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Alibaba surges 38 percent on massive demand in market debut

By Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class. It was an auspicious debut for the Chinese e-commerce company, which was founded by Jack Ma in his apartment in 1999 and now accounts for 80 percent of online sales in China. ...



When music stops for Oracle CEO dance, Catz may grab Ellison's chair : analysts

By Jeffrey Dastin and Sam Adams NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Larry Ellison sailed off on his yacht for good tomorrow, who would really run Oracle Corp ? Reuters asked a cast of Wall Streets analysts, and the verdict is dealmaker and finance guru Safra Catz. The question is on investors' minds after Ellison, 70, promoted both Catz and sales leader Mark Hurd to the CEO position on Thursday, while taking on the role of executive chairman and chief technology officer himself. The move appears to be the first stage of Ellison's gradual withdrawal. ...



Other automakers to challenge Tesla in over-the-air software upgrades

By Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc on Friday announced it is rolling out a software upgrade over-the-air to its current Model S owners, a unique ability that other automakers are expected to offer within a few years. Tesla, based in Silicon Valley, has completed more than a dozen over-the-air software upgrades since the Model S was first sold in mid-2012, said Egil Juliussen, director of research for automotive electronic technology for IHS Automotive. ...



Exclusive: France's Iliad sets mid-Oct deadline for T-Mobile US bid - sources

By Sophie Sassard and Arno Schuetze LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - French low-cost telecom operator Iliad has set a mid-October deadline to decide whether to improve its bid for T-Mobile US or walk away as it faces resistance from seller Deutsche Telekom, several people familiar with the situation said. Deutsche Telekom, which owns 66 percent of the fourth-largest U.S. carrier, has doubts that Iliad will be able to improve the U.S. business since the French startup has no track record in the country, a source close to the German company's management said. ...



With co-CEOs, Oracle sets challenging course

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - By promoting its two presidents to serve as co-chief executives instead of founder and CEO Larry Ellison, database-and-software behemoth Oracle is setting itself a course that has confounded other big companies. The move seemingly marries the product oversight of Mark Hurd, former chief executive of Hewlett Packard, with the legal and financial expertise of Safra Catz, a 15-year Oracle veteran. ...



Yahoo options volume hits record on Alibaba's market debut

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's record public offering of shares on Friday further spurred already elevated activity in Yahoo Inc's options, pushing volume on the U.S. Internet company to a one-day record high. Shares of Alibaba, in which Yahoo holds a big stake, surged 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, valuing the company at $231 billion by the close of trading. ...



'True' Apple fan weeps after being removed from iPhone 6 line

In Sydney, a student complains that many people in front of her were letting friends cut in line. She feared she wouldn't get a phone. But then she allegedly caused an obstruction.>



Tim Cook puts personal touch on iPhone 6 launch

San Francisco (AFP) - Apple chief Tim Cook personally kicked off sales of the iPhone 6, joining in "selfies" and shaking hands with customers Friday outside the company's store near his Silicon Valley home.



Star Apps: Amy Acker

The "Person of Interest" star chats about the show and the apps that most interest her.



SpaceX Is Bringing Mice, X-Rays and 3-D Printers into Space

SpaceX is having a very exciting week. First, Elon Musk's company was selected along with Boeing to create news spacecraft for the upgraded NASA Commercial Crew Program. Saturday is another thrilling day: SpaceX CRS-4 mission will launch. The spacecraft will be headed to the International Space Station with some very curious and precious cargo.



Dear Wizards: it's time to make a 'Magic the Gathering' video game for everyone

Magic: the Gathering is one of the best games ever made. It wasn't until a few years ago that my roommate Scott, a person I would have never guessed might be into Magic, revealed that he was a huge MTG nerd. Scott showed me the basics and I was completely hooked. The good news is that I can play Magic from my computer, the bad news is that it sucks.



Measuring Apple Pay's success: Give it years, not months

Apple Pay could realistically be a huge business, but adoption will depend on sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, consumer willingness to change and retailer IT infrastructure.>



Los Angeles iPad rollout for schools slowed by technical challenges: report
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An ambitious $1.3 billion program to provide an iPad or other device to every Los Angeles public school student has been slowed by technical challenges, with curriculum that was supposed to be built into the technology often incomplete, an independent report has found. The report marked a potential setback for a program that Superintendent John Deasy last year heralded as a civil rights initiative to help his district's largely disadvantaged students, but which has since emerged as a political controversy. ...
Crave Ep. 175: Flying-camera funding soars despite no working prototype

A small, lightweight copter is taking off on Indiegogo based on the idea and computer-generated renderings even though it hasn't actually been produced.>



Apple faithful line up for latest, larger iPhones

By Sam Adams and Rory Carroll NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adopters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones. Even the night before the phones' Friday debut, nearly 70 people were waiting in line in front of the Apple store in downtown San Francisco. ...




