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Facebook Offering Refunds for Kids' In-App Purchases
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Facebook Offering Refunds for Kids' In-App Purchases

Parents have a lot of worries when it comes to their kids. Will little Timmy make it into a top college? Will Jamie make the team? Will you ever get a refund for the $3,000 your smaller child blew on in-app purchases using your smartphone or tablet?
Why Traditional Schooling Can't Prepare Students for the Modern Workplace
Education

Why Traditional Schooling Can't Prepare Students for the Modern Workplace

Today's economy values creativity, collaboration and self-direction -- everything that lands kids in the principal's office.
Anthony Kim
The Internet's Ice Bucket Challenge Credited With Funding a Medical Discovery
Ice Bucket Challenge

The Internet's Ice Bucket Challenge Credited With Funding a Medical Discovery

The donations triggered by those viral videos apparently helped discover a gene associated with ALS.
Oracle to Buy NetSuite in $9.3 Billion Deal
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Oracle to Buy NetSuite in $9.3 Billion Deal

Oracle has also acquired companies such as Textura and Opower to increase its competitiveness in the cloud market.
What Nintendo Hopes to Learn From Disney to Turn its Business Around
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What Nintendo Hopes to Learn From Disney to Turn its Business Around

Due to the wild success of Pokémon Go, it could be sitting on a goldmine.
GoPro Revenue Plunges, But Beats Estimates
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GoPro Revenue Plunges, But Beats Estimates

The company's shares were up 2.4 percent in volatile trading after the bell on Wednesday.
Tesla Model S Speeding Before Fatal Crash
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Tesla Model S Speeding Before Fatal Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board also found evidence the driver was using Tesla's Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer, and the car was equipped with automatic emergency braking.
Whole Foods Just Got Slammed for Its 'World's Healthiest' Claim
Whole Foods

Whole Foods Just Got Slammed for Its 'World's Healthiest' Claim

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected the company's attempt to update its advertising slogan to 'World's Healthiest Grocery Store.'
Mercedes Unveils First Heavy-Duty Electric Delivery Truck
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Mercedes Unveils First Heavy-Duty Electric Delivery Truck

For deliveries that can't be sent via Amazon drone, this truck can carry up to 26 tons.
YouTube Star PewDiePie's Firm Rakes in $8 Million Profit
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YouTube Star PewDiePie's Firm Rakes in $8 Million Profit

PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, is known for his humorous, raw commentary on video games. He has almost 50 million subscribers on YouTube, more than both Justin Bieber or Rihanna.
New Crop of Robots to Vie for Space in the Operating Room
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New Crop of Robots to Vie for Space in the Operating Room

Within five years, one in three U.S. surgeries is expected to be performed with robotic systems, with surgeons sitting at computer consoles guiding mechanical arms.
Facebook Gives Away 360-Degree Camera Design
Facebook

Facebook Gives Away 360-Degree Camera Design

Actually building the rig, though, will cost you upwards of $25,000.
Facebook Trounces Wall Street Estimates With Sharp Ad Sales Growth
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Facebook Trounces Wall Street Estimates With Sharp Ad Sales Growth

Its shares were up 5.4 percent in after-hours trading at $130.01, after hitting their highest since the company went public in 2012.
Amazon Partners With Startups to Sell Crowdfunded Products
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Amazon Partners With Startups to Sell Crowdfunded Products

The online retailer is partnering with more than 25 crowdfunding platforms such as Indiegogo and venture capital firms to offer 200 products on the platform.