Technology and Money

More Money Coming for Technology in Rural States?
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New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte has proposed legislation to help rural states get a larger percentage of the Universal Service Fund.

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Banking will be transformed – by technology, not politics | Observer …
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When did you hear of Bitcoin? The first transaction involving the digital currency was just four years ago – believed to be a Briton paying a programmer in Florida for a pizza. But Americans are embracing this form of …

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NASA’s Opportunity rover celebrates 10 years on Mars with a FILTHY selfie
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Shatner gatecrashes press conference to ask about MYSTERY DONUT ROCK Pic  While its flashy younger brother Curiosity is getting all the headlines these days, the Opportunity rover will shortly be celebrating its tenth anniversary on the Red Planet (not bad for a machine expected to last for 90 days) and NASA has revealed a selfie […]

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Microsoft’s Latest Windows Phone Update Sees Paced Uptake
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This weekend AdDuplex, an advertising platform for Windows applications, announced that according to its tracked data, Windows Phone Update 3 is now installed on 15 percent of Windows Phone 8 handsets. Microsoft tore the wrapping off of Update 3 — also known as GDR3 — in October, detailing to the media what it would include, […]

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Frogs and Bats Use Water Ripples to Eavesdrop on Frog Calls
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Frogs beware! Rival males are using water ripples to eavesdrop on your mating calls. Even scarier, frog-eating bats are also listening in to catch and devour you.     

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Facebook debunks Princeton’s STUDY OF DOOM in epic comeback
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‘You’re toast, too, in 2021 by the same bad science’ Facebook’s data scientists have schooled two Princeton students who published a paper predicting that the social network would lose 80 per cent of its users by 2017 and go extinct shortly afterwards.…

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Icahn slurps another $500m in Apple shares, demands buyback AGAIN
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Activist investor still trying to get fruity firm to give more back to its shareholders Activist investor Carl Icahn has yet again called on Apple to start scooping a few handfuls off its mountain of cash and handing it back to shareholders. His latest call came after he upped his stake in the fruity firm […]

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Netflix Is Going to Rule TV After All
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From the depths of a fading DVD-by-mail business, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and company have transcended the movie rental market they helped to kill to take on television itself.     

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In Twitter Onslaught, Carl Icahn Nags Apple to Spend More Money
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Wall Street titan Carl Icahn is once again using Twitter to pressure Apple into reshaping its finances, a social media campaign that foretells a new direction for the market’s biggest players.     

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