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Charts show how Facebook destroyed $40 billion in value during its first year as a public company

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What We Don't Know About the Deadly New SARS-like Virus

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Saudi Arabia announced late Wednesday that five more people have died and two others are undergoing …

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iPad Mini Demand Falls As Fans Await New Model [Rumor]

The iPad mini is still less than six months old, and already demand has dropped as fans await the second-generation model. That’s if you take any notice of DigiTimes, which is reporting that iPad mini shipments will decline by as much as 30% during the second quarter of 2013 due to dying demand.<p>As …

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These Are the First Videos Being Shot With Google Glass

It's been a long wait, but the very first videos shot with Google Glass out in the wild are finally starting to pop up on the Internet. Some of them …

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Kickstarter is not a store, except when it is

Ouya, Pebble, and the curse of the pre-order<p>Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky.<p>Ouya, the highly-anticipated video game system funded on Kickstarter, has been shipped to the backers who made its existence possible. It's a huge milestone for Kickstarter to see its second highest-grossing project ever reach …

Gold prices dive 5% to $1,487 an ounce

The price of gold plunged 5% Friday to its lowest level in three years as economists grew increasingly worried about the economy's forward momentum heading into spring.<p>The price of gold futures for June delivery finished the week at $1,487, down $78 an ounce. It's the lowest close of the precious …

North Korea Says Tokyo Is Target No. 1

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>"North Korea warned Japan Friday that Tokyo would be the first target in the event of a war on the …

Brazil buys 34 German tanks in security drive ahead of World Cup, Olympics, and Pope Francis visit

Brazil is buying 34 German anti-aircraft tanks as it beefs up security ahead of hosting the World Cup, the 2016 Olympic Games, and a papal visit.<p>The first consignment of Flakpanzer Gepard tanks is due to arrive in the South American country by June. The armour, which has been phased out by the …

Russia Is Investing $50 Billion In Its (Very Ambitious) Space Program

President Vladimir Putin has announced a space initiative to put a person on Mars, build a moon base, and shoot down any foreign threats.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans for a new space initiative today. That includes shelling out more than $50 billion over the next seven years to …

As New Flu Cases Rise In China, U.S. Steps Up Its Response

The toll from a new flu strain is mounting in China.<p>Forty-three people have been sickened and 11 have died from the virus, the World Health Organization said Friday.<p>The pace of infections has quickened over the past few days, with three to five cases reported daily.<p>But there are still no signs that …

The class of 2013 is seeing the highest salaries since the Great Recession (even sociology majors)

It’s about time.<p>American graduates are seeing better salaries and first-job prospects than any year since the recession wiped away millions of jobs, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.<p>Health-science majors, from public health to physical therapists<b>,</b> are …

Gold, the worst investment of 2013, is now even worse

Gold was already the worst investment of the year. But it’s even worse after today’s terrific tumble sent the price below $1,500 dollars a troy ounce today for the first time since 2011. What’s set off the recent spate of selling? Was it Goldman’s suggestion to sell? Have the doomsday gold hoarders …

Despite penalty, 14-year-old makes cut at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Guan Tianlang, the 14-year old phenom from China who had become the biggest story at the Masters after his 73 on Thursday, was a few minutes away from completing another solid round.<p>He had hit a good shot up the hill onto the 17th green, about 15 feet left of the hole for a birdie …

Train passenger caught with Vladimir Putin fake ID

A passenger travelling on a train through Germany has been caught by ticket inspectors using a driver's licence bearing the name and image of Vladimir Putin.<p><b>German</b>-born Lucas Baier, whose appearance has been likened to the Russian President, presented the ID card during a train journey from …

Dutch and Russian universities set up stem cell research centre

After a historic three-way deal signed in Amsterdam this week, a ground-breaking Center for Stem Cell Research will be set up in Moscow in 2014 with collaboration between major Dutch and Russian universities.<p>The University Medical Centre Groningen in the Netherlands, the Russian Vavilov Institute …

Narrow escape for more than 100 airline passengers as plane crashes into sea in Bali

More than 100 airline passengers escaped with their lives on Saturday when a plane crashed into the sea as it tried to land on the Far Eastern holiday island of Bali.<p>The jet missed the runway altogether as it came in to land in good weather conditions at around 3.45pm local time (0745 GMT), a …

'Facebook for pets' launches

If you have ever wondered what the adorable Labrador across the road is up to, My Social Petwork is for you.<p>The website, a social network for pets and their owners, launched this week.<p>Owners register by creating an account for themselves and one for their animals. After that they are free to post …

Tablet sales will climb to $64B this year, ABI says

The tablet market should post strong growth this year, ABI Research said, as the traditional computing market slumps.<p>The tech research firm expects tablet sales to climb 28 percent this year to $64 billion. In terms of shipments, ABI projected a jump of 38 percent to 150 million in 2013.<p>"The …

Apple confirms another iMessage, FaceTime outage (Update: Fixed)

<i>Update: 12:30PM ET – Apple’s status website also saying the issues are resolved</i><p>For the second time this week, Apple has confirmed that iMessage and FaceTime are experiencing hiccups, albeit nearly three hours after users first started reporting issues.<p>Any regular user of the service can speak for …

Lower-priced iPhone could cost as much as $400, analyst says

Suppliers and vendors in China are buzzing about Apple releasing a lower-priced, plastic smartphone in July, and according to another analyst report that supports the rumors, the device could sell for $350 to $400.<p>Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White wrote that he attended a technology trade …

Where In The World Are The 1.2M Raspberry Pi Microcomputers? Mostly In The West — But Pi Founders Want More Spread This Year

One to 1.2 million Raspberry Pi microcomputers have shipped since the device’s launch just over a year ago but where in the world are they located? While it’s impossible to say exactly where* each Pi has ended up, the vast majority of the devices sold to-date have shipped to developed nations — …

Ebooks made up 22.55 percent of all US publishing revenue in 2012

The US publishing industry appears to be turning over a new leaf: ebook sales made up 22.5 percent of the industry's net revenue last year, according to a new survey from the Association of American Publishers. That's up from just 0.05 percent 10 years prior, when the AAP first began keeping track …

Huge attack on WordPress sites could spawn never-before-seen super botnet

Ongoing attack from >90,000 computers is creating a strain on Web hosts, too.<p>Security analysts have detected an ongoing attack that uses a huge …

Happier app review

Happier<p>Price: Free<p>Happier by Happier, Inc. is dedicated to helping you enjoy and remember those moments that make you feel happy.<p>Use this app to …