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Opera shuts down Max

 Only a few years ago, Opera Max was the rising star in the browser maker’s portfolio. The service offered a system-wide data-saving proxy that funnelled all app data through Opera’s servers to compress images and videos. Now, however, Max is heading for the deadpool. The company, which is now owned by a consortium of Chinese Continue reading Opera shuts down Max
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A new Sonic game is on the way, and it looks exactly like Sonic did 20-plus years ago

For millions of kids in the 90s, the war between Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog was serious business. And for Nintendo and Sega, it was actually serious business. Nintendo controlled north of 90% of the video game market before Sega — and a speedy blue cartoon hedgehog named Sonic — showed up. Sonic the Continue reading A new Sonic game is on the way, and it looks exactly like Sonic did 20-plus years ago
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The value of Netflix’s video library has more than doubled in the last 2 years, as it spends billions (NFLX)

Netflix is building one of the most substantial treasure troves of video in Hollywood, and the value of its content has more than doubled in the last two years, according to new research by Morgan Stanley. The firm s analysis shows Netflix s content library is currently worth around $12 billion in net assets for the first quarter of Continue reading The value of Netflix s video library has more than doubled in the last 2 years, as it spends billions (NFLX)
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This CEO and her CTO husband have been working together for 30 years — now they’re back with a self-funded startup

Back in 1987, Nancy Knowlton and her husband David Martin founded Smart Technologies, a collaboration technology company best known for the Smart Board high-tech classroom whiteboards. The pair stayed with with the company until 2012, two years after a disappointing and controversial IPO that saw the company s stock go from a $17 debut, all the way Continue reading This CEO and her CTO husband have been working together for 30 years — now they re back with a self-funded startup
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We’ve been obsessed with calories for 100 years because of a book you’ve never heard of, but we’re finally moving on

A little-known Los Angeles physician named Lulu Hunt Peters played a major role in popularizing the use of calorie counting for weight loss Her 1918 book,  Diet and Health with a Key to the Calories, was the world s first best-selling diet book Despite the ubiquity of calories today, recent studies reveal that they are an imperfect measure of nutrition Continue reading We ve been obsessed with calories for 100 years because of a book you ve never heard of, but we re finally moving on
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The Golden Gate Bridge just turned 80 years old — take a look at its historic build

The Golden Gate Bridge celebrates the 80th anniversary of its opening on Saturday, May 27. A necklace of surpassing beauty was placed about the lovely throat of San Francisco yesterday, wrote a San Francisco Chronicle reporter a day after the opening ceremonies in 1937. The Golden Gate is neither the longest nor the tallest bridge in the US — but Continue reading The Golden Gate Bridge just turned 80 years old — take a look at its historic build
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How 15 million Americans could watch TV in a whole new way in the next few years

The way Americans watch TV is going to change in a big way in the next few years, according to analysts at UBS led by John Hodulik. The catalyst of this change will be new live-streaming TV packages like DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and YouTube TV, UBS analysts wrote in a recent note to clients. Continue reading How 15 million Americans could watch TV in a whole new way in the next few years
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