Alphabet sees power in molten salt, a new moonshot

Google parent Alphabet Inc. is pitching an idea to store power from renewable energy in tanks of molten salt and cold liquid, an example of the tech giant trying to marry its far-reaching ambitions with business demand.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/02/alphabet-sees-power-in-molten-salt-new-moonshot.html

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Ashley Madison offers to pay $11.2 million to hacking victims

Ashley Madison’s parent company has reached a proposed $11.2 million settlement agreement with lawyers representing victims of the cheating site’s 2015 data breach.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/17/ashley-madison-offers-to-pay-11-2-million-to-hacking-victims.html

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Snapchat is taking a crack at maps with new Snap Map feature

Following in the tradition of other tech heavyweights, Snapchat parent company Snap is launching its own mapping feature.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/21/snapchat-is-taking-crack-at-maps-with-new-snap-map-feature.html

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Swipe left on a baby? Adoption app sparks controversy

A proposed app shows a picture of a cute and chubby baby. If you’re a prospective parent, you can swipe right to express interest or swipe left to “keep looking” for more kids.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/24/swipe-left-on-baby-adoption-app-sparks-controversy.html

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Atlassian Scoops Up Trello for $425 Million


Atlassian, the parent company behind the Jira enterprise tracking and HipChat communication apps, on Monday announced a deal to acquire Trello, the developer of a cloud-based collaboration app for enterprise teams and personal use. Atlassian will fork over $425 million– $360 million in cash and the rest in stock. Founded five years ago at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Trello provides software that includes digital whiteboards and virtual sticky notes to help customers collaborate on a wide range of projects.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84216.html?rss=1

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Google wants to cure you with electricity

Google’s parent company is partnering with GlaxoSmithKline, the leading British pharmaceutical firm, to launch a new company to develop “bioelectronic medicines,” according to a joint announcement Monday.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/0_DrqMaCriU/index.html

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EU Ratchets Up Charges in Google Antitrust Probe


Google and its parent company Alphabet are facing new charges in the European Commission’s ongoing investigation of allegations that Google’s comparison shopping and online advertising platforms violated antitrust laws. The EC on Thursday alleged that Google had abused its dominant position by systematically favoring its own comparison shopping service in search results. Further, it artificially restricted the ability of third-party websites to display search ads from Google’s competitors.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83707.html?rss=1

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Daily Mail Joins Yahoo Bidding Queue


The parent company of British tabloid the Daily Mail apparently has entered what’s shaping up as frenzied round robin bidding war for Yahoo, a firm that long has worn the mantle of a technology relic incapable of exciting interest. The Daily Mail & General Trust on Monday confirmed a report that it has approached private equity companies on a possible joint bid for the firm. Yahoo reportedly has held discussions with Verizon, IAC/Interactive Corp. and CBS Corp., according to the report, but has not yet sat down with Daily Mail executives.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83351.html?rss=1

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Alphabet Leapfrogs Apple to Top of the Heap


Google’s new parent, Alphabet, sent a tingle up the spine of investors on Monday after reporting fourth quarter earnings that exceeded expectations. The good news sent its share price skyward, resulting in a market valuation that surpassed Apple, which for years has been the most-favored technology firm on Wall Street. Alphabet reported adjusted earnings of $8.67 per share, compared with $6.76 in the year-ago quarter, beating analyst estimates of $8.10 per share.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83064.html?rss=1

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Teen racks up $8,000 Xbox bill, report says

Pembroke, Ontario parent Lance Perkins got the shock of a lifetime on Dec. 23 when he discovered his 17-year-old son had racked up nearly $8,000 on in-app purchases through his Xbox video gaming system.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/12/teen-racks-up-8000-xbox-bill-report-says.html

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Google spawns new parent company, Alphabet, splits off side businesses into unique entities

Google on Monday announced a major corporate restructuring, including the creation of a new parent company, Alphabet, under which Google will be just one of several subsidiaries.

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Fraud worries force TurboTax to halt state filings

The parent company of TurboTax, the country’s most popular do-it-yourself tax preparation software, temporarily halted transmission of state e-filing returns for nearly 24 hours over fears of fraudulent filings.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/06/fraud-worries-force-turbotax-to-halt-state-filings/

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5 dangerous apps you don’t know your kids are using

If you’re a parent or a grandparent, you know kids pick up the latest technology lightning fast. Of course, that means the children in your life can also be using apps and visiting sites that are totally inappropriate for their ages. Worse yet, you might not even realize it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/31/5-dangerous-apps-dont-know-your-kids-are-using/

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