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Rocket Internet vows to limit losses after 2015 cash burn

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  • Apr 14, 2016
BERLIN German ecommerce firm Rocket Internet (RKET.DE) said it was on track to make three of its start-ups profitable by the end of 2017, and its losses should have peaked last year when its companies burned through 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion).Found...
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Amazon has raised its price minimum for free shipping to $49

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  • Feb 22, 2016
If you're not an Amazon Prime member, shopping at the online retailer just got a little more expensive. Amazon offers free shipping on many of its products if customers spend more than a certain amount, but the company quietly raised that minimum purchase...
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Stripped-down synthetic organism sheds light on nature of life

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  • Mar 28, 2016
WASHINGTON Scientists on Thursday announced the creation of a synthetic organism stripped down to the bare essentials with the fewest genes needed to survive and multiply, a feat at the microscopic level that may provide big insights on the very nature...
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Google AI program wins third straight match to take Go series

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  • Mar 14, 2016
SEOUL Google's artificial intelligence (AI) program on Saturday took a 3-0 lead in a five-match series against one of the world's top players of the complicated board game Go.The victory for the AlphaGo program, designed by Google subsidiary DeepMind, ...
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Facebook executive jailed in Brazil as court seeks WhatsApp data

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  • Mar 02, 2016
SAO PAULO Brazilian police arrested a senior Facebook Inc executive on Tuesday as a dispute escalated over a court's demand that the company provide data from its WhatsApp messaging service to help in a secretive drug-trafficking investigation. Court ...
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U.S., Russian crew poised to launch to space station

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  • Mar 18, 2016
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts were preparing to head for the International Space Station in a Russian Soyuz rocket on Friday as replacements for a crew that ended a year-long flight earlier this month. U.S. astronau...
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Camera trap system could help fight against poaching

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  • Jan 03, 2016
The Zoological Society London (ZSL), whose mission is to promote and achieve the world-wide conservation of animals and their habitats, says it may have taken a step closer to fulfilling that with the development of a new camera, which it calls Instant...
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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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Facebook hit with lawsuit over plan to issue new stock

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  • Apr 30, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO A Facebook Inc (FB.O) shareholder filed a proposed class action lawsuit on Friday in a bid to stop the company's plan to issue new Class C stock, calling the move an unfair deal to entrench Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg as controlling s...
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Suit that mimics life at age 85 has no creases, just creaks

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  • Apr 07, 2016
JERSEY CITY, N.J. With the push of a button, a perfectly healthy 34-year-old museum-goer named Ugo Dumont was transformed into a confused 85-year-old man with cataracts, glaucoma and a ringing in his ears known as tinnitus.Dumont had volunteered at Lib...
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