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U.S. attorney general under fire over Russian ambassador contacts
- March 05, 2017

Ever. That's because ambassadors call members of Foreign Relations Committee. The dinner comes after reports that Trump was angry Sessions recused himself from any investigations into Russia's interference in the US presidential election. (more...)
Duke 68, Syracuse 46: Orange offense sputters in ACC Tournament loss Duke 68, Syracuse 46: Orange offense sputters in ACC Tournament loss
- March 05, 2017

Duke (23-7, 11-6), which was the ACC and national preseason favorite, has won eight of its last 10 games. North Carolina trailed 41-37 at halftime, but erupted with a 22-point third quarter that started with back-to-back treys from Koenen and Cherry to retake the lead and go up 10 by the start of the final period. (more...)
Letter from child prompts Musk to run Tesla fan-made ad competition Letter from child prompts Musk to run Tesla fan-made ad competition
- March 04, 2017

That's a fair point - when you have a fan community as enthusiastic as Tesla's , why not leverage that for advertising? According to MercuryNews , Musk has hinted that Tesla Inc . Some are even producing ads in computer-generated images. The luxury electric vehicle manufacturer's recently submitted K-10 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says that the Model 3's design has yet to be finalized. (more...)
Apple's iPhone 8 might have a major change Apple's iPhone 8 might have a major change
- March 04, 2017

Instead of having USB-C on the new handsets, Apple will instead add fast charging capabilities with internal component changes. This would mean that owners of Apple's new MacBook Pro (which is equipped with four USB-C ports and nothing else) would be able to charge their new iPhone directly. (more...)
Amazon eyes new Alexa-powered devices that can make phone calls
- March 04, 2017

The new products, which could also serve as intercoms, are rumored to be released sometime later in 2017. Amazon is reportedly testing Alexa hardware with voice call support, and an announcement is expected sometime in the coming months. (more...)
After court ruling, wolves could soon be shot on sight in Wyoming After court ruling, wolves could soon be shot on sight in Wyoming
- March 04, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided in favor of Wyoming's wolf management plan, which treats the animals as vermin. U.S. State officials will notify the public once the 2012 de-listing rule has been officially reinstated. Conservationists decried the ruling, which they said they were still reviewing. (more...)
Snapchat stock jumps 20% in second day of trading Snapchat stock jumps 20% in second day of trading
- March 04, 2017

Nicole Bullock, the U.S. equities correspondent for the Financial Times , people were excited about the float because there had been a drought of big tech companies listing for the last few years. Snap's closing price on Thursday valued the Los Angeles company at $US34 billion ($44.9 billion). In what is perhaps the best form of flattery, Facebook (FB) and Facebook-owned businesses like Instagram and WhatsApp have tried repeatedly to emulate several of Snapchat's best features. (more...)
California school makes millions on Snapchat IPO California school makes millions on Snapchat IPO
- March 04, 2017

Some Silicon Valley observers say the IPO should encourage other growing tech companies to go public, even if they're not yet showing a profit. Shares in the company that owns Snapchat have soared after it was listed on the United States stock market this morning. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Render Leaks; Iris Scanner And Bixby Spotted Samsung Galaxy S8 Render Leaks; Iris Scanner And Bixby Spotted
- March 04, 2017

Though it's not clear how many of those will be the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and how many will be for the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+. The G6's narrower (19:8 or 2:1) aspect ratio means that, while it has a larger diagonal measurement, its screen area is only slightly bigger than the Edge's. (more...)
US Strike in Yemen Kills Regional Al Qaeda Leader US Strike in Yemen Kills Regional Al Qaeda Leader
- March 04, 2017

All of the airstrikes were coordinated with the exiled government of Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and were concentrated in the central mountainous area where the governorates of Abyan, Al Bayda and Shabwah converge, Davis said. Now Gen. Votel can approve strike packages in Yemen himself, rather than running targets by Washington . "Now, all of a sudden, we had to make this grand display?" But the defense officials quickly cancelled their news conference once they realized the ... (more...)
Hands-on with the new Nintendo Switch and 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Hands-on with the new Nintendo Switch and 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild'
- March 04, 2017

