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Vice’s TV ambitions jump forward with $100 million Canadian deal



Vice is ready for primetime.

The rapidly growing media empire, helmed by CEO Shane Smith, has signed a $100 million deal with a Canadian cable provider to launch a 24-hour television channel in 2015.

The joint venture with Rogers Communications includes plans for a television studio based in Toronto, which will help launch Vice TV Network, according to Canadian Business magazine.

Guy Laurence, CEO of Rogers…

Australians to Pay More for Petrol After Sneaky Government Tax Hike



SYDNEY — Motorists in Australia can expect to cough up even more for petrol at the servo over the next four years, with the Liberal Government raising the fuel tax.

The Australian Federal Government announced on Tuesday it will raise the tax over the next four years, even with a majority of Senate opposing the legislation

This is another hard hit for motorists, who are already forking out around $1.49 cents a…

Deezer Buys Stitcher, Adds 35K Talk Radio Shows And Podcasts To Its Music Platform

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Deezer Buys Stitcher, Adds 35K Talk Radio Shows And Podcasts To Its Music Platform

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College Messaging App DormChat Takes On Yik Yak With Backing From ff Venture Capital

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Facebook Is a Bigger Source for Political News Than CNN, Fox



Facebook is the second-biggest source where Americans with Internet access get their political news, trailing only local TV, according to a Pew Research study.

The report, based on a recent poll of 2,901 people, found 49% of respondents got political news from local TV and 48% from Facebook in a typical week. That compares to 44% for CNN and 39% for Fox News.

Pew cautioned, however, that those percentages were…

How to Use Apple Pay: What You Need to Know



Apple Pay, Apple’s take on the digital wallet, is finally here. If you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you can officially start buying things with the touch of a finger and by waving your phone over an enabled Point of Sale (POS) system.

But for all the excitement, what do we really know about Apple Pay? Why is it different from other systems, like Google Wallet and tap-to-pay credit cards?

Credit card support

Apple launched Apple Pay…

The Sisters of First Aid Kit on the MySpace Era and Going Viral



Welcome to Throwback Tunesday, where Mashable amplifies the echoes of music past. With genre trends and throwbacks, we synthesize music and nostalgia.

Swedish sister-sister duo First Aid Kit have music in their DNA. Johanna and Klara S

iRobot uPoint Turns Military Robot Control Into Tablet Play



There are literally thousands of iRobot Packbots deployed around the world in everything from military operations to search and rescue and police incident investigation. Controlling these $100,000-plus robots takes a lot of patience and training, but that’s all about to change

iRobot’s new uPoint Multi-Robot Control System (or uPoint MRC) puts all the controls for iRobot’s line of defense and security robots in one Android tablet interface

It’s so easy to use anyone can do it – even this…

Square Lets You Pre-Order Coffee So It’s Hot When You Arrive



Square really wants to be a part of your daily routine, so what better place to start than coffee?

Square announced a new feature on Wednesday that lets customers pre-order a cup of coffee so that their beverage is ready when they arrive.

The centerpiece of the feature is something Square has dubbed “arrival prediction,” which is essentially a fancy name for a location tracker. The customer’s pre-order is only submitted to the baristas when the app determines they need to start brewing the…

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