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Purdue shooter sentenced to 65 years

Indiana man admitted fatally stabbing, shooting fellow student inside crowded classroom.



Duncan slams Jindal's Common Core lawsuit: ?Do the right thing for children?

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has hit back at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for mounting a lawsuit over the Obama administration?s Common Core academic standards, implying that the Republican lawmaker?s opposition to the controversial policy has been driven by his desire to run for president.



Russia calls for new MH17 investigation

Russia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe assisted by the United Nations.



Texas governor orders National Guard to look for dead immigrants

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday ordered the Texas National Guard to search for the bodies of undocumented immigrants who have died by the hundreds in a remote part of the state as they attempted to walk to southern cities hundreds of miles (km) away. ...



White House anti-assault campaign uses stars, sports to reach campuses

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who have long talked about the need to curb sexual assault at universities, got some help on Friday from the people many young adults actually listen to: celebrities and athletes. In its latest effort to help college campuses confront the issue, the White House is relying on a combination of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, social media and star power to spread its message aimed at preventing and coping with such assaults. ...



Poisoned Texas doctor says lover gave him 'sweet tasting' coffee
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas doctor, who prosecutors said was poisoned by an obsessed colleague and lover, testified on Friday in her criminal trial that the woman served him a sweet cup of coffee one morning even though he preferred his black. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, an oncologist, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member, a charge that covers domestic violence in dating relationships, for allegedly spiking Dr. George Blumenschein's coffee in January 2013. "It was very, very sweet," Blumenschein testified. ...
Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake

Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.



Russian jets intercepted by U.S., Canada

8 fighter jets entered a U.S. "air defense identification zone" near Alaska: officials.



Petition filed seeking to block Peterson from son

Authorities in Minnesota have filed a petition seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.



Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

Participants in Ukrainian peace talks have reached agreement to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.



Utah doctor gets up to life for wife's murder

A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster.



'Canoe Pool,' other revelations from declassified CIA papers

What do we know after the CIA declassified more than 200 articles this week?



Car seized, apartment searched in hunt for Virginia student

Virginia police seized a car and searched an apartment today in their hunt for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in what police said was a major break in the case.



Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels

Military authorization to arm, train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group has been signed into law.



Army opens Ranger school to women

The Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs.




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Purdue shooter sentenced to 65 years

Indiana man admitted fatally stabbing, shooting fellow student inside crowded classroom.



Duncan slams Jindal's Common Core lawsuit: ?Do the right thing for children?

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has hit back at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for mounting a lawsuit over the Obama administration?s Common Core academic standards, implying that the Republican lawmaker?s opposition to the controversial policy has been driven by his desire to run for president.



Russia calls for new MH17 investigation

Russia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe assisted by the United Nations.



Texas governor orders National Guard to look for dead immigrants

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday ordered the Texas National Guard to search for the bodies of undocumented immigrants who have died by the hundreds in a remote part of the state as they attempted to walk to southern cities hundreds of miles (km) away. ...



White House anti-assault campaign uses stars, sports to reach campuses

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who have long talked about the need to curb sexual assault at universities, got some help on Friday from the people many young adults actually listen to: celebrities and athletes. In its latest effort to help college campuses confront the issue, the White House is relying on a combination of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, social media and star power to spread its message aimed at preventing and coping with such assaults. ...



Poisoned Texas doctor says lover gave him 'sweet tasting' coffee
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas doctor, who prosecutors said was poisoned by an obsessed colleague and lover, testified on Friday in her criminal trial that the woman served him a sweet cup of coffee one morning even though he preferred his black. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, an oncologist, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member, a charge that covers domestic violence in dating relationships, for allegedly spiking Dr. George Blumenschein's coffee in January 2013. "It was very, very sweet," Blumenschein testified. ...
Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake

Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.



Russian jets intercepted by U.S., Canada

8 fighter jets entered a U.S. "air defense identification zone" near Alaska: officials.



Petition filed seeking to block Peterson from son

Authorities in Minnesota have filed a petition seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.



Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

Participants in Ukrainian peace talks have reached agreement to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.



Utah doctor gets up to life for wife's murder

A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster.



'Canoe Pool,' other revelations from declassified CIA papers

What do we know after the CIA declassified more than 200 articles this week?



