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

Hard to believe but it’s true. Facebook shares priced exactly one year ago today at $38 a share, giving the social media behemoth a market value of round $104 billion. (“Pricing” is when the company gets the money and the investment bank gets the shares, which it then turns around and sells to …

Markets

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Brazil

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 …

College & University

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 …

Stock Markets

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 …

Airplanes

'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 …

Pets

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

The tech research firm says "the tide is definitely turning toward Android-based tablets," with Samsung and others continuing to erode Apple's early success in the market.<p>The tablet market should post strong growth this year, ABI Research said, as the traditional computing market slumps.<p>The tech …

Mobile

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

Another analyst report adds to the rumors that Apple will release a lower-priced, plastic smartphone in July. It also projects a $350 to $400 price point for the handset.<p>Suppliers and vendors in China are buzzing about Apple releasing a lower-priced, plastic smartphone in July, and according to …

Mobile Technology

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 | Ars Technica

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 …