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New York Ebola Patient Took Uber Ride

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The New York City doctor who has tested positive for Ebola took an Uber ride Wednesday evening, the ride-share company announced on its blog.

Public health officials have said neither the Uber driver, nor the subsequent passengers are at risk, according to the blog post

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Dr. Craig Spencer is the first man in New York City to test positive for Ebola.

“We have communicated this to the…

Google Street View Spotlights Chimpanzees Studied by Jane Goodall

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Google Street View now allows you to get a close look at the Tanzanian chimps Jane Goodall famously studied.

The company partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute and Tanzania’s National Parks to map out the country’s Gombe National Park, home to the chimpanzees Goodall began studying in the 1960s.

The Street View collection features the chimps who live in the park (there’s one named Google) and the Jane Goodall Institute…

ExxonMobil Blasts Divestment Advocates Who Are Happy to Strike a Nerve

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ExxonMobil blasted fossil fuel divestment advocates as “out of step with reality,” in a recent blog post. Activists, who want nonprofit institutions such as universities and churches to dump their stock in fossil fuel companies, celebrated in response by interpreting Exxon’s criticism as a sign that recent divestment victories are troubling energy companies

Exxon’s blog post published last week came amid a successful month for the divestment movement, with the Swedish city of Orebro

Facebook ‘Safety Check’ Tells Friends You’re OK in a Natural Disaster

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Some status updates are more important than others

With that in mind, Facebook on Wednesday announced Safety Check, a new feature that lets friends and family know you’re safe after a natural disaster has occurred. When such an event transpires, Facebook will send you a message asking if you’re OK

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If you’re OK, you can select a message saying “I’m safe.”

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Facebook determines your city by your…

Photographer Says Goodbye to Her Dog in Heartfelt Portrait Series

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Saying goodbye to a loved one is one of the hardest experiences in life throws, and losing a pet is no exception.

When 23-year-old photographer Maria Sharp saw that the days with her beloved pup were numbered, she decided to create a portrait session so that she could always remember her dog Chubby.

“We got her from the pound when I was seven years old,” Sharp wrote on her blog. “I just wanted someone to enjoy life…

Google Launches Hangouts Desktop App and Polls for Google+

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Google Hangouts users can now chat and make calls from their desktops without opening their browser

The company rolled out a new desktop app for Chrome OS and Windows users Thursday and announced new social polling features for Google+.

The desktop app“desktop app allows chats and calls to run independently of a web browser, and chats and notifications will automatically be synced between the desktop and mobile app.

“The app has a…

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What Bitcoin Slump? Blockchain Raises $30 Million

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The price of bitcoin may be on the decline, but that hasn’t stopped bitcoin startups from attracting significant funding.

Blockchain, the most popular Bitcoin wallet service, announced Tuesday that it has raised $30.5 million in a Series A round, marking one of the largest funding rounds of any bitcoin startup to date.

The bitcoin startup was founded three years ago, but had never taken outside investment. Even so, it managed to…

Why Soshable Went Dormant (and why it’s due for an eruption)

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When I first started playing around with social media marketing back in 2007, it was new, fresh, and wonderful. I created this blog to keep my thoughts in order, to have a central point through which to post all of my content, and to build a brand that could eventually become a company of its own.

Things change. Directions change. Elements of our lives that we once considered to be important become secondary in the blink of an eye. For me, Soshable has been one of those aspects of my life…

Thom Yorke’s BitTorrent Release Hits 1 Million Downloads

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Last week, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke released a new solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, as a $6 BitTorrent Bundle, letting fans purchase the album directly via PayPal or credit card and then download it using BitTorrent software.

The unusual distribution strategy seems to have been successful, as BitTorrent Blog reports the album has been downloaded more than 1 million times in the first six days.

It has to be noted, however, that this number includes the…

Thom Yorke’s BitTorrent Release Hits 1 Million Downloads

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Last week, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke released a new solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, as a $6 BitTorrent Bundle, letting fans purchase the album directly via PayPal or credit card and then download it using BitTorrent software.

The unusual distribution strategy seems to have been successful, as BitTorrent Blog reports the album has been downloaded more than 1 million times in the first six days.

It has to be noted, however, that this number includes the…