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Death of a troll | Alina Simone

In the tight-knit online gaming community Epic Mafia, Eris was an infamous celebrity. So when news of his suicide reached the forums, many players were grief stricken. But in a virtual world where it pays to lie, could it really be true?<p>Everyone who played Epic Mafia knew Eris, or at least knew of …

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'The Martian' tops weekend box office with $55 million; just shy of 'Gravity' October record

It was only $785,000 shy of the largest opening weekend ever for the month of October, which is held by fellow space adventure "Gravity" ($55.8 million in 2013).<p>The performance by "The Martian" exceeded industry expectations, which had the film opening in the mid $40 million range.<p>The adaptation of …

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Oregon shooter's dad: 'That's what guns are, the killers'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The father of the Roseburg, Oregon, shooter said he doesn't know where his son got his weapons, and he declined to comment much on his son's mental state, but he was quick to say what he thought was to blame in the deadly college attack: Guns.<p>Who were the victims?<p>Ian Mercer, during an …

The rise of Taylor Swift to Forbes powerful woman

How did the pop princess earn her place as one of the world's most powerful women?<p>Forbes announced today that Taylor Swift has entered at number 64 of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. With five platinum albums in nine years, and seven Grammys under her belt, it's unsurprising that the …

The 'Queen of the Internet' defends Kleiner Perkins in gender discrimination trial

Mary, Mary, quite contrary<p>One catchphrase that keeps popping up in the Kleiner Perkins trial is "needed a win." Why was Ellen Pao denied a board seat? Kleiner patriarch John Doerr said the senior partner who got the gig "needed a win." "Kleiner needed a win. Everybody needed a win. I could use some …

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What I’m Reading: BBC News Reporter Laura Locke

<i>It’s hard to predict the future of tech. Overnight sensations can turn into tomorrow’s duds, and anyone claiming to know a thing about what’s next should have plenty of credibility.</i><p><i>One such person is Laura Locke, tech reporter for the BBC. Formerly at TIME, Locke focused her career on covering all</i> …