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The Galveston County Daily News : Technology

October 25, 2014

Technology

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How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.

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Google exec sets records with leap from near-space
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 12:05 am

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

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Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 8:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud — even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits.

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NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages.

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Hacker gets prison for cyberattack stealing $9.4M
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 4:01 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — An Estonian man who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a 2008 cyberattack on a credit card processing company that enabled hackers to steal $9.4 million has been sentenced to 11 years in prison by a federal judge in Atlanta.

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Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 3:00 pm

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."

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Rwandan government bans BBC local language service
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The Rwandan government on Friday suspended all BBC radio broadcasts in Rwanda's most common language, Kinyarwanda, to protest the news organization's recent documentary about Rwanda's genocide.

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Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 10:00 am

CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.

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Ericsson profit down 10 pct despite higher sales
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:02 am

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says its third-quarter earnings slumped 10 percent despite higher sales due to increased operating costs and negative effects from currency hedging.

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