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Report: Facebook Planning E-Money Service in Ireland

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Facebook is moving closer to becoming more of a checkbook, at least according to one report.

The Financial Times reports that Facebook is “weeks away” from gaining regulatory approval in Ireland for a service in which users can store money on the social network and transfer funds to one another.

The electronic money service would work throughout Europe, according to the report. Facebook is also looking to partner with several startups…

Watch Coachella Day 2 Live: Lorde, Pharrell, Skrillex and 25 More Acts

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Day one of Coachella has come and gone, paving the way for a stellar day-two lineup of nearly 30 musical acts — all of which you can watch via the live streams, below

Lorde, fresh off performing with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is among the many highlights of the day. “Happy” man Pharrell Williams will also entertain the Coachella audience just before headliner Skrillex closes out the night.

The three YouTube…

Watch Coachella Day 1 Live: Outkast, Zedd and 28 More Acts

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The first weekend of Coachella begins Friday, and you don’t have to be anywhere near the music festival to watch the action. Three live streams will bring 30 acts to you

Outkast’s late-night performance, which is billed as a reunion show for the hip-hop duo after a decade away from the road, appears to be the biggest attraction of day one. Other live-streamed acts will be Zedd, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Girl Talk, AFI, Aloe Blacc and more.

Canada Freezes Online Tax Filing Due to Heartbleed Bug

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Canada’s tax authority shut down its online tax-filing services on Tuesday night to safeguard taxpayers’ information after the major security bug Heartbleed was exposed.

Canada’s Revenue Agency (CRA) temporarily blocked access to its online tax filing services as a “preventative” measure to “safeguard the integrity of the information we hold,” a spokeswoman told the The Wall Street Journal. The measure was taken as “a precaution until the agency can be sure the risks have been…

United by Soccer, Kids From 32 Countries Fight for a Field

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The soccer players at Oakland International High School speak 33 languages and come from 32 different countries and, though the beautiful game unites them, they can’t play it the way other kids do because their school lacks a key facility: a pitch

The students, who are refugees, asylees and recent immigrants from far-flung places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria, have grown fed up with the skinned knees and missed practices that come with playing on asphalt. So they’ve…

This Summer, You No Longer Need to Be Rich to Drive a Tesla

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Every tech boom needs its symbol of opulence, and now, thanks to a new business leasing initiative from Tesla, we can expect to see even more pricey electric cars on the road

The new business leasing option was announced on Tesla’s website Tuesday.

“Leasing a Model S takes 5 mins online, no signatures [and] one tap on car center screen to accept when delivered,” Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted, following the…

Netflix, Hulu and … Yahoo? Why Marissa Mayer Wants Original TV Programming

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Marissa Mayer may soon take a break from acquiring companies and instead acquire some TV shows.

Yahoo is “close” to ordering four high-quality online TV series with budgets of as much as a “few million dollars” per episode, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal. This would effectively put Yahoo in competition with a different group of Internet companies, including Netflix, Hulu and Amazon

The Internet giant…

Top 10+ List: The Odds for David Letterman’s Replacements

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Think you know who will replace David Letterman? Now you can put your money where your mouth is.

Gambling website Bovada has released its odds for the next host of the Late Show on CBS. Stephen Colbert, who Mashable reported was the frontrunner for the gig, is also Bovada’s favorite at 5/2 — meaning a $1 bet would pay off with $2.50.

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Bovada is one of the larger gambling sites on the Internet, with online…

It’s Good to Be on YouTube: AwesomenessTV Acquires Big Frame

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You know it’s a good time to be a multichannel YouTube network when you’re acquired for millions by another multichannel YouTube network — which, incidentally, was itself recently acquired for even more millions.

Big Frame was picked up Wednesday for $15 million by Awesomeness TV, which last year was bought by DreamWorks Animation for $33 million (and considerably more, if it hits certain incentive targets).

SEE ALSO: Disney’s Doing Great, So Why Buy a Bunch of YouTube Channels?

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The (Virtual) Reality of Facebook’s Future in Gaming

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In 1995, Nintendo released a video game system called the Virtual Boy, which was touted as a virtual reality gaming platform. In short, you would be able to feel as though you were in the environment of every game. This idea, while interesting on paper, was poor in terms of execution and it seemed like no one took a stab at virtual reality in gaming since then. Yes, there might have been rumblings here and there but no company wanted to make another attempt at it.

That was, however, until…