Car seized, apartment searched in hunt for Virginia student

Virginia police seized a car and searched an apartment today in their hunt for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in what police said was a major break in the case.



Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels

Military authorization to arm, train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group has been signed into law.



Army opens Ranger school to women

The Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs.




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Sharp's axe too blunt; lenders to push for deeper restructuring
TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Sharp Corp's leading bank creditors are likely to demand a more sweeping restructuring at the struggling Japanese TV and display maker as a condition for extending new loans, said people involved in the ongoing talks.
Australia's Fairfax Media mulls $1 bln writedown - report
MELBOURNE, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Australian newspaper publisher Fairfax Media is considering a writedown of more than A$1 billion ($1.06 billion) on the value of its top newspapers, a report in a rival newspaper said on Friday.
Yahoo may rethink use of cash from Alibaba deal
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc may re-evaluate plans for the cash it gets from a multibillion-dollar sale of half of its 40 percent stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group.
UPDATE 2-Google pays $22.5 mln to settle Apple Safari charges
* Penalty is largest FTC has ever imposed for violating an order
UPDATE 2-U.S. judge backs RIM in patent dispute with Mformation
* RIM shares rise more than 4 percent following ruling (Adds comment from Mformation, updates share price move)
UPDATE 3-Nvidia rides Tegra wave, beats on revenue outlook
(Adds comment from CEO, details on supply and margins; updates stock price)
UPDATE 2-Virus found in Mideast can spy on bank transactions
* Gauss found in Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian territories
UPDATE 2-Nokia sells 500 patents, Qt software to counter losses
* Sells 500 patents to U.S. firm Vringo, Qt to Finnish Digia
UPDATE 1-Goldman Sachs adds Cisco to conviction buy list
* Goldman cites fast growth for addition to conviction buy list
Infosys faces new lawsuit over visa whistleblower
MUMBAI, Aug 9 (Reuters) - A former U.S. employee has filed a lawsuit against Infosys Ltd, India's No.2 software services provider, saying he was harassed for pointing out possible misuse of U.S. business visas, according to a copy of the lawsuit seen by Reuters.

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Crowd gasps as guy drops new iPhone on live TV - Chron.com

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Crowd gasps as guy drops new iPhone on live TV
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Customers line up just before the doors open to release Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at the Apple Store in Highland Village 4012 Westheimer Road Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at the Apple Store in ...
Screen size matters to Apple fans in line for the iPhone 6PCWorld
Apple iPhone 6 reviewDigital Trends
iPhone 6: Customers around the world queue for daysBBC News
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Global protest will have Watsonville venue - Register Pajaronian

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Global protest will have Watsonville venue
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WATSONVILLE ? An estimated 100,000 people are planning to descend on New York City Sunday to bring attention to climate issues, making the city the leader of an international day of action to draw attention to global warming. Watsonville, meanwhile ...
Why This Mom Cares About the Climate CrisisHuffington Post
Hey, Texas: Time for a real climate-change debateDallas Morning News
User's Guide to the People's Climate March This WeekendBloomberg
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Only 5 billion years until The Milky Way gets gobbled up - Washington Post

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Only 5 billion years until The Milky Way gets gobbled up
Washington Post
Scientists already knew that big galaxies like to chow down on smaller ones -- which is just a cute way of saying that when they collide, the larger galaxy gains the mass of the smaller one. According to a new study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal ...
Milky Way Galaxy Has 5 Billion Years Until the Andromeda Galaxy Will Eat it AliveUniversity Herald
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Gold IPhones at $3600 as China Delay Fuels Black Market - Businessweek

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Gold IPhones at $3600 as China Delay Fuels Black Market
Businessweek
An Apple iPhone 6 Plus gold at a Verizon store on Sept. 18, 2014 in Orem, Utah. Photographer: George Frey/Getty Images. Liu Min stands a few feet from an Apple Inc. (AAPL:US) store in Beijing hawking something that can't be bought inside: the new iPhone ...
Report: Apple Needs Another License to Sell iPhone 6 in ChinaPC Magazine

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Apple's iOS 8 software has lots of new functionality - Arizona Daily Star

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Apple's iOS 8 software has lots of new functionality
Arizona Daily Star
Apple's iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting ? but not necessarily right away. Those with an older device, such as an iPhone 4s or an iPad 2, might want to wait to see whether others have difficulties using iOS 8 with slower ...
iOS 8 Released Available to Download From Across The World: Link to DownloadHallels
iOS 8 problems: Grimm tale with Slow, Buggy, Laggy, Crashy, Drainy, Bloaty and ...Computerworld
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New Cadillac Flagship to Launch in Early 2015, Will Enter Production in Q4 20...

