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Astronaut runs marathon in space -- but slower than on earth

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  • Apr 25, 2016
British astronaut Tim Peake became the first man to complete a marathon in space on Sunday, running the classic 26.2 mile distance while strapped to a treadmill aboard the International Space Station.As part of the London Marathon, Britain's biggest ma...
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Amazon launches Fire tablet in three new colors with higher storage

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  • Apr 21, 2016
Amazon.com Inc has launched its Fire tablet in three new colors with higher internal storage.The online retailer said it would start selling Fire in magenta, blue and tangerine from Thursday in addition to the original black color.The device will now b...
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Streaming revenues ride to the rescue of global music earnings

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  • Apr 12, 2016
LONDON A massive rise in earnings from streaming services helped reverse almost 20 years of declining global music revenues last year as money from digital formats overtook physical sales for the first time, trade association IFPI said on Tuesday. Stre...
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Musk's SpaceX rocket launch canceled at final countdown

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  • Feb 29, 2016
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. At the last second, Elon Musk's SpaceX scrubbed plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, again delaying an attempt to put an satellite into orbit and then land the vehicle's first stage intact on a sea platform, a step that may...
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Chile taxi drivers protest against Uber as regulations remain murky

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  • Apr 08, 2016
SANTIAGO Taxi drivers in Chile protested on Thursday against ride-hailing app Uber [UBER.UL], as authorities indicated they were considering more regulatory oversight to deal with car-sharing services.Blocking an avenue in downtown Santiago, the taxi d...
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Senate committee questions Facebook over news selection

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  • May 11, 2016
A U.S. Senate committee launched an inquiry on Tuesday into how social media website Facebook selects its news stories after a report that company employees blocked news about conservative issues from its "trending" list.The Senate Committee on Commerc...
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Spring AMQP 1.6 RELEASE Available

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  • Jun 06, 2016
We are pleased to announce that the Spring AMQP 1.6 GA (1.6.0.RELEASE) is now available in the spring release repo, as well as in the Maven Central.First of all, thanks to everyone who contributed to the project anyway: JIRAs, GitHub issues, Pull Requests...
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Old red dye shows promise as new cancer foe

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  • Feb 28, 2016
NEW YORK Modern cancer drugs supercharge immune systems, target specific gene mutations and pack modified viruses into vaccines. Amid the increasing sophistication, one investigational treatment stands out for its simplicity.Rose Bengal, a cheap indust...
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Chat app Line CEO says IPO still an option

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  • Mar 24, 2016
URAYASU, Japan The head of messaging app service operator Line Corp said on Thursday that it could still seek an initial public offering (IPO), although it put plans for a listing on hold in August."A listing is still an option," Chief Executive Office...
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China's Tencent says no spin-off plan for WeChat messaging app

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  • Mar 17, 2016
HONG KONG China's Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) has no plans to spin-off its popular mobile messaging app WeChat, Chief Executive Pony Ma told reporters in Hong Kong on Thursday.WeChat had 697 million monthly active users at the end of December, Tence...
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