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Walmart coffee as good as Starbucks in taste test

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Time: Walmart coffee was rated the same as a similar Starbucks coffee in a recent taste test.

 

Binge watching may be bad for Netflix

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Monday, August 26, 2013

WSJCheatsheat: Netflix has made the practice of binge-watching popular, with users of the streaming TV service able to watch endless seasons of their favorite shows with no interruptions, but it may have negative impact on bottom line.

 

6 'wildly offensive' comments from industry titans

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Salon.com: Mark Zuckerberg's new super-PAC prospectus reminds us he's ready to "move fast and break things," democracy included.

 

Zurich provides 'safe' compound for prostitutes

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Monday, August 26, 2013

BBC: Prostitutes and their clients will be expected to use a custom-built compound on an industrial site in the Zurich suburbs.

 

Google Ventures invests $250M in Uber

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Forbes: Google's investment arm, Ventures, invested $250 million into on-demand car service Uber.

 

Tourists flee Yosemite wild fire

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Friday, August 23, 2013

BBC: A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park in California has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening thousands of homes.

 

Microsoft CEO Ballmer to retire within 12 months

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Reuters: Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer unexpectedly announced his retirement on Friday.

 

Seattle pushing for $15 minimum wage

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

AP: Washington has the nation's highest state minimum wag at $9.19 per hour, and there is a push to make it $15 in Seattle.

 

Chains falling out of fashion with teens

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Reuters: Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale,and American Eagle Outfitters have fallen out of fashion with fickle U.S. teen shoppers and aren't likely to win back their business anytime soon.

 

Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

CNN.com: The U.S. Army soldier sentenced this week to 35 years in prison for leaking 750,000 pages of classified documents said Thursday he will seek hormone therapy and live as a female named Chelsea.

 

Apple fans gear up for September iPhone launch

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

ABC News: Apple is rumored to be releasing two iPhones at its annual September iPhone event this year.

 

Manning gets 35 years in Wikileaks trial

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Reuters: U.S. soldier Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for turning over 700,000 classified files to Wikileaks.

 

Detroit has nearly 50,000 stray dogs

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bloomberg: Bankrupt Detroit has nearly 50,000 stray dogs roaming its streets and vacant homes.

 
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