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DirectTV launches network for dogs

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

CNN.com: Dog TV may turn your dog into a canine couch potato.

 

Henrietta Lacks wins recognition for cell lines

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

BBC: The family of a US woman whose cells revolutionized medical research have been granted a say over how they are used.

 

Yahoo changing logo for first time in nearly two decades

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

USA Today: Yahoo is changing its logo for the first time in 18 years, and is showcasing 30 options until the final choice is revealed on Sept. 4.

 

South Korea road wirelessly charges electric vehicles

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

BBC: The project's developer says the 12km (7.5 miles) route is the first of its kind in the world.

 

Amazon launches site for purchase of fine art

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Reuters: Customers can buy original and limited edition works of art from more than 150 prominent galleries and dealers via Amazon Art.

 

90 percent of jobs created after 2009 are part-time

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Washington Times: The economy has added seven times more part-time jobs than full-time jobs since January 2009.

 

Tourist breaks finger off Florence statue

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

BBC: A 14th-Century statue in the Italian city of Florence has lost a finger after it was handled by an American tourist.

 

Tech pioneer buys Washington Post

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Reuters: Jeff Bezos, 49, who is buying the Washington Post as a personal investment for $250 million, has funded an eclectic array of ventures.

 

Tablet buyers wait for new iPads

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Monday, August 05, 2013

Information Week: The table market is slowing down in the second quarter, as customers anticipate a new iPad release.

 

Seventy two percent of adults on social networks

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Monday, August 05, 2013

CNET.com: Social networks are continuing to attract new members in the U.S., especially among older users, according to the Pew Research Center survey.

 

First test-tube burger created, eaten

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Monday, August 05, 2013

Reuters: The world's first laboratory-grown beef burger was flipped out of a petri dish and into a frying pan on Monday.

 

U.S. closes 21 embassies and consulates, issues travel alert

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Friday, August 02, 2013

AP: The U.S. issued a global travel alert, citing an al-Qaida threat. The State Department also closed 21 embassies and consulates in the Muslim world.

 

Apple faces e-book clampdown

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Friday, August 02, 2013

BBC: US regulators have called for Apple to be forced to cancel certain e-book contracts with major publishers.

 
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