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Flu spreads to all 50 states

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Friday, January 25, 2013

NBC News: The flu is everywhere, with influenza reported in all 50 states, but overall it seems to be leveling off, federal health officials reported on Friday.

 

CDC says new norovirus strain caused 140 outbreaks since September

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

CBS: A new strain of the norovirus stomach bug that has been sweeping the globe is taking over the United States, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.

 

Internet Explorer targets 20- and 30-somethings with new ad

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Slash Gear: Internet Explorer is targeting "children of the 90's" with a new nostalgic advertisement.

 

Researchers find way to store data in DNA

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Phys.org: Researchers created a way to store data in the form of DNA, which lasts for tens of thousands of years.

 

Twitter launches video sharing service

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

USA Today: Twitter launched a video service called Vine that lets users share video clips on their feed.

 

Apple revenue falls short again, iPhone sales disappoint

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Apple Inc missed revenue expectations for the third straight quarter after sales of its flagship iPhone came in below Wall Street's targets.

 

Pentagon lifts military's ban on women in combat

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Washington Post: Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is lifting the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening many front-line positions.

 

Ikea expands globally

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Huffington Post: Ikea plans to open 25 new outlets by 2020, boosted by net profits that grew 8% last year.

 

At Davos: Crisis is the new normal

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The New York Times: In certain ways, the very setting of the World Economic Forum reflects the restless, challenged state of human affairs. Our footing is uncertain, as on this ski resort’s slithery streets, and we have steep slopes to climb, as the Magic Mountain will remind the global elite this week.

 

Orangutans use iPads at National Zoo

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

CNET: Apple's iPad is proving to be popular among a different, and hairier, type of consumer. The Smithsonian's National Zoo recently kicked off Apps for Apes, a program that lets orangutans use the iPad as a way to stimulate their lives.

 

Former Microsoft executive says CEO Ballmer culls internal rivals to retain power

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Reuters: Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer is not the right leader for the world's largest software company but holds his grip on it by systematically forcing out any rising manager who challenges his authority, claims a former senior executive.

 

Southwest Airlines tries out $40 boarding fee

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Los Angeles Times: Southwest Airlines introduced an early-boarding option for a $40 fee, which would guarantee passengers would be one of the first 15 on the plane.

 

Dish to close 300 more Blockbuster stores

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

PC Magazine: Brick-and-mortar Blockbuster retail stores have been disappearing for more than a decade now, but get ready to say goodbye to a few more. Dish Network this week announced that it will shutter another 300 locations.

 
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