The New York Times

‘History of’: The New York Times Introduced Time Capsule Marking 20th Anniversary

The New York Times has published its first online edition on Jan 22, 1996. Marking the 20th founding anniversary, the news conglomerate has launched ‘History of’, narrating chronology of the news website’s evolution and further development. The capsule offers video and audio contents including interviews with people related to the evolution.

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Silicon Valleys startup Tachyus lands $6M in funding to optimize oil and gas production

Silicon Valley, US-based tech firm Tachyus landed $6 million in a venture round led by Founders Fund to expand its workforce and use data to optimize oil and gas production.

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Yahoo Japan to take telco eAccess from Softbank in $3.2B deal

Search giant Yahoo Japan is set to take Japan-based telco eAccess from Internet firm Softbank in a deal valued at $3.2 billion (JPY324 billion) to beef up its e-commerce and advertising businesses.

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Google Glass strikes distribution partnership with Italian optical wear maker Luxottica

American Internet and tech giant Google struck a manufacture and distribution deal with Italian optical wear maker Luxottica for the future versions of its wearable Glass.

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US investors Benchmark, Fortress, and Ribbit to buy stake in Pantera's Bitcoin fund

US-based investment firms Benchmark Capital, Fortress Investment Group, and Ribbit Capital are buying a stake in Pantera Capital's Bitcoin fund called Pantera Bitcoin and committed to conduct virtual currency transactions through Pantera.

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U.S. Bank to replace customers' debit cards after data theft at US retailer Target

The data theft at American retailer Target that happened between November to December last year prompted a bank to replace all customer debit cards involved in the breach, with the new cards to be sent out soon.

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Mega buyout funds rake in the most money--Preqin

Of all the capital raised for private equity buyout funds last year, half of it went to the biggest funds, according to data published on Friday by London-based research firm Preqin.

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New York health insurer Oscar raises $30M in funding

New York City, US-based health insurer Oscar has secured $30 million in a funding round led by the Founders Fund to accelerate its expansion across the country.

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Vice Media buys New York tech firm to explore content distribution

Vice Media has bought New York-based digital company Carrot Creative to experiment with ways to distribute its editorial content, in a deal valued between $15 million to $20 million, according to a source familiar with the transaction.

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Google bought 7 robotics firms for Andy Rubin to compete with Amazon

Google acquired seven robotics firms in the past six months to create manufacturing and logistics robots for a project under Android founder Andy Rubin to compete with Amazon's flying delivery drones.

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Bitcoin and other digital currencies on the rise

Almost all cryptocurrencies (peer-to-peer digital currencies) has been growing fast over the last seven days, including Bitcoin, Litecoin, PeerCoin, Megacoin, and Namecoin, according to

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Researchers retract claim of link between Bitcoin creator and Silk Road

Israeli computer scientists Dorit Ron and Adi Shamir retreated their claims in a report they published citing a financial link between the Bitcoin payment system and the operator of Internet black market Silk Road.

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Jostens to acquire rival American Achievement

Minneapolis-based commemorative paraphernalia retailer Jostens gave its approval on the company's acquisition of rival American Achievement Group in a deal that was valued at USD500 million, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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JPMorgan finalizes USD13 billion settlement with US government

JPMorgan Chase & Co finalized a USD13-billion settlement with the US Justice Department to end a long legal fight over the bank's risky mortgage practices that helped pull down the country's economy.

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S&P downgrade lowers France's credit rating

Standard & Poor's downgraded France's credit rating from AA+ to AA, citing President Francois Hollande's ineffective growth policies.

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