This is the big one. Also check out Andru's extended Zelda review below. It seems that Nintendo have pulled off a masterstroke, by timing today's release of the Nintendo Switch with a simultaneous release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. (more...)
Is Snapchat's Value of $30 Billion Irony or Paradox? Is Snapchat's Value of $30 Billion Irony or Paradox?
- March 04, 2017

Shares in the company that owns Snapchat have soared after it was listed on the U.S. stock market this morning. Snap, Inc. Is now valued at $33 billion dollars, which puts it on par with Target and the Marriott Hotel chain. Snap - owner of popular messaging app Snapchat - is going public on Thursday. Snap's first-day pop was bigger than those for Facebook (FB), Alibaba (BABA) and Alphabet's (GOOGL). (more...)
New DNA research gives clues why woolly mammoth became extinct New DNA research gives clues why woolly mammoth became extinct
- March 04, 2017

This led them to survive on an isolated island until a few thousand years ago. The scientists found that the DNA of the Wrangel Island mammoth, which represents the last members of the species, had multiple harmful mutations that would have interfered with normal functions and compounded the difficulties of survival. (more...)
ICE Agents Arrest Woman After Speaking at Immigrant Rights News Conference
- March 04, 2017

Vargas, originally from Argentina, waited. She paid taxes. Her supervisor, Xavier McLin, said Vargas had two additional jobs as well as her job at Freshii. " A path for citizenship is necessary for DACA recipients but also for the other 11 million undocumented people with dreams ", Vargas said. Peterson said authorities informed Vargas she would be processed as a "visa waiver overstay" - the status she had prior to becoming a "dreamer". (more...)
Mountain View Private School May Get Windfall With Snapchat Investment Mountain View Private School May Get Windfall With Snapchat Investment
- March 04, 2017

The school invested in the round as part of its SF Growth Fund, an investment fund created for the school by parents and the school's former president. Shares in the company that owns Snapchat have soared after it was listed on the USA stock market this morning. Gartner analyst Brian Blau sees Snap continuing that focus. (more...)
Analysts Already Cool on Snapchat After Hot IPO Analysts Already Cool on Snapchat After Hot IPO
- March 04, 2017

Those funds will give Snap greater ability to compete for talent and acquisitions against larger Internet companies like Facebook. The fact that Snap nonetheless went for an above-range price suggests that it is confident in demand among investors. (more...)
American Outdoor Brands Corp (AOBC) Given American Outdoor Brands Corp (AOBC) Given "Neutral" Rating at the Wedbush
- March 04, 2017

American Outdoor Brands shares have dropped 8 percent since the beginning of the year. The firm's revenue was up 63.1% compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $20.07 and a 200-day moving average price of $23.89. Insiders purchased 55,000 shares of company stock worth $1,137,200 in the last 90 days. (more...)
Here's the Story Behind the Putin Donut Photo Trump Shared Today
- March 04, 2017

Trump quipped that there should be an "immediate investigation" into Schumer's ties to Russian Federation. Trump's call comes as Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands accused by Democrats of lying under oath for failing to acknowledge meetings with a Russian ambassador when he was asked at a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. (more...)
Snap Inc. said to price shares in IPO at $17 each Snap Inc. said to price shares in IPO at $17 each
- March 04, 2017

Snap went public in the largest tech IPO in the US since Alibaba. The company had priced its initial public offering of 200 million shares at $17 each on Wednesday. Reuters reports the owner of the Snapchat messaging app will serve up a number at the end of the trading day, with expectations of anywhere between $14 and $16 a share and a possible valuation of more than $20 billion. (more...)
NASA Spacecraft Fires Thrusters to Avoid Collision with Martian Moon
- March 04, 2017

Two instruments, science operations, education and public sources were provided by the university for the mission.MAVEN project is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and it also provided science instruments for the mission. (more...)

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