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Univision Buys Gawker Media For $130 Million

Univision Holdings Inc won a bankruptcy auction on Tuesday to acquire U.S. internet publisher Gawker Media LLC for $135 million, outbidding media company Ziff Davis LLC, which had made an initial offer of $90 million. Univision’s offer will encompass all seven of Gawker Media’s sites, including Gawker.com “I am pleased that our employees are protected […]

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Verizon Agrees To Buy Yahoo’s Core Business For $4.83 Billion

Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) said Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc’s (YHOO.O) core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash to expand its digital advertising and media business. The price tag, which includes Yahoo’s core internet business and some real estate, is a remarkable fall for the Silicon Valley web pioneer that once had a […]

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Report: Verizon nearing deal to acquire Yahoo’s core business

Verizon is reportedly close to finalizing its purchase of Yahoo within few days after beating out other suitors according to multiple reports. An agreement that would end a tumultuous period for the beleaguered internet company. Verizon is discussing a price close to $5 billion for Yahoo’s core internet business, one of the people told Bloomberg and […]

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Twitter now lets anyone request a verified account

It may have just become a little easier to get the blue check mark on Twitter.  Twitter announced today it has created an online application process for Twitter accounts to receive verified status. Verified accounts on Twitter allow people to identify key individuals and organizations on Twitter as authentic, and are denoted by a blue […]

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Google just combined Chrome, YouTube, and Search into a single messaging app called Spaces

Google is today lifting the lid on a brand-new app for Android, iOS, and the web called Spaces, which the Internet giant calls a “tool for group sharing.” “Sharing things typically involves hopping between apps to copy and paste links,” Luke Wroblewski, the product director for Spaces, wrote in a blog post. “Group conversations often don’t stay […]

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Facebook announces its 360-degree camera

During the keynote address at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, the social media giant announced Facebook Surround 360: an open-source 3D-360 camera aimed at the professional marketplace. Facebook says the design solves a variety of technical problems with 360-degree video capture better than anything now on the market, and is encouraging manufacturers and hobbyists to use […]

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Facebook Will Let You Livestream From Any Device

At the annual F8 developer conference today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would be releasing an API for its live-streaming video feature. This will allow developers to build live Facebook video right into their apps. To demonstrate, Facebook showed off a DJI drone, live-streaming an aerial shot of Zuckerberg directly to the […]

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US Senator troubled over Oculus Rift privacy concerns

The privacy policy of the Oculus Rift has raised concerns from users and now a U.S. lawmaker. The Oculus Rift, which was conceived in Irvine where the company was founded in 2012, allows the company to gather information including a user’s location, movements and interactions to use for promotional purposes. US Senator Al Franken sent […]

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Blender – Free Open Source 3D Creation Software

The software Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking. It even does video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included […]

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Launches of Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Hit Minor Bumps

The Oculus Rift had a bit of a rocky launch last week due to shipping issues, and now it seems the Vive has followed suit. Some preorders for Valve and HTC’s virtual reality headset have been auto-cancelled because of “processing issues with financial institutions.” In a blog post published over the weekend, HTC says it […]