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SpaceX Rocket Launches 2 Communications Satellites Into Orbit (Video)

SpaceX Rocket Launches 2 Communications Satellites Into Orbit (Video)

The private spaceflight company SpaceX launched a pair of communications satellites to space Sunday (March 1), and you can se…

  • Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats
    Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats 4 hours ago

    Twitter Inc and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports. "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials," a representative for Twitter said in a statement on Monday. More »

  • Shatner Back In LA After Nimoy Funeral No-Show
    Shatner Back In LA After Nimoy Funeral No-Show 8 hours ago

    William Shatner has been photographed arriving back at Los Angeles airport just hours after his Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy's funeral which he was unable to attend. On Sunday the New York Daily News dubbed the actor, who played Captain Kirk in the cult sci-fi series, as "Captain Jerk" for his no-show. Shatner said on Saturday he could not make the service because he already had plans to appear at a Red Cross ball in Florida. Shatner shared the image of the Daily News' front page on Twitter and invited people to "discuss it". More »

  • Netflix eyes entering tricky China market on its own
    Netflix eyes entering tricky China market on its own 9 hours ago

    U.S. video service provider Netflix Inc is likely to enter the Chinese market without a local partner, which could make it harder to do business in the world's biggest internet market widely known for censorship and strict regulation. The firm, known for its U.S. political thriller "House of Cards", also plans to look at exporting content produced in China to the rest of the world, Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told reporters at a talk in Shanghai on Monday. Global firms are eyeing a slice of China's fast-growing entertainment market, but have often faced a rocky reception. Google Inc, YouTube, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc have all been blocked in the country. More »

  • Rebekah Brooks to return to News Corp to run social media news agency - FT
    Rebekah Brooks to return to News Corp to run social media news agency - FT 21 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Former editor of the now-defunct tabloid News of the World, Rebekah Brooks is all set to make a comeback to her alma mater News Corp. , to run its social media news agency Storyful, the Financial Times reported. Founded in 2008, Storyful verifies and manages the rights holders of news and videos on social media platforms such as Twitter in real time. A close aide of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, Brooks was acquitted last year by a London court of being part of an illegal conspiracy at the News of the World tabloid to hack into phones and make illegal payments. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Sunday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Sunday Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • Fluffed lines haunt EastEnder Jo
    Fluffed lines haunt EastEnder Jo Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    EastEnders star Jo Joyner has admitted she has not been able to watch back the live episode in which she fluffed her lines - despite legions of her loyal fans posting clips of the scene to her Twitter account. More »

  • William Shatner explains why he can't attend Leonard Nimoy's funera …
    William Shatner explains why he can't attend Leonard Nimoy's funera … Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    The former Star Trek co-star proposes a Twitter memorial. More »

  • William Shatner cannot attend friend Leonard Nimoy's funeral
    William Shatner cannot attend friend Leonard Nimoy's funeral Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    William Shatner cannot attend the funeral of his friend and "Star Trek" co-star Leonard Nimoy because of a prior commitment for a charity ball, the actor said on Twitter on Saturday. Shatner and Nimoy portrayed the two best-known characters on the original "Star Trek" television series launched in 1966 and in a series of films, with Shatner playing the adventurous Captain Kirk and Nimoy as the logic-bound, half-alien Mr. Spock. Shatner said in a post on Twitter that he was in Florida, having previously agreed to appear at a Red Cross ball. Shatner, in other posts on Twitter, asked people to go online on Sunday to celebrate and remember Nimoy. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • White House condemns killing of Russia's Nemtsov Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has condemned the "brutal murder" of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the White House National Security Council said on Friday on Twitter. The White House called on the Russian government to conduct a "prompt, impartial and transparent investigation" and to "ensure those responsible are brought to justice." (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Doina Chiacu) More »

  • Sci-fi legends pay tribute to Leonard Nimoy
    Sci-fi legends pay tribute to Leonard Nimoy Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Leonard Nimoy is currently dominating six of the top trend slots on Twitter. His fans, friends and co-stars should be proud. More »

  • Leonard Nimoy, Spock on 'Star Trek,' Dies at 83
    Leonard Nimoy, Spock on 'Star Trek,' Dies at 83 Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Actor Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed the iconic logical Vulcan Spock on TV's "Star Trek" and in feature films, has died. Nimoy's career spanned TV, feature films, art and photography, but he was perhaps best known for playing Spock, the logical Vulcan on the starship the USS Enterprise, in "Star Trek." Nimoy died from complications due to "end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease," according to the New York Times, which first reported the actor's death Friday morning (Feb. 27). His idea for Spock's signature Vulcan salute was actually inspired by his Jewish heritage after seeing men at his synagogue use the hand gesture during prayer. NASA paid tribute to the actor today with a post on Twitter featuring a photo of Nimoy and his "Star Trek" co-stars in front of the space shuttle Enterprise, named for the fictional starship in the television show. More »