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New Cadillac Flagship to Launch in Early 2015, Will Enter Production in Q4 2015
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New Cadillac Flagship to Launch in Early 2015, Will Enter Production in Q4 2015 General Motors announced earlier today that it will be manufacturing a new Cadillac vehicle to be positioned as the luxury carmaker's upcoming flagship, right above the XTS ...
GM to introduce new, high-end Cadillac next yearSTLtoday.com

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"Super size that" with your iPhone at a McDonalds drive thru - UPI.com

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"Super size that" with your iPhone at a McDonalds drive thru
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With the release of the iPhone 6 and all its goodies, one of the main thing Apple is promoting like there's no tomorrow is their Apple Pay feature. Not surprisingly, Apple announced McDonalds as one of their biggest partners to support the mobile payment ...
iPhone 6 Apple Pay NFC Locked Down For One YearTechaeris
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TEMECULA: Tesla Motors offering test drives at Promenade - Press-Enterprise

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TEMECULA: Tesla Motors offering test drives at Promenade
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The maker of electric cars will have dozens of test-drive events around the country. Tweet. More from this story. A charging cord connects to a 2008 Tesla Roadster on display at the Inland Empire Auto · SLIDE SHOW: TEMECULA: Tesla Motors offering test ...
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Watch out: eBay vulnerability leads to phishing log-in page - Engadget

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Watch out: eBay vulnerability leads to phishing log-in page
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Thinking about picking up a used iPhone on eBay? Shop carefully, friends: it's apparently phishing season. The BBC is reporting some auction listings are redirecting to counterfeit eBay login pages -- fronts for phishing scams designed to steal customer ...
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Earth's population to exceed scientist expectations and hit 12bn - Irish Exam...

Earth's population to exceed scientist expectations and hit 12bn
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Humanity is continuing to grow and the Earth's population could hit 12bn by 2100, according to a new prediction by experts. The rising population could worsen problems such as climate change, food shortages, infectious disease, and poverty, scientists warn.

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U.N. Monitoring Twitter for Mood on Climate Change
With a big summit on climate change coming up, the U.N. wants to keep up with the latest news ? and, it turns out, how people online feel about it.







Moon-Hoax Claim Shot Down With Video-Game Tech
Graphics hardware company Nvidia decided to prove the moon landing really happened ? by simulating it in a video game.







Navy Triton Spy Drone Completes Cross-Country Flight
The Navy's huge Triton unmanned aerial vehicle has just finished a nearly 3,800-mile trip across the country.







U2 Working With Apple on New, Secure Music Format
U2 is planning a new "audiovisual interactive format" that will resist pirating ? but is that even possible?







iFans Line Up Around the World for New Phones
Eager iPhone fans surrounded Apple Stores and other retailers around the world Friday as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit shelves.







Opportunists Cash in on Delayed iPhone Launch in China
Regulatory hurdles mean the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus won't be available soon in China, the world's biggest smartphone market.







Watch Man Drop New iPhone Minutes After Purchase
The first person to buy the new iPhone six in Perth, Australia, dropped it as he was being interviewed by a TV reporter.







Marriott Wants You to Vacation on a Virtual Beach
Marriott Hotels is betting the future of travel will be, at least in part, virtual.







How High-Tech Chats Are Saving Domestic Abuse Victims
For some survivors of domestic violence, the veil of privacy that talking online affords is the only way they will consider seeking help.







iPhone 6: Apple Fans Line Up Around the World
Hordes of iFanatics mobbed Apple Stores and other retailers around the world Friday as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit shelves.







World's Biggest IPO: Alibaba to Raise $21.8 Billion
The Chinese e-commerce company is expected to begin trading at the New York Stock Exchange Friday morning.







Alibaba Prices Biggest IPO Ever at $68 a Share
The Chinese e-commerce company is expected to begin trading at the New York Stock Exchange Friday morning.







iOS 8 Lets You Buy Things With a Fingerprint
Apple's Touch ID used to be just for unlocking your phone, but apps like Amazon can now use it to let you log in securely and make purchases.







56 Million Cards at Risk, Home Depot Says After Breach
Payment information for 56 million cards may have been put at risk in a Home Depot security breach.







56 Million Cards Affected in Home Depot Breach, Company Says
Payment information for 56 million cards may have been put at risk in a Home Depot security breach.








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