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Astronomers have discovered a gigantic black hole at the heart of an ultraluminous quasar in the distant universe. The newfound cosmic monster is said to be the largest and brightest ever black hole, which dates back to a little more than 6 percent of the universe's current age of 13.8 billion years. Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe that contain supermassive black holes.
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Chines e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. bought a minor stake in Guangdong-based smartphone maker Meizu Technology Company. The investment worth $590 million in Xiaomi's minor rival is probably to make inroads in hardware business and to achieve further growth, targeting the vast potential for mobile Internet users in China. The country has nearly 650 million Internet users and 550 mill
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Vivaldi, the new web browser launched on January 27, is an instant hit with more than 500 thousand downloads in the first 10 days. The browser is targeting tech savvy power users, who want better performance and rich features from their browsers. It is available for download as a technical preview for Windows, Mac and Linux. The company has plans to launch a mobile version and tablet version soon.
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The U.S. government is setting up a new central agency to deal with cybersecurity threats around the country, according to media reports. The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will be tasked with integrating intelligence from various agencies and distributing information more broadly to...
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The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposal to revise the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' existing guidelines for federal contractors to prohibit sex discrimination at workplaces. The proposed rules would update those guidelines to align with laws, court decisions and societal...
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The American economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999, President Barack Obama said in his 2015 State of the Union Address Tuesday. The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong, the president noted.
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President Barack Obama told the American people in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday evening that the United States has turned the corner on its economic woes and is well equipped to deal with the challenges that lie ahead.