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Global tech-driven market sell-off persists

Global tech-driven market sell-off persistsLONDON (AP) — The Nasdaq-inspired sell-off dragged across global markets on Tuesday despite a modest rebound on Wall Street ahead of the start of the quarterly corporate earnings season.

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Avengers assembled: understanding Marvel's movie universe

Avengers assembled: understanding Marvel's movie universeIs that a bird? A plane? Oh wait, yeah, that’s just a bird. I thought it might be Sad-Man, but he still hasn’t gotten out of bed. Perhaps today he’ll finally fight some crime! Oh, it appears he’s now putting on an Elliot Smith song and also watching 'Requiem for a Dream' at the same time. Perhaps when it’s over he’ll get to work saving humanity. Nope, he just starting crying again and while shouting expletives about some girl named Jess

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Turkey: Twitter does 'character assassination '

Turkey: Twitter does 'character assassination 'ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's government on Saturday accused Twitter of engaging in "systematic character assassinations" a day after social media users easily evaded a government attempt to block access to the network.

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GDC's alternative arcade: a gallery of crazy, homemade game controllers

GDC's alternative arcade: a gallery of crazy, homemade game controllersThe idea of the gamepad is so entrenched in our mind, it's easy to forget that there are other ways to play video games. No, we're not talking about the PC gamer's keyboard and mouse, or even the traditional arcade stick -- but custom, purpose built controllers made to augment a specific experience. At GDC 2014, we found an interactive gallery full of them.

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Separatists holding 60 hostages in Luhansk

Separatists holding 60 hostages in LuhanskThe unidentified captives are being threatened with arms and explosives, Ukraine officials say.

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Meet the Brooklyn Startup that Raised 100 Million Dollars

When Brooklyn-based startup CommonBond launched in November 2011, promising to reinvent the broken school loan system - the platform connects students with alumni investors to offer easier, cheaper loans - the idea quickly caught the attention of the press and the markets. But it was when the 11-person company managed to raise $100 million in September of last year, that CommonBond quickly became an all-star in the New York tech scene. We sat... Read more...
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