University notifies students of acceptance on Snapchat

Students waiting to find out if they’ve been accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay are receiving confirmation in the form of a Snapchat message. Will more colleges end up adopting the unorthodox route?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/02/university-notifies-students-acceptance-on-snapchat.html

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Facebook Invites 1.5B Close Friends to Its Birthday Bash


Facebook celebrated its 12th birthday on Thursday by congratulating its users on how far they’ve carried the social network. The company earlier this week held a more intimate celebration of its anniversary at its main campus in Menlo Park, California. That event included 18 members of the Facebook community, who traveled from places as disparate as Saudi Arabia and Louisiana to join the festivities. The guests all had stories to tell about how Facebook facilitated their offline connections, such as reunions and marriages.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83076.html?rss=1

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Black hole is 30 times bigger than expected

This shouldn’t be possible. Researchers say they’ve detected a supermassive black hole at the center of a newly found galaxy that’s far bigger than current theories allow.


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Next-generation Vulkan API could be Valve’s killer advantage in battling Microsoft

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Valve is putting a hefty push behind the new Vulkan API, but the stakes are higher than they’ve been in past years. This time, the premiere PC game distribution platform is gearing up to take on Microsoft and its Windows Store.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/200836-next-generation-vulkan-api-could-be-valves-killer-advantage-in-battling-microsoft

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Will Motorola Mobility be a Home Run for Lenovo?


Lenovo is one computer maker that seems to be bucking the trend. In recent years they’ve continued to grow while others struggle. Smartphone growth suddenly seems to be a point of interest for Lenovo, which recently acquired Motorola Mobility from Google. It’s still too early to pronounce Lenovo a big winner in smartphones from this acquisition, but to date, things are looking good. Lenovo says they expect the smartphone side of their business to account for roughly 30 percent of revenue in the next 12 months.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81683.html?rss=1

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