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There's been a horrific slump in the value of 'old media' companies

The sale of the San Diego Union-Tribune in early May for $85 million underscored the horrific slump in the value of "old media" companies in recent years.<p>Although the sum paid by Tribune Publishing was only marginally below the $110 million in a 2011 sale of the San Diego group and excluded some …

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Anti-Islam event planner going into hiding, report says

The man who organized an anti-Islam rally outside a Phoenix mosque Friday is reportedly planning to go into hiding.<p>Jon Ritzheimer, a former Marine who fought in the Iraq War, told the New York Daily News he has received numerous death threats since organizing the event through social …

Uber will let drivers track your location, but only if you agree (update)

Uber has rewritten its privacy policy to make it easier to grok and added some very important changes. According to the updated guidelines, the ride-sharing app will soon give drivers the power to track your location <i>if</i> you allow it to, so long as it remains running in the background. This, Uber …

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Snapchat valued at more than $15bn in latest fundraising

Chinese e-retail giant Alibaba reportedly makes its second investment in Snapchat this year<p>Snapchat has raised $537m in a new round of equity funding that could climb as high as $650m, valuing the picture messaging app at more than $15bn.<p>Investors in this latest round of fund raising included …

Solar plane starts 'risky' Pacific crossing

Solar Impulse 2, an experimental solar-powered aircraft, has taken off from the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing for Hawaii on a leg described as "risky" by the project's managing director.<p>"We can predict weather two or three days out fairly accurately," Gregory Blatt told Al Jazeera on Sunday.<p>"But …

Google's Project Vault is a secure computer stuffed into a microSD card

Several years ago, Intel showed off Edison, a prototype of an entire low-powered computer contained inside of a postage stamp-sized SD card.<p>Google …

7 common tech myths busted

I know you've had the experience of sharing a "fact" you've known for years, only to have someone point out that it's actually wrong. In the fast-changing tech universe, it's very common. Here are seven myths that I hear people saying over and over, but are not exactly accurate.<p><b>1. You shouldn't</b> …

Clear Weather Arrives for Flood-Ravaged Texas, Oklahoma

Relief is on the way for rain-battered Texas and Oklahoma, forecasters said Sunday, with a week-long period of clear weather due that is expected to help recovery efforts.<p>Severe weather has claimed 31 lives since Memorial Day, and the respite was expected to help searchers in their efforts to find …

Drought-hit North Korea seen able to avoid food crisis

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has updated farming methods and switched crops that could help soften the blow of drought and avert a disastrous food shortage, an aid worker and an analyst said on Sunday, after a U.N. official warned of another “huge food deficit”.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un …

Oklahoma Flood Rescue Leads to Fatal Police Shooting

An Oklahoma state trooper fatally shot a man who was involved in a fight with two troopers who were trying to rescue him and another man from floodwaters, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Saturday.<p>The troopers responded to a report of a stranded vehicle in Okmulgee County, about 20 miles south of …

Arsenal Transfer News: Latest on Arturo Vidal and Ki Sung-Yeung Rumours

Arsenal are reportedly keen to bolster their midfield as they close in on deals for Juventus star Arturo Vidal and Swansea's Ki Sung-Yeung.<p>Per Bruce Archer of the <i>Express</i>, a £25 million move to bring Vidal to north London has been agreed, according to Argentinian journalist Hernan Feler.<p>Following …