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With IPO Hopes Fading, Square And Box Face Reality Of Commodity Products

Square and Box would seem to be the very epitome of every startup founder’s dream of reaching the pinnacle of entrepreneurial success. Take a kernel of an idea and turn it into a massive, multi-billion-dollar company that publicly debuts in an IPO. For the founders involved, the exhilaration and …

Angry Birds' falling profits show the perils of being a one-hit wonder

The bad news for Rovio, the company that makes <i>Angry Birds</i>, is that gaming sales were down slightly over last year. The worse news? The private company now has 300 more employees, meaning it made less than half the money it did in 2012. Still, Rovio claims it isn't worried about falling profits, …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

A Map of all the Places in the U.S. Where Nobody Lives

New signal detected in hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

BEIJING -- An Australian military plane participating in the search for missing<p>Malaysia Airlines Flight 370on Thursday detected an underwater acoustic signal that may be from theBoeing777’s black boxes, Australian authorities said.<p>The P-3 Orion has been dropping buoys equipped with hydrophones that …

Pro-Russian Protesters Are Ignoring Ukraine's Ultimatum

Pro-Russian activists occupying state buildings in east Ukrainian cities continue to reinforce their barricades, ignoring interior minister Arsen …

Kuo: Apple to Release Slew of Products in Second Half of 2014

If KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo – who is usually fairly reliable when it comes to predictions about Apple – is correct, Apple will release a …

Google updates its services to stop the bleeding

The Internet is all abuzz with news of the Heartbleed bug which was discovered in the popular OpenSSL encryption library. For those who haven’t heard, the OpenSSL library had a bug in it which means that a cyber-criminal or a government agency can decrypt all the traffic which was flowing over a …

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