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The $19 Billion Poker Game: Inside the Facebook-WhatsApp Megadeal

Image: Robert Gallagher for Forbes Grooming by Tamara Brown / Artists Untied<p>Get together?”<p>The subject line of the e-mail was like every other come-on …

Eerie Video Scares Up Ghost Tales at Old New Hampshire Store

If you believe surveillance tapes don't lie, then a New Hampshire country store apparently has a ghost -- one that likes peanut butter squares.<p>Video …

How Marissa Mayer changed Tumblr

4 (Perfectly Legal) Hacks to Improve Your Credit Score

If you want to use credit or get a loan someday, you should work on raising your credit score. It can take a while to earn a good credit standing, …

Business News, Personal Finance and Money News

Easter toys for the upcoming holiday<p>Walmart to transition toward smart shopping<p>Dow closes down more than 720 points amid news of Trump's planned …

Home Depot

Yahoo! Is Lucky to Still Have Its Alibaba Stake

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- When <b>Alibaba</b> finally goes public later this year, <b>Yahoo!</b> (YHOO) will be lucky to still own 24% of the company. (Of course, it …

Advertising

Review: HTC's One (M8) Flagship Smartphone

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It doesn't take long to know when you're in the presence of greatness. Which is why I can say that after living with and …

HTC One

Yahoo! Is Not the Way to Go on Alibaba

So does Stephanie Link, Research Director at <i>TheStreet</i>. In an interview March 17 on <i>CNBC</i> she said she wouldn't chase Yahoo! at these prices. On the day …

Investing

To Save CNN, You Must Kill It

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Ever since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, <b>Time Warner's</b> (TWX) <i>CNN</i> has been under fire.<p>I actually don't have a strong …

Media Industry

Instagram's Rise Shows Facebook's M&A Strategy Works

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- As the world pores over <b>Facebook's</b> (FB) pending acquisition of virtual reality company Oculus, many are quick to shoot the …

Investing

Life as a Fukushima nuclear worker uncovered in comic

A former worker at Fukushima’s stricken nuclear power plant is to publish a manga comic book offering vivid insight into everyday life inside its walls<p>A former Fukushima power plant worker who left his job due to radiation contamination has written a comic book detailing life behind the scenes at …

'Bishop Of Bling' Gets The Boot

The more than $40 million he allowed to be spent on renovations at his residence and allegations that he lied about some of his other lavish spending have now officially cost the "bishop of bling" his job.<p>The Vatican announced Wednesday that it has accepted the resignation of Franz-Peter …

1,300-year-old Egyptian mummy had tattoo of Archangel Michael

A mummy of an Egyptian woman dating back to 700 A.D. has been scanned and stripped to reveal a tattoo on her thigh that displays the name of the biblical archangel Michael.<p>The discovery, announced by researchers at the British Museum over the weekend, was made during a research project that used …

President Obama Prepares to Meet the People's Pope

The focus of the conversation when President Barack Obama meets Pope Francis on Thursday is expected to be the gap between the rich and the poor. …

Christianity

Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

The symptoms of autism may not be obvious until a child is a toddler, but the disorder itself appears to begin well before birth.<p>Brain tissue taken from children who died and also happened to have autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that's critical for …

Vatican removes Germany's 'bishop of bling'

The Vatican has removed a German bishop because he spent $43m of Church funds on an extravagant residence when Pope Francis was preaching austerity.<p>Announcing the decision on Wednesday, the Vatican said the atmosphere in the diocese of Limburg had become such that Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van …

5 Famous Video Game Laughs (That Are Just Other Remixed Laughs)

<b>Zelda II: The Adventures of Link</b> Odds are that you saw the game over screen a lot in the single side-scrolling <i>Zelda</i> outing (No, the CD-i games don't …

Will Facebook ruin Oculus? Kickstarter backers voice concerns

"We promise we won’t change," Oculus founder tells donors<p>Once upon a time, the Oculus Rift headset was a prototype with a blurry screen bound with gaffer’s tape. But 9,522 people saw the device’s potential, donating $2.4 million through Kickstarter to get early versions built and shipped to game …

As Facebook Buys Oculus, Is A Virtual Reality Social Network In Our Future?

It’s hard to imagine the last time a tech news item was met with such unbridled…confusion. Yesterday, Facebook announced they were buying Oculus, creator of the Kickstarted Oculus Rift, for $2 billion. While Google or Microsoft making the same purchase might have made some degree of sense, many …

The superfast rise of Oculus VR: How it went from startup to $2B acquisition in 21 months (interview)

The most amazing thing about the short life of virtual-reality gaming startup Oculus VR is just how short it has been.<p>It’s been just 21 months from the first public showing of the Oculus Rift virtual-reality goggles to this Tuesday, when Facebook announced it was buying the Irvine, Calif.-based …

The Liability Risk Of The Oculus Rift

Oculus, the company that started as a crowd favorite on Kickstarter, has now been snapped up by a very big fish indeed. 18 months after racking up $2.4 million from more than 9,000 backers, the virtual reality headset maker is being acquired by Facebook for $2 billion. (Sorry, Kickstarter backers, …