Bezos praises third Blue Origin launch-and-land rocket test as 'perfect'

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  • Apr 04, 2016
SEATTLE Jeff Bezos' space transportation company Blue Origin successfully launched and landed for the third time a suborbital rocket capable of carrying six passengers, taking another step on its path in developing reusable boosters, the company said o...
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Exclusive: Bangladesh Bank hackers compromised SWIFT software, warning to be issued

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  • Apr 25, 2016
The attackers who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank probably hacked into software from the SWIFT financial platform that is at the heart of the global financial system, said security researchers at British defense contractor BAE System...
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Uber's Kalanick: India's payment system prompted a change in operations

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  • Jan 17, 2016
NEW DELHI India's payment system has been a big factor that made Uber Technologies change the way it handled transactions in the country, company founder Travis Kalanick said at a conference of start up businesses on Saturday.The ride hailing company h...
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Twitter disappoints investors as user growth hits wall

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  • Feb 11, 2016
Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) reported its first quarter with no growth in users since it went public, stoking fresh concerns on how long it will take for the company to reverse the trend.The stalled growth in the average number of active monthly users came des...
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Thanksgiving shopping crowds 'good not great'; online sales strong

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  • Nov 27, 2015
PITTSBURGH/CHICAGO Retailers across the United States offered early Black Friday discounts to lure bargain-hunters on Thanksgiving eve, but initial checks showed crowds in brick-and-mortar stores were subdued even as online sales jumped. "It's still ea...
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Hubble telescope shows image of new 'lightsaber' star system

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  • Dec 20, 2015
GREENBELT, Md. - NASA'S Hubble telescope captured an image of a baby star buried in interstellar gas and dust with massive jets emitting from it that seem to resemble a double-bladed lightsaber from the new film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."Dr. Jenni...
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Swan song: humans implicated in huge Australian bird's demise

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  • Jan 31, 2016
WASHINGTON The mystery behind the extinction of a huge flightless bird called Genyornis that flourished in the grasslands and woodlands of prehistoric Australia may have been solved, with burned eggshells as the clue and people as the culprits.Scientis...
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Adobe issues emergency update to Flash after ransomware attacks

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  • Apr 08, 2016
BOSTON Adobe Systems Inc issued an emergency update on Thursday to its widely used Flash software for Internet browsers after researchers discovered a security flaw that was being exploited to deliver ransomware to Windows PCs. The software maker urged...
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Beer brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley

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  • Apr 19, 2016
SYDNEY Australian scientists say they have developed the world's first WHO-approved "gluten-free" barley, a breakthrough for global beer manufacturers which have had to use alternatives to barley such as rice and sorghum to brew gluten-free beer.Austra...
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Weather delays Orbital's return to International Space Station

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  • Dec 04, 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Rain and cloudy skies delayed Orbital ATK's planned resumption on Thursday of cargo runs to the International Space Station, a year after the company's Antares rocket exploded during launch.An Orbital Cygnus spacecraft, perched ato...
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