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Google earnings focus on the search and ads that actually pay the bills

With all the modular phone concepts, balloon internet projects, robots and drones it can be easy to forget Google's main business angle: search and advertising. Google reported its first quarter earnings today and didn't have much to say about our favorite topics -- we'll hear more about those at …

Piggybacking: Marketing for The Age of The Network Effect

<i>Sangeet Paul Choudary is the author of the blog Platform Thinking. Patrick Vlaskovits is a NYT bestseller author and CEO of Superpowered.</i><p>Welcome to the age of the zero-dollar marketing startup. WhatsApp, and earlier Instagram, have officially become a permanent part of startup lore for having built …

First Heartbleed attack reported; taxpayer data stolen

Canadian police arrest a man they say used the notorious bug to nab about 900 social insurance numbers, along with other possible data.<p>The Heartbleed bug has caused widespread anxiety, sent engineers scrambling into patch-mode, and likely prompted millions of users to re-invent their passwords, but …

Heartbleed Bug

Two Men Arrested for Cannibalism

Nigeria unrest: Search continues for abducted teenage girls

Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for dozens of teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.<p>It is thought that they were taken to a forest near the Cameroonian border.<p>The abductions are the latest in a series of attacks being blamed on …

Africa

Thousands of China workers on strike

Labour disputes pop up regularly in China, but one strike in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan is attracting attention because of its size.<p>On Monday, 40,000 workers walked off the job at seven giant Yu Yuan shoe factory locations across the city. They say they are owed social security payments …

China

Mid-April Freeze to Chill Millions as Far South as Louisiana

An unusual cold snap will have people as far south as Louisiana reaching for their winter coats Wednesday.<p>A mass of cold air that saw temperatures in the Plains plummet below freezing Tuesday has now shifted east and will hang over a large area of the inland U.S.<p>The National Weather Service issued …

Weather

Ukraine military push appears to lose momentum in the east

Ukraine's armored vehicles rolled Wednesday, but its attempt to take back eastern towns from pro-Russian militants seemed to stall.<p>In Donetsk, six armored vehicles sent into the nearby city of Kramatorsk in the morning later showed up carrying Russian flags in Slaviansk.<p>Russian Ambassador to the EU …