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People-rating app sparks firestorm
Business
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Business
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People-rating app sparks firestorm

AFP - October 1, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO -- Creators of an app that will let people assign ratings to those they know vowed to launch as planned next month despite online outrage at…

NASA selects Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra Rocket for $50 million contract
Business
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Business
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NASA selects Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra Rocket for $50 million contract

L. Arias - September 24, 2015

Ad Astra Rocket, the company founded by Costa Rican scientist and ex-astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz, will develop space propulsion systems for a new NASA project, the company reported this…

Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine

L. Arias - September 19, 2015

NASA's Hall of Fame astronaut and the first Tico in space, Franklin Chang Díaz, on Tuesday attended a special screening of director Ridley Scott’s new movie “The…

Will we finally be able to dislike something on Facebook?
Facebook
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Facebook
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Will we finally be able to dislike something on Facebook?

Sarah Frier | Bloomberg - September 16, 2015

How many times have you wanted to dislike something on Facebook, only to reluctantly "like" it for lack of other options. Well, Facebook Inc. is working on…

For new generation of on-camera cooks, YouTube is a FoodTube
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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For new generation of on-camera cooks, YouTube is a FoodTube

Yanan Wang | The Washington Post - August 25, 2015

Her cookbook was a bestseller last year. Episodes of her online food series, "My Drunk Kitchen," regularly go viral. And with more than 2 million subscribers, her…

Ad Astra’s deep space rocket moves into new testing phase with help from NASA
Business
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Business
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Ad Astra’s deep space rocket moves into new testing phase with help from NASA

Zach Dyer - August 11, 2015

Costa Rican astronaut Franklin Chang’s company Ad Astra Rocket has finalized a $9 million contract with NASA to help push the company's VASIMR deep space engine one step closer to flight,…

Global
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Obama finally gets a Twitter account

AFP - May 18, 2015

https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/600324682190053376 WASHINGTON, D.C. – "Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account." With that inaugural Tweet sent from a smartphone…

Twitter has a huge problem — and it’s all in your head
Business
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Business
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Twitter has a huge problem — and it’s all in your head

Caitlin Dewey | The Washington Post - April 29, 2015

Last Thursday, the social giant Twitter did a very peculiar thing: It gave its 300 million users license to ... stop tweeting. "We know it can be…

Ad Astra wins $10 million NASA contract for deep space rocket
Business
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Business
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Ad Astra wins $10 million NASA contract for deep space rocket

Zach Dyer - April 1, 2015

Ad Astra, the rocket company founded by Costa Rican astronaut Franklin Chang, announced a $10 million contract with NASA to develop deep-space propulsion technology. Spread out over…

Twitter removes fake President Luis Guillermo Solís account
Latin America
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Latin America
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Twitter removes fake President Luis Guillermo Solís account

L. Arias - December 31, 2014

Following a formal request from Casa Presidencial, the popular short-message social network Twitter confirmed on Tuesday that it had removed a fake account that had been posing…

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