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The next wave of social-media IPOs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (MarketWatch) — Tech IPOs come in waves.<p>First, the high-quality companies go public — the no-stories, cash-generating, …

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<i>To get deals in your inbox each morning, sign up for our Term Sheet newsletter</i><p>Venture Capital Deals<p><b>ClearSlide</b>, a San Francisco-based sales engagement platform, has raised $50 million in Series C funding. <b>The Social+Capital Partnership</b> led the round, and was joined by return backers Greylock …

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FORTUNE — Online food ordering company GrubHub this morning filed for an initial public offering, with plans to list its shares on the NYSE under ticker symbol GRUB. The official target is $100 million, but that is most likely a placeholder number.<p>Some quick takeaways from my first read of the …

Muslims feel targeted over Woolwich killing

<b>London, United Kingdom -</b> Members of Muslim communities in southeast London, where two men convicted of killing a British soldier attended mosques and prayer groups, say they have been unfairly targeted by the media and faced Islamophobic intimidation since the May attack.<p>Speaking to Al Jazeera, …

This man was just evicted from Beijing’s underground heating system—and there are many more like him

In a luxury residential neighborhood in northeastern Beijing, a 52-year-old man named Wang Xiuqing has been living in the underground pipelines (link in Chinese) of the city’s heating system for 10 years.<p>On Dec. 6, after seeing news reports (Chinese) of Wang and others’ underground abodes, …

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U.S. Agents Already Sifting Rubble of Kenya Mall Attack

U.S. federal agents have joined a team of international investigators to sift through the still smoking rubble of the Kenyan shopping mall that was …

Elephant Poachers Poison Hundreds of Vultures to Evade Authorities

The ongoing slaughter of Africa’s elephants is at record levels. The situation has gotten out of hand in many countries, especially those lacking the resources to fight the increase in demand for ivory from the Far East.<p>Poachers lace the discarded elephant carcass with cheap poisons to kill …

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Challenging Obama, Putin Appeals Directly To Americans On Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin made an unusual and direct appeal to the American people Wednesday night to reject President Obama's calls for possible use of force against Syria, using an op-ed in <i>The New York Times</i> to counter many of the arguments Obama made 24 hours earlier in a speech to the …

UCLA, USC tie in U.S. News rankings; Princeton is No. 1

Crosstown rivals<p>UCLAand USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students’ graduation rates.<p>UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best national universities, along with Carnegie Mellon and …

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For Microsoft and Nokia, fewer secrets

What can Microsoft do with Nokia in-house that it couldn't before? Share top-secret plans, says Joe Belfiore, the Microsoft corporate vice president in charge of Windows Phone.<p>While building new phone hardware and software together, Microsoft and Nokia could once be compared to two ships passing in …

Windows Phone

PrioVR: A full-body mo-cap suit for gaming

A project currently seeking funding on Kickstarter uses real-time motion capture to put your body's movements inside a video game.<p>YEI Technology's "suit" for real-time in-game motion capture to control your onscreen character blew us away when we saw it last year (video embedded below), and now …

Virtual Reality

Scientific American declares it’s against GMO labeling

The magazine’s editors came out as pro-genetically modified foods<p>Adding to the growing contention that to be anti-GMO is to be anti-science, Scientific American is throwing its support behind the technology. In their most recent print issue, the editors of the long-running popular science magazine …

Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

Here's a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite.<p>Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The kicker: These products can now be sold …

What Every U.S. Family Really Needs for a Minimum Living Standard

New Giant Volcano Below Sea Is Largest in the World

Tamu Massif in the northwest Pacific challenges traditional views of ocean science.<p><b>A volcano the size of New Mexico or the British Isles has been identified under the Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) east of Japan, making it the biggest volcano on Earth and one of the biggest in</b> …

Walmart Protesters Tell One Story, and Employees Tell Another

Winston Ross gets an earful from both sides of the fight over employee treatment at the big-box giant.<p>Larry and Edythe Slowey met at the Walmart in …

You can now replace your PC with a smartphone. But will you?

Sales of PCs continue to decline, and that’s forcing PC makers to get creative. The latest example is an attempt by Acer, currently the number four maker of PCs in the world by market share, to replace the PC forever—with the smartphone.<p>Meet the Acer Extend prototype, which was unveiled this week …

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Syria crisis: Obama wins backing for military strike

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1007000/1007624_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524678642_f41e07f73644d3d5f4fd5fbac3352825<p><b>President Barack Obama has won backing from key US political figures on his plans for a military strike on Syria.</b><p>Mr Obama said a "limited" strike was …

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China corruption: Ban on officials' mooncakes purchases

<b>China is banning officials from using public funds to buy mooncakes, the pastries offered as gifts during the Mid-Autumn (or Moon) Festival.</b><p>The ban is part of President Xi Jinping's drive to beat corruption and restore faith in the ruling Communist Party.<p>Every violation would be punished, the …

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Six ways the president will try to convince Congress

<b>President Barack Obama has just days to win support from Congress to launch some kind of military strike against Syria. So how is he trying to convince them?</b><p>In some eyes, it's not just the future of Syria and the region that rests on two votes being held next week.<p>The political future of the …

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Microsoft-Nokia deal: A great idea that came too late, and killed Windows.

Windows is dead. Let’s all salute it—pour out a glass for it, burn a CD for it, reboot your PC one last time. Windows had a good run. For a time, it …

Syria tensions rise as Israel test-fires missile defence system

Israel fired a missile on Tuesday to test a new defence system, triggering alerts across a region that is braced for impending international military strikes against Syria.<p>The Israeli defence ministry confirmed it had launched a Sparrow target missile at 9.15am local time. It said the test of the …

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Senate Syria resolution would limit Obama to 90 days

WASHINGTON--Members of the Senate Foreign Relations committee hammered out a deal on Tuesday evening that would set a 60-day deadline for military action in Syria, with one 30-day extension possible, according to a draft of the resolution.<p>The proposal, drafted by Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and …

In Honor Of Fashion Week, 10 Hotels For The Style Set

Fashion Week kicks off in New York on September 5 and to honor the occasion, TripAdvisor has put together a list of ten hotels that pay homage to the stylish set.<p>From the Missoni hotels to the St. Regis New York, here are the hotels around the world that are ready for their catwalk</i> …

10 European Destinations For 2013 (PHOTOS)

If you're the kind of traveler that is constantly looking for the next big thing, that searches for undiscovered territory and wants to explore Europe, Lonely Planet has you covered.<p>Their editors, worldly authors, and local experts have united to create a master list of 10 European destinations to …