Archive for Oct 31, 2012

Curiosity finds Mars soil a distant cousin of Hawaii

Curiosity finds Mars soil a distant cousin of Hawaii

NASA's Martian rover, Curiosity, has beamed back early results from its first mouthful of red soil, with signs that the Mars dust is similar in composition to Hawaiian volcanic basalt. X-ray diffraction testing of an accuracy previously unseen on Mars was used on a sample gathered earlier this month, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced, with the soil believed to be much younger than that which suggested evidence of historic water on the planet's surface several weeks ago.

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Netflix makes unfortunate typo error in SEC filing

Netflix makes unfortunate typo error in SEC filing

No one's perfect, obviously, and we all make mistakes at some point no matter how dumb or illogical they seem. Netflix just made one themselves on a recent SEC filing, and it was caught this morning. However, it wasn't just a simple misspelling or a missing comma. The typo was fairly significant and completely shocked investors.

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Facebook resurrecting Marketplace as Craigslist challenge tip insiders

Facebook resurrecting Marketplace as Craigslist challenge tip insiders

Facebook is reportedly testing a Craigslist challenger, with a combination of paid and free adverts, housing requests, and projects, that would promote focused sharing rather than being a global message-board. The work-in-progress, currently known internally as "Marketplace" so sources tell The Daily, would allow Facebookers to use the same promoted posts technology for a one-off advert, with a sub-$5 listing fee, with visibility in news feeds. However, it's not just a classifieds system, the insiders claim.

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Walmart to sell Boxee TV starting tomorrow

Walmart to sell Boxee TV starting tomorrow

There are a number of set-top boxes on the market today that allow you to stream content from different services such as Netflix or YouTube. One of those devices is the Boxee TV. Boxee Inc has scored a major win with the announcement that Walmart will be selling its latest device, the Boxee TV, in its 3000 US locations starting tomorrow.

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