  • Twitter furore over two-tone dress
    Twitter furore over two-tone dress Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    A two-tone dress marketed as being "bang on trend" has lived up to its billing - by sparking a global debate on Twitter over what colour it is. More »

  • Ageing French rockers criticised for jobless jibe at young Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    PARIS (Reuters) - (Note language that some readers might find offensive) A music video by a group of mostly middle-aged French stars telling the young they can succeed only if they "do something" triggered a bitter generational row on Friday, with critics accusing the rich singers of hypocrisy. The row underlined the anger felt by France's young, facing unemployment rates upwards of 25 percent and increasingly shut out of a jobs market where permanent contracts are coveted and fiercely protected. Penned by Grammy-winning singer Jean-Jacques Goldman and sung by a star-studded charity music collective called "Les Enfoires" ("The Bastards"), the song "Your Whole Life" prompted a tirade of angry Twitter and blog comments. More »

  • Kanye West tweets apology to Beck for Grammys disruption
    Kanye West tweets apology to Beck for Grammys disruption Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West is saying he's sorry to Beck on Twitter. More »

  • 5 things to know about 'net neutrality'
    5 things to know about 'net neutrality' Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications ... More »

  • Dunkin' Donuts Sorry For Liverpool Badge Gaffe
    Dunkin' Donuts Sorry For Liverpool Badge Gaffe Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Dunkin' Donuts has apologised to Liverpool fans after replacing the Hillsborough eternal flames on the club's crest with coffee cups as part of a Twitter campaign. Liverpool added the flames to the club badge in memory of the 96 fans that were killed in the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy. In Dunkin' Donuts' version, the Shankly gates were replaced with the firm's slogan "America runs on Dunkin" and a Dunkin Donuts logo was at the heart of the crest in place of the usual Liverbird figure. Kop magazine, Liverpool's unofficial fanzine, tweeted: "Do you wanna tell @DunkinDonuts how bad replacing the eternal flame with coffee is or should we? More »

  • Web Firms Told To Do More To Tackle Terror
    Web Firms Told To Do More To Tackle Terror Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    The UK Government has once again attacked internet companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google for failing to do more to tackle terrorist activity on their platforms. The Government pointed to one "very serious finding" in the ISC report - an online exchange in which Michael Adebowale expressed his desire and intent to kill a soldier. This was later revealed to have taken place on Facebook . Although Adebowale had several other accounts suspended automatically for terrorist content, this particular exchange - which could have been "decisive", according to the ISC - did not trigger Facebook's monitoring system. More »

  • Refrigerators of the World
    Refrigerators of the World Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    One of the many wonderful things about Sweden is that each week, the country hands over its official Twitter feed to a different Swede, to tweet their Swedish thoughts and do their Swedish bidding. Most of the time, @Sweden, like the @RestOfUs, simply posts mundane musings or pictures of snow or Eurovision nominations. (Unfortunately, sometimes @Sweden gets racist, and Sweden gets embarrassed.) But every so often, @Sweden is downright delightful, just like the real Sweden. More »

  • Madonna's Capegate has inspired memes, jokes and even a Twitter account
    Madonna's Capegate has inspired memes, jokes and even a Twitter account Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Twitter users couldn’t resist teasing Madonna about her tumble off the stage at the Brit Awards. More »

  • Bahrain sentences three men to death for killing policeman Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Three Shi'ite Muslim men were sentenced to death by a Bahrain court on Thursday and seven others were given a life term for killing three policeman, the kingdom's Public Prosecution said on its Twitter account. Sporadic protests and occasional bomb attacks have shaken Bahrain since the Sunni Muslim-led government quelled mass protests in 2011 led by members of the Shi'ite majority demanding reforms. "Three defendants were sentenced to death and life imprisonment (was handed down) for the remaining accused," the public prosecution said on its Twitter account, adding that a number the men will be stripped of their nationality. Bahrain crushed demonstrations that began on Feb. 14, 2011, amid the protest wave sweeping other Arab countries, but it has yet to resolve the conflict between majority Shi'ites and the Sunni-led monarchy they accuse of oppressing them. More »

  • Lenovo website breached, hacker group Lizard Squad claims responsibility
    Lenovo website breached, hacker group Lizard Squad claims responsibility Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Chinese computer and smartphone firm Lenovo Group Ltd said its website was hacked on Wednesday, its second security blemish days after the U.S. government advised consumers to remove software called "Superfish" pre-installed on its laptops. Hacking group Lizard Squad claimed credit for the attacks on microblogging service Twitter. Lenovo said attackers breached the domain name system associated with Lenovo and redirected visitors to lenovo.com to another address, while also intercepting internal company emails. Lizard Squad posted an email exchange between Lenovo employees discussing Superfish. More »

  • Unlikely fan McGuinness leads Twitter cheers for Ireland
    Unlikely fan McGuinness leads Twitter cheers for Ireland Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Hours after Ireland made it two wins out of two at the cricket World Cup, the team were still the most talked about topic on Twitter back home. Cricket might not be played widely in Ireland but for the third World Cup running, the national side are winning new fans as they followed up their opening game upset of West Indies with a nerve-shredding two-wicket victory over United Arab Emirates. Congratulations on Twitter -- including from politicians like Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness -- made sure Ireland's cricketers replaced Barcelona and Luis Suarez as the top trending topics on the country's social network. More »

  • Rambo-Style Combat Knives Hidden Near School
    Rambo-Style Combat Knives Hidden Near School Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Two Rambo-style knives with blades up to 12 inches long have been recovered by police after they were allegedly hidden by two pupils in a bush near a south London school. An image of the fearsome weapons with serrated edges was posted on Twitter by Southwark Police Borough Commander John Sutherland who branded the disturbing discovery as "utter madness". And another serving Met police officer said the possession of such knives, which could be picked up as cheaply as £10, was a "worrying trend". More »

  • British blogger raises awkward questions on Russia's role in Ukraine Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    By Thomas Grove MOSCOW (Reuters) - It was not an unusual evening for war blogger Eliot Higgins. As he was rocking his infant son to sleep in his bedroom in the English city of Leicester, Higgins, who has written in-depth reports on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, was engaging in an online war of words with a pro-Kremlin blogger over Twitter. This time he and his Bellingcat project, funded by fans and supporters, were being accused of taking money from Kiev to produce some of his hardest-hitting work, which has riled pro-Kremlin separatists and those in Moscow who support them. Multi-tasking while on baby duty, Higgins called his detractor a "deluded idiot" and signed off on that night in late January. More »

  • Starbucks's Failed Music Revolution
    Starbucks's Failed Music Revolution Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Starbucks will stop selling CDs at the end of the month, and it isn't hip to cry about it. Last week's news that the coffee chain would do away with its register-side racks was met on Twitter with many a condolence to Norah Jones's career; at Vulture, Lindsey Weber mock-mourned, “Oh no, how will we know what adult contemporary stations are playing without having to listen to the radio?” More »

  • ESPN's Olbermann out for week after Penn State comments
    ESPN's Olbermann out for week after Penn State comments Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Keith Olbermann was taken off his ESPN show for the rest of the week after making insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter. On Monday, a Penn State alum tweeted to Olbermann the phrase "We ... More »

  • Pay on Pingit using Twitter handle
    Pay on Pingit using Twitter handle Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    A bank has unveiled plans which will enable people to pay each other and small businesses using just their Twitter handle in what it says will be a UK banking first. More »

  • Green Leader Gives 'Excruciating' Interview
    Green Leader Gives 'Excruciating' Interview Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    The leader of the Green Party has conceded that a radio interview to launch her election campaign was "excruciating". Natalie Bennett told Sky News' Deputy Political Editor Joey Jones she suffered a "mind blank" during an LBC interview that soon had her trending on Twitter. Interviewer Nick Ferrari described his one-on-one with Ms Bennett as "one of the worst interviews ever by a political leader". Political commentator Owen Jones wrote: "Unbearably awful interview. More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday Feb. 16, to Sunday, Feb. 22, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Feb. 16 to Sunday, Feb. 22 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • GamerGate abuse is rooted in insecurity
    GamerGate abuse is rooted in insecurity Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    There were some people criticising me via Twitter recently because of an article I wrote. It reminded me of what Louis CK said about today's young people: "The worst thing happening to this generation is that they're taking discomfort away from themselves." I agree with that. More »

  • EU ministers approve Greek deal, EU Commission euro chief says Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers agreed in a conference call on Tuesday that a Greek request for a bailout extension could now go ahead, subject to approval by member state parliaments, the European Commission vice president for the euro said. "Following Eurogroup teleconference decision, national procedures for extension of the Greek programme can begin," Valdis Dombrovskis said on Twitter. Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir also tweeted: "Euro zone deal with Greece reached on Friday holds. Greeks have lots of heavy lifting to do until end-April. ... More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • 10,000 Drivers In Parking Ticket Data Breach
    10,000 Drivers In Parking Ticket Data Breach Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    A database of parking ticket details for almost 10,000 motorists has been mistakenly published online, a Sky News investigation can reveal. PaymyPCN.net, which claims to have collected penalty charges for 20 years and has a direct link to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) database, allows drivers to pay fines via its website. The content of emails appealing penalty charges could also be read and photographs of motorists and their vehicles taken by enforcement officers can be seen. A link to the data was published on Twitter by consumer activist Michael Green after a private parking firm sent it to a motorist in error. More »