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Apple Releases OS X Yosemite, A Snazzy-Looking New Operating System

On Thursday October 16th Apple announced their new operating system: OS X Yosemite. So far, Yosemite has been getting good press from reviewers. Yosemite is the successor to Mavericks, and is being toted the biggest Apple upgrade since OS X Lion, which launched in July of 2011.

The first thing you’ll notice about Yosemite is that it has a sleek new look that sets it apart from Mavericks right…

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HBO to Join Streaming Market

HBO announced this week that it will start a stand-alone Internet streaming service in the United States in 2015. Unlike HBO’s previous offering, HBO GO, this new service will not require a subscription.

This announcement marks the beginning of HBO’s turn away from traditional television and into the field currently owned by services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. HBO hopes to capture a whole…

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HTC has just unveiled the peculiar looking HTC RE camera: a device that many have said resembles a periscope or an inhaler. The selling point for the RE is allowing users to “live in the moment” instead of viewing life through the lens of a viewfinder, which you will not find on an RE. This quirky device will be priced at $200 and is set to hit stores in the US by the holiday season.

The main…

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Hewlett-Packard to Split Into Two Companies

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American technology company Hewlett-Packard will split into two separate companies, it was announced Monday October 6th. Hewlett-Packard will be divorcing its computer and printer business, from its corporate hardware and cloud services operations in hopes of improving the long-term business practices of each new company. At present, Hewlett-Packard has targeted the end of the fiscal year 2015…

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Journalism’s First Trek into Virtual Reality

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The Des Moines Register has become one of the first newspapers to move into the realm of virtual reality, recreating a desolate farm to accompany a series of newspaper articles.

Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and other regional publications, has released a report made specifically for viewing with the Oculus virtual reality headset. The project, called Harvest of Change, involves an…

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negotiation

In business careers, there are many times throughout the day when most of us are confronted with differing opinions and are forced to convince others of our ideas and negotiate. Most of us struggle in finding the right way to negotiate and either experience situations that quickly escalate or find ourselves backing off unhappily. Below are some easy tips to remember when approaching a situation…

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On Monday August 25th, Amazon inked a $1.1 billion deal to acquire Twitch, the most popular website for watching popular video game streamers. In the following weeks, some have wondered about the potential of Twitch and whether it was worth the hefty price tag. Analysts appear to think Twitch will live up to the hype, some going as far as to draw comparisons…

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YouTube Network Fullscreen Purchased by Otter Media

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YouTube is in for yet another windfall: Otter Media, a joint venture between the Chernin Group and AT&T, bought a majority stake in Fullscreen in a deal valued around $200-$300 million by Bloomberg reports. This is another big splash among other recent big purchases of YouTube include Disney buying Maker studios for $500 million and DreamWorks buying AwesomenessTV for $117…

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GameStop Finds Success in Game Console Sales

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As long as people want new game consoles, GameStop will be in business. The video game seller is seeing a major increase in revenue, and it’s all due to the popularity of the recently released PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Total global sales for the company’s second quarter exceeded $1.7 billion, a 25% bump from sales this time last year. Sales per store grew more than 20%, and GameStop’s shares…

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Through Airbnb, You Can Spend a Night at IKEA

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Swedish furniture company IKEA is letting people spend the night at its store in Sydney, Australia, on the night of August 31st. Booking through Airbnb, IKEA is not charging any money for the stay outside an $11 Airbnb fee. The only caveat to your stay? You agree to be covered by the media.

Visitors will be able to choose from several different styles of…

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