HAMBURG, Germany - Hangar doors slid open to reveal a fleet of white Mercedes-Benz vehicles arrayed on a rain-slicked runway. As fireworks shot skyward, an imposing gray sedan zoomed forward onto a temporary stage, delivering Alicia Keys, in a dark floor-length evening gown, to the piano where she performed with a local backup band, the Hamburg Philharmonic.
slate.com — This was supposed to be the year of Facebook. One year ago tomorrow, the social network went public, offering its shares for $38 apiece in one of the biggest tech IPOs ever. But the price began to slip almost immediately, and today it stands at just $26 a share, meaning...
slate.com — Welcome back to Slate's weekly news quiz. I'm your host, 74-time Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings. Every Friday I'll be testing your knowledge with 12 challenging questions on the week's news events, big and small, including happenings in science, sports, politics, and culture both high and low. The questions are multiple-choice,...
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