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Living With an Ocelot. In a Manhattan Apartment.



Photographer Al Fenn Visited the Manhattan apartment home of Si and Meg Merrill. Fenn was on assignment for LIFE magazine to do a photo essay on living with an ocelot. More correctly a tree ocelot, also known as a margay, a smaller, lighter, tree-dwelling cousin of the true ocelot.

The Merrills had bought “Montezuma” – or Monte – a little over a year before as a kitten. Exotic pets, like leopards, chimpanzees, other monkey species and kangaroos, were very popular in the 1960s.

Monte’s diet…

Tim Cook Says iPad Sales Slump is a ‘Speed Bump’



Apple’s iPad sales have fallen in the past three quarters — but CEO Tim Cook doesn’t see that as a sign that the product line is doomed

“To me, I view it as a speed bump, not a huge issue,” Cook said during a fiscal 2014 fourth-quarter call with analysts on Monday

Cook pointed out that if you compare fiscal 2014 iPad sales with those from fiscal 2013, sales are only down 4%. “That said, we want to grow,” Cook said. “We don’t like negative numbers on these things.”

5 Can’t-Miss Apps: ‘RollerCoaster Tycoon,’ Alien Blue and More



With Google unveiling the latest updates to its Nexus line— the Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet— and Apple revealing two new iPads and new Macs, you may have missed some of the week’s best new apps

Luckily, each weekend, Mashable rounds up our favorite new and updated apps so you won’t miss out.

This week’s list includes a mobile version of RollerCoaster Tycoon making its Android debut, a popular Reddit client becoming the new…

The Most Popular Halloween Costumes of 2014 on Amazon



2014′s most popular costumes include an evil Disney queen, a good Disney queen, a banana and a tuxedo-donning dog.

According to data provided by Amazon, these costumes prove that the big trends of the year crossed demographics: both women and men favor superheroes, and Disney box office successes are beloved across ages.

Once you check out the most popular costumes on Pinterest and Google, take a look at the list below for the costumes that…

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Amazon Wants to Outsource Book Agents’ Jobs



Amazon is looking to crowdsource the publishing industry

The ecommerce giant announced the launch of its Kindle Scout program on Tuesday, which lets prospective authors submit manuscripts that will then be read and voted on

One part Kickstarter, one part American Idol, the program offers the chance for authors to become published through Kindle Press if their book is popular enough. Authors chosen through the program receive a $1,500…

SoundCloud Posted A $29M Loss In 2013 On Revenues Of $14M


Why Stealthily Saving Snapchat Photos Is So Easy



Your Snapchat photos and videos may disappear from the app, but the messages can still be saved indefinitely without your knowledge

All it takes is downloading one of many readily available third-party apps.

While it appears the purported Snapchat photo hack was a hoax, the incident raises some longstanding questions about the security of the popular ephemeral messaging app.

There are dozens of apps in the App Store and Google Play that allow you…

How to Get Fired From Reddit in Four Easy Steps



It’s rare to see a former employer and an ex-employee mix it up publicly; such spats tend not to be in the interest of either party. But that didn’t seem to stop David Ehrmann, a former advertising programmer for Reddit whose avatar still appears on the staff page.

Ehrmann took questions about the company and his departure late Sunday. He gave candid answers on a variety of topics about life inside the company that runs one of the most popular sites on the internet.

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EU Approves Facebook’s $19 Billion WhatsApp Bid



The European Union’s antitrust authority says it has approved Facebook’s proposed $19 billion takeover of the messaging service WhatsApp.

The 28-nation bloc’s executive Commission said Friday the deal may go ahead because consumers will continue to have a wide choice of alternative communication apps they could use. Facebook Inc. runs its own mobile messaging service with its Messenger app but the EU found the merged entity “would continue to face sufficient competition.”

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Pornhub Gets a Record Label, Wants You to Sing its Anthem



Pornhub has launched a record label. Boy bands and teen pop singers need not apply.

Mature lyrics that will appeal to an adult audience, now that’s what they’re looking for, Pornhub Vice President Corey Price told Billboard.

The label, dubbed Pornhub Records, hasn’t signed any artists yet, but one of its first orders of business is to find an official anthem for the internet’s largest free porn site by hosting